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Alessio
« Perfect! I had Andrea as a teacher for 2 months to prepare my IELTS academic... More »
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Alessio
« Perfect! I had Andrea as a teacher for 2 months to prepare my IELTS academic test. She was nice since our first lesson togheter and she caught immediately my needs. Although we had some internet connection troubles, she was always well prepared for the lessons and she gave me a lot of useful tips to get an higher band score. »
$24/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and Qualifications Verified
Response Time 3h
Lesson formats available..
  • One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
  • at your place
  • by webcam
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • English Grammar
  • Accent Reduction - English
Levels
  • All Levels

ENGLISH TUTOR - IELTS COACH! HAVE FUN learning and keeping up a great English level - Let's practice!

Methodology

My classes are based on an effective teaching. First I explain concepts. Then I give to students handy examples in an interactive session. Finally we apply vocabulary and grammar in a specific case to use what we learn in each class. Besides, I love role games to strengthen concepts and words in context.

Background

I am a fun English Teacher living in Australia. I have a certification for teaching IELTS and I have prepared different people for both types of exam written and computer delivered test. I enjoy what I do and I have fun teaching.

Rates

Travel Fee : $10
Rate for online lessons : $20/h

Details

Unless we find a point in between, I will charge 10AUD more for travel expenses.

Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at your place
via webcam
Subjects taught
  • ESL (English)
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • English Grammar
  • Accent Reduction - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Andrea's CV

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
Over 9 years of experience in teaching in different settings. Uses effective and efficient methods of teaching whilst focusing on the individual needs of each student. Bilingual in

Spanish and English. A quick learner with exposure to cross-cultural work environments.

SKILLS
Passionate
Creative
Hard Working
Behavior management
Careful lesson planner with the skills to keep all records
presentable and up-to-date.

LANGUAGES
SPANISH - Native
ENGLISH – C1
FRENCH – B2

HOBBIES AND INTEREST
Travel
Listen to music/play an instrument
Drawing

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

English Instructor, for the architectural and engineering technology drafting program - Desarrollo gráfico & Record and archive management technology in SENA, Bogotá, Colombia. 2016 – 2019
Participating in ongoing staff training sessions/ Evaluating curriculum, teaching methods & programs to determine their effectiveness and efficiency, thereby ensuring that institute activities comply with federal, state and local regulations. Working with an average of 28 students per class from level 1(A1) to 6(A2)
Teaching English for specific purpose (architectural and engineering vocabulary) and Collaborating with
students to publish brochures, booklets and Banners in order to show their architectural projects in
English. Creating visual aids, board games, flashcards in improving teaching techniques. Using the positive reinforcement method to redirect poor behavior.

Spanish teacher, Learn more than Spanish, Bogotá, Colombia. Oct 2015- Dec 2016
Conducting small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differential
learning needs to ensure all the students are learning at full potential. Working in accordance with the college curriculum and policies. Planning and preparing appropriate lessons and teaching materials.

English Teacher, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia. Feb 2015 - Feb 2016
Establishing effective classroom management practices; collaboratively working with other
teaching staff to set goals, objectives and methods. Contributing to the preparation of the student
Action plans and other Reports as required. Consistently teaching high quality lessons.

English tutor, Teaching and Tutoring college of Colombia T&T- Colegio Gran Bretaña, Bogotá, Colombia. Sep 2014 - Jun 2016. Design of innovative approaches in teaching methods like technology interactions across the curriculum, experiential learning, literacy and diversity. Facilitating activities that developed students physical, emotional and social growth. comprehensive Hand Writing of reports to regular teachers regarding lessons and students progress. English Business teacher, Anglo Gold Ashanti (Mining Gold Company), Bogotá, Colombia. Apr 2014 - Jan 2015 Focusing on Adult students’ achievements, using data and benchmarking to monitor their progress. Teaching English for specific purpose -technical business vocabulary to adults to cope with their needs.

