Tobias R.

Tobias R.

£36 - £38 /hr

Modern Languages and Cultures - Russian and Spanish (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hello! My name is Tobias. I'm a recent graduate from the University of Durham.

I studied Spanish and Russian and did so for over 6 years. I also spent 8 months studying in St Petersburg - in my opinion, it's one of the most stunning cities to live in! Languages have always been my greatest academic interest and I have a wealth of experience tutoring both English and non-English clients; having taught both sides of the language divide for over 5 years, I have developed an intuiti...

Hello! My name is Tobias. I'm a recent graduate from the University of Durham.

I studied Spanish and Russian and did so for over 6 years. I also spent 8 months studying in St Petersburg - in my opinion, it's one of the most stunning cities to live in! Languages have always been my greatest academic interest and I have a wealth of experience tutoring both English and non-English clients; having taught both sides of the language divide for over 5 years, I have developed an intuitive feel for language learning. I'm specialised in Spanish and Russian but also have a strong command of German and am very comfortable teaching all 3 to A-Level standard.

Outside of my academic pursuits, I'm a keen sportsman and love to play tennis as well as power-lifting. I also have a soft-spot for rom-coms, but don't tell anyone. And if you're a Poldark fan, extra brownie points are in the offing.

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About my sessions

Lessons are inherently personal to the client and a learner's needs should shape the curriculum. Lessons would typically involve oral, auditory and written components but the emphasis would be dependent on the client's strengths and weaknesses. For example, a client with an excellent written grasp of Spanish but a low level of confidence in talking would benefit greatly from oral exercises and conversation classes.

I am a big believer in trust, relaxation, and by extension, conf...

Lessons are inherently personal to the client and a learner's needs should shape the curriculum. Lessons would typically involve oral, auditory and written components but the emphasis would be dependent on the client's strengths and weaknesses. For example, a client with an excellent written grasp of Spanish but a low level of confidence in talking would benefit greatly from oral exercises and conversation classes.

I am a big believer in trust, relaxation, and by extension, confidence being the foundations to learning and they are at the center of my classroom. I also strongly support rooting education in culture - language learning shouldn't take place in a sterile environment but rather in the world that surrounds us. Spanish lessons, for example, may contain elements related to Catalonian independence.

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Hazel Parent from Ross on wye

23 Apr

Tobias has been teaching my son Russian and Spanish in preparation for his A levels for the last couple of weeks. My son Jordan is so much more confident now and we have noticed a huge difference in the speed he speaks both languages. He really enjoys his lessons, something I never thought I would say. Tobias is really easy to get on with but at the same time has very good teaching methods. Thank you Tobias for all your help so far.

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Emma Parent from Bulmer

18 Apr

In one lesson Tobias has really helped our son and given him so much more confidence in Russian. Thank you very much Tobias for all your help!

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Nicola Parent from Oxford

24 Jun

When I first suggested some extra help with Spanish, my son was reluctant. However, he has found Tobias very easy to get on with and such a help that he enjoys the lessons very much. Tobias is extremely knowledgeable and is an excellent teacher who goes to a great deal of trouble to make the lessons as beneficial as possible. I cannot recommend him too highly. My son is doing better at school and is beginning to feel more confident about his Spanish and his teacher has noticed the improvement.

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Emma Parent from Bulmer

23 Aug

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SpanishA-level (A2)A
GermanA-level (A2)A
BiologyA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (AS)B

General Availability

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12 - 5pm
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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
GermanA Level£38 /hr
RussianA Level£38 /hr
SpanishA Level£38 /hr
GermanGCSE£38 /hr
RussianGCSE£38 /hr
SpanishGCSE£38 /hr
GermanIB£38 /hr
RussianIB£38 /hr
SpanishIB£38 /hr
Spanish13 Plus£36 /hr

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