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Sudheera
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Sudheera
« Perfect! Mara is a very warm and organised tutor. Her lessons have been comprehensive and well-structured taking into account my personal goals. Mara comes across as very experienced with a passion for teaching and I look forward to our Spanish classes. »
£22/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Mara
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Written comprehension -Spanish
  • Written expression - Spanish
  • DELE
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Diploma
  • Undergraduate
  • BTEC
  • Masters
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Friendly, Professional and Qualified ELE teacher with a DELE C2 diploma offering Spanish classes - Beginner, GCSE, A-LEVEL,Intermediate.

Methodology

During the first session, we discuss objectives and personal areas of strength and weakness. I have a wide range of supplementary material from which I encourage students to engage with depending on personal interests. For example: Spanish films, magazine articles, music and other popular culture media.

I base my classes on a combination of formal and informal teaching. I prioritize expression and fluidity over canonical knowledge of the language. Most of all, I want to give the student the tools to improve according to their own rhythm, needs and capacities. I personalize the topic to my student's needs.

Whether you need Spanish for work, for travelling or just for your own pleasure thanks to my lessons you will be able to use the language in real settings without fear.

I'm here to help you with whatever you might need, including:

- Grammar
- Vocabulary
- Pronunciation
- Spelling and punctuation
- Reading practice
- Conversation practice
- Spanish language studies / exams (including DELE)
- Professional proofreading/editing for business or academic needs.

Experience

I am an Italian native speaker who has been teaching Spanish to foreign speakers for more than four years. I have taught more than 20 students from all levels. I speak 3 languages fluently plus I translate from Latin. I got the diploma DELE nivel C2 few years ago and I have recently got the ELE certification as Spanish teacher. I also have a degree in Political Science and a Master degree in International Relations among other. I am very friendly, flexible and adaptable to your needs.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £22/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £100
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £190

Details

Currently operating online due to national restrictions.
Lessons are £22 p/h, £100 if bought upfront in a pack of 5 hours, or £190 if bought upfront in a pack of 10 hours.

For lessons in pairs I apply a 30% discount per person - both on singular classes & packages. i.e 2 people , 1 hour = £30/hr , 5 hours = £138, 10 hours = £260

*For students preparing for their GCSE or DELE Spanish Exams, a lesson will be for £30 (per hour).*

I am available to help students with any queries they may have even outside of lesson time and will happily recommend external sources aligned with their interests.

Lessons offered by Mara
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Written comprehension -Spanish
  • Written expression - Spanish
  • DELE
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Diploma
  • Undergraduate
  • BTEC
  • Masters
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Mara's CV

SOME OF MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

- Assistant teacher in nurseries
- Spanish Tutor
- Freelance Journalist
- Store manager
- E-commerce Assistant manager
- Founder and director of a coffee shop

SOME OF MY PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

- Excellent exam results- 95% of my students performed better than their predicted results.
- Tutored 8 students for DELE with a 100%subsequent pass rate.
- Received always positive feedback from my students.

ACADEMIC HISTORY:

- Certificate as Spanish Teacher Training as a Foreign Language- Level A1-B1
- Master Degree in International Relations
- Course in Human Resources Management
- DELE Spanish Diploma - NIVEL C2
- Bachelors degree in Political Science

LANGUAGES:

- Italian: Mother tongue
- Spanish: C2
- English: C2

PERSONAL INTERESTS:
I enjoy swimming, going to the gym, practising yoga and meditation. I love travelling, camping, sailing, kayaking and diving. I like solving puzzles, playing game boards with friends and family, reading novels and writing articles and stories. I love photography, painting and completing DIY projects, learning new languages, attending events, shows and art exhibition. I also like being involved with charities.

8 reviews on Mara
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Sudheera

Perfect! Mara is a very warm and organised tutor. Her lessons have been comprehensive and well-structured taking into account my personal goals. Mara comes across as very experienced with a passion for teaching and I look forward to our Spanish classes.

Mara's response

It was very stimulating to teach Sudheera since she is a very attentive and bright student. She has a strong base of Spanish and she is able to grasp concepts very quickly. I am sure she will be a fluent Spanish speaker very soon!

7 recommendations

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G

Mara is very professional . She targets the lessons according my personal needs and offers variety of topics to keep me engaged.
I do recommend her.

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Amandine

Mara is one of the best teacher. She is very approchable and always listen and give very good advice. You will definitely learn a lot from her.

