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Teaches: Spanish

Languages: Spanish, English

38, Male, From Montevideo, Uruguay, Living in Montevideo, Uruguay

Local time: Sep 01, 2014 05:09   (Montevideo Standard Time)

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Introduction My story in a nutshell: I was born and raised in Uruguay, a little Spanish-speaking country located in South America between Argentina and Brazil. As an adult, I went through the usual stuff: a couple of jobs at local supermarkets as a sales guy until I got my degree in English. For a few years I worked in the public system and also for corporate executives. The Internet brought a whole new world of opportunities. Soon, I left teaching English and started to work as an Internet marketing consultant, first on my own projects, then as a freelancer and finally for a big software corporation. Through the years, I met several foreigners who needed to improve their Spanish conversation skills, so almost by chance I started teaching them. After a few years teaching Spanish as a side job, I thought to myself, “Hey, here’s a business opportunity plus a way to keep meeting interesting people,” and that's how I entered the online teaching world. Why me? #1 I’m a native Spanish Speaker #2 I Speak English Fluently #3 I’m Not a Big Fan of the “One-Size-Fits-All” Approach Each lesson will be tailored to your needs. Plus, we will speak about topics you enjoy. Long gone are the times of boring, meaningless lessons. #4 I’m a Great Listener and Conversationalist #5 I am a Language Learner Myself I know firsthand what it takes to learn a language and I know what it feels to be in your shoes. I started learning English when I was a child. Currently, I take conversation lessons with an online tutor, plus I always listen to music in English, read books and watch movies in order to keep my English fresh.

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Work Experience

    • Profesor de Inglés
    • ANEP (Administración Nacional de Educación Pública)
    • 1999 - 2003
    • San José Uruguay
    I taught English to students of the public system, ages 12 to 60.
    • Spanish Tutor
    • Italki
    • 2013 - 2014
    • San José Uruguay
    I have conducted over 800 sessions, for over 80 students. I always got positive feedback. You can check this information here: http://www.italki.com/teacher/1335110#feedback

Education

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    • IPA (Instituto de Profesores Artigas)
    • 1999 - 2000
    Other , N/A
    I took some classes at IPA (Instituto de Profesores Artigas). This is where you study to become a teacher for the private / public education systems in Uruguay. IPA is a university for teachers. I'm attaching a document that shows what classes I took, in what year, what grade I got, plus some other details. You can contact IPA here: http://ipa.cfe.edu.uy/
    • Instituto Cultural Anglo-Uruguayo
    • 1996 - 2004
    Other , N/A
    I completed several EFL courses at Instituto Cultural Anglo-Uruguayo, the top ESL school in Uruguay. I passed the exams for the FCE, the CAE, the Higher Certificate of Advanced English Studies, and the Translation Course (Proficiency Level). I'm attaching scans of the diplomas I got in the "Certificates" section of this application form.

Certificates

    • FCE
    • University of Cambridge
    • 1996
    Certificate Uploaded
    • Translation 2 - Proficiency Level
    • Instituto Cultural Anglo-Uruguayo
    • 2004
    I got this diploma in 2004, at Instituto Cultural Anglo-Uruguayo, the top language school in the country. It certifies my ability to translate from Spanish to English and viceversa. You can contact this school at http://www.anglo.edu.uy/ , or +598 2902 3773.
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    • CAE
    • University of Cambridge
    • 1997
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    • HCAES
    • Instituto Cultural Anglo-Uruguayo
    • 1997
    This is local version of the Cambridge University's CPE.
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