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Lessons offered by Andres
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing expression - Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

UofA Ph.D. Student gives Spanish classes (native speaker!) to national and international people in Edmonton - Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening Skills

Methodology

My teaching method is based on the practice and improvement of the four essential skills required for effectively communicating in any language, in this case in Spanish. I always prepare some teaching outlines and materials in advance; however, I also recognize that the learning curve of each person is different as well as the interests or the urgency to improve some particular skill. On the other hand, I would like to point out that my method is not rigid, neither totally flexible; but I like to listen to the student previously, know his/her expectations and then I design a teaching outline which could be modified by the student anytime. Finally, for me as a teacher, time is not as important as how much the student learned and how satisfied he/she is with these learnings.

Background

I am a Biological Engineer and hold a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Sede Medellín. I have developed research work during more than six years about physicochemical and biological processes, particularly in the adsorption of pollutants onto lignocellulosic materials. My academic profile includes a theoretical foundation in molecular techniques, microbiological processes, bioprocess modelling, biochemical engineering and bioremediation. Also, in 2017 I developed a research internship at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in the Group of Environmental Biotechnology. I have started my Ph.D. studies at the University of Alberta. Finally, during my career, I was a teacher assistant for two years and I gave private math and biochemistry lessons; therefore, with my teaching experience and my native level of Spanish, I strongly believe that I could teach how to improve and master this language in its four essential skills.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $4
Rate for online lessons : $ 24/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $230

Details

I require 5 hours cancellation notice prior to your scheduled class.
Thanks!

Lessons offered by Andres
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing expression - Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Andres's Resume

EDUCATION

2018-present Doctor of Philosophy, Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science, Bioresource Technology, University of Alberta
Supervisor: Dr. David Bressler
2018 Honours Master of Science, Biotechnology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Thesis: Evaluation of the degradative process of a binary mixture of synthetic dyes under solid-state fermentation conditions
Supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Angelina Hormaza Anaguano
2016 Honours Bachelor of Science, Biological Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Undergraduate Thesis: Degradation of a binary mixture of dyes by solid-state fermentation by white rot fungi
Supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Angelina Hormaza Anaguano

LANGUAGES

‱ Native Spanish speaker
‱ Fluent in English (spoken and written)
TOEFL iBT (total score: 106)
First Certificate in English, CEFR Level: B2 (Overall Score: 175)
‱ Intermediate skills in German (oral and written)
‱ Reading knowledge of Portuguese, improving writing and speaking abilities

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2018-present Young Researcher and Innovator for Peace, Colciencias – Universidad Nacional de Colombia
“Use of fungal biodiversity for the degradation of synthetic pollutants for the benefit of the agricultural sector”
2016-present Researcher, Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias, for its acronym in Spanish)
Project: Evaluation of consortia and individual fungal species in the degradation of a binary mixture of synthetic dyes
Principal Investigator: Dr. rer. nat. Angelina Hormaza Anaguano
2014-2015 Research Assistant, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Project: Evaluation of fungal consortia for the degradation of a mixture of synthetic dyes
Supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Angelina Hormaza Anaguano
2013-2014 Research Assistant, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Project: Solid-state fermentation as a strategy for the bioremediation of dyes used in the textile industry
Supervisor: Dr. rer. nat. Angelina Hormaza Anaguano

PUBLICATIONS, PEER REVIEWED = 4

WORKS SUBMITTED = 1

WORKS IN PROGRESS = 3

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017 National instructor, Clubes de Ciencia Colombia (La Guajira)
Do natural remedies work? Science answers!
2016 National instructor, Clubes de Ciencia Colombia (MedellĂ­n)
Biopharmaceuticals: "The hidden cure in nature: the secrets of the earth"
2015 Teaching Assistant, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
General Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth PabĂłn Gelves
2014 Teaching Assistant, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Introduction to Biochemistry under the supervision of Dr. Blanca Fabiola Espejo Benavides

PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, AND CONFERENCES

2017 XVII Congreso Colombiano de QuĂ­mica, Bucaramanga, Colombia
AsociaciĂłn QuĂ­mica Colombiana
“Evaluation of fungal consortia for the degradation of a dye mixture”
“Plackett-Burman design for the identification of significant factors in the degradation of a binary mixture of dyes”
2017 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Barcelona, Spain
World Chemical Engineering Council
“Degradation kinetics of a binary mixture of synthetic dyes by the white-rot fungus Irpex lacteus under solid-state fermentation conditions”
2017 I Symposium: New challenges in the development and application of environmental technologies, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Rede Galega de Tecnoloxías Ambientais and Agrupación Estratégica CRETUS
2017 Technical Seminar: "Decentralized water treatments: Industry challenges", Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Centro de InnovaciĂłn Gallego de Sistemas Avanzados de Tratamiento de Agua (CIGAT)
2016 Technical Conference: 20 Years of the Water Chair, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
CorporaciĂłn Centro de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a de Antioquia
2016 International Water Fair (FIDA 2016, for its acronym in Spanish), MedellĂ­n, Colombia
CorporaciĂłn Centro de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a de Antioquia
2016 II Chemical Engineering Symposium, Bioprocess Winter School, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Universidad de Antioquia
2016 XXIII Latin American Congress of Microbiology, Rosario, Argentina
AsociaciĂłn Latinoamericana de MicrobiologĂ­a
“Influence of the solid support on the degradation of a binary mixture of dyes using the fungus Pleurotus pulmonarius”
“Degradation of anionic dyes with white rot fungi”
2016 Applications of biotechnology and nanotechnology in industry, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (Sena)
2016 17th European Congress on Biotechnology, Krakow, Poland
European Federation of Biotechnology
“Degradation of a binary mixture of synthetic dyes by the white rot fungi Pleurotus ostreatus and Trametes versicolor”
2016 I National Symposium of Science Clubs Colombia, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Clubes de Ciencia Colombia
“Evaluation of the degradation process of a binary mixture of synthetic dyes under solid-state fermentation conditions”
2016 Molecular Biology, an approach to future developments, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (Sena)
2015 International Meeting of Mathematical Biology, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2015 9th Biotechnology Congress, Orlando, USA
OMICS Group Conferences
“Influential of the fungal inoculum in the degradation of an azo dye under solid-state fermentation conditions”
2015 VI International Symposium on Biofactories, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2015 12th Annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal, Canada
BIO
“Biodegradation of the azo dye Basic Red 46 under solid state fermentation by the white-rot fungus Pleurotus pulmonarius and quantification of its enzymatic activity”
2014 5th World Congress on Biotechnology, Valencia, Spain
OMICS Group
“Statistical analysis of the desorption process as a quantification method of Allura red dye degradation under solid state fermentation conditions”
“Factorial Design Analysis for Degradation of Red 40 Dye in Solid State Fermentation”
“Utilization of White-Rot fungi to degrade an azo dye of high industrial use”
2013 II Congress of Agricultural and Environmental Microbiology, Buenos Aires, Argentina
AsociaciĂłn Argentina de MicrobiologĂ­a
“Optimization of desorption as quantification methodology of the biodegradation of the basic red 46 dye by Pleurotus pulmonarius under solid state fermentation”
2013 XIII Argentinean Congress of Microbiology, Buenos Aires, Argentina
AsociaciĂłn Argentina de MicrobiologĂ­a
“Enzymatic activity of Pleurotus ostreatus in the biodegradation of an azo dye using as substrate residues from the banana industry”
2013 PerkinElmer Molecular Spectroscopy and Thermal Analysis, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2012 Seminar on Copyright in the University Area, MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2012 8th Business Conference – TECNNOVA, Medellín, Colombia
Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (Sena)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2017 Research internship, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
“Identification of solid-state fermentation transformation products and evaluation of their toxicity”
2012-2013 Assistant Undergraduate Student, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
“Degradation of pollutants from the textile industry by solid state fermentation”
2010-2013 Member of the Board of Directors, Colegio La AsunciĂłn, Copacabana, Colombia
Representative of Students and Graduates

HONOURS AND AWARDS

2018 Honors Laureate Distinction awarded to the master's thesis
2016 Scholarship for graduate studies, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2016 Undergraduate Degree of Honor, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
2016 Verified certificate with distinction of R Programming, Johns Hopkins University, School Of Public Health
2015 Verified certificate with distinction of The Data Scientist’s Toolbox, Johns Hopkins University, School Of Public Health
2015 Best Biological Engineering Averages 2011-2015, Universidad Nacional de Colombia - Sede MedellĂ­n
2015 Medellin Research Award category "Undergraduate Students excelled in research", City Hall of MedellĂ­n
2015 Verified certificate with distinction of Introduction to Genetics and Evolution, Duke University
2011 Berlitz Proficiency Test B2, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia
2010 Best high school student 2010, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana - Sede MedellĂ­n

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