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Teaches: English, Filipino (Tagalog)

Languages: English, Filipino (Tagalog), German, Chinese (Mandarin), Czech, Spanish

32, Female, From Davao, Philippines, Living in Shanghai, China

Local time: Dec 20, 2014 19:51   (China Standard Time)

I am a professional online English teacher with TESOL certification. Specializing in communication skills development, IELTS or other exam preparations, and job interview preparations.
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120 - 170 ITC per hour
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Living and working in Shanghai, China. Ready to help out new and old learners. ^_^ ~ ♥ View time schedule Contact Teacher

Professional Lessons  

IELTS Speaking Preparation
  • English
  • 40 completed session(s)
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170 ITC per hour
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General Speaking English
  • English
  • 29 completed session(s)
150 ITC per hour
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Journal Check/ Writing Practice
  • English
  • 2 completed session(s)
150 ITC per hour
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Job Interview Practice
  • English
  • 0 completed session(s)
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170 ITC per hour
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FCE or CAE Speaking Preparation
  • English
  • 5 completed session(s)
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170 ITC per hour
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Informal Tutoring  

Informal Tutoring: Filipino (Tagalog)
  • 0 completed session(s)
120 ITC per hour
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Informal Tutoring: English
  • 0 completed session(s)
150 ITC per hour
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30 minute trial session

100 ITC 30 minutes
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About teacher.maria

The first time I taught English to speakers of other languages was back in 2003, I was very fresh from business school. I was quite popular with the students because I was the teacher who had the most number of students. Sadly, it was a short-lived career left with the fleeting memories of grateful students. The years that followed, I found myself in a foreign country where I realized I wanted to teach English and write in English.
After I arrived home in 2006, I immediately looked for a way to teach English. Being a business graduate, such might be difficult until I stumbled upon, what would seem like a happenstance, an ad that said: wanted English teachers to teach online. I had found the perfect place for my calling!
Forward to present I have to say, I don't have the degree to teach English. But being a learner myself, I have the skills, the experience and the TESOL certificate to prove I am not just some teacher in the community. I received my TEFL-C certificate in 2013 and considering in getting my CELTA sometime in 2015. ~~~ ♥ ♥ ♥
Being a business graduate to being an English language teacher should tell you that I do have passion in what I am doing. ~ ♥

Teaching Specialities

  • Beginners

  • Children

  • Teenagers

  • Business

  • Test Preparation

  • IELTS

  • TOEFL

  • TOEIC

Teaching Tools

Audio / Video Available

Resume Uploaded

Work Experience

    • Teacher
    • E-study Center
    • 2003 - 2003
    • Davao City Philippines
    Korean teenagers flew from Seoul to participate in this English Summer Camp. I was the instructor with the most number of students and apparently became among the popular ones because of my playfulness to the kids and how I looked somewhat like a Korean. ^^
    • Online ESL Teacher
    • Intensive English Language Tutorial Program
    • 2006 - 2008
    • Davao Philippines
    For the very first time, I was exposed to working online in an office. We catered mostly to Koreans but due to my Chinese background, I was asked to teach a number of Chinese clients who needed help with their English. I also conducted pronunciation seminars for the teachers in the company.
    • ESL/EFL instructor
    • -none-
    • 2007 - present
    • Davao Philippines
    Doing freelance work helping clients with their English. I teach online and offline. I've even helped Filipinos prepare for embassy interviews for visa applications.
    • Caregiver Instructor
    • Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)
    • 2006 - present
    • Davao Philippines
    The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) in the city has a caregiver program catering to Filipinos. I teach subjects like Cultural Adaptation, Personality Development, and most importantly, Communication Skills Development. I always conduct classes in a room with a number of students not less than 15.
    • Online ESL Teacher
    • CandoEnglish.net
    • 2009 - 2010
    • Davao Philippines
    • Online ESL Teacher / Head Teacher
    • Skybel.co.kr
    • 2010 - 2011
    • Davao Philippines
    Most of the duration of my stay with Skybel, I was the appointed Head Teacher of the manager. I managed the teachers and discuss their concerns to the managers. Apart from evaluating the skills of students of this company, it became my job to evaluate the skills of the teachers wanting to teach in Skybel.
    • Assistant Editor-in-Chief
    • Diaryo Filipino
    • 2010 - present
    • Alberta Canada
    I have been most fortunate to be offered the job to be not just a writer but to be the assistant editor-in-chief for a monthly newspaper based in Alberta, Canada. It has been my dream to land a writing job for not only am I passionate in teaching English, I'm passionate in writing using the said language. At present, I continue to explore the possibilities of being a writer for this wonderful newspaper. I love every opportunity presented to me by this company.
    • Online (phone) ESL Teacher
    • PhoneEnglish.es
    • 2012 - 2013
    • Davao Philippines
    • An online English school based in Madrid, Spain • Classes are done via Skype: online or Skype phone calls • Most students are adult ESL learners • Teacher of General English to students in elementary level to high intermediate level • Coach to students preparing for exams such as IELTS, FCE, CAE, TOEFL, TOEIC, or preparing for job interviews
    • Foreign Trainer
    • Disney English
    • 2013 - present
    • Ningbo China
    • An English learning centre for children from ages 3 - 12 • Conducted events for children: storytelling, pen pal, music, arts and crafts. • Taught Summer & Winter Camp programs focused on music, drama, arts and communication, and phonics. • Tasked in creating a teacher’s guide for a short course program.

Education

  • Diploma Uploaded
    • Ateneo de Davao University
    • 1999 - 2003
    Bachelor's , Business Administration: Marketing

Certificates

    • TEFL-C
    • TEFL-C International
    • 2013
    This advanced certification to Teach English as a Foreign Language to Children was sponsored by the company I work for, Disney English. This course by TEFL-C International is associated with Teachers College Columbia University.
    Certificate Uploaded
    • TESOL Certification
    • Harvest Christian School International
    • 2009
    Certificate Uploaded
    • IELTS- Academic
    • British Council - IELTS Academic
    • 2010
    Certificate Uploaded
teacher.maria

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 78
Students 31
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Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceSep 10, 2012
Last session Dec 09, 2014