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Mariana Di Giovanni

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5.0
map_pinArgentina
12:33 AM (GMT-03:00)
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Spanish
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143
time
1.952
class
Spanish
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143
time
1.952

Speaks

Spanish
Native
,
English
C2

About Me

*Note: I'll take a couple of weeks off for summer vacation from Feb 13 to Feb 24, 2023*
¡Hola! My name is Mariana and I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm a teacher of English as a Foreign Language and a qualified Spanish tutor. I've taught Foreign Languages for more than 20 years. I believe that learning a language successfully comes through having to communicate real meaning. Learners truly learn a language when they are involved in real communication. For this purpose, I plan my lessons taking into account your needs and interests. I include authentic material such as videos, songs, literature, and games in the foreign language. I work hard to provide my students with a variety of meaningful activities and creative lessons. Don't hesitate to contact me, I promise you will have fun while learning!
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My trial lessons

During our trial lesson, we will get to know each other. I will ask you to introduce yourself and tell me about your goals and expectations. You can also ask me anything you might want to know. We will go through some activities according to your level to discuss "¿Por qué estudias español?" and your study habits. We will also aim to discover those learning strategies that work best for you. Finally, I will provide you with a link to an online Placement Test to be completed after the lesson.
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Teacher Stats

watchWithin a few hours
timetable6 years ago
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class1.952
class_blackboard19.9 lesson average
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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
Castilian Spanish
Latin American Spanish
Rioplatense Spanish

Résumé

schoolEducation

2021 - 2023
Certificate Social Media Marketing
Ensign College - Utah, USA
2022 - 2022
Certificate - Teaching Spanish as a Second Language
Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Training in communicative approach methodologies.
2020 - 2021
Pathway Connect Certificate
Brigham Young University - Pathway Worldwide - Idaho, USA
*Completed coursework in time management, budgeting, study habits, oral and written communication skills, decision making, and quantitative reasoning.
2000 - 2004
B.A. [Professor] in English and Technical English
Universidad Tecnológica Nacional - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Trainning in Communicative Approach to learning.

briefcaseWork Experience

2017 - 2023
Teacher of Spanish as a Foreign Language
Verbling - Online
*Delivered more than 1500 online lessons to students of different ages and levels with 100% of positive reviews *Planned and designed appropriate materials to satisfy student's specific needs and interests. *Engaged a wide variety of resources for e-learning.
2017 - 2022
IT Recruiter
ITWarp - Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Interviewed possible candidates to determine their level of English *Instructed candidates through online lessons to reach employer’s desired level of English *Selected possible candidates through searches in Linkedin
2000 - 2022
Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
Dirección General de Cultura y Educación - Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Taught English to children and teenagers from ages 8 to 15, living in urban and rural areas, adapting our curriculum and teaching strategies as necessary. *Designed a simple and accessible e-learning platform that allowed more students access to our online lessons during the pandemic. *Designed a curriculum including virtual tools thus increasing students' motivation to learn and providing them with authentic communication opportunities. *Bolstered efforts to learn and adapted the curriculum in the case of students who were experiencing difficulty with mainstream education.
2002 - 2003
Teacher of English and Spanish as a Foreign Language
Freelance - Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Worked with adult students in small groups of 2 to 4 at home, preparing them for A1 to B2 English and Spanish International Examinations. *Prepared lesson plans and conducted activities that target confidence, perception, vocabulary building, pronunciation practice and grammar. *Prepared classes using provided materials and personal teaching materials.