MEET THE TUTORS
I'm Craig and I have been teaching languages for almost 15 years now.
I am a relaxed and patient teacher and I am well suited to anyone who needs to learn Spanish, Italian, French or Greek at their own pace or who needs things explained well and carefully to them.
I am well qualified for the job with a BA Honours degree with triple distinctions in Spanish, Italian & French as well as Teacher Qualified Status and a CELTA.
I have also lived, worked and studied in Spain, Italy, France and Greece.
I have studied a lot of languages myself. I've studied up to 40 languages over the years. I have achieved fluency in my core languages, but I have also reached a fairly good standard in some other languages or have acquired a basic knowledge of many others.
I will use some of the methods I have used to learn these languages to help teach you and guide you step by step towards speaking and understanding your chosen language.
I am also DBS (previously CRB) checked for your security.
Cocoro is a native Japanese speaker originally from Ishikawa in Japan. Cocoro moved to the UK in 2010 and although she did not train as a teacher, she is keen to teach Japanese to others and has been tutoring Japanese to local enthusiasts for a few years now.
ARABIC & FRENCH
Nelly is a native Arabic speaker from Egypt but has been living in the UK for many years now where she has taught languages in private schools. She is also fluent in French and teaches this subject alongside her native Arabic.
Tulay is a native Turkish tutor based in Sevenoaks. She can travel to your house to teach or you can travel to the tutor's home depending on your preference. Lessons can also be taught over the Internet via Skype if preferred.
Susanne is a native German speaker. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Frankfurt a.M. and subsequently lived for 3 Years in Germany’s capital Berlin before moving to the UK in her early twenties. Susanne holds a diploma in Architecture but she has studied languages such as Spanish, French and Latin to A-level standard, sparking her passion for language and informing her understanding of language concepts and grammar.
She started giving German tuition 3 years ago and has since been teaching GCSE/A-level students as well as adult learners of various ability and background.
Reasons for wanting to learn a language can be manifold: For business purposes, for leisure and tourism, for enhancing communication with (foreign) friends or family, for exploring one’s roots, for in depth studies of foreign literacy - to name but few. Susanne is very happy to tailor her teaching approach according to each student’s specific needs and will help to identify learning targets.
Through reading and writing practice, through conversation and with the aid of a variety of media you will gradually build up new vocabulary, improve your understanding of relevant grammar and enhance your capability to communicate.
Yan grew up nearby the capital of Beijing and moved to England in 2010. She is a professional language tutor for 12 years. Yan got a business English diploma and a degree in Chinese language and literature when she was in China. She got certificates on Chinese teachers trainings, Support Learning, Teaching in the school & Children and Young People Workforce in England. She also has lots working experience in the classrooms and children centres in England and China.
Her students range from 2 years old to 60 years old, from business groups, after school clubs, adult learners, to toddlers. Some of her students went to China for business, some found jobs in China, some passed Chinese language tests such as HSK, YCT and some got A+ for GCSE, some chose Chinese as their major in the university. She makes her lessons fun and tailors her classes to the needs of her students and they feel surprised by the speed of their improvement.
Find her on Facebook which has her videos, her student’s works and free resources.