Online Spanish Tutor Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

French and Spanish PGCE in French and Spanish

5.0

$46/hr

Experienced online teacher and tutor of French and Spanish, with more than five years' of teaching experience. PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Manchester. Exam preparation for Edexcel and AQA GCSE and A-Level French and Spanish.

Elizabeth
5.0
421 classes

University of Bristol - French and Spanish - PGCE in French and Spanish

Experienced online teacher and tutor of French and Spanish, with more than five years' of teaching experience. PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status from the University of Manchester. Exam preparation for Edexcel and AQA GCSE and A-Level French and Spanish.

Recent Students: 16
Total Hours: 381
Last Online:
All-time Students: 29
Total Classes: 421
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Recent Students: 16Total Hours: 381Last Online:
All-time Students: 29Total Classes: 421Signed Up:

About Me

My name is Liz and I am a languages teacher from Manchester. I graduated in 2009 with a first-class honours degree in French and Spanish from the University of Bristol. Since then I have taught Spanish, French and English to young people in Spain and the UK in a variety of schools and academies. I completed my PGCE in July 2020 at the University of Manchester, where I completed my trainee teacher practice at Manchester High School for Girls and Buile Hill School, Salford. I'm experienced in tutoring and teaching French and Spanish up to A Level. I teach online using Google Meet, Zoom and Lessonspace on Spires. I live in Huelva, Andalucía in Spain with my partner, baby boy and cat :)

Tutor Experience

Experienced online teacher and tutor of French and Spanish, with more than five years' of teaching experience, both online and in-person. First-class honours in Modern Languages (French and Spanish) from the University of Bristol and PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from the University of Manchester. Prior to teaching worked in the House of Commons and HM Treasury through the prestigious Graduate Fast Stream programme for UK civil servants.
Exam preparation for all exam boards and levels: GCSE, A-Level, IB, and general language classes from beginner to advanced level for adults. As a Brit who has mastered two European languages to near-native level, I understand the unique challenges faced by native English speakers when it comes to learning languages. I will keep you motivated and get you results! I am very friendly, approachable and patient. Maximising student confidence and enjoyment is as important to me as improving grades (though normally these things all go hand in hand).
Currently live in Huelva, Spain with my partner, baby boy and cat!

Summary of teaching experience:
July 2018 - present: online tutor of French and Spanish - Spires.co
2019-2020: Manchester High Schools for Girls - teaching Y7,8,9 French and Spanish, GCSE Spanish (AQA syllabus), and A Level French
2019-2020: Buile Hill Salford , teacher for Y7,8,9 Spanish and GCSE Spanish (Edexcel)
2018-2019: - teacher of French and English at Covent Garden Academy, Huelva


Topic Expertise

GCSE and A Level speaking, listening, reading and writing (Foundation and Higher; all exam boards); coaching for A Level French and Spanish literature; conversation classes for fluency and confidency; grammar-focussed classes to master A Level and GCSE French/Spanish grammar. I also have experienced with young learners who are just starting at primary level.

Client Reviews

Elizabeth has been like an angel sent to us for our son. He really really struggled and Liz was not only able to tutor him but she also built his confidence up to the point that he stopped having anxiety before the French Exam. She was sooo generous with her time. We will never forget what she did. I wish so many of my sons teachers were like her. She is one in a million!

- French

Elizabeth is great. I’m not a natural linguist but already, after a few lessons I feel more confident and am making progress. Better still it’s enjoyable!

- French

Excellent class, Elizabeth is very thorough, patient and encouraging.

- French

Very nice person Onto the past tense

- Spanish

Was fun and I learnt alot. 👍👍👍

- Spanish

Very productive class. I feel very comfortable with my assessment now.

- French

Liz is amazing!

- French

Testimonials

‘Having been my French Tutor for over two years, Elizabeth Bolton has always been very encouraging and supportive. Not being a natural Linguist, I have on occasions struggled to maintain momentum and direction. Despite this, Liz has always been empathetic yet always positive with ways to move forward. My confidence and ability has increased over this time and I’m empowered to continue. I would highly recommend Liz as a teacher and wish her success in the future’.
Des Haley, adult French student, Farham, UK

"Liz is an excellent tutor; professional, kind and easy to work with. She’s also an outstanding hispanist, difficult to differentiate from a native. She was a great cheerleader whilst I was working towards my goals and I’d warmly recommend her to anyone looking to achieve theirs."
Suzanna - UK.

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Qualifications

July 2020 - PGCE with QTS in French and Spanish, University of Manchester
July 2019 - C1 DELE Diploma in Advanced Spanish
July 2009 - BA Hons in French and Spanish, Unversity of Bristol (first class honours)
2005 - Straight As at A Level in French, English Literature, English Language and AS Level History (Altrincham Grammar School for Girls)
2004 - GCSEs at A* in French, Art, History, English Literature, English Language, Science, RE, Maths and Music
2004 - Grade 8 Violin with distinction, ABRSM

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