University of Westminster
English Language and Linguistics
University of Westminster
Introduction to Translation Skill - Spanish
Juan Carlos 1, Rey de Espa?a
Information about Merche
HOLA!!! I am a passionate and experienced Spanish teacher from Madrid. I love helping learners to develop their speaking skills of my mother tongue and to gain an understanding of Spanish culture. I have been living in London for the past fifteen years and during that time, I completed my degree in English Language and Linguistics (First-Class Honours). I have been giving private lessons for more than ten years and enjoy seeing how my students progress and become fluent.
My teaching method varies depending on the student`s age, level, learning goal, and educational and cultural background. However, the four linguistic processes: speaking, listening, reading and writing are included in order to develop the learners` communicative competence which is the goal of my teaching programme.
Teaching is done at the student`s own pace and depends on goals and previous language experience. All lessons are customised and uniquely based on the student`s needs and priorities. The study material for each lesson plan can be drawn up together with a timeline for achieving conversational fluency. In addition, I have extensive knowledge on current specifications, assessment criteria and experience preparing students for their Spanish exams and oral presentations, including pronunciation practice. I also provide guidance structuring essays and helping with assignments and translations.
Availability: In accordance with current government guidelines on social distancing, I am currenlty only offering lessons online via Zoom, Teams or Skype.
Lessons start early in the morning until late in the evening, I am also available on weekends. Please let me know what days and times work best for you and I will try to accommodate you.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Spanish Teacher for [contact detail removed]
Five years experience providing private lessons to Primary, Secondary, GCSE & A-Levels, and Adults.
Feedback For Merche (19)
Merche is an excellent Spanish tutor and I am very confident no one will regret taking lessons with her. I am an adult learner who is not following any clear GCSE or A-level course. Despite this Merche has very quickly identified all the things I do and don`t understand. It feels as though she hasn`t wasted a minute of our lessons teaching me things I already know and has quickly targeted grammar and vocabulary that will improve my ability to communicate. She is very good at keeping a correction sheet with my frequent mistakes on it and always has computer exercises prepared. Most importantly of all she is a very easy and fun person to talk to. Given how basic my Spanish is it must be quite boring to listen to me mumble through sentences but she effortlessly makes it feel like I`m just chatting to a friend. I really look forward to the lessons, which hasn`t always been the case when I`ve had other classes in the past. I`ve no doubt that whatever your level or reason for learning you will be able to get the help you need from Merche.
As an adult beginner in Spanish I was naturally very anxious about learning from scratch, but Merche has been extremely patient and encouraging. The lessons are really enjoyable and I feel I am making real progress after only a couple of months. I would definitely recommend her, whatever age you are!
Merche has been tutoring my daughter for several months and I am really delighted with her teaching. Her lessons are always very well prepared and customized and every week she gives relevant homework to practice the subjects covered. My daughter is making excellent progress and I could not recommend Merche highly enough! Simone
Merche was very helpful in preparing Jamie for his A level Spanish oral exams, targeting specific topics in depth. Highly recommended.
Merche was really helpful in helping me to prepare for a Spanish DELE B1 exam - I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a Spanish tutor.
Merche is a very organised, helpful and very astute teacher who is helping my son hugely with his Spanish A level. She understands exactly level a person is at and what help is needed: I really wish we had found her sooner.
we are very pleased with her teaching and my daughter enjoys her Spanish lessons.
As a complete beginner, I entered my first lesson with Merche with a huge amount of anxiety and apprehension. However, after eight months, I can honestly say, that Merches enthusiasm, patience and professionalism, have enabled me to overcome these fears. Her lessons are structured, challenging, but also highly enjoyable. Detailed PowerPoint slides and relevant homework are common practice. I therefore highly recommend.
Merche has helped my daughter build confidence in speaking Spanish in preparation for her A level exam. My daughter enjoys the lessons and appreciates the wide range of learning aids that Merche employs. I would happily recommend Merche to other students.
Merche is friendly and patient teacher, happy to go at a pace that suits you and it is amazing how quickly the vocabulary starts to make sense. She made learning Spanish a pleasure. The lessons are delivered in a professional, but friendly manner.
