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Cory L.

Portland, OR

$40/hour

I'm Cory. A teacher of English and Spanish as Second Languages

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$40/Hour


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About Cory

Hi. I'm an experienced teacher of ESL; I lived for 6 years in Bogotá, Colombia, where I taught English and learned Spanish. At the end of my stay there, I took a certificate course to be a Spanish teacher, and passed with high grades (4.5/5). The course was with the Instituto Caro y Cuervo which has an alliance with the Instituto Cervantes in Spain, which is largely considered to be the world authority on teaching Spanish as a second language.

I'm good with languages and have learned a lot about teaching styles, focusing mostly on the communicative approach. I have adopted practices supported by science (and logic!) such as developing a good relationship with the language so that learning it becomes an enjoyable practice instead of a tedious or intimidating one. I focus on building a good handle (both through listening compression and production) of the phonetics/phonology which becomes the foundation for everything. I focus on teaching grammar and vocabulary through context- and association-based learning. There is a lot more to say but not enough space to say it!

I have a TESOL certificate as well as 6+ years experience teaching English as a Second Language to native Spanish speakers.

I have an ELE (Español como lengua extranjera) certificate and over a hundred hours experience teaching.

Contact me if you want an effective teacher who cares about your progress and will put the time and effort into helping you acquire the results you seek.
Hi. I'm an experienced teacher of ESL; I lived for 6 years in Bogotá, Colombia, where I taught English and learned Spanish. At the end of my stay there, I took a certificate course to be a Spanish teacher, and passed with high grades (4.5/5). The course was with the Instituto Caro y Cuervo which has an alliance with the Instituto Cervantes in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Rate only applies if classes are within a 5 mile radius. Rate is $50+ outside of that radius. Add $10 per hour for each additional student in the group. Discounts available for intensive study.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97232
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
IELTS, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Spanish, TOEFL
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Rate only applies if classes are within a 5 mile radius. Rate is $50+ outside of that radius. Add $10 per hour for each additional student in the group. Discounts available for intensive study.

Travel policy

Cory will travel within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97232.