I'm an English Teacher with 15 years of experience and an extensive teaching experience working with adolescents and adults. I also offer English tutorials for young adults and adults. My 15 years of experience in teaching English have included roles as an Academic Coordinator in administrative and academic areas such as to coordinate Programs and activities, lead Evaluation Processes and Training Sessions. On the other hand, I posses practical skills and knowledge required to lead teams, drive change and collaborate in diverse environments. I also have excellent people management abilities and communication skills, as well as the ability to be flexible, and manage time. I am a forward-thinking, professional, knowledgeable and engaging English Teacher. As part of my social service, I collaborated as a teaching assistant at the Self Access Learning Center (SAC) at the Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla. I played multifaceted roles in providing a range of administrative services. These included record keeping, borrowing and lending assistance, giving support in online activities,and the organization of special events. In addition to these activities I also served as a language role model, speaking practice partner and adviser for users of the center, helping them to find ways to take advantage of the social nature of the online virtual world. My teaching career has given me a new perspective in the way the world works. The different rules of the teaching game can be different everywhere. Knowing the impact new Education trends can have on my professional and personal life, gives me confidence and leverage in my career.
I love challenges and hardworking. Some time ago, I applied for a Teacher Training Course scholarship at The Anglo because programs like these make our teaching practice easier and in many different ways quite rewarding. At the same time this exceptional opportunity helped me to enrich and updated my teaching career. I am very interested in certifying a good teaching practice on the highest professional standards. I am planning to complete some of the Cambridge E.S.O.L examinations (CAE and CPE) as well as one or two of the Teaching Awards (DELTA or IDLTM) because I also want to improve my employment opportunities. I truly believe in the continuous preparation as a determinate factor to success.
Aug 2015 - Present
Coeducational Morning Middle School
Sep 2008 - Jul 2015
Coeducational Morning High School
Oct 2005 - Sep 2007
Freelance EFL Teacher
English Private Classes
Feb 2005 - Sep 2005
Intensive, Semi-intensive and One-on-One English Language Courses, for children, adolescents and adults.
Feb 1999 - Oct 2004
Academic Coordinator and English Teacher
Colegio Britanico Wisdom
Coeducational Morning Elementary School, Middle School and High School.
Aug 1998 - Oct 1998
Coeducational Evening High School
Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
Teacher's Diploma Course
1993 - 1998
Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla
BA in Modern Languages
Know your audience so that you can pitch what you say to their level of understanding. The nature of the class will determine the tone and level of language used. Addressing a senior maths class in the tone usually used with young primary aged students won’t go down well. Conversely, talking above the heads of young children will get you nowhere. Be sensitive to the needs of students. Constantly be on the lookout for those that don’t understand what it is you are saying, explaining or teaching.
To uccessfully impart knowledge or light the flame of inspiration in students, teachers just have to feel passionate about the subject matter they are teaching. If you can’t connect passionately with your subject matter, you just shouldn’t be in front of a class! Passion comes from within us. Once passion for a subject is developed, it becomes ingrained. Being ingrained implies that it becomes part of your soul. Being ingrained means that you can’t help but share your passion with those you connect with in the classroom. Sharing your passion ignites a flame of desire in others – a desire for knowledge or at best a desire to emulate the passion of you the teacher.
Learning never ends. As a teacher I will never know everything but the expectation is always to have more than a basic grasp of my subject matter. Besides, facts and information must be accurate and up-to-date. I have a place in today's classsrooms because I avoid presenting the same teaching notes year after year.
There’s simply no room for a boring presentation in front of students. The same goes for any kind of presentation. Being able to engage and connect via an interesting presentation style is as important to sharing knowledge as is the knowledge itself. We’ve all heard the boring presenter and seen the number of people who fall asleep or slip into day-dream mode. Avoid this at all cost! Modulate your voice from loud to soft or slow to fast. Be animated. Move around. Vary the presentation style. Use a mix of chalk and talk with question and answer. Throw in some visuals via an interactive white board. Have students write on the interactive white board. Involve the students in your presentation. Plan your presentation and be conscious of how well it is progressing and be ready to change your path mid way if need be. Know that learning will not occur if the attention of your class wanes half way through.