Profile

Fernando

$22 (45 min)
Qualification
English Language Teaching
University of Exeter - 2011

Modern Languages
University of Southampton - 2017

Name Fernando
Country Mexico
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
Spanish
Can speak
French

Subject

English

English for beginners

As I mentioned earlier, I belive a professional strength I have is patience. Thus I think I can help students feel confident.

Conversational English

Even though I am not a native English speaker, I believe I speak fluentry. Therefore, I think am able to help people speak very well. Besides that, I know methdologies and teachniques to help non-native English speakers produce the language.

Reading and writing English

I have taught several courses both for developing reading and writing skills in English. I have a very successful course with Mexican doctors who have to pass an English reading exam. I have been hired by the same institution for almost 15 years; since almost all of the docotors who take the course pass the exam. I also write reseach papers, and I am also part of the editorial team of a Journal. I think I have enough experience to write in English.

Spanish

Spanish for beginners

I belive a professional strength I have is that I have a lot of patience with beginners. They usually hesitate when they attempt to produce the language, Therefoe, the support and comprehension of the instructor is key, and I think I am good at that.

Conversational Spanish

Since I am a native Spanish speaker, I can help students improve thier speaking fluency.

Spanish for traveling

I think I know my country well, as I have traveled around. Thus, I think I can both teach Spanish for traveling, and also recommend different places where people can go.

Spanish lifestyle and culture

I consider myself a person who knows weel the particularities of the culture of my the lifestyles and culture of my country.

About Tutor

I am a father of two daughters, married for 19 years. I have lived all my life in Mexico, but I have studied English and how to teach langauges since 1991. i love teaching, interacting with people from different personalities. I like both practicing and watchig sports on tv.

Experience

I have been an English language teacher for more than 20 years. I have taught English in both private and public schools at different educational levels. I currently work at the School of Foreign Languages at the University of Colima, teaching several subjects, and conducting different studies. My main interests are Language Awareness, Action Research, and Curriculum Design. I hold an MA in ELT by the University of Exeter, and a PhD by the University of Southampton.

Teaching Approach

I know in theory and in practice different language teaching approaches. I believe that every teaching approach has something to contrinbte to the process. If I had to choose one, I would tend to employ approaches which help students develop their linguistic skills through a thinking process. Approaches based on authentic tasks, on the solution of problems, approaches which foster students' autonomous learning.