I am graduated in Philosophy (BA and MA) with honours. During the five years of university I attended courses such as Pedagogy and Philosophy (ancient, modern and contemporary). I enriched my CV with a second MA in Religious Studies. When I was attending university I helped some students from secondary school to pass Latin and Greek exams and I was impressed by the pleasure that I had seeing them succeeding thanks to my devotion and methodology. I realized that it was the career to follow and this is why I am applying for teaching.
After University I took the international certification to teach Italian as L2/FL, CEDILS, and I am taking the one to teach Spanish L2/FL, DELE (due on November 2015). It has been seven years that I have been teaching Italian and Spanish to adults and I work hardly to make my students succeed their goals. I strongly believe that the education is the base for a good society and we have to provide the students with the best example of knowledge and behavior.
I can offer Spanish, Italian, Latin and ancient Greek. I could also offer Philosophy and Religious Studies. My lesson plan is articulate in four moments: revision, new input, activities and plenary. I usually start with ten minutes of revision in which I try to create a link between the previous lesson and the new one. I carry on introducing the new input and I provide activities to consolidate it. I end the lesson with a plenary to verify that the objectives are achieved and to receive the feedback.
The feedback is really important to me because it helps me to understand what went well and what I would adjust in the next lesson. Usually I teach one to one but when it happened to teach to a group of students I cared about differentiation according to abilities and learning styles. For example, I make sure to plan a lesson taking into consideration the visual aspect to help the memorization of new vocabulary or to highlight grammar patterns.
I found ICT really important and helpful to convey grammar easily. Moreover, the use of ICT and media in teaching dead languages as Latin and Greek help to increase the learning motivation. Although I have always taught to adults, and their motivation was very high, I tried to create and maintain a stimulating learning environment. Although I usually work on my own, during previous experiences in other work fields, I proved to be a good team player, helping my team to succeed in its goals. I believe that being very well organized helps to establish a routine in class. A well structured lesson and pre-fixed rules help the younger learners to know what to expect from any class and could suggest modi vivendi to be followed. I have very high expectation on my students and I do not accept any excuse to not achieve. I firmly believe that anyone can achieve and I do my best, in differentiating, to make my students succeeding.
Contact me to have more info, thanks. I am graduated in Philosophy (BA and MA) with honours. During the five years of university I attended courses such as Pedagogy and Philosophy (ancient, modern and contemporary). I enriched my CV with a second MA in Religious Studies. When I was attending university I helped some students from secondary school to pass Latin and Greek exams and I