Georgina Laguna

Georgina L.

Downers Grove, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Fun, interactive, useful, motivating and effective classes.
Individual or group classes.
Native Spanish speaker and qualified teacher who tailors classes to students' level, needs, age, learning styles and interests.
Free materials, flexible schedule and friendly atmosphere.

About Georgina L.

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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Mike P.
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I am a 62 year old person who had previously studied Spanish using Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. I started taking lessons with Georgina several years ago to provide a regular opportunity to engage in Spanish conversation. Our lessons have been free-flowing and she introduced me to a number of books written in Spanish which were not only helpful in further developing my knowledge of Spanish but were culturally enlightening as well. Georgina is easy to engage, a delightful person to know and an excellent instructor.

Posted Jan 7, 2019
Christopher
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Georgina is a native speaker with a clear, concise approach and dives right in. So far so good.

Posted Mar 14, 2018
Eddie K.
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Georgina is doing such a great job catering the Spanish lessons to the needs of each child per the goals that have been set. The lessons are fun and engaging and my boys really enjoy them.

Posted Jul 25, 2017
Moe T.
Profile-location-online Online

A great teacher who is enthusiastic, very smart and makes class fun!

Posted Jul 12, 2017
Lilian
Profile-location-home Student's Home

very good

Posted Aug 11, 2016
Tera
Profile-location-online 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.

Posted Aug 2, 2016
Matthew
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On time. Professional and prepared. Easy going. Adapted well to my skill level.

Posted Jun 18, 2016
Esteban V.
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Good experience to improve my English.....

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Addison W.
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Great first lesson and looking forward to the next one!

Posted Mar 17, 2016
Piper H.
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Awesome first lesson. Looking forward to seeing her next week!

Posted Jan 13, 2016
Natalie S.
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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.

Posted Dec 2, 2015
Denise B.
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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!

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Cliff
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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!

Posted Oct 7, 2015
Kristina Tkac
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She was great

Posted Oct 6, 2015
Amirah S.
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Yo aprendi mucho!

Posted Aug 27, 2015
Courtney C.
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted Aug 20, 2015
Parker K.
Profile-location-online Online

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

Posted Aug 18, 2015
Sal J.
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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!

Posted Jul 21, 2015
Mike P.
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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.

Posted Jul 9, 2015
Gray Crosthwait
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Georgina is a great teacher! She incorporates Spanish into an easy, fun way to learn

Posted Jul 8, 2015
Yesi.N
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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...

Posted Jul 8, 2015
Mallorie V.
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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!

Posted Jul 6, 2015
Courtney C.
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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!

Posted Jul 4, 2015
Venu G.
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Customized teaching

Posted Jun 5, 2015
Paul M.
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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

Posted Mar 25, 2015
Daniel O.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

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

Posted Mar 23, 2015
Natalie S.
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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.

Posted Jan 20, 2015
David Z.
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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!

Posted Dec 1, 2014
Karen S.
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Georgina was such a great teacher for my 11-year-old daughter. Very enthusiastic, lots of energy, and constantly encouraging her through the lessons.

Posted Oct 21, 2014
Emmanuel P.
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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..

Posted Oct 21, 2014
Jim H.
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The best Spanish teacher I had in my college career. She was helped me tons with my conjugations and speech in Spanish.

Posted Jul 16, 2014
Joaquin M.
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Excellent teacher. I have learned and have fun at the same time. She was the best teacher I had.

Posted Jul 11, 2014
Mailee R.

"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)

Posted Jul 11, 2014
Mariano S.
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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!

Posted Jul 11, 2014

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Experience

Spanish Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present

Nazareth Academy

* Planned, taught and assessed five classes of Spanish (Spanish I CP, Spanish I Accelerated and Spanish II CP) 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 # 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 #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 - 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

Google Certified Educator
Apr 2018

Google for Education

Level 1
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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