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 - Jan 2017
Tutor ABC

I taught 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

59 Reviews on Sara T.

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Jen D. Mar 20, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
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Tami St John Feb 28, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
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Claudia Feb 6, 2017
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I hope I can speak English fluently.
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Carmen P. Feb 2, 2017
Verified Student · TOEFL · Online
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Sharon C. Jan 18, 2017
Verified Student · ESL · Online
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Rachelle Yeates Jan 16, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Sara is so patient!
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Eiko R. Jan 12, 2017
Verified Student · Writing · Online
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Ben B. Jan 10, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
Super supportive and will to work with a sometimes hectic work schedule.
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Rachelle Yeates Jan 9, 2017
Verified Student · Spanish · Online
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Aydan H. Dec 13, 2016
Verified Student · · In studio
Sara is so good and patient with us I really like her
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