My teaching and coaching courses are specialised.
I offer Bespoke tuition, tailored to suit your needs and personal goals.
The 'Free first lesson' will enable us to get to know one another, establish your level & most importantly, we will discuss and clarify what you want out of a lesson. This helps me to prepare a focussed teaching plan and course, so that your valuable time is not wasted.
All levels (beginners to advanced) in both subjects, although my 'forte' is specialised or bespoke tuition, helping and coaching students aiming for higher education, (needing help with exam preparation / specific skills, listening, reading oral etc.,) and professionals, that is Business English/Spanish.
As a Modern Languages Graduate (with 4 other languages), I understand the fears and anxieties of a language student and how frustrating and hard it can be. My experience helps me to focus my teaching according to your personal abilities and needs, whether you want to improve certain skills, or simply just want to improve and boost your confidence, command and understanding of the English, or Spanish, language.
I have lived all my adult life in Spain, (with 1 year exception, teaching in London) I have taught here since graduating, with a great love of all things Spanish, the language, culture and way of life.
Being Bilingual allowed me to adapted the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) technique I learned at 'International House' to be able to teach Spanish in the same way.
I have taught multi-lingual classes in the UK (Wimbledon school of English, London) and at Academies and Schools across Spain ( at the International School of Tourism, Canaries, at an Audio-studio learning centre, The English Centre, the Language Institute in the Balearics,)
I have taught and coached other non-native teachers of English in their University courses / preparation and teaching methods.
Previous students include professionals such as Lawyers (contractual / business English/Spanish), Doctors / Specialists (cardiologists, physiotherapists), Businessmen and women, (bank managers, executives, who I have helped with presentations/ business plans) a group of Air Traffic Controllers, a Casino & Hotel manager, a footballer's agent, and a famous singer / song-writer!
I am so happy to still be in contact with the majority of my students, and have taught students who have later gone on to become teachers of English too! Something which brings me great satisfaction.
My aim and passion, apart from coaching and helping students to learn as much as possible, is to make my lessons interesting, fun and enjoyable; It is also very important for me to see that my students feel at ease.
Grading down the language, to be able to communicate easily and with great clarity, is an important skill in this job, which I have worked on extremely hard, and have mastered over the years.
I have had my own Academy in Spain, employing 4 teachers, however I now also work as an artist, painting and exhibiting my works world wide. For this reason, I turned to private tuition, one to one and small groups, teaching from home or at my students' homes for the last 5 years.
Modern languages studied: Spanish, French, Portuguese & Russian
B.A. Special Hispanic Studies (Spanish Portuguese, Russian ancillary) 2:1
TEFL R.S.A Diploma
Post Grad. Diplomatic Corps exam - passed
Wimbledon School of English (multi-lingual classes)
Audio - Studio Teaching centre (Canaries)
The Language Centre, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
International School of Tourism (Tenerife)
The English Centre, & Instituto de Idiomas / Language Institute, (Ibiza, Balearics)
online tuition (via Skype / google hang-outs / (concealed information) )
Perfect! Deborah is an amazing tutor and I couldn't recommend her enough! She has helped me improve my Spanish and I'm much more confident in speaking it. With online lessons, she provides lots of practice and worksheets, and homework too. She teaches the Spanish then gives you tests. She's easy to understand, goes at a great pace, ensures punctuation is correct, and is brilliant. The online classes are relaxed and friendly, and I wish I'd started lessons with her a long time ago.
Sophia is a lovely, bright and extremely motivated young lady. It was a great pleasure to teach and coach her with her Spanish. She's made great progress and I have no doubt she will continue to improve enormously as she is very focussed and organised!
Perfect! Deborah is a fantastic English teacher who has helped my 10 year old to improve her writing skills quickly and effectively. I was very impressed by Deborah's ability to evaluate my daughter's English level, and create bespoke teaching materials that challenge and interest her at once. I would recommend Deborah to anyone seeking a private tutor for their child.
Nerea is a lovely young girl, mature & competent, and always well mannered for such a young age. She shows real interest and is making good progress in perfecting her writing/spelling & reading skills. Keep up the good work Nerea!
I cannot recommend Deborah highly enough. She taught me Spanish when I worked in Ibiza. Her command of the Spanish language and her tutoring style made learning and speaking a new language an absolute pleasure. A natural teacher.
Not only does she really know her onions when it comes to teaching languages, but she can break down the chewier aspects of grammar into easily digestible morsels. She's infinitely patient and you genuinely learn stuff. Oh, and did I mention that she's dead nice too?
I’m a resident of Japan and know Deborah Elizabeth as a friend/colleague for the last few years. She is warm, kind and very easy to get along yet very responsible, professional and passionate in her work. She is also a very good communicator even with non-English speaking people (I have witnessed that myself during her work visit in Japan). I would highly recommend Deborah for your language teacher for sure!
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