I base my classes on the student's needs. I'm very flexible on my teaching methods and I adapt my style according to what is useful for the student. However, I have a basic class structure that consists in three parts: first, we check the aim of the lesson by little exercises that introduce the subject, second we start the learning process doing exercises together guiding the way, fixing mistakes and rewarding the good job. finally, the class finishes with exercises where the student has to work alone to see if the content was understood.
I'm always trying to make learning fun and challenging for my students. I try to start from the basics so there won't be any empty spaces. I like to do different activities and use multimedia material as much as posible to make every lesson more enjoyable and relatable for my students.
I'm very passionate about my profession and I'm always trying to do my best. As a way to improve my performance, I constantly ask for feedback and opinions and I'm willing to modify every class in order to achieve the student's needs.
I'm a Chilean bachelor on education specialised in Spanish and literature with two years of experience in the classroom and four as a private lessons teacher.
I have taught children from 13 years old to 18 since my early years at University, when I used to do voluntary classes for children who could not afford a private teacher. I also did some tutoring during those years.
I had really good results as a private teacher, most of my students have obtained better grades at school because the got a better understanding of the subjet.
As a Spanish teacher in school, I had four classes with 40 students each, from 7th grade to 11st. Althought the number of children in the classromm was challenging, I still managed to get one of the highest scores in the school.
February 2017 - February 2018: worked as a Spanish and Literature teacher in Bicentenario Italia School, Santiago, Chile. I worked 37 hours a week and I had four classes: 7th, 10th and 11st grade. Both 7th and 10th grade showed a improvement in their reading skills and the 11st grade manage to overcome the learning difficulties they had before. I also started the first School Magazine, I was in charge of the editing process and to guide the kids in their articles.
March 2016 - January 2017: worked as a Spanish an literature teacher in José Toribio Medina School, Santiago, Chile. I worked 20 hours a weak and I had two 10th grades. Both classes had the worst grades in the level and even thought they didn't improve much in that matter, they started to be more interested in Spanish classes.
March 2016 - November 2016: Spanish private lessons. Besides the work I had in José Toribio Medina School, I did private lessons for a last year high school student. We studied together to prepares the University Selection Test (PSU in Spanish). At the end of the classes she got the score she needed.
August 2015 - November 2015: Spanish and History private lessons for a 7th grade student. This girl has serious problems to understand her teacher at school, so the lessons consisted on checking her notes and textbook to make sure she could comprehend both subject. At the end of the process, she managed to have better grades.
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