SPANISH language courses
After school online study groups
Beatriz Luna Gijón
Beatriz has been a teacher of Spanish as a second language for over 20 years, most of them in her school in Malaga, Spain. After relocating to London, she started delivering Spanish language lessons to all levels and ages, both face to face and online. Beatriz has worked at different colleges and language schools in London. She is also well familiar with the structure of the English school system, the National Curriculum and the standards of Spanish for GCSE and A levels. Undergraduate and A-level students benefit from her genuine interest and expertise in literature, arts, politics, cinema and philosophy.
Teaching is an activity that Beatriz truly loves. She has the patience and the skills needed to accompany the students' progress at their own pace. She can also engage the students quickly and develop a strong rapport.
Regarding her educational background, she has a bachelor's First degree in English and Spanish Language and Literature. She also has a diploma in English and Spanish teaching and ongoing studies of Applied Linguistics at university. Beatriz is an enhanced DBS checked tutor to work with young students.
Enrique Zattara Hernández
Enrique started working as a Spanish language tutor 15 years ago with adult British residents in Malaga, Spain. After settling in London, he continued with his work linked to Spanish language schools, teaching all levels of the language especially for adults, in individuals and group modalities, both face-to-face and online. He is passionate about teaching and preparing bespoke lessons for each of his students. He is a very skilled teacher, with solid knowledge and particularly good training. His lessons are dynamic and very enjoyable as he can cater to different needs and interests.
Enrique holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from UNED in Madrid. He is a fiction writer and literary critic with more than 17 published books. He also holds a certificate from Cervantes Institute of London endorsed by the University of Roehampton in the teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language.
No fees cancellation policy: up to 24 h before the lesson timeslot.
A typical group lesson (4 + students) is 90 minutes in length.
Payments are in advance after the first lesson. We charge for 4 lessons, including the first one. We will issue an invoice which can be settled by a bank transfer or over PayPal.
Get 1 lesson free if you pay for 10 lessons in advance.
All the academic resources are included in the price. The students do not have to purchase any material for their lessons.
In the case of academic teaching in particular (key stages, GCSE, A-level, etc), we emphasize on the developing of the 4 language skills: speaking, reading, listening and writing with the support of texts and audio-visual material.
For adult students and vocational training, we adapt our teaching approach to the students’ needs.
Augustus O. review on 6 Jul, 2020
Beatriz is a fantastic teacher that improves her students' language abilities at a very fast rate. She is accommodating with time, learning preferences and goal preferences. She teaches always through conversation so I became very comfortable speaking Spanish very quickly. She is also reliable and kind - overall, a great experience.
Louise S. review on 14 Feb, 2020
Enrique is a brilliant teacher, patient and flexible with lessons to suit individual needs. He keeps lessons varied and interesting with a focus on teachings that can be applied in real life. I highly recommend for all levels!
APPROACH TO TEACHING
Over the years, we have created our own approach to teaching Spanish. We are passionate about teaching and tailoring lessons for each of our students. Thus, the teaching strategies that we use depend on the students' characteristics, their level of command of the language, their learning styles and their personal goals in the acquisition of a second language.
We always put the language in the centre of different contexts, creating situations which can be found in everyday settings. While assimilating new concepts, the students keep using all the elements they have learnt in previous sessions and, as in concentric circles, the new grammar structures and vocabulary just keep adding. We also use the grammar-translation method to improve the reading and writing of GCSEs students. Both with our adult and younger students, we use a lot of audio-visual material which supports the learning process and makes the sessions fun and enjoyable. We always discuss the method with our students beforehand so that they are aware of the characteristics of our approach.