Gaizka
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    English and/or Spanish for effective communication

    Hi there,

    My name is Gaizka, Spanish and Basque are my mother tongues. I spent 9 years in the UK and I took my degree - See profile photo - in Edinburgh last summer.

    My approach to teaching is pragmatic and sympathetic. I understand your struggle because I lived that struggle for a long time when I moved to the UK in 2009. My main interest is to make you feel confident with what you know and see how much you can stretch that knowledge in real life communication. And then we grow and improve from there.

    You learn a language to communicate. You say something and you get a reply. You are understood and you understand. That is the only thing that matters, that you can use what you know and communicate more and better as you learn.

    I will adapt my lessons to your need and your preferred lesson/learning style with strong focus on growing your confidence with the language. All can be discussed via Apprentus or on the first day.

    Extra information

    here an overview of my teaching experience over the years.

    2018
    English Conversation Live-in Trainer
    I provided my host family with
    self-confidence and useful tips to gain fluency.
    Leipzig, Germany.

    English/Spanish Conversation Trainer
    I developed my hosts self-confidence and I provided useful tips to gain fluency.
    Antwerp, Belgium.

    English Teacher
    I developed my students self-confidence and fluency.
    Nantes, France.

    2013
    IELTS test
    I succesfully passed the test to access UK university as a foreign student.
    Bath University
    Bath, UK

    2010/13
    Private one-to-one Language Tutor
    I provided my students with self-confidence and useful language skills.
    Bristol, England

    2008/10
    Photography workshop Leader
    I directed digital photography workshops for adults.
    I co-directed photo-based activities for school groups of children aged 9-11.
    Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

    Private Spanish as second language Teacher for expats
    I provided my students with self-confidence and useful language skills

    Location

    At teacher's location: Rotterdam Centraal, 3013 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands

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    General info

    Skills:

    Age:

    Children (7-12 years old)
    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)

    Student level:

    Beginner
    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Duration:

    45 minutes
    60 minutes

    The class is taught in:

    English, Spanish, Basque

    About Me

    Kaixo !

    Hey there, My name is Gaizka, I am 37 years old visual artist recently arrived to Rotterdam after a bit of traveling in Europe. I graduated from Edinburgh Napier University last year and I left the UK having lived there since 2009. Because among other things, well, Brexit.

    Teaching is a vocation that I was drawn into in my early twenties and over the years I have taught various subjects including Spanish, Basque, Music, Photography or English. T adults and children, to individuals and groups.

    I have natural personal qualities that make me very good at listening and communicating. I am patient, supportive and compassionate with my students. I understand your struggle because in the past I spent A LOT of time there. I understand from first hand the process of learning a language. How important is to feel confident and to see that you can make use of your knowledge in real life, since that is what you are learning the language. To use it on your travels, your holidays, with your mates, your partner whatever...

    drop me a line and we can maybe arrange a meeting to discuss your needs and how can I help you.

    Un saludo.

    Gaizka

    Education

    BA [hons] Photography - Edinburgh Napier University. Edinburgh 2017

    2013. IELTS ( English test to access higher education as a non native ). 70% mark.
    Bath University. Bath UK

    Experience / Qualifications

    2018
    English Conversation Live-in Trainer
    I provided my host family with
    self-confidence and useful tips to gain fluency.
    Leipzig, Germany.

    English/Spanish Conversation Trainer
    I developed my hosts self-confidence and I provided useful tips to gain fluency.
    Antwerp, Belgium.
    English Teacher
    I developed my students self-confidence and fluency.
    Nantes, France.

    2013
    IELTS test
    I succesfully passed the test to access UK university as a foreign student.
    Bath University
    Bath, UK

    2010/13
    Private one-to-one Language Tutor
    I provided my students with self-confidence and useful language skills.
    Bristol, England

    2008/10
    Photography workshop Leader
    I directed digital photography workshops for adults.
    I co-directed photo-based activities for school groups of children aged 9-11.
    Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

    Private Spanish as second language Teacher for expats
    I provided my students with self-confidence and useful language skills.
    Vitoria-gasteiz , Spain

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