I am a final year student of Psychology and Spanish at the University of Exeter offering lessons either in person or via Skype to people who need help with their English comprehension and clarity in their speaking and writing.
I am friendly and enjoy working with people, and strive to use material that is relevant and enjoyable for my students including videos, games, and articles that will hold my students' interest as well as further their grasp of the English language.
I have previously taught English in a primary school in Spain while also managing English tutoring lessons with locals ranging in age from ten to twenty-six years old, and have received a TEFL Diploma Certification. Having spent a significant amount of time volunteering as an English teacher in several institutions, I am very familiar with the academic environment and enjoy working with people of all ages.
University of Exeter (2014 – 2018)
BA/Bsc Flexible Combined Honours with Study Abroad: Psychology and Spanish.
(Date of completion 2018)
TEFL Diploma (BridgeTEFL, 2015)
120-hour Teaching English as a Foreign Language Diploma, Grade A
International School Manila, Philippines (2001 – 2014)
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Final exams: Higher Level Psychology (5), Higher Level English Literature (5), Higher Level Spanish (7), Standard Level Sports Science (6),
Standard Level French (6), Mathematical Studies (7), TOK and Extended Essay (+2)
Total of 38 points
Colegio de Nueva Almería Infantil y Primaria, Spain (01/10/16 – 31/05/17)
Position: British Council Language Assistant
Role: Working with children between the ages of six and twelve, from first to sixth grade. Responsibilities included leading and planning classes and preparing daily activities in various subjects including English.
Private Tutoring, Almería, Spain (01/11/16 – 01/06/17)
Position: Private Tutor
Role: Working with individuals between the ages of ten and twenty-six to improve their English by preparing materials for each session and helping edit and correct written and oral work.
International School Manila, Philippines (06/08/16 – 20/08/16)
Position: Teacher Assistant
Role: Working with students between the ages of nine and ten in the fourth grade who are learning English as their second language, helping them to carry out classroom activities and improving their English comprehension.
Centro Educativo Karl Marx, Ecuador (15/07/16 – 29/07/16)
Position: English Teacher Volunteer with UBELONG
Role: Leading and planning English classes for children between the ages of four and twelve.
English: Native language
Spanish: Advanced (C1)
French: Intermediate (B1)
Organised, careful and diligent
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Publisher and Excel
Valerie is hard-working and conscientious. If she takes on a job, she will complete it. She has shown herself to be a future teacher by taking a course in TEFL, by volunteering as a teacher assistant in Ecuador and the Philippines and by spending a full year in Spain working for the British Council.
I have been in the education profession for more than 40 years and am presently head of one of the oldest and largest international schools in the world. I have seen lots of teachers come and go, and, biased though I undoubtedly am, I am sure that anyone who hires Valerie as a tutor will be very pleased with her work.
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