About Szilvia F.

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Szilvia teaches: Ages 13 and up
Teaching since: October 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday

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

22 Reviews on Szilvia F.

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Helen Mar 7, 2017
· English · Online Szilvia is the nicest teacher ever! She is a professional and very social person.
I finished the package of 12 lessons, and I immediately renewed the new one since the lessons with her are very helpful to me in every facet of my life.
I'm learning a lot of things with her, and she also helps me every issue of my small business. She adapts to each customer and builds the lessons for them personally. Szilvia available to help me at any moment and I can send her messages or questions even if it's at night, and she answers me immediately.
I feel like she is my best friend who is always by my side and she is there to help me every time, above and beyond the call of duty.
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Maria M. Feb 14, 2017
· ESL · Online Szylvia is a very nice person, the class is fun with a lot of subjects to talk and never be bored. Very punctual. I am very happy with her.
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Desiree B. Feb 14, 2017
· ESL · Online It was great and helpful. I enjoy it.
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Ricardo Feb 8, 2017
· English · Online She is very nice and patient
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Edmond S. Jan 31, 2017
· English · Online Very good lesson, I learnt many things in a short time.
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Yair R. Dec 20, 2016
· English · Online Szilvia is a great teacher who knows her students abilities and pushes them to be their best. She is a wonderful person and I would highly recommend her teaching services.
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Kanon Dec 18, 2016
· ESL · Online Szilvia is awesome. She is always positive and enthusiastic. I am lucky!!
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Helen Oct 21, 2016
· English · Online Szilvia is really the best instructor ever!!!
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Gayatri P. Oct 14, 2016
· ESL · Online She is great
Very well explainer
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Evgeny Oct 1, 2016
· English · Online Szilvia is the best teacher ever.
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