Nathaniel A. GCSE Spanish tutor

Nathaniel A.

£18 - £20 /hr

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Studying: Hispanic Studies (Bachelors) - University College London University

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About me

About me:

I hold a First Class Honours in Hispanic Studies from University College London, where I achieved the highest grades in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. I have also studied at the Universitat de Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and received special awards from UCL for my proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese.

I have a wide range of teaching experience, having worked as a TEFL teacher in Madrid where I taught classes to children and adults (including soldiers at the Spanish Ministry of Defence), as well as having worked for a tutoring agency in London where I tutored GCSE and A Level students. I also currently teach face-to-face classes in the Liverpool area.

The Sessions:

I am passionate about Modern Foreign Languages, History and Literature, and take a flexible approach to my teaching: I always tailor to the specific needs of the student, so that they get the best possible level of support. With languages I believe grammar is essential, but at the same time try to make my lessons as enjoyable as possible. I not only aim to help my students to pass their exams, but also to teach them the language so that they can communicate with ease and confidence. Language learning can be really fun, and has given me the opportunity to explore new cultures in an exciting and fulfilling way!

 

My main area of interest is Modern History, and I am currently preparing for an MA in Modern History at the University of Leeds. I tutor GCSE and A Level History students, and can not only provide in-depth discussion of European, North American and Latin American History, but also practical advice and support on exam technique and revision tips. 

What next?

If you have any questions, feel free to book a 'Meet the Tutor' session and I will be happy to discuss any specific requirements you may have! Or alternatively, send me a 'Webmail'. I aim to reply to all inquiries within 10 hours.

About me:

I hold a First Class Honours in Hispanic Studies from University College London, where I achieved the highest grades in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. I have also studied at the Universitat de Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, and received special awards from UCL for my proficiency in Spanish and Portuguese.

I have a wide range of teaching experience, having worked as a TEFL teacher in Madrid where I taught classes to children and adults (including soldiers at the Spanish Ministry of Defence), as well as having worked for a tutoring agency in London where I tutored GCSE and A Level students. I also currently teach face-to-face classes in the Liverpool area.

The Sessions:

I am passionate about Modern Foreign Languages, History and Literature, and take a flexible approach to my teaching: I always tailor to the specific needs of the student, so that they get the best possible level of support. With languages I believe grammar is essential, but at the same time try to make my lessons as enjoyable as possible. I not only aim to help my students to pass their exams, but also to teach them the language so that they can communicate with ease and confidence. Language learning can be really fun, and has given me the opportunity to explore new cultures in an exciting and fulfilling way!

 

My main area of interest is Modern History, and I am currently preparing for an MA in Modern History at the University of Leeds. I tutor GCSE and A Level History students, and can not only provide in-depth discussion of European, North American and Latin American History, but also practical advice and support on exam technique and revision tips. 

What next?

If you have any questions, feel free to book a 'Meet the Tutor' session and I will be happy to discuss any specific requirements you may have! Or alternatively, send me a 'Webmail'. I aim to reply to all inquiries within 10 hours.

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Arun (Student)

May 26 2016

A very helpful and informative Tutorial. Would definitely recommend Nathaniel to anyone.

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Arun (Student)

May 19 2016

I found Nathaniel very helpful. I learnt a lot in the Tutorial and he provided me with a concise and comprehensive overview of the topics covered. I would definitely recommend Nathaniel to anyone.

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Margit (Parent)

May 11 2016

Good lesson covering German history for GCSE. Helped me to understand more of the key dates and events which occurred during the time period.

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Margit (Parent)

May 9 2016

Great first lesson on GCSE history. Thank you

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LiteratureA-level (A2)A
SpanishA-level (A2)A
Government & PoliticsA-level (A2)A*
HistoryA-level (A2)A*
Hispanic StudiesDegree (Bachelors)First Class Honours

Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
English LiteratureA Level£20 /hr
HistoryA Level£20 /hr
SpanishA Level£20 /hr
SpanishA Level£20 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£18 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
English LiteratureGCSE£18 /hr
HistoryGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishIB£20 /hr

Questions Nathaniel has answered

How do I form the past simple tense in Spanish?

Spanish verbs (words like 'to do' or 'to say' or 'to eat', in English) come in two main groups. Firstly, there are the -ar ending verbs, which make up about 70 per cent of Spanish verbs. Some examples of these are 'comprar' (to buy), 'enviar' (to send), and 'hablar' (to speak). Secondly, there are the -ir and -er ending verbs, such as 'vender' (to sell), 'compartir' (to share) and 'entender' (to understand).

Forming the past simple is easy for regular Spanish verbs, just do the following:

For -ar ending verbs:

I bought: compré

He/She/It bought: compró

They bought: compraron

You bought: compraste 

N.B. We bought is exactly the same in the past tense as it is in the present: compramos

Easy, right?

Now, for the -er/-ir verbs, simply do the following:

I understood: Entendí

He/She/It understood: Entend

They understood: Entendieron

You understood: Entendiste

We understood: Entendimos

N.B. Remember, the -ir/-er endings are exactly the same! 

Spanish verbs (words like 'to do' or 'to say' or 'to eat', in English) come in two main groups. Firstly, there are the -ar ending verbs, which make up about 70 per cent of Spanish verbs. Some examples of these are 'comprar' (to buy), 'enviar' (to send), and 'hablar' (to speak). Secondly, there are the -ir and -er ending verbs, such as 'vender' (to sell), 'compartir' (to share) and 'entender' (to understand).

