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Antonio
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Antonio
« Perfect! Profesora perfecta! Muy profesional y cercana, con mucha paciencia y con buena metodología de trabajo. Se ha adaptado perfectamente a mi nivel y me ha personalizado las clases en función de mis necesidades. Me ha ayudado a soltarme con el inglés y querer aprender más. A nivel de conocimientos está más que validada pero lo que sí que destacaría es su vocación innata de enseñar. Además de que dispone de gran flexibilidad horaria. »
$30/h
First lesson is free!
Profile and diploma verified
Response Time 5h
Lessons offered by Silvana
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • American English
Levels
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Canadiense nativa graduada en traducción - Vamos a conversar en ingles! Clases personalizadas en Ingles Estándar (solo online)

Methodology

Hola, soy una profesora de clases particulares en inglés estándardo/americano, nativa de Canadá.

Tengo mucho pasión para mi trabajo, y por eso me empeño mucho para ayudarte a aprender a comunicar de verdad - espontáneamente y naturalmente, como sería el caso cuando utilizarás inglés en tu trabajo/tus estudios, viajes, o relaciones.

Mis clases:

--> Se enfocan en tus objetivos, necesidades, y areas de dificultad. Creo ejercicios y lecciones específicamente para ti.

--> Son estructuradas con un equilibrio, principalmente en la conversación, estimulando el escuchar y el hablar, pero pueden tratar de vocabulario, gramática, pronunciación, escritura, ortografía, y comprensión oral, según tus preferencias.

--> Te enseñarán no sólo el inglés "de libros de texto", pero también las frases, palabras y formas de hablar coloquiales.

--> Te enseñarán el inglés para poder mantenerlo y usarlo. Para tal fin, empleo varios ejercisios de "repetición" y revisión, tratando de abordar un tema o concepto de varios lados para situaciones variadas.

--> Incluyerán varios tipos de actividades, con el fin de aprender de manera dinamica y interesante, eficaz y también fácil. Mi experiencia con 10+ cursos y clases particulares de lenguas extranjeras, y mis conocimientos de tales lenguas, también me ayudarán a entender tus dificultades, y encontrar los métodos ideales para superarlos.

En cuanto a los materiales, no te preocupes a tener que comprar algo, porque incluso los organizo para ti.

La primera lección incluyera una evaluación de manera relajada de tu nivel actual y conocimientos, hablando de tus objetivos y intereses.

De esta manera, podré planear mejor las lecciones para concentrarlas en lo que más quieres, sin perdidas de tiempo y siempre tratando de involucrarte de una manera seria y divertida al mismo tiempo :-)

Para cualquier pregunta, no hesites en enviarme un mensaje o fijar una lección de prueba, y estaré encantada de darte más detalles.

**A notar: por el momento solo doy clases online.**

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One of our best! High-quality profile, qualifications verified and responds during the day. Silvana will plan your first lesson with care.

Background

Mi experiencia incluye

- 6 años de enseñanza de clases particulares a niños y adolescentes en Canadá (asignaturas de inglés, francés, matemáticas y piano)
- 300+ horas de enseñanza de inglés a personas no nativas, en persona y en línea
- Comunicar con el estudiante en español, italiano, alemán, eslovaco, portugués, y francés (e inglés por supuesto)
- Enseñar a estudiantes de 5-71 años
- Preparación de planes de lecciones personalizados
- Experiencia con diversos métodos de enseñanza en más de 10 cursos de idiomas en Canadá, España, Italia y Alemania

Mis alumnos notan una mejora constante y visible, que se puede ver en cosas como notas altas y confianza en sí mismos, capacidad para conversar con la gente de la localidad mientras viajan, más comprensión de libros y series de televisión en inglés, más facilidad con la comprensión de la cultura canadiense y de cursos académicos impartidas en inglés.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $ 30/h
Lessons offered by Silvana
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Oral expression - English
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Listening comprehension - English
  • American English
Levels
  • Junior High / Middle School
  • High School
  • College
  • University
  • Adult Education
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Silvana's Resume

Educación

- Septiembre de 2013 - Junio de 2018: Licenciatura en Traducción, Universidad de Ottawa, ON Canadá

- Mayo de 2017: certificación de preparación para el examen IELTS

Experiencia

2015-presente: clases de inglés privadas, en persona y en línea, para personas no nativas (Ottawa, Valencia y en línea)

2017: lecciones privadas semanales para empleados de alto perfil en una empresa de TI, 12 semanas (Valencia, España)

2011-2016: clases particulares de matemáticas, inglés, francés y piano para niños y estudiantes de nivel inferior (Ottawa, Canadá)

The 19 reviews on Silvana
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
A
Antonio

Perfect! Profesora perfecta!

