Daniel Experienced English, Spanish German Tutor in West London

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After working in the airline business as a senior international/corporate reservations agent in a trilingual capacity for five years, I took the decision to focus on teaching languages and never looked back.

I have taught the English, Spanish and German GCSE and A Level (all exam boards) curriculum to pupils at Top Tutors Ltd. for the past 4 years every afternoon/evening during the week and on Saturdays as well. It is a fantastic job and my dedication to students – and their parents – takes a very central role in my life. My lessons are dynamic and cover the entire spectrum of AQA, Edexcel, OCR and JWEC from foundation to higher GCSE, Cambridge IGCSE, and A Level. I have a cornucopia of student essays, projects, creative writing and engage large groups just as well as one-to-one or small groups.

I’m currently working at various secondary schools in the borough of Ealing – a resident of nearly a decade – which has afforded me much practice in classroom management and a holistic approach to education. However, I am looking for extra hours from Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m to 15:30 p.m and am considering roles that may become more permanent than that of a Teaching Assistant.

 

 

 

 

Italian Teacher/Tutor in London

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Teacher name: Alessandra

The best thing about teaching is the opportunity to create human contacts with your students, which act like bridges to convey notions and information about the language they wish to study. I reach my goals as a teacher when I manage to build these connections by respecting the students’ needs and personalities, and I can see significant results in their language skills. A teacher must be able to make students love the language they learn: this is the fundamental rule of my teaching style. Of course, strong knowledge and competence of the teacher are indispensable to reach this result.
I have had many experiences as a teacher so far, and what I discovered is that you have the chance to build the right connection with every kind of person you meet. The teacher must have the ability to recognize the best approach to be used with each of them; in order to do this, I think the best way could be having a preparatory meeting with the student. Through this, the teacher has the possibility to settle a proper linguistic and grammar plan based on the student’s needs and wishes. And s/he can speak with him/her, in order to establish a relationship founded on mutual trust and respect. Students must have the impression that the teacher is giving his/her best effort to make them improve their language. As well, the teacher must have the ability to make language interesting and keep boredom away from the lessons. Language is a living thing, and so the perfect lessons should be.

 

I believe to own quite a good intuition. This allows me to build the connection with my students, which I have written about so far. In my years of experience as a teacher, and of course through my entire studies I acquired the “technical” preparation which is primary for a good learning. I studied how to teach Italian to foreign students, I developed by myself a project in which I taught Italian to foreigners by visiting a museum in Bologna; I have studied English since my middle school days until now, and I still dedicate to it with passion and creativity. I like talking with my students, find out much about them. This empathy, my experience and the studies I have done make me confident in teaching.

Italian teacher in West London

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Teacher name: Katrine 

I taught Italian Language, Literature and History at university and high school students.

As a university tutor, I helped students during their thesis preparation, I checked grammar and syntax mistakes in the projects and did useful research. In my opinion, one good method to learn is the self-learning: I showed my students their mistakes and brought them to understand what they did wrong, so they would not repeat the same error again. I also gave assistance and support to students.
As a Teacher, I taught Italian, History and Literature, I gave assistance and support in the learning process. I achieved abilities in communicating with the students and in teaching them how to learn the language:
– First of all, at the beginning, I think it is useful to explain the official rules of the grammar.
I believe grammar is an important component of any language. For example, without grammar one cannot understand the time of action, whether it is past or present, idioms and the correct construction of a sentence.
In my opinion, the simplest way to understand the grammar of the language, rather than just studying grammar rules, is to read any Italian book or newspaper. So, I am used to pushing my students to read as much as they can and, possibly, loudly (in this way, it is easier for them to acquire a good vocabulary too).
– Secondly, I often open free debates about different topics (the students can speak in Italian about anything they feel like) and, at the same time, I address them to use the language correctly, as the spoken language has to be understood. This will bring my students to use a correct pronunciation and expose their ideas clearly.
– Thirdly, listening! A good method to learn Italian is watching Italian movies, news, shows and getting in touch with Italian people. These methods allow to understand not only the language but also the Italian culture and “behaviour”, that is why I like to motivate my students to watch Italian TV and get connected with natives.
Furthermore, another important aspect to improve Italian language is the atmosphere!
The atmosphere should be quite, informal and cheerful and I encourage my students to talk on any topic and problem.

 

During my experience, I dealt with people who came from different country and, thanks to them, I learnt how each and every one had different culture and way of seeing the world. I think that the best way to be a great teacher is to keep an open mind and understand students’ difficulties while learning, by helping them to overcome their problems and fears. I explain in a clear and direct way by always keeping an eye on the tougher topics, trying to illustrate them in different ways to make all students understand them. In addition, I gained high-quality teaching skills during my Degree and PhD studies and I am sure I can awaken my students’ interest in learning more. Furthermore, I know how to handle my class well by opening debates and arousing important doubts related to the subject.