Elementary school English teacher, Gimnasio Alessandro Volta (Italian School), Bogota, Colombia Aug 2013 – Jul 2014. Managing classrooms coverage from 1st grade to 5th Grade classes, assuming all the responsibilities of a regular classroom teacher; including professional development, communication with parents, assessments of students, and all staff meetings. Supervising children’s activities, promoted recognition and positive interaction among children. Organizing pacing guides for semesters.
Online English-French teacher, Travel language school, Bogotá, Colombia. Oct 2010 – Jun 2013
Resolving technical or connectivity issue whenever possible. Planning daily lessons and maintained required records. Assessing the student progress and gave proper feedback to each student. Making effective use of online, audio and video resources to achieve academic aids and objectives.

INTERNSHIP

University English student intern, Colegio Abraham Lincoln, Bogotá, Colombia. Aug 2011 – Dec 2011 Maintaining a safe environment for the children. Garnering appreciations from supervisors for dedication, quality, and the ability to grasp concepts quickly. Participating in staff meetings. Designing classroom arrangements and children’s work showcase.

University French student intern, Colegio Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia. Mar 2011 – Jun 2011 _ Aug 2011 – Nov 2011
Designing and curated daily lesson plans. Helping coordinate cooperative learning across all content areas.

EDUCATION
Licenciatura de Lenguas Modernas, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Jul 2005 – Jun 2013

CERTIFICATION
Introduction to Psychology, University of Toronto,CA. Coursera course Online. June, 2018.
Formación en Pedagogía de español como lengua extrajera, Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Bogotá, Colombia. Septiembre - Diciembre 2015
British Council Colombia Exam Department IELTS Teacher seminar, Universidad Sergio Arboleda. Bogotá,
Colombia. May 2015 Strategy in Management, Open Universities Australia, Open 2 study course online. Octubre 2014
VI Congreso internacional de la cátedra unesco para el mejoramiento de la calidad y equidad de la educación en América Latina con base en la lectura y la escritura.
Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia. Junio 2011



10 reviews on Andrea
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Alessio

Perfect! I had Andrea as a teacher for 2 months to prepare my IELTS academic test. She was nice since our first lesson togheter and she caught immediately my needs. Although we had some internet connection troubles, she was always well prepared for the lessons and she gave me a lot of useful tips to get an higher band score.

Andrea's response

Alessio is a persistent, inquisitive and passionate learner. He has clear goals on how to improve his English level. He is highly engaged in his Language learning process, and even with his own lifestyle he makes sure to follow his main goal to increase his vocabulary range. So far, he has done a fantastic job. He is few tips away from getting his desired Ielts score. Keep the hard work!

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Franc

Perfect! Andrea helps my a lot with my pronunciation as well with strategies to face the Ielts test . She is patient and enthusiast on teaching English and help her students inquiries you may have.

Andrea's response

Classes with Franc have gone great. He has intellectual curiosity and every day in class he has doubts to be solved. Since we practice all 4 skills for Ielts exam, he has shown a positive performance building-up his confidence to work on those skills he struggles the most.

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Italo

Perfect! Andrea is an extremely dedicated teacher, very organised, motivated and I feel that she really loves teaching!

I'm really honoured to be her student

Andrea's response

Italo did not answer to the messages I sent him to meet the first time.

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Aurora

Perfect! Andrea es excelente profesora, hace que las clases sean divertidas y se aprenda lo que se requiere, conoce mucho del idioma y lo maneja muy bien. Recomendada al 100%

Andrea's response

Aura was a great student. She loves to learn and enjoy each lesson. She is fun to be around and has an easy laugh. For her, there is no age to learn and I enjoy to be part of her process. Keep up with that great energy!

6 recommendations

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Beatrice

Andrea is a very patient and dedicated teacher. She helped me prepare the IELTS providing the necessary tools and using an individual approach. Thanks to her, I developed my confidence especially in the writing and speaking part of the exam. I would recommend her since she was always well prepared and able to meet my needs.

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Mercy

Es una súper profe!!!
Es exigente, amable, empática, respetuosa, cumplida, maneja muy buena metodología, enseña de forma dinámica y creativa.
Andrea da tácticas para mejorar la pronunciación, esa es una de sus grandes fortalezas. Su magnífica pronunciación le permite enseñar de forma amena, genera entusiasmo y a mi como alumna, me motiva a esforzarme y poder aprender más y más cada día.
Súper recomendada !!!

