Welcome back to the Superprof guide to finding tutors near you, all around the country! If you are new here, basically, this is a series of articles that explains just how beneficial your own personal tutor can be, especially in languages like Spanish.
Whether you are just someone who wants to learn a new language and expand your skillset, or if you are a student of any level and you want some help and direction in preparation for your upcoming exams, a Spanish tutor will help you!
Different tutors have different approaches to their teaching, and this is the advantage they have over teachers that have to remain within a certain framework! Perhaps a teacher moves a little too fast for you or brushes over a certain topic that you don’t fully grasp. While they sometimes won’t have time to go back, a Spanish tutor will be able to focus on the specifics!
In a language like Spanish, and if you are doing some type of oral exam like the one in the leaving, they can correct mistakes you make in grammar or pronunciation. Tutors can take as long as you need and speaking to someone whether that be face to face or online can really boost your confidence speaking, which is half the battle!
If this sounds like it could help you and you would like to find your own Spanish tutor, or “grinds” as they are known in Ireland, keep reading! Also, keep an eye out for the links in this article that bring you to other cities and the tutors available there!
Why Should I Learn Spanish?
Firstly, what makes Spanish such a great language to learn? Well, it is one of the largest languages in the world, with hundreds of millions of native speakers! Even more than English! It can help you to appreciate the culture, music and media of Spanish speaking countries!
Reggaeton is one of the biggest genres in the world and there are a number of popular Spanish shows on Netflix such as Casa Del Papa and Narcos! They have really taken over pop culture in recent years and having a little Spanish can take you a long way!
It also has a unique ability to open up an entire continent with South America have a huge number of native Spanish speakers across a range of countries. Having Spanish can help you live, learn and work in these countries and a sure-fire way to build up to this level is to have your own tutor helping you along the way!
You can find a Spanish tutor no matter where in Ireland you live! This is the beauty of the internet and an example of it connecting you with people! Check out our guides to Spanish lessons in Limerick as well as our list of tutors available in Galway!
How Can Tutors Help Me Learn Spanish?
Grindsworld is one of Ireland's leading platforms when it comes to finding personal Spanish tutors. They are familiar with the junior and leaving certs, and the importance of practising a language, so they know exactly what needs you have. They offer an intense and in-depth revision of the lengthy Spanish course, whatever your level! You simply start by making your profile, which takes just minutes, and then you can start by searching through their list of available tutors in your area!
Their website is very easy to navigate. You can refine the search bar to specific locations, levels and subjects, and then you are shown all of the available tutors. The tutors profile briefly introduces themselves, stating their experience, free hours, and a small bio explaining all of their qualifications. The entire process is very open. When you are happy with your choice, you can message them to organize your lessons, whether they be face to face or at an agreed meeting spot!
Grindsworld also has its own dedicated message service, where you can ask them to tailor a study plan, especially to your needs, making sure you get a personalized lesson.
Can I Work with Spanish Tutors Online?
Much like the above option, Firsttutors is an online database for tutors and students to connect, offering both faces to face lessons and online lessons! You start by creating your account, which is free of charge, then you are free to explore their large database full of experienced Spanish tutors of all ages and levels in Waterford. The vast majority of the tutors are flexible and affordable, meaning they can work to your timetable, at no extra cost. They are also flexible in the sense they can focus on what you want to focus on, whether that is writing or speaking.
You can have a discussion via online chat with the tutor to state specifically what kind of help you need with the Spanish course, or the language, in general, This is super helpful, as it sets the tone for the lessons, and lets the teacher know exactly what they need to do in preparation.
Firsttutors also has a 24hour chat service, so if this is your first time looking for an online tutor, or you have any questions about the service they are happy to help! Prices can be as low as 15 euros per hour in some cases, this is just one very affordable and accessible way to find a Spanish tutor, with many available all over Waterford!
Work with your Tutor Online or Face to Face
Tutorhub is another quick and easy way to find tutors that offer professional help with the Spanish language! Much like the others, you create your personal account and begin to search for tutors in your local area, refining the search with parameters such as experience, price and subject.
The tutors are versatile and offer face to face lessons as well as zoom lessons. It is always a bonus when services such as this offer flexible teaching. Some students prefer to learn via zoom, or maybe they simply can’t travel to their tutor’s location. On the flip side, you may be someone who wishes to leave their home and comfort zone and remove distractions. Tutorhub caters to both types and makes sure no one is left behind.
We have checked out this website ourselves, and there are a number of tutors available that have recently gone through the leaving certificate programme and achieved very good results. Many of whom achieved H1 scores themselves in the leaving cert! Some of their teachers have gone on to further their education with Spanish courses at the university level.
Much like many of these services, they don't just cover one city, and nor do we!
Join the Ever-Growing Team at Superprof!
Superprof might be the most popular online tutoring service on this list, with millions of users worldwide. Over 15 million! It certainly has a large presence in Ireland, with a large volume of teachers specifically trained across all of the leaving certificate subjects, and many more. This of course means that you can be sure to find your own Spanish tutor based in Waterford. The sign-up process is quick and free.
Once you are all signed in using some basic details, you are given access to their large database. You may even get the first lesson free.
Their database includes tutors that have worked in education for decades. All of this information will be displayed on the individual tutor’s profiles. The superprof roster is one of the largest out there, so you can be sure to find a tutor in close proximity to you, certainly in Spanish, as it is such a popular leaving certificate subject, with many fluent speakers residing in Waterford.
Once you find a tutor you think suits your needs, you can talk it out with the teacher, explaining your wants and needs, and they will tailor a 1 on 1 study plan to suit you!
As it is used by so many students and tutors, you will find some real bargains, with competitive prices across all of the subjects. Some experienced tutors charge as little as 10 euro an hour!
Having your own private tutor really is the best way to help boost your scores in a given subject! Sometimes a little help is all you need, and someone explaining something to you in a way that is different from your classroom teacher can make all the difference. Especially with a language, where you need to make sure you set aside time to practice speaking it!
It has never been easier to get help with your Spanish, with affordable tutors just around the corner from you. All of these services are free to browse, so at the very least we would advise taking a look!
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