My name is Guillermo Ferrero and I have been teaching since 1989, when while working in Geneva, Switzerland, I had colleagues from many countries around the world. I began teaching English and Spanish to those colleagues who wished to acquire a working knowledge of either language. I helped these co-workers acquire skills in Spanish or English according to their needs as well as some grammatical skills to help them gain proficiency in these languages.
I graduated from the University of Essex in England, in 1979 with a BA in Literature and obtained an MBA from the University of Miami in 1989. As an undergraduate, I studied Art History, philology and World History, which helped me gain broader insights on various cultures, their literature and history. I used these insights together with the skillset acquired in the MBA program to enhance the scope of subjects I teach, adding skills such as the use of applications like MS Office Suite to offer students a broader range of information.
Worked closely with the Founder and his team to develop, assemble and translate a complete business plan for the company, which developed a power storage device to supply electricity during power outages and blackouts.
Vortex Advisors included Spanish-speaking clients who wished to establish banking and business relationships with financial institutions in Europe and North America. I had the opportunity to serve as representative or liaison between those clients and the various banks and financial institutions with which Vortex maintained working agreements. My translation skills were often used in meetings, interviews and in explaining financial products and their characteristics to the clients.
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