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Lessons offered by Elena
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
Levels
  • All Levels

Do you think English is not for you? Well, it’s time to think again!

Methodology

I always focus on the learner! I think teachers shouldn’t be on stage all the time, students are the real stars in the language learning process, therefore teachers should focus on their needs and requests.
I never talk too much grammar, as I prefer a communicative approach which incorporates the grammar that students need to know. By doing this students learn the grammar without even noticing.

Background

I teach English to speakers of other languages and I like to consider myself a true language enthusiast.
I am CELTA qualified, I hold a BA in Interpretation and Translation Studies and a MA in Modern Languages. I have extensive experience teaching both groups and individuals no matter the age, gender, nationality and cultural background.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £88
Rate for online lessons : £15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £600
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £100

Details

If the student lives outside Zone 2, an additional travel fee will apply according to the full return ticket price.
The full fee will be charged for lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice.
50% of the full fee will be charged for lessons cancelled with less than a week’s notice.

Lessons offered by Elena
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESOL (English)
Levels
  • All Levels

Elena's CV

Elena Castrignanò
London, NW8 8PB • (concealed information) • +(concealed information)456 • linkedin.com/in/elena-castrignanò-(concealed information)/
— Key Qualifications —
• ESL teacher, CELTA qualified.
• Italian linguist, expert at providing translation and interpretation services to streamline communication between parties.
• Multi-lingual with operational command over Italian (native-speaker), English (near-native speaker) and Spanish (highly proficient). Limited command of Mandarin Chinese.
Professional Experience
Freelance Interpreter, Language Proficiency Rater and Tour Director, 2018 to Present
Currently providing linguistic services as an independent contractor for a variety of companies and private clients in the UK (Kraft Heinz Company, TransPerfect Translations, LanguageLine Solutions, Global Language Services, Global Voices Limited, European Cruise Services).
Experienced both as a conference interpreter and liaison interpreter. Available for both face-to-face and telephone interpretation services, solid experience in public sector interpreting (NHS, Ambulance and Emergency Services, Hospitals, Police, Home Visits, Schools, Tourism and Leisure Industry, Utility Companies, IT and Telecommunication Services).
Currently collaborating with TransPerfect Translations as a Language Proficiency Rater handling speaking, writing and reading tests in both English and Italian to assess candidate’s proficiency in both languages.
Worked as a Tour Director for Explorica Inc., accompanying and leading groups of secondary school students from the US on educational tours in Europe.
In-House Translator and MT Post-Editor, 2017 to 2018 Global Voices Limited – Stirling, Scotland
Worked both on translation from scratch and on MT post-editing. Provided feedback to the project analyst team on machine translation output and worked together to make most efficient use of MT system. Facilitated new team members by creating handbooks on how to perform machine translation post-editing. Main fields of expertise: patents (chemistry, biology, biotechnology, medicine, mechanics, electronics, informatics), legal (policies and certificates), technology, marketing, life science, and consumer products.
Checked quality and coherence of documents translated by external linguists, reviewed and proofread test translations of hundreds of candidates and evaluated performance, along with providing feedback to management staff.
Steered multiple on-going translation and interpretation assignments, while ensuring projects meet deadline and budget requirements, as a project manager assistant. Arranged appointments between interpreters and clients and negotiated rates within fixed budget. Searched new interpreters on web, LinkedIn, Proz.com, and other specific websites for recruiting new interpreters to add in database.
Supervisor, Invigilator and Clerical Marker, 2014 to 2017 British Council – Rome
Operated in managing IELTS and ESOL exam sessions, steered team, assigned specific role to each team member in exam session, and evaluated performance of each invigilator. Supervised candidates and team of invigilators to control negative reaction on test day and helped candidates in overcoming moments of stress and finishing the exam.
Maintained confidential information and executed customer service functions, including resolving complaints and critical issues related to potential rejection of a candidate. Also worked as a clerical marker.
Linguistic Mediator, Italian and English Language Teacher, Tutor and Social Worker, 2014 to 2015 Refugee Reception Centre – Anguillara Sabazia, Rome
Taught Italian and English to refugees and asylum seekers of centre and oversaw process of writing monthly reports on improvements made by students.

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Escorted “guests” of centre to hospital and served as an interpreter between guests and hospital staff, doctors, and psychologists. Prepared “guests” of centre to attend hearing, while acted as a linguistic mediator from English into Italian and vice versa at preparation sessions. Controlled sensitive issues of people suffering from traumas and extremely negative past experiences. Obtained general idea related to the system of refugee reception process and gained awareness on differences in types of international protections granted to refugees, and process works.
Conference Interpreter, 2013 to 2014
Various Organisations – Rome and Nearby Area
Provided IT>ES simultaneous interpretation of Astrambiente convention on environmental risks as well as EN>IT simultaneous interpretation of XXIV Incontro Romano – “The power of service, making tangible what is intangible”. Provided IT>EN chuchotage interpretation on Lighting Design at the Faculty of Architecture of University La Sapienza in Rome.
Participated together with other linguists in the translation IT>ES of the novel “Mar del Plata” by Claudio Fava and of the screenplay of movie “L’ultima Meta” based on the book. Provided accurate audio-visual and subtitling translation EN>IT, ES>IT, CA>IT for the Cultural Association Rome Independent Film Festival.
Additional Experience
Hostess and Promoter
Foreign Language Tutor (English, Spanish and Italian) Children's Party Entertainer
Radio Speaker
Dubbing Course
Italian Red Cross Volunteer First Aid Certificate
Educational Background
Master’s degree in Modern Languages for International Communication and Cooperation, Mar 2017, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome
Bachelor’s degree in Interpretation and Translation Studies, July 2014, Università SSML Gregorio VII, Rome Secondary School Diploma in Humanities, Liceo Classico Cornelio Tacito, Rome
CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), London, UK - August 2019 |Member of CIOL (Chartered Institute of Linguists), - March 2019 | Honorary Member of Italy-USA Foundation, Rome, Italy - September 2017 | Chinese Language and Translation Courses, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, China - April 2017, Confucius Institute, Rome, Italy - Jan 2017, Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), Shanghai, China - Aug 2015 | LLP-Erasmus, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain - Feb 2014| Homestay, Adelaide, Australia - Jan 2011
Technical Proficiencies: Microsoft Office tools | SDL Trados Suite | Windows Movie Maker | Basic CMS Joomla
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