It is never too late to learn a language and Kate is the most perfect choice of teacher. We couldn’t have picked a more knowledgeable, patient and modest person to guide us through learning Spanish.
Being in our 30’s, we had our concerns that learning a language would be an extremely difficult process. But, just as we remember from our school days it is the specific teacher's skill, patience and understanding of their student's needs and learning abilities that makes the process so much fun that you gain fantastically rewarding results.
Loved every minute of every lesson! Thank you!
I have now taken two Spanish classes with Kate. She is a highly effective teacher who explains things in clear and accessible ways, she is creative in her lesson plans and uses real life contemporary examples using a range of resources to immerse you in the culture as well as the language. The classes are fun and Kate fosters an engaging and enthusiastic group dynamic. I have found my Spanish to have greatly improved and seen a noticeable difference in my understanding when watching Spanish media. I would thoroughly recommend Kate Maria Languages and look forward to booking another class!
Kate is a fantastically talented tutor, with a huge amount of patience. I needed someone to help my 16 year old son with French & Spanish, he has a health condition and that can really effect his learning capabilities. Kate has managed to not only engage him in learning, but reignite his enthusiasm for languages.
Kate is an enviably talented linguist with a true passion for the power of learning a language. We had lessons as a a Family, and Kate even managed to engage a fidgety 9 year old and make it fun! As well as language skills we also learnt about the culture and traditions of Portugal. If you are considering learning another language we highly recommend Kate Maria languages.
I have been taking Spanish lessons with Kate for 2 months now and have found her style of tuition most beneficial. At last I am beginning to get the confidence to speak and listen in Spanish and the conversations we have are real and meaningful. We discuss the vocabulary, the verb tenses, useful phrases and Kate takes the time to clarify points of grammar which I have found confusing in the past. I feel I have made significant progress in this short time compared to a long spell of attending group adult education classes and achieving little. Each week our lesson content is made available on line along with other useful links for revision. Kate has a calm, patient approach to learning. I am happy to recommend her.
I'm currently in Mexico, travelling solo for two weeks. Lessons with Kate have really helped with my confidence in reading Spanish and my pronunciation too. I feel I can navigate my way around things with a lot more ease. Kate's ability to tailor to precise requirements is second to none. Highly recommend.
Kate was a colleague of mine in a secondary school a few years ago. She brings expert knowledge of language, engaging and creative activities and a touch of humour to her lessons. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a language tutor.