Qualified, outstanding teacher with 4 years' experience from Westminster School. Best tutor you could have for university preparation (MLAT/ personal statement advice/ Oxbridge interview preparation); Pre-U/A-level or GCSE. Full-time tutor.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Spanish GCSE=> A-level/ Pre-U/ => MLAT/ Oxbridge
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I achieved a 2.1 at University of Cambridge in Modern and Medieval Languages (Spanish and French)
I am a qualified teacher (Outstanding)
I have a CELTA English-teaching certificate, pass grade B
- How much do you charge?
£45p/h for GCSE
£65 p/h for A-level and Pre-U
£80 p/h Higher Education and University Preparation Classes
1 h initial consultantion/ trial lesson free
- Where do you teach?
When in the UK I am available for face-to-face tutoring but I generally prefer online tutoring. I offer a free online lesson to see whether online tutoring is for you so you've got nothing to lose by trying it! Some people like the idea of meeting me in person first before switching to online and I am usually able to accommodate that as I do travel most months to London. Thus far, everyone who has taken me up on trial lesson has decided to continue with me.
- When are you available?
This depends on the time of year and other tutoring commitments.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from GCSE right through to A-level and University.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
MLAT (Modern Languages) exam
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Zoom and Skype for tutoring lessons. If you do not have these, both are available for free download. This I have found online tutoring to be altogether successful. I appreciate that online tutoring might seem a little daunting but it really can be hugely effective and I would urge you to at least have a free 30-minute sample lesson with me and then decide whether it works for you.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Hello there! My name is Gabi and I really hope you consider hiring me as a tutor. I've got lots of experience to bring to the table and really love what I do which means I put hours into preparing engaging classes. I love students to love learning and I will do whatever I can to achieve that goal. Do contact me if you want references from former teaching colleagues who have seen me teach or from my former students. I really look forward to hearing from you. Whether it's the dreaded personal statement, the prospect of an Oxbridge interview, getting your head around the subjunctive or the film or text you somehow need to get to grips with, count me in! I'm very serious about what I do but I'm fun and relaxed in my approach as I think you need to be comfortable and enjoy lessons to get the best out of them.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Having worked at the highly reputable Westminster School for nearly 4 years as a full-time Spanish and French teacher, and now subsequently for a year as a full-time tutor, I have a wealth of experience and expertise to bring to any tutoring job. Achieving qualified teacher status in 2015 with my lessons consistently rated Outstanding, I have proved myself to be a top-class teacher. This success I attribute this to my passionate interest in teaching and learning and my determination to make lessons as exciting as they can be. As well as being available to tutor language right through to degree standard, I have a great interest and literature, poetry and film and really love to tutor that too. I have already taught many of the Spanish examination staples such as MÃ¡rquez's literature and AlmodÃ³var film but am always delighted to read up on new works should students need!
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
• 2.1 MML French and Spanish degree (University of Cambridge)
• SDP Teaching Qualification (Schools Direct Programme, like a PGCE but for people who have been teaching for a good length of time already)
• Westminster School
Gabriella is without doubt the best tutor you will ever find, ever. So there is really no point going elsewhere. She is a brilliant explainer, understanding and hugely committed. Gabriella's help with preparation for MLAT, Pre-U, Oxford interview and personal statement has been invaluable. We've had passion-filled discussions about Spanish literature and poetry; grammar lessons (often delivered with hilarious anecdotes and amazing notes to hammer home the ideas) as well as incredible interview practice.
From the moment she first started teaching at our school, I was impressed by Gabi's tremendous energy, her immaculate (Chilean) Spanish, her inventive ways of explaining grammar, her wonderful ideas about teaching (both conventional and unconventional) and perhaps above all her commitment to enthusing our pupils. She would spend hours preparing each lesson and had a fantastic rapport with all her pupils. She taught the IGCSE and the Pre-U with great succes.
Gabriella has been immensely helpful in improving my Spanish. Her dedication and detailed lesson plans have proven to be invaluable in tackling any weaknesses that I may have, whether it be with regards to my oral work, grammar, or discursive essays. The content provided during our tutorials is topical, cultural, and challenging, yet still remains closely related to the requirements of the Pre-U mark scheme. What strikes me most is the amount of time and effort Gabriella puts into our lessons together.
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