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Alexia (Tutor in London)

Alexia
Alexia
Tutor
London, London
Feedback Score:
+13
Member Since: 11/09/2016
Last Login: 3 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 8 hours
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Qualifications

QTS
Department of Education
Qualified Teacher Status
QTS  (2014)
PGCE
Goldsmiths, University of London
MFL - Spanish and French
2:1  (2013)
Degree
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Madri...
Media and Cultural Studies - Market...
2:1  (2009)
BA
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
Journalism
2:1  (2007)
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All rates listed here go directly to the tutor - we don't charge commission for this tutor.
Rates summary: 50.00 to 80.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Spanish£50.00£55.00£65.00£70.00£80.00£50.00

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Information about Alexia

I am a Spanish teacher, native speaker who is working in a Grammar School as Head of Spanish.

I am from Madrid, Spain and I came to London 8 years ago. I have worked in teaching since I came and I have plenty of experience with students as I am Head of Spanish and also Gifted and Talented coordinator in a secondary school in south west London. I studied Journalism as a degree in Spain, therefore I have plenty of knowledge of literature and history of Spain, very important for A level, especially for essays and IRPs.

I have a good record of excellent results in my key exam groups due to having a deep knowledge and understanding of what the exam boards require in the new specifications. I obtained this good knowledge as I became an external examiner to know first hand what is expected from students.

I know very well EDEXCEL and AQA exam boards so I know perfectly how the IGCSE, GCSE and A LEVEL exams are or how the students need to be prepared before their examination. My exam results last year were excellent : 91% achieved 9-7 (old grades a*-a) and 53% of that 91 achieved grade 8-9 (old grades A*-A)


I have plenty of experience helping student boosting their grades and success in their exams which have been proved in the feedback from parents (please see the feedback section). I tailor the lessons according to the students` needs and I teach depending of your child learning style and his/her weakest points. I provide excellent exam techniques that help student to become confident on how to face the exam to be able to aim for the highest marks in GCSE and A level.
I can also provide real materials to reinforce what your child has learned in school or I can introduce new and more elaborated content to boost your child grade to his/her best ability.

With the recent major overhaul of GCSEs and A Levels, it is a great challenge for schools to cover all the course content in class and prepare students thoroughly for the external examinations. With large class sizes and often a lack of individual speaking practice, pupils can lack confidence and not achieve their full potential in their exams or lessons in school.This overwhelm students and could stress them as they may find they have not had enough time or opportunities to prepare themselves for the Speaking Exam or writing skills.

Students usually feel they are not able to succeed in their examinations, but with motivation and focusing in grammar and other skills needed to be able to achieve a good grade.

Regarding A level, I know perfectly how to help students to obtain the highest scores in their exams as I am an external examiner who marks A level exam for Edexcel and i was marking for AQA in the last 3 years. I have attended numerous workshops for films and literature, besides my knowledge obtained from my Journalism degree and Spanish schooling.

I have been described as a friendly, warm and enthusiastic person who gets very well with young people, therefore students do not take tuition as something tedious and boring.


I am willing to travel to your place. Available after 5 pm as I work in a school and need some time to travel.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Adios :)

Alexia


Notes:

Lessons during weekends, half terms or Easter/Christmas holidays have an increment of £15 per hour on top of the normal rate.

Please note that if the event that a lesson had to be cancelled, I would appreciate a 24 hour notice, otherwise the session will have to be reimbursed.

Availability: Monday-Thursday 5-9pm
Fridays 5-7pm
I am available during weekends on request with an increment on top of the rate. Please see notes.

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Morning
Afternoon
After School
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Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: I work daily with students in the secondary school and I have also been working as a private tutor since 2013. I am aware of the new GCSE and A level criteria and I know different exam boards criteria such as AQA, Edexcel, OCR..
I also have experience teaching adults and business people, and beginners of all ages.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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Feedback For Alexia (13)
We have a total of 13 review(s) for Alexia.

Monica (Ms)
20/06/2019

5/5 Rating

Alexia is a pleasant and highly competent teacher, who has given my daughter the ability along with confidence to sit her GCSE Spanish. Her experience as an examiner has also been invaluable. Both myself and my daughter highly recommend Alexia.


