• 13+ Spanish
• 13+ French
• GCSE Spanish (all exam boards)
• GCSE French (all exam boards)
• A-Level Spanish (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC)
• English as a Foreign Language (IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Suite)
I hold a Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification which I gained with Merit at International House in Barcelona in 2012. Upon qualification I embarked on a teaching career both abroad and in the UK from 2012 until 2016. During this time I worked for prestigious academies such as Regent English Language Training and International House. I also gained experience working in the Spanish state education system and at a private school in Northern Spain. Building relationships with my pupils and supporting them through exams was a truly rewarding experience: the majority of my pupils undertook exams from the Cambridge suite such as the First Certificate and Advanced level exam with consistently high pass rates. I also provided intensive training for students undertaking the IELTS exam to gain entry to English-speaking universities such as Cambridge in both group and one-to-one settings.
Between my teaching contracts abroad I worked for four summers (2013 - 2016) at the Edinburgh branch of Regent Language Training where I worked with mixed nationality and mixed age groups, often with students from up to ten diverse countries represented in each class. At Regent I worked collaboratively with my learners to identify their learning goals and objectives and supported them on their journey to success, whatever this looked like. For some students this was passing a Cambridge exam, whilst for others it was to learn Business English for professional development and others simply wanted to learn for their own enjoyment. Whatever their motivation, I consistently endeavoured to go beyond their expectations in this fast-paced and demanding learning environment to ensure my students were truly satisfied with their learning experience in Edinburgh.
My core motivation lies in working with people and as such I inject a great deal of enthusiasm and energy into my work. I myself have benefitted from quality tutoring both at school and university level and know for a fact I would not be where I am now without this support. I would love to return to working in frontline education to complement my current work in the Third Sector around children’s rights to accompany learners on a journey to academic fulfilment and success.
Throughout my teaching career I have actively invested in my own professional development. I have been fortunate to attend inspirational events such as the International House Teaching Conference and to lead my own teacher training events on subjects such as the use of creativity in the classroom.