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Spanish Tutor Maria

Hello! My name is Maria and I come from Asturias, a beautiful region on the north coast of Spain. I attended university in Oviedo, the region's capital city, where I did my teacher training, specialising in Spanish and English. I spent several years working as a teacher of English in Spain. In 1996 I came to live in Plymouth and later on I got the QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) in England. Since then, I have worked in several secondary schools and in Adult Education in Devon and Cornwall, as well as undertaking private tuition. I have also worked as an Associate Lecturer at Plymouth University.

In 2013 I became an accredited examiner for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (A1 to C2) and since then have been conducting the exams at Plymouth University, as well as helping private students prepare to enter them. I am also fully familiar with the GCSE and A level requirements for all exam boards.

I have a friendly personality and I am very passionate about my language and culture. I have a very interactive teaching style and I firmly believe learning should be fun.


"I have done Spanish lessons with Maria in an adult group and during one on one tuition. Maria is a really fantastic teacher, is very prepared with her lessons and makes learning Spanish a lot of fun. She ensures I understand things properly before moving onto the next topic, and pitches everything at the correct level. I have loved all her lessons and would highly recommend Maria to help you learn Spanish."

"I took an advanced exam preparation course with Maria. Her lessons are thorough and entertaining, and she is a warm, attentive and patient teacher. It's thanks to her that I felt much better prepared for (and succeeded in!) my DELE exam.
Highly recommended! Gracias Maria!"

"I have been taught Spanish by Maria and I found her teaching methods excellent and attending her class was always a stimulating, enjoyable and rewarding linguistic experience. She also taught my son for GCSE and A levels examinations and he passed both exams with very high grades. Maria is not only a native Spanish speaker but also a highly experienced teacher. "