Sara

Sara

Putney Tutor

I am a specialist in Foreign Languages teaching and I am absolutely committed to help students that have experienced difficulties in learning foreign languages. The success of my students is a reward for me.

Tutoring Experience

I have twelve years teaching experience.I lived and worked in Spain, Portugal, France, US and UK. I am currently teaching MFL in a London school. I taught all levels and I taught at the University of California before I moved to UK with my family.

I am experienced in teaching across a range of age groups, including class-based and individual tuition British Spanish, French, Portuguese and Latin GCSEs and A-Levels and also conversational and business ‘survival course’, ‘banking’, Spanish and Portuguese.

Tutoring Approach

For pupils up to 16:
Role-plays is a good way to get students really involved in an exercise and sometimes they don´t have the opportunity to practice it at school as much as the teachers would like and is required for exams.

I use a variety of teaching techniques VAK: visual for the visual learners; auditory techniques as well as is very important for learning foreign languages and Kinesthetic for these kinds of learners.

I plan and arrange classes differently to fit pupils' needs - "it isn't one size fits all!"

For Adults:
Usually when the customer doesn't have any specific topic to learn, I will tailor lessons and set up objectives for each lesson.

Finally, I just want to say that learning a language is more than repeating sentences, so I absolutely agree with the words of Professor Richard Hudson: "What we're moving towards now is teaching which still has the aim of producing fluent language speakers, and still has a lot of emphasis on realistic situations, but with a lot more emphasis on making children aware of how the language actually works."

LanguagesPortuguese, English (British), French, Italian, Latin, Spanish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Porto1999BachelorsPost Degree in Teaching Foreign Languages
UK Department of Education2003QTSModern Languages and Literature
University of Porto1998BachelorsModern Languages and Literature

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Subjects taught
FrenchOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£35£31.50
Secondary£45£40.50
GCSE£45£40.50
SpanishOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£35£31.50
Secondary£45£40.50
GCSE£45£40.50
A-Level£45£40.50
University£60£54
Casual Learner£45£40.50
LatinOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£35£31.50
Entrance ExamsOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£40£36
Secondary£45£40.50