Efraín Jaimes Villamil

Efraín J.

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I'm from Venezuela and besides being a Spanish tutor I'm also a former journalist who loves traveling. I've spent long periods of time in Spain, Ireland and The United States, and have also visited The Netherlands, France, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Slovakia, Lithuania, Russia, China and Hong Kong. For the last 5 years I've been living in Medellin, Colombia, where thanks to a vibrant expat community I have met great people from all over the world while helping them learn Spanish.

I hold certifications by International House and the University of Cambridge (TKT) to teach Spanish and English, respectively. I have gained experience in teaching English in Dublin, Ireland, where I spent 8 months as a student, and then in Texas, USA, where I volunteered to teach Spanish and English to children and adults for about 5 months. I'm always curious about my students' culture and lifestyle.

I share documents and other materials with each student, and during the first session I assess the student's level in terms of pronunciation, vocabulary and structure. Depending on the results and what the student needs, I will vary the amount of material on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, as well as the topics to be covered. I will also try to focus mostly on words, sentence patterns, and phrases that are frequently used from a situational point of view.

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  • Speaks Spanish, English, Esperanto
  • Communication and Media Studies from Universidad Fermín Toro
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Jana Sep 16, 2019
Spanish · In home

Efrain is very patient and clear in his teaching. My experience with him was the best I've ever had with a tutor. He is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled teacher. Additionally, he is professional and kind. I felt he really cared about helping me be successful, and he provided me very useful resources and approaches to learning that I was able to use during my personal study time.

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Experience

Certified Language Tutor
Apr 2015 - Present

Self-employed/Freelancer

• Assess students' current proficiency in Spanish. • Tailor lessons to each student's needs and goals. • Teach grammar in context by using real life situations and roleplays. • Introduce new vocabulary, structures and expressions in an entertaining way. • Engage students in interesting conversations to improve their listening and speaking skills. • Provide insight on how to enhance communication in specific situations. • Use web tools to source teaching material and share documents with students. • Teach lessons over video chat and voice call services like Skype and Whereby. • Keep track of each student's progress between lessons. • Provide students with activities related to topics covered in lessons for practice. • Advise students on how to further improve their learning through specific tools and techniques. • Offer translation services to students.

Teacher of Spanish (Volunteer)
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015

Language & Art Centers

• Planned lessons based on the method and resources provided by the school. • Engaged students in pronunciation practice to improve their speaking skills. • Encouraged students to use new vocabulary when talking about important aspects of their lives. • Practiced grammar structures with students by enacting written dialogues of real life situations. • Adapted the school's method to teach lessons suited to each student's needs and reasons for learning Spanish.


Education

Master of Business Administration (Global MBA)
Jan 2011 - Nov 2011

ESEUNE Business School, Spain

Communication and Media Studies
Oct 1998 - Sep 2003

Universidad Fermín Toro


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Esperanto

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certifications

Certificado International House de Profesor de Español
Nov 2012

International House Barcelona


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