Katherine S - tutor

Katherine S

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£60.00 / hour


Experienced professional full-time Tutor

I am a graduate of St Andrew's university and a highly enthusiastic and well-prepared full time professional tutor.

Whether it's supporting a student working towards their Spanish GCSE, a confidence boost for a young tutee in Primary school, working through past papers in 11+ Maths and English or taking the first step for a mature student keen to learn a new language, I am fully committed to providing a first class tutoring experience for my clients.

I can offer full time availability and flexible working hours - I am a patient tutor who believes that to teach you need to learn - learn about the individual, what motivates them and what will help them to achieve the best results. I am a creative and highly motivated tutor who will always go that extra mile.

I have a wealth of experience, having taught extensively both as a private tutor and to classes of 30 children+ from the ages of 4 upwards.

Examples of my tutoring/teaching experience:

- Teaching Spanish one-on-one with a range of different levels of experience and from 4yrs old to 50+
- Maths / English 11+ tutoring - working through past papers and exercises with children in preparation for the first big exams they are facing
- Teaching English to classes 30+ in Argentina/Peru/Guatemala
- Primary teaching - working with young children from 2 - 7 on their early physical, social and intellectual development, - reading, social interaction, colours, numbers, spellings etc - the essential basics that are crucial to a young child's development.
- Support with university students in both Spanish and Social Anthropology coursework and exam preparation. I have a degree in Spanish and Social Anthropology from the University of St Andrews.
-TEFL - I am close to completing my TEFL qualification

Proposal for our first session:

As a tutor it is essential to gauge the requirements and level of a new tutee therefore for a first class I would come for an initial one hour session to meet the student for a chat, go through a few past paper questions and discuss general needs and requirements coming up with a roll out plan which will work in line with his or her goals. It's so important to build up a good rapport between tutor and tutee and ensure that we would be a good match - this chemistry test is key to our first session together.

Skype tutoring

I can also offer Skype tuition at a reduced rate - I have a strong internet connection and an HD camera, I'm fully set up to be able to tutor remotely and am happy to do early starts or late finishes to fit around busy timetables!

Live-In tutoring

I am available over the next 3 months (Until end of February 2017) to do full time live in tutoring / child mentoring and happy to travel. I currently have a lot of availability over Christmas and New Year.

Any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch - there is no such thing as a stupid question!
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Reviews and References

There are 4 reviews or references for Katherine.

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Katherine is absolutely first rate. A perfect blend of strict grammarian but not pedantic and getting you quickly into your speaking stride without fear of criticism. She's encouraging and helpful but amusing and caustic when the opportunity presents itself. Thorough and methodical,the lessons fly by and you learn plenty without realising it. I'm a beginner and 4 lessons i already feel I can stumble around a little making a bit of sense. It's probably not true but confidence is key to any language learning and Katherine is helping tremendously with that. Give her a try!
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5 star Spanish tutor

I decided to start learning Spanish later in life as a complete beginner and Katherine was a wonderful and enthusiastic tutor. Her classes were always well-prepared and well though out - carefully guiding me through the basics of speaking and understanding in an interesting and engaging way. I've always struggled with the grammar side of things and Katherine's ability to explain the impossible (in my opinion!) made her an invaluable resource for my learning. I have recently moved and we are continuing with classes over Skype - focusing on conversation and speaking which is working well.

I would highly recommend Katherine for anyone looking for a dynamic and resourceful Spanish tutor.
I started with basically no Spanish and I am now able to communicate and hold conversations whenever I go to Spain. The best outcome for me is the confidence I have been given to just 'give it a
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Just had a great lesson with Katherine. She had prepared well and really cared that I met my objectives for the class. She has experience, is warm and dynamic too.
Spanish (A-Level)
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Katherine S

Katherine has been tutoring my son for gcse Spanish and although only for a short while she has helped him a great deal with grammar and vocabulary basics. She has a lovely manner with him and is extremely encouraging and builds his confidence. He has learnt more with her in a few sessions than in 2 years at school!
Not relevant as he has not had his gcse yet!

Education and Qualifications

Katherine's education and qualifications are listed below.


University of St Andrews
Spanish and Social Anthropology
MA Hons 2.1


Prizes and Scholarships

Alex Richardson Travel Award
Gwen Bewsher Travel Award
High and Monague Leney Travelling Trust Bursary
School Captain award - Sevenoaks School


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