Information about Maria
Language tutor with 12 years teaching experience offering French, Spanish, Latin and Classical Greek lessons.
The students that I have tutored have been extremely satisfied with my approach and the success they have achieved as a result of the sessions. I am ambitious yet realistic in the goals I set for my students, and I am dedicated to helping them achieve outstanding results. My approach relies greatly on providing my students with a firm understanding of the basic rules of grammar, which I believe is essential in strengthening a learners esteem.
I am organised, friendly and professional, and I always ensure that lessons are fun, interactive and fully prepared. I enjoy tutoring and my clients consider me to have a caring, professional and diligent approach. My aim is to make lessons relaxed yet productive. I have tweaked students in the past to achieve much higher than their predicted grades.
Availability: I am available daytime and evenings Monday to Saturday, subject to availability. Please contact me for more up-to-date information.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I have a total of 12 years experience of highly successful tutoring for children of all ages and adult learners. During this time, I have acquired a great deal of experience teaching the OCR, AQA and ISEB exam boards for Latin, Ancient Greek, French and Spanish, including experience teaching Key Stages 1 to 4, 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarship Level, GCSE, and A Level. I also have experience coaching students in preparation for highly demanding scholarship exams, such as the Westminster Challenge.
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Feedback For Maria (29)
Maria is friendly and very approachable. My daughter enjoyed her first lesson and is already excited for future lessons!
Mara is a very good French tutor and has helped my daughter especially with prepping for her speaking assessment.She has given lots in confidence and would definitely recommend.
Excellent tutor, very grateful for all Marias hard work with my son.
Very knowledgeable tutor with good rapport. Will definitely recommend Maria.
Maria is brilliant my son has really improved in lessons from tutoring with Maria. Maria makes him feel comfortable to ask questions and he can always ask her things he may not of understood in school lesson. I highly recommend lessons with Maria.
very efficient and friendly
Maria was my Latin teacher consistently for 4 years and always succeeded at delivering engaging, thoughtful, beneficial and inspiring lessons to me, so much so that I`ve been inspired to take Latin to degree level and even follow in Maria`s footsteps by tutoring it myself. Maria`s lessons have taught me that anything is possible if you work hard enough, and there is never any shame in struggling with a particular topic. Maria makes you feel warm and welcome in her lessons and she treats every student as if they are her most important. I guarantee 100% that your ability in your chosen language will improve ten fold within even the first couple weeks with Maria, and you will never regret choosing her as your tutor. Maria taught me the entire OCR Latin A Level all by herself and at the end, despite my awful skills at organisation, I achieved an A*. This is all down to Maria`s encouragement and impeccable abilities at teaching. Maria even went a step further by helping me write my Personal Statement for university which improved it enormously. I`m now an adult out of full time education and I plan on returning to Maria to start learning another language with her. She`ll always be someone close to my heart and I`ll never forget just how inspiring our Latin lessons were for me. My entire future is down to how influential and energising Maria`s lessons were. Maria has an evident passion for Latin that is nothing but contagious, and you just can`t help but feel excited alongside her. If it wasn`t obvious already, I highly highly highly recommend Maria as a tutor for you. I used to say that choosing Latin for GCSE was one of the best decisions of my life, but recently I`ve realised that choosing Maria as a teacher has in fact been the best decision of my life. I don`t believe anyone else could have inspired me as much as Maria has, and I truly believe that it could be the best decision of your life too.
Maria has a lovely manner and has done some excellent work with my son. She is patient while also demanding and follows up with homework.
Maria is a fantastic teacher. My son has been learning Latin with her for just a few weeks and is already so enthusiastic and loves the lessons.
My daughter, who is 6, has just started having French lessons with Maria. She absolutely LOVES her lessons and looks forward to them so much. Maria makes the lessons fun and engaging, my daughter is already making great progress.
Maria is a very professional and motivated tutor. She has a very calm and patient manner. Her approach is engaging, and she is meticulous with her organisation and delivery of lessons. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed GCSE Latin tuition with Maria. Thank you so much for your help.
My daughter had the pleasure of being taught Latin GCSE by Maria and I honestly could not recommend her enough. Studying Latin as an extra subject meant that Maria singlehandedly taught my daughter to the highest standard of a 9 and without her engaging lessons, careful explanations and extra resources, this wouldnt have been possible. Her dedication , patience ,professionalism are unmatched.She boosted my daughters confidence and her love for the subject. I can say for a fact that anyone lucky enough to be taught by Maria is going to achieve their greatest potential.
Maria is an excellent French tutor. She is professional, engaging and fun. Her communication is very good and she clearly puts much effort into preparing the lessons and following up afterwards. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend.
Maria has been teaching my daughter GCSE Latin over the last year. Her teaching methods are very calm and precise. My daughter throughly enjoys the lesson. Would definitely recommend her.
Maria is an amazing tutor and lovely person. We contacted her last minute for some fine tuning for my sons Scholarship Latin exams and within one lesson she had made a noticeable difference. He received an A for his exam as a result. I would definitely recommend Maria.
Maria was friendly, enthusiastic and full of cheer and love for her subject. This is of course contagious and exactly what we wanted! Cannot wait for the next session!
My daughter`s confidence in, and enjoyment of, Latin has increased hugely since she started lessons with Maria. Maria has a calm, organised and encouraging teaching style which has suited my daughter perfectly. I`m delighted.
Maria is well organised and provides excellent feedback. She is clearly a subject specialist who understands exactly what areas require improvement and how to effect this. Would highly recommend for GCSE Latin.
Maria is a super French tutor. She`s patient, thorough and wonderfully encouraging, and always makes her lessons interactive and engaging. I can`t recommend her highly enough!
My grand-daughter absolutely love Maria... from the outset Maria made her feel comfortable and was gentle and understanding. Maria recommended more resources to help with getting more practice of speaking French outside of the `classroom` environment and now the whole family are benefiting from it too. When we return back to the UK we will definitely call Maria again... She is amazing...
Excellent ! She has been an enormous help to my son since we have recently started the sessions and I am sure will improve his grade for French this summer.
Maria is very competent, calm, organised, and effective. My son was not doing very well in Latin - hence the need for a tutor- and now he is enjoying an A in Latin after a few weeks of tutoring. Not only did she teach him Latin, she also gave him pointers on how to study - using different coloured markers etc and how to approach questions. I would highly recommend Maria as a Latin teacher.
My boy was in London for a long weekend and Maria gave him a Latin lesson. My son enjoyed the class with her. Think she is very good.
She has been very helpful in setting up the sessions. She is punctual and polite, and has been good with providing information between sessions when requested. she has a calming manner about her.
Maria tutors my son in French and Latin. she is very professional and I am very pleased with her. My son is really happy as he is a bit shy but Maria makes him feel very comfortable and boosts his confidence.
A wonderful tutor who really inspires my son