My Students say-

Sue I have been learning Spanish with Mariana for three years now, I am more confident to converse with my family who live in Spain. I look forward to the lessons which are both enjoyable and educational. We cover a broad spectrum of topics from grammar to Spanish history and culture.

Wendy One year ago I decided to give myself a mental challenge, brush up my Spanish A level and start a course of individual conversation classes. A friend recommended Mariana as an excellent teacher and over the past year I can truly say my weekly hour with her is one of the most enjoyable in my week. Not only has my proficiency in speaking and understanding the language rapidly progressed but I have learnt a lot more about Spanish culture, literature and food. From my individual classes to optional group discussions involving all levels, to cookery demonstrations (and sampling the results with a good Spanish wine!) and group visits to interesting Spanish museum exhibits the course has been fun and rewarding with the added benefit that I can now count Mariana and her students among my friends.

Lucy Mariana was recommended to me when I needed to learn Spanish for work. She was quick to assess my ability and way of learning, and always customised the lessons to fit in with my requirements. Along the way I learned a lot about Spanish and Latin-American culture. I improved hugely in a short period of time and have no hesitation in recommending her."

Ann Mariana is a highly professional private Spanish tutor; her teaching approach is methodical and thorough. As a mature student I found the tuition sessions led to an improvement in my understanding and use of Spanish. In addition, this lady always goes the extra mile to assist her students in making progress. I have no hesitation in recommending Mariana as a tutor. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student Mariana will help you to further develop and improve your Spanish skills.


I have been having Spanish lessons with Mariana over the last few years with the aim of improving my Spanish conversation skills. Every lesson has been very well thought out, interesting and targeted to my needs. I look forward to every lesson and have been told by Spanish friends that my Spanish has improved dramatically.


​Mariana’s classes are always interesting, topical and varied.  I have learnt much about Spanish and South American culture which I find very interesting.  She always has new activities up her sleeve and is very encouraging in her teaching.First class teaching from an excellent teacher!


​After three years of Spanish at the adult centre, I started taking private lessons with Mariana. What a difference it has made in my ability to speak and understand Spanish.  Instead of sharing the time with other people, I get one on one instruction where we practice grammar, vocabulary, reading and comprehension. The class is set up to accommodate my needs. I am now confident enough to carry on a normal conversation with other people. Mariana is a wonderful, exciting teacher who makes learning Spanish fun!!


Mariana is a fantastic teacher always well prepared and patient, she makes learning a language great fun and you leave her class filled with confidence and wanting to do more! Thank you Mariana!



​I had some lessons in other countries before coming to the UK, but I had only confusedknowledge of Spanish. I really wanted to restart learning Spanish from the beginning. Now I'm learning with Mariana, I'm getting clear it up and could find much fun at learning.The very important thing is to find a very good teacher who gives us a fun of learning like Mariana.


​​Mariana is an excellent teacher, always building confidence and taking the time to incorporate items into the lessons that relate both to Spanish and Latin American culture but also to the specialist area that I work in and will need the vocabulary for. I look forward to the lessons every week and as a teacher myself, can only hope that I have the same effect on my own students!”