Contrary to popular belief, I am not on a lifelong vacation and I do work. What do I do you ask?
Life as an English Teacher
After I moved to Spain, I got my TEFL Certification so I could teach English but my teaching experience starts way before that. I’ve always done private tutoring while in California and quite enjoy it, so teaching English came natural to me. It’s not easy work though; you need endless amounts of patience and spend lots of time planning and moving around getting from class to class.
Interested in classes? Here are some frequently asked questions I get from prospective students:
Who/What ages do you teach?
I have had students who are as young as 1 all the way up to retirees! It is never too early or too late to learn English. The majority of my students now are primary school children, teens and working adults.
What are classes like?
Each of my classes are tailored to the needs of the students. For example, younger children usually learn best through playing so a lot of games are involved while those who are planning to sit for an exam (Cambridge, TOEFL, etc.) have lesson plans designed to help them prepare for them. Some students may just want to have conversation in order to perfect their pronunciation or increase their vocabulary. I try to keep the classes interesting for all my students because lets be honest, who wants to sit through a boring class?
When do you offer classes?
I try to find a slot in my schedule for all my students, depending on my current availability. In general, I am available Monday through Saturday, throughout the day and evening.
How much do classes cost?
This depends on a number of factors such as the needs of the student, number of students and location. Feel free to contact me for rates.
Other things to keep in mind
- Learning a new language is a long process and you may not see results right away, but keep practicing! I understand how hard it is to learn a new language since I’m learning Spanish too. Practice makes perfect!
- Teaching is my work, but it’s important to me that my student and I both enjoy classes. If I don’t think you and I are a good fit, I may recommend another teacher. It’s nothing personal, but I think students learn better with someone they are comfortable with. It’s not all about the money.
- Most of my students are through referral. Referrals mean I have happy students. I am more than happy to send my CV or references on request.
If you have other questions or would like to enquire about classes, please feel free to contact me!