Michael

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English
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8
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31
class
English
user_group_man_woman
8
time
31

Speaks

Spanish
Native
,
English
Native
,
Japanese
A2

About Me


I have been teaching English on and off for the past 6 years, and I must say that I have enjoyed every minute of it. I have worked for EF, an international language school, and I am currently working for the Spanish Ministry of Education as an English teacher in Madrid. Last year I taught in Palma de Mallorca, and this year I was able to move to Madrid to teach for another year. I have taught in a primary school in Mallorca and my classes have ranged from 8 to 25 students per class. This year I will continue teaching classes of 20+ students in Madrid. I would do fun activities that entertained all the children and ,by the end of the year, one can see that they have made a lot of progress in their English. I have also done many private classes with individuals, and also with small groups of 2 to 3 people. The individuals that I have taught range from all backgrounds and ages. I have taught children as young as 3, but have also taught professionals and young adults. I have worked with people who have little knowledge of the English language, and also with people who have a very high level. I adapt my classes to the individuals needs and always try to make them fun. I do enjoy reading The Guardian and going over articles with my more advanced students, but I also ask the individual what they like and find fun articles for us to work with.

Teacher Stats

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Homework
Reading Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
TOEFL

Résumé

Education

2008 - 2012
B.A. in Global Studies and minor in Japanese
University of California Santa Barbara - Madrid, Spain
Focus in East Asia
2007 - 2007
Japanese Culture and Language Course
Kudan Institute - Tokyo, Japan
Japanese language and culture

Work Experience

2014
English Teacher ESL
Teresa Berganza - Madrid, Spain
Focused on teaching numerous academic subjects in English (Social Science, Earth Science and English language)
2013 - 2014
Homestay Counselor
Education First (EF) - Redondo Beach, California
Helped international students adjust to life in California. I was in charge of making sure that the students had the best time with their host family.