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SPANISH GROUP COURSES

"Martha Jesty is a brilliant teacher! She makes learning really fun and effortless, using music and rhythm to help you to get the language into your head effortlessly. This is nothing like the language teaching you had in school (unless you were very lucky!) – it is modern and truly interactive. In a short introductory session she taught us how to ask for someone’s telephone number - and understand the answer – as well as telling someone else our number. We ended up dancing to music as we practised!." Caroline Ewans, Thoughtful Marketing

"I really enjoyed Martha Jesty's group session on learning Spanish. What a fun way to learn a language and so different from the traditional school experience that I remember. There was tremendous energy and participation from everyone interacting with each other. Martha also has a lovely style in balancing the need to instruct and encourage at the same time." Mark Rowray

"I met some great people in the group especially Martha Jesty who has an amazing abundance of energy. She taught us all to count to 10 in Spanish and taught us how to say our mobile numbers in Spanish, then to help it sink in we danced to Spanish music whilst saying our phone numbers in Spanish. It was so much fun and very educational at the same time. Very inspirational." Demelza Fry

"The lessons with Spanish Lessons in Surrey were very comprehensive. Covered many cultural aspects of Spain and South America. The conversation classes helped to improve our grasp of the language and our fluency. Martha Jesty is very enthusiastic and makes the lessons great fun. She is very patient and explains everything very clearly. The lessons were great fun and very helpful. It has encouraged us to continue with our lessons. We probably need to put in more work before our next course. We will be attending another course in the new year." Janet Welsh

"Martha Jesty is a lovely person to have as a teacher and the classes feel more like an evening with a friend than formal lessons. She uses a wide variety of teaching techniques to help students develop the range of language skills. Having a Peruvian teacher is ideal for us as we plan to visit South America. We leave each class tired but motivated to keep improving.

The classes with Spanish Lessons in Surrey have been stimulating and fun. We like the way that serious learning is delivered in a relaxed way. We have learned a lot more than we thought we would. We are particularly pleased that we are both starting to speak more freely with less halting and searching for words." Jane and Richard Wheeler

" I found Martha Jesty very flexible, organized, warm and friendly teacher. It was a very good experience to be in a small group discussing every class issues in Spanish. I am definitely better at Spanish after my lessons at Spanish Lessons in Surrey . We had fun and engaging activities with varied learning tasks. Martha is an excellent teacher with excellent knowledge of regional differences in Spanish." Luke Whelan

"I found Martha’s ability to be very professional and enthusiastic with a very friendly attitude to enable me to relax, Martha is a good teacher. The lessons at Spanish Lessons in Surrey were put together very well linking each lesson activity. The content was very good and homework is a necessity to maintain your knowledge of the lessons. The lessons were covered out a steady fun pace." Richard Barber

"Spanish Lessons in Surrey have good interactive lessons and the style was effective using games, role plays, etc. Martha is very dynamic and patient with work, quite organized, encouraging and with good people skills. I think she is a great teacher. SLS classes have motivated me to continue learning in immerse myself in the language. The cultural aspects were interesting." Liz Moore

"Martha has a very patient and enthusiastic teaching style and would very happy to recommend. As I haven’t taken classes for some time I wasn’t sure what to expect but enjoyed a teaching style that always kept me engaged. Martha adapts the lesson as required depending on the progress being made." Paul Hickson

"Martha Jesty is and has been a great teacher. Her teaching methods and strategies are very professional and clear whilst being warm and easy to talk to. The recap every week on the previous weeks teaching was invaluable boosting confidence amongst the class, including myself. I have learned so much and in I am very grateful for her time and effort. I was kept interested at all times, constantly learning and strived for more. Martha was very patient and explained clearly anything that was misunderstood. Her English is very good helping to learn the language a lot better. I am much more confident talking, reading and understanding Spanish now. Martha has really helped with my language learning journey." Harry Richards

