BenW
BenW
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Learn to Speak, Write, and Read English with a TEFL Certified Instructor and Native Speaker!

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20.00 USD /single lesson (60 min.)
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nick BenW
country Colombia
languages English, Spanish, Turkish
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Education

2009—2013 Bachelor's Degree (International Affairs, Political Science) The George Washington University - Washington, DC, USA Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs, Political Science w/ a minor in Geographic Information Systems Work Experience

2014 English Language Instructor Verbling.com - Online • Taught hundreds of classes so far to students from around the world on different ESL topics such as grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, and other language skills. • Prepared lesson plans, presentations and class activities on a daily basis in order to help my ESL students improve their fluency and their knowledge of the English language. • Used Google+ Hangouts as my main platform and classroom tool for videos, presentations, and other online activities in order to help my students improve their English proficiency.

2014—2015 English Teacher (ESL - High School) ISTEK Foundation - Private Schools (K-12), Bilge Kağan Campus - Istanbul, Turkey • Taught multiple classes of Turkish high school students from 9th Grade and Prep year along with covering other teachers’ lessons, observed their classes and lesson activities •Prepared lesson plans and classroom activities on a weekly basis with other faculty members and colleagues in order to prepare the ESL students for their examinations, quizzes, and other assignments • Working 40-45 hours per week at the school which includes 20-25 hours of lessons, grading, extra help tutoring, and Model UN Club Meetings as a faculty advisor

2014—2014 Adjunct Instructor - English Language Berlitz - Washington, DC, USA -Worked 20-25 hours per week at the Berlitz - Washington DC office where I teach foreign learners of the English language how to improve their skills at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. I prepare lesson plans, activities to bolster my students' speaking, writing, reading, and listening proficiencies.

2014—2014 English Tutor (Volunteer) Washington English Center - Washington, DC, USA -Tutored once a week for an hour or two at a local ESL organization and helped an Ethiopian immigrant and two Japanese tourists improve their 'Basic A' English language skills.

Certifications 2016 Expert In English Certification Duolingo - United States
EXPERT IN ENGLISH - Can understand virtually anything heard or read, even intellectually demanding material such as an academic lecture or a book on philosophy. Can use the language fluently and spontaneously in a way that can even be more advanced than an average native speaker.

2013—2013 TEFL/TESOL Certificate International TEFL Academy - Chicago, Illinois, USA •Officially certified as a TEFL Instructor by the International TEFL Academy •Received certification after completing 150 hours of online instruction with an experienced TESOL instructor and more than 20 hours of practical observation and tutoring at the Global ESL Academy in Queens, New York •Achieved a 98% final grade for the main TEFL certification course and a 94% on an additional 30-hour course on how to teach to young learners and students of business English.

Experience: 3 years

About me

Hello, I am a graduate of The George Washington University and I have obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Affairs and Political Science with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. I have a working proficiency in the Spanish and Turkish languages. I will be able to provide general translation services. I am an individual who is dependable, motivated and personable. I am proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and am well versed in internet and database research.

I am an English as a Second Language Teacher with experience in blogging, freelance writing, and editing. I was the Editor-in-Chief of an International Affairs journal and also worked for my college newspaper.

I have worked with children before in a classroom setting and am very good at introducing basic vocabulary and grammar topics to them.

I have conducted many lessons based on conversational topics that were useful for my students in the past. I have worked with adults in the past regarding their resumes / cover letters / and other business topics. I have a deep knowledge of business idioms, and phrasal verbs as well. I can be very intensive when it comes to speaking quickly and asking my students to write well under pressure. I have worked with students from all levels of proficiency including beginners.

I am an American and speak with an American accent. I am also very familiar with our colloqualisms and idiomatic phrases. I have worked with children before in the classroom and am skilled in teaching basic English concepts. I have been speaking Spanish for ten years and would be able to help beginning and intermediate learners to improve their vocabulary and grammar. I have a high intermediate Spanish level and would be able to help Spanish speakers out with beginning language and grammar topics.