Raquel (Tutor in Prague)
King`s Collegue London
Spanish, Portuguese and Latin Ameri...
Instituto Cervantes London (accredi...
Graduate Certificate in Spanish Lan...
Graduate Certificate (2014)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
BA (Hons) in Translation and Interp...
Information about Raquel
Going on holiday, but have you forgotten all those phrases you learnt in school? Are you in a pre-exam panic? Do you have an interview in another language? Or do you just want to brush up those language skills? Let me help!
I am a Spanish native speaker with a Masters in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American studies. I´ve got experience in teaching both beginners and advanced students. I specialise in English, German and (of course!) Spanish tuition.
I can teach all levels from the basics right through intermediate to advanced grammar and conversation. I can help give a kick start to your holiday preparation, help you with revision for GCSE and A-Level courses, help you prepare your DELE exams or brush up your language skills for work - whatever you need.
My approach to tutoring is to mix fun exercises with detailed understanding of the fundamentals of the language. I think the student benefits most from building up confidence by learning key vocabulary and structures. Of course learning the grammar of a language is very important. However, this needs to be approached through practical and engaging exercises. I utilise various types of media to introduce the student to Spanish culture whilst building vocabulary.
I teach over a Skype video connection, so all you need is a microphone/headset and a webcam! Online lessons can be arranged at whatever time is convenient and from wherever you like. I also have a full CRB disclosure check.
An initial call will be made free of charge to discuss the student´s needs. This allows me to make a judgement of the level of language the student possesses and also to discuss any specific syllabus that may be required. After this call, payment for subsequent lessons must be made in advance via Paypal. Lessons can be cancelled with 24 hours notice free of charge. However, any lessons cancelled after this time need to be paid in full.
Price for one Skype lesson: £25 per hour.
Special offer: book 5 lessons in one go and receive a sixth free!
Availability: From 10:00 to 21:00 Monday to Friday. I am also available on weekends.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have been a freelance translator, interpreter and tutor in Spanish, English and German working for various agencies for the last eleven years. The students I have taught have had language skills ranging from complete novices to confident degree/business level.
My lessons have taken place both face to face and on-line and so I have developed adaptable techniques to bring the best out of each student´s specific requirements.
I´ve got experience teaching groups and of course in 1:1 tuition. Some of the companies where I´ve taught Spanish include the BBC, Chivas Brothers, Chingford Fruit, Pernod Ricard, and Amazon.
Feedback For Raquel (1)
I was taught Spanish by Raquel to an A-level standard in order to prepare for two examinations. Raquel has an excellent tutoring approach and understood exactly the preparation required for the examination as well as where to provide guidance. I found it particularly useful being able to learn Spanish from a native speaker. Flexible hours was an added bonus. Raquel was also happy to answer any follow up questions via Skype too. All in all, excellent!