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Hi! I'm an experienced English teacher from Canada with an MSc from Oxford and a PGCE in TESL. I've been teaching English to both native speakers and English as a Second Language students for more than 15 years. I completed a PGCE in TESL from McGill University in 2010. In 2013, I graduated with my MSc in Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition from the University of Oxford, and I'm currently doing my PhD at the University of Barcelona. My undergraduate degree is in Business, so I also teach business English students who need help with conversation and writing skills.

I love teaching students of all ages, and I specialize in speaking skills, and essay writing skills. In the traditional ESL classroom, students often lack speaking experience, so I like to plan out fun, engaging speaking activities to help students become more confident in authentic, real-life situations. Games and flashcards that I create for difficult concepts such as phrasal verbs make my classes both exciting and effective. Also, I've helped a lot of ESL students prepare for Cambridge exams (FCE, CAE, CPE) as well as TOEFL and IELTS exams. I can help ESL students study difficult concepts and essay writing techniques, so they are confident they will pass the exam.

Most importantly, I truly believe in goal setting, so I help my students set realistic, achieveable goals, and make customized plans to suit their individual needs. I love watching my students both have fun in class, and achieve their goals. I'd love to help you!

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Competenze Didattiche

Principiante
Principiante Superiore
Intermedio
Intermedio Superiore
Avanzato
Avanzato Superiore
Canadian English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
CAE
CPE
FCE
IELTS
TOEFL

Curriculum

Studi e Formazione

2017
PhD in Applied Linguistics
University of Barcelona - Spain
My research focuses on second language acquisition progress in a study abroad context for English learners of Spanish. Expected graduation: September 2018
2012 - 2013
MSc in Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition
University of Oxford - Oxford, England
Masters degree that covered both language learning and teaching theories, and practical applications in second language acquisition. My Masters thesis looked at the progress of second language learners of French in an intensive study abroad context
2010 - 2011
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
McGill University - Montreal, Canada
One year program that covered theory and application of teaching ESL. Included a volunteer practicum at an immigrant centre in the city.
2002 - 2007
Bachelor of Commerce
University of Alberta - Edmonton, Canada
Bachelor's degree in marketing and commerce. Strong focus on communication. Included one year of practical work experience in different business environments.

Esperienza Lavorativa

2000
English Tutor (Private Lessons)
Self-Employed - Global (Canada, UK, Spain)
One-on-one tutoring at students' homes. I develop tailored lesson plans to meet students' goals, working with both parents and teachers for younger learners. In addition, I provide feedback and class notes for students each class so they can prepare and practice.
2014 - 2015
ESL Teacher
Advance Language School - Barcelona, Spain
Taught weekly language classes to groups of beginner, intermediate and advanced ESL adults. I also taught children one-on-one and helped them with their English homework.
2014 - 2014
ESL Teacher
Target Language School - Oxford, England
Taught weekly language classes to groups of ESL adult students from Spain using textbooks, games and authentic, real-life activities to improve their vocabulary and speaking development. I also helped individual adult students study for the IELTS exam.
2013 - 2013
ESL Teacher - Intensive Summer Program
University of Oxford - Oxford, England
Taught intensive English classes to groups of Japanese students on a summer exchange program in Oxford