Merche`s warm friendly style puts the pupil at ease. Each session has structure and addresses the needs of the pupil. It is very apparent that my daughter has grown in knowledge and confidence and I have Merche to thank for this.
Merche has really been helpful to our son Jeremy as he prepares for a resit of one of his Spanish A level papers - she is always very well prepared for sessions, has relevant material for each relevant topic and is focused on making Jeremy speak in Spanish as much as possible - excellent overall
Merche prepares different exercises for me each lesson and gives me a manageable amount of homework each time. She is always cheerful and professional so I am enjoying the lessons and making good progress.
I am an adult leaner and have been attending Spanish lessons with Merche for a couple of months now and am learning such a lot. She is a fantastic teacher and incredibly patient. All the lessons are very planned and I find it helpful having a little bit of homework to do, which relates to the lesson topics. I am looking forward to continuing my lessons with Merche and can`t recommend her enough, she is a great teacher.
I am a University graduate and I am currently studying BA Spanish and I am in the final year of my course. I contacted Merche last summer for help with an oral presentation exam which I was required to complete as part of my degree. Merche kindly allowed me to have extra hours with her due to the limited amount of time I had to complete the assignment.
Merche went above and beyond any expectation I possessed before receiving the tutoring and I was awarded one of the highest marks (a first) in our total year group as a result of her help. My spanish is advanced and Merche really helped me to improve my pronounciation,grammar and the content of my presentation.
Consequently, I improved very quickly over the short period of time I had tutoring sessions with Merche. This year I have again come to Merche for help as her guidance and advice was truly outstanding and has helped to improve my spanish enormously.
I would highly recommend Merche as a Spanish tutor and have given her service a 5 star rating. She really is an excellent tutor and made the sessions I had with her last summer thoroughly enjoyable and interesting.
I have rated Merche 5 stars and excellent as I simply cannot fault her! I am currently taking classes and she is fantastic, I arrived with absolutely no confidence in speaking spanish and have learnt so much in such a short time. Every lesson Merche plans and prepares a range of materials suited to my level. As others have already mentioned, Merche is such a lovely teacher and helps if I get stuck on anything. Whenever I make mistakes (which I do a lot!) Merche is patient and explains where I have gone wrong. Merche`s spanish is so clear that I can understand everything she says, she is perfect for any age group! If you are looking for a spanish tutor at any level and any age I would not look any further, I would highly recommend Merche, you wont regret it!
Marko Arezina (Mr)
I was at an intermediate Spanish speaking level when I began my classes with Merche, and had tried several tutors prior to meeting Merche, and I can honestly say that non of my past teachers have even come close. Marche`s classes are always extremely well planned and tailored exactly to your own level, ensuring every session with her is productive and beneficial to your learning. I have met few people with the patience that Merche shows in our classes. I must also mention how clearly she speaks Spanish, ensuring I am able to understand everything she says. Most of all her attention to detail is what impresses me the most, correcting my mistakes, and most importantly ensuring that I learn from them . Marko 27 west London.
Merche was my first Spanish teacher and I must say I have learned a lot. I started as a total beginner and after just 6 months of regular classes I gained a confidence level of communicating more complex topics. It was my wish to avoid spending time on grammar and focus on communication skills but she could always point out the relevant structure in a way that I found very interesting. The lessons were always fun and effective. Highly recommended tutor.
I am an adult learner and I met with Merche for several months. I speak Spanish at a fairly advanced level, and in our meetings I mostly wanted to focus on keeping up my conversation skills while reviewing grammar. I can honestly say that Merche is an excellent tutor and also a very warm and friendly person. She has a great disposition for teaching Spanish spending time with her was always comfortable and fun. She was also very helpful with correcting my errors and improving my grammar and vocabulary.
Before finding Merche, I tried many different tutors, some of whom were better than others, but once I began my first meeting with Merche I knew my search was over! She was clearly the best.
One last thing worth mentioning is that outside of tutoring, Merche is a full time Spanish teacher with children. Given how good she was with me, I am confident she has the ability and disposition to teach at all ages and levels. I highly recommend her!