My name is Carlos Macías and I am a highly skilled, enthusiastic native Spanish teacher (from Valencia) with more than ten years dedicated experience in teaching adults. I do both one-to-one lessons as well as lessons for small groups.
As well as having relevant knowledge and experience, I believe I possess personal qualities that you might be looking in a teacher. I have shown imagination and creativity, especially when preparing activities. I am a good communicator and have seized every opportunity to teach in order to improve my skills. To learn more about education for adults, I have attended to seminars and courses from both IH and Instituto Cervantes, talked to more experienced teachers and read methodology books.
I have lived in London, Krakow and Amsterdam where I was teaching both private and corporate students. I have recently moved to Berlin.
I am currently teaching at In-lingua Berlin as well as my own students via Skype (based in different locations such as London, Madrid, Krakow, Hong Kong, Nairobi and New York) and face to face.
OVERALL TEACHING EXPERIENCE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Teaching tasks: lesson preparation, tuition, setting homework.
•Teaching general Spanish as well as more specific business Spanish to both one-to-one and small groups in their offices.
•Preparing and implementing the most suitable syllabus for students’ needs, maintaining teaching records.
•Assessing students’ level prior to them starting the course, done via phone call or in person; student interviews for corporate placements.
•Monitoring student attendance and progress throughout the courses.
•Assessing student accomplishments and work with them on weak areas.
•Providing relevant feedback to the Head of the Department.
•Preparation for DELE exams as well as GCSE (UK equivalent of Abitur) and A levels.
•Preparing the most suitable programs for intensive courses, as much as tree months, eight hours a day, with relevant materials and activities. For students who where
moving overseas for work reasons.
•Using blended learning (a combination of traditional and on-line learning).
•Cultural awareness training to help students overcome cross-cultural hurdles when doing business in Spain/Latin American countries.
•Proof reading and Spanish voice over for a Spanish textbook.
•February 2016 – present
Inlingua, Berlin, Germany – Senior Spanish Teacher.
•May 2014 – August 2015
Language Partners, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Senior Spanish Teacher.
•March 2014 – June 2015
Linguarama, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Senior Freelance Spanish Teacher.
•June 2010 – May 2013
London Languages, London, United Kingdom¬ – Senior Freelance Spanish Teacher.
•May 2008 – September 2013
Simply Languages, London, United kingdom – Freelance Spanish Teacher.
•March 2008 – June 2013
London Speaks Spanish, London, United kingdom – Freelance Spanish Teacher.
•January 2007 – June 2013
Linguarama, London, United Kingdom – Freelance Spanish Teacher.
•March 2009 – August 2011
Rainbow Languages, London, United Kingdom – Freelance Spanish Teacher.
•July 2008 – November 2011
Spanish Machine, London, United Kingdom – Freelance Spanish Teacher.
•January 2007 – May 2007
International House, London, United Kingdom – Freelance Spanish Teacher.
PRIVATE CLASSES AND CORPORATE CLIENTS:
•June 2015 – December 2015
During this time I was living in Krakow, Poland, where I was teaching my own clients via Skype and WebEx.
•June 2013 – January 2014
During this time I was living in Krakow, Poland, where I was teaching my own clients via Skype and face to face.
•June 2102 – present
Teaching my own clients via Skype. At present my students are based in the following locations: Madrid, London, Doha, Hong Kong, Beirut, Krakow and New York.
•On behalf of the teaching agencies and schools mentioned above I have undertaken projects with:
•International law firms: SJ Berwin, JP MorganChase, Davis Arnold Cooper, DAC, Clifford Chance, Beachcroft, Ohlswang, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts.
•FTSE companies: HSBC, Barclays, Citibank, Old Mutual, KPMG, Aviva and Anglo American.
•Other areas: Mercer, King Sturge, Guinness World of Records, Gymbox, Heineken, ING, Deutsche Bank, Metlife, Doughty Hanson & Co, Price Waterhouse, J O Hambro, SMBC, City Bank and Goldman Sachs.
EDUCATION AND RELEVANT COURSES:
•12.11.11 V Conference for Modern Language Teachers of Spanish, French and German by Pablo Martínez, Cristina Moreno y Amor Chárlez Mendez (IH, London).
•07.11.08 II Conference for Modern Language Teachers of Spanish, French and German by Agustín Garmendia, Sergio Troitinio y Carmen Soriano (IH, London).
•03.11.07 I Conference for Modern Language Teachers of Spanish, French and German by Agustín Garmendia, Anna Méndez y Carmen Soriano (IH, London).
•22.06.07 Seminar: “ Expresión oral y currículo: reflexión sobre metodología y materiales “ by Magdalena Sánchez (Instituto Cervantes, London).
•02.06.07 Seminar: “El aula : espacio social y de aprendizaje: La creación de condiciones óptimas“ by Ernesto Martín Peris (Instituto Cervantes, London).
•18.05.07 Seminar: “La enseñanza de la cultura en el aula de E/LE: valores y comportamientos” by Pepa Galan (Instituto Cervantes, London).
•01.03.06 – 01.04.06: International House Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults (IH CLTA).
•1995–1998: Electronics Specialist Engineer (Electronics high studies)FP2/I.E.S Misericordia,Valencia (1999).
•1993–1994: Electronics Assistant Engineer (Electronics studies) FP1/ I.E.S Cabillers, Valencia (1994).
•1983–1992: Certificate of success in EGB course (Elementary education). C P Fernando Rodríguez Fornos, Valencia (1992).
Highly skilled, and enthusiastic native Spanish teacher with ten years dedicated experience in teaching adults on both one-to-one and small group basis. Creative and resourceful in coordinating and implementing lesson plans to all levels.
Experienced in lesson tailoring, aside of conversational Spanish and every-day language, I have taught all sorts of specific language areas (business, law, financial, IT, management, international development, fine arts, engineering) in both oral and written forms. When teaching I use modern techniques such as task-based and communicative approach.
I provide engaging and well prepared student-centred classes. When teaching, I use a number of methodologies with my students such as guided discoveries, listening, role-plays, t.t.t’s, dialogue buildings and info-gaps.
I offer lessons at all levels (A1 to C2) whether you want to learn Business Spanish or just everyday language. I also prepare for DELE exams. My lessons will adapt to your level, needs and interests. During my lessons I cover all learning aspect such as grammar, speaking, listening, writing , vocabulary and reading.
Students can choose where and when they take classes, including at their office during working hours, at home after work or via Skype. Classes are completely flexible and tailored to suit a students’ changing schedule. For my lessons I use different materials and books (e.g. Aula Internacional).
For more information or students’ reviews visit my website: http://carlosmacias.co.uk/
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