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Helen

$18 (45 min)
Name Helen
Country Colombia
Native Language Spanish
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
Advanced
Can also teach
English
Can speak
French

Subject

English

English lessons for children

I have been teaching English to my little cousins with games, songs and telling stories

English for beginners

Most of the time I just speak to them in English using images, drawing or telling stories, this way the can assimilate the pictures with the vocabulary and start to developing their fluency

Conversational English

In this classes I just speak in English and I make a lot of questions trying to the students start to speak with me and little by little they will feel more comfortable with the language, also I can use pictures for describing or together we can creat stories, this way they will use their imagination and try to explain to me in the new language

English for traveling

I get them ready with the most common expressions for saying hello, how to develop himself at that new environment and understanding the situations

Working with English people

I base the classes in the environment they will work, using just the vocabulary they will need at their jobs, doing activities like describing pictures for creating them the confidence with the vocabulary and conversation classes for developing their fluency

Having English friends

I get them ready with the most common expressions for opening a conversations, how to make questions for to extend the conversations and conversation classes together for improving their confidence in the language

Reading and writing English

When it is about reading section we can read together and helping them with the pronunciation and when it is about writing, I can talk to them about a subject and them get them activities for writing, this way they can learn from the class and from the mistakes they could have and improve them

Understanding English movies

we can watch the movie ut one minute per one minute, looking for new vocabulary, expressions, improving their pronunciations and getting confident with the new language

English lifestyle and culture

My experience is based in my exchange program when I was living in USA, so we can talk about the lifestyle and culture, sharing opinion, telling stories from this subject and reading about it too

Marrying a native English

My experience is based on my relationship I have with a native english so I have experience with this and I can help them with how they can open a conversation in english, vocabulary for being respectful, friendly and polite and conversation classes with me for to be more confidence in this language

Spanish

Spanish lessons for children

I worked with children for more than a year teaching them spanish when I was Au Pair in USA. they was from 3 to 10 years old.

Intensive Spanish

When I was teaching Spanish in my au pair exchange program in USA, I used to talk the whole day in Spanish with my student, so this way he did a great stride in this language

Spanish for beginners

I worked with children and their families for more than a year teaching them spanish when I was Au Pair in USA, in the whole prepatation I talked just spanish to them and they raised up their spanish fluency very fast

Business Spanish

I got the experience when I studied my career, so while I was studying mine I got friends from different study areas and we share together the information, vocabulary and themes

Conversational Spanish

When I was teaching Spanish in my au pair exchange program in USA, I used to talk the whole day in Spanish with my student, so this way he did a great stride in this language

Spanish for traveling

Yes! I got experience when I was helping a kid with his Spanish fluency before go to Aruba, so I was teaching him the most common expressions for saying hello, how to develop himself at that new environment and understanding the situations

Working with Spanish people

Of course! I am from Colombia, so I have been working with spanish people my whole life!

Having Spanish friends

Yes! I have spanish friends around latin america and Spain, I talk with them the whole time

Reading and writing Spanish

Because I grew up in Colombia, I did my school, high school and university studies in a Spanish country developing the skills for Reading and writing in Spanish

Understanding Spanish movies

I can understand perfectly the spanish movies because it is my native language

Spanish lifestyle and culture

I have been growing up into a spanish lifetime and culture because I am from colombia but also I have been traveling to diferrent countries in latin america and I have friends in Spain, so I can understand a lot this subject

About Tutor

Hi! How are you? I hope you are doing awesome!! My name is Helen Hern√°ndez, I am 26 years old, I am from Colombia, I use to travel a lot and I do this because I love: cultures, trying different foods, exploring the world and specially the idioms! I delight interacting with people, learning from them and finding different points of view about life and societies. About my career, I'm a Biotechnology Engineer (I know that my profession has nothing to do with teaching a language but I am doing this because I really love it), I did my university studies in Colombia; and the professional practices and research thesis in the beautiful country of Chile, where I stayed for a year. And then, I have lived in United States of America for a year and a half, doing a cultural exchange program and learning English.

Experience

During this exchange program, I have worked with children and their families as an Au Pair where I was 100% involved with the culture and language, which It also allowed me to teach Spanish to children sharing with them and their family this part of my culture. Besides, this experience allowed me to acquire the understanding of what it is to learn a new language and also, how overwhelming or difficult it may seem at the beginning but, believe me, you can learn it in an easy and fun way! I can not say it is a fast process but if your learning is consistent and you are committed to it, you can make great strides!

Teaching Approach

Believe me when I say you what would make me happy is to see you happy! I am here for helping you and guiding you in this process until finally you can speak Spanish fluently. Likewise, the development of the classes will be based on your interests, what you most enjoy doing and your language level, so, before starting the learning process, I see the needs of each person and from there I plan the Spanish lessons. Among the different activities of what we can do there are: discussing a theme, telling stories, tongue twisters, games, description of images, videos and other strategies, all this to learn in the easiest and fun way. Of course, from the experience I have, I know that translating does not help in learning a language, for this reason, it is important that you begin to think in Spanish from the first moment, even if it is the basics; that's why in the classes I speak only Spanish. I invite you to book a class and see how it can be the development of your learning with me, I hope to see you soon, kisses and hugs, bye.