TESTIMONIALS

Sara has a real passion for teaching the Spanish language. She understands well the process of learning a language and how this will differ for each student as will their motivations for learning. Sara's calm and positive manner makes you feel relaxed and supported throughout the lessons making every lesson productive and enjoyable.

 

Adam, intermediate level

Sara is a very passionate and dedicated Spanish teacher. She always goes the extra mile for her students, creating the best material to make difficult topics easy to understand. Her lessons are a mix of well explained theory and lots of opportunities to apply and practice. She manages to create an atmosphere of ease, where you feel comfortable to try, commit errors and learn. The classes are never boring and we always laugh a lot with each other. If I would have had language teachers like her in school I might have picked up some more languages back then.

 

Luise, advanced level

Sara is an amazing teacher! 👏 I'm half Spanish, but due to my dyslexia I was unable to pick up the language as a child, which has made communication with my family extremely difficult. Since working with Sara on a once-a-week basis, I have made so much more progression than ever before! She always sets me homework, which I do to help me to carry on practicing in between lessons. Although I still have a long way to go before becoming fluent in Spanish, I feel much more confident in approaching conversations in Spanish. Sara tailors the lessons to fit my learning difficulties and she is extremely patient. I'm excited to carry on with my lessons and fulfil my goal of becoming fluent in Spanish - thanks Sara!

 

Elena, beginner level

Sara has been my teacher since the fall of 2018. She is a perfect mix of punctual/professional but also understanding if there is a conflict or if I have a deadline or need corrections urgently.

 

She is super prepared and will tailor classes to fit what you need/ are interested in. Her lessons incorporate different aspects/ applications of whatever the topic is which makes verb conjugation and grammar a lot less dry.

 

I expressed interest in learning super specific vocab and she made a comprehensive lesson that was extremely useful and interesting. It was so well executed it was obvious that she spent a lot of time on it.

 

She was the perfect teacher to have during my Master program. She has high standards and won’t settle for “good enough” when it comes to corrections. Along the same lines, even though I’m pedantic, she’ll look up any particular details that I’m fixated on and tell me the explanation in the following class.

 

I recommend her for any level you have!

Rachel, advanced level

Sara is a great teacher - caring, friendly, never patronising. Her approach to personalised classes is incredibly detail-oriented, and learning feels very easy and smooth - not a chore at all! I would recommend her as a Spanish teacher to anyone who would like to improve their confidence with this language at their own pace and through a very good balance of fun, engaging conversation and carefully planned, bespoke lessons (which she makes available to you for future reference!). ¡Muchas gracias Sara!

 

Giulia, intermediate level

Sara is a fantastic teacher who is always extremely well prepared and makes all her classes varied and interesting. I started classes with her two years ago with the intention of improving grammar and becoming more comfortable having conversations with Spanish speakers. I have noticed a big improvement in my confidence speaking the language and it is no doubt due to my classes with Sara.
A fantastic teacher and a lovely person!

 

Marcus, advanced level

Sara is skilled at using online tools to teach and makes it seamless, and is clearly well experienced. She tailored her teaching to my level (B2) and strengths and weaknesses. She kept the lessons well structured and challenging, but was happy to adapt and help me find best ways for me to learn. Sara is a kind, easy going and clearly a talented teacher. I am a nurse and my shift pattern does not allow me to attend a class at set times so the flexibility of online teaching suited me perfectly. I started the course thinking I would not enjoy an online course, but lessons with Sara were as enjoyable as instructive, though my brain would buzz from being exercised for an hour!

 

Owen, advanced level

I have been learning with Sara for a little over 6 months now and her classes have been amazing. They are always well organised whilst also allowing flexibility so that we can focus on my areas of interest and my personal goals.

 

Sara is also enthusiastic, positive and relaxed so the classes are always enjoyable - as a result I have seen a dramatic improvement in my Spanish in the previous 6 months, despite only one hour a week! My confidence has improved hugely, something which has been noted by people I work with from Mexico who I had not spoken to for almost a year until recently and whom I found I was able to converse with quite comfortably for the first time.


