Taruna

Taruna

Northwood Tutor

I am a 34 year old mother of one ,reading for an Open University Degree in french and Spanish . I am currently in my final year at the Advanced level. I also have a first degree in Business administration from the University of Guyana ,South America. I come from a family of teachers and I also aspire to be a teacher one day.

My first language is English but I have spent over 21 years learning and speaking spanish . I had a very rich and varied childhood spent in many different countries, hence my love for languages. I am very confident and love working with children and stimulating their young minds . Spanish has been a childhood passion. Hence, I have extensive aspirations to teach this beautiful language .

Tutoring Experience

I have worked as a Spanish teacher in South America for approximately three years where I taught children whose age range from 5 to 17. I have been employed on a full time basis for the past 6 years and tutor part time.
I tutor kids aged 5 to 11 and students preparing for GCSE and A level . I also tutor adults or anyone looking to acquire Spanish speaking skills or even to brush up on their already existing Spanish skills.

Tutoring Approach

With a foreign language, it is important to remember what you have been taught. Therefore, repetition is very important to me and I ensure that this is included and developed in my teaching strategy. I work on the four components of language learning; listening , reading , writing and speaking and use a wide range of exercises to develop students' confidence. Sometimes I use the media in the form of tapes, CDs , DVDs , films( for older students) , songs, etc to make the language fun.

For new students, I first give a core lesson, which is followed up by numerous practice exercises and homework to ensure that the lesson is fully understood. From time to time, I revert to core lessons and give mini tests to ensure that students are on top of their learning.

For GCSE and A level students, I tailor learning according to their needs with lots of emphasis on working and understanding past papers and answers. I first have a chat with the student to find out where he/ she is at their stage of learning, what are their weak points and which points need more work. I then develop a learning program to strengthen their skills and to inject confidence and accuracy into their weak language areas.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Guyana2002BachelorsDegree
The Open university2011BachelorsDegree in French and Spanish in progress

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Subjects taught
Spanish
Primary£16
Secondary£16
GCSE£18
A-Level£18