I am a qualified teacher with experience in teaching languages at two outstanding multicultural secondary schools in London.
Specific responsibilities and tasks
Achievement and Teaching
During my time at Gumley House Convent School and during the completion of my teaching training I have acquired experience in teaching large groups of students up to twenty-five and I am fully familiar with the English National Curriculum. The Department has always placed trust and confidence in my responsibilities in teaching students. In one observation my mentor commented on my capacity to build good relationships with the students and my wittiness in the classroom. In the final observation, my tutor commented with the heads of the languages department how impressive my lesson was and the high levels of engagement and motivation that students show in the lesson.
I have always been constant in my work at schools, producing resources and in constant communication with teachers and Heads of subjects to discuss pupil progression and explore different assessment strategies that needed to be implemented to support the individual pupil. I have assessed, tracked and monitored students’ progression closely. I have built strong relationships with my learners and used an effective system of sanctions and rewards with troubled teens. I show a strong capacity for classroom management and instructions. Students know what they need to do in an activity and the purpose of doing it with success.
My role also has consisted of helping students to improve their grades by determining areas of the language where they were failing. In my tutoring sessions, I have taught them how to develop exam skills in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. I have worked with small groups of students who have improved their grades and overall marks. I have found out the ways to help them to overcome barriers during the learning process. I have supported students with Special educational needs in different areas of the Spanish and English Language. I have always received excellent feedback about the improvement of my students from other teachers and followed pupils' performance closely. Students who have attended my sessions regularly have improved notably. I have used different strategies to support individual pupils with the latest and more innovative teaching strategies. I have planned my lessons carefully, including all students studying preferences, and I have challenged advanced students by adapting my pace to their language skills. I have contributed with my resources focused on the coursebook themes and specific uses of grammar at different levels. I have taken part in an active life at school, supporting the drama and language activities.
During the Award in Education and Training and the Certificate in Education and Training I have developed strong speaking skills during this time preparing students for examinations in GCSE and A levels. I can anticipate the student's needs and how to implement new strategies to improve their skills in the target language. I enjoyed my lesson plan producing support worksheets with chunks, frames from speaking, key expressions, grammar reminders, flashcards with prompts and different quizzes and strategies. I always set high expectations and underline the goals at the beginning of the lesson. I use extension activities for more advanced students to let them progress further. My sessions have always been student-centred with activities that encourage participation, problem-solving and collaboration. In my sessions, students help peers to answer difficult questions. It has allowed me to monitor the students closely and take notes of their practice. I have reassured students and prepared them for a mock exam day. I have provided them with very detailed feedback fixing errors, adding vocabulary to expand their answers, giving sentence examples, remarking good expressions used and giving guidance on how to improve speaking with an action plan. I have used varied types of exercises and approaches during the speaking practice to develop students' confidence in the language and passion for learning. I have always differentiated my students and levels, used different levels of complexity for the tasks and adapted the appropriate pace for a group or a student. Constructive feedback and comments on their performance have encouraged students to speak with a positive attitude to the target language. It helped me to let students know where I want them to be. Students must be able to reflect on their work and understand what they need to achieve to aim higher. Celebrating success is as important as highlighting areas for improvement. I challenge and guide students with achievable targets that I have checked and revised. I have always used the school marking code strictly. Students can see from the marking strategy how they can improve their work and what they have done well. I have used official mark schemes and assets of students in speaking conversation. I have used different levels of difficulty in my tasks, starters, reflection and plenary activities.
I am very artistic, and I taught Drama in English as a Foreign language for two years at a special Primary school in Spain which specializes in foreign languages. I wrote the theatre play which was a success and kids with parents enjoyed it a lot.
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I have a grade of distinction in the Higher National Diploma in Hotel Management and Tourism (HND), an overseas qualification from the Ministry of Education in Spain. I completed the Award in Education and Training from City & Guilds of London Institute. I completed the Certificate in Education and Training (CTLLS) at Canterbury Christchurch University with excellent feedback on my contributions in the classroom and comments about the tutors of my exceptional work in my Teaching log. I am going to graduate soon as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language from Cambridge University.
My teaching roles have been in St Catherine's School, a distinguished private school for secondary education. Gumley House Convent School specializes in Languages and has received a full International School Award for languages. During my time at these schools, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge in teaching Spanish up to A-Level, equivalent to level C1 of the CERF the European framework. I have undertaken responsibilities in teaching large classroom groups of students up to twenty-five.
March - Present: Tutoring online Spanish for GCSE and As-A level exam preparation skills and
conversational skills. Teaching Spanish for adults real-life conversational skills from beginners up
to intermediate level.
September 2019 - Present (part-time): Secondary education at St Catherine's private school in
London, UK. Focus on the development of the speaking skills in my sessions up to 12 students.
Teacher of Spanish.
● Teaching reading, listening, writing,
and translation language skills for
small groups of students in year nine,
GCSE, and A level. Exam skills
preparation and specialist in speaking
exam skills. Tutoring students 1:1.
● Students improve in exam results.
● Students have more confidence in
speaking skills in the target language.
● Students have more consistency in the
different skills in the target language.
October 2016 - July 2020 . Secondary education at Gumley House Convent School in London, UK.
School specialist in teaching foreign languages. Teacher training and MFL Teacher Assistant.
Experienced teacher promoting inclusion and supporting students with special needs. Teacher of
● Teaching online. Preparing students
for oral exams at GCSE and A-level.
● I did my teacher Training: Planning
and delivering individual and group
lessons to up to 27 students.
● Teaching Spanish small groups of
students exam skills. Year 8, Year
GCSE and A levels. Tutoring students
● Students progress to success and pass
their GCSE and A-levels exams with an A
● Students enjoy colorful and visual
● Students benefit from my creativity in the
lessons and speaking sessions.
January 2018 - June 2018: Tutor of Spanish/French as a Foreign Language . Home-based. Y12, As
● Preparation of the student for A
level examinations in Spanish and
● Student progress and improvement in
exam results and grade B in final mock