I am Jessica. I am from Galicia, close to Portugal. In Galicia, we speak two native languages Galician, pretty similar to Portuguese, and Spanish. Galicia is famous for the Cathedral of Santiago, where the majority of Catholics walk at least once during their lives.
I have a degree in Spanish language and literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela. After I finish my degree, I did a PGCE in Spanish for the International University of Valencia. I focused my dissertation on the difficulties that English speakers find when they learn Spanish.
I have lived in Spain, Switzerland and England. I always wanted to be a teacher and I have been teaching my own language to people coming from different parts of the world for 8 years now. I worked with organisations like Red Cross and also in private and state schools and colleges in Spain and England.
I also have a passion for literature and one of my books has been published. Its name is El Reflejo del Alma. This is a collection of my own poems.
Speaking three languages has also allowed me to understand the challenges that students face while trying to learn an additional language. Because of this, I made my lessons flexible to my students' needs and I intend to satisfy them. My lessons are always easy and fun. I will make emphasis on the important things and will give you a full understanding of how Spanish works. I focus on the four skills speaking, reading, listening and writing.
I have experience working with children and adults. Whether you want to prepare for an exam or to gain the confidence that you need to speak to natives, I structure the lessons to fit every individual for optimum learning. This is because I understand that every person has different expectations and responds to learning in a different manner and tapping into the method that’s most applicable to students creates maximum learning for every lesson. I will offer you an assessment before you start your lessons and we will go from there.
2014-2016 International University of Valencia
PGCE: Postgraduate Certificate in Education
2009-2014 University of Santiago de Compostela
Degree in Modern Languages: Spanish Language and Literature
2007-2009 A levels - Latin, History and Greek
COURSES AND TRAINING ATTENDED:
2016 Dyslexia and Foreign Language Teacher, Lancaster University, London
2016 Classroom management, A Stars Agency, London
2016 Understanding Language, University of Southampton, Future Learn
2016 Autism, Protocol, London
2015 Higher Assistant Certificate- Online Academy (Diploma)
2015 First Aid Training – Childcare Tool Agency
Dates: September 2016- currently
Language Tuition Nottingham
Position held: SPANISH TEACHER
I have taught at Language Tuition Nottingham for a year. I teach Spanish to foreign students (children and adults). I am in charge of planning, organising and delivering the lessons. I feel this job has helped me to develop planning strategies based on students with different learning difficulties and I feel proud of the relationship I have built with my students.
Dates: March 2016- currently
Position held: SUPPLY TEACHER
I have worked as a supply teacher on short term contracts at different schools in London and Nottingham. In this job I have learnt different ways of effective behavior management and how to be flexible around different contexts.
Dates: May 2015 - June 2015 and January 2016- March 2016
School: María Assumpta, Noia, A Coruña (Spain)
Position held: Teacher
In this job I taught Spanish, Galician, Latin and English to students from year 7 to A levels. I did this job as part of my training. During my placement I gain confidence and was able to put into practice all the knowledge I have received during my studies.
Dates: February 2015- May 2015
School: Paddington Academy
Position held: Spanish teaching assistant
Year level: Year 7, Year 8, GCSE, A levels
I worked around 200 hours at Padding Academy. During my time there, in the beginning, I was helping the teacher assisting the students that have learning difficulties and marking students work and exams when it was needed. By the end of my training I was offered the opportunity to plan and deliver my own lessons.
Dates: November 2014- February 2015
School: Pimlico Academy
Position held: SPANISH LANGUAGE ASSISTANT
Year level: 10
During my time at this school I was a volunteer for a charity called Tutor Fair. Tutor Fair offers students that have fewer opportunities in life, because of their backgrounds, to become successful on their learning and improve their future opportunities.
My role in this school was assisting the students on their learning. Once a week for two hours I used to reinforce students and offer them a hand to clear up some doubts that they could have on grammar, vocabulary, etc.
September 2009 – June 2014
Position held: Private Tutor (Spain)
For five years I tutored a number of students, ranging from 6 to 18, in numeracy and literacy. I feel I have great success with these children who have responded well to my calm and flexible manner of teaching.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
May 2017- currently
I work in my partner’s company helping him to build an online business. I am responsible of building a good relationship with our customers and promoting our company through different social media spaces.
March 2014- November 2016
I worked in the childcare field with kids between 1 to 12 years old. I helped them with school homework and I engaged them in educational activities (visit to museums, etc.).
Travelling, discover new cultures, cinema, music, literature, reading and writing
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