Hello. My name is Victoria Philpotts. As a qualified MFL (Modern Foreign Languages) teacher with a PhD in linguistics, I offer individual tuition in Spanish for all abilities at Key Stage 3 and GCSE. I can work to any examination board, including AQA, Edexcel, WJEC/Eduqas, Cambridge, etc. Sessions are available online or at my home in Didsbury, Manchester.
WHAT DO YOU NEED HELP WITH?
Key Stage 3 Spanish
Modern languages lessons at secondary school are many children’s first serious encounter with language-learning. This can be daunting, and some children may require a little extra help. Tuition can be especially beneficial in Year 9 if the student is intending to take a language at GCSE, to ensure that the right foundations are in place and to get a head start for the challenging new GCSE specifications.
For Spanish at Key Stage 3, I provide a grounding in the essentials of grammar and work on building up basic vocabulary. All four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – are covered.
KS3 Spanish: £35 per hour
Whether it’s getting to grips with the fundamentals (e.g. gender, tenses, adjectival agreement) or perfecting the more complex features (e.g. the subjunctive) that can help students achieve the highest grades, I base my teaching on a thorough grounding in the grammar requirements at GCSE level. This is essential for building up students’ core skills, where improved vocabulary and comprehension gained from listening and reading practice feed into active language use in speaking and writing. As well as developing core skills, I provide specific exam preparation as follows:
Reading exam I work through reading texts in detail with the student, improving their vocabulary-learning, their grasp of the structures of Spanish and their understanding of meaning in Spanish texts.
Listening exam Practice listening exercises and past papers are used to build on the student’s listening comprehension skills, increasing their ability to identify meaning quickly and securely in spoken Spanish.
Speaking exam Helping the student to prepare answers to common questions and practising sample and past role plays/photo cards develops their confidence and fluency in oral Spanish.
Writing exam I practise grammar exercises, written questions and translation with the student to significantly enhance their confidence and accuracy in active text production.
GCSE Spanish: £35 per hour