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영어 (English)

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영어 (English)
스페인어 (Spanish)
카탈로니아어 (Catalan)
이탈리아어 (Italian)
프랑스어 (French)

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My name is Andrea and I was born in Great Yarmouth, a city on the east coast of England. I then moved to Aberdeen, Scotland where I first learned Spanish. I then lived in Venezuela and Peru. I finished university in Austin, Texas and lived there for 10 years before I moved to Spain. I have US and UK nationality (plus one more that you will have to guess!).

I have taught English (as well other subjects) for over 13 years. I have focused exclusively on Business English for the last 7 years because it allows me to continue to use the experience and vocabulary that I acquired while working in Texas. I worked in IT, engineering and healthcare. I also love learning new vocabulary related to my students' jobs (government, nutrition, logistics, law enforcement, etc.)

As I have taught a variety of students, I always try to find each student's preferred learning method. I like to use a variety of class material including a lot of "real" material. I like to help my students feel like English is their language by helping them to trust their intuition. I help my students to focus on the language in context and include grammar as a way to communicate. I believe language learning is personal so I try to connect the language to my students' lives. I want them to leave class and be able to use the language learned right away.

I also teach business skills like writing emails, participating in meetings, preparing for interviews, and giving presentations. My goal is for my students to feel confident expressing themselves.

I am curious about the world and enjoy hearing about my students' interests and obsessions. My passion is art and I practice yoga daily (I am a certified teacher). In my free time, I read and study whatever topic interests me at the time.

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원어민 선생님의 전문 분야

American English
British English
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction

교육 경력


2008 - 2010
Texas State University - Austin Texas
Linguistics with a focus on Spanish


2013 - 2018
Senior Trainer
Training Express - Barcelona
In addition to administrative tasks, I taught important students like CEOs of multinational companies.. I taught week or day long intensives in business skills (emails, meetings, presentations, ext.) I prepared professors to teach their courses in English at the top business and law schools. I also managed and trained other teachers and trainers.
2011 - 2013
English Teacher and Examiner
Universitat de Barcelona - Barcelona
I gave general and business English classes to the public in a university setting. This included courses for professors. I also worked as an examiner and level tester for official university language assessments.
2011 - 2013
English Teacher
Global Languages - Barcelona
Provided in-company classes to students high level students around Barcelona in marketing, logistics, and law.
2010 - 2011
English Teacher
Kelington Insitute - Granada
I gave general English classes to groups of all ages, sizes and levels. I had a very high success rate with students who were preparing for the Cambridge Exams (PET, FCE, CAE) as well as the TOFEL.
2009 - 2010
English Teacher
Casa Esperanza - Austin Texas
Helped non-native English speakers with work related language. Assisted women in a shelter to obtain the services necessary for themselves and their children after traumatic events.
2006 - 2010
IT Trainer and Support
Austin Community College - Austin Texas
Trained university professors to use new programs and equipment in their classrooms. Provided on-call tech support during class time.
2003 - 2007
Veterinary Technician
Emergency Veterinary Hospital - Austin, Texas
I worked nights in a fast paced medical environment with animals in crisis. I assisted during surgeries and other procedures. Between checking patients, I read the required reading to enter medical school.
2005 - 2007
Public Health Speaker
Freelance - Austin Texas
I gave healthcare presentations to young adults in university housing. I answered their questions regarding the health concerns appropriate for their age group.


2007 - 2008
Hatha Yoga Teacher
Yoga Yoga - Austin, Texas
Completed 200 hours in Hatha Yoga teacher training with a focus on anatomy.
2004 - 2007
Ultrasonic Welding Inspection
Austin Community College - Austin Texas
Trained to inspect metal by using ultrasound. This required studies in metallurgy and acoustical theory.

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