About Szilvia F.

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Szilvia teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: October 2004
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Overview

I began my teaching career overseas in 2004. Since then, I have been designing customized curricula to meet the specific demands of my pupils. As a bilingual teacher, I understand the challenges students face when they start learning this wonderful language.

Leaving my students in Europe was immensely difficult, but new wonders were waiting for me as an ESL teacher in the US. I began teaching students from all over the world. This opportunity has been one of the most amazing experiences of my career. Through teaching them English and American culture, they have also taught me about their society, culture and traditions.

All these years of teaching have allowed me to fully realize that as language teachers, we not only help people master a language, but we also open up a new world for students by introducing them to new cultures. This allows them to look at the learned language as a familiar phenomenon that dwells in a land to which teachers give them the key...

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Experience

Founder/ESL Instructor

Oct 2015 - Present
RedFox ESL

- online classes
- group classes
- one-on-one classes

ESL Tutor

Oct 2004 - Present
Self-employed

- Prepares customized curricula for all levels and ages
- Taught in Europe and the US
- Expertise in teaching language through culture, games and storytelling
- Offers classes online

Language and Culture Instructor

Feb 2013 - Aug 2013
International Center for Language Studies - Washington DC

- Prepared State Department employees for language examination
- Incorporated culture, society, politics and history into the curriculum

ESL Teacher

Nov 2012 - Feb 2013
Harriet Fulbright College - Arlington, VA

- Taught beginner and upper-intermediate ESL classes and writing workshops
- Incorporated American culture, literature and films into the curriculum

ESL Teacher

Nov 2011 - Oct 2012
San Francisco Institute of English

- Taught advanced, intermediate and pre-intermediate ESL classes
- Incorporated American culture, literature and films into the curriculum
- Engaged students with creative activities to enhance their language skills

ESL Teacher

Apr 2012 - Sep 2012
St. Giles International - San Francisco, CA

- Taught upper-intermediate and elementary ESL classes
- Engaged students with creative activities to enhance their language skills

ESL Teacher

Nov 2006 - Jan 2011
Dover Language School

- Taught group lessons and individual students
- Taught all levels and ages
- Created custom curricula and lesson plans

Education

M.A. in Digital Media and Storytelling

Aug 2014 - Present
Loyola University Chicago

M.A. in American Studies

Sep 2004 - Jan 2009
Eötvös Lóránd (ELTE) - University Budapest, Hungary

M.A. in English Literature and Linguistics

Sep 2003 - Jan 2009
Eötvös Lóránd (ELTE) - University Budapest, Hungary

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Hungarian

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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12 Reviews on Szilvia F.

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Natalya Sep 28, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
After 5 hours with Szilvia I can say that she is much more than an English teacher, she is a fantastic coach. She is encouraging, bright, very professional, and so caring. Goals are not only speaking and make myself understood, It is also how to have a proper expression, use right grammar, have good pronunciation = speak proper English without mistakes and.. with fun.
Learn English with Szilvia was awesome, I loved it !
I will definitely keep going with her.
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Janet Aug 10, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
My first English lesson with Szilvia was excellent! Her knowledge is A+++. I recommend her if you need a tutor in English.
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Greta Aug 4, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
She good English teacher. Thanks for the first English class
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Katarina Jul 30, 2016
ESL · Online
Szilvia is an amazing teacher. She is very polite,organized and diligent.
If you want English lessons which make time pass quickly and you learn a lot, Szilvia is the right teacher for you.
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Haotian S. Jul 7, 2016
English · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent teacher. I like her. I will take more classes of her.
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Barbara May 30, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
I am so happy to have chosen Szilvia as my English teacher. She is the best English teacher I have ever had. She is highly intelligent, kind, patient and considerate and knows how to keep us motivated. Her method really stimulates our active learning and I can see my improvement each week.
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Maricarmen E. May 24, 2016
English · Online
Verified Student
She is amazing, I really enjoyed my first class :)
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Masaya M. May 18, 2016
ESL · Online
Verified Student
I think her way of teaching English is easy to understand. Perfect!! I have never met an English teacher like her. Excellent!!
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Gabriel P. Apr 30, 2016
English · In studio
Verified Student
Szilvia is awesome. I truly think that she has a passion for teaching english. I needed really specific lessons for an exam and everything had been planned perfectly.
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Valeria Jan 4, 2016
English · In home
I can’t speak about Szilvia without enthusiasm because she is more than a teacher. I don’t want to waste words for her knowledge and experience because that I can receive from other teachers as well. I think her biggest strength is that she always finds the best way how to motivate you the most. Her classes are tailor-made, you enjoy them because they are interesting, she involves your hobbies and your interests. After a while you just notice that you are reading a book in English what she recommended for you and it is such an amazing moment.