I've always loved the Spanish language and wanted to be able to speak it comfortably. I had Spanish lessons at school and had recently been to Mexico where I felt I had failed to really grasp the language. I wrote to Blanca and explained to her my situation, I felt that I had vocab in my head but that it was all in a muddle and didn't know how to put it in order. I also felt too shy to try.
Blanca immediately took me under her wing and totally crafted the lessons around my abilities and needs. Within the first lesson she'd established my level and figured out how I learned best. I always felt completely trusting and confident in her presence and developed my Spanish at an incredible speed. Every lesson was tailored to how fast I progressed, Blanca was never thrown by what I needed or the direction the lessons would go in. We were free to talk about anything and I would find myself talking Spanish for almost a whole hour without even realising it, Blanca would correct me softly and make notes of places I needed help and the next lesson we would focus on those things.
Blanca would work hard to create homework that suited me after each lesson and spent a lot of time creating tables and sheets that I would be able to learn from. I had about 8 lessons with Blanca and then I went to Seville for a week where I found that I could participate in Spanish conversations and felt comfortable being on my own asking for things and talking to people. I never would have thought that I could learn that quickly but Blanca immediately made me feel confident that I had it in me and did everything to make it happen.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my classes with Blanca, she has explained things to me in such simple ways that I have never been taught at school or university. After only a few weeks my Spanish began to improve and everything fell into place. Blanca has helped me a lot to prepare for my year abroad in Spain and one of the things I miss the most about England are my classes with her! An all round lovely lady!
I have been receiving tuition from Blanca since the beginning of this year. In all this time I have found her to be highly professional, punctual and meticulous in lesson preparation.
She is an excellently qualified teacher who has a deep passion for her subject which she enthuses in myself and my two sons, who have also had the pleasure of lessons with Blanca and whom they adore. She takes special pains to find the learning method that best suits her pupil and is the reason I have raced ahead in my Spanish study.
I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Blanca, our son’s tutor, is very supportive, extremely flexible, and friendly and a great tutor! She has put in a lot of time and effort, not just during the session, but also outside of the sessions, planning, preparing and finding the right type of materials suitable to the learning style of our 13 years old son. She is very focused on the learning part of the language i.e. grammar, vocabulary, the accent, and in preparing our son on how to write and speak in the exam to achieve a higher level. Blanca has been very encouraging, always appreciating where required, ensuring our son has achieved or even exceeded the target for each session. Thank you Blanca, for making Spanish such a pleasure to learn!
Blanca has been teaching my year 10 daughter Spanish. My daughter enjoys and looks forward to the lessons. She has said that Blanca is very patient and enthusiastic when teaching her.
I have found Blanca to always go the extra mile. She has been willing to discuss my daughter's progress in great detail and has been very supportive of her and myself. She takes a personal interest in her student and is not a clock watcher, preferring to finish what she is explaining, in the interest of her student. She has excellent knowledge of the exam boards and what their expectations are. Her knowledge of grade boundaries is also excellent.
In a recent writing assessment, my daughter achieved a B. I have seen my daughters confidence increase profoundly, even in a short time span, and I know that she will reach her goal in Spanish with Blanca’s help. I have absolutely no reservations about referring anyone to her.
From my perspective the course has been excellent, the content and the tuition provided has been first class.
I would like to specially mention Blanca who is our tutor for all the help and motivation she has provided us to date, her enthusiasm which is infectious, her understanding of the subject matter and her ability of being able to communicate this across to new learners has been superb.
I would like to echo Graham’s comments. Blanca es fantástica!.
She varies the homework with written, oral, pictures, and audio. She shows us different techniques to remember what we have learnt so she tries to cater for us all.
Her lessons are made relevant to us and our everyday lives, she has some brilliant props and on one occasion sang a song (although this was not recorded :).
She truly is enthusiastic, energetic, understanding, warm, friendly and attentive to your needs. Learning with her has been a brilliant experience and I look forward to each lesson. I think we have been very fortunate.
Just to add to Graham’s comments.
The Spanish Lessons are brilliant. Blanca is always enthusiastic, supportive and ingenious with the lessons and aims to make each lesson enjoyable and productive. I’m really enjoying the lessons.
Just to add to the above comments.
What is particularly clever is how Blanca is able to personalise the course whilst sticking to her objective for any particular lesson, for example she had us discussing in the past tense what we did at the weekend and into that she included how to explain in Spanish that I fitted a new kitchen.
Blanca is also very understanding of the pressures we are under and tailors homework around us –both in quantity and type. I really have nothing but praise for Blanca.
Blanca tutored me for my A-level Spanish, and her lovely and caring nature as well as her methods of teaching really boosted my confidence in the language. She provided me with very useful worksheets and information which proved very useful and it enabled me to delve deeper into the topics that the subject required. I could tell that she spent lots of time in preparing the worksheets and she even sent me extra information via e-mail!
Blanca was also very informed about the structure of my course and so her teaching style was very relevant for the course. She always encouraged me to give new ideas, especially when preparing for the oral examination, and she would even read my essays and give feedback.
I always looked forward to my lessons with her because I knew I would learn something. Blanca is an enthusiastic, supportive and friendly tutor and I would recommend her to anyone who wants to improve their Spanish!