Steph W.

Steph W.

£18 - £22 /hr

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (Bachelors) - Newcastle University

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About me

I would describe myself as a creative academic. While I have a love of learning and always seek knowledge, I have a very creative side. Because my course is very academic, I have lots of creative hobbies, for example I am a highly trained dancer and am part of the Newcastle University Dance Society. I am currently playing Little Inez in a production of Hairspray at university, which will be performed in November.

I have studied Geography all the way from GCSE to A-Level and find it a hugely fascinating subject which I love to learn more about in my free time and would love to teach. Geography is all around us and is a very good subject to apply knowledge to.

I have a huge love of languages; the reason behind this is being able to interact and communicate with all kinds of people from all over the world. Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world, which means if you can speak Spanish, you can reach a huge amount of people. I am currently learning Portuguese within my course, and will hopefully begin learning Italian after Christmas. Languages are super hard, but really rewarding. When I first began, I didn’t have much confidence when it came to speaking as I had a huge fear of getting things wrong. But its okay to make mistakes! That’s how you learn and that principle really is applicable to anyone and everyone doing any subject.

I would describe myself as a creative academic. While I have a love of learning and always seek knowledge, I have a very creative side. Because my course is very academic, I have lots of creative hobbies, for example I am a highly trained dancer and am part of the Newcastle University Dance Society. I am currently playing Little Inez in a production of Hairspray at university, which will be performed in November.

I have studied Geography all the way from GCSE to A-Level and find it a hugely fascinating subject which I love to learn more about in my free time and would love to teach. Geography is all around us and is a very good subject to apply knowledge to.

I have a huge love of languages; the reason behind this is being able to interact and communicate with all kinds of people from all over the world. Spanish is the 2nd most spoken language in the world, which means if you can speak Spanish, you can reach a huge amount of people. I am currently learning Portuguese within my course, and will hopefully begin learning Italian after Christmas. Languages are super hard, but really rewarding. When I first began, I didn’t have much confidence when it came to speaking as I had a huge fear of getting things wrong. But its okay to make mistakes! That’s how you learn and that principle really is applicable to anyone and everyone doing any subject.

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About my sessions

I don’t have a specific structure to my lessons as all students learn in different ways and therefore it will be necessary to tailor lessons specifically for them. However, I wish to start all my lessons with a quick recap of what we covered previously and any questions/problems that have arisen. As long as there are no issues, we can move on in the session. Obviously, content is a huge part of learning so the first part of my lesson will be learning-based, however I believe that application is what counts, so the second half of the session will be dedicated to applying the knowledge that we have learnt to practise questions scenarios. I do believe that learning should be fun, which is why I will always incorporate games and quizzes within sessions to test what we have done.

I understand that not everyone is highly academic, therefore different techniques will be necessary. Firstly, I need to identify if my student is a visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinesthetic learner and adapt my teaching methods to that.

For me, the most important part is tailoring the classes specific to what the student wishes/needs to know. At the end of each session, I will ask if they have any requests for the next session in relation to what they are learning at school or college and hopefully tailor my next session to anything they need. 

I don’t have a specific structure to my lessons as all students learn in different ways and therefore it will be necessary to tailor lessons specifically for them. However, I wish to start all my lessons with a quick recap of what we covered previously and any questions/problems that have arisen. As long as there are no issues, we can move on in the session. Obviously, content is a huge part of learning so the first part of my lesson will be learning-based, however I believe that application is what counts, so the second half of the session will be dedicated to applying the knowledge that we have learnt to practise questions scenarios. I do believe that learning should be fun, which is why I will always incorporate games and quizzes within sessions to test what we have done.

I understand that not everyone is highly academic, therefore different techniques will be necessary. Firstly, I need to identify if my student is a visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinesthetic learner and adapt my teaching methods to that.

For me, the most important part is tailoring the classes specific to what the student wishes/needs to know. At the end of each session, I will ask if they have any requests for the next session in relation to what they are learning at school or college and hopefully tailor my next session to anything they need. 

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Paul Parent from SUNDERLAND Lesson review 1 Feb, 18:00

2 Feb

Again a very enjoyable and good learning lesson. Thanks Steph

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Paul Parent from SUNDERLAND Lesson review 26 Jan, 18:00

26 Jan

Excellent first lesson enjoyed it muchos! Thanks, Steph

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Catherine Parent from Milton Keynes Lesson review 14 Feb, 16:30

14 Feb

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SpanishA-level (A2)B
GeographyA-level (A2)A
EconomicsA-level (A2)C
Extended Project QualificationA-level (A2)A

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
SpanishA Level£20 /hr
GeographyGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishGCSE£18 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£22 /hr

Questions Steph has answered

Describe tu rutina matutina.

A las… me levanto me despierto me duchoPara el desayuno, como… cereales fruta tostada pastelesY suelo beber… zumo de naranja batido de frutas café Después de comer… me visto me cepillo mis dientes me afeitoFinalmente… me cepillo el pelo me maquillo voy al colegioA las… me levanto me despierto me duchoPara el desayuno, como… cereales fruta tostada pastelesY suelo beber… zumo de naranja batido de frutas café Después de comer… me visto me cepillo mis dientes me afeitoFinalmente… me cepillo el pelo me maquillo voy al colegio

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4 months ago

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Explain the difference between convergent and divergent plate boundaries.

