Welcome! If you are reading this right now, it is probably because you have some Spanish exams coming up and you need a little bit extra help before you sit them! Or maybe you’re not a student, and the idea of learning Spanish has always intrigued you!
This article will suit those in all camps because no matter your level, experience or familiarity with the Spanish language, your own personal tutor will be able to help you, and we will explain just how you can find them in Galway!
Different learners require different types of teachers, and this is one of the main reasons that there has been such a rise in the popularity of the tutoring market. When you are in a classroom setting the teacher has to stick to a pretty strict curriculum, covering a wide range of topics within the Spanish language. This means they have to move quite quickly and they don’t have much time to revise bits you may struggle with.
Whether you struggle with grammar, or your Spanish accent needs work, a tutor will discuss all of this with you before beginning their lessons and help iron out all of these mistakes, turning your weaknesses into strengths!
If you are based in Galway and really want to find your own tutor, keep reading as we have you covered! You should also keep an eye out throughout the article for links to the other cities including in our Spanish series!
What Makes Spanish a Good Language to Learn?
Whether you are currently deep into your Spanish learning journey, or more of a beginner, we encourage you to keep learning and improving your Spanish as there are not many more useful languages to have!
This may be a surprising fact to some, but there are even more native Spanish speakers than there are English Speakers, with them scattered all over the world, across two continents! Spanish has the unique ability to open up an entire continent to you, beautiful South America!
Spanish is the main language across most of the countries there, and having some level of the language allows you to work, visit and travel to these wonderful countries, a true once in a lifetime opportunity!
Having a second language also allows you to pick up other languages easier! And in more good news, many of the European languages are quite similar and share some middle ground so if you have a good level of Spanish, you will probably have a good understanding of French, Italian and Portuguese!
This helps you to truly connect with people in different countries. Learning a new language is one of the best things you could ever do and it has many positive effects on your lifestyle.
Now, how do I get my language to that level you may ask? Well, this is where the tutor comes in, and now is where we tell you how to find Spanish lessons in Galway!
How to Learn Online or Face to Face with your Tutor
Grindsworld is one of Ireland's leading platforms for finding tutors of all levels and subjects including the full leaving certificate course. They have been running for over 10 years and have a large number of students on their roster
It is really easy to get going. You start by making your own profile, which takes just a matter of seconds, then you quickly state your basic details and what you are looking for in a Spanish tutor. After this, you are free to search by subject and location, and when you are happy with a tutor, you can then message them to organize lessons, you decide on a time and place, online or face to face! It is very flexible, depending on the tutor.
They also have a message service, and this is where you can ask Grinds world some questions. They will be happy to help you find a precise lesson plan that suits your needs, whether you need help with reading, writing or speaking!
Grindsworld offers its services all over the country, so don't worry if you don’t live in Galway.
Find a Tutor in a Few Clicks to Improve your Spanish
Perhaps you are starting to see a pattern here, all of these are free services that offer you the chance to pick and choose Spanish tutors online. It is easier now than it has ever been and this is still the case with Tutorhub! Much like the others, you create an account in seconds and search for a tutor that suits you. They are versatile and offer face to face lessons as well as zoom lessons.
It is very important to have both options as some students either don’t feel comfortable meeting a tutor or simply prefer to do it from home. Other learners would rather home as it takes you out of your comfort zone and removes distractions. This can lead to some really quick improvement with your Spanish!
With TutorHub, there are a number of tutors available that have recently gone through the leaving certificate programme and achieved very good results with a number of them receiving H1 scores at the highest level. This means the tutors have an in-depth knowledge of the subject and can really focus on specifics and the particular issues you are having with the Spanish course.
They know the importance of having the basics of the language and will prepare you for the exams, while also helping you to be comfortable using the language with others. When it comes to language learning, the best way to learn is by exposure, and while many can’t travel to a Spanish speaking region in the lead up to exams, most of us have access to these services, where we can schedule weekly chats with a native Spanish speaker.
Galway has one of the largest Spanish speaking communities in Ireland, so you are truly spoiled for choice for tutors and learning services here!
Don't forget that tutorhub is available all over the country, including Waterford. If you are based there and want to find out how you can find your own Spanish teacher, click the link!
How Can a Tutor Help me with My Spanish?
Next up is the popular tutoring platform, first tutors Ireland. A popular site with Irish students to find grinds. You start by making your account, free of charge, and then you are free to explore their large database full of experienced Spanish tutors of all ages and levels in Galway. Many of these teachers are flexible, and they are happy to teach online, or face to face if it suits the schedule. You simply message them to find out more, and organize a time and a place that suits you!
Being flexible as a tutor and student is important, as it allows you both to get on the same page before you work together. First tutors also have a 24hour chat service, like many of the others, to help you if you have any questions about the service. With prices as low as 15 euro per hour in some cases, this is an affordable way to find your very own experienced Spanish tutor, and it is commonly used in Galway.
Join the Millions of Users of Superprof!
Superprof is one of the largest and most popular online tutoring services, with over 15 million students worldwide. They have a large number of Spanish tutors available in Galway. This is much like other platforms in that you create a profile, and you are free to browse and find a tutor that suits you based on their profile and availability. Superprof is used by millions of people around the world. With superprof you also get the added bonus of the first lesson being free!
As Superprof has such a large database of tutors, you can be really sure you are getting the best. As I mentioned before, the Spanish course can be long and at times, challenging, so there are some bits that your school teacher might miss or go over too quickly. By choosing your own private tutor, you can be safe in the knowledge that you will be covering every aspect of course, especially the aspects you find difficult.
Many of these tutors have been in the same position as you, so they will really focus on the leaving certificate, (or whatever stage you are at) and the type of questions that will come up! This service is extremely affordable, with some tutors only charging 10 euro per hour, making this one of the most used, and affordable ways to find your own private Spanish tutor.
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