Julia (Mrs)
16/04/2019

5/5 Rating

My daughter was really struggling with her GCSE Spanish & so we arranged several tutorials with Alexia to help. The improvement has been quick & clear and she has grown in confidence for her oral exam especially. Alexia is always prompt and very flexible with her timings. Although the GCSE has not yet been taken, I have no hesitation in recommending Alexia as a private tutor.

Tutors Response :

Dear Julia!
Thanks for your nice words! I couldn’t be happier when you texted me the other day saying Abby achieved a grade 8! I am so glad she put in practice the strategies I gave her and she managed to improve so much in just two months and go two grades up since I worked with her! All the best in her A level!


Susan (Mrs)
02/03/2019

5/5 Rating

Professional and reliable. My son seems to be happy with his lessons and we are happy with the improvement in his confidence.


Haroon (Mr)
28/01/2019

5/5 Rating

Very good tutor who provides my daughter with a lot of help by marking all of her essays and giving feedback, and also gives lots of very helpful notes.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your words. I was very happy to hear from Aliza that she got an A in her Spanish A level.
All the best for her in her gap year!


Sue (Mrs)
12/10/2018

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher. Thorough, engaging and fun approach to teaching Spanish. I am amazed at how much I have grasped in just a short space of time and Alexia makes the lesson highly engaging and stimulating. I would highly recommend her - a very talented and dedicated teacher.


Agnes (Mrs)
10/10/2018

5/5 Rating

Alexia is a great tutor, enthusiastic and engaging. She is patient and encouraging and gets things done. Strongly recommended.


Wendy (Dr)
08/10/2018

5/5 Rating

My daughter is very happy with Alexia. She is personable and approachable and appears well orientated to the A-level syllabus.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Wendy.
I really enjoyed working with Jemima as she was a hard working student. Achieving an A grade in such a difficult course like A level Spanish, is not easy. She progressed a lot. I am very proud of her. I am sure she will enjoy her gap year and later on her language careers. Congratulate her! :)
All the best


Julia (Mrs)
20/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Alexia has been tutoring my daughter for A level Spanish for several months. Alexia has made a huge difference to my daughters level of understanding, grammar and conversation. Her confidence has grown and her grades have improved significantly

Alexia provides relevant resources and manages to make each lesson different and interesting.

I would highly recommend Alexia as a tutor.


Effie (Mrs)
19/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Thorough and always well prepared. Impressive progress in just 3 months.


Seema (Mrs)
30/05/2018

5/5 Rating

Alexia is a fantastic tutor and is currently tutoring my daughter in A’level Spanish.
She is extremely knowledgable, very helpful and always punctual. She is always very well
prepared for each lesson with plenty of resources.
She has a thorough knowledge of the syllabus and we would most definitely recommmemd her as a Spanish tutor.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks for your kind words Seema! Anika texted me saying she achieved an A in her A level. I am so proud of her!


Sofia (Miss)
09/05/2018

5/5 Rating

Alexia has been teaching my son A level Spanish for four months.
She is an excellent tutor who knows the syllabus well and so can help greatly with exam techniques, orals and literature.
Alexia is punctual and friendly and I would highly recommend her for A level tuition but also for any other age group.

Tutors Response :

Many thanks for your lovely words Sofia. Helping Matteo to achieve a grade A in his A level Spanish was a pleasure. I am sure he is enjoying his time in university. All the best in his studies.


Susanna (Ms)
21/04/2018

5/5 Rating

Terrific - helpful, focused, supportive and knowledgeable. Alexia has also accommodated extra sessions when needed at short notice. We really appreciate her support for our 16 year old GCSE Spanish student.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Susanna for your kind words! Sam was a very good student and I knew that putting in place those exam techniques we went through in the sessions, he would achieve a high grade in his GCSE. I am glad to know that he got an 8 in his overall grade. I am sure he is enjoying A level course. All the best! :)


Carol (Mrs)
25/03/2018

4/5 Rating

Great approach to teaching and a style that works for my son. Friendly, positive, focused and super encouraging. Highly recommend.


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