I am passionate about good practice in teaching, nurturing an expectation of achievement. At all times I ensure that my students feel at ease, see their mistakes as steps to better understanding and recognise what they can do.
Having gained a degree in Pure Mathematics and a PGCE, I went into primary school teaching. Later, I home-educated my sons from infancy, including teaching them Spanish to A* at GCSE in one year whilst teaching myself. After a year studying Spanish at a college to A grade A' level, I began teaching Spanish to adults in 2003 using the course I designed. I have studied NLP to Master Practitioner level, which has further enriched my teaching skills.
I teach Spanish according to what a student wants to be able to do with the skill. The main focus for Spanish is usually enabling the student to become progressively more fluent through an understanding of how the Spanish use their verbs and build their sentences.
Sandra makes learning Spanish very enjoyable and very productive. She concentrates on what is essential.
I.F. [Teacher of Chinese]
How much I benefited from my time with you. I only wish that I could've found someone like you, with your infinite patience, much earlier.
W.P. [Retired Secretary]
Sandra is very patient, reliable, competent, helpful and has a very pleasant teaching manner. She is friendly and encouraging and creates an atmosphere conducive to learning.
G.D.B. [Retired Businessman]
Excellent patience. Not rushed. Gives good information, explained very well.
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and supportive. Clear and precise guidance.
A.X.H. [Personal Assistant]
Sandra is sympathetic, encouraging and apparently endlessly patient.