The primary student is an adult learner. Having grown up in the US and obtained a 6 in IB Spanish 17 years ago, his objective is to become completely fluent in Mexican-Spanish, encompassing all aspects of the language: speaking, reading, and writing. His commitment to this goal is high, and he requires formal, structured instruction with clear daily and weekly goals. This goal is personally motivated and demands a tailored approach that respects his adult learning style while being intensive enough to achieve fluency within a year. His learning style leans towards a structured and organized approach, necessitating a tutor who can provide formal instruction with a high level of organization and clear objectives.
In addition to the main student, his children, aged about 6, will require one hour of daily instruction, online. These young learners are at the foundational stage of language acquisition. Their instruction should be highly engaging, interactive, and appropriate for their developmental stages.
The Tutor’s primary responsibility is to create and implement a comprehensive, structured Spanish language program specifically tailored to the student's goal of achieving fluency in Mexican-Spanish. This program must be methodically organized, offering a blend of formal instruction, practical applications, and regular assessments. The Tutor should be adept at utilizing a variety of teaching methodologies, including but not limited to, the use of textbooks, multimedia resources, and immersive conversational practice, to cater to an adult learner's needs.
In addition to the primary focus, the Tutor will also be responsible for the linguistic development of his two daughters, aged about 6. For the children, the Tutor must design an engaging and interactive Spanish learning experience that is appropriate for their age and cognitive level. This may involve creative teaching techniques such as storytelling, games, and other interactive activities that make learning Spanish enjoyable and effective for young learners. The Tutor should be skilled at balancing the varying needs of the adult and child learners, ensuring that each lesson is productive and beneficial for their respective language learning journeys. This instruction will be solely online.
Furthermore, the Tutor is expected to provide a high level of organization in the planning and execution of the lessons. This includes setting daily and weekly goals, tracking progress, and adjusting the teaching plan as necessary to ensure the student's consistent advancement towards fluency. The Tutor should also be able to integrate cultural elements of Mexico and Colombia into the curriculum, thereby enriching his language learning experience with a deeper understanding of the cultures associated with the language.
As the role may transition between in-person and online instruction, the Tutor should be prepared for this change and capable of maintaining the continuity and effectiveness of the teaching regardless of the format. When teaching in person, the Tutor should be willing to relocate to Malta and accompany the student on his travels, providing a consistent and immersive learning environment.
In summary, the Tutor’s role is multifaceted, requiring a high degree of professionalism, adaptability, and creativity. The Tutor must be capable of developing and implementing a dynamic and effective language program for both an adult and children, ensuring that each student’s learning needs and goals are met with a tailored and comprehensive approach.
The Tutor will work an average of 8 hours a day, 5.5 days a week, to be free to offer instruction for 1-2 hours a day for the principal student and 1 hour for the children at any time during that 8-hour window, with the flexibility to adapt to their schedules. Specific working hours and holidays will be mutually agreed upon with the Client.
When the tutoring services are provided in person, the Client will provide accommodation. During travel, the family will ensure the Tutor has private accommodation. Rent and utilities for accommodation will be covered by the Client except for the Tutor’s personal phone bill.
Details regarding the accommodation will be discussed and agreed upon prior to the commencement of the role.
The successful candidate will be able to offer more than the minimum requirements of this position and must have been raised in a socially appropriate background. They will not only be an excellent practitioner, but also a good role model: educated and polished, with excellent manners and personal values.
The Tutor must be a fit, healthy and a non-smoker – active and energetic with a love for the outdoors; the kind of person who always makes the most of their environment to enhance teaching and learning opportunities.
Full-time homeschooling role
One 14 year old boy
GCSE and A level experience
Music essential; Latin and Japanese desired
Supportive, flexible individual
Pastoral as well as educational component
Tutoring couple (both must apply)
Full-time support for one girl (17) and assistant to mother
Experience with autism and mental health
Kind, caring and nurturing professionals
Adult learner (with additional ~6 year old girls)
Based in Malta with extensive travel
Latin-American Spanish teacher
Experienced and highly organized
Full time homeschooling and support role
Two boys, ages 8 and 15
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