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Paula

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Spanish
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About Me

The atmosphere of my lessons is relaxed, comfortable, and professional. You will do at least 70% of the talking. You’ll gain confidence from our lessons, and this will encourage you to practice your English in public without fear.

Most lessons will include the following components:
1. “Small talk:” A social conversation about, for example, your recent weekend activities.
2. Review of our previous lesson, if any.
3. Pronunciation exercise: Reading aloud from a short text.
4. Main activity: We'll use a text, video, or audio sample as the vehicle to learn the new and reinforce the old.
5. Closing: Review today's lesson and plan for next lesson.

At our first lesson, we’ll find out a little about each other. We’ll talk about your needs and interests in any special vocabulary, reading and writing skills, and speaking and listening proficiency. I will ask you to estimate your level of proficiency now, and what level you want to achieve in the next three months.

Areas of specialty: Vocabulary enrichment, business/professional English, writing skills, effective meetings and presentations, taking an advanced student to the next level.

I hope I’ve shared enough information to help you decide if we might be a good match. If you have any questions before you make your decision, please send me a message.

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

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

Résumé

Education

1900
BA, Latin American Studies
University of Missouri - Columbia - Columbia, Missouri, USA
1998
Mediation and group facilitation
Various - Missouri
Many hours of training in mediation and group facilitation, beginning in 1998 and continuing through present.

Work Experience

2016
Online English tutor
Verbling
Tutor professional adults and secondary/tertiary students in English as a second language. Levels range from elementary through upper advanced. Students live in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
1999
Consultant
Self-employed - USA
Mediator, group facilitator, organizational consultant
2014 - 2015
International teacher recruiter
An international language teaching company - Worked remotely in USA with virtual team.
Interviewed and trained online language tutors; wrote policies and procedures for the recruiting/training division.
2012 - 2014
Online English tutor
An international language teaching company - Worked remotely in the USA
Tutored professional adults in English as a foreign language. Levels ranged from elementary through upper advanced. Taught 1:1 and in groups. Students living in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
2011 - 2012
English tutor
Teach and Learn with Georgia - Rustavi, Georgia
Taught police professionals in classroom setting from elementary to upper intermediate. Tutored privately to two doctors. Tutored in small groups for private language school.
2003 - 2009
Manager, Professional Development Units
State government agency and a professional organization - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Over the course of six years, managed the training programs of two organizations, consecutively. In both cases, wrote the first policies/procedure manuals. Launched new programs in both organizations to better serve professional clients.

Certifications

2010
CELTA
Cambridge University via International House - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Certificate for English Language Teaching to Adults

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