Katherine S - tutor

Katherine S

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£60.00 / hour

IB and GCSE Spanish Tutor

I am a graduate of St Andrew's university and a well-prepared, professional online Spanish tutor who focuses on preparing students for IB and GCSE exams.

----------------- IB & GCSE EXAM REVISION 2017 -------------------

I am currently offering intensive online tuition for all Spanish students preparing for their upcoming exams: International Baccalaureate or GCSE preparation for reading, writing and listening exams (April – June 2017) I have available slots and can offer early morning or late night classes to fit around busy timetables!

Whether it's an intensive revision strategy starting now until the exams or a couple of refresher lessons to go through particularly tricky topics I can adapt my sessions to fit your needs.

Having done both GCSE Spanish myself as well as IB Spanish higher I fully understand what it’s like to be a student faced with these exams, I can relate and understand both systems inside out.

Examples of my tutoring & teaching experience:

- GCSE Spanish private tutoring
- IB Spanish private tutoring (Ab Initio, Standard, Higher)
- A-level Spanish private tutoring
- TEFL I am a fully qualified TEFL teacher
- TEFL online teaching qualification
- Teaching English to classes 30+ in Argentina/Peru/Guatemala
- University level Spanish Coursework support
- University level Spanish Exam support
- University level Social Anthropology support and exam preparation

--------------------------------------------- IB --------------------------------------------------

I understand the IB syllabus inside out and can run either a series of sessions or one off classes helping students to prepare for exams - talk through what could come up and develop an exam strategy to build up students confidence.

Paper one (reading): intensive revision sessions, past paper review, exam preparation, vocabulary building and exam best practice

Paper two (writing): Writing practice, format reviews, past paper practice sessions, key grammar issues, vocabulary building.

------------------------ PROPOSAL FOR FIRST SESSION -------------------------

As a tutor it is essential to gauge the requirements and level of a new tutee therefore for a first class we would have an initial half an hour Skype session to meet each other, go through a few past paper questions and discuss requirements and any particular problem areas.

I will then send over a revision schedule / class plan based on the information received. My work as a tutor is not just during the hour session we have booked – it is to set work and monitor progress of students Spanish revision beyond the classroom – particularly during this busy period when there are so many different subjects to revise.

I am fully committed to providing a first class tutoring experience for my clients and ensuring that they walk into the exam room feeling confident and ready.

------------------------ UPON SPECIAL REQUEST -------------------------

I have a few regular slots available for 4th yr / yr 10 pre-GCSE students and L6/yr 12 pre IB/A-level students who are looking for a longer term commitment before their exams next year (2018). Get in touch if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

I also do classes for Spanish pronunciation, beginners Spanish classes, business Spanish and coursework review - just drop me a message with your requirements and let's take it from there.

Any questions please don't hesitate to send me a message - there is no such thing as a stupid question!
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Reviews and References

There are 4 reviews or references for Katherine.

Written by Daniel M


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!
Written by Mark L

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
Written by Katerina M

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)
Written by Caroline L

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

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


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