Gabriella (Tutor in Tadley)
The Open University
Information about Gabriella
I am an experienced and qualified teacher of Maths, English, Spanish, Italian, Latin and Ancient Greek.
I have two degrees: one from the Open University in Psychology and the other from The University of Genoa (Italy) in Philosophy and Classics.
I have studied Spanish at Six Form Colleges in the UK and I have kept the language alive by visiting Spanish speaking Counties and talking /writing to friends in Spain and South America.
I teach IGCSE Maths part-time in a secondary school in Reading, so I have an updated and enhanced DBS certificate.
Because I have a degree in Psychology, I am aware of the difficulties that some students encounter as a a result of low self esteem, anxiety, dyslexia, dyscalculia, school phobia etc. and I am able to help them improve in their personal life and academic performance.
I have been a teacher for many decades but I still have the enthusiasm and commitment to create a stimulating and inspirational environment for my students in order to communicate to them my love for the subjects I teach.
Availability: Weekday daytime/evenings and weekends.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have tutored hundreds of students at Common Entrance, Scholarships, 11+, GCSE and A level examinations. I have also taught English to students that have English as a second language as well as undergraduates, adults and mature students.
At the moment I teach part-time Maths and English in a secondary school in Reading; I am therefore up to date with the syllabus and curriculum of every subject I teach, including the new GCSE specification (9-1).
I am exam officer for the Institute of Linguists and I have marked Italian A level written papers for two large U.K.examinations boards for many years.
Feedback For Gabriella (27)
Gabriella has recently started tutoring my daughter for Latin and Italian GCSE`s. Gabriella is very personable and although it is early days, has been very helpful already. We will be booking some more sessions over the coming months in the lead up to the exams.
A nice and kind lady as well as an excellent tutor. The kids enjoy to attend lessons everytime. The good thing we preferred is the feedback about kids` works after each lesson and on how to get kids improved at home.
All good, recommend
Gabriella helped my Year 5 son polish up on his English over the summer. She was quick to assess the level he was at, and the gaps which required working on. We will definitely ask for Gabriellas help again in the future.
Gabriella is a fantastic tutor who I would highly reccomend. My son has been enjoying his tutoring sessions with her (something I never thought I would see!) and she has helped massively with improving his confidence in Maths and English.
Gabriella has been great and my daughter has enjoyed the time with her on run up to her GCSE`s
Gabriella is a very friendly and welcoming person, my granddaughter was immediately put at ease and really enjoys her lessons. Her progress has been good and we will continue to use Gabriella to further improve her maths. I would recommend Gabriella to anyone looking for a tutor to teach primary school age maths.
My son saw Gabriella to improve his Latin before taking it for GCSE. He really enjoyed the sessions and his knowledge and confidence have both improved.
Gabriella is a fantastic tutor and is making my journey towards learning conversational Italian a really enjoyable experience.
Her style of teaching is relaxed and engaging. She never makes you feel pressured or embarrassed if theres something you stumble on, or cant quite remember. Im very pleased to be learning Italian at my own pace with a teacher whos patient, kind and extremely knowledgeable.
I would certainly recommend Gabriella to anyone looking for an Italian language tutor shes great!
What a fantastic and wonderful woman with so many talents.
My children absolutely adore her and their confidence has come in leaps and bounds. I can honestly say they look forward to king each work and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a tutor.
They are learning in a very safe and clean environment and I have no concerns over their welfare when I drop them off.
Allen And Jo (Mr)
Gabriella is a brilliant tutor! She has really understood our needs and tailored the lessons and tuition to meet our objectives - conversational Italian. She makes the lessons interesting and fun and we can`t wait for the next one! She goes out of her way to add value through additional materials and free websites. Her classroom is very well equipped and comfortable.
If you have a teenager who is looking for a tutor to build confidence and knowledge in Spanish then Gabriella is not that person.
Gabriella helped me prepare for a best man speech in Spanish, her approach was professional and welcoming... highly recommend.
I found Gabriella very helpful. Her lessons are very detailed. I would recommend Gabriela.
Gabriella has really engaged with our son, getting very quickly to how he works, and the areas of focus where he needs help and practice.
She gives regular feedback to us at the end of each session in terms of Tyler`s progress, and outlines the plan of what they are doing next.
Tyler really looks forward to the sessions, and likes Gabriella as a tutor.
We would have no hesitation at all in recommending Gabriella.
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Gabriella. She made the lesson fun and made me feel very comfortable in something I was feeling nervous about. I would recommend her as a teacher. What a lovely lady, thank you for putting me at ease.
My son is preparing for YR6 SATS and he finds his tutor friendly, helpful and encouraging whilst learning the parts of English and Maths he finds tricky before taking his tests. He has asked to continue his tutoring after the SATS as he finds it reinforces and elaborates on his learning in the classroom.
Very supportive and has helped my daughter progress.
My wife and I have been learning Italian with Gabriella for over three months now and we are very pleased that we made the right choice!
Gabriella gives us a great mix of language and information about Italy. The hour that we spend with her each week flies by and we come away knowing that we have learned a lot of new stuff. She is also very quick at reviewing written work that we send through on email.
Gabriella is very relaxed and easy to talk to she makes learning Italian interesting and an enjoyable experience.
Increased our son`s confidence in Latin significantly
Gabriella is great at understanding your level and going at a pace to suit you. The materials that she uses are also great. I am really enjoying the whole experience
Gabriella has really helped our son prepare for his CE exams. She has a very pleasant manner and brings out the best in him. we have used Gabriella for English, Maths and History and been very pleased.
Made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. Gabriella is very willing to adapt the lessons to my individual need
Excellent, very friendly and relaxed style. Definitely going back for more lessons.
My friends and i are having Spanish lessons as a small group, preparing for our travels to South America. We have found Gabriella to be very knowledgeable and helpful. The lessons are fun and enjoyable and we have many notes to take away with us. She has given us the basics in order for us to develop our Spanish skills.
I am much enjoying my lessons with Gabriella, who is very patient and is clearly very knowledgeable in Latin. She is providing me with exactly the sort of tuition I was after.
I have found Gabriella to be an excellent tutor for my requirements (preparation for A level). She has been able to prepare and suggest material that will be useful for my level of ability and I would definitely recommend Gabriella to others who need help with their language studies.
A fantastic Italian teacher, explain very well the lessons and is positive and helpful.
I recommend it.
We are very pleased to have found Gabriella who is helping our 15 year old daughter with her GCSE Italian. Not only is Gabriella a native Italian speaker, she is also experienced in teaching within the UK examination system. She has a range of useful teaching materials and is dedicated to the task.