Hi! My name is Luis and I am a native and qualified Spanish teacher. I have a PGCE in Modern Languages (Spanish) certified by the University of Birmingham. In addition, I have two degrees: Bachelor (Hons) of Education (Primary and PE) and Bachelor (Hons) of Sport and Exercise Science.
I consider myself an open and friendly person who loves teaching people of all ages to help them to develop their skills and reach their objectives. From my point of view, building a good relationship with my students is very important to create a great learning atmosphere. As a professional, I consider continuing learning a key point in my career. I always try to learn from researchers and other teachers to keep my subject knowledge and methodology updated to deliver high standard lessons to all my students.
In relation with my teaching experience, I gained the ability to teach Spanish during my training in a outstanding high school in South Birmingham teaching in KS3, KS4 (GCSE) and KS5 (AS & A2). Fortunately, the high school gave me the opportunity to collaborate with a Primary school in the same area to gain experience teaching in KS2. Currently, I teach Spanish in a high school in the West Midlands and PE in a middle school in Worcestershire. As private tutor, I have experience teaching in 1 to 1 lessons (either in person and online) to a wide range of students, from students focused in reaching a high mark in their GCSE / A2 exams to adults interested in improving their Spanish with a general purpose. Also, I have experience teaching children.
In my opinion, to have an initial interview or trial lesson is very important to know the student's needs and targets. I always plan tailored lessons to meet my student's needs. My lessons are characterised by a smooth progression in order to reach the set goals. Good feedback and assessment for learning are key strategies of my practice and speaking and listening skills play an important role in my lessons.
Very enjoyable lessons, I have never tried lessons online before, but they are fun and Luis explains everything in a way that is easy to understand.
Luis is a very good tutor, he explains everything very well and is patient, he also helps you to learn new things at at a pace that suits you.