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Gain Confidence Speaking English with a Native English Teacher!

The focus of this class is to give the students the tools they need to speak the English language with confidence and fluidity. It aims to attend to the responses of the question:

"What are my weaknesses when I try to communicate in English?"

My goal is to provide challenging, interactive and FUN lessons and activities that all attend to the student's particular experiences and needs. Some of the students I have had the pleasure to work with include:
- Doctors who travel internationally for work
- Students needing a tutor for the Cambridge exams
- Individuals who do public speaking.
- Small companies and start ups who do business abroad
- Adults who simply want to improve grammar

I assign homework activities and periodic progress reports via Google Docs. We utilize audio/visual and reading material found online, so having a smartphone or tablet in class is helpful, but not required.

If you want to get speaking NOW then this class may be

Extra information

Feel free to bring your laptop or tablet!

First class is a free evaluation class between 45 min to an hour.

Location

At teacher's location: Carrer de l'Elisi, 08014 Barcelona, Spain
At student's location: Around Barcelona, Spain
Online via webcam

General info

Skills:

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes
90 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Portuguese, Spanish

About Me

I am obsessed with languages and the many, beautiful ways that humans verbally communicate with one another. I also consider myself to be an effective teacher, in the sense that I have much experience in having to adopt my approach to fit a wide range of student needs and learning styles.

I am fluent in American English, Portuguese and Spanish. I am presently teaching in Barcelona, Spain. If there is one thing I have learned it's that traveling is the very best way to absorb a language. No matter how effective a teacher may be, incessant exposure to the language is the way to learn it. If I had never spent time in Brazil I would have never attained the fluency I now enjoy. One of my goals in Spain is to become fluent in Castellano and Catalan.

Outside of teaching English, I am an avid tennis player (PTR certified tennis instructor) and competitive road cyclist. I've completed three Chicago Marathons and am a Boston Marathon qualifier. Maintaining a fit mind and body are of great importance to me.

These are just some random aspects about me. There is more to share but I hope to have the chance to hear YOUR story as well! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding my English classes.

Education

International TEFL Academy Chicago, IL
TEFL/TESOL Certificate
November 2013
• 150 hours of course work. 20 hours practicum


University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign
Bachelors of Arts in Economics
May 2002
• Study Abroad – Rio de Janeiro 1998, 2001

Experience / Qualifications


Freelance English Coach, Self Employed Barcelona, Spain
January 2017--Present
• Provide private and small group classes to students of all skill levels.
• Deliver personalized service, emphasizing students’ particular needs.
• Create and deliver individualized homework and study plans.
• Other English language services include proof reading, translation, and editing.

Tennis Professional, Chicago, IL
Midtown Athletic Club
2015-­‐2016
2009-­‐2012

• Provided group and private tennis lessons to students of all ages and abilities
• Prepared lesson plans using provided and personal teaching tools
• Provided progress reports, highlighting individual needs and action plans
• Hosted USTA youth tournaments as parent liaison and on-court official

Tennis Coordinator, Oak Lawn, IL
Oak Lawn Park District
2012-­‐2015

• Supervised all adult and child tennis programming
• Hired and trained tennis staff to provide relevant lesson planning
• Created and administered progress reports for junior players
• Organized and/or led on-court USTA workshops and tournaments
• Administrative duties including scheduling, family relations, pay roll

Portuguese Teacher, Chicago, IL
Brazil in Chicago
2011-­‐2013

• Taught Portuguese to adults aspiring to travel or work in Brazil
• Prepared classes using personal and school-provided materials
• Focused on day-to-day conversation and listening
• Tutored more specific skills such as pronunciation and grammar

Translator/Interpreter Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Afro Reggae, Fight For Peace 2003-2005
• Provided live interpreting for foreign aid workers researching these social projects.
• Written and spoken translation for the book CULTURE IS OUR WEAPON.
• Gained in depth perspective about daily socioeconomic challenges faced in underserved communities.

Freelance English Teacher
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2004-2006
• Taught in-company business English to professionals at Yum!, Fagga Eventos, Petrobras and Odebrecht
• Prepared all classes with personal teaching materials
• Customized curricula based on particular needs of each project

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