Hi , Welcome to my profile.
I hold a BA ( Hons) in Spanish and German with European Studies. I also studied French as an extra subject at university.
I am an enthusiatic person and have a passion for language learning. I think that everyone should learn a second language. It is a brilliant way to learn about other cultures. I have been tutoring since 2001 and offer private tuition to all levels and ages. So whether you want to learn a language for work purposes, school or leisure I can help you.
The majority of my teaching experience has been one to one but I also do group sessions, as requested, for friends who may want to study together. I have lived in Cuba and continue to travel extensively to maintain my language skills.
I'm friendly and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
In my free time, I enjoy socialising, salsa dancing, reading, yoga, zumba, going to the gym and of course travelling.
My teaching approach is usually an initial student assessment to determine learning requirements, in order to set realistic targets. I remain flexible and like to be guided by the individual student or syllabus as set by individual examining boards.
Tuition can take place in the comfort of your own home, a mutual meeting place or my own home.
( Please note that from 1st October 2017, tuition taking place on a Saturday will be charged at the hourly rate times half and Sunday will be charged at the hourly rate doubled.)
Looking forward to getting started with you.
Valda was a great choice for our son who was preparing for his German GCSE. She is friendly and flexible and really helped improve his confidence. His German teacher noticed a marked improvement, which was evident in his mock exam results. We would recommend Valda for any child who needs help learning German.
Valda has been excellent in assessing my ability level and tailoring the tuition to suit my needs, I am very pleased with the way things are progressing.
Valda was a lovely teacher who helped us enormously with our Spanish. My 7 year old twins never complained and enjoyed every lesson. Valda has a warm and welcoming manner and i highly recommend her
Valda is a patient, kind and lovely teacher - the perfect person to help my daughter. My daughter also enjoys her lessons and looks forward to them - that in itself says a lot about Valda's teaching! Thank you Valda!
I am so happy we found Valda. We are very pleased to see the progress our daughter is making working with her. I would recommend this dedicated, excellent, reliable and kind teacher to other students.
What a fantastic tutor. I have really enjoyed my Spanish lessons with her.
Valda is a very warm & friendly professional. I am thoroughly enjoying the lessons & can't wait to practice my Spanish lingual that I have already learnt when I next visit Spain.