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Benjamin

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United Kingdom
5:57 PM (GMT+01:00)
English
12
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English
12
42

Speaks

English
Native
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Spanish
C1

About Me

Hey guys! I am a highly experienced native English teacher from Scotland in the U.K.
Since graduating from university and attaining my TEFL qualification, I have been living and teaching in Latin America for the past two years.
I have been teaching English in a variety of different environments, including large group classes in Universities and Schools and private classes to students of all different ages, professions, interests and abilities.
I like to tailor my teaching style to suit the needs of individual students, creating a humorous, relaxed and stimulating learning environment whilst discussing a variety of interesting topics and thoroughly explaining grammar points in an easily understandable manner when required.
Through becoming proficient in Spanish I have learned many teaching methods and have learned to relate to and understand the learning process in my students - realizing what is most engaging and effective and what is outdated in the world of language teaching.
I have taught business English and am especially experienced in teaching native Spanish speakers of any ability level, from A1 to B2.
Contact me if you'd like to learn with me, I look forward to getting to know you and aiding you in your language learning journey! Nos vemos en la clase parseros!

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
British English
Scottish English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
IELTS
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2011 - 2015
BA Social Sciences
Glasgow, U.K
4 year honors degree in Social Sciences, focused on Psychology and Sociology
2009 - 2011
Advanced Higher band A qualification in English Literature
Queensferry Academy - Edinburgh, Scotland
Maximum pre-university level achieved in English Literature before beginning degree

Work Experience

2017 - 2018
Private exam preparation classes
Freelance - Bogota, Colombia
Preparation for IELTS and other university entrance exams for Colombian students hoping to study in the U.S - with extremely successful results
2016
Private group classes
SPEAKTOMEELS - Bogota, Colombia
Teaching small group classes in a co-working office in the city. Classes are of various levels and methodology is adjusted to suit these needs - some classes are conversationally focused whilst others lean towards learning grammar. All classes focus on a spoken, relaxed and enjoyable environment.
2017 - 2018
Teaching at SENA
Bogota, Colombia
1 year contract teaching classes of students of various disciplines in a nationwide public vocational colledge
2016 - 2017
Private classes
Salta, Argentina
Regular classes to a large variety of students, primarily accountants and doctors. Classes were tailored to suit the specific vocational needs and interests of the students.

Certifications

2015 - 2016
TEFL
Glasgow, U.K
I underwent an online and classroom based course in teaching English - and achieved the 120 hour qualification