Hello everybody! My name is Karina and I come from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Reading is one of my passions, which is why I chose to study language and literature. As a teacher of Spanish, I have 30 years’ work experience in schools, helping countless teenagers learn their own language and discover the wonders of literature. 

Today, even outside the classroom, I cannot stop teaching!  I teach Spanish as a second language, and I also teach my fellow Spanish teachers about certain formal aspects of the language. I am trained in technology-aided teaching and design teaching material for language classes. 

I love to learn new things. Every morning, when I wake up, I ask myself: “What is it that I am going to learn today?” Fortunately, life gives us the chance to learn and grow every day! 

I am delighted to travel with my family and to visit new places and meet new people. This certainly is another passion of mine. Perhaps some day, our paths will meet…

¡Hola! I am Nuria Santoveña. I am an enthusiastic and passionate fully qualified teacher who truly enjoys sharing with people all the charming things about my culture.

I started teaching Spanish as a full time teacher back in 2015, when I was backpacking trough Asia with my partner. Unexpectedly, I was offered to join an International School in Bangalore (India) where 100% of my students got an A in the GCSE Spanish exam.  Once I was back to London in 2016 I worked as an MFL teacher for KS3 and KS4 in two different outstanding secondary schools. My recent maternity and the life changes caused by Covid-19, made me take a break from school and explore tutoring as a way to set a better work-life balance.

By travelling and living in different countries and being exposed to different cultures and languages, it helped me to become more open-minded person and see life from a different perspective. Today I cannot image what my life would have been had I not had that experience considering I met my lovely husband while living in London who actually is not Spanish.

I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor (Honors) degree in Pedagogy in the University of Oviedo. In 2010 I achieved a Master degree in Equality of Gender and Public Policies in the University of Cantabria and just a few moths ago (October 2020) I finished second Master degree in Human Rights in the National Open University of Spain (UNED).

But let´s STOP taking about boring certificates and CV content. My strengths are the empathy for my students, the passion I share about my culture, the commitment and tailored lessons I prepare taking into consideration not only on the needs of the group or particular students but also their personalities.

So if you want to learn Spanish with me and have some fun I will say to you ¡Bienvenidos!

Caro

My name is Carolina Portillo Costa. I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor Degree in Communication and Mass Media studies. I am also a Spanish writer and journalist who graduated in 2013 with a Master Degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language from the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

I am passionate about teaching Spanish and have always enjoyed interacting with people, from different backgrounds, who love learning languages. Being confident and hardworking enables me to offer outstanding lessons that are fun and easy to remember.
I am an experienced traveller. In the last fifteen years I have visited and worked in many countries. I left Buenos Aires, my hometown in Argentina and moved to Madrid to work as a journalist in the Channel of Antenna 3 International. Following this, I moved to Greece where I taught Spanish. These experiences have been enriching and an eye opener. Their benefits are channelled into my teaching for the general good of the learners.

I come from a multicultural family drawing roots from Spain, Brazil and Argentina and I have always loved languages.
I moved to London in 2014 where I worked enthusiastically in a Secondary school in the languages department, preparing the students for the A levels and GSCE exams. I have also worked in after school clubs for kids in different schools as a Spanish teacher.
At present I am working as Spanish Teacher for adults, GCSEs tutoring and business groups in different companies in London. My experiences so far have been positive and enjoyable. I am looking forward to widening my circle of students and hope to have the pleasure of meeting you in my classes sometime soon. Hasta pronto!

Γεια σας! My name is Iro. I’m a journalist, TV producer, Greek teacher and recently a mother!

I was born and raised in Greece, studied in Italy and now live in the UK -and no, I don’t mind the weather:)

I worked as a journalist/TV producer in Greece for 15 years and in 2015 I decided to follow my husband in the UK.

People always ask me if I left Greece because of the economic crisis and the answer is ‘no’, I’m a ‘love immigrant’!

Languages and linguistics have always been a passion of mine; I speak three languages fluently (Greek, English and Italian and 2 badly (some Spanish and French) and as a journalist I learnt to use correctly -and not abuse- the language, because that is my job’s tool.

When I moved in the UK, I had a lot of free time for the first time in my life and I decided to volunteer in a local library.

Trying to save the library from closing down and to raise some funds, I organized a bookshop as well as several events (pub quizzes, poetry nights, farmer’s markets etc) and then people from the library asked me to teach Greek and hence a new passion began!

I am looking forward to working with you and teaching you my mother tongue, sharing my culture and all the perks of the big authentic Greek lifestyle :)