I have always had a real passion for learning languages, especially Spanish. After gaining A grades in my Spanish and French A-levels, I studied Modern Languages (Spanish and French) at Newcastle University, where I gained a 2:1 BA Honours degree. As part of my studies, I was able to spend 3 months working in Barcelona and 5 incredible months travelling around and carrying out voluntary work in Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. Whether allowing me to understand a country’s culture and values by conversing with its natives, or developing my interpersonal skills while working in a busy office in Barcelona, Spanish has opened up the world to me.
Soon after graduating, I decided I would like to pursue a career in teaching to share my passion with others, so I enrolled on the PGCE course in Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish with French) at the Institute of Education in London. During my teacher-training year, I taught at both a mixed comprehensive school in Dartford and an extremely high-achieving all girls’ grammar school in Hampstead, London. I then joined the excellent Modern Languages department at Tunbridge Wells Girls’ Grammar School, where I have spent the last five, very successful years teaching Spanish at KS3, KS4 and KS5 level.
I am now focusing on tutoring, both in terms of private lessons and teaching small groups, and I hope to be able to help and enthuse a wide range of people of all ages. I can gear my lessons towards helping students to pass the Spanish GCSE or A-level examination, or simply enabling people to use the language confidently abroad. The most important thing to me is that my lessons are enjoyable. I always use a variety of interesting resources to maximise the motivation, enthusiasm and progress of all my students.