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Michael

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United States
7:59 PM (GMT-07:00)
English
8
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English
8
31

Speaks

English
Native
,
Spanish
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.

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.