MA Design Practice
Calamo School of Publishing, Madrid
Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU)
Information about Helen
I am a highly qualified and experienced native English/Spanish speaking tutor and Lecturer at the University of Chester.
I tutor GCSE and A´Level students. Fully proficient with National curriculum and examination boards (WJCE, AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL) and use them according to students school.
Lessons are specifically designed to each individual student and their needs. I help understand and improve grammar, learn vocabulary, and pronunciation. We practice listening, writing and conversational skills and refer to past papers from each examination board as part of a wide range or resources.
I encourage students to loose the fear of speaking and help them gain confidence. I am an approachable and easygoing teacher. Always friendly, efficient and reliable.
My current students attend:
Christleton High School
The Bishop´s Blue Coat High School
The Queen´s School
The King´s School
Sir John Deane´s School
Tarporley High School
Wirral Grammar School for Boys
Upton-by-Chester High School
In addition I also work with external students who wish to take their GCSE and A´Level exams, regardless of age or level.
Availability: 7 days a week, mornings, afternoons and evenings. I tutor at home or students address. Online lessons via skype also available.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: PhD student and HE educator University of Chester Spanish Lecturer (visiting).
Over 10 years experience as a tutor, translator and interpreter. I have worked with organisations such as Raleigh International, Liverpool City Council and Stage Entertainment Productions Madrid, amongst others.
On a private level I have tutored children (under 10 years of age) and supported them with their first steps in a new language. GCSE and A´Level (AS and A2) students: assisting with homework, grammar, control assessments, speaking, listening and writing exams.
My current students attend Christleton High School, Bishop´s Blue Coat High School, Queens, Kings, St. John Deane´s and Tarporley High School. I also work with adults beginners, intermediate and advanced level.
Feedback For Helen (10)
Highly recommend. My son is studying for GCSE Spanish. He finds Helens approach engaging and she has really sparked his interest in the subject.
Helen helped my daughter through her GCSE this year. She is very good at engaging with the student and working on her weaknesses. She also made a huge difference to her grade! I would definitely recommend Helen.
My daughter, Eira got a D in her Spanish Mocks, and with very little time to go till the actual GCSE exam things looked pretty dire. Thank goodness for Helen, who encouraged and taught Eira so brilliantly during those final few weeks, that when she opened her results yesterday her grade had gone from a D to an A. I highly recommend Helen to anyone who needs help with Spanish she is so professional, a really excellent teacher and a lovely person all round.
Helen was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. She was able to give my daughter confidence in taking her AS level spanish which led to a very good grade.
Helen is an amazingly talented tutor. She is friendly and had just the right balance with our daughter, inspiring her without making it seem like hard work. Our daughter achieved an A*in her GCSE, due to her own hard work and Helen`s input. Book her if you can get a slot!
Helen has a very professional approach, she is organised and punctual.She appears to have a thorough knowledge of the curriculum and exam requirements. She relates really well to my teenage daughter and can tailor her approach to suit individual needs. As a result, my daughter has become more confident and her achievements in Spanish are much improved. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
My 12 yr old Son`s comments after the first session "I have learnt more this hour than I have all term" - only had three sessions but seen an improvement in his grade.
Helen is very friendly and accommodating, I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for your feedback! It´s been great helping your son with his Spanish. He is enthusiastic and very eager to learn. I look forward to our next lessons in the new year.
Helen tutored my daughter after she had fallen badly behind due in the main to the absence of her teacher throughout the year. At that point she was achieving c grades in controlled assessments. Within a short period of time Helen was able to improve her confidence in Spanish and over the year her improvements were dramatic to the point that at the end she was achieving grades A and Astar. This was almost totally due to Helens teaching abilities and my daughter was rewarded with an outstanding achievement for improvement in Spanish. Helen has a relaxed manner that helps a student overcome inhibitions and gain enjoyment from the sessions as well as great development. I would highly recommend her to students of all levels and competency.
I was tutored by Helen for 6 months and it was the best decision! I was previously on an E in my GCSE speaking exam with very poor speaking skills and Spanish knowledge, Helen turned it around and I became far more confident. We practiced twice a week up until my exam and I feel the exam went extremely well! She is so relaxed and friendly making you feel very comfortable. She is an excellent tutor with a good sense of humour, I`d recommend her to anyone! Many people from my school have also been tutored by Helen and feel their exams went very well. ¡Gracias!
Excellent Spanish teacher, she is intelligent, funny, relaxed and understanding. The teaching methods she uses makes learning another language fun and easy. Superb in all departments.