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Shahid W.

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Degree: Modern and Medieval Languages (Spanish and German) (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

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Hello, my name is Shahid. I am a first year student at Trinity College, Cambridge studing Modern and Medieval languages (Spanish and German). My passion for languages has allowed me to excel at studying Spanish from a young age as well as helping me acquire a good level of fluency. Having been through the AQA GCSE and A-Level system I am knowledgeable about the way the exams work and how to make the most out of the mark scheme. However, I am equally comfortable and familiar tutoring for other exam boards including Edexcel, WJEC, OCR, Cambridge iGCSE's and Pre-U's. In my tutoring sessions I aim to help you gain a better understanding of the grammar and vocabulary of the language by encouraging you to speak it as much as possible. I will also introduce you to more complex grammatical phrases, idioms and cultural aspects of Spanish to help you secure the high grade that you are aiming for.

Having studied music at GCSE and A-Level (Edexcel) I have an in-depth knowledge of musical theory, composition, analysis and performance of music. I also hold my grade 8 certificate in classical piano (ABRSM). Despite music not being a part of my degree, it forms an important part of my daily routine. I regularly play and accompany as well as singing in the choir and challenging myself to compose music as much as I can. As a music tutor I will help you to develop a good musical ear through listening exercises and analysis of scores. I can also provide support and tips to help you with composition and performance.

I am a friendly and experienced tutor who wants to help you achieve the best results you can as well as showing you how much fun learning both Spanish and Music can be! 

My general availability is Mon-Fri 12pm-2pm, 4pm-10pm and weekends 10am-8pm.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Spanish A Level £20 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
Music GCSE £18 /hr
Spanish GCSE £18 /hr
-Oxbridge Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
MathematicsA-LevelA*
Further MathematicsA-LevelA*
SpanishA-LevelA*
MusicA-LevelA
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21/05/2013

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Ratings and reviews

5from 2 customer reviews

Stefanie (Parent) April 10 2015

Thank you for the great session! I learnt so many things in such a short space of time, everything taught to me has been so helpful in lessons.

Alice (Parent) April 30 2015

Shahid was warm and engaging and perfect for a young student. he quickly grasped the level that my daughter needed to work at. He was prompt for our lesson and well prepared. We will definitely book him again.

Questions Shahid has answered

How do I know what gender a word is?

In English we don't have to worry about the gender of words, so the idea of word gender is understandably confusing for English-speakers. In Spanish a word will always be either masculine (e.g. el timón/un timón) or feminine (la ciudad/una ciudad). There are some rules to help you decide on th...

In English we don't have to worry about the gender of words, so the idea of word gender is understandably confusing for English-speakers. In Spanish a word will always be either masculine (e.g. el timón/un timón) or feminine (la ciudad/una ciudad). There are some rules to help you decide on the gender of each word.

Feminine
Some of the common endings that suggest a noun is feminine are:

  • Words ending in -a

la carera, la enfermera, la casa

  • Words ending in -ad

la ciudad, la libertad, la amistad

  • Words ending in -ión

la estación, la ilusión, la religión

  • Words ending in -z

la nariz, la paz, la luz


Masculine

Some of the common endings that suggest a noun is masculine are:

  • Words ending in -o

el teatro, el dormitorio, el cartero

  • Words ending in -e

el perfume, el maquillaje, el estante

  • Words ending in -ma, -pa, -ta

el programa, el mapa, el planteta

However... There are of course exceptions. Some exceptions are logical. For example the word fotografía is feminine (ending in -a), although we can shorten it in Spanish to foto (like we shorten photograph to photo in English). Even though foto ends with an -o it is still feminine as it is just a shorter version of a feminine word. Other words following this pattern are: la disco, la moto, la tele etc.
There are a small collection of words that you will come across as you acquire more vocabulary that don't follow the rules or have a logical explanation. These are words that you will end up commiting to memory if you use them enough. A good source of information for words breaking the standardized gender rules is:http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/a/genderreversal.htm

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