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Katrina Krogstad

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İngilizce
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Fransızca
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Portekizce
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Mandarin
B1

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Hi, I'm Katrina!

I'm an experienced, TESOL-certified English & language tutor since 2013 with extensive knowledge of both grammar & culture. I have varied experience teaching both individual & group classes to children, teenagers, adults, & seniors. For specific credentials for each language, see below.

What Makes My Classes Unique?

I transport you down rabbit holes of cultural quirks, mystical tales, memorable conversations, and teachable moments. As we go, I help you develop a natural accent and speech style that works for you, so you can find your unique voice and expression in this new language.

ENGLISH / ESL:

- Native English speaker from Canada

- Teach International TESOL Certificate: May, 2014
> Electives: Grammar, Business English, Academic English, & IELTS

- Full-time English tutor at GEOS Taiwan: May 2014 – Jun 2015
> Group classes (up to 10 students) & individual tutoring
> Completed teacher development workshops for Icebreakers, Grammar, & Kids Classes

SPANISH (LATIN AMERICAN):

- Minor in Spanish at the University of Calgary
> Noticed by teachers & peers for having an above-average level of fluency Spanish.
> Recommended by Spanish professor for a study abroad opportunity in a Spanish-speaking country
- Extensive immersion in Spanish
> Total of 3.5 months in 8 Spanish-speaking nations in Latin America & Spain
> Integrated into Latino communities in Canada & abroad

FRENCH:

- 2 years experience teaching at the Calgary French and International School
> Department of Early Childcare Education (Sep 2015 – Jun 2017)
- Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
> Intensive French Immersion Program: “Explore” (June 2012)
> Completed prior university French courses
> Class 1B at the École de langue française et de culture québécoise (EFLCQ): 2nd highest placement of 8
> Volunteered weekly in French at a placement in local seniors’ home
- Katimavik: 9-month bilingual volunteer program: 2007
> French Immersion in Ville-Marie, Québec (3 months)
> Volunteered full time in French at daycare (CPÉ Chez Caliméro)
> Weekly French classes

PORTUGUESE (BRAZILIAN):

- Educated through comprehensive private tutoring with 2 Brazilian tutors: 2013, Aug 2018 – Jun 2019)
- Extensive Portuguese immersion
> 3 months immersion in Brazil (hosted exclusively by Brazilians): Jul – Oct 2013
> 3 years of regular samba practices & performances with Brazilians: BCAAB (Brazilian Community
Association of Alberta): 2015 – 2018
> Immersion in Portuguese-speaking communities:
> several Brazilian dance
> music & culture groups
> Angolan kizomba dance groups: 2013 – 2018

CHINESE MANDARIN:

- Tsinghua University 清华大学: Aug – Jan 2012
> Semester abroad in Beijing, China (U of C: CISSA exchange program)
> Full-time Chinese language courses: reading/writing, speaking & listening
- 1.5 years additional Mandarin immersion in Taipei, Taiwan: Jan 2014 – Jun 2015
- Varied Mandarin Chinese teaching tools
> Introduces both simplified or traditional Chinese writing systems to students (simplified is used in
mainland China and Singapore, and traditional is used in Taiwan)
> Uses pinyin, a phonetic system designed to ease in pronunciation for foreign learners of Chinese

Özel Dersler

60 dakika

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Program

Özgeçmiş

schoolEğitim

2018 - 2019
Portuguese Tutoring with Thiago (Brazilian)
N/A - Calgary, Canada
Received regular formal tutoring sessions (Aug 2018 – Jun 2019)
2013 - 2013
Portuguese Tutoring with Kyria (Brazilian)
N/A - Calgary, Canada
Received formal tutoring sessions
2011 - 2012
CISSA (Centre for International Students Study Abroad) Exchange Program
Tsinghua Univeristy (清华大学) / University of Calgary - Beijing, China
Semester abroad. Full-time Chinese language courses: reading / writing, speaking, & listening
2012 - 2012
Explore! Exchange Program
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) - Chicoutimi, Québec
Intensive French Immersion Program. Completed prior university French courses. Class 1B at the École de langue française et de culture québécoise (EFLCQ): 2nd highest placement of 8.
2007 - 2012
BA in Communication & Culture
University of Calgary - Calgary, Canada
Minor in Spanish. 3.8 GPA
2006 - 2007
Volunteer
Katimavik - Ville-Marie (QC), Inverness (NS), & White River (ON)
Bilingual volunteer program. Completed weekly French classes while in Québec

briefcaseÇalışma Deneyimi

2015 - 2017
Assistant French Teacher
Calgary French and International School - Calgary, Canada
Department of Early Childcare Education
2014 - 2015
English Teacher
GEOS Taiwan - Calgary, Canada
Full-Time English Teacher - Individual & Group Classes
2006 - 2007
Volunteer French Teacher Assistant
CPÉ Chez Caliméro - Ville-Marie, Québec
Volunteered full time in French at daycare.
2017 - 0
Language Interpreter (for Portuguese / Spanish / English)
Sandal Translation Services - Calgary, Alberta
In-person translations for Portuguese client in physio clinic. On-phone translations for various Hispanic clients.
2017 - 0
Freelance Language Teacher
Grasshopper Language Learning - Calgary, Canada
In-Person & online tutoring in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese & Mandarin

diploma_2Sertifikalar

2015 - 2015
Teachers Development Workshops
GEOS Language Academy - Taipei, Taiwan
Workshops: Icebreakers, Grammar, & Kids Classes
2013 - 2014
TESOL Certificate
Teach International
Electives: Grammar, Business English, Academic English, & IELTS

Özel Dersler

60 dakika