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ESL & TOEFL - I taught English as a foreign language for nine years in Spain and prided myself on my dynamic, fun, and effective classes. I have extensive experience preparing students of all ages to take the TOEFL exam and other English certification exams. I have tons of great activities ready to go to improve your speaking, listening, vocabulary, grammar, writing, or whatever you need.
Reading & Phonics - I recently got my Texas teaching certificate to teach elementary and I'm currently pursuing my masters in bilingual education at SMU. As someone who struggled to learn to read as a child, I am passionate about helping kids overcome the hurdle of learning to read. My masters classes have prepared me well to assess and teach early literacy in using research-proven methods that the kids will find enjoyable.
I taught general English, business English, medical English, and more to all ages and all levels.
· ESL · In studio As a former colleague of Barbara's, I am happy to say that In my teaching career, I have met very few educators like Barbara. She's one of those people who you can just TELL she loves what she does. She transmits enthusiasm and dedication in everything she does. Her classes are always well prepared, she is creative, and she knows how to keep things fun. Whether launching a book club for a group of students with a similar level or planning a medical mock emergency for nursing students, Barbara truly gets to know her students and what motivates them.
· ESL · In home Barbara is an excellent teacher. She is dynamic, organized and especially enthusiastic. She always encourages the students to learn, so her classes are never boring.
I learned a ton with her.
Definitely, I recommend her as a teacher. You won't regret it.
· Reading · In home Barbara is the best teacher I've ever had. She is dynamic, she prepares her classes thoroughly and cares about her students' learning. Top instructor!
· ESL · In studio Eight years ago Barbara was my English teacher for 3 months. Thanks to her, I got a job in an international company a few months after that. I am currently working in the US for the same company.
True story. If you want to improve your English, go for it and don't think it twice.