Joanna (Tutor in Farnborough)
University of Reading
Professional Graduate Certificate i...
Teaching English as a Foreign Langu...
University of the West of England,...
BA Hons in Modern Languages: Spanis...
Information about Joanna
I am a qualified secondary school teacher offering Spanish/English language tuition. I have more than 20 years of teaching experience, 12 years of translating experience, lived in Spain for 16 years, am fluent in Castilian Spanish and expert in Spanish grammar. I teach all levels and abilities: primary, secondary, A Level, degree level or Spanish for adults. I have taught a vast range of age groups, from 2 to 81 years, my clients from all backgrounds: toddlers through to university students, company directors, business people from national companies such as Iberdrola and Gas Natural, engineers, meteorologists, doctors and retired people.
I understand perfectly what mistakes are likely to be made & why by both English and Spanish pupils, due to my extensive knowledge of both languages. Furthermore, I have in-depth knowledge of the Spanish culture, people & traditions, which I incorporate into my tutoring. I am friendly with a sense of humour & am able to adapt easily to the learning abilities, preferences & pace of each individual. I have been complimented many times on how clearly I explain everything & how simple I make the most challenging grammar point. I have found that my students always make fast progress, whatever their level, & many have commented on how quickly & easily they have learnt the language with me compared to classes with other teachers. I believe that good teaching is not just about having extensive knowledge of a subject; it is how the teacher is able to convey that information across to the pupil. I have been able to prove that I am capable of doing this due to the continuous success rate of my pupils & their satisfaction with my teaching. I have helped numerous D-grade pupils to achieve an A/A* at GCSE & have many positive references from satisfied ex-pupils & parents. I have a wealth of knowledge & experience to share & I want to help as many people as possible to speak a language that they enjoyed learning & which they feel confident using.
Availability: Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: My experience includes teaching:
Toddlers of two years
Primary school children of four years and over
Secondary school children
High school pupils
Company directors, business people, teachers, doctors, engineers and other professionals
I have taught Spanish and French in four secondary schools in Surrey and Hampshire at KS3, KS4 and A-level.
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