Virginia

Virginia

Slough Tutor

I am a qualified teacher from Argentina and have been teaching Spanish in the UK since 2002. I am originally from Mendoza, the beautiful mountain region in the west of Argentina, where I trained as a teacher of English as a Foreign language.

Tutoring Experience

Before coming to the UK, I taught English in Argentina for three years. I worked in primary and secondary schools and also in language academies for adults. In 2002 I spent eight months in Alaska in an exchange programme teaching Spanish in a primary school. I then went to Reading to work in a secondary school and taught from beginners to A-levels for six years. As I worked, I converted my teaching degree from Argentina and gained Qualified Teacher Status for the UK. Then I moved into Oxford to work in a boarding school as the Head of Spanish for 8 years until I got married and started teaching privately. In August 2018, we moved to Slough where I continue to give private tuition and run group courses for various levels.

Tutoring Approach

I aim to make learning fun in a relaxed atmosphere and always encourage students to express themselves the best way they can. I use a variety of interesting resources including films, music and literature. I make sure the level is right to help students progress smoothly and effectively and always give lots of opportunities for practicing the new language.
www.joyfulspanish.com

LanguagesSpanish
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina2000PGCEProfesora Universitaria de Inglés para Nivel Inicial, Polimodal y Avanzado
Reading University2007QTSQTS - Overseas Trained Teacher Programme

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Subjects taught
Spanish
Primary£35
Secondary£40
GCSE£40
A-Level£45
University£50
Casual Learner£40