¡Hola! I am a Spanish teaching professional, with 18 years of experience teaching Spanish, in London schools, as a foreign language. I am passionate about the language that I teach; my forte is accelerating knowledge, skills and understanding in learners at the GCSE level, so that they make outstanding progress, from wherever they are. I have a proven track record of facilitating successful results and love what I do. Whether you are, or your child is, struggling with Spanish or just need(s) to polish up to secure the best GCSE grade possible, I would love to hear from you and help you to make great progress, grow your confidence and meet, or exceed, your goals. As a non-native speaker, I fully understand the potential challenges of acquiring Spanish from scratch and can give you the tools, guidance and road map to make your language learning journey as smooth as possible. Absolute Beginners are absolutely welcome. Enhanced DBS certificate. Learn Spanish with Simmonds! Hasta pronto :).
How would you describe your teaching style?
My teaching style is whatever is best-suited to the students; I am knowledgeable and experienced enough to be flexible in my pedagogical approach. All of it, however, is underpinned by a traditional approach - we want to communicate well, but also know the building blocks of the language we are learning, e.g. grammar and patterns. We also want to face challenges and find the fun within the learning :). (It’s there!) Individuals can learn and study with me, one-to-one, for £40.00 p.h. Small groups of 2-4 people can learn and study with me for £20 per person. Current Spring term 2020 data for my Year 11 Spanish class shows +1.85 progress, i.e. outstanding progress. Let’s get started! ¡Vámonos!
What qualifications do you have?
BA (Hons) Modern Languages and Literature PGCE MFL, Secondary
Tell us about your experience...
I have over 18 years of formal experience in teaching in London and I love what I do. I teach for accelerated learning, but also, will provide the support needed to reach our goals, confidently. I have experience in school leadership and in leading MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) departments and I am a Lead Practitioner.
What locations do you tutor in?
I am happy to tutor in Croydon and South London.
What is your personal message to students?
It’s never too late to improve your Spanish and get the tools, tricks, tips and strategies to do your very best. We will determine our learning arrangements and terms and conditions, when we speak. I’m looking forward to working with you! ¡Vámonos!
|CRB/Disclosure Certificate:||Enhanced DBS|
|Travelling tutor:||Croydon, South London|
|Online tutor:||I can tutor via Zoom.|