My name is Yaledis. I am from Colombia but I am living in Hungary now. I have 3+ years of tutoring experience. I have worked with students of different ages and levels: beginners, intermediate or advanced. I have worked in high schools, online teaching platforms, and also as a freelance teacher, so I have extensive experience in teaching methods to make sure that my students meet their goals. I can offer Spanish lessons for adults, middle school and high school.
I have excellent communication skills, I always have a positive attitude, and I am very patient, I am an active listener who believes in allowing students to have their voice. I combine different resources and techniques to help you improve.
I am a Petroleum Engineer and I am currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Petroleum Geoengineering. I have the Teaching Knowledge test certificate:
Module 1 - Background to language learning and teaching
Module 2 - Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching
Module 3: Managing the teaching and learning process
I also have a certificate of Effective Classes granted by Pearson Education and Teacher of Spanish for Foreigners granted by the Carpe Diem University and Professional Training Center.
I have experience creating pedagogical projects that allow daily interactions, interactive and playful practices that facilitate the learning of a second language. Likewise, I have helped high school students prepare for the ICFES state exam, a standardized test applied to students who are in the last year of high school in Colombia to give them official results that allow them to access higher education, for which I have experience teaching students with specific objectives.
Most of my classes are given in Spanish, so you can start thinking in Spanish faster, reducing the need to translate from your native language. I can speak in English if it is necessary.
I make explanations of grammar and vocabulary in communicative contexts, in this way you can begin to integrate what you have learned in different dialogues. I will create different situations that can arise when communicating, for example, ordering food in a restaurant, going shopping, asking for directions to get to a place, etc.
My classes follow a structural approach that will allow you to understand the easiest grammar rules first and then the more complicated ones. For this, I use the curriculum designed by the Miguel de Cervantes Institute. I use role-plays, games, readings, videos, audios, movies, articles, and mind maps
My lessons are student-centered, where I will guide the student and they will be doing most of the talking. I usually ask a lot of questions so that you can practice your speaking. I am an energetic and positive teacher and like to have fun with my students. I believe in positive reinforcement and letting the student know it is okay to make mistakes.
After the student's level and goals are determined, my lessons are generally structured in the following way.
1. Introduction, Free Talk
2. Previous Lesson review, go over homework or revisit previous concepts
3. Main lesson time, discuss a concept, practice using the concept, check for understanding from the student.
4. Wrap up, the student is given homework (if desired) and specific feedback is given.
5. Goodbyes :)
This is what you can expect:
Role simulation, so that you can better understand the context of language use
Sentence structure review and practice
Study verb tenses to know when, where, and how to use them!
Practice using conversational and writing prompts
Honest feedback and assessment
Latin American Spanish Accent
Colombian Spanish Dialect