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Ms Raquel Suter

 Sydney - North Sydney

Sydney tutor in Spanish

(77 student reviews)

I am a Journalist from Madrid. I BELIEVE I HAVE TAUGHT SPANISH TO MORE THAN 2000 PEOPLE IN SYDNEY in the last 17 year, full time.


My specialty is teaching the IB diploma (INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE) and all the Spanish programs from the UTS university, UNSW or Sydney university for every student who needs private classes.
I also prepare students to pass the International Degree in Spanish DELE in every level, from the A1 to the highest level C2 (required to study a Spanish Master Degree in Spanish universities).
All High School students from private or public Schools programs in Spanish are welcome, as I have been helping them to properly performed for their exams in the last 16 years.


After providing private Spanish classes for 16 years in Sydney, seven
days a week and having taught my language to dozens of Australians, Asians, North-American, European and Kiwi students here, I can undoubtedly be considered a competent and charismatic teacher.

I am a Journalist and a Master in Communication Management (PR) as well!.
I am also an editor in Spanish and a writer of everything in Spanish, from speeches to long business projects in Spanish. I can translate every piece of writing!.


The knowledge of my Castilian language is supported by 5 years studying Journalism at one of the most prestigious universities in Spain: the Complutense University from Madrid.

I am based in North Sydney, so I can easily teach in the City, Mosman, Neutral Bay, 'Cameray and eastern suburbs.

My Private Policy. Every student has a different reason to learn Spanish, so my modus operandi is to try to accommodate my tuition to the purpose of everyone (from travellers to university students in Australia, High School students or the ones who have to pass the international Exam of Spanish Language called DELE
at any level). I TEACH SPANISH THROUGH SKYPE, SPECIALLY FOR SECOND AND HIGH LEVELS.

Nevertheless, I still follow the grammar-conversation program that I have organized as:
a) Beginners. Explanation of differences between male/female, plural/singular and nouns/verbs for students to understand how to build a basic sentence. Present tense, basic future, how to express permission and duties for them to be able to survive in case they want to travel to any Spanish speaking country, will be part of this first step.
b) Intermediate. Present perfect and petrite versus imperfect tenses, mixed with all the variety of the Spanish pronouns, teaching the students how to use them with reflexive, non-reflexive verbs and as objects directs and indirects, as well as in impersonal expressions in every day conversation sentences.
c) High-intermediate students. They will have to learn the pluperfect and conditional, as well as understanding the concept of subjunctive in opposition to the indicative tenses that they studied in previous levels.
d) The students of the highest level are supposed to be speaking at the level of any speaker originally from Spain or South America, with my system: practice-
practice-practice.

RATES. From $60 per hour to $70 (an hour and 15 minutes) or $80 (one hour and 30 minutes)

Contact

Experience

2000-2013.
- MASTERS IN COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT (Public Relations). UTS
university, Sydney .
-Private Spanish tutor in Sydney.
-Spanish voiceover, mainly for a company (I & G ) in Sydney and the NSW
Government.
-Writing monthly articles and interviews in Spanish for a Magazine Carta de
Espa- owned by the Spanish Government in Madrid. Subject: Immigration and
Spanish community living around the world.

1990-2000
-Writing articles for different magazines and Servimedia, a Spanish News
Agency based in Madrid.
-Creative writing style stories to participate in the Spanish Prize La Sonrisa
Vertical�.
-Editor in Spanish.

Qualifications

Masters in Communication Management (PR). UTS University. Sydney.

Bachelor Degree in Journalism (5 years studies). Complutense University. Madrid, Spain.

Specialization in Political Science (2 years studies). UNED University, Spain.

Rates

$70 per hour

Student Discount

Special Offer - $80 an hour and 15 minutes

Gender

Female

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Joined Tutor Finder on 18-Oct-2009 (updated profile on 05-Apr-2019)
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Language

Spanish (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

"I went to Raquel for assistance in preparing for the exam Diploma de Espanol como Lengua Extranjera (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language), level C1. This is an advanced level and Raquel's help during my preparation was fantastic. Obviously it is what one would expect from a professional journalist, but at the same time Raquel was extremely patient, and explained things very well to me. Also, she didn't show any frustration at all when I made the same mistake more than once - she would only give positive encouragement. Raquel was very flexible with times for lessons, and I had lessons both at her home and via Skype. Both worked extremely well. On the day of my exam, Raquel came to have lunch with me during one of the exam breaks, and I really felt like I had a "partner" for the exam, and that I was not doing it alone. I could not recommend Raquel more highly. While I was doing an advanced level, I have no doubt she would be great for beginners and intermediate levels as well, because she is such a lovely person and always offered positive reenfocement, no matter what the gravity or frequency of mistakes! I now live in South America so I can't go to Raquel any more, but I would certainly be continuing lessons with her if I still lived in Sydney."

David Kenny    
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