Our teachers

Learning a foreign language takes time and dedication.

Our teachers have a passion to teach their native language and they would be delighted to have the opportunity to teach you.

See our teacher profiles below:


Spanish Teacher

Alvaro is a teacher with more than 15 years of experience working within the spheres of Spanish as second language, visual innovation, creativity and strategic thinking. He has gained extensive experience in teaching in various countries such us UK, Mexico, Chile, Canada and Spain, extending his international reach, facing different realities and challenges.


Italian Teacher

After having worked in an International School in Italy for 10 years, Fabia moved to UK with her family. Fabia has a vast experience in teaching Italian language to children and adults in collaboration with Southampton Community Languages.


Italian Teacher

Ileana has been teaching 4 languages to adults and young learners for ten years in different contexts: primary and secondary teaching, evening classes and corporate language courses. This has made her aware that learners are different and what matters is adapting and differentiating teaching to enable the students to become independent learners. She has a degree in English and French language and literature, a Master in Economic Translation (Italian, French and English); CELTA certificate (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults), PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education). She is passionate about languages and she can’t wait to share this with you.


Spanish Teacher

Raquel is a native Spanish speaker who has experience working as an English Teacher in language schools as well as providing with Spanish lessons. She moved to Portsmouth some years ago and since then she has gained the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure friendly and engaging lessons. Examples of these are First Certificate in English (FCE), Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) and Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA). She cherishes the idea of sharing her Spanish knowledge with her students and is passionate about teaching different nationalities too.


German Teacher

Katja is a native German qualified teacher. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching German, working with all age groups in school settings, colleges as well as 1:1 tuition. She has been living in the UK for almost 20 years, and she also holds the qualification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Katja likes to adapt her lessons to the learner’s needs, as we all learn in different ways. She believes that learning a language should be an enjoyable experience for the learners achieving their goals.


Portuguese Teacher

Hortênsia holds a bachelor’s degree in Language and Literature (Portuguese, English and German) and she is a qualified teacher. She worked as a Portuguese teacher at state schools in São Paulo, Brazil. Her experience includes also teaching German and English at private schools. Hortênsia loves languages. She has studied also French and recently some Italian at Tertulia. Languages are not her only interests in life. She is also passionate about Brazilian sambas and she loves sewing small pieces of Calico to create beautiful patchwork quilts.


Italian Teacher

In love with languages since childhood and always curious about other cultures, Barbara has studied Foreign Languages and Literature (English and French) at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice, as well as studying German.

Italian native speaker and based in London since 1997, she has been running groups and teaching Italian in different contexts, from one-to-one bespoke tuition to teaching different age groups.

In addition to her love for languages, Barbara is passionate about music. She is a Jazz singer and songwriter and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Performance.


Spanish Teacher

Paloma (which means dove), she is from Madrid. She has been teaching for 17 years and she loves teaching.

Her career spans from teaching in secondary schools, colleges, university and an examiner for GCSE and A level. She comes from a family of teachers, her grandmother was one of the first female teachers in Spain. She looks forward to being your tutor.


Italian & English Teacher

Edda is a native qualified Italian teacher with a lot of experience teaching all different ages and levels, groups or one to one lessons.

She is also familiar in teaching young children. Edda has got a degree in foreign languages: English, Spanish and French and she also holds the qualification for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Edda has prepared a lot of students for the Trinity and Cambridge examinations. She uses the communicative approach.


English & French Teacher

Monique is a fully qualified teacher with a degree in languages and has over 20 years of experience teaching. Over that time she has taught in a wide range of contexts from schools, to small groups and also one-to-one tuition for small children through to adults.

She speaks five languages and this has always been her passion; she loves travelling and meeting people from other cultures. The ability to speak other languages she feels enables her to have a better understanding of how other languages are learned.


English & Spanish Teacher

Julia is an ESOL, French and Spanish teacher with twenty years' experience. She was a language trainer to English and French customs officers before teaching in a secondary school for a number of years. Currently she is working as a freelance tutor of all three languages. She has a PGCE, DIP TFLA and Cert TEFL.


English, French & German Teacher

Andrew is a languages teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching French and German both in schools and in Adult Education.  He has a B.A. Honours degree in French, a PGCE in Modern Foreign Languages, a Masters Degree in Translation, and a TEFL qualification from the University of Portsmouth. He believes that being able to communicate with others in their own language, opens up a whole host of opportunities. Learning a language engenders understanding in other people’s cultures. He enjoys working with individuals and groups to help everyone achieve their potential and become capable and speakers of languages other than their own.