SPANISH PRIVATE LESSONS

"SLS quality of language services is very good with all help available. Martha's knowledge of Latin American & Spanish culture is excellent and very interesting. Martha is a positive person by nature and this comes through in class. She is very organized and enthusiastic, she is an excellent teacher." Derek Tidy, Financial Advisor

"I enjoyed the variety of information, (texbooks, handouts, otehr books, games, postcards, etc). The presentation is always clear and the pace is just right. I am never bored. Martha Jesty is energetic and well organised. She has fantastic people skills and is very enthusiastic about all things Spanish, particurlarly Peruvian. I would recomend Martha. Three words to discribe SLS: fun, well-paced, enjoyable." Michele Gibson

"Martha is a very encouraging and thoughtful teacher. She understands my strengths and, more importantly, my weaknesses and tailors the classes to take these into account.

I found the lessons challenging but enjoyable, which I think is the right balance. Martha pushes me to do more than I think I am capable of and that is a smart approach as it enables me to gain more confidence in my abilities. I think I have improved my knowledge of the Spanish language a lot. I can read and write Spanish reasonably well but need to work more on my speaking and listening. I can do that over the summer. I do lack patience some times and it has taken me time to realise that I am on a long journey with the language and I can’t expect to know it all straight away." Ian Dyson

"Martha is incredibly patient and encouraging. She encourages and knows how to present new concepts in a way that works for my style of learning, going at a pace that suit me best. I am surprised by how much I could learn in 5 weeks. It’s a very short period of time and there is still so much to learn but it know I would feel confident enough to go to a restaurant/bar in Spain now and at least attempt to order in Spanish." Fiona Jackson

"Martha is patient and encouraging; the lessons are well structured and aimed at my basic level. I really enjoy the cultural input into the lessons. Martha makes the lessons fun and doesn’t overload my input as I can only take in so much. Martha is an understanding teacher who encourages you to learn using practical examples. Martha identified my weaknesses, we are working to overcome it." Ian Floyd

"I learned a lot but have a long way to go. Martha is a great teacher with a vast fund knowledge. She is encouraging and helpful." Jennifer Levy

SPANISH GCSE & A LEVEL TUITION

"I thoroughly enjoyed every lesson with Martha and my confidence in Spanish has increased. Going through grammar really helped me and made it easier for me to understand. I received good feedback which was very helpful and got enough homework to make me understand different grammar uses and formations, we did different activities such as reading, speaking and listening which busted my confidence." Maddie, A level student

"The presentation is clear and understandable. There is enough homework and the pace of the class is good & Martha’s style is effective and fun.

Martha is very encouraging and patient. She is friendly but keeps the dynamic fun and professional. As a result of my Spanish classes with Martha, I am better with verbs and am successfully using them. I wil continue with the lessons next term." Amy, GCSE student

"The classes have boosted my son’s enjoyment and enthusiasm for Spanish; he was able to grasp spanish concepts better in a 1 to 1 session for his GCSE exams." Josh, GCSE student

"I think the pace of the classes with Spanish Lessons in Surrey was just right, as we covered all the different areas for one topic per lesson; I felt evenly splitting the topics over the course made the workload less overwhelming for me. Hence, I was able to focus better and make each lesson worthwhile. I also found the extension articles Martha gave me to read very useful in developing my ideas and having new ways to express ideas! Martha Jesty is a truly a dynamic, enthusiastic teacher that has helped me improve so much over the course. Without a doubt Martha is not only an excellent teacher that shows she genuinely cares about your academic improvement, giving you vocab structures and ideas that stretch your understanding of the language, but a person that cares for their students’ wellbeing.

