Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
Information about Iciar
I am an experience GCSE and adults online and in person Spanish tutor used to online from long ago.
I was born in Madrid but I live in Richmond with my family and I hold a Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
I am a passionate and highly motivated native Spanish tutor, and I glad to say my GCSE students got excellent results this year.
I also have the pleasure to tutor adults (professionals and retired people).
I adapt my lessons to the students and their school program, in order to complement and not confuse their progress. I am trained to teach the tricky spanish language issues in a different and efficient way (i.e. when to use each past tense, por/para, ser/estar, idioms, subjunctive, etc.)
I also train the students to get the most marks possible while taking the exam (the use of different tenses, idioms, comparatives, etc.) and we practice in one to one basis.
I always offer homework and a copy of the lesson to the students so they can practice between lessons if they wish (I use youtube, google classroom, flash cards, games, and other useful and easy applications online).
Some of my adult students start from scratch and other students have a good level but they wish to improve certain mistakes or just the oral skills.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss your case. I will be glad to give you any advice I can.
Availability: Mornings, afternoons and evenings. Please check with me.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have three years of experience (online and in person tutoring): I am a native (from Spain) and I also hold a Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language as well as a Honours Degree in Business and Economics.
You may please check my reviews. My students are my best resume.
GCSE: I glad to say my GCSE students got excellent results. I am a volunteer in the MFL School were I work everyweek.
Adult beginners: I also have the pleasure to tutor adults (professionals and retired people) and they learn fast Spanish for Travel and basic needs.
Adult intermmediate /advanced: I am an expert in tricky spanish grammar issues like ser and estar, por and para, subjuntive, ...when to use each past.... I also prepare conversation, listening and reading homework and activities to stimulate learning.
Feedback For Iciar (18)
Ive been working with Iciar for a number of months and the lessons have been great. She is very passionate about the language and culture and has excellent resources & tools to help enhance the learning process. Can definitely recommend
My son chose Iciar, he said that she was hands down the best Spanish teacher. She has been helping him with bridging gaps left from the Covid pandemic. We have stuck with her as she is simply brilliant , it really is as simple as that ! She takes the time and effort to prepare lessons and the materials properly. We are grateful as this has saved him time and we have seen an improvement, as has his school teachers. You seriously can`t go wrong with choosing her. The bonus was that she is Spanish herself and conducts the lessons in Spanish and gets the kids used to the accent and flow. Punctual, accommodating and emails resources after the lessons and shares her all the resources with students. What more can a parent ask for ? Thank you Iciar ! ***** stars for you & thoroughly deserved.
Great teacher. Gives extra work to help student progress and puts in 110% effort! Would definitely recommend!
We would definitely recommend lessons with Iciar. My daughter is in Y9 and lessons with Iciar have really helped her and she has become more confident. Iciar has a great attitude to lessons and they are always very engaging. Thank you!
Iciar is a very patient, and well organised tutor. She always structures her lessons to our needs and gives us plenty of useful exercises to do in between lessons. She teaches my wife and I at the same time and we both look forward to our lesson each week. We would highly recommend Iciar for anyone looking for a spanish tutor.
Iciar is a brilliant teacher - she really helped me improve my confidence and I definitely saw an improvement with writing, speaking and grammar. She created fun and engaging lessons which, as well as working on formal aspects, introduced me to different parts of Spanish culture and colloquial language. This made lessons very enjoyable and something I always looked forward to. The homework she set and the feedback she provided also aided me to improve and stay curious outside of class time.
She is one of the excellent teacher what I have ever seen. She is very cooperative, sincere and always on time. My boy is improving his subject after taking lessons from her.
Tutors Response :
Thank you very much for your feedback! It is really a pleasure to tutor you. Both in person and online.
Fantastic tutor! She is a really engaging, enthusiastic and a patient tutor. Iciars lessons are excellent, I am always looking forward to the next lesson of Spanish. She is very organised and models the lessons around your needs. She gives plenty of homework related to the topics, grammar, etc she taught in class to be able to practice at home. Very patient and encouraging.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for your feedback....
It is really a pleasure tutoring you, such a hardworking and talented student.
We`ll get to the C2 in no time!!!!!!!!
It is a pleasure to be taught by Iciar. Her passion for teaching is palpable. She is methodical and organises and plans her lessons well, at the right pitch for the student. The resources she uses and shares are excellent. I feel I am in good hands!
Tutors Response :
Thank you very much for your feedback.
It is a great pleasure to teach you and I am sure you will get fluent very soon.
Looking forward to keep seeing your progress.
It is all your doing, I can only guide you.
Excellent tutor....very practical, provided excellent collateral...also pushed me along with my studies..... I highly recommend....
We are very happy with Iciar. She is extremely reliable and organised and has an excellent teaching style.
Iciar is the best teacher I have ever had! She tailors each lesson according to my needs and teaches in a way that makes sense to me! I would highly recommend her anyone who would like to learn Spanish. She is the best!
Iciar quickly adapts the level to meet yours, while at the same time demands your full focus and intensity to learn as much as possible during the lessons. Fantastic so far, would recommend to anyone.
As an adult beginner in Spanish, the thought of learning a new language was daunting. Iciar has been fantastic and patient from the very first lesson. Her structured lessons and learning materials are user friendly and really easy to follow. The electronic material she gives you can easily be studied on the way to / from work which is great. My Spanish is improving a lot each week and learning it has been and continues to be a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommend!
Very organised with clear, structured lessons suited for the topic. Is very well prepared for the sessions with a lot of background work that has evidently gone in into preparing the material.
Iciar is a very good tutor, well organised, helpful and patient.
Great tutor, actually teaches to the student rather than the topic.
There is a good level of assessment so specific areas can be focused on to meet what goals you wish to achieve.