My name is Michele. I live in Sydney, Australia and I'm a native speaker of English.
I have two licentiates in Speech & Drama (LTCL & TLSD) and for the last three years I have been teaching English as a second language to a number of Spanish speakers from South and Central America. I have a particular interest in teaching English to Spanish speakers as I have been learning Spanish for the last 8 and half years & as such have an understanding of the challenges faced by Spanish speakers when learning English.
PORQUE ESCOGERME COMO TU PROFESORA
Aparte del hecho que tengo calificaciones de enseñanza también como experiencia en enseñar inglĕs como segundo idioma nosotros tenemos experiencias compartidas al aprender un idioma extranjero. También me encanta enseñar mi idioma nativa.
A sense of humour, empathetic, caring, sociable, hardworking and curious
A1 (beginner) to B2 (upper intermediate)
Adaptare mis clases a tu nivel y necesidades especificas del aprendizaje.
Como soy una persona y maestra comprensiva, siempre alagare tus esfuerzos para ayudarlo a alentarlo a mejorar tus conocimientos en el idioma Ingles. Como tal, nunca menospreciaré los esfuerzos que realices al aprender Ingles.
Prefiero crear un ambiente relajado, seguro y amigable donde puedas aprender a tu propio ritmo y donde sientas que no tienes miedo de expresarte y cometer errores. Esto significa que estableceré una relación amistosa con usted desde la primera clase.
Aunque prefiero que hagas tarea, no es obligatorio. Depende totalmente en cuanto tiempo tengas disponible.
I will adapt my classes to suit your level and specific learning needs.
As I am an empathetic person and teacher, I will always praise your efforts to help encourage you to improve your English language skills. As such, I will never belittle the efforts that you make when learning English.
A) My extensive experience teaching speech and drama, as well as my experience in the entertainment industry, has equipped me with skills that I have been able to use in my English language classes.
B) Through my studies of the Spanish language, I have had to develop strategies on how best to learn a foreign language. This gives me an added advantage when teaching English as a foreign language as I can teach these strategies to you
C) LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION – ENGLISH
All my classes are conducted in English to enable you to acquire the necessary skills to communicate in this language. This means I explain the significance of words and expressions in English. However, should you have difficulty understanding my explanation in English, I have the ability to explain certain expressions and vocabulary in Spanish.
D) COMMUNICATION – Communication in my class is key. This means that there are always opportunities in my classes for you to express yourself freely, albeit in broken English. All of us who have endeavoured to learn a foreign language know that we start with baby steps first.
E) SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
I will focus on helping you develop the four skills that are necessary when learning a foreign language
Listening / Speaking / Reading / Writing
Spelling: As English spelling is not phonetic, I always use texts in conjunction with speaking and audio to develop your understanding of how written English sounds.
Although I was brought up learning to spell the UK way, I have had considerable experience reading American literature and as such, I am able to teach both UK and USA spelling in my classes.
h) TEACHING AIDS
I use drawings, photographs, diagrams and maps, tables and audio to aid in the learning process
If the current tutor is not available, check the availability of other tutors