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Shahid W.

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

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About me

Hello, my name is Shahid. I am a fourth 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. I arrived at university with no previous knowledge of German, so I know how tricky it can be to learn the language as I myself have very recent experience of being a German student. Thankfully, I have plenty of tips and tricks which make the whole process a lot easier!

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 German can be! 

Hello, my name is Shahid. I am a fourth 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. I arrived at university with no previous knowledge of German, so I know how tricky it can be to learn the language as I myself have very recent experience of being a German student. Thankfully, I have plenty of tips and tricks which make the whole process a lot easier!

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 German can be! 

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About my sessions

I always tailor my sessions to the specific aims of each individual student. You won't be plagued by any standardised and rigid lesson plans in my sessions! I try to gather as much information about you in our meet-the-tutor session, and then I will use that information to try and create a series of sessions plans to help you reach your aims and learn to enjoy the subject.

I always tailor my sessions to the specific aims of each individual student. You won't be plagued by any standardised and rigid lesson plans in my sessions! I try to gather as much information about you in our meet-the-tutor session, and then I will use that information to try and create a series of sessions plans to help you reach your aims and learn to enjoy the subject.

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Stefanie (Parent from Bristol)

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.

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Alice (Parent from London)

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.

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathematicsA-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A*
SpanishA-level (A2)A*
MusicA-level (A2)A

General Availability

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrices
SpanishA Level£20 /hr
MathsGCSE£18 /hr
MusicGCSE£18 /hr
SpanishGCSE£18 /hr
-Oxbridge Preparation-Mentoring£22 /hr
-Personal Statements-Mentoring£22 /hr

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 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

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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