I look forward to Ruth’s Spanish lessons every week. If you read all the testimonials you will find the common thread which is completely true. Ruth is an excellent, kind and patient teacher. She is also genuinely interested in her students. Not only will you learn to speak Spanish well, you will learn it through a fun, open and an unbiased lens of Spanish Culture. Ruth has made learning a language truly enjoyable!
Dominique Maingard. Entrepreneur. Southafrica.
We moved to Valencia in 2015 and immediately started Spanish lessons with Ruth almost daily. We had never learnt a language before. Ruth is very kind and patient and her classes are always entertaining and fun. Each class is different so never boring, sometimes just talking, other times doing exercises and other times playing games. Now we are able to speak, listen and read in Spanish with ease. We would highly recommend Ruth to anyone considering learning Spanish.
Julie & Phil Neville. Entrepreneur & English former footballer.
I moved to Spain in 2015 and knew it was vital in order to help me settle in to pick up the language as quick as I could. For this I owe a big thanks to Ruth. With her methods of teaching and my application we quickly got to work and was having people complimenting my level of Spanish after very little time. Having a variety of learning techniques to keep it interesting and fun and most of all being a nice genuine loving person I owe Ruth a big thank you for helping me get my Spanish to the level it is today.
Mathew Ryan. Australian goalkeeper.
Since moving to Valencia almost 3 years ago it has always been our dream to speak Spanish fluently! We were really lucky to find Ruth and now have her us our Spanish teacher! She is excellent in so many ways not only as a great and patient teacher but also and more importantly as a human being! She is so open and giving in such a natural way that from day one you like her company and she makes you feel sure that you will soon learn to read and write Spanish fluently!
She seems to be borne with the natural talents needed to be an excellent teacher and we feel certain that she will very quickly make our dream come true: to master the Spanish language! I think our reference here above gives a true description of how good and thorough teacher Ruth is! We indeed feel very happy to have her!
Nanna and Eggert Magnusson. Former Executive Chairman West Ham United.
We started lessons with Ruth three years ago remotely from Australia and have continued since moving to Valencia in 2017. Ruth helped us prepare for and pass the Instituto Cervantes B1 exam and we recently sat the B2 exam. Her lessons are always interesting and well-planned and she goes above and beyond to help students settle into life in Valencia. Ruth is a lovely person and an excellent teacher and we would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Spanish for the first time or improve their level.
Rob and Penny Kidd. Journalist & Marketing Executive. Australia.
I’ve been studying Spanish with Ruth for almost a year now. When I started, I was quite nervous because English was my only language. However, gaining confidence was easy with Ruth because she is an extremely supportive and friendly teacher. After a couple of classes, I knew Ruth was the teacher for me and I would highly recommend her to others.
Ruth prepares everything for you, including homework tasks to help you consolidate new concepts. As well as the important grammar activities, Ruth also prepares really interesting material. One example was a Christmas reading activity that enabled me to learn all about Spanish traditions. A large part of each class focuses on speaking. Ruth is always interested in how your week has been and she’s more than happy to offer you tips or recommendations to help you get to know Valencia even better.
Daniella Davis. Teacher. UK.
I am in Valencia for work and was looking for a Spanish class which I can attend in the morning before I go to the office. Since one year I have now a weekly class with Ruth and I can only recommend it to anybody. Ruth is very flexible and we have the class in my hotel or whenever it is not possible to meet in person we meet online in a Skype session. It is fun to learn Spanish with Ruth. Her classes are very diversified and a great mix of conversations, grammar and games. She is very passionate and patient at the same time. The best choice for me.
Stephanie Mund. Consultant. Germany.
Ruth has been been teaching us Spanish for over a year. First, in person, in Valencia, then through Skype. Her ability to connect with her students whether in person, or through Skype, is exceptional. She is organized, thoughtful and a excellent communicator. I would highly recommend Ruth. She makes learning Spanish fun!
Mark Cohen & Pascale Rolan. Entrepreneurs. USA.
“We stayed in Valencia for a couple of months and wanted to find a way to learn Spanish quickly. After doing a 1 week course with a language school I realised it would be more beneficial to have private lessons. She is an amazing teacher who really knows her stuff. Her lessons are engaging and she adapts to teach you the things you feel you need to know. Whenever we had questions she would make sure she answered it then or wrote it down to address it in the next lesson. Her excellent command of English really helps and she is able to understand why us Brits make all the mistakes we do! She is encouraging and motivates you to learn and is genuinely passionate about what she does. Don’t waste your time looking for another teacher!”
Suewan Kemp. Housewife. UK.
“I moved to Valencia in August 2014 and was keen to find a good Spanish teacher who could offer one to one tutorials. I discovered Ruth and have been more than happy with her lessons and teaching approach, where she reinforces concepts with lots of practical, useful and fun activities. The lessons are all very well thought out and personalized and I have made steady progress since I started. I now have a solid foundation of vocabulary which is really helping me in my day to day life here in Valencia. She has a lot of patience and sets weekly homework tasks in order to further extend what she has taught in class. I find this especially helpful because it stops me forgetting what we have covered! Ruth offers flexible times for lessons which is useful, especially as I work a busy timetable. As well as advancing my Spanish, Ruth has also enlightened me on lots of local customs and traditions. A professional and highly recommended teacher of Spanish.”
Tim Stevens. Teacher. UK.
Ruth is a great Spanish teacher! She brings a cultural context to the language that is both interesting and essential when relocating to a new community. The curriculum is engaging and Ruth encourages conversation in a supportive format.
Kenny & Stephanie Miller. University teacher & Social worker. USA.
“I have being studying with Ruth and I have found her lessons motivating and interesting. I already had a reasonable level of Spanish but was finding it very difficult to make the step up from ok Spanish speaker to someone much more fluent and confident. Ruth tailors her lessons to my ability. We talk, play games, practice some grammar and the two hour lessons fly by. I am really happy with the progress I’m making.”
Brendan McCarthy. Teacher. UK.