About Sara T.

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Sara teaches: Ages 10 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2010
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Overview

I offer online classes in Spanish, English language (ESL/EFL), TOEFL exam prep and writing. I have taught students from age 3 to senior citizens. I have experience teaching in language centers, bilingual schools and in companies. I have a TEFL diploma, TBE (Teacher of Business English) Certificate, BA in English Language Learner Studies with a minor in History and an MA in Teaching and Learning with Technology with a specialization as an online educator.

In our online classes, I use a communicative learning approach. This means that all of the activities will be focused on practice and using the target language. From the first class you will be speaking, conjugating verbs and learning new vocabulary.

To make the online classes more interesting and effective, we will use an online whiteboard. The whiteboard allows us to communicate in real time. I can import images, verb charts, worksheets, PDF and doc files, ebooks and videos. Using the whiteboard tools, you and I will both be able to write and draw on the board. Children especially love being able to use the whiteboard tools. Adults appreciate the extended notes that come up throughout the class.

You will receive an e-mail after each class containing both the class materials and notes for additional independent study. In addition, the Takelessons classroom allows me to record your classes, which will be automatically saved in your Takelessons account for viewing at a later time.

Please don't hesitate to use the "Ask a question" feature to contact me with any special circumstances or concerns.

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Common Problems for New Spanish Learners

Experience

Instructional Designer

Apr 2014 - Present
Tutor ABC

As part of the writing team, I create interesting and conversation based lessons for the company. Other teachers use the lessons in their online classes.

Online English Teacher

Apr 2014 - Present
Tutor ABC

I teach online private and group classes to Asian students.

English Teacher

Sep 2012 - Apr 2014
Andrew Bell Educational Center

I taught kindergarten, 2nd and 5th grade in a bilingual elementary school.

Business English Teacher

Jan 2011 - Feb 2012
AHPLA Institute

I taught in company English classes for business professionals in Mexico City, Mexico. Students included executives at Western Union, Mabe, Toyota, Proctor & Gamble, Phillips and other international companies.

Education

MA Teaching and Learning with Technology

Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
Ashford University

BA English Language Learner Studies

Feb 2010 - Aug 2014
Ashford University

Medical Assistant Diploma

Apr 2007 - Oct 2008
Harris School of Business

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Professional Proficiency

Certifications

TBE (Teacher of Business English) Certificate

Apr 2010
ITTO, Guadalajara, Mexico

TEFL Diploma

Mar 2010
ITTO, Guadalajara, Mexico

120 hour, 4 week TEFL course

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48 Reviews on Sara T.

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Tony P. Nov 7, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
I like Sarah because she has lots of examples and worksheets that I can utilize off-line to prepare and study further in my Spanish.
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Pan L. Nov 6, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
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Rob Oct 17, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Always have fun and she is very helpful. Sara has been teaching me for three months now and I am learning alot.
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Ben B. Sep 28, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Had a great first lesson. Super excited to be able to share my hard work with my wife.
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Jason Sep 14, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next several months of learning.
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Lucas Aug 30, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Great teacher!
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Alison Aug 18, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Very cool! Very easy to speak with and made me feel comfortable!
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S G. Aug 15, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
Sarah is very informative, patient, and kind. She led the first course with confidence using a variety of mediums that made it easy to follow along.
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Rob Jul 26, 2016
Spanish · Online
Verified Student
First class was excellent. Very helpful and I can't wait to continue classes.
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Faith Jul 15, 2016
Spanish · Online
Sara makes the lesson very comfortable and works at a pace that is easy for me. She also provides reference materials and suggests certain book to read so that I can study on my own before our next lesson. I love how she uses visuals on her whiteboard that allows me to retain and understand the information. Sara es un profesor excelente!!
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