My personal familiarity with multiple languages (including Spanish, Arabic, French, Italian & Persian) & the process of learning them, means that not only have I had extensive experience learning languages myself but also that I have been in the exact same place as you in learning Spanish. As a result, I will be using the methods in the tutorials that I have personally found have successfully enabled me to learn Spanish & advance my Spanish to it's current level. I will adjust my tutoring to the specific requirements of my tutee. I am able to tutor any level of Spanish, from beginners through to advanced. My teaching method when approaching the language will focus on the consolidation & expansion of grammar and vocabulary knowledge, alongside conversational practice & listening skills. Via this method, the tutee will gain an extensive & thorough understanding of the Spanish language that will be enable them to communicate & express themselves clearly & proficiently in Spanish.
I am a current student studying Arabic & Persian at SOAS university. Previously studied Spanish & Arabic at Exeter university. Have studied Spanish for 8 years, not only at school & university but also abroad in language schools in Spain (including Barcelona, Sevilla & Malaga). I have a high level of proficiency in the Spanish language, both written & spoken. Previously have instructed friends & family in learning Spanish. After university I hope to work as an interpreter in the humanitarian sector, interpreting in Spanish & Arabic.
Rates do not vary according to level of student. Lessons by webcam. Lessons are cancellable up to 24 hours before lesson is meant to take place.
JESSICA LOUISE CHIPPENDALE
Date of Birth: 3rd September 1996
I am a current Arabic and Persian student at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. I am passionate about learning languages and am fascinated by gaining an understanding of other cultures and their histories, arts and religions. I have studied Spanish for 8 years; at school and in various language schools in Barcelona, Sevilla and Malaga whilst residing there. I then further studied Spanish (and Arabic) at the university of Exeter until, after a trip to Malaga, I decided that my proficiency in Spanish did not warrant studying it further at university. I am a hard working, determined and enthusiastic individual who would like to share my passion for and knowledge of Spanish to others. My linguistic abilities alongside my strong inter-personal skills make me the ideal candidate for a Spanish tutor who will keep you both interested and enthused in the language learning process.
Education & Examinations
A levels (June 2015) 3 A levels: English Lit, Spanish and Art
AS levels (June 2014) 3 AS levels: English Lit, Spanish and French
GCSE (June 2013) 9 GCSE’s: Maths, Latin, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Spanish, French,
English and Art.
Spanish - high level of proficiency, both spoken and written (level C1/ post A level).
Arabic - good conversational skills in ‘Amiyya (Levantine dialect), and mid-level ability to read, write and speak in Modern Standard Arabic .
French - basic conversational skills, able to comprehend more than I can speak (B2/C1 - post AS level).
Persian - awaiting formal instruction to begin in the next academic year.
Italian - basic understanding although no formal learning of the language.
Work Experience - Summer 2016 worked in a local hotel restaurant and worked behind the bar, in the restaurant and the kitchen. Spring and Summer of 2017, I worked as a waitress and bar tender in various local pubs. Informally tutored family and friends. Intending on applying for an interpreter position in the humanitarian sector during the summer months.
Information Technology - Hold Level 2 Award in Information and Communication Technology, proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint.
Communication - Frequently make and present presentations (both with and without the aid of Power Point) as part of A level and university studies. I am outgoing and comfortable with new acquaintances and enjoy communicating with people, especially in another language. In 2016-2017, I lived in Amman, Jordan for 5 months and had to communicate on a daily basis in Arabic. In November 2011 I stayed with a French family who spoke minimal English, so as to be fully immersed in the language. I have frequently visited both mainland Spain and Puerto Rico in order to further practice and implement my Spanish.
Teamwork - Have worked with and at the pace of previous language learners (friends and family). Was a member of several school sports teams: captain of IV hockey team, member of 1st Lacrosse squad. Wrote, directed and produced my own school play (March 2015). Led and organised inter-school art competitions in 2015 (1st place) & 2014 (2nd place).
Responsibilities - Combined Cadet Force Non-Commissioned Officer at school looking after 10 children aged 15-16. Worked in Awutu, Ghana during summer 2014, in a charity-funded school and a local orphanage, assisting with teaching, furnishing & decorating the youth hostel where the students lived and drama, dance and singing productions.
Other Qualifications and Achievements
PADI Open Water Diver
References - Will be provided upon request
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