Teaching is my passion. I love teaching my lessons as well as preparing them and searching for new activities and materials. My teaching method is communicative and I use a wide range of styles and activities to engage with my students and help turn the classroom into a fun and friendly environment.
Learning Spanish is not just putting words and grammar together. It is opening a new world of opportunities. Opportunities to see new cultures, meet new people, live new experiences.
Availability: Most evenings and weekends.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: For the last few years, I have been teaching fun and engaging Spanish classes to a range of different levels. I have been successfully teaching 1 to 1 and online lessons for:
I am currently working as a Spanish tutor in an infant school and one to one tuition. Learning from such a young age increases the chance the success to become bilingual. My approach is very interactive, and I include many songs.
I prepare simple, clear and concise lessons as I know how many exams students must prepare for on top of the Spanish GCSE. I organise easy and fun lessons so that they include all the topics, grammar and vocabulary. One of my last students received a 9 in her GCSE Spanish exam, the highest mark possible! I would love to have the opportunity to help as many students as possible achieve the best mark possible.
- A-level :
When preparing students for the A2 exams I help them to become confident in the following areas:
- Speaking in a debate setting which requires research into your topic and familiarity with speaking Spanish
- Reading (reading comprehension, multiple choice questions), writing (essays on a theme), listening (understanding listening, condensing information)
- Within writing, there is also literature where you research a particular book/movie and write an extended essay on this book/movie on a theme
- Beginners to intermediate Spanish for adults
I have taught many adults working in pairs as well as small groups and this has been very enjoyable. If you are thinking to learn with your partner, your family or in small groups, it is a great opportunity to spend time learning a new language and have fun with your loved ones!
- Advanced Spanish for adults
One to one tuition with more advanced students allows the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics and listen to the Spanish news. This way the student develops listening skills and the ability to give complex opinions.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
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Excellent tutor - very catering to me as an absolute beginner. Brilliant extra materials to study alone. I would absolutely recommend.
We have now had 5 lessons with Vanessa. She is teaching my husband and myself spanish from scratch. She has a very methodical approach which she has tailored to our request to learn spanish as travellers in Spain and South America. Vanessa has a very pleasant approach and we feel we have made good progress so far.
Vanessa is a fabulous Spanish tutor, she is working wonders with my sons confidence in all areas of the gcse curriculum. Very happy with her adaptive teaching skills and as she is Spanish it really helps with getting to grips with the grammar, spellings and conversation elements required. I would totally recommend Vanessa to help your child become a confident Spanish student.
Vanessa is an extremely passionate, enthusiastic, patient and well organised tutor who makes learning Spanish good fun. I would highly recommend her!
Vanessa has been extremely good in her teaching methods.She is pleasant and has a good understanding of my needs for learning spanish
Vanessa is a very good tutor, she makes the lessons so much fun & has a lot of patience with me & my husband
Vanessa is a good communicator, the lessons are well organised, there is supplementary material provided also should you wish to work on this to make the most out of the lessons. The lessons are well paced and enjoyable. We are making good progress. Would recommend Vanessa for sure.
My daughter has had Spanish lesson with Vanessa for a month. Vanessa is well prepared for all the sessions and makes sure that the approach is appropriate to my daughters level and age. We are happy with her.
Vanessa tailors the lesson according to your way of learning. She has inspired me to keep learning Spanish and I have had a positive experience with her as my teacher.
Friendly and helpful tutor. Very flexible with time and responds very quickly.
she is very patient and welcoming I would recommend
Myself and partner have been having Spanish lessons on a weekly basis since January - Vanessa has been absolutely fantastic with us and very patient (shes needed to be!). Our lessons are always fun, she always turns up fully prepared, on time, in good spirits and always brings material for us to have.
I couldn`t recommend Vanessa more highly! :)
Very friendly and good at teaching! Would highly recommend
Excellent. Prompt and professional and our child is really at ease with the tutor.