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Vijay teaches

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Vijay delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2014

My name is Vijay and I'm an English Teacher living in San Francisco, California. I moved to the US when I was 14 years old from India and I did my high school and university here. I studied Business Administration with focus on Marketing and then worked for Macys.com for two years. Later on, I realized that travel was always a passion for me and I wanted to live in different countries to experience cultures.

I have lived in five countries and the goal is keep on continuing to see the world, meet wonderful people and learn about through English teaching. I enjoy talking multitudes of topics especially movies, travel, books, cultures and comics.

I hope to talk to you soon and get to know you better!

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Experience

ESL Instructor
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Intercultural Institute of California(IIC)

- Taught two types of classes focusing on Speaking/Listening and Reading/Writing to diverse classroom of international students.
- Reviewed the curriculum provided by the school to create engaging lesson plans.
- Maintained student progress reports associated with the class to meet the goals of the students' desired learning.

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ESL Teacher
Oct 2016 - May 2017
IES Maria Zambrano - Spain

- Taught English, Tourism, Music, Mathematics, Science, Geography/History and Philosophy classes of up to 32 students, ages 12 -18.
- Created lesson plans and conducted activities that focused on vocabulary and pronunciation.
- Merged students' personal interests with lesson objectives to create student specific activities.

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Education

Bachelors in Business Administration, option in Marketing
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
California State University East Bay

Languages

Hindi
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Marathi
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL Certificate
Sep 2018
ACLE

TESOL Certificate
Sep 2014
Trinity College London - Oxford House Barcelona

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I'm an ESL Teacher with four years of teaching experience. This is an introduction about myself.
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7 Reviews

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Lobba Stefania Dec 20, 2018
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Vijay was one of my last tutor in my city camp in Italy. He was so helpfull, sensitive and positive. He was a fantastic hard-working tutor with students and also with educators. He was always ready for the activities, nice and smiling. I did a super positive esperience with him. Hope to meet him again...

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Agnese Dec 3, 2018
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Vijay was my teacher this summer... I enjoyed that period because he halped me from the speaking to the writing... Vijay is an excellent teacher and you can learn everything with him without getting bored!!!!!💖

Rungtham Nov 23, 2018
ESL · In studio

I have been learned English with Vijay over 6 months in ESL school, San Francisco. I would say he is one of the best English teacher in my experience. He has a lot of technic and tactic to help you improve your language really quickly. Highly recommended!!!!

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Erica Nov 19, 2018
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Vijay is a really good teacher! He has helped me a lot to improve more and more. He is passionate about what he does, so he is really clear when he teaches and he has lot of ideas for other ways of learning things if you don't understand. He knows all your strength and weaknesses and he knows how to work with these.

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Gloria Nov 19, 2018
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I worked with him in a summer camp this year and all the things that I can say about it are positive. He always gives it everything and tries to bring the best out of each student. Moreover, he's an extremely affable person which I think to be an important quality that a teacher should have.

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Ester Nov 19, 2018
ESL · In home

Vijay is a GREAT teacher! He is passionate, he knows what is better to do to help students learna dn have fun while they are learing. He also know Indian language so he can show them some aspect of another culture. He is punctual and he understands if you have specific learning needs. Vijay loves travelling and he ''gives his heart'' to the people.

I am written from Italy.

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Betty Nov 16, 2018
· Online

Vijay is the best teacher ever. He was really patient to teaching me on everything that I didn’t understand. He had good sense of humor, so it was fun during the class. We played some games in the classes which made me Improved more than when I was in other classes.

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