My fields of expertise:
- General Spanish Course: from Beginners to Advanced/Conversation.
- Spanish UK A-Levels (both AS and A2) and GCSE Spanish.
- Spanish for Specific Purposes: Public Presentations + Business + Tourism & Flight Attendants + Job Interviews + Medical.
- Spanish Teacher Training.
I am a natural lecturer/teacher. I have a Master's Degree in Foreign Language and Linguistics (Madrid, Universidad Autónoma) + Spanish Teaching Training at Instituto Cervantes (with whom I worked as an International Examiner for 3 years). In all, I have been working in multicultural contexts for over 20 years. I have helped students of all ages and skills to successfully learn or improve their Spanish, for their academic, personal or professional goals. I tailor my lessons to every student's interest and needs.
Details of my previous experience:
Freelance Spanish tutor and translator - London, UK.
Spanish teacher and tutor at Teaching Personnel, at Chris Polatch Language Academy - London, UK.
Spanish GCSE and A-Levels tutor for TutorFair - London, UK.
Author and Examiner at Instituto Cervantes in Madrid, Spain and internationally.
Spanish lecturer at Pázmány Péter University and at Corvinus University - Budapest, Hungary.
Spanish lecturer at Polytechnic University - Windhoek, Namibia.
Spanish lecturer at Multimedia University - Cyberjaya and Malacca, Malaysia.
School Manager and Spanish tutor at La Granaína Spanish School in Granada, Spain and in Spanish by the Sea, Panama.
Spanish Teacher Saint Kieran's College High School in Kilkenny + Waterford Language School in Waterford, Ireland.
Spanish teacher at La Rueca School + Tandem Spanish Language School + TIRMA Language School - in Madrid, Spain and at Instituto Mediterráneo Sol Language School - in Granada, Spain.
Instituto Cervantes International Examiner (3 years).
English to Spanish translations.
Spanish tutor online through Skype.
Spanish author: I have written and published ten Spanish manuals and exercise books for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced and for Business Spanish and Spanish for Tourism. I have also published +50 articles for Instituto Cervantes and a novel for Spanish students.
I have been studying with Juan now for about 6 months. His animated teachings and consistency for attention to detail has meant that my Spanish has vastly improved but with accurate inaccuracy and pronunciation. I can not recommend him enough and look forward to our lessons each week.
From the first lesson with my son, Juan gave an honest assessment and a clear action plan for us to work on. Juan is highly qualified, experienced and committed to delivering a high standard of teaching and rightly expects a similar level of committment from his students. My son has a lot of work to do but is now more focused and motivated as a result to Juan's tuition and support.
Very interactive, interesting and fun classes. Highly recommended!