Georgina Laguna

Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL
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About

Georgina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18 to 50

Teaching since:
March 2007

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 - Dec 2013
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

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

Photos & Videos

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Training to teach Spanish at International House, Buenos Aires, Argentina. January 2013.

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Teaching English at Public High Schools in Argetina. 2009-2013

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Teaching English to children and adolescents at Magnet, 2009-2012

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Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistance at Wabash College, Indiana, US. 2010-1011.

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IH Certificate in Teaching Spanish

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30 Reviews

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Lilian Aug 11, 2016
Spanish · In home

very good

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

On time. Professional and prepared. Easy going. Adapted well to my skill level.

Esteban V. Mar 29, 2016
ESL · In studio

Good experience to improve my English.....

Addison W. Mar 17, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great first lesson and looking forward to the next one!

Piper H. Jan 13, 2016
Spanish · Online

Awesome first lesson. Looking forward to seeing her next week!

Natalie S. Dec 2, 2015
Spanish · In studio

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

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

Amirah S. Aug 27, 2015
Spanish · Online

Yo aprendi mucho!

Courtney C. Aug 20, 2015
Spanish · Online

Her personality is very energetic. She breaks down the language for you. Easy to understand manner. Very flexible with scheduling. She takes in consideration the goals that I have. I would encourage anyone that is looking to learn Spanish to get Georgina!

Parker K. Aug 18, 2015
Spanish · Online

Georgina is a great tutor and she is very easy to work with.

Sal J. Jul 21, 2015
Spanish · Online

To anyone who wants to learn Spanish, look no further. Georgina is fun yet professional. She has a desire to want you learn your new language which makes it a very enjoyable endeavor for me. I look forward to my lessons every time!

Mike P. Jul 9, 2015
Spanish · Online

I had my first lesson with Georgina and I found her to be very friendly and an excellent teacher. I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work with her and am looking forward to my next lesson.

Gray Crosthwait Jul 8, 2015
Spanish · Online

Georgina is a great teacher! She incorporates Spanish into an easy, fun way to learn

Yesi.N Jul 8, 2015
ESL · Online

Georgina como docente siempre fue entusiasta, buena gente, tan particular, joven, fresca. Miles de adjetivos podría buscar que me lleven a su rostro. Sin ningún otro comentario agradezco que hallas sido mi docente de ingles en secundaria. Que lejos que llegaste y aun es el comienzo. SUERTE. Saludos desde La Pampa...

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Mallorie V. Jul 6, 2015
Spanish · Online

Georgina is awesome! She is very kind and welcoming. I was clueless about how to go about learning Spanish because it is not my first language, but she made things simple and easy. She fits her teaching curriculum towards your needs and your level. I will be working in the medical field, and she taught me terms and phrases relevant to my career. As soon as I free up more time to focus on Spanish, I will definitely be getting more lessons from her! So nice!

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Courtney C. Jul 4, 2015
Spanish · Online

Georgina is the best Spanish teacher!!! I really enjoy her enthusiasm for teaching. Though I've only had a couple of lessons with her, I feel like I've learned quite a lot! Looking forward to many more lessons!

Venu G. Jun 5, 2015
Spanish · Online

Customized teaching

Paul M. Mar 25, 2015
Spanish · Online

Georgi is a fantastic teacher and I am so lucky, I can't believe it! She teaches language, differences between each country's variations and she also gives so much information about the culture! I could not have found a better teacher :D A++++. I don't know why takelessons.com limits me to giving only 5 stars!! :D

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Daniel O. Mar 23, 2015
Spanish · In home

She has a very kind demeanor and I enjoy her approach to teaching. Very open to ideas and focused.

Natalie S. Jan 20, 2015
Spanish · In studio

So far I have had only 3 lessons with Georgina, but I can already see improvement in my comfort level for speaking Spanish. Georgina has a very easy and comfortable way of teaching, she incorporates learning into a conversation. I feel like when I am taking a lesson with her I am having a conversation and happen to be learning Spanish at the same time.

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David Z. Dec 1, 2014
ESL · Online

Georgina's lesson is full of fun. She always prepares the lesson well and delivers the lessens with her vivid gestures. She also interact with students very often after lesson, and provides a lot of study material. She's helped me a lot with my English!

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Karen S. Oct 21, 2014
Spanish · Online

Georgina was such a great teacher for my 11-year-old daughter. Very enthusiastic, lots of energy, and constantly encouraging her through the lessons.

Emmanuel P. Oct 21, 2014
Spanish · In home

Georgina was amazing. Not only was she patient she also made her class fun, and there was times where I couldn't wait to learn the next week. Although my budget is tight right now, I will be coming back to Georgina, I wouldn't have any other Spanish teacher... THANKS..

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Jim H. Jul 16, 2014
Spanish · In studio

The best Spanish teacher I had in my college career. She was helped me tons with my conjugations and speech in Spanish.

Joaquin M. Jul 11, 2014
· In studio

Excellent teacher. I have learned and have fun at the same time. She was the best teacher I had.

Mailee R. Jul 11, 2014
ESL ·

"Fui alumna de Georgina y la recomiendo como profesora porque sus clases eran re divertidas e interesantes. Si no entendíamos un tema, le buscaba miles de vueltas para que podamos entender. Tanto para mí como para mis compañeros fue muy buena profesora". Mailén (18)

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Mariano S. Jul 11, 2014
ESL · In studio

The best English teacher I ever had! Very enthusiastic and responsible, the classes always be dynamic and fun. I learned English language and different cultures at the same time.
Very recommendable!

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