For a few months we have had classes over Skype, which I was apprehensive about at first, but has proven to be an excellent way to learn and even has advantages with shared screen function of prepared work that is easily editable on the fly, the use of the chat functionality to confirm words and sentences that are difficult, and through the process of a class the production of a document which Sara shares with me at the end which I can use to revision with later.


I would highly recommend Sara as a teacher to anyone looking to learn or improve their Spanish - you will not find someone more professional.

 

Alex, intermediate level
 

I have been learning with Sara for a little over 6 months now and her classes have been amazing. They are always well organised whilst also allowing flexibility so that we can focus on my areas of interest and my personal goals.

 

Sara is also enthusiastic, positive and relaxed so the classes are always enjoyable - as a result I have seen a dramatic improvement in my Spanish in the previous 6 months, despite only one hour a week! My confidence has improved hugely, something which has been noted by people I work with from Mexico who I had not spoken to for almost a year until recently and whom I found I was able to converse with quite comfortably for the first time.


For a few months we have had classes over Skype, which I was apprehensive about at first, but has proven to be an excellent way to learn and even has advantages with shared screen function of prepared work that is easily editable on the fly, the use of the chat functionality to confirm words and sentences that are difficult, and through the process of a class the production of a document which Sara shares with me at the end which I can use to revision with later.


I would highly recommend Sara as a teacher to anyone looking to learn or improve their Spanish - you will not find someone more professional.

 

Alex, intermediate level
 

I wholeheartedly recommended Sara as a Spanish tutor to anyone who is truly willing to learn Spanish.

 

Being Sara’s student has really improved my Spanish. I feel much more confident in speaking the language and also feel that speaking with a native speaker has improved my pronunciation and fluency.

 

Sara's enthusiasm for Spanish as well as her solid background in the theory of teaching and adult learning keeps our lessons interesting and dynamic.

 

As a doctor with an erratic work schedule the flexibility of Sara's lessons and their online nature have enabled me to maintain the progress I have been making over the years, despite us both moving around a lot.

 

Finally as the lessons are tailored to my learning pace and style, I find them very effective.

 

Vaitehi, beginner level

When I started with Sara a little over a year ago, I would not speak in Spanish. I was too nervous. I was terrified of making a mistake and I felt like I couldn't think fast enough or didn't know enough to be able to have a conversation. Sara changed that.

She made me confident and unafraid to make a mistake.

Once I started going, I was surprised to find how much I did know and realized that a small mistake didn't mean that she couldn't understand what I was saying. It was so rewarding.

Before I started with Sara, I hated my Spanish classes. I dreaded going and I wasn't improving at all. Now, I look forward to my classes with Sara. We laugh all the time because her classes are fun and she has made me feel comfortable. That's what has kept me going.

When life gets busy, it's easy to quit the things you don't like and it would have been simple to quit practicing my Spanish, but my hour with Sara is my break. It's important to have a teacher like Sara who makes learning fun.

 

Bethany, intermediate level.

Sara is a really good Spanish teacher!

She structures the lessons around you to make sure you learn / understand exactly what you need to. Not only this, she keeps it fun while also teaching you.

For me she has been helping me understand how my exams work and what the questions are asking of me. It is extremely helpful as she understands that I am a beginner and struggle with big texts, so she has shown me how to find the key points to answer the questions successfully.

 

Isabel, beginner level

Sara is an excellent tutor. She is willing to deviate from the lesson to respond to questions which crop up, is patient and encouraging. She gives homework which is always marked and discussed. Highly recommended.

 

Fiona, intermediate level

My tutor for Spanish lessons (intermediate level) is excellent. The lessons are designed around what areas are most important to me for my current learning and it works well over Skype with the presentation and sharing of documents. Sara is a really good teacher and I think I am making improvements quickly with her help.

 

Amy, intermediate level