I have been teaching English since 2007. At the moment I work full time teaching English at a University. I view teaching as another form of entertainment, and believe that students naturally retain what they learn if they enjoy themselves because emotions have such a strong influence on our memories.
My specialty is giving productive feedback while making your learning experience an fun, clear an easy process. Also, if you are interested in finding out more information about your own level, I have determined the English level of hundreds of students. My first tutor session is always structured, productive and beneficial. Hope to hear from you soon!
Focus on Teaching English as a Second Language, Business and Media
Universidad Sergio Arboleda - Bogotá, Colombia
Customized a syllabus to standardize the pacing of the course and ensure effective activities. Developed a placement exam that the university has administered to more than 1500 different students. Trained new and existing teachers.
2012 - 2013
Volunteer English Teacher
Techo - Bogotá, Colombia
Taught and prepared lessons plans for a low-income neighborhood program with limited educational resources. Implemented teaching techniques and class management strategies to accommodate a multi-level class with a variety of ages ranging from 13 to 30+ years old.
2012 - 2013
Innovative English Solutions - Bogotá, Colombia
Customized a curriculum, syllabus and custom workshops that focus on business English. Designed and administered a standardized speaking & writing proficiency test to track students’ progress. Administered placement tests based on the CEFR levels to over 200 students. Coordinated a program of 12 teachers with 30 groups consisting of 250 to 300 students. Hired and trained new and existing teachers.
2011 - 2012
Upstairs Institute - Bogotá, Colombia
Instructed quality classes to various groups of students within large companies including: addidas, McKinsey & Company, and Mercedes Benz. Instructed conversation class with interactive activities in several topics including: composing an English Musical group, painting, and photography.
2011 - 2012
Business English Instructor
Dunkin Donuts - Bogotá, Colombia
Customized a curriculum to accommodate the English needs specifically for the business by providing students with practical business conversations, presentation preparation and customer service skills in English.
2007 - 2010
Volunteer ESL Computer Teacher
Centro Guadalupano - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Developed and instructed a flexible curriculum teaching English with limited computer technology to accommodate students with different levels of English and computer competence. Implemented practical computer activities to stimulate students’ concentration and incentive to learn.
2006 - 2006
Venusa College - Mérida, Venezuela
Devoted excessive hours tutoring English with the social organization, “Nuevos Encuentros.” Adapted to cultural differences by participating in extracurricular activities and respecting community norms.
2006 - 2006
Volunteer ESL Assistant Teacher
HUBBS: Center for Lifelong Learning - St. Paul, Minnesota
Collaborated with classmates through a University course to apply theories and skills; reflecting on the experience by writing a journal and class discussion. Facilitated class discussion between approximately 20 Somali, Hispanic and Hmong students.
2010 - 2010
CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults)
University of Cambridge - Ecuador
A practical English language teaching training with hands-on teaching and classroom experience.