Jessica D.

Jessica D.

£30 - £32 /hr

German and Hispanics (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

21 completed lessons

About me

I believe that learning a language opens up so many opportunities both to develop your career and to make friends from all over the world. I was lucky enough to have teachers who taught me not just through textbook exercises but also through real life content like music, TV series and podcasts - I want to help students see how useful mastering a language can be outside of the classroom.


Since graduating in German and Hispanic Studies from the University of Nottingham five y...

I believe that learning a language opens up so many opportunities both to develop your career and to make friends from all over the world. I was lucky enough to have teachers who taught me not just through textbook exercises but also through real life content like music, TV series and podcasts - I want to help students see how useful mastering a language can be outside of the classroom.


Since graduating in German and Hispanic Studies from the University of Nottingham five years ago, I have worked as an editor for an educational publishing house, in admissions and recruitment at a university, as a private tutor and teacher and in project management for a social enterprise in international education. The part I loved most about these jobs was working face-to-face with students and seeing them grow in confidence over time.


I have taught languages to all ages and levels from primary school children to professionals. I have been teaching and tutoring for over 6 years in the UK, Spain, Germany, Brazil and Colombia. Over the last 2 years, since returning back to London, I have also mentored students applying for universities as well as guiding them through the scholarship process.



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About my sessions

The beauty in learning is that the experience is different for everyone. Many people I have worked with in the past have felt frustrated because the way they learn isn’t celebrated in a typical classroom setting – this is where I come in.


  From your first session, we will map out your goals, look at who you are as a learner (VARK), discuss your strengths and weaknesses and how you assess your own progress. We will set objectives for each lesson and do end of session round...

The beauty in learning is that the experience is different for everyone. Many people I have worked with in the past have felt frustrated because the way they learn isn’t celebrated in a typical classroom setting – this is where I come in.


  From your first session, we will map out your goals, look at who you are as a learner (VARK), discuss your strengths and weaknesses and how you assess your own progress. We will set objectives for each lesson and do end of session round ups to evaluate your understanding. It is important that you feel in charge of your own learning and are really getting something out of the sessions . To look at progress over time, we will also write down a short learning diary entry every week so you can look back on how far you have come and plan for future classes. 


 My teaching method is based on building confidence and making sure the student realizes their potential. I believe that once these barriers are broken down, learning a new language or analyzing our own is a lot easier! One of the approaches I often use is a blended learning approach, whereby students use online resources such as podcasts, videos and articles and then we strengthen their knowledge of topics they have learnt through putting it into practice in a real life situation. Through discussions and interactive exercises, I make sure that students aren't just memorizing but really understanding the language used. 

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Ratings & reviews

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Debra Parent from Bishops Stortford

4 Dec '15

The session was really helpful.

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Natasha Student

19 Nov '15

I found this really helpful.

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Mark Student

21 Jan

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Natasha Student

14 May '16

Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
English LanguageA-levelA*
SpanishA-levelA
GermanA-levelA
PsychologyA-levelA*

General Availability

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12 - 5pm

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
English LanguageA Level£32 /hr
GermanA Level£32 /hr
SpanishA Level£32 /hr
English LanguageGCSE£32 /hr
GermanGCSE£32 /hr
SpanishGCSE£32 /hr
SpanishUniversity£32 /hr
SpanishKS3£32 /hr

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