A divergent plate boundary occurs when two plates are moving away from each other. This usually occurs at mid ocean ridges, such as that in the Atlantic Ocean. When the plates diverge, magma is exposed and rushes to the surface, which can form pillow lava as it cools onto the ocean bed or can create volcanic islands such as Iceland. However, these ridges are broken up by transform faults which don’t have any volcanic activity along them. Convergent plate boundaries occur when plates are moving towards each other. When two oceanic plates converge, the older and denser plate subducts beneath the other, creating an asymmetrical ocean trench which is deepest nearer the plate that hasn’t subducted, for example the Mariana trench which is over 11,000 metres deep. The subducted plate melts and the magma rises through the crust of the other plate creating island arcs at the bottom of the ocean. When an oceanic and continental plate converge, the oceanic plate subducts again as it is denser. This forces up the rock and minerals of the continental plate, creating mountain ranges and volcanoes due to magma rising through the lithosphere. When two continental plates converge, subduction doesn’t occur as the plates are of similar densities and this means volcanic activity is absent. Instead the plates push and fold each other upwards creating mountain ranges again, such as the Himalayas due to the convergence of the Indian plate and the Eurasian. While there are differences, earthquakes and seismic activity is present at both plate boundaries in all cases.A divergent plate boundary occurs when two plates are moving away from each other. This usually occurs at mid ocean ridges, such as that in the Atlantic Ocean. When the plates diverge, magma is exposed and rushes to the surface, which can form pillow lava as it cools onto the ocean bed or can create volcanic islands such as Iceland. However, these ridges are broken up by transform faults which don’t have any volcanic activity along them. Convergent plate boundaries occur when plates are moving towards each other. When two oceanic plates converge, the older and denser plate subducts beneath the other, creating an asymmetrical ocean trench which is deepest nearer the plate that hasn’t subducted, for example the Mariana trench which is over 11,000 metres deep. The subducted plate melts and the magma rises through the crust of the other plate creating island arcs at the bottom of the ocean. When an oceanic and continental plate converge, the oceanic plate subducts again as it is denser. This forces up the rock and minerals of the continental plate, creating mountain ranges and volcanoes due to magma rising through the lithosphere. When two continental plates converge, subduction doesn’t occur as the plates are of similar densities and this means volcanic activity is absent. Instead the plates push and fold each other upwards creating mountain ranges again, such as the Himalayas due to the convergence of the Indian plate and the Eurasian. While there are differences, earthquakes and seismic activity is present at both plate boundaries in all cases.

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4 months ago

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How to structure your personal statement.

Your personal statement should be 2/3s about academic achievements and 1/3 other. Your first paragraph needs to grab the readers attention. Universities read thousands of applications; make yours one that stands out. Perhaps the use of an anecdote might draw in the reader, or a particular experience you have had that has made you choose this subject. This first paragraph is all about WHY you chose this subject.Your second paragraph should focus on academic things you have done in relation to this subject. What books have you read to further your knowledge? More specifically, what has this book taught you about this subject? You should talk about any societies you have joined as a part of this subject or any clubs you attend or run to further yours and other peoples’ knowledge of this subject. This is likely to be your biggest paragraph and you might do well to split it up into two paragraphs to make it easier to read. For example, if you’re doing combined honours, equally split your paragraph for each of your subjects. Your third paragraph is where you bring in all the things you have done throughout your life that have given you skills and knowledge for a lifetime. Talk about what your hobbies have taught you IN RELATION to your subject. Make sure it is all relevant to what you will be studying. If you have had a part-time job, talk about the skills you have learnt. Showcase yourself in the best light. Your final paragraph should summarise all you have talked about, but make sure you end the essay with something memorable again. The idea is to frame the personal statement with a memorable start and finish so that you stand out from other candidates. Good luck!Your personal statement should be 2/3s about academic achievements and 1/3 other. Your first paragraph needs to grab the readers attention. Universities read thousands of applications; make yours one that stands out. Perhaps the use of an anecdote might draw in the reader, or a particular experience you have had that has made you choose this subject. This first paragraph is all about WHY you chose this subject.Your second paragraph should focus on academic things you have done in relation to this subject. What books have you read to further your knowledge? More specifically, what has this book taught you about this subject? You should talk about any societies you have joined as a part of this subject or any clubs you attend or run to further yours and other peoples’ knowledge of this subject. This is likely to be your biggest paragraph and you might do well to split it up into two paragraphs to make it easier to read. For example, if you’re doing combined honours, equally split your paragraph for each of your subjects. Your third paragraph is where you bring in all the things you have done throughout your life that have given you skills and knowledge for a lifetime. Talk about what your hobbies have taught you IN RELATION to your subject. Make sure it is all relevant to what you will be studying. If you have had a part-time job, talk about the skills you have learnt. Showcase yourself in the best light. Your final paragraph should summarise all you have talked about, but make sure you end the essay with something memorable again. The idea is to frame the personal statement with a memorable start and finish so that you stand out from other candidates. Good luck!

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4 months ago

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