Andrea Duran Aydogan

Andrea D.

Chula Vista, CA

About Andrea D.

Background check: Last verified 03/07/2016
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Andrea teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: October 2009
Last sign in: Last week

Overview

I am dedicated and student-focused teaching professional whose main aim is to help my students reach their language and professional goals.

I have over six years of experience in teaching students from all different cultures and backgrounds while working in five different countries across Europe, Asia and the U.S. This has allowed me to grow into a culturally sensitive person, something that is a vital asset when teaching English to foreign students. My goal is to foster and maintain an open, honest, communicative and supportive environment, in which students feel safe yet uniquely challenged. My lesson plans are custom made to fit the students’ needs.

I have a bachelor's degree in Marketing from San Diego State University, a Master's in Political Science from Linköping University and a CELTA certification.

I look forward to working together to reach your goals!

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Experience

English and Multicultural Trainer

May 2015 - Jan 2016
Speak and More, Istanbul Turkey

Provided small group training and large workshops to corporate clients about communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with an array of cultural backgrounds. Enhanced intercultural expertise of multinational corporations.

English Language Instructor

Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
British Side, Istanbul Turkey

General English, academic English and business English courses in small group settings or private lessons.

IELTS and TOEFL preparation

English Language Instructor

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
Üsküdar University

B1-C1 English Courses
 Focused on grammar, pronunciation and fluency through practical methods and interactive exercises for a multi-dimensional classroom.
 Managed classrooms with an average of 20 students.

B1-C1 Level leader
 Coordinated all B1-C1 level classes to ensure consistency throughout the classes.
 Oversaw quiz and test development to provide coherence between the test making and course objectives and pace.

English Teacher

Aug 2012 - Jul 2013
English Breeze

• Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced (group and private courses)
 Focused on grammar, pronunciation and fluency through practical methods and interactive exercises for a multi-lingual classroom.
• TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses
 Prepared students with diverse backgrounds for the TOEFL/IELTS exam. Used up-to-date and intriguing material to keep the students motivated while increasing skill level.
• Business English
 Taught a multi-lingual classroom all of the aspects of business while presenting business vocabulary and preparing the students to work in a professional business setting.

Advocacy Officer

Apr 2012 - Aug 2012
United Network of Young Peacebuilders

• Researching and constructing UNOY’s Advocacy Strategy
• Assembling and managing the Youth Advocacy Team 2012
 The Youth Advocacy Team is a Global team which traveled to the United Nations to lobby for a UN Security Council Resolution on Youth, Peace and Security.
• Developed Project Proposal for the European Commission-Youth in the World, Youth in Action Program, Action 3.2
 Worked on Concept Theme and Proposal for “Job-Shadowing 2.0- for Peace and Sustainability”
• Contributing to the blog, and offering my translation abilities when needed.
• Advocacy Training
 Held three separate training workshops for international students and external parties on advocacy related issues.

Translator

Jan 2011 - Mar 2012
Traduci Spagnolo, Milan Italy

• Translated technical, legal, and public documents online between Italian, English and Spanish.
• Translated different formats and genres of electronic documents and web sites from a variety of public/private sectors and industries.

English Teacher

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
International House, San Diego

• High Intermediate Course and Beginner Course
 Taught a multi-lingual classroom reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while introducing them to American culture.
• TOEFL Writing Course
• Business English

Education

MSSc Political Science

Aug 2010 - Sep 2015
Linköping

BS Business Administration Marketing

Sep 2005 - Aug 2009
San Diego State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Turkish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

CELTA

Oct 2009
Cambridge English Language Assesment

Teaching certification

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8 Reviews on Andrea D.

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Melike Mar 10, 2016
English · In studio
She was very helpful when I had a problem. Because of her I like English and put English in my life
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Sefa Mar 9, 2016
English · In studio
Dear reader,

A life without profession and progress is like wasting your time in a bin.

My opinion about Andrea Duran is that she was one of the most ambitious, intelligent, active, trustful, humoristic, entertaining and best instructor I would have ever met before (and also after without doubt).

I'd really recommend Andrea Duran as a good friend, kind person, optimistic and outstanding listener.

Even a psychologist wouldn't come near that level, because she brings everyone together, speaks from her heart, thinks mindfull, emphazises on the good things and tells you the correct (true) words.

Thank you Andrea Duran for being so great.

Best regards,

Sefa
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Zeynep Alp Mar 9, 2016
English · In studio
She is the best English teacher that I have ever seen! Both in English and Academic Writing skills, Listening Skills, Grammar and Vocabulary teaching methods are really wonderful.I sincerely suggest everyone Mrs. Aydoğan as a good English teacher.
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İpek Mar 9, 2016
ESL · In studio
She is such an amazing instructor. Not only a teacher, sometimes a sister, and sometimes a confidant.. It was so pleasing to be her student. I had the most enjoyable classes with her. She knows how to teach when amuse, and I think this is the most important factor for a listener. She is the most cheerful person I have ever met. Her new students will be very lucky..
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İpek Mar 9, 2016
ESL · In studio
She is such an amazing instructor. Not only a teacher, sometimes a sister, and sometimes a confidant.. It was so pleasing to be her student. I had the most enjoyable classes with her. She knows how to teach when amuse, and I think this is the most important factor for a listener. She is the most cheerful person I have ever met. Her new students will be very lucky..
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Ece Sena Mar 7, 2016
English · In studio
She is a great teacher.Lessons with her is fun.
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Ece Senak Mar 7, 2016
English · In studio
She is a great teacher.Lessons with her is fun.
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ASLI Feb 22, 2016
English · In studio
Andrea is awesome! I can honestly say you're not going to find a better teacher!
She makes learning english more easier and clearer.
Most importantly, she is very patient and she's always well organized.
I highly recommend her to any level of instruction that you are seeking.
You won't be disappointed!