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« I interviewed Eleanor for a post in my team at the time (BBC Languages) and I was immediately impressed by her near-native command of Spanish, even more so when I found out that she'd learnt the language as an adult. She demonstrated a level of spoken fluency which is usually associated with regularly using the language from childhood. »
£20/h
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Eleanor
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Eleanor - Lancaster - Spanish

Methodology

**Brand new Spanish class for absolute beginners starting September 2018. This should take place Thursday evenings from 7-8 pm. Please get in touch for more details or if you would like to book a place.**

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Spanish
Individual Spanish classes for adults and children
Group Spanish classes
GCSE and A Level Spanish coaching
'Amiguitos' - Spanish club for parents and children 2-4 years old
'Amigos' - Spanish class for children 6 - 10 years old


Music
Creative Piano for Kids
Adult piano lessons
Music Clubs for children from 3 upwards
GCSE coaching
Music groups for beginner adults

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a first class degree in Spanish and Music with an additional distinction in spoken Spanish. I am a former member of the BBC Languages and BBC Bitesize teams and have lived and worked in Spain and Mexico.

- How much do you charge?

Spanish
Group lessons are £7 per person with concessions for unemployed
Individual lessons are £27 per hour with concessions also available.
Individual lessons are £14 each for 2 people sharing.

Music
Individual piano lessons are £14 per half hour lesson

- Where do you teach?

I currently teach from home in Lancaster. My house is about 5 minutes walk from Lancaster Railway Station.

This is accessible from Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Warton, Silverdale, Halton, Wray, Caton, Dolphinholme, Arkholme, Galgate, Glasson Dock, Hornby, Over Kellet, Nether Kellet, Quernmore, Wray, Morecambe and Heysham.

- When are you available?

I teach weekday daytimes and evenings.
I teach various Spanish groups:

Tuesdays 7-8 Spanish beginners
Thursdays 5.10 - 6.10 pre-intermediate

**In September 2018 I am planning to start a brand new class for absolute beginners. Please get in touch if you would like to join.**
Please get in touch if you would like to join this class

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

All ages. I am currently teaching people from 7 - 70 years old.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

GCSE and A' Level Spanish
GCSE Music

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I will be away for much of August so may be slower than usual in replying. I will reply to all emails and phone messages in the last week of August. Thanks, Eleanor

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have 20 years experience tutoring Music, Spanish and English as a Foreign Language. I have experience of teaching adults and children of all ages, including home educated children, and adults and children with learning disabilities.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I have a full enhanced DBS check that can be validated online

I have completed the online training programme 'Child Protection Awareness in Music' produced by the NSPCC and the Musician's Union

- Where and with whom did you train?

DELE Básico Spanish qualification at Cádiz University
BA Hons Music and Spanish Studies at Lancaster University

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I am a member of the Orff Society UK
I am a member of the Ethical Small Traders Association

- Tell me about some of your current students.

I currently run three open Spanish groups for adults. I also run private groups and individual classes in Spanish.

Examples of people who come to me for Spanish lessons are children; school students wanting help with GCSE or A Level Spanish; people who want to learn a new skill or keep their brain active; people who learnt some Spanish a while ago and want to practise it; people who like to holiday in Spain or hope to retire there, people who have a Spanish speaking partner or who have a child who has a Spanish speaking partner, people who are going travelling around Latin America...

I also teach Creative Piano for Kids .... individual half hour piano lessons teaching children to create their own music from the beginning as well as learning music reading, musicianship and good technique. I am currently teaching piano to pupils from age 5 to adult.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £20/h
Lessons offered by Eleanor
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £20/h

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I interviewed Eleanor for a post in my team at the time (BBC Languages) and I was immediately impressed by her near-native command of Spanish, even more so when I found out that she'd learnt the language as an adult. She demonstrated a level of spoken fluency which is usually associated with regularly using the language from childhood.

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Eleanor is calm, very intelligent, musically and linguistically gifted, very responsible, sensitive to other people's needs and a very good teacher.

X

Eleanor really helped me understand the depth of Spanish grammar particularly Indirect and Direct Object Pronouns. Thanks to all her extra support I achieved a grade B in my Spanish A level.

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