¡Hola! My name is Miss Drew and I`ve been a Spanish tutor for 13 years.
Since 2003, I have tutored many adults, exam students and children, as well as a portfolio of corporate clients including the Foreign Office, the BBC, the NHS, Premiership football clubs, Admiral PLC, PHS Group PLC, Atradius and The History Channel.
I was schooled at The Old Palace School of John Whitgift for Girls in Surrey, ranked in the top 100 Independent Schools league table. I studied European Studies and later Spanish at Cardiff University where I obtained a BA Honours Degree, having studied and worked abroad in Galicia.
Upon graduation, I worked as a Financial and Business Analyst for Citigroup and Thomson Reuters in the City of London, in various client-facing positions liaising with Spanish and French companies.
I have also been a regular contributor on BBC Radio in relation to various Spanish-speaking topics.
Last summer, I took a sabbatical and travelled to Central America, visiting Mexico, Guatemala, Belize and Cuba.
I speak fluent Spanish, French, Gujarati and conversational Italian. I also tutor English having obtained my TEFL qualification.
I believe with my qualifications, experience, dedication to teaching and my knowledge of Spain and Central/South America, you will learn Spanish in an engaging, professional environment and reach your Spanish goals!
Availability: Teaching Hours: I teach from 8am 9pm, Mondays to Fridays and also some Saturdays and Sundays. Lesson times are flexible and I will do my best to fit classes around your schedule.
Teaching Locations: I teach in London, at students` homes or offices and increasingly by Skype.
Contact Hours: I am available by phone and email Monday to Sunday, 8am 9pm
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have vast experience teaching students of all levels and ages:Contact this Tutor
If you are Beginners or Intermediate level, my classes will help you to grasp the basics of the language and increase your command of the language, making you more confident in your core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. These classes are suitable for students who wish to improve their everyday Spanish knowledge and want a broad overview of topics, including holiday Spanish. Classes can also be tailored to a specialism you may be interested in, for example, medicine, law, culture, sport and education.
Pre-GCSE, GCSE, AS and A2 Level Spanish:
Exam classes place emphasis on revising grammar, verb tenses and topic-specific vocabulary. These classes also focus on developing ideas and opinions and utilising exam techniques such as mind mapping, how to learn from mistakes, improving translation skills, essay writing and planning, understanding what examiners are looking for in answers and how to check your work. For AS/A2 level, syllabus topics will be studied as will literature and film. I have experience in tutoring across all examination boards including AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB, CIE and WJEC.
These are suitable for students who wish to achieve their goals by a specific deadline, whether its one week or 3 months.
Business classes are for students who wish to improve their business Spanish and want either a broad overview of topics, or concentrate on a business specialism. I currently have Business students working in the IT, finance, insurance, medical, law, broadcasting, technology and waste management sectors. You will learn business phrases that you are likely to use for business trips, emails, conferences, projects and other business context communication. I also incorporate Spanish business cultures and etiquette. Past and present business clients include the BBC, the NHS, the Foreign Office, Admiral PLC, PHS Group PLC, Atradius and The History Channel.
Childrens Spanish classes place emphasis on fun and learning - I use a variety of interactive resources such as wall charts, maps, flashcards, games, colouring sheets, memory cards, music and songs, apps and puzzles. For younger children, resources are colourful, easy to use and exploratory. For older children, a beginners childrens textbook is used and supplemented with lots of interactive worksheets and games.
Spanish by Skype:
Online classes are ideal for students who have busy schedules or want to learn from the comfort of their own home or office and are particularly great for improving conversation and listening. During class, we can read, speak and listen to each other. Through the music player you will also be able to hear the listening exercises in the textbook. There is also an Instant Messaging board so that we can write notes and corrections and attachments can be emailed during class.
English tuition: I have experience of teaching English at all levels, from beginners to business, across various nationalities. Classes focus many on speaking and listening, with reading, grammar and vocabulary exercises also. Classes can be tailored to a specialism if required, e.g., exam level or business English. Intensive and Skype classes are also possible.