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Hi there! My name is Mallory and I am an ESL teacher. I first became interested in teaching when I was in college and I gave private Spanish lessons. I ended up majoring in Spanish language and studied abroad in Spain. I realized I loved travelling, and when I graduated I moved to Ecuador to teach ESL for the first time. Since then, I have obtained a TEFL certificate and have been teaching ESL in Colombia and in my home state of North Carolina.
With my students I have developed a teaching style that involves humor and spontaneity which keeps lessons engaging and exciting. I think the best way to keep students interested in learning another language is to get students to talk about things that really matter to them and to provide an inclusive and non-judgmental environment. To me, the most effective way to learn another language is to practice speaking with a native. That way you can eliminate any shyness and learn how to speak as naturally as possible. My favorite things to work on with students are accent reduction and pronunciation, idioms and common expressions, as well as situational and casual English conversation. However, I also have lots of experience with grammar and writing.
Having studied and learned Spanish, I can relate to what English students are going through. Learning another language can seem tough, but with practice and perseverance it can certainly be done!

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American English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Proficiency Assessment
Accent Reduction
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Writing Correction



2011 - 2015
B.A. Spanish
University of North Carolina Wilmington - North Carolina, USA
Focus in grammar

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Volunteacher for SENA program
SENA - Colombia
Taught English alongside a Colombian co-teacher in level A1-B1 classes as well as prepared two hotel employees to speak English to foreign clients and in customer service
2016 - 2017
English Instructor
Borealis Language Academy - North Carolina, USA
Plan and deliver classes to basic and intermediate level Spanish-speaking adults, meeting professional and individual needs of students.
2015 - 2016
English Instructor
CEC-EPN - Quito, Ecuador
Provide daily linguistic instruction in English to university students of varying levels and evaluate proficiency of students’ written and spoken English for level placement.
2013 - 2015
Spanish Tutor
University of North Carolina Wilmington - North Carolina, USA
Met with up to six students a week to address concerns of the student about concepts in Spanish courses. Also helped improve study skills with student by implementing goals and creating a study plan.


2015 - 2015
TEFL/TESL/CCA Certification
Escuela Politecnica Nacional - Quito, Ecuador
150-hour program for instruction in English as a second language that included a Cross-Cultural Awareness module and 6 hours of officially observed classroom practicum