Muy profesional y cercana, con mucha paciencia y con buena metodología de trabajo.
Se ha adaptado perfectamente a mi nivel y me ha personalizado las clases en función de mis necesidades. Me ha ayudado a soltarme con el inglés y querer aprender más.
A nivel de conocimientos está más que validada pero lo que sí que destacaría es su vocación innata de enseñar.

Además de que dispone de gran flexibilidad horaria.

Mina

Perfect! Silvana es una profesora excelente. Ella es muy paciente, atenta, responsable y sabe adaptarse genial a tus necesidades; además, muestra verdadero interés por tu aprendizaje. Sin duda, la mejor opción.

Patricia

Perfect! Silvana es la mejor profesora de inglés que he tenido! Desde el primer día me ha ayudado muchísimo a mejorar mis puntos débiles del idioma, adaptándose a mis necesidades. También me ha ofrecido diferentes tools que me han ayudado a mejorar el lenguaje, y siempre ha estado ahí cuando la he contactado fuera del horario de clases. Además, Silvana es un cielo de persona, muy positiva y siempre con una sonrisa. La recomiendo 100% y le deseo mucho éxito en sus futuros proyectos. Gracias por enseñarme tanto!!!

7 recommendations

Paolo

SIlvana è davvero una prof che ha passione per l'insegnamento ed è proprio per questo che si ottengono i risultati migliori!
Si interessa di ciascun studente assegnando ad ognuno il metodo migliore per raggiungere l'obiettivo prefissato dello studente (che di conseguenza diventa anche l'obiettivo di Silvana).
Mette davvero tanto impegno e dedizione in quel che fa, dal programmare le lezioni alla verifica delle conoscenza acquisite.
Cerca sempre di venire incontro alle esigenze dello studente.
Mi è stata di notevole aiuto nel migliorare l'inglese!!
Inoltre, è anche una bravissima persona e questa è un'altra motivazione che mi spinge a raccomandarla fortemente.
Con lei andate sul sicuro.

Mike

I met Silvia six years ago when we both attended University of Ottawa. In the time that I have known her she has accomplished a great deal in terms of both academic and extracurricular achievements. I was always impressed by her ability to balance the responsibility of being a full time student, while also working to support herself. In addition to school and work, Silvia also participated in extracurricular activities, such as the UOttawa Kin Club (which she helped found) and studying as a pianist. She has managed to achieve all of this and more due to a combination her incredible work ethic and positive attitude. Recently I had the opportunity to witness some of her lessons when she came to visit me a few weeks ago, she is a very patient teacher who puts in a great deal of effort to personalize each students learning experience to meet their specific needs and goals, she is also very punctual and well organized. I highly recommend her services to anyone who is interested in improving their language skills.

-Mike Rodgers, Canada

Jonathan

Silvana has shown time and time again to be resourceful and fully dedicated to her students. She is constantly trying to find a way to make things better for her students.

Silvana's interview

QUESTION 01 | 08
¿Dominas este idioma porque es tu lengua materna o porque un-a profe te ha dado ganas de aprenderla?
Silvana — English is my strongest language. I was born in Slovakia and my family moved to Canada when I was a baby. I grew up as a native English speaker, studying and working and living through English, but being bilingual since childhood (through exposure to Slovak with family) also gave me insight into the differences between English and other languages. To this day, this helps me understand students' difficulties and find new and better ways to explain things.
QUESTION 02 | 08
Nombra un personaje que esté aún en vida, histórico o ficticio que es, según tú, la fiel representación de la cultura que enseñas.
Silvana — I studied many historical figures in university that I drew inspiration and insight from. One name that comes to mind is Roman Jakobson. He was a Russian poet and linguist in the 20th century who came up with many revolutionary theories that are applied to phonology, translation, and languages. He loved language as an expression of thought between different people and approached it with an open mind. He wanted to observe it rather than try to force rules on it with a prescriptive approach.

