Learning another language is not only about learning different words for the same thing, but about learning a different way of thinking.
There is nothing more satisfying as a tutor than being part of a person's journey in learning, understanding, and growing through developing another language.
Seventeen years ago I decided it was time I learnt to speak English, so I packed my bags and travelled to the UK from my home city Madrid. Arriving without speaking a word of English I discovered that with determination, and consistency it is never too late for anything in life. I believe that the key to achieving results is working in a way that is tailored to the individual. Students that may struggle with a rigidly structured approach often thrive when taught in an informal way in a relaxed setting.
Working with Children
One of my biggest achievements is to have two bilingual children, Edu (9) and Lucia (12). Not only are they, able to think, write and read in Spanish but they have a detailed understanding of the two cultures. I learnt a lot working to help my children achieve this level of fluency and in the process became passionate about helping other children learn a second language. I have recently formalised this learning by completing a training course for Teachers of children learning Spanish as Foreign Language with the Instituto Cervantes in London.
I am a fully qualified Spanish lawyer with over 18 years professional experience in law and business in the UK and Spain. I have worked as a Registered European Lawyer while managing the Spanish Legal department at a UK solicitors in addition to many years professional practice in Spain. This experience makes me ideally suited to provide tuition or coaching for groups or individuals looking to conduct business with Spanish speaking countries.
I studied ballet for twelve years and music for four. I have engaged in a variety of sports and have recently discovered the pleasure of climbing!!! I enjoy art, travel and European films. I regularly volunteer at the New Park Cinema and I am a member of the CASS sculpture foundation.