I was not born into a bilingual family.
I had to learn everything from scratch.
"Dos cervezas, por favor" Is the only Spanish phrase my father ever taught me.
Still, perhaps, my greatest achievment.
While at Leeds University, I dove head first into both French and Spanish, focusing on everything from grammar to culture. It was a transformative time for me, laying the groundwork for my career in language education. It gave me the toolkit I use today to help my students thrive in their own language journeys.
In a captivating year spent in Toulouse, France, I honed my French skills while teaching at a quaint little school in an idyllic French village. Afterwards, I took an exhilarating journey through South America and found myself so enamored with Colombia that I stayed nearly a year, deepening my fluency in Spanish and soaking in its rich culture.
With a decade under my belt as Head of Languages in leading UK schools, I've fine-tuned the recipe for effective language instruction. I've worked on curriculum development, I have trained new teachers and I have helped thousands of students ace their GCSE and A-level exams. I bring this comprehensive background to each tutoring session to help you excel.
My journey into online teaching started in 2020, initially with my school and soon after with a growing roster of individual clients. Before long, I realised I was laying the foundation for my dream business. Lessons for Languages is so much more than a business to me; frankly, I'm living my dream and I get to share my passion for languages with people of all ages and walks of life.
The last few years have been an incredible period of self-discovery, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to grow this business. Exciting things are on the horizon!
Learn with a qualified and experienced tutor who is proven to get results.
My lessons will give you everything you need to start speaking a new language.
Navigating the path from beginner to fluent in French and Spanish is a journey I've personally undertaken, so I know the common pitfalls—and how to sidestep them.
I firmly believe that fluency is within anyone's grasp; it's all about discovering the teaching style and guidance that clicks with you.
Come and say hello, and let's see if I can help.
Here are some of my most common questions.
If there is anything else you would like to know, you can always contact me here.
Many studies, including some from the U.S. Department of Education, show that online learning is just as effective as classroom learning, and in some cases even better when interactive learning elements are present. I've tapped into those insights to make sure our lessons are not just effective, but also super engaging for you.
Lessons are held via Zoom, a video conferencing platform. Each lesson involves real-time interaction with me, guided learning, and practice exercises.
All you need is a stable internet connection, a computer or tablet, and a willingness to learn! I'll guide you through the rest.
Not if you don't want to be! I think it helps us connect, but, if you feel more comfortable without a camera, thats totally fine.
Each session typically lasts 60 minutes, though I offer longer sessions upon request.
I was Head of the Modern Foreign Languages department at multiple schools. I have worked in high achieving schools in the UK, Europe and Asia for over 10 years.
I will always do whatever I can to rearrange a lesson at a more convenient time. Where possible please provide me with a minimum of 24 hours notice.