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Barbara

Barbara
Barbara
Tutor
Bromley, Kent
Feedback Score:
+7
Member Since: 26/09/2021
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 95%
Expected Response: < 4 hours

My Qualifications

MA
Institute of Education, University of London
Educational Leadership (Teach First)
Merit  (2013)
QTS
Canterbury Christ Church University
QTS Secondary
Completed  (2010)
BA
The University of Essex
BA (Hons) American Studies (Latin America
2:1  (2007)

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Rates summary: 45.00 to 53.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner
French£45£45£48--
Spanish£45£45£48£53£48

Information about Barbara

I am a UK qualified teacher (QTS and Masters degree) who specialises in teaching and tutoring Spanish to A-level and French to GCSE.
English is my mother tongue but I speak Spanish fluently and French to a high level having been through the English education system - I find this makes my teaching extremely effective as I fully understand the challenges of learning a new language in the UK!
I have lived and worked in South America (Argentina and Bolivia) and always try to bring a cultural aspect into my teaching including appreciation of music, dance, food and festivals!

Availability: My availability is very flexible and I can be available both during the working day as well as after school hours, evenings and weekends.
Please just contact me and ask!
I am also open to Instant Tutoring in case you have any burning questions that pop up whilst completing homework, assignments, essays etc!

Willing to travel: 3 miles

Experience: - 10 years` teaching Spanish and French full-time
- 6 years` Head of Spanish department, mentoring and coaching training and newly-qualified teachers
- 5 years` private tuition for both Spanish and French, face-to-face and online
- 8 years` experience as senior examiner for 2 major UK examination boards, both for A-level and GCSE.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Barbara (7)

We have a total of 7 review(s) for Barbara.

Sian (Mrs)
26/08/2023

5/5 Rating

Barbara has been an outstanding tutor in Spanish for our son`s GCSE. Going from failing GCSE Spanish 10 months ago, struggling with just basics we decided to find a private tutor, and recently passing his GCSE this year. There is no doubt that without private tuition, my son would not have passed. As a tutor, Barbara has provided first class tutoring consistently and more importantly has been able to keep my son motivated and keep him engaged during lessons so that he could improve. She was also able to quickly evaluate his language capabilities at the start and patiently teach him the basics which laid the foundation platform from which he was able to progress up to GCSE standard. Barbara always kept us up to date with his progress, and clearly cares that her students are happy, engaged and very impotantly enjoy the lessons. Thank you very much Barbara. We have appreciated all your hard work, patience and dedication.


Louisiana (Ms)
25/05/2023

5/5 Rating

My son`s GCSE Spanish was quite a journey - 18 months ago, he really didn`t enjoy Spanish and was not doing well. Barbara genuinely helped him realise that learning a foreign language is not only possible but actually fun! He loved his sessions and found them so helpful. I particularly valued Barbara`s organisation - lessons were booked well in advance and on a clear schedule - as well as willingness to adapt to his exam timetable and fill in extra sessions as needed, focusing as needed on the specific requirements of speaking, writing, reading exams. All round it’s been a hugely positive experience for us and I would highly recommend Barbara.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for your feedback - it was so great to see your son`s confidence and enjoyment progress over the course of our lessons...and I was so glad to hear he had picked Spanish for one of his IB options as well! ¡Estupendo!


Caroline (Mrs)
30/04/2023

5/5 Rating

Great tutor, gave my daughter the confidence boost she needed for her French and Spanish oral exams. Highly recommend.

Tutors Response :

Thanks for the lovely feedback...was lovely to work with your daughter and see her feeling more positive for her exams!


Shraddha (Mrs)
13/11/2022

4/5 Rating

Barbara is a very enthusiastic and dedicated teacher. She has been really encouraging and patient with my son since the start of the lessons. My son has developed an interest in Spanish now and the vocabulary sheets Barbara provided really helped with his school work as well.


Alison (Mrs)
31/10/2022

5/5 Rating

Barbara was excellent. She connected with my daughter really well and was great at encouraging her with her pronunciation without making her feel embarrassed. Would definitely recommend!


Sarah (Ms)
17/06/2022

5/5 Rating

Barbara has been excellent and built a rapport with my daughter very quickly. She is really enjoying her Spanish sessions and I am confident she will make progress. The site is not so easy to use. I find the dashboard a bit confusing.

Tutors Response :

Thanks very much for the feedback! It has been a pleasure to tutor your daughter so far and I look forward to seeing her progress throughout the rest of the A-level course.


Sophia (Miss)
01/04/2022

5/5 Rating

An absolutely fantastic tutor. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced. My daughter ( doing A levels) finds Barbara`s lessons extremely helpful. Highly recommended!

Tutors Response :

Thanks so much for the feedback! I`m so chuffed that Sophia achieved her A* - what a fantastic achievement which she massively deserved!


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