Profile

Maria

$24 (45 min)
Qualification
Law
DVOREF - 2002

BSC - Management
St. Paul's Business School - 1997

Name Maria
Country Philippines
Native Language Filipino
Preferred student age
Secondary school (12-17)
Students (17-22)
Adults (23-40)
Adults (40+)
Preferred level of students
Beginner
Pre Intermediate
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Can also teach
Can speak

Subject

English

English lessons for children

I taught basic English communication to children ages 8 to 14 years old.

English for beginners

Business English

My students were Japanese professionals/businessmen who wish to enhance their English skills as an additional skill that can be their edge in applying for a promotion or new position.

Conversational English

English for traveling

Reading and writing English

I assisted my students (Japanese business professionals) in drafting their correspondences and polishing their presentations.

About Tutor

Hi! My name is Lourena. I graduated with a degree in Law and in Business Management.

I am a mother of two girls and I know that it takes patience and a passion for teaching to effectively motivate children and adults alike to listen and follow.

In my spare time, I like to read or paint. But never ask me to cook, I am useless in the kitchen except for washing the dishes. That, I can do with finesse.

I am currently trying my hand at carpentry, I already feel sorry for my husband, he does all the heavy lifting of the wood. And my next adventure is to try my hand at sewing.

Experience

I have been teaching English as a Second Language for about 10 months. My students have been Korean and Japanese nationals with ages ranging from 8 years old to 60 years old. Their levels were either, Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced. I taught them either Basic English lessons, Conversational English, Assist Lessons, or Business English.

I have also taught as an Art Teacher at the University of the Philippines - Eastern Visayas and at Bright Sparks Preparatory School. The age range of the students were from 3 years old to 14 years old. This was in a classroom with about 10-15 students.

I have worked as an Administrative Assistant to the City Vice Mayor of our town, as a Customer Service Team Leader at an international BPO company, and as a Customer Service Representative.

I speak with an acquired neutral native accent. And I am well versed in the English language and grammar.

Teaching Approach

I prefer to know as much as I can about the reason why the student is studying English. This will allow me to custom fit the lessons according to his or her need.

What a student will learn with me is not just about learning a new English word but how to communicate effectively using the English language.