Steven (Tutor in Harpenden)
University of Hertfordshire
Post Graduate Certificate in Modern...
French and Spanish
Information about Steven
GCSE / A level
I am a passionate and Spanish teacher with over twenty years experience.
As a former Head of Department in Modern Foreign Languages, I have taught and Spanish across the age and ability range.
I am a specialist at helping students gain confidence and achieve well in their GCSE and A level exams.
I know that the exams can cause a lot of anxiety, and I can help put students` minds to rest - for the speaking or writing parts of the exam, as well as for the listening and reading.
I use the internet and the new technologies to add depth and reinforcement to my tutoring sessions. By using these electronic materials (I have my own YouTube channel for example) student enthusiasm and learning is bolstered.
I am also happy to help adult language learners to achieve their own language learning objectives. This could be for work or for pleasure.
Perhaps you have bought a property in France and Spain and you would like to learn some or Spanish to integrate into the local community.
Or you are working in an environment where speaking or Spanish would help your job prospects.
Or you might be seeking some intellectual stimulation - learning or picking up a language again certainly stimulates the little grey cells!
In all of these cases, I believe that I can help.
I have extensive knowledge of language learning resources on the internet for adults - and these I share to add value to my classes.
Lessons can be on the internet - using Skype is free and offers excellent teaching options. I also now use gotomeeting software at no cost to the student.
The advantages of this approach are (1) no travelling, (2)learning in the comfort of your own home, (3) mutually convenient times.
I am also a experienced in working with students (especially Spanish and native speakers) to achieve their goals in the IELTS exam.
I teach online using gotomeeting software.
Availability: During the day and evenings, subject to mutually convenient times.
Weekends are also available.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have worked in three different state comprehensive schools. I was a Head of Year in one, Head of Modern Foreign Languages in another and Head of Spanish in the third. I thus have extensive experience of the UK school system.
Prior to teaching, I worked in international banking for 12 years.
Amongst a number of different assignments, I lived in Paris for two years and had front line marketing responsibility for large companies. I also worked on the Channel Tunnel project (Eurotunnel) and managerial responsibility for the bank`s operations in the Spanish market.
I have also been a tour guide in both France and Spain.
I consider myself to be a seasoned language practitioner, able to pitch my lessons at the appropriate level of challenge with humour and warmth.
I am experienced in teaching the IELTS exam to and Spanish speakers - I can often explain key points through either or Spanish which can make the process much easier for the student in what is a demanding exam.
I also specialise in tutoring the IELTS exam online to students irrespective of their maternal tongue.
Feedback For Steven (5)
Steve is an extremely reliable and experienced Spanish teacher - highly recommended!
Hi Steve. Jack says things are going well. Please let me know if there are things he needs to work on. Many thanks, Iain
My daughter thinks Steven is a very good tutor.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your feedback. It is much appreciated.
I cannot recommend Steven highly enough.