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Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Member Since: 25/06/2015
Last Login: 15 days ago
Response Rate: 95%
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My Qualifications

Alcala de Henares-Madrid
One year Course
Distinction  (2010)
Universidad de Alcala de Henares Madrid
Master in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
1st  (2010)
General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status Secondary
Pass  (2008)
University of Cadiz-Spain
English Teacher for Secondary Education
Pass  (2003)
Cadiz Spain
Bachelor degree in English Philology
1st  (2003)



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Information about Sebastiana

I am from Tarifa, in the south of Spain about an hour from Gibraltar. I obtained my degree in Spain and before coming to England I was working as a teacher in Spain. I have been living and teaching in England from the last three years.
I am very persistent, patient, organized and disciplined I always try to transmit all this qualities to my student.
Proven ability to motivate and encourage a learning culture amongst students demonstrated through a number of successful contracts. I share opinions learning from other cultures and teaching my culture to foreign students.

I have successfully taught Spanish and English as foreign languages to children, teenagers and adults in Spain and England respectively for more than 12 years.
I have a BA (Hons) Degree in English Studies and PGCE at Cadiz University in Spain. In addition, I have obtained a Masters in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at the Spanish University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid.
I have a CRB and UK Naric which proves the equivalence of Spanish degree and PGCE.
Since I started my career in England, I have been teaching GCSE and A-Levels students preparing them for their speaking, listening, spelling, phonetic and grammar exams.
I have also taught student at other ages and reasons: living, family, travelling, holidays, etc., some of them have started from beginner and move to an advanced level.
In order to get used to the English curriculum from January to July 2012, I was doing some voluntary work at Faringdon Community College in Oxfordshire. I helped the teacher with the pronunciation and spelling mistakes of the students and to prepare oral exams.
I also have taught groups of students and two students of different levels at the same time.
On line teaching through Skype
Since January 2014, I have been teaching on line different levels students from Wales, Petersfield, Chippenham, Cirencester, etc.
I find quite helpful doing teaching on line because you can connect with the student anywhere. I would recommend it as it is similar to any lesson face to face.
Normally, I prepare and send the hand-out to them in advanced in order to have the exercises ready for the lesson. Within the lesson I correct the mistakes by giving explanations and examples. I also resolve any questions and doubts students can have.

About my experience as a Spanish and English teacher, I notice students learn easily when I explain the difference between the English Language and the Spanish.
For instance, I always say the same in the target language (Spanish) and mother language (English).
The expressions “Tengo hambre” means “I am hungry”.
The present of subjunctive in Spanish is equivalent to present of indicative in English “Que tengas (present subjuntive) un buen fin de semana” means “have (present simple) a nice weekend”
Spanish is not a language you can compare and translate literary in English, they have not got similarities at all. For that reason, I consider it is easier for the student to understand and compare their native language with the Spanish.
As a Spanish native, I am extremely passionate about sharing my language and culture which attracts me to teaching in England.
Within my lessons, I always practice some listening, speaking, writing, grammar, phonetic, vocabulary and spelling I think is better to have variety and do different kind of activities.
For teaching, I used the books students have and also some I have bought by editorial from Spain such as Edelsa, ELE, Todo ELE, Cervantes, En Clave ELE, etc. I have books from all the levels from beginners to advance.
I motivate the students and make them to participate by asking questions. If they are happy to do it I give some homework to practise the contents studied.
As a priority, I listen the students’ inquiries and adapt the lessons to their priorities and necessities. On a personal level, I believe one greatest strengths is the ability understand a student’s learning needs & abilities and inspire them to achieve their goals.

Availability: From Monday to Fridays

Willing to travel: 3 miles

Experience: More than 10 Years teaching experience.

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Feedback For Sebastiana (6)

We have a total of 6 review(s) for Sebastiana.

Zoe (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Has really helped build my son’s language skills and confidence at speaking in Spanish. Very organised and flexible when we have needed to change lesson times.

Tutors Response :

Thanks for taking some time out to provide some feedback. I really appreciate it.

James (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Sebastiana is very patient with me and answers all my questions in a way that i can understand. She sets me structured homework to do every week which we then discuss in the lesson. My Spanish is definitely improving since i have started taking lessons with her.

Tutors Response :

Thanks for taking some time out to provide some feedback. I really appreciate it.

Jemma (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Sebastiana is a great tutor. We have covered the important foundations that you need to know and I am learning a lot. We always finish the lesson with speaking exercises, which I have always struggled with, but each week I am understanding more and more. I would recommend her as a tutor.

Kevin (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My tutor is thoughtful, attentive, has done everything she has said she would do and I enjoy the classes. I feel I have learned alot in a short time.

Jane (Ms)

5/5 Rating

Sebastiana is a great tutor and is teaching me exactly what I need - those annoying short words that hold a language together. She is very obliging and organised and I would recommend her to anyone.

Huw (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I would highly recommend Sebastiana for anybody looking to learn Spanish. Each lesson is focused on one concept eg. `estar` `hay/esta` ensuring thorough and effective learning. Sebastiana ensures every lesson finishes with both a listening exercise and a free-flowing conversation in Spanish between ourselves. At first this can be daunting (especially for beginners) but each week I realise that I am able to participate more and more. I look forward to continuing my Spanish education with Sebastiana.


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