Rasheeda is a qualified teacher who holds a degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Bristol. She has spent time living and working in Latin America and now tutors alongside teaching part time in a school in London.
Primarily Teaches: 13+ Spanish, GCSE Spanish, AS/A Level Spanish, IB Spanish
Also teaches: Undergraduate & Graduate Spanish
- 13+ Spanish
- GCSE Spanish
- A Level Spanish
- IB Spanish
- Undergraduate & Graduate Spanish
I have been tutoring privately for over 10 years and I now have 4 years teaching experience under my belt. During that time I have taught AQA and Edexcel boards for KS3 Spanish, KS4 Spanish and KS5 Spanish. This year I am also the Coordinator for English as an Additional Language, and I have delivered interventions in small groups for these students. Previously, I have also had pastoral roles as a form tutor and Assistant Head of Year 8.
As a classroom teacher, I receive consistently outstanding feedback during observations, including throughout Teach First training, from Ofsted inspectors (2022) and this year from educational consultants at Harris Academy.
I am always proud of my students achievements and to give you a few examples: a GCSE student was predicted a 5 and achieved an 8, another GCSE student with SEND was predicted a 3 and achieved a 5, and an A Level student was predicted a C and achieved an A.
I am British-Lebanese and spent my childhood growing up around lots of different languages which instilled a love for it very early on. I attended a small prep called Dolphin School, which adopts a Montessori style of learning, so we were given long-dated homework and learnt to be organised as a result. From there, I went to Bradfield College up to GCSE (5 A*s and 4 As) and The Abbey School for A Levels (AAB). I was accepted to the University of Bristol to study Spanish, although on return from spending my gap year in Madrid I decided to switch to Spanish and Portuguese. I achieved a high 2:1 overall (68%) with an oral distinction in Spanish (78%). After university I worked for a few years in international development and fundraising, organising events in the UK, USA, Kenya, Guatemala, Chile and Spain. I also interpreted Spanish-English and English-Spanish at a number of these events. After a break, where I travelled and worked in Latin America for 18 months, I decided to retrain as a teacher and have been teaching for four years.
I am a diligent, enthusiastic, approachable and considerate Spanish teacher and private tutor. I am truly passionate about my subject and I think it is one of the most important tools a young person can have in their toolbox.
I have a strongly evidence-based practice and I build logical lessons that are catered to the needs of the student. I create a safe environment where, through discussion and unpicking a student's responses, I am able to understand strengths, weaknesses and any misconceptions and I am practised at addressing these in different ways. For GCSE and A Level students, I study mark schemes thoroughly and I know what is needed to help students get to higher grades. One-to-one tutoring can be quite intense, so I have a number of educational games on hand for when a student needs a quick break.
I am still teaching part-time in South-West London. When I am not teaching or tutoring, I am renovating my house in Tulse Hill, reading (mostly fiction) or travelling with my husband.
''Rasheeda is an incredibly creative and supportive tutor. She helped build my confidence in Spanish and was always so patient with a smile on her face!'' (GCSE Student)
''Rasheeda is a creative and engaging tutor. She is reliable and patient and her passion for languages really shines.'' (Mother of an A Level student)