universidad de guanajuato (BA in ELT)
Port Jefferson University (Master's)
I believe that languages should be taught the same way we learned our first language. Through constant exposure of the second language, through scenarios that are frequent in the context where the FL is used and through practical sessions, learners are able to grasp the FL in a quicker way. My main focus is to develop the learner's fluency skills rather than the accuracy skills based on the wants and needs of each person. Learners start to realize that they have a double identity once they start thinking and speaking in Spanish.
My name is Marcos and I am a certified English teacher in Guanajuato, Mexico. I currently teach English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to college students in the Technological Institute of Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey) and I also give TOEFL workshops for those who plan to study a Master's in the U.S. I have a BA in English Language Teaching from the University of Guanajuato and a Master of Arts in English from Port Jefferson University. I have been teaching for about 9 years and within that time, I have also taught Spanish to foreigners for about one year. I get students from the U.S, India, Germany, Japan and from other countries who come to Mexico in exchange programs.
I will be available for tutoring as of May 28th, 2015 to July 28th, 2015. I'm available during the summers, since I work the rest of the year in Mexico. I believe that languages should be taught the same way we learned our first language. Through constant exposure of the second language, through scenarios that are frequent in the context where the FL is used and through practical sessions, learners are able to grasp the FL in a quicker
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I consider myself a Spanish tutor because I have experience helping foreign students with language barriers when they arrive to the University campus I work in. We mainly focus on the aspects of SSL (Spanish as a Second Language) and this includes all the necessary content to sucessfully use Spanish in the country. My overall approach is to implement Spanish the natural way so it becomes meaningful for the learner. An example may be when we go and order in a restaurant, make complaints about a service, etc.
The TOEFL test can be very stressing if the proper skills are not developed. I have been a TOEFL tutor for 4 years now in Mexico and I have helped several adults increase their chances of getting more points on their final score of the test. My aim is to have learners focus on these skills and give them the opportunity to practice as much as possible so they are able to cope with the stress of the test.