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Andrea delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 70

Teaching since:
2016

Hi, my name is Andrea Castro. I live in Medellin Colombia and since 2016 I have been working as an English and Spanish teacher. Over the years I have worked with students of all ages, and different nationalities, in 2012 I traveled to New Delhi, India to teach Spanish in an institute called Mundo Latino. All this experience has shown me that no matter what language people is trying to learn, there will be always challenges and struggles, that I why one of the techniques I use with my students is to find their likes and passions and create a class that is not only interesting for them but is also very educational.
I have a degree in communication and audiovisual languages but today I find myself teaching because, not only I have found my true passion, I also think is the best way to improve your knowledge about the world.
TESOL certification from the international open academy and a TKT provided by the Cambridge English language assessment.

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Experience

Spanish-English teacher.
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Idiomizar Language School

Accomplishments:
● Create a new model of language learning based on field trips, theoretical and practical classes of Spanish to foreigners who want to assimilate the language in a short period of time while they live in the city.
● Prepare new dynamic material and impart English classes to students in accordance with the common European framework of reference.
● Elaborate standardized test for students where all type of language skills are included, (pronunciation, comprehension, etc)

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Education

Bachelor's degree incommunication and audiovisual languages.
Jan 2008 - May 2013
Universidad de Medellin

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

TESOL
Jul 2018
International open academy

Upon successful completion of 120 study hours and exams, Andrea graduated on 2018-07-13 with a Distinction grade.
There are 10 Modules included, covering a broad range of content. Some of the topics covered are:
Understanding cultural backgrounds
Phonology, Lexicology, Morphology
Developing reading skills
Informative and explanatory writing
Reading out loud & Responding to questions
Conversational English
Constructive criticism
Standards and objectives
Setting expectations
Getting a TEFL job
The course educational excellence is assured through accreditation from the International Council for Online Educational
Standards.

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TKT
Jul 2017
Cambridge English Language Assessment

Band 3 in TKT Module 1
Language and background to language learning and teaching.

Affiliations

AIESEC
Feb 2012

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organisation run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national/social origin.

Since we were founded, we have engaged and developed over 1,000,000 young people who have been through an AIESEC experience. The impact of our organisation can be seen through our alumni who represent business, NGO and world leaders, including one Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Martti Ahtisaari of Finland.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Andrea C.
Photo by Andrea C.

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Explanation of English idiom "Get down to business"
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4 Reviews

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dennis Sep 8, 2018
Spanish · In studio

andrea was the best instructer ive ever had i highly recommend her without rservation

Arthur Sep 4, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Andrea was an excellent teacher. I spend 5 weeks learning Spanish with her in private lessons. She speaks excellent English and her explanations were very clear, making difficult concepts seem simple. My level of Spanish improved a great deal in the short time I spent with her.

I also found myself enjoying the lessons as Andrea is very good humoured and personable.

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C.J. Aug 28, 2018
Spanish · In studio

Andrea has such a wealth of materials to really help you out at exactly what your level is. What's amazing to me about her teaching style is the way in which she actually knows even the most miniscule of details and the WHY behind them, like when to use y/e or al/del, and she's able to explain them in a way that make sense to an Spanish Language Learner because she's bilingual. Her sweet and fun disposition also helps out tremendously when you are a bit nervous and starting out.

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Kayla Aug 27, 2018
Spanish · Online

Andrea is an amazing Spanish teacher. She created a ciriculum for me to be conversational in Spanish. She is very patient and I really like how she organizes classes for me. I highly recommend her.

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