This is obvious for me, as she taught me to enjoy learning rather than see it as a stress. Thanks to her I now put that extra ounce of effort into my Spanish work at school because I want to. Not because I have to. These Spanish lessons wiht SLS have improved my fluency and my ability to channel my ideas in a clear, concise way whilst also demonstrating a breadth of knowledge of grammar and advanced vocabulary. Thank you so much Martha! I mean every word I have written on this paper! Keep being the unique mentor that you are because it makes a difference." Anjenna, GCSE student

"Martha Jesty is very professional and friendly, she is also organized and encouraging and this gives me a boost to learn. Martha has an excellent ability to teach the language. Her style is very effective and also fun. All the grammar, presentation and activities were very effective and I am learning a lot and developing my language skills quickly. I feel confident after a class at Spanish Lessons ni Surrey, definitely feeling like I have learnt a lot." Bill, A level student

"I found Martha Jesty very flexible, organized, warm and friendly teacher. It was a very good experience to be in a small group discussing every class issues in Spanish. I am definitely better at Spanish after my lessons at Spanish Lessons in Surrey . We had fun and engaging activities with varied learning tasks. Martha is an excellent teacher with excellent knowledge of regional differences in Spanish." Sean Sri, GCSE student

"My daughter Amy got a 5 in her Spanish GCSE exams results which she is very happy with. Without you Martha I am absolutely certain she would have failed dismally, instead she got a “strong pass” so thank you Martha all round for what you brought to her all round education." Harriet (mum of Amy)

"Martha Jesty was always very kind. She always gave me homework so I could learn more. The lessons where very fun and interesting. The quality is very good and they have a really good system of teaching." Adrian, GCSE student

"Martha Jesty really helped me with my confidence in speaking Spanish and conjugating verbs in different tenses. I increased my knowledge of Spanish culture within the lessons making it more interesting. Also, helped me out with my A level school work. Very helpful!" Holly, A level student

"My daughter was delighted to learn Spanish with a teacher who was native speaker. She learned so much in 10 weeks not only about the language but also about Spanish and Latin American culture. She passed her A level exam with good grade." Stacey M, Rebecca's mother

"I did learn in a fun way and all the classes were good. At school they just teach us the rules but it is hard to apply it. However here with SLS we talk more in Spanish which makes it easier to remember. Martha was encouraging and never got annoyed if I didn’t understand something. Always asking me what I wanted to practice and learn. Martha made it easy to understand grammar and I was never afraid to ask her a question." Tvishi Agarwal

"I really enjoy the classes and always learn a lot. I have especially understood the grammar which we have covered much more. Martha is very encouraging, friendly and patient. Her methodology and activities which she uses has meant that I have learnt and understand a lot more with the grammar we have covered. The lessons are always fun and interactive." Elloise Budd

"I felt confident and comfortable during class and I had a much deeper understanding of Spanish, something that I wouldn’t have been able to achieve in the classroom. I really enjoyed SLS classes and would recommend them to anyone looking to improve their Spanish. Martha encouraged me to expand my knowledge of Spanish language and culture and allowed me to feel confident when discussing A Level topics. She is organized and has vast knowledge of a variety of different topics, not only Spain but also South America. I have improved my grammar as Martha encouraged me to work on what I struggled with most. Martha is not just a mentor to me but also a friend." Hannah Bushaway

SPANISH EXPRESS CLASSES

" You probably heard of the power of teaching by example? Martha is one of these inspiring people whose passion for what she does naturally creates her business of teaching languages. Ever thought of learning Spanish, visually, auditory plus moving your body with the rhythm of uno, dos, tres, ...? Thats what we did at Martha's class and I think I can safely say, we didn't just learn to count from one to ten but also got a reminder of how much fun and ease learning can be." Martina Grubmueller, onwer of Syncholitic

" Martha Jesty is a truly committed individual. Her passion and sincerity really shines through in all she does. She has a genuine love of her work and is inspiring with her infectious positivity. After a few minutes in Martha's company, one feels uplifted, energised and full of compassion. She moves you to want to do more for those around you." Barbara Ewing

