University of Sussex
11-18 Modern Foreign Languages
The University of Nottingham
French and Hispanic Studies
The University of Nottingham
French and Hispanic Studies
Information about Matthew
I am a professional and experienced qualified teacher who is passionate about helping students succeed and achieve their potential. I have experience in tutoring on a 1 to 1 basis across all age ranges.
I am a big believer in personalised learning therefore I like to tailor a programme of study to meet your needs. Each learner is different and so it is important to adapt and use a range of teaching styles and methods to find the ones that work for you. Where my tuition is supporting you in your study of languages at secondary school, I like to ensure that what we do builds on, and links to, what you have been studying in class. Above all I believe learning should be fun and relevant to you and so I put this at the heart of my teaching.
Availability: Weekdays including evenings
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have over four years experience teaching languages in state secondary schools working with students aged 11-18. I have detailed knowledge of French and Spanish GCSE and NVQ syllabuses and specifications, having taught and examined these courses. I also have experience of teaching A level and primary languages. I have worked with students from a wide range of backgrounds with a variety of special educational needs. I have studied languages to degree level and lived, worked and taught abroad in both France and Spain.
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Feedback For Matthew (26)
Solid Spanish tutor who has been a big help during lockdown.
Excellent tutor - thorough, professional and approachable cannot recommend highly enough! My daughter moved schools midway through year 8 and had to switch from French to Spanish, so she had a year and a half of teaching to catch up on. I love that sessions are 100% productive, every minute is useful, but at the same time my daughter is completely at ease, happy to ask questions and participate fully. In just a few months Matt has got her caught up on virtually everything and shes feeling confident about her Spanish GCSE course 😊;
Experience Tutor, with a structured approach.
Matt delivers high quality lessons, always tailored to individual needs of the student. He has great knowledge of ks3 Spanish curriculum as well as knowledge of Spanish GCSC exam structure and expectations.
Matt`s 1-hour lessons with my 15yo daughter have been brilliant. Through those and the homework he sets her, he has helped her confidence in Spanish immensely as she prepares for her GCSE exams. I recommend him very highly.
Matt is excellent. He has been incredibly helpful in fixing the gaps in my Yr11 son`s Spanish learning caused by lost lessons during the pandemic. My son had virtually written off Spanish due to so little teaching in his school but Matt`s help and support has completely turned it around in just a few weeks - my son has gone from being content to just about pass his Spanish GCSE to now striving for an A. My son has found Matt easy and friendly to work with.
We are so pleased to have found Matthew . He is brilliant! from the start he was able to identify exactly what my son needed and tailored the learning with work in the lesson and with homework. Hes really engaging and my son is enjoying the lesson and learning so much- giving him confidence.
A great teacher with solid knowledge of both French and teaching techniques. Would certainly recommend him to friends, family, and you.
He has been looking after my son (22 yr old in Y7)s Spanish in the last few months. He is super organized. Also he provides extra support outside the lesson (check the homework in advance and revert with corrections before the next lesson day). I can recommend him.
Matthew is an excellent tutor. My son has really benefited from his patient, friendly and positive teaching. The lessons are very well prepared and planned at an appropriate level, relaxed but with a good pace and challenge. There are good resources provided which are easy to access. Matthew carefully and accurately assesses where there are strengths as well as gaps in learning, and tailors the lessons accordingly. He provides some very useful revision in between sessions which is followed up in subsequent lessons. Matthew`s lessons have given my son a great boost to his confidence in Spanish, and he is really enjoying them.
Matthew is brilliant, I would highly recommend him.
Excellent teacher , uses very innovative teaching methods and my teenage daughter is really enjoying her Spanish and feels much more confident about it
I am really enjoying my Spanish lessons with Matt and for the first time ever I finally get Ser and Estar 👏; Matt is really good at sending extra links to support learning outside of the lesson - I recommend Matt 100%
Matthew is a great tutor. He is patient and thoughtful. He prepares and supplies materials for the lessons and always follows up with an email summary for our next session. Matthew is extremely professional but approachable and friendly too. Highly recommended.
Adult learner - After a few weeks with Matthew I can say that my Spanish has improved considerably and I am more confident in all aspects of the language. Lessons are well structured and interesting and Matthew is adept at identifying which areas need work and tailoring lessons to those needs.
Matthew is knowledgeable, helpful, flexible and very pleasant to deal with.
Matt is working my son on his GCSE Spanish. he`s very organised and lays out a good plan and a range of support tools for my son. Very friendly and personable.
In the short time Matthew has been helping our son with French we have noticed both a marked improvement in his attitude to learning and his confidence. Although it is early days we feel he will be much better placed to achieve a good GCSE grade and get much more pleasure from learning a language.
Matt is an excellent tutor with a great sense of humour. He helped my daughter enormously.
Matthew is an excellent tutor. He is very thorough and provides well-prepared and valuable sessions.
Matt assessed my Spanish ability in our first lesson, and tailors the lesson well according to this. Great mix of speaking,listening and reading.Really enjoying and feeling much more confident with my spanish now.
Matt has been for three lessons and already we are seeing a difference in my daughters Spanish. Matt has proved to be professional but engaging. Clearly knows his subject. He plans his lessons well and provides excellent after lesson feedback and suggestions. Really pleased.
So far my daughter has only spent an hour with Matt but she says she understood more in that hour about the Spanish language than she ever did at school. She has some real enthusiasm now which she never had before. I can highly recommend Matt & this site
Matthew taught my 13 year old son French weekly for half a term. Within this period of time he managed to help my son get to grips with French in a way that his class teacher hadn`t in 4 terms. He was always well prepared and diligent as well as friendly and motivating him. Wouldn`t hesitate to recommend.
Matthew has recently starting tutoring our son in French and Spanish at AS level. We have been incredibly impressed so far as he has accurately assessed our son`s needs and is working with him in clear, logical steps. He is very knowledgable about the requirements of each exam board and is providing excellent feedback and action steps between the sessions. We would highly recommend Matthew as a tutor.