About OscarEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE BACKGROUND
I am graduated in Psychology by the well-known UB University of Barcelona. I have a TEFL Certificate to teach English with a CTEYL specialisation in Young Learners. In addition to that, I got the IELTS band 7.
I have been teaching Spanish and Catalan for more than 5 years, to people of different nationalities (Russian, Chinese, Mexican, Vietnamese, Spanish...) in a wide age range, from 12 to around 60-year-old students.
My lessons are student-centred. Thus, I prepare activities that mainly involve the students. In the meantime, I give support and orientation so that the students cope with the activities and get some tips to remember new knowledges better. The student has to learn, the teacher has to show the path :). I usually ask my students about their motivations to learn, what they expect to learn and how much they know so far. After that, I explore what the students already know. Then we begin with our lessons adapted to some extent to individual needs, trying to get the most of each lesson.
EXAMPLES OF SUCCESS
I had a Chinese students who was studying for the DELE B1 exam. She already failed that exam two times and she was desperate... After a few months teaching her, she sat that exam and finally she obtained a good mark and her DELE B1 certificate! I also had a Vietnamese student who was learning for the DELE B2. She has studied for two years and she asked me to help her with the preparation of her exam. After we had intensive lessons for two months she obtained excellent marks in her exam, near the perfect punctuation! If you would like to talk with them to know their experiences, I can provide you their emails. I have had other students that has studied for leisure, but I can say that all of them made progress and were satisfied with the lessons.
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- 2009 - present
- Mahon Spain
- UB Universitat de Barcelona
- 2009 - 2012
International English Language Testing System
- British Council
Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language.