Isabel C

My Passion & How I Inspire

Ever since I was young I have had a passion for languages. When I was 9, I taught myself how to count to 10 in 8 different languages! My grandparents lived in France and I used to practise French whenever I went to visit them and try to converse with my bilingual cousins. As my academic career has progressed, my desire to share my love of languages has only grown. Communication is at the centre of all human relationships and to have the opportunity to help others learn how to express themselves in another language and to better appreciate a different culture is truly a privilege.

As one of the eldest in a large family, I have always spent time helping my younger siblings with their school work and so I feel I have a certain instinct for tutoring. I am a great a believer that teaching is not a ‘one size fits all’ discipline, always seeking to get to know each individual student and adapting my methods accordingly. As a tutor, my responsibility is to foster confidence and independence in those that I work with, and this requires that I know what motivates a particular student.

I inspire my students by making them aware of the great benefits of language learning. Not only do I aim to help my students excel in exams but I try to encourage them to fall in love with a culture and its language!

My Experience

I have been tutoring for the last five years, initially volunteering at my secondary school where I was later recommended to parents as a tutor. During this time, I tutored a variety of subjects, especially French and Spanish. As a tutor, I have helped many students prepare for GCSE and A-Level exams with a variety of oral, listening, reading and writing based classes. In my gap-year I achieved a Trinity Certificate in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL). This full-time 6-week course gave me a wide range of skills to prepare lessons that are both dynamic and rewarding for my students. I subsequently spent 6 months in Paraguay teaching English at a local school. This enabled me to achieve fluency in Spanish and my packed schedule of all ages and abilities meant it was essential that I adapted my methods of teaching to accommodate each individual student’s needs.

Subjects That I Teach

  • English
  • English - A-Level
  • English - GCSE
  • English - SAT
  • French
  • French - A-Level
  • French - GCSE
  • French - SAT
  • Science
  • Science - A-Level
  • Science - GCSE
  • Science - SAT
  • Spanish
  • Spanish - A-Level
  • Spanish - GCSE
  • Spanish - SAT

My Qualifications

University Level:

Current Masters Student of Translation at University College London.

Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish from University College London.

School Level:

Academic Scholar at Clifton High School, Bristol.

At A-Level I achieved an A* in Spanish and an A in French. In AS I achieved an A in Mathematics.


Trinity Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Winner of Bristol Schools’ French debating competition, 2014.

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Fun fact

During my gap year I mountain biked down “Death Road” in Bolivia- a 64 km long road with 3500 metres of descent!