I have a genuine passion for the subjects that I teach and I have worked with pupils of all ages and backgrounds. Therefore, I will therefore always be able to uncover the beauty in each subject while making it accessible, interesting, and friendly.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
French, German, Spanish, English as a second language, Romanian, and Drama.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
2011 - MA Acting/ Drama - University Of Essex
2010 - BA Acting/ Drama - "Spiru Haret" University
2009 - BA Languages
2007 - Cambridge Certificate Of Proficiency In English
- How much do you charge?
My fee is £25/ hour for one-on-one lessons. Different charges apply to group tuition depending on the number of pupils, travel involved, etc.
- Where do you teach?
I usually travel to my pupils' home or to whatever place they prefer, although we can make different arrangements depending on their needs.
- When are you available?
I tutor Wednesdays to Saturdays and am flexible with time. I have a 24-hour cancellation policy whereby the client must pay half the cost of the lesson if they cancel with less than 24 hours' notice.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience working with children of all ages, as well as adult learners.
I teach all levels of English as a foreign language, and Romanian.
I can teach Drama up to University level, and can cover French, German, and Spanish up to A-level.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
So far, I have mainly prepared students for GCSE and A-level exams, but have also tutored KS3 students and casual learners.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I tutor online over Skype and require payment in advance for each session. I am very flexible in terms of schedule.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Learning a new language (be it a foreign language or the language of theatre) opens up the door into a new world. More than just a code of communication, a new language is the doorway into a new culture and can give you immense satisfaction once you acquire a level of fluency. I can help initiate you into this journey or help you along the way, and I guarantee if will be worth it.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Since leaving university, I have been working as a private tutor teaching mainly GCSE French and German, but also English as a foreign language, Spanish and Romanian. I have worked with children and adults not only in my capacity as tutor, but also as a workshop leader, both in the UK, and abroad.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, my DBS certificate is valid until October 2016.
Maria is efficient, focused and hardworking. My 14 year old daughter enjoys her lessons with Maria.
Maria is teaching German to me and my 7-year old daughter both had no previous knowledge and I can suggest her as fast progressing learning teacher. She is strict and well prepared. It`s been a pleasure working with her.
Amazing tutor, highly professional and well qualified! worth her weight in gold!
I THE LIKE THE WAY MARIA GOES THROUGH THE LESSON, AND SHE EXPLAINS EVERYTHING, ALSO SHE IS ALWAYS ON TIME AND FLEXIBLE WITH THE HOURS SHE DOES.
VERY PLEASED, THANK YOU.
Absolute great tutor, who was professional, personable and patient! Highly recommended.
Very patient with lots of energy! Really good with my 6 and 7 year old girls learning German.
Maria is a very punctual and organised tutor and my daughter is making good progress. She is friendly and supportive and I would definitely recommend her
Maria tutors my daughter and me together in French. Maria is extremely patient and we are enjoying her lessons. She is really helping us.
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