Oliver M. 13 plus  Spanish tutor, GCSE Spanish tutor, A Level Spanish...

Oliver M.

Currently unavailable: until 01/08/2016

Studying: Spanish, Italian (ai), Catalan (ai) (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

ME

My name is Oli and I am a second year language student at Durham University studying Spanish, Italian and Catalan. I have been teaching Spanish for several years now and I honestly think it is the most enjoyable subject to teach and learn when done properly. My aim as a teacher is to show students just how enjoyable and important the Spanish language can truly be and inspire from them the same affinity for the language that I have.

THE LESSONS

The best way to keep a student motivated is to make sure that the lessons are fun and relaxed so that they feel comfortable in this teaching environment, and also to make sure that they are regularly set ambitious, yet achievable goals, so that they feel a sense of accomplishment with their learning.

The lessons will be set at the pace that best suits the student whilst ensuring that they are still pushed enough to learn as much as they can.

My teaching programme relies on an intial meet and greet with the student to assess their written and spoken level of the language and then to begin covering the topics of their syllabus with an equal focus on the relevant vocabulary and also covering the mundane grammar aspect. The students will be shown how the lessons work prior to beginning and they are fairly straight forward.

WHAT TO DO NOW?

Send me any questions you may have about anything! e.g. the course you are on/ my lessons/ my availability etc...

And book some sessions! the sooner you book the sooner you will see huge improvements in your/ the student's linguistic capability, motivation and confidence!

Best wishes and I hope to hear from you soon.

ME

My name is Oli and I am a second year language student at Durham University studying Spanish, Italian and Catalan. I have been teaching Spanish for several years now and I honestly think it is the most enjoyable subject to teach and learn when done properly. My aim as a teacher is to show students just how enjoyable and important the Spanish language can truly be and inspire from them the same affinity for the language that I have.

THE LESSONS

The best way to keep a student motivated is to make sure that the lessons are fun and relaxed so that they feel comfortable in this teaching environment, and also to make sure that they are regularly set ambitious, yet achievable goals, so that they feel a sense of accomplishment with their learning.

The lessons will be set at the pace that best suits the student whilst ensuring that they are still pushed enough to learn as much as they can.

My teaching programme relies on an intial meet and greet with the student to assess their written and spoken level of the language and then to begin covering the topics of their syllabus with an equal focus on the relevant vocabulary and also covering the mundane grammar aspect. The students will be shown how the lessons work prior to beginning and they are fairly straight forward.

WHAT TO DO NOW?

Send me any questions you may have about anything! e.g. the course you are on/ my lessons/ my availability etc...

And book some sessions! the sooner you book the sooner you will see huge improvements in your/ the student's linguistic capability, motivation and confidence!

Best wishes and I hope to hear from you soon.

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Ratings & Reviews

4.4from 7 customer reviews
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Edward (Student)

March 18 2016

Excellent cover of subj.

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Edward (Student)

March 11 2016

Fully covered everything

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Edward (Student)

March 4 2016

Covered everything in good detail, achieved all lesson aims and more.

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Edward (Student)

March 4 2016

Covered everything in good detail, achieved all lesson aims and more.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SpanishA-level (A2)A*

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
SpanishA Level£20 /hr
ItalianGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishIB£20 /hr
Spanish13 Plus£18 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£22 /hr

Questions Oliver has answered

Whats the best way to keep my Spanish sharp outside of school?

People rarely enjoy the idea of homework outside of the classroom, but there are ways you can keep your Spanish topped up with minimal effort, whether at home or on holiday. Firstly get into a habit of listening to news bulletins in Spanish, when you get up in the morning listening, once or twice to online reports (the ones on the RTVE.com website are excellent) even if in the background while you are getting ready for school can help keep your ear for the language. Secondly try to inject Spanish into your day to day activities, for example download some spanish songs and watch your favourite tv shows and movies with Spanish subtitles. Finally, talk to yourself, I know it sounds mental, but whatever you are doing, trying to narrate your actions and practicing your vocabulary can really help you to never forget words and clauses.

People rarely enjoy the idea of homework outside of the classroom, but there are ways you can keep your Spanish topped up with minimal effort, whether at home or on holiday. Firstly get into a habit of listening to news bulletins in Spanish, when you get up in the morning listening, once or twice to online reports (the ones on the RTVE.com website are excellent) even if in the background while you are getting ready for school can help keep your ear for the language. Secondly try to inject Spanish into your day to day activities, for example download some spanish songs and watch your favourite tv shows and movies with Spanish subtitles. Finally, talk to yourself, I know it sounds mental, but whatever you are doing, trying to narrate your actions and practicing your vocabulary can really help you to never forget words and clauses.

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Which tenses do I need to know for my Spanish i/GCSE exam?

For Spanish exams at this level, an A/A* grade requires a solid knowledge of all the indicative tenses so basically, the more you know about the indicative tenses the better. For students expecting or hoping to achieve a high grade, the subjunctive tenses could be used as well to add some flair to your answer and impress the examiners, but don't be overly ambitious, it's better to not use anything fancy than to use it and get it wrong.

For Spanish exams at this level, an A/A* grade requires a solid knowledge of all the indicative tenses so basically, the more you know about the indicative tenses the better. For students expecting or hoping to achieve a high grade, the subjunctive tenses could be used as well to add some flair to your answer and impress the examiners, but don't be overly ambitious, it's better to not use anything fancy than to use it and get it wrong.

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