Information About Sonia - Dundee tutor - (12 reviews)
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I am a native Spanish teacher holding a teaching qualification in Secondary Education from the Complutense University from Madrid (2005) and a teaching qualification in Further Education from Stirling University (2013).
At present, I teach Spanish at Abertay University, at the Tayside Language Centre and privately.
I have been teaching Spanish for the past 8 years in Dundee. During this time, I have taught Spanish for holidays and business courses. I have also supported students to successfully pass their exams (CGSEs, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher, etc … ).
Throughout my teaching years, I have become very aware of the aspects of the language that students find challenging and how to help students to successfully become fluent…
I am an enthusiastic and flexible teacher who prepares interactive lessons based on the student's needs and requirements. I encourage students to speak as much as Spanish possible during the lessons.
I explain how the grammar works and how the language is used.
In my lessons I make use of a rich variety of learning sources:handouts, audio files, videos, books, the news, Spanish films and documentaries.
Students’ feedback has been extremely positive and many have commented on the positive aspects of being taught by a native speaker who knows and understands both languages and cultures.
My own contextualised resources have also proven to be successful, by finding many students being extremely pleased for working on contextualised/current/relevant handouts that teach, both, vocabulary within a context and the "logic" of how the language is used. Most resources are structured in units and each unit includes plenty of exercises to put into practice the student's speaking/listening and writing skills.
I offer either one-to-one tuition or "groups of two" classes
Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- STIRLING UNIVERSITity (2013) - COLLEGE LECTURER (TQFE) (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- THE OPEN UNIVERSITY (2011) - English modules from Bachelors in Modern Languages (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID (2005) - SECONDARY TEACHER (PGDE) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (2000) - PHYSICS (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
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Very professional and accommodating tutor!
Muchas gracias Sonia!
Very professional with good teaching techniques and a great learning environment.
In a relatively short time I feel I have built effectively on my previous limited knowledge of Spanish -- especially reading, pronounciation , understanding and writing
You are always very well organised and prepared and your sessions are purposeful and fun
I look forward to further sessions and especially a concentration on my conversational skills
Your facilities are also excellent for intensive one to one tutoring
Overall I also view your tutoring as tremendous value
La conversación en un **E-mail Address Removed** siempre la "recta final" del aprendizaje. No me cabe duda, que vas a seguir mejorando mucho.
She explains things clearly and, although grammatical rules are important to her, she also has an eye on what is important rather than getting bogged down in too much detail. I'm a beginner, more or less, but I suspect that she would be excellent at any level.
A talented teacher.
No me cabe duda de que llegarás tan lejos con el idioma como quieras.
You are an incredible student and you will get as far as you wish with your Spanish!!