Forming the past simple is easy for regular Spanish verbs, just do the following:

For -ar ending verbs:

I bought: compré

He/She/It bought: compró

They bought: compraron

You bought: compraste 

N.B. We bought is exactly the same in the past tense as it is in the present: compramos

Easy, right?

Now, for the -er/-ir verbs, simply do the following:

I understood: Entendí

He/She/It understood: Entend

They understood: Entendieron

You understood: Entendiste

We understood: Entendimos

N.B. Remember, the -ir/-er endings are exactly the same! 

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2 years ago

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How do I form the past simple tense in Spanish?

Spanish verbs (words like 'to do' or 'to say' or 'to eat', in English) come in two main groups. Firstly, there are the -ar ending verbs, which make up about 70 per cent of Spanish verbs. Some examples of these are 'comprar' (to buy), 'enviar' (to send), and 'hablar' (to speak). Secondly, there are the -ir and -er ending verbs, such as 'vender' (to sell), 'compartir' (to share) and 'entender' (to understand).

Forming the past simple is easy for regular Spanish verbs, just do the following:

For -ar ending verbs:

I bought: compré

He/She/It bought: compró

They bought: compraron

You bought: compraste 

N.B. 'We bought' is exactly the same in the past tense as it is in the present: 'compramos'

Easy, right?

Now, for the -er/-ir verbs, simply do the following:

I understood: Entendí

He/She/It understood: Entend

They understood: Entendieron

You understood: Entendiste

We understood: Entendimos

N.B. Remember, the -ir/-er endings are exactly the same! 

Spanish verbs (words like 'to do' or 'to say' or 'to eat', in English) come in two main groups. Firstly, there are the -ar ending verbs, which make up about 70 per cent of Spanish verbs. Some examples of these are 'comprar' (to buy), 'enviar' (to send), and 'hablar' (to speak). Secondly, there are the -ir and -er ending verbs, such as 'vender' (to sell), 'compartir' (to share) and 'entender' (to understand).

Forming the past simple is easy for regular Spanish verbs, just do the following:

For -ar ending verbs:

I bought: compré

He/She/It bought: compró

They bought: compraron

You bought: compraste 

N.B. 'We bought' is exactly the same in the past tense as it is in the present: 'compramos'

Easy, right?

Now, for the -er/-ir verbs, simply do the following:

I understood: Entendí

He/She/It understood: Entend

They understood: Entendieron

You understood: Entendiste

We understood: Entendimos

N.B. Remember, the -ir/-er endings are exactly the same! 

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2 years ago

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How do you form the present perfect tense in Spanish?

The present perfect tense is really useful and needn't worry you! In English when we say things like 'I have gone' or 'We have arrived', this is the present perfect tense. It is used to describe an action that happened at an unspecified time in the past. In Spanish we form this using the verb 'haber', which corresponds loosely with the English verb 'to have' in the sense of 'He has been.' See below the various forms of haber:

Yo - he

Él/Ella - ha

Tú - has

Nosotros - hemos

Ellos/Ellas - han

Now, once you have your 'haber' form, you need your past participle. The past participle is basically the 'been', 'gone', or 'arrived' part of the sentence in English. For example, in the phrase 'I have arrived', 'arrived' is the past participle.

In Spanish, forming these past participles for regular verbs is really easy. For the -ar verbs, simply cut off the final '-r', and add '-do'. For example, using the verb 'comprar' (to buy), 'I have bought' would be: 'He comprado.'

For the -er/-ir verbs, simply take off the final -er/-ir and add '-ido'. For example, using the verb 'vender' (to sell), 'We have bought' would be: 'Hemos vendido.' Similarly, using the -ir verb 'venir' (to come), 'They have come' would be: 'Han venido.'

And that's it! Simple! 

Unfortunately, there are some irregular verbs that don't quite follow this rule, but you will learn these soon enough!

Below are a couple of common irregular past participles to get you started:

Hacer (to do) - hecho

Decir (to say/to tell) - dicho

Describir (to describe) - descrito

Escribir (to write) - escrito

The present perfect tense is really useful and needn't worry you! In English when we say things like 'I have gone' or 'We have arrived', this is the present perfect tense. It is used to describe an action that happened at an unspecified time in the past. In Spanish we form this using the verb 'haber', which corresponds loosely with the English verb 'to have' in the sense of 'He has been.' See below the various forms of haber:

Yo - he

Él/Ella - ha

Tú - has

Nosotros - hemos

Ellos/Ellas - han

Now, once you have your 'haber' form, you need your past participle. The past participle is basically the 'been', 'gone', or 'arrived' part of the sentence in English. For example, in the phrase 'I have arrived', 'arrived' is the past participle.

In Spanish, forming these past participles for regular verbs is really easy. For the -ar verbs, simply cut off the final '-r', and add '-do'. For example, using the verb 'comprar' (to buy), 'I have bought' would be: 'He comprado.'

For the -er/-ir verbs, simply take off the final -er/-ir and add '-ido'. For example, using the verb 'vender' (to sell), 'We have bought' would be: 'Hemos vendido.' Similarly, using the -ir verb 'venir' (to come), 'They have come' would be: 'Han venido.'

And that's it! Simple! 

Unfortunately, there are some irregular verbs that don't quite follow this rule, but you will learn these soon enough!

Below are a couple of common irregular past participles to get you started:

Hacer (to do) - hecho

Decir (to say/to tell) - dicho

Describir (to describe) - descrito

Escribir (to write) - escrito

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