Tatiana Gomez : Spanish

Tatiana Gomez
Subject : Spanish
Native : English
Colombia
(43) Lessons
94%      
( / ) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $27.10 / £21.19 / €24.98
Trial: FREE

Hello, my name is Tatiana Gomez and I'm 32 years old and currently living in Colombia. I am a native English speaker and teach English, Spanish. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since May 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Spanish. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

I was raised in New York, but am currently living in Colombia (South America). My family is originally from Medellin, Colombia.

I started teaching around 13 years ago, simply because I knew the language, without knowing that it would become my passion. I love teaching and even though I am currently an Academic Manager in a language center here in MedellĂ­n, I want to be able to continue teaching and offering online classes can help me do so.

Qualifications & Experience

I hold a TESOL certification and a CTBE (Certificate in Teaching Business English), which I obtained on my quest to become a better teacher.

I started working at language centers in 2001 and during this time mainly taught children, teens and some adults. In 2005 I worked at a school (Colegio Jesus Maria), here in Medellin, teaching 9th, 10th and 11th graders English as a Foreign Language. The following year I taught at a different school (Marymount School) 6th and 7th graders, Math and English. These two years were a great experience, because they allowed me to get a sense of formal education and get additional training at both schools.

After this I was offered a Coordinating position at a language center, where I was in charge of hiring and training teachers, along with student contact and personalized tracking. Since then I've been growing within the company and today I am the Academic and Language Solutions Manager, and am directly in charge of 6 academic coordinators, and indirectly of over 50 teachers nationwide, 20 translators and other outsourced language providers, such as tour guides or voiceover experts.

Teaching Approach

I specialize in preparing students for international English Exams like: IELTS, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, TEOIC, etc.

I have always believed that adding fun into the class will allow students to really learn a language. I try to include personalized topics and lesson plans to each session, allowing the student to truly engage in their learning process. I basically love to have fun and let my students do the same.

The first thing that I do is identify my student's learning style, which will help me to prepare my class optimizing his learning strengths. Through a discovery approach I allow the students to get engaged without knowing that they are learning, which makes it that much more effective.

I sometimes use other strategies in class such as a natural and communicative approach to compliment my students learning process.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
26 Jan 2017
By : Mike H
Subject : Spanish 

 
25 May 2016
By : Jsferrell
Subject : Spanish 

Terrific lesson!

 
04 Mar 2016
By : Lona D
Subject : Spanish 

Trial lesson was great. Looking forward to seeing growth and grades improving in Spanish!

 
16 Feb 2015
By : psjones1984
Subject : Spanish 

Good Class

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