I consider myself to share his passion and fascination for language, and I agree with this attitude because although we try to implement rules for the use of a language in order to establish order, it is also something that evolves by itself and I believe it is important to look at how a language is used in the real world, not just in textbooks. Sometimes grammar guides may say that something is "incorrect" but if all the native speakers in a country talk that way, can we really consider it wrong or invalid? I believe that the primary purpose of a language is to accurately communicate a message or a thought, and if it fulfills this purpose, then you are using it correctly. In this sense, it is just as important to look at how English is used in practice as in theory, and I always try to keep both in mind to give a complete picture to my students.
QUESTION 03 | 08
¿Tiene este personaje una expresión, una frase, o un comportamiento que te divierte particularmente?
Silvana — Jakobson famously said, "languages differentiate themselves not by what they can express, but by what they must express." This concept really struck me as fascinating, and has since helped me immensely as a teacher and to see English through the eyes of my students. What this quote means is that different languages have different elements that are either "necessary" or "optional" in a sentence. To give an example, in Spanish, articles (los, las, el, la) are used much more, but in English, they are not always needed, and in fact, if you use them, it may change the meaning of the sentence. This difference results in many Spanish speakers being confused about when to use articles and overusing articles where they are not needed.

Another example is that in Spanish, you must specify the gender of many nouns: "el doctor / el medico" or "la doctora / la medica", while English does not let you do this at all. Jakobson's thought is critical to understanding the lens through which different students learn English, the common mistakes and areas of confusion that result from it, and the ideal learning methods to overcome them.
QUESTION 04 | 08
¿Por qué consideras que hablar este idioma puede ser importante (tanto desde el punto de vista escolar, como profesional o personal)?
Silvana — I love the beauty of different languages and the diversity they bring to our world, but nobody can deny that English is the "international language of the world" and its influence is only growing everywhere. I think a language can help you with nearly any goal, whether it is assisting international customers on the phone, closing a business deal with confidence, making contacts during an academic research project, or speaking to other travel-lovers on a trip.
QUESTION 05 | 08
¿Cuál es la principal dificultad de esta lengua y qué aspecto podría ayudar a aprenderla con más facilidad?
Silvana — One of the scariest monsters under the bed for English is the pronunciation. Only a language whose pronunciation has no rhyme or reason can make a national competition out of spelling! I think it is important to keep pronunciation and spelling in mind as separate things when learning new words, and to practice them both actively and passively through frequent writing, listening, reading, and speaking.

Another one of the most challenging parts of English are phrasal verbs. There are so many of them and there is so little logic to them, that students or teachers often largely leave them out of their studies, but the truth is they are too big a part of the language to overlook, especially if your goal is to be fluent at conversation. Throughout my experience, I've developed my own activities and materials to allow a multidirectional approach that will hopefully make them easier to learn. One thing that is important to keep in mind, is that understanding phrasal verbs is much more important than using them, and thankfully, it is also much easier. And once you understand them, using them will eventually become natural.
QUESTION 06 | 08
Cuéntanos una anécdota de tu experiencia como profe o como alumna.
Silvana — Some of my students achieve their dream thanks to English. I have helped people prepare for spending a year abroad, emigrating to Canada, getting into a university in London, and passing an exam that landed them their dream job. One of my students went on a month-long vacation after taking classes with me and later contacted me to tell me that thanks to me, he was able to get over his fear and embarrassment of speaking to other travelers and meet some of his current best friends on that trip. I love being there with my students through these tremendous accomplishments in their lives, and in some small way, they are my accomplishments too.
QUESTION 07 | 08
Ayúdanos a conocerte mejor, cuéntanos alguno de los viajes que has hecho.
Silvana — My love of languages and different cultures leads me to travel quite frequently. In the past two years, I have spent several months each in Italy, Spain, Germany, and Slovakia.

Each stay somewhere is like an experience in one of my students' shoes, but in reverse. In a way, it lets me understand how to teach better: the difficulties I have in German, for example, are often the same ones a German student has in English.

One time, I went to a convenience store in Barcelona to buy scissors only to realize that I didn't know how scissors were called, and so told the shop assistant I was looking for "the thing you use to cut paper". During that same trip, I went to a language exchange event and met my best friend. During another trip, I traded English lessons for latin dance lessons and found one of my biggest hobbies.
QUESTION 08 | 08
¿Qué te hace ser una superprof (aparte de dominar a la perfección tantos idiomas?
Silvana — For me, this is not just a job, but also one of my greatest passions. I genuinely want my students to succeed, and their goals become my goals too. I cannot do everything for you: you have to put in the effort, the hard work, and the commitment, but if you try your very best, so will I, and together we can help you achieve anything you want.

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