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Emilia

Tiene muy buen material de vocabulario y ejercicios. Además está muy pendiente a tus necesidades

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Angela

Excelente profesora. Con ella se afianzan las diferentes competencias del idioma: habla, comprensión lectora, escritura y escucha. Pero, en especial, lo conversacional.

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Adriana

Es una magnífica profesora, se enfoca a cada situación y objetivo en particular (exámenes internacionales, aprender inglés), sus clases son dinámicas y tiene varios recursos de enseñanza, videos, lecturas, noticias, juegos etc. Es muy paciente y su pronunciación permite entender muy bien así no se tenga un nivel alto. He mejorado bastante y continuo aprendiendo y practicando con Andrea.

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Jesus

Andrea es excelente profesora, usa mucha pedagogía en las clases y las hace muy prácticas. En las clases por videollamada, facilita el aprendizaje y la pronunciación. En definirá la recomiendo!. Gracias Andrea!!

Interview with Andrea

QUESTION 01 | 07
1) Did you grow up speaking this language? Or were you inspired by a trip abroad, an individual or a certain aspect of the culture?
Andrea — English has become my Second Language. I got inspired to teach English after I took the first course in a good quality language institution. I understood what it is, the advantages I can get from knowing it, and how I can use it in order to communicate my ideas in a totally different way. With English things are explained straightforward.
QUESTION 02 | 07
2) Can you name a living, historical or fictional character that you think is the emblematic representative of the language's culture?
Andrea — It is hard to just mention a character. All I can think of is the American animated sitcom, The Simpsons. They were always part of my childhood and one day, I heard it in English. The fascination of learning words and expressions grew watching this funny and sarcastic TV show. It helped me to keep up with my learning goal and build part of my pronunciation foundation.
QUESTION 03 | 07
3) Is there a typical word, phrase, tradition or expression in the language that you particularly like?
Andrea — It is not that I like it, but there is a word I learned in context and it really surprised me when it came up. This word was DATE. For me, it was just 'day/month/year'. I was not aware of its second meaning and I was forced to learn it when I lived in the USA for a year. By that time, I was learning English immersed in an Anglo-Saxon country. I was really shy and I kept conversation simple with people who spoke English. After the first couple of times, I went out with an English native speaker, he thought we were "dating". In my culture we hang out with friends, if we are interested in each other, we let the other person know and that is it. We do not label that situation. One day, he told me this word DATE and I had a cultural shock. I was confused at first but I let him know I was "dating" nobody. Despite the whole misunderstanding, he took time to explain to me that 'date' is not just a number in the calendar but also a way to say you go out with the person you have a crush on. From that experience, I got that words are not just symbols but also they have a wide range of meaning that represents culture as well. Since then, for me words can be small and beautiful written but they may bring with them a deeper meaning.
QUESTION 04 | 07
4) Why does speaking this language matter to you?
Andrea — Speaking this language has allowed me to reach many goals. Have unique jobs, meet awesome people and get access to unbelievable information.
QUESTION 05 | 07
5) What is the main difficulty in learning this language and what can help the process of learning?
Andrea — People only do exercises and practice the skills they feel good at. An example of that is how some people say they can read and listen with little difficulty. But if they are exposed to speaking or writing, they run away. Most are afraid to commit mistakes. They may not feel they have the right tools to produce what they are expected to after so much input with listening and reading.

All four abilities in English are important and people need to practice them individually due to the fact that they are so different from each other. Include in your study plan exercises with all skills and give extra time to those you struggle with the most. Finally practice every day at least a couple of minutes switching the skills if you like, because that would be the only thing that makes you better.
QUESTION 06 | 07
6) Provide a valuable anecdote related to your language learning or your days at school.
Andrea — At school, I only translated books and copied my friends' homework. It is something I am not proud of, but that was the first contact I had with English. Fortunately, years later I had the chance to go to a great place to study and with a conversational focus. It was the moment I start talking like a toddler.
QUESTION 07 | 07
7) How has travel or a specific trip helped you to increase your skill and knowledge of the language?
Andrea — I travelled to the USA and lived there for a year. This year I improved my English level and also grew personally. I became more fluent and I learnt expressions that helped me to speak almost like an English native speaker. I also learnt that if I speak, it does not mean I know how to write. The lack of practice can affect someone's performance.

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