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Allison Bridgewater

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map_pinUnited States
11:25 AM (GMT-05:00)
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English
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21
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60
class
English
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21
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60

Speaks

English
Native
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Spanish
C1

About Me

Hi! My name is Allison. I'm a TESOL certified native English speaker from Massachusetts, United States with 10 years of experience teaching English.

My teaching style is immersive and relaxed. I specialize in improving vocabulary retention, colloquial English, and increasing student fluency and confidence. Classes are conversation-based with a focus on improving student fluency, and are individualized for each student depending on his or her specific needs, goals and interests. Adults I've taught in the past have had a wide variety of requests: increased fluency, exam or interview preparation, industry-specific vocabulary, and English for travel. I generally work with adults who have at least a B1 level, but am open to working with teens and beginners, too.

My English teaching experience began with tutoring newcomer teenagers in the United States in 2013. Next I taught children and teens professionally in Spain for three years, where I also tutored children and adults in a 1-on-1 setting. I've been teaching online through multiple platforms since 2016, in both 1-on-1 sessions and in small groups. Finally, I have a bachelors degree in English, and a 120 hour TESOL certificate.

También, hablo español. Aprendí español viviendo en España, y entiendo muy bien las dificultades de aprender un idioma nuevo.
Tengo muchos alumnos de países hispanohablantes porque reconozco errores cometidos habitualmente por la gente hispanohablante.

Don't hesitate to book a class with me today! My students say that I make conversation fun and easy, and that they feel comfortable speaking with me no matter their level. I'm looking forward to meeting you in the classroom.
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Teacher Stats

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Résumé

schoolEducation

2020 - 2022
MLIS
San Jose State University - San Jose, CA
Master of Library and Information Science
2010 - 2016
B.A. English
Salem State University - Salem (Massachusetts)
Degree in English language and literature, with a minor in Spanish

briefcaseWork Experience

2017 - 2022
Online English Teacher
VIPKID
2021
English Conversation Circle Leader
Peabody Institute Library - Peabody, MA
I volunteer to lead free weekly classes that help immigrants to the United States to practice English conversation.
2019 - 2020
Spanish Teacher
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School - Malden, MA
I taught Spanish to elementary school students in grades 1 - 4.
2016 - 2019
Auxiliar de Conversación
BEDA programme - Madrid, Spain
Worked as a language assistant in a school in Segovia, Spain and Valencia, Spain. I led classes for kindergarten and primary aged students for two years, then taught middle and high schoolers for one year.

diploma_2Certifications

2018 - 2018
TESOL Certificate
International Online Academy - remote
120 hour TESOL Certificate