Georgina Laguna

Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL

About Georgina L.

Georgina teaches: Ages 18 to 50
Teaching since: March 2007
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

An energetic and highly motivated individual dedicated to fostering personal and intellectual growth through foreign language teaching, via modern and eclectic methodologies of language learning, with emphasis on interaction, communication, and generating interest in foreign languages and cultures.

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Experience

Spanish Teacher

Sep 2015 - Present
Nazareth Academy

* Planned, taught and assessed five classes of Spanish (Spanish I and Spanish II) as a Foreign Language.

Spanish Teacher

Jul 2014 - Dec 2015
Language Stars

:) Immersed students (ages 1-13) 100% in the target language through the games, music, art projects and many other engaging activities.
:) Prepared materials and lessons for successful class delivery.
:) Ran structured activities supported by materials, session plans and training providing by Language Stars.

High School English Teacher

Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
República de El Salvador, General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina.

• Planned, taught, and assessed high school English as a second language classes.
• Fulfilled role as tenured teacher as well as a covering teacher.
• Organized and implemented daily lessons and activities designed to aid in the acquisition of English as a 2nd language.

High School English Teacher

Mar 2008 - Feb 2014
Héroes de Malvinas Secondary School, Villa Mirasol, La Pampa, Argentina.

• Planned, taught, and assessed high school English as a second language classes.
• Fulfilled role as tenured teacher as well as a covering teacher.
• Organized and implemented daily lessons and activities designed to aid in the acquisition of English as a 2nd language.

Adult Education

Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
National Institute of Industrial Technology, General Pico La Pampa, Argentina

• Planned, taught and assessed business English classes for professionals of various backgrounds at the company.
• Tailored classes for the specific professional needs and different levels of English of students.

Private English Teacher

Mar 2009 - Dec 2012
Magnet Escuela de Inglés

:) Taught and assessed English as a second language for children and adolescents of various levels.
:) Worked to develop English communication and conversation skills with groups of five to fifteen students.

Adult Education

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012
Plan Fines. Colegio Dr. Carlos Lubetkin. Gral. Pico, La Pampa, Argentina

 Planned, taught, and assessed ESL classes for young adults, ages 20-45 seeking to finish primary and/or secondary school.
 Worked to address the various needs and levels of students in the classroom.
Sept 2011-Dec 2011, May 2012-July 2012

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

Aug 2010 - May 2011
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA.

• In charge of tutorials for Spanish 101, 102, 103, 201, and 202.
• Designed materials that combined and applied concepts introduced in regular classes, as well as specific cultural content.
• Substitute taught for regular professors when absent for conferences or personal reasons.
• Regularly attended and participated in various cultural events at Wabash College.
• Attended courses each semester, in order to fulfill the requirements of the Fulbright Grant.

Primary School English Teacher

Mar 2010 - Aug 2010
Escuela Primaria N° 216, General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina.

• Planned, taught and assessed English as a second language for fourth through sixth year classes.
• Designated Special Interim English Teacher.

High School English Teacher

Mar 2007 - Feb 2008
Unidad Educativa N°23, Colonia Barón, La Pampa, Argentina.

• Planned, taught, and assessed high school English as a second language classes.
• Fulfilled role as tenured teacher as well as a covering teacher.
• Organized and implemented daily lessons and activities designed to aid in the acquisition of English as a 2nd language.

Private English Teacher

Mar 2007 - Dec 2007
Colonia Barón Institute, Colonia Barón, La Pampa, Argentina

Taught and assessed English as a second language for children and adolescents of various levels.

Education

Specialization in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

Jul 2011 - Present
National University of La Plata, Argentina

Postgraduate Study

Mar 2009 - Feb 2010
FESEMAC

Bachelor's Degree in ESL Teaching

Mar 2001 - Dec 2008
National University of La Pampa, Argentina

Languages Spoken

English

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

International House Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Second or Foreign Language

Jan 2013
International House, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Grade: Distinction

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30 Reviews on Georgina L.

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Lilian Aug 11, 2016
Spanish · In home
Verified Student
very good
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Tera Aug 2, 2016
Spanish · Online
Georgina has been a great instructor. She's worked with me to design a lesson plan that's customized to my needs and non-traditional learning style. I specifically wanted to become conversational and gain more exposure to the Argentinian accent. She's given me strategies to help me gain confidence and be able to speak without a full vocabulary. Her lessons have been fun and engaging.
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Matthew Jun 18, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
On time. Professional and prepared. Easy going. Adapted well to my skill level.
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Esteban V. Mar 29, 2016
ESL · In studio
Verified Student
Good experience to improve my English.....
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Addison W. Mar 17, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson and looking forward to the next one!
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Piper H. Jan 13, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Awesome first lesson. Looking forward to seeing her next week!
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Natalie S. Dec 2, 2015
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
Georgina is an excellent instructor. She teaches very effectively and adds very practical information to her lessons that will come up in every day conversation. I have been taking classes with Georgina for 8 months, and then moved to Puerto Rico. The Spanish skills I gained from Georgina are very useful.
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Denise B. Oct 19, 2015
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
A wonderful experience! Love the fact that she is from Argentina and is able to assist me with Spanish as it is spoken there since I travel there 2-3 times per year. Georgina is very friendly and makes you feel right at home. I am looking forward to our next lesson!
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Cliff Oct 7, 2015
Spanish · Online
I couldn't have asked for a better teacher than Georgi. I have had 10 lessons with her so far, and she has greatly improved my ability to speak Spanish. She is very kind and patient, and she makes learning the language enjoyable.

Do not hesitate to take classes with Georgi!
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Kristina Tkac Oct 6, 2015
Spanish · Online
She was great
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