Our A Level Spanish Tutors
If your child is taking Spanish for A Level, they have the chance to truly get to grips with the language. The course is designed to improve students’ speaking, listening and writing skills, and introduces teenagers to exciting aspects of the country’s culture. Our A Level Spanish tutors showcase the joys of language learning, and help their students to speak Spanish with confidence and flair. The enthusiasm and energy of our tutors is infectious and, under their expert guidance, hundreds of students have excelled in their A Level exams.
All of our Spanish tutors have outstanding degrees in Modern Foreign Languages and many have lived in Spain for a significant portion of their lives. Our extensive team consists of full time tutors, first class Oxbridge graduates and qualified teachers, and every one of our tutors has years of teaching experience. Whether your child needs to expand their vocabulary or fine tune their grammar, our tutors will give them the support they need to flourish.
At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, we devote a great deal of time to finding the best tutors for our clients. We have a multi-stage recruitment process which asks candidates to provide at least two references, along with details and proof of their qualifications. If we are impressed by what we see, we interview applicants in person. Everyone who teaches with us is required to own an up-to-date DBS certificate, and is encouraged to attend regular training sessions. When we recommend a tutor, therefore, we know that they won’t let you down.
How our Tutors Teach Spanish
To really master a foreign language, students must do more than memorise phrases and copy down different verb forms. Our A Level Spanish tutors embrace an active approach to learning. They develop their pupils’ speaking skills by engaging them in lively Spanish conversation. Similarly, they make grammar fun and engaging by encouraging teenagers to comment and ask questions.
Our tutors are careful not to put pressure on their students, however. We know that some teenagers feel nervous about speaking Spanish, anxious they will make a mistake. Our tutors strive to create a relaxed learning environment, and are always sensitive to the unique outlook of their individual pupils. Empathy and flexibility are key qualities in our A Level Spanish tutors, who will carefully craft their lessons to suit the personality, ability and aspirations of your child. Whether they are worried about the Spanish oral exam or are struggling with essay writing, our tutors help students shine in all areas of the A Level course.
Face-to-face tuition is only one of several options you can choose from. Although our tutors are predominantly based in London, they also deliver lessons online via Skype. If you live abroad, therefore, or simply outside of London, you can join the hundreds of families who currently benefit from our online teaching services.
A level Spanish results
A*s are notoriously difficult to achieve in A Level language exams. Our pupils, however, have seen their grades soar.
- Hampstead and Frognal Tutors has a fantastic track record when it comes to improving A-level exam performance including A-level Spanish.
- 100% of parents agreed that our tutors helped improve GCSE and A-level academic performance, and that they would recommend the company to friends and family.
- 94% of students marks significantly improved within one term’s tuition.
- 100% of our A-level Spanish students gained the Top A-level Grade.
- Revision tuition course attendees improved by two whole grades on average.
Thank you so much for your tutoring services over the years. A-level Results today and we are delighted to share with you Beth’s amazing results, AAA. She is obviously thrilled as we all are. Please thank the tutors.
Stephen, SW7 LONDON
Exam Boards we Cover
Our Spanish tutors prepare students for all the A Level exam boards. Listed below are key aspects of the different syllabi and details of how candidates are examined.
OCR: The course is divided into four Language Topic Areas:
- Society (Integration and exclusion, Law and order, Unemployment)
- Environment (Energy management, Pollution, Conservation of the natural world)
- Science and Technology (Medical progress, Scientific Advances, Technological developments)
- Culture Sub-Topics (Literature, Political issues, Heritage and history)
– Students sit two Speaking exams (30% of total A Level) and two Listening, reading and writing exams (70% of total A Level).
AQA: Students explore several social and cultural topics:
- Aspects of Hispanic society
- Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
- Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
- Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
-Students also undertake an individual research project, identifying a topic or key question that interests them.
-Students sit one Listening, reading and writing paper worth 50% of the total A level. They also sit a separate Writing paper (20% of the total A Level) and a Speaking exam (30% of the total A Level)
Edexcel: The course is based around four core themes:
- The development of Spanish society (family, work, the impact of tourism)
- Spain’s political and artistic culture (music, the media, festivals and traditions)
- Immigration and multicultural society (positive impact of immigration, difficulties of immigration, social and political reactions to immigration)
- The dictatorship of Franco and the transition to democracy (the Spanish civil war, rise of Franco)
-Students sit a Listening, reading and translation paper worth 40% of the qualification. They also sit a writing paper called ‘Written response to works and translation’ (30% of the qualification) and take a Speaking exam (30% of the qualification).
Is tuition right for your child?
Sixth Form can be a stressful time for teenagers and parents alike. Will your child get the grades to go to their chosen university? Will they be able to study the subject they love? At Hampstead and Frognal Tutors, we make studying for A Levels enjoyable, rewarding and relaxed. With patience and focus, our Spanish tutors equip students with the skills and self-belief they need to excel in their exams. They also enthuse teenagers with a life-long love of languages.
Private tuition is a powerful thing. In the case of modern foreign languages, students are more likely to practise their speaking skills in a one-to-one setting, where the pressure of classmates is removed. What’s more, the tutor we recommend will concentrate solely on your child’s learning, help them be the best they can be.
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