I currently tutor for:
the Eleven Plus examination for Wirral schools
GCSE and A level Spanish
GCSE and A level French
GCSE English Language
adult learners of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) / English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
It is important for me that my students, of any age, enjoy learning and I help them to develop confidence in themselves as they learn. I am also keen for my students to learn about the cultures of the countries where English /French / Spanish are spoken so they have an insight into other cultures and a meaningful context in which to learn the language.
I have always enjoyed teaching language and culture and I continue to do so. I am very experienced in teaching students in Secondary Education, Further Education and in Higher Education (at undergraduate and postgraduate levels) and I also teach at Primary School level as I am keen to use my skills for the benefit of early learners in addition to older students.
I have lived and worked in France, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Canada and the U.S.A. I have extensive knowledge about Latin American culture and contemporary society and I am actively involved in a local Latin American Society. I also have close working contacts with Spain`s Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, where the cultural life of Spain is well promoted through cinema, music, art, literature and theatre.
I am a near-native speaker of Spanish and French.
Availability: 4pm - 8pm Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays
10am -12pm Saturdays
Other times by arrangement
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: Eleven Plus tutoring.
Teaching French and Spanish successfully at the following levels:
Teaching Spanish and French Language and Society and Spanish -English translation /French -English translation at A level and university undergraduate to Degree level.
Teaching English in the following contexts and at the following levels:
(i) GCSE English Language
(i) English to Speakers of Other Languages at beginner and post beginner level, at intermediate level, at Cambridge First Certificate and Cambridge Proficiency levels in Language Colleges in the UK and overseas.
(iii) English for Academic Purposes and Business English at university level to enable students to achieve IELTS 5,6,7 and 8 in reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
(iii) Successfully teaching research skills and research writing skills to undergraduate students aiming to achieve their B.A. Honours degree, and to post graduate students aiming to achieve their M.A. or their M.B.A.degree.
We have a total of
review(s) for Margaret.
Its early days, but we are very pleased with how everything is going. My daughter really looks forward to the weekly sessions and Margaret is kind, patient, and very good at explaining and talking through anything youre unsure of. Wed highly recommend Margaret.
Excellent, highly recommend!
Very nice lady so professional just what you need.
My 9 years old boy is enjoying the classes and He is loving Ms Margaret approaching; that has been amazing... I strongly recommend !!!
Margaret is an excellent teacher very thorough and easy to talk to. She explains everything very clearly and consisly and would highly recommend her thank you
My son enjoyed his first lesson and wants to continue to learn with Margaret.
Very professional tutor. My 10 year old felt very comfortable.
Only be going a few weeks but my first few impression have been excellent. Margaret is very personable and mskes you feel very comfortable.
Wouldnt hesitate to recommend this tutor.
My son looks forward to his weekly session.
Excellent tuition from Margaret for my son.
Margaret helped Michael achieve grade A in his controlled assessment in French
Margaret has been excellent.
She is very professional and has done a great job with our son so far with his 11+ training.
Margaret is a most professional tutor. My daughter was working at level C in GCSE Spanish. She commenced tuition in her final year of study and I am very pleased to report was awarded an A grade! Margaret helped boost her confidence especially in regard to the oral exams. I would give her full marks as a tutor!
Margaret tutored my daughter from autumn term of year 10 until spring term year 11 (not every week but). Georgia went from a low end B grade to achieving a high A grade at GCSE this summer. My daughter found Margaret`s way of teaching very helpful and it helped to build her confidence. My daughter is also dyslexic. I would recommend Margaret to anyone looking for a first class tutor.
Charlotte has only been for two sessions so far but I have been very pleased with Margaret professionalism and how she was able to help Charlotte prepare for a Spanish oral exam in a very short space of time. Margarent has helped Charlotte to be more confident in her own abilities and to believe in herself that she has actually got the necessary launguage skills to speak spanish. Charlotte is very shy so has found the oral part of her spanish AS quite stressful and Margaret has helped her to overcome this shyness and believe she can do it. She is definately feeling more confident about her oral exam.