As a Head of the Languages Department and Primary and Secondary Teacher in a school in Leighton Buzzard for over 10 years, I believe I am the right language tutor for you!
I'm fluent in Spanish, ( my native language) French, and English and have spent many years teaching and studying languages. I completed a bachelor's degree in Spanish and English at Manchester/ALmeria University (2008) and studied Spanish and English Literature in school (GCSE and A-Level) so I know how daunting grammar can sometimes feel and how stressful language/literature exams can be... but also how great it feels when you finally start getting it!
On the language side of things, I can help you with your writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and exam technique. I can help you with conversational skills if you're just looking to go traveling or make Spanish/French friends.
On the literature side of things, a large part of my degree was literature-based, so I would be very happy to help any Literature students if you are struggling with the subject.
If you're in school and really want to get an A/A* (7/8/9), I can make sure you achieve your goal. Whatever your current grade, an A/ A*/7/8/9 is achievable. I have taught these exams for many years so I know how they work and how you can do well in them. We will work closely with the syllabus and go through some secrets of exam technique to make sure you get a top grade.
Alternatively, if you're wanting to learn languages for travel or business purposes (or just for fun!) we can tailor the lessons 100% to suit your needs. I also teach courses to adults from beginners to advanced and I always tailored to each student's need. I also teach English to foreigners to achieve the Cambridge Examinations ( A1 to C1).
I effectively deliver and plan online outstanding lessons and the feedback that I have received from parents, pupils, and adult learners have always been very stimulating. I strongly believe in the student centered-approach as always shown in my lesson plans. I believe that all students are individuals with very specific needs so differentiation has always been at the forefront of my teaching practice. I find it very important to address any students’ needs in order to get the best potential out of every single student. I am successful in establishing high expectations of behavior in the classroom whilst still developing positive relationships with my classes.
I love online teaching as well as face to face. I have been doing online experience for the last 5 years and I have helped most of my students to achieve an excellent language level. I use Google Meets, Google Classroom, or even Skype for online teaching. I generally send and post great, fun, and genuine resources so that the student can access them easily and successfully. There are so many fun online resources that I could provide you to enhance your language skills, especially in Speaking; what a great way to speak the language with a native speaker! You will also gain a broad cultural awareness and your fluency and pronunciation will speed up!
Contact me and ask what it is that you need and I will make sure you will get the best of your language skills!
On the other hand, I am a 200hr yoga certified instructor for the last 2 years and I can give you online 1-1 lessons from beginners to more advanced practitioners. I can also give the online yoga class via zoom to you and your whole family! If you have children, you will be glad to know that I have trained to teach kids yoga and I have been organizing yoga workshops in primary and secondary schools.
I can teach these subjects in English, French and British Sign Language. I am employed as a support/activity worker and sales assistant. I am also a volunteer online tutor with RefuNet and a volunteer Brownie leader. I have a degree in human biology and an HND in French. From September, I will be completing PGCE in Primary Education. My hobbies and interests include creative writing, researching the Titanic and collecting related memorabilia, voluntary and charity work, listening to music and most forms of arts/crafts. I am based in Southport but I am willing to travel up to 1 mile. I have a vast amount of experience with all ages and abilities. Regularly, I babysit 2 boys, one of whom has autism and the other has ADHD.
Online courses and face to face training:
2021: Data protection; level 1, 2 and 3 safeguarding children; customer service skills; communication skills; creative writing skills; autism awareness; integrating care: depression, anxiety and physical illness; PSHE education: helping children navigate a complex world; COVID 19: helping young people manage low mood and depression; testing times in the classroom: challenges of 21st-century education; gender representation in the medial understanding gender inequality; teaching students who have suffered complex trauma; transforming education in challenging environments; emotions and emotional disorders; mental health first aid
2020: Resilience training; first aid; challenging behaviour training; level 1, 2 and 3 food safety and hygiene; food allergen awareness
2019: Level 1 and 2 safeguarding adults; why we post: the anthropology of social media; literature and mental health: reading for wellbeing; dyslexia awareness; caring for people with psychosis and schizophrenia