Experienced, qualified language teacher/examiner, and enthusiastic tutor, with happy and successful students.
|Recent Students: 9|
|Total Hours: 123|
|All-time Students: 9|
|Total Classes: 110|
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I love languages, exploring culture and getting to know people in equal proportion. Teaching languages combines all three! I have learnt 4 languages in the classroom, 2 at degree level and have become fluent in Spanish through 15 years living in Spain and South America, tutoring and interpreting along the way. I adore Latin American cinema and Spanish language music, and use a lot of both along with broad cultural knowledge to bring the language-learning experience to life.
I am new to Spires, but have been a qualified teacher for 12 years, teaching languages at all levels within secondary school from Common Entrance to A level and IB Higher, working as Head of Spanish at a top independent school and Subject Lead at a 6th form College, covering all exam boards. I have also enjoyed delivering personalised learning in 1 to 1 tutoring, online and in person, helping people of all ages learn to love languages, including adult learners, special needs students and high flyers. By identifying a student's learning profile, we can work to develop strengths and remediate any challenges, using time-tested strategies. As an Edexcel examiner I am adept at teaching exam technique and helping students achieve their best possible grades.
My teaching experience has included all UK secondary qualifications from Common Entrance to A level, (GCSE - edexcel/AQA, iGCSE, IB SL and HL and ab initio, AQA A level).
I have assisted students in choosing and preparing for specialist modules across a variety of topics for oral exams, Independent Research Projects, Extended essays, EPQs. A level film/literature teaching has included: Ocho Apellidos Vascos, María Llena Eres de Gracia, Diarios de Motocicleta, El Laberinto del Fauno as well as most of the AQA literature options.
I also have in-depth sociopolitical knowledge of various South American countries.
lovely and organised teacher, always a pleasure
Wonderful and well structured, great first class. I look forward to working with Jemima in the future.
It was engaging and the exercises were easily accessible & understandable.
Jemima has been super helpful in helping me prepare for my AS Spanish exam. She carefully planned each lesson specifically to what I needed and helped me efficiently go through each topic. I would highly recommend Jemima to anyone looking for a Spanish tutor, as she has helped me build my confidence with speaking significantly.
Lessons with Jemima are always enjoyable. She quickly responds to any difficulties I have, and each lesson gives a real sense of progress. She has enabled me to stick with my Higher level IB, when I was being pressured to swap it for Standard level. - Giovanni, student
Jemima tutored both my children up to A-level. Thanks to her they achieved outstanding results. She was always very caring and attentive, and adapted her lessons to meet their needs. I cannot recommend her highly enough. - Michela, parent
Jemima is guiding me through GCSE Spanish. She is a kind, encouraging, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable teacher and I'm enjoying my lessons with her. As well as the practical lessons, she has offered me lots of hints and tips about practising Spanish in all its forms between lessons, which really inspires me to learn more - Rosemary, adult learner
PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) - University of Sussex
Subject Knowledge Enhancement (French) - University of Portsmouth
Social Anthropology and Spanish degree - University of Edinburgh
A levels: Spanish, French, Geography - AAA