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Annachiara

Mara tutored me for 5 years throughout all my High School and thanks to her, now my Spanish is fluent. Mara is "THE Superprof". She helped me improve my grammar, vocabulary and fluency and taught me how to sound like a native thanks to the many conversation exercises we did.
She also recommended me lots of movies and books to enhance my Spanish skills. Mara has been an excellent tutor. Studying with her was funny and fruitful at the same time. Besides her knowledge, professionalism and efficiency, she is a fantastic person. She is dynamic and caring and she always puts a smile on her face. In other words, I really recommend Mara as a Spanish tutor because of her expertise, commitment and personality.

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Martina

Perfect teacher! my experience with Mara has been very positive! Her method is practical and fast and she is able to explain difficult topics in a very simple way. I consider her graphic grammatical slides beautiful and well done and I will keep them forever! I really enjoyed her lessons and just what I can say is try a class, you will be amazed!
¡Muchas gracias! ️

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Piera

Mara Is an excellent tutor. She Is very knowledgeable. She is very good at explaining difficult topics, She never gives up. Her lessons are always engaging and well structured. It is only thanks to her that I passed the Latin and Spanish exams. I would have no hesitation in recommending her.

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Daniele

Mara is an excellent teacher and an original content creator who can produce visually engaging presentations. With her, your classes will never be monotonous. She is also very professional and will tell tailor the learning process to each student.
Con Mara, ¡No se van a arrepentir!

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Antonio

Mara Is a trustworthy and knowledgeable tutor. She is really enthusiastic and helpful especially regarding all the cavets related to the grammar side of the language. If you are looking for enjoyable and well-structured lessons I would definitely give Mara a try.

Highly recommended.

Interview with Mara

QUESTION 01 | 08
Do you speak this language fluently because of your origins or because a teacher inspired you to learn?
Mara — I must admit that thanks to a teacher today I am able to speak Spanish as a native. I started my journey with Spanish classes at the age of 20 and I met an incredible teacher who gave me the right tips, explain the basics clearly and transmitted her passion. Thanks to her approach and joy to teach Spanish I decided to put all myself into it. And here I am today ready to share the same passion and help others to speak Spanish!
QUESTION 02 | 08
Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
Mara — Absolutely Pedro Almodóvar! He is the figure that I consider as the emblematic representative of Spanish culture. He has produced great films such as 'Volver', ‘Los abrazos rotos’ o ‘La mala educación’ which capture perfectly the Hispanic culture including popular music, refranes (say-ings) and much more. For this reason, I always find space for him in my lesson in order to give my students a complete overview of the language and the society and to stretch their learning a little bit further.
QUESTION 03 | 08
Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or behaviour in the language that you particularly like?
Mara — In Spanish there are a lot of sayings (refranes) that I adore and use a lot. One of them is “Al mal tiempo Buena cara” that can be translated as “what can’t be cured must be endured”. An exhortation to be patient when something is going in a difficult direction and a recall to hope and optimism. I would say a very useful piece of advice!
QUESTION 04 | 08
Why does speaking this language matter to you?
Mara — Speaking Spanish is much more than just being able to order food when I am abroad. It is about understanding a different culture and world perception. It is to be able to read a book in its native language, to watch a movie, to listen to a song and understand the meaning. It is to go deeper and relate and connect with others without limits and without restraining any aspect of my real self.
QUESTION 05 | 08
What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
Mara — I think Spanish is one of the easier languages to learn. It has a near identical alphabet and relatively easy phonetic. However, I think irregular verbs can take a while to be mastered especially for beginner. Therefore, during the process of teaching them I always say that the most important thing is regular practice, examples and a lot of patience. After that, you will be an expert sooner than you think.
QUESTION 06 | 08
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.
Mara — During my second year at the Instituto Cervantes, we spent every single lesson studying the subjuntivo (one of the three moods in Spanish). I admit it was tough! Most of the time I wanted to give up, but I never did it because I wanted to achieve the dream to speak as a native. Also, I was supported by an incredible teacher. Thanks, the combination of an amazing and professional support and my determination (and a lot of practice) I successfully passed the exam at the end of the year and continued my journey!
QUESTION 07 | 08
How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?
Mara — Although my Spanish was already good before I travelled to Spain, I decided to visit different parts of the country to understand better the differences between the accents. After travelling I got used to Spanish colloquialisms and I learnt so much more both in terms of the culture and language differences.
QUESTION 08 | 08
What makes you a Superprof in language?
Mara — In my opinion a good learning environment is one that is interesting, creative, warm, friendly and open to the unknown. I do my best to provide all my students with tailored classes that build their confidence while also capturing their interests. Everyone is different, and so it is no surprise that we all learn differently! And this is the reason why every time I introduce a new topic in a tailored way. I am sure that thanks to this approach I can help everybody to learn Spanish. Therefore, I look forward to helping you to fulfil your goal of speaking Spanish!

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