Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Christelle L.
Bienvenido/a a mi perfil. Me llamo Christelle y soy profesora. ¡Encantada!
I was born in Argentina and spent the first half of my life there and then moved to Spain, where I lived until 2016 when I moved to Chicago area.
While I was still getting my Bachelor's Degree in English Philology in Barcelona, I started working in language schools teaching English to all ages.
I worked as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher for almost 7 years. I have experience with children as young as 1 y/o, one-to-one lessons, small and large groups.
I am currently working as a Spanish and Art teacher in a private school in Oak Brook, Fusion Academy. I work with high schoolers who struggle learning in conventional learning environments.
I also have a Spanish Teacher certification from International House Barcelona and I am an official DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) examiner certified by Instituto Cervantes.
Look for me in LinkedIn for more information about me and check my art portfolio Red Summers Tea at Carbonmade dot com.
ABOUT MY PRIVATE LESSONS
I can help you improve your current level of Spanish, help your children with Spanish at school, or teach you Spanish from scratch!
I live in Bloomingdale and work in the DuPage county area. I meet most of my students in local coffee shops like Starbucks or Panera, but at-home lessons are possible as well.
⋆ LESSON FREQUENCY AND LENGTH
It would depend on your goals. School tutoring usually requires less time because Spanish at school is extremely basic and it’s doesn’t really lead to fluency in the language. Anything else needs a greater degree of commitment! I meet my students for one hour once or twice per week AT LEAST.
⋆ TEACHING METHOD
For school tutoring I try to adapt to your school’s method. For other types of lessons, I prefer avoiding translation and memorization and make use of effective Spanish textbooks, technology, games and free conversation.
⋆ SCHEDULE / AVAILABILITY
I mostly teach Monday-Friday afternoons and weekends in the morning.
⋆ RESCHEDULING / CANCELLATIONS / PUNCTUALITY
I understand flexibility is convenient and appreciated, so I allow rescheduling and cancellations in case of emergency or with enough advance notice. I recommend students to stick to their agreed schedule if they want to achieve their goals, even if that means to meet at another time during that same week. If I am already on my way to your lesson and you need to cancel, I will charge for the lesson. If you’re going to be late, please let me know, and I can’t guarantee that I can stay later than our scheduled time.
⋆ FIRST LESSON
During our first lesson we will take time to go over any important information, set our goals and answer questions regarding nature of our lessons. We can talk about fees and teaching materials during this lesson as well.
For any more details or any questions, please don’t hesitate contacting me!
Speaks Spanish, Catalan, English
Teaches students 1 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
We found Christelle on this website and could not be more thrilled. She was able to meet all of our requirements in an art tutor, speaking perfect Spanish to my daughter and always energetic during the lessons. My daughter cannot wait for the next lesson to come every week!Show More
My son had a great first class and is looking forward to more classes!
Fusion Academy Oak Brook
Teaching Spanish to children using FunImmersion® method.
Sylvan Learning Center
• Tutoring Reading, Middle and Elementary school math and Spanish using Sylvan Learning methods.
• Planned and taught between 2-4 classes daily in small groups of up to 10 students, children as young as 12 years old up to adults • Submitted daily and weekly progress reports and lesson plans, graded essays and oral presentations, kept detailed attendance records • Attended weekly meetings and training workshops on classroom management and teaching methods • Frequent classroom observations and assessments by school directors. • Prepared students to take official exams • Additional administrative office work including data entry/receptionist and teaching assistant duties
• Utilized the Kids&Us teaching method to help children aged 1 to 13 to acquire English as a second language using natural immersion methods • Planned and taught between 2 to 4 classes daily in small groups up to 9 students. • Attended various in-company teacher training programs and workshops related to Early Childhood Education, classroom management, teaching teenagers and creating/adapting classroom material • Conducted carefully structured classes focused on short activities, games, songs, and routines to ensure dynamic experiences • Frequent class audits by directors using in-person visits and camera evaluations. • Kept very detailed follow-up folder with student’s behavior, motivation, participation, and learning
Fem Idiomes Sabadell
• Taught beginner to advanced level English to Spanish-speaking students of ages 5+, as well as teenagers and adults • Provided daily English Summer workshops for children aged 5-7 with crafts and games. • Prepared and taught around 4 classes daily • Created course materials, including quizzes, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, games and also used school-provided materials • Offered 1-on-1 tutoring to students needing extra help • Communicated with parents in private meetings about their children’s performance when requested
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Instituto Cervantes Chicago
International House Barcelona