"Martha Jesty is just fantastic! Upon meeting her, I was captivated by her energy and her charm. Martha also has an extremely positive outlook on life that is infectious! She knows how to bring the best of a person! My recommendation goes to this lovely lady! Furthermore, on the language side of things, I wasn't able to continue with my Spanish lessons due to personal circumstances but should there be an opportunity to be taught by Martha Jesty again I would jump on it! We had a meet to discuss certain things and she was so open, and I can imagine she takes this into her lessons; an open, free enjoyable approach!" Jonathan Tsang, Senior host for Petrobas

OTHERS TESTIMONIALS

"Martha's unique and clever way of teaching is fun and made learning so easy. We played Spanish Bingo and even sang Karaoke together to learn, hence I was learning without even realizing it. Martha is a wonderful caring person with an amazing patience and a fantastic sense of humour too. She is a great teacher and will remain a good friend too. I highly recommend Martha to anyone either wanting to learn a new language or who is relocating to the UK with their family and may be in need of  the assistance of a Cultural Mentor." Jo Rashbrook, Roomservice By Cort

" I strongly recommend Spanish Lessons in Surrey to any prospective student. Martha Jesty  is an excellent and dynamic Spanish teacher ." Mark Rowray

"Martha Jesty is very dynamic and friendly Spanish language  teacher. Her knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese made my understanding of Spanish much easier. I believe she is the best teacher I ever had!" Eder Oliveira, travel agent

"I highly recommend Martha Jesty. I started my one to one Spanish lessons with her a few months ago and am pleased with what I have achieved so far. She is a great teacher and she makes learning Spanish easy and fun. She is very patient and encouraging." Avinash Jobanputra, retired accountant

"The Spanish classes were fun, informative, challenging, interesting. Martha is lively and enthusiastic Spanish teacher, she creates a supportive environment to ensure that you get as much as possible out of lessons. Contextualizing the language learning with cultural information was a real bonus." Dianne, housewife

"I can highly recommend Martha Jesty as a Spanish teacher. She is dynamic, fun, friendly & encouraging. She is patient and thorough. She is such an inspiration with her boundless energy, enthusiasm and generous spirit." Wendy Wilkinson, Head Teacher

"This was a not just a great learning experience for a complete beginner, it was also a fun cultural experience with Martha Jesty. At Spanish Lessons in Surrey, I learnt a lot more than just grammar and vocabulary covering expressions and meaning. The course gave me an excellent grounding in Spanish in a short period of time." Mike Young, retired engineer

"Tuve el agrado de que Martha Jesty me pueda brindar clases online de Inglés. Martha ha sido de excelente ayuda para mi progreso en pronunciación y gramática del idioma inglés. He estudiado inglés en Institutos en Lima, Perú en los cuales la enseñanza es de una manera robótica y aburrida. Con Martha todo fue diferente ya que tiene una didáctica bien programada y entretenida de la enseñanza del inglés, con buenos materiales y links de enseñanza y a su vez siendo exigente, sin dejar de lado el profesionalismo que Martha tiene para poder llegar al alumno. Recomiendo a Martha porque sé que con ella vas a ver el inglés de una forma diferente y no solo aprenderás un idioma, sino un tipo de cultura y vida que te agradará." Wiler Soto, Representante de Perú de Peter Spanton Drinks

"Martha Jesty’s knowledge of British culture and language has helped me to solve cross-cultural issues in the translation of my marketing material. My Spanish marketing material was not only translated but also corrected and amended to break cultural barriers to reach my targeted audience and reach more British clients. I realized that translating a document from Spanish into English is not enough and using the right person for the job, bilingual in British and Spanish culture, was crucial to my business success." Isabel Montes, Anglo Spanish Association

"The uniqueness of Latin America and Spain demands a specialisation in the cultures and languages if we are to be relevant to their reality. Spanish Lessons in Surrey are experts in the matter." John Chapman, former Latin Link International former Director