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    Standardized Test Preparation & Coaching for US University

    The TOEFL and SAT are two standardized tests that most North American universities use as an entrance requirement for non-native speaking students. In order to be competitive, focused and relevant practice is a must-have. Moreover, having an experienced test taker at your side to guide you through your TOEFL and S process is truly setting yourself up for success!

    I have ten years of experience teaching and tutoring English as Second Language and standardized tests, including the IELTS, TOEIC, SAT, GRE and GMAT. Additionally, having worked as a tennis professional, I am confident that I will equip you with the mental sharpness required to ace the exam!

    In this class, we will set up a lesson plan that is specific to your personal needs. It aims to mindfully attend to your weakness(es) while achieving marginal gains in your stronger areas of the test.

    You will maximize your score by learning how to:
    - be mindful of and avoid bad test-taking habits
    - take clear and effective notes
    - structure your speaking and writing responses
    - use the test timer as a useful tool
    - employ savvy time-saving tactics

    Extra information

    Please bring:
    - pen or pencil
    - notebook
    - laptop or tablet (not required)
    - positive attitude

    Location

    At student's location: Around Barcelona, Spain
    Online via webcam

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    General info

    Skills:

    Age:

    Teenagers (13-17 years old)
    Adults (18-64 years old)

    Student level:

    Intermediate
    Advanced

    Duration:

    90 minutes
    120 minutes

    The class is taught in:

    English, Portuguese, Spanish

    About Me

    I am obsessed with languages and the many, beautiful ways that humans communicate with one another. I also consider myself as an effective teacher, in the sense that I 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.

    I look forward to coaching you! Feel free to reach out if you have 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 Janeir o1998, 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
    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

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