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Caterina Mastroianni : English
Caterina Mastroianni
English Native
Sessions: 10
Last class: 5+ days
 1 Reviews: 100% Positive
     
£15.62 / €17.95 / $20.15
Trial: 50% Off
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  Hello, my name is Caterina Mastroianni and I'm 52 years old and currently living in Australia. I am a native English speaker and teach English. I have been an online English teacher with Verbalplanet since November 2018. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Italian, Spanish. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% of my normal lesson price for new students. 
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03 Dec 2019
 
MikhailL
 I've had five classes with Caterina so far and find her classes very helpful. She is an exceptional tutor with a deep understanding of the subject and a great teaching approach.  
About me - English

PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK A LESSON ACCORDING TO THE SCHEDULE PROVIDED. TELL ME WHY YOU WOULD LIKE A TUTORIAL.

I have been teaching English for over 20 years in Australia and overseas, in the classroom and online. I am a TESOL trained teacher who has taught a variety of classes to native-born speakers, migrants, refugees, professionals, job seekers, international students and private online students. I have taught all levels of English. I have taught General English, Academic English, Business English and English for job seekers. In addition, I have provided English language support for students in vocational education courses (e.g. students in accounting, business administration, health, children's service, aged care service courses etc.)

I'm a passionate educator having progressed my career from teaching English as a Second Language to adults to forging occupational experience as an educational writer and as a learning designer. These roles tie in nicely in helping me support diverse learners with an array of writing, teaching, assessment, and technical skills and talents.

Being an online tutor is part of my ongoing passion for being an educator. I also understand what it is like to learn an additional language as I have been a Spanish language student as an adult and an Italian language student in my younger years. I have travelled extensively and I continue to enjoy learning about other cultures as well as other hobbies such as yoga, swimming, cinema and theatre. I also volunteer as a refugee mentor and a global greeter.

Qualifications & Experience

QUALIFICATIONS

- Graduate Diploma in TESOL, UTS,

- Master of Arts in English Literature, UNSW

- Certificate III Spanish, TAFE NSW

EXPERIENCE

LEARNING DESIGNER, TAFE NSW | Developed online courses and learning resources

ONLINE TEACHER AND ASSESSOR, TAFE NSW | Taught, assessed and supported diverse learners in distance education courses

CLASSROOM TEACHER, ASSESSOR, EDUCATIONAL COORDINATOR AT VARIOUS COLLEGES | Taught ESOL, EFL, EAP, ESP, IELTS

Teaching Approach

My approach is to teach language in context and to focus on the practice of the four macro-skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. I tune into language weaknesses including any pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and writing weaknesses so that I can offer practical activities and tasks, engaging resources, timely explanations and learning strategies for lifelong learning.

Firstly, an initial discussion of learning goals and assessment of skills is important so that I can tailor and personalise the lesson for you. I believe that learners learn best through their environment, social interaction with others and a variety of resources. Practically, resources I offer might be an URL, a reading text, an audio or video file, an image or infographic, a role play or list of conversational phrases or a Word document that can be either shared via screen sharing or sent electronically.

Professionally, my teaching style is based on contemporary theories of second language learning, genre theory, linguistics and how learners learn online. Lastly, you should know that my speech is Australian neutral although people have also said that I have an international sound. Watch and listen to me on YouTube before you book your first lesson.

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