Marina has a background in teaching and education in schools, nurseries and private tutoring group. Prior to starting with us, Marina was a Primary School Teacher and a Psycho-pedagogy professional (a combination of two main branches of study: Pedagogy and Psychology).
She holds two Degrees from University of Huelva in Spain and has taught in her native Spain as well as our centre in Cardiff (where she spent 5 years), London and the Czech Republic. Her roles span from Primary School Teacher to Nursery Nurse, Group Leader and International Volunteer Program Leader.
Marina holds a Degree in Psycho-pedagogy from the University of Huelva in Spain. She also holds a Degree in Primary School Teaching, specialising in foreign languages, also from the University of Huelva.
She participated in the European International Exchange Program (ERASMUS) at the University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic where she also did her teacher training.
In Cardiff, Marina was a Primary Teacher for more than two years in Hywel Dda Primary School and Ely & Caerau Children's Centre. She was also a Spanish Group Leader at The Saturday Circle in Cardiff, where she taught Spanish as a foreign language to children aged 3 - 10 years in a multicultural environment.
Prior to her positions in schools, Marina was a Nursery Nurse at Daisy Day Nursery in Cardiff, teaching children Spanish through the popular Montessori Teaching method.
She also spent some time living in London working as a Nursery Nurse before moving to Cardiff where she lived for 5 years before returning to her hometown in Spain.
In Spain, Marina was organising exchange languages groups for Spanish and English adults as well as summer camps and voluntary work as part of the International Volunteer Programs (IVS).
Marina has Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and a valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.
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I have been speaking Spanish badly for about 20 years and decided to finally take the plunge to sort my grammar out! MLL were recommended to me, and I am delighted with my progress so far. I take weekly classes online and my teacher is in Southern Spain and a perfect match. Classes are flexibly arranged to suit my requirements. We combine learning through conversation with grammar and homework. It’s the first time in years I have used my Spanish regularly without travelling, and although the road may be long to correct years of “I can be understood”, I am enjoying the opportunity to finally start getting it right more often! Thank you Drew for understanding my request and providing a great teacher in Marina!