About Us

Private English and Spanish Tutors in Cambridge

Liz Torres (DELTA, CELTA, BA Hons English Literature). English teacher.

My name is Liz and I am a native speaker English teacher based in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

I first came to Cambridge University as an undergraduate in 2000 and since my graduation (with a degree in English Literature) in 2003, I have been teaching English to students from all over the world.

I am a fully-qualified teacher, having completed both the CELTA and DELTA certificates, and have experience of teaching students of all levels of English. Over the years I have helped hundreds of students achieve their goals, either improving their English for work or study, or preparing them for specific exams such as FCE, CAE and IELTS. I also work as an examiner for one of the Cambridge examinations and for the British Council.

I offer one-to-one English lessons that are tailored to your individual needs. I can also cater for small groups. My aim is to provide excellent English language teaching to help you achieve your goals.

José Ramón Torres (PhD Education, BA English Linguistics). Spanish teacher and English-Spanish translator.

I completed my university studies in English Language and Literature at the University of Havana, in 1986. I also hold a PhD in Education (Language Teaching) awarded by the University of Barcelona. For 30 years now, I have worked as an English and Spanish teacher, editor, translator, interpreter, TV presenter and localisation project/language manager.

I have taught English and Spanish at universities in Havana, Vancouver and Cambridge, at language schools and firms in Barcelona, and also as a private teacher. I provide Spanish lessons for all levels of ability. Whether your aim is to learn Spanish for business or pleasure, I am happy to tailor our lessons to your individual requirements and help you reach your goals.

Academic publications (in Spanish) available on the Internet:

• “El mito del período crítico para el aprendizaje de la pronunciación de un idioma extranjero.” Phonica, vol. 1, 2005.
• “Adecuación de los manuales de pronunciación de inglés para hispanohablantes.” Phonica, vol. 2, 2006.
• My doctoral thesis, “Las actividades en los manuales de pronunciación de inglés como lengua extranjera,” Biblioteca Phonica, vol. 6, 2007.

For more details about their working experience, or to request their CVs, please contact them.