£24 per hour
I have just returned from teaching English in Bilbao, Spain since September 2018. I have been teaching English to toddlers, children and adults in Spain, Portugal and the UK for a total of 3 years.
I am a native speaker of English with a degree in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Bristol and I am offering to teach English, Spanish and Portuguese both online and in the student's home.
I think that the most important thing is developing confidence when speaking another language. I believe that when the students feels like they know English and that they can speak English, then learning becomes a lot easier. For this reason I like to focus my classes on speaking and listening. I also teach writing, reading, grammar and vocabulary.
As a learner of languages myself (I can speak Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan), I know what the challenges are and I think that gives me a unique perspective and means that I can relate to the students and I have the ability to tailor classes to my student's needs.
Passion for working with people – My teaching experience and my post as a summer activity leader mean that I flourish when I am around people.
Communication – teaching English for three years, to students from ages 2 to adults, means that I have an excellent ability to communicate with people of all ages, cultures and walks of life.
Organisation – proven by my active role in organising private English classes during my time in Spain and Portugal, and my role in my university’s Sign Language Society of organising classes.
Enthusiasm – I bring my enthusiasm and love of being with people to every task I am given. I am full of energy and working with people is the perfect way for me to express my enthusiasm and creativity.
English Teacher December 2018 – May 2019 Chicago School of English, Berango, Spain Private classes for students (aged 9 to adults) focused on speaking & pronunciation. Responsible for a class of 14 four-year-old students, where I sang, played games and did art activities to help them improve their English through play.
English Language Assistant October 2018 – May 2019 I.E.S Burdinibarra Secondary School, Trapagaran, Spain Responsible for classes of students aged 13-18, where I focus classes on improving the student’s speaking skills through dynamic activities and games.
Summer Activities Leader / Cover Teacher July - August 2018 Bristol Language Centre, Bristol, UK Responsible for organising and taking groups of up to 50 students (aged 13-17) on afternoon and weekend trips with the language school’s Junior Summer Programme. Covered classes (juniors and adults) when necessary.
English Language Assistant February - July 2017 CEIP Nuestra Señora de las Nieves Primary School, Cantabria, Spain I assisted the teacher in planning and delivering speaking and listening classes. Designed my own programme for after school and private lessons.
English Teacher October 2016 - February 2017 Genius Hour Language School, Portugal Taught a group of three adults for four hours a week. Wrote and conducted an exam for them (A1 level), which they all passed.
Translator (Intern) June - August 2016
University of Bristol, UK Translated documents in Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan so an online language learning platform could be created.