Rachel is an award-winning teacher, who has been teaching Spanish to children and adults in the Glasgow area for the past 6 years. She grew up in Glasgow and gained an honours degree in Economics at Glasgow Univeristy, before going to Seville to gain her certificate in 'Teaching English as a Foreign Language' (TEFL) Soon after that, she moved to Bolivia, where she lived for 9 years, speaking Spanish every day, while working with children and families in a local community project that supported families through education, health, sports, and community work.
On her return to the UK in 2011, she spent 7 years working with Glasgow Women's Aid, supporting children and young people who had experienced domestic abuse, and volunteering at the Glasgow City Mission, working with women who experienced homelessness, addiction, isolation, and mental health difficulties. In 2017, she started teaching Spanish to children (age 0-11) with La Jolie Ronde and she is currently teaching around 200 children a week in after-school and weekend clubs. In 2018 she added adult classes to her timetable, and she currently teaches Beginners, Improvers, and Intermediate classes.
She has a 4-year-old boy, who is bilingual, so her days are spent speaking Spanish at home, as well as in class!
Rachel has won numerous awards for her teaching business in the past few years, and her most recent national award wins include ‘Most Loved Activity Provider in Scotland and Northern Ireland’ at the What's on 4 Kids awards (Nov 2022), where she also was a finalist for the 'Remarkable Acheivement' award, for the fundraising she is involved in with her children's classes.
She also won the 'Acing Adversity' award at the Single Mums' Business Network Awards in Gloucester (Nov 2022), 'Against All Odds' at the Family Network Awards in Surrey (March 2023), and 'Franchisee of the Year' at the Business Success Awards in Birmingham (June 2023)
Rachel loves Spanish and is passionate about promoting language learning to all ages, in a relaxed, fun, and interactive environment! As she learned the language from scratch in Bolivia, she understands what it’s like to learn Spanish as an adult beginner. She started teaching adults over 5 years ago with 'Language for Fun' and she loves having the opportunity to teach adults, alongside her children's classes - it's never too late to learn a new language! Get in touch today to chat about what class would be the best fit for you!