Gia M. : English

Gia M.
Subject : English
Native : Romanian
Romania
( / ) Lessons
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(11) Reviews
Last class : 3 days
2 days ago
Offline
45 Min : $5.25 / £3.99 / €4.46
Trial: 50% OFF
Hello, my name is Gia M. and I'm 28 years old and currently living in Romania. I am a native Romanian speaker and teach Romanian. I have taught online with Verbalplanet.com since February 2018. I can speak the following languages fluently: Romanian, English, Spanish. 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

Hello, language friend!

Thank you for your curiosity about other cultures. I am Gia, a cheerful native Romanian tutor. I started giving in-person lessons in 2014 while living in Spain and now I focus on creating and delivering online engaging Romanian lessons.

Since I studied other languages myself (English, Spanish, French, and German) I can understand the challenges a student experiences.

One of my favorite things about teaching is interacting with people all over the world and getting to understand other cultures.

In my spare time, I read, listen to podcasts or exercise. My interests span multiple fields including psychology, arts, and science.

Qualifications & Experience

My love for languages and literature started quite early.

While studying the Philology Program in high school, I frequently participated in Poetry and Creative Writing competitions. At university, I studied Sociology then a Visual Arts Master degree from the University of Bucharest.

My teaching journey started in 2014, after receiving a short, intensive TEFL training in Spain. During the years I interacted with students from all over the world: USA, England, France, Austria, Brasil, Switzerland, Norway, which I am really grateful for.

I have experience conducting scheduled online and in-person classes with students of various levels and age, also writing semester report cards assessing students' progress.

-Over 1400 online lessons

-Certificate for Teaching Romanian as a foreign language, 2018, Babeș Bolyai University

Certificates:

Duolingo Certified Educator

TEFL Certificate Iberia School, Spain

International House- Upper Intermediate Spanish Course, Spain.

Oxford English Online Testing - Level C1

Transactional analysis-Psychology workshop

Understanding Language: Learning and Teaching — the University of Southampton and British Council, FutureLearn.

Teaching Approach

My lessons range from beginner to advanced level and they have a friendly, communicative, empathetic and straight-forward approach.

My approach depends on the student's needs, so first I make sure I understand that. In the beginning, I send an assessment test and get to understand the goals of the

student.

I usually follow the structure of the books I'm using and I encourage students to practice the language.

We conduct conversations on different topics, such as current events, food, science or we can insist on grammar, it really depends on the goal and level of the student.

In general, I assign homework and encourage listening and reading practice outside of the lessons.

My last class was :
3 days ago.
 
19 Aug 2018
By : AlanBG
Subject : Romanian 
Just started, very nice and friendly teacher, I enjoyed the lesson very much :)
 
06 Jul 2018
By : Rembert N
Subject : Romanian 
I was pretty nervous to start learning Romanian, because I don't learn languages easy. But Gia made me feel so at ease and intuitively felt what the best pace for me was and how to motivate me, plus me the confidence that I can do this. thank you!
 
19 May 2018
By : flyingsaucer
Subject : Romanian 
Gia was very considerate and entertaining, she was knowledgeable and i liked how she replied to my questions, all in all, great lesson, i definitely recommend her!
 
16 May 2018
By : Sigrid B
Subject : Romanian 
Amazing teacher, helped me cover some gaps I've been trying to figure out for a while. She was very patient and made sure I understood everything. Can't wait for our next class! :D

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