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Lauren

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United States
8:52 PM (GMT-07:00)
English
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English
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Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
B2
,
French
A1

About Me

April 2018 **Hi Students! (New and current) I will have many more openings, beginning the week of May 7th. Thank you!!**

Hello! Hola! Welcome to Verbling! My name is Lauren, and I am excited to help you with your English! I know that learning a new language can be very difficult. When you cannot say what you want to say, you sometimes feel frustrated or embarrassed. This is normal! I will make sure that you feel comfortable, have fun, and most importantly: learn! I will create a lesson that is made especially for YOU and your learning style, and your interests.

Maybe you want conversation practice, or you want to improve your pronunciation! We can do that together. We can also review tenses and grammar that you learned in the past, or learn something completely new. We will talk about phrasal verbs and I can teach you my favorite phrases and idioms. My classes will be "a piece of cake". (That means very easy) Don't worry about making mistakes because that's what learning is all about. If you aren't sure, take a trial class with me! We can talk about your goals, I'll tell you about my classes, and you can decide if I am the right teacher for you.
Talk to you soon!

Hola! Quiero ayudarte con tu ingles. Yo sé que puede ser dificil aprender una idioma nueva. Estoy seguro que te sentirás muy comodo en mi clase. Podemos practicar la conversación, revisar tu tarea de otra clase, aprender tiempos verbales, o frases comunes en ingles, y mucho mas. Tengo muchas ganas de conocerte!

Experience:
I currently work at an English school in California, where I teach teenagers and adults. I have my Bachelor's degree in Spanish with a Minor in Education. I received my International TESOL certificate in Costa Rica, (this means I am certified to teach English). For fun, I love to travel, play video games, read, go to the beach, and play with my dog!

Let's get started!

Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2016 - 2016
TEFL Certificate
Proyecto TEFL International - Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
1 month 120 hour TEFL Certification course with teaching Practicum
2007 - 2011
Bachelor of Arts Spanish, Minor in Education
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Amherst, MA
Focus in Latin American History & Culture

Work Experience

2017
ESL Teacher
California
I teach ESL levels 1 and 2 to teens and adults
2017
Curriculum Developer
Los Angeles, CA
I develop curriculum and lesson plans for summer camps and after school programs.
2017
Lead Instructor
Los Angeles, CA
I teach basic engineering concepts to elementary school students.
2017 - 2017
Online English Teacher
51Talk - Online - China
I teach English to children and adults in China.
2015 - 2016
Teacher's Aide
St. Mark's Community Education - Boston, MA, United States
Provided support and mentoring to beginner level adult English learners
2016 - 2016
Teacher's Aide
English for New Bostonians - Boston, MA, United States
Facilitated small group discussions and in class activities for adult English students
2016 - 2016
EFL Teacher
Proyecto Montezuma - Montezuma, Costa Rica
Planned and taught 1 on 1 lessons for adult English language learners of all levels