Profile

Luis

$21 (45 min)
Qualification
TESOL
Canadian Institute of English - 2009

TKT
University of Cambridge - 2013

IELTS
British Council - 2013

EET
Portland Community College - 2006

Name Luis
Country Mexico
Native Language English
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
Spanish
Can speak

Subject

English

Intensive English

Summer and winter programs given at Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua, a local university. The program is intensive, two weeks long per level. It helps students looking to graduate, meet their language requirements quickly. The topics vary widely and are usually picked by me but may change depending on student feedback.

English for beginners

Set the basics for student-teacher communication to quickly reach English only. Practice vocabulary and expressions necessary for class room interaction between students and with the teacher. Get them ready to be able to communicate everything a native student would with their teacher in elementary school.

Conversational English

In class conversations between students with teacher guidance. Also conversations between the teacher and students as a group, focusing on getting those who are shy or do not participate as much. Topics range widely but usually are picked by me and then may change depending on feedback from students.

Reading and writing English

Read from prepared class books as well as articles or writings selected by me from internet sources. Write about subjects picked by me that go well with the lesson in hand. Start off with simple questions. Grow to a series of questions which lead to writing paragraphs with the addition of transitional, connection, comparative and other phrases that help a narrative.

Understanding English movies

Use of an English club for conversations that range widely in subject based on the movie and clip chosen to view. Subjects tend to be more open ended and philosophical in nature but may also be technical or about daily life.

English lifestyle and culture

In the English Club students can bring questions or subjects to consider as a group conversations that range widely in subject based on the student's preference. Subjects tend to be more philosophical in nature but may also be technical or about daily life and work in other countries.

About Tutor

Hello. I am from Mexico and currently living there as well. However, I was raised in the United States and grew up in the K-12 school system from Elementary School to High School and two years in College. I have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Some of my interests include learning new things on my own like drawing, playing guitar, and photography. I also enjoy reading very much, mostly STEM and news articles.

Experience

I am now residing in Mexico and my teaching experience entails some tutoring to English and Spanish learners while I was in college as well as 3 years of classroom teaching experience in a local university by the name of Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua here in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. The students I've helped during my time in the classroom have ranged from 16 all the way to older adults and the bulk of them being university age from around 18 to 25.

Teaching Approach

My teaching focus has been to engage the students in learning through dynamic interaction and activities. I like to get my students to use their motor skills to help them retain information as well as try situational approaches to language that help link language and vocabulary to their daily lives.