Spanish

30
Sep

#Tutorlife

We have serious FOMO swiping through our tutor Marina’s photos from Formentera! She landed in Ibiza and then hopped over to the island with her sister to spend some quality time together. 6 months ago, Marina was loving life in Cardiff teaching Spanish in our centre there but Covid changed everything for her. She missed her family too much and
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20
Jul

Language students at university – your year abroad

“That time I packed all my belongings into two suitcases and arrived alone in this small city after midnight.” For language students at uni who’re about to start their year abroad, there’s tons of thoughts running through your mind before you move to a new country. I’m rewinding aaaall the way back to my experience when I lived in Santiago
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10
Jul

Transitioning from the Spanish GCSE exam to AS level to A2 level

This summer: What can you expect as you transition from language GCSEs to A Level and then uni? Here’s what I explore: Managing expectation levels Prepping for uni Developing your opinions Honing your presentation and research skills Learning about issues that matter! Gaining a wider outlook of the world Introducing film and literature Consuming news and language tools Adapting to
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8
Jun

Thinking out loud: Our online Spanish tutor Natalia

Thinking out loud: our bilingual Spanish and English tutor Natalia has worked with some impressive clients: Netflix, Universal, Sony Music, Bon Jovi, J-Lo, Foo Fighters, Vogue, The UN, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Cannes Festival, the Environment Agency and a ton more! She lives and breathes Spanish - watch her video here to see what motivates her students, helps memory
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28
May

NEW: Spanish GCSE and A Level Exam Membership Classes!

Our Spanish GCSE and A Level Membership classes have now launched! It’s been in the pipeline since Jan 2020 but things have been crazier than we expected recently. These weekly Zoom webinars are taught by our founder Drew, whose students consistently achieve grades 9-7 for GCSE, A*-B for A Level and get into their top choice universities. Designed to support
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25
May

Virtual UK university tours and open days after Coronavirus

University campus tours and open day events were, in previous years, a great way to give prospective applicants and parents a great impression of their future university. The coronavirus pandemic has all but put an end to leisurely travel to the UK but universities are quickly adapting to provide virtual tours and open day events in lieu of physically attending.
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15
May

What will UK universities look like from Autumn 2020?

Intake levels 1. There could be a drop in students - many universities are still charging the same fees as before the virus but with no contact hours. Some applicants might question the value that they receive if distant learning models are somewhat passive. 2. There’ll be more students appealing A level results and choose to defer a year/resit exams.
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10
Apr

Using mock exam results to determine final exam grades in 2020

The potential problems with using mock results to determine final exam grades in 2020 1. Grade boundaries aren’t standardised across schools which can impact the results; sometimes teachers are less lenient as they don’t want students to feel complacent before the final exam. 2. Not all schools follow the scheme of work chronologically so students aren’t tested on the same
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28
Mar

2020 Coronavirus exam cancellations – ‘Do I need to bother revising for my GCSE and A level exams?’

'I’m gutted I won’t be able to sit my exams' - 'My teacher doesn’t like me, I’m worried I’ll be marked down' These are some of the many messages we’ve received from our worried students. To all our GCSE, A-level and Degree level students, you're not alone and we've got some advice for you on how to handle the next
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