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Donna S.

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Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Platt College - associates degree
Other
Trinity College - UK TEFL certification
Other

Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Platt College - associates degree (Other)

Trinity College - UK TEFL certification (Other)

About Donna

I am an extremely upbeat, versatile, engaging and optimistic person; and delight in connecting with others in a spirit of learning and friendship. I gained my TEFL certification in London via Trinity College. I have worked as a writer and entrepreneur for years, particularly whilst developing and selling educational materials to schools and teachers worldwide via my self-created educational catalog company.
I enjoy creating relevant, high quality, interesting resources & teaching materials. I am an accomplished editor and proofreader, and have also taught creative writing, illustration and debate. I am a very energetic, friendly and organized teacher that enjoys engaging all learners in active class conversation, full of good humor.

I taught both intermediate and pre-intermediate level students from ages 19-50 during my TEFL certification schooling hailing from Spain, Italy, France and South America. I have taught online and in private settings for many years, in the U.S. and internationally. I have found that keeping learning materials fresh and relevant to the group’s interest levels works best for older learners. I have also taught Young Learners and find that they are best reached through a diverse curriculum utilizing a variety of visual, auditory and tactile activities. Team games are often great ways to encourage conversation and learning. I enjoy adapting creative and appropriate materials for my classes. Examples of my custom lesson plans are available upon request.


TEFL certified English instructor - Trinity College, UK

I have considerable experience working in many different industries such as Hospitality & Tourism, IT, Real Estate, Design & Construction and many others – that enable me to work well with teenage and older learners, with a focus on Business English.

With my students - we work on:
Pronunciation and Stress
Vocabulary development
Reading - pronunciation and comprehension
Conversation - professional and social
Presentations
Telephone and situational dialogues
Website, emails
Grammar, proofing, editing


I would be delighted to hear from you! How can I assist in improving your English? Let's meet for a complimentary 30 minute chat and take it from there!
I am an extremely upbeat, versatile, engaging and optimistic person; and delight in connecting with others in a spirit of learning and friendship. I gained my TEFL certification in London via Trinity College. I have worked as a writer and entrepreneur for years, particularly whilst developing and selling educational materials to schools and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92102
In-person lessons
English:
English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I have taught TEFL business English in classrooms and online for over 5 years. I develop my own multi-media curriculum, customize classes to each group or student and enjoy teaching immensely. I also have been a creative writer for most of my life. More recently, via blogs and website content development.

Public Speaking

I have participated in Toastmasters in both America and in Barcelona. I have prepared and edited speeches for my students and for professionals in the medical and IT industries.

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Platt College - associates degree
Other
Trinity College - UK TEFL certification
Other

Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Platt College - associates degree (Other)

Trinity College - UK TEFL certification (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $34.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Donna will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92102.