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Sofia L.

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Degree: History & Hispanic Studies (Bachelors) - Sheffield University

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About me

My name is Sofia Leadbetter and I'm a third year History & Hispanic Studies student at Sheffield.

Choosing to continue studying History at degree level was an easy decision for me to make, since I've always had a fascination with the past for as long as I can remember. Opting to carry on learning Spanish was more out of necessity though; as many of my relatives come from Chile and Spain, and this is something which has helped to give me a bit of a natural advantage when it comes to mastering the language.

I've always had some experience with tutoring, whether it's been helping my brother with his KS3 Maths and Science homeworks, or practising English with my Chilean cousins over Facebook. However, the opportunity to tutor people in two subject areas I am passionate about really enthuses me, as I love sharing in my knowledge, interest and experience of GCSE and A-Level History and Spanish.

If I tutor any of you, I will ensure that we centre the sessions around any particular aspect of your courses that you are struggling with and want practising. I will make use of a variety of methods (bullet point summaries, web links etc) to help strenghten your understanding, and I will also be more than happy to help you with any exam or coursework related queries - just make sure to tell me your exam board beforehand.

If you're interested in knowing more, or have any questions, send me a message through 'WebMail' or book a 'Meet the Tutor Session'.

I look forward to meeting some of you!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
History A Level £20 /hr
Spanish A Level £20 /hr
History GCSE £18 /hr
Spanish GCSE £18 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
A2 SpanishA-LevelA
A2 HistoryA-LevelA
A2 English LiteratureA-LevelC
AS FrenchA-LevelB
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Questions Sofia has answered

When should you use 'por' and 'para'?

When learning Spanish it’s very easy to get confused over when to use ‘por’ and ‘para’ in a sentence since both mean ‘for’ in English. There are a variety of contexts in which both words can be used, but one key difference is that ‘por’ is more often used and ‘para’ less. There are many examp...

When learning Spanish it’s very easy to get confused over when to use ‘por’ and ‘para’ in a sentence since both mean ‘for’ in English. There are a variety of contexts in which both words can be used, but one key difference is that ‘por’ is more often used and ‘para’ less.

There are many examples of when ‘por’ can be used, and here are just a few of them:

To state the time: Son las diez por la mañana

To express gratitude: Muchas gracias por todo lo que has hecho

To indicate a mode of transportation: Viajaremos por coche el 3 de Agosto

To suggest a cause: Ella no podía ir a la oficina por la huelga

Within idiomatic expressions: Por favor/por cierto/por fin/por lo tanto

Some examples of when ‘para’ is to be used are as follows:

To refer to a particular time: Quiere el libro para el miércoles

To signify a destination: Saldrás para Berlin luego

To note the recipient of something: El lo compro  para ella 

There are numerous other examples of when both words ought to be used and a good source of information on the topic can be found here: http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/porpara.htm

With regular memorization and practice, it will become very easy to master the uses of ‘por’ and ‘para’.

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