Denise Arguijo : English

Denise Arguijo
Subject : English
Native : English
United States
(16) Lessons
100%      
(2) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $24.15 / £18.73 / €22.19
Trial: 50% OFF

Hello, my name is Denise Arguijo and I'm 52 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since June 2016. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

Native Speaker (American accent)

Educated, Interested, Passionate and Committed Teacher

A native of Southern California, I have also lived in Nashville, Tennessee and spent a year in Asturias, Spain teaching English to children. I know what it feels like to live in a foreign country and also what it’s like to struggle with learning a new language. I hope to offer engaging English conversation (or lessons to beginners), and friendly, positive feedback in a casual setting. 

I live in the Pasadena area where I enjoy cooking, films, hiking, trying new foods, listening to public radio, and looking at the night sky through the telescope.

Qualifications & Experience

TESL/TEFL Certificate — UCLA-Extension, Los Angeles

B.A. English Literature — Occidental College, Los Angeles

Caltech (California Institute of Technology), Pasadena, California

Volunteer ESL Tutor

MAY 2016 - PRESENT

Teach a weekly non-credit class to English language learner members of the JPL and Caltech International Spouses community. Tutor individual students in one-on-one advanced conversation (pronunciation and comprehension) and language fundamentals to beginners.

The American Centre, Spain — EFL Teacher

SEPTEMBER 1991 - JUNE 1992

Taught English as a foreign language to students ages five to seventeen in a Spanish after-school academy. Was invited to return for another year of employment.

Teaching Approach

Patient, warm, and friendly approach to language teaching. A language is best learned when the conditions for learning feel like real life—not a classroom. When a student feels safe and comfortable he or she is able to acquire language most naturally. An understanding of culture is valuable but it's also important to know the student as an individual, to find out what they're interested in.

I invite students to tell me what they want to learn. I develop lessons around their interests and their goals for learning English.


My last class was :
8+ days ago.

 
03 Jul 2016
By : Dhanyarks
Subject : English 

She is an excellent English teacher who knows to make classes interesting based on themes and helps to bring the best out of you. She is very friendly and patient. Happy to have her as the tutor.

 
30 Jun 2016
By : azusa
Subject : English 

Well experienced, patient, and flexible. She always brings me very interesting topics which fit my needs. I'm relaxed during the lesson because she is very soft and warm.

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