Laura (Tutor in London)
University of Roehampton
Modern Foreign Languages
Journalism and Media Studies
Information about Laura
Hi guys, my name is Laura, a native Spanish folk living in London for almost 5 years. I am a very organised and straightforward professional, who loves to teach and to learn from the students. I have a positive and confident approach to work. Whether you are interested just to have an approach, or improve your vocabulary for a trip or get deeper into the language, I can help you. I have a long and consolidated experience teaching Spanish, both in Spain and London, and an good knowledge of the National Curriculum.
I strongly believe that the only way to learn a language is having fun and using the mistakes to improve the student`s knowledge about this beautiful language.
Availability: At the moment, I can only teach after 4.30 pm on the weekdays and any time on the weekends. This situation may change as I am going to start working part time in the Primary School I am working at because I want to focus on tutoring.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: Tutoring Experience:
I have over 3 years of experience teaching Spanish as Foreign Language and working in schools across London. I am a journalist and a qualified Spanish Teacher with a good knowledge of the National Curriculum. I was working in Primary and Secondary Schools across South West London so I teach English and Maths for Primary children.
Currently, I am working at Queensmill Primary and Secondary School. I`ve been working at the school for one year. Queensmill Primary & Secondary School is an outstanding provision for children and young people with autism. The school has partnerships with mainstream schools what enable children to access learning with the help of bespoke programmes carefully adapted. I have been working at the Secondary Department with young people whose age range between 13 and 18 years old. Furthermore, I am working part time at the Cervantes Institute as a Language Assistant . It is addressed to Spanish students who are in B1-B2 and C1 level. It encourages the interaction with native speakers and builds up their confidence when speaking Spanish in different situations. There is a topic which is previously set by the organisers.
Previously, I worked at Battersea Spanish School which was very enrichment. I was involved in the Spanish Conversation Course. The methodology was to bring up an interesting topic and discuss it during half an hour. At the second part of the lesson, the teacher explained colloquial expressions or false friends and pronunciation mistakes. Everything was surrounded by a fun environment where everyone learns through mistakes. I got an amazing training for my future career as a Spanish Instructor.
My first experience in education was as a Supply Teacher for Primary Schools across South West London for over a year. Ive been in more than 10 schools. I was involved in the schools policies, always following their ethos and values.
In the meantime, I was tutoring children and adults with great results.
I do private lessons, from beginners (A1-A2) to upper-intermediate (B1-B2) or advanced (C1-C2). I have experience in GCES and A levels exams (Key Stage 3-4-5) with great results, following the structure of the national curriculum for MFL in Secondary schools. Once I test the level of the students, I set up a list of contents regarding her/his level and objectives. I explain what I expect from them and they tell me what they expect from me, so that it is easier to decide a realistic learning plan. I use different official materials which combine theory and exercises: grammar structures, vocabulary, writing and listening-speaking. I always end each lesson reviewing all the contents, to make sure the student has understood tougher parts of the lesson. I strongly believe that the only way to learn a language is having fun and using the mistakes to improve the student`s knowledge about this beautiful language. I am currently working through two agencies which can provide reference. Some of my achievements were that students passed the GCSE exams with A and A*, choosing Spanish for their A Levels Exams. Another student is preparing A Levels Exams in Spanish to get into a Diploma in Translation.