Paola Ortega - Online Language Tutor
Native language: Spanish
Member Since: June 22, 2023
Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages (EAN University)
Writer and Translator
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As a professional in Modern Languages, I see language as a whole. That is why my students learn simultaneously the four communicative skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, and as a plus, thinking. I employ various interactive tools and techniques to make the learning process enjoyable and engaging. This may include writing and reading exercises, multimedia resources, and study cases.
Teaching is a profession that encourages continuous learning. Which is why I am continuously researching to provide students with tools, knowledge, and support, needed to succeed in their learning. I believe in the transformative power of education to make a positive impact on both the students' lives and mine.
I am committed to students’ development and I strive to provide quality and relevant education. Thus, I adapt my teaching methods to suit the individual needs and learning styles of my students. By understanding their goals, preferences, and areas for improvement, I can provide a customized learning experience.
I use a wide range of materials, such as textbooks, articles, web exercises, videos, and music, to expose students to different contexts and language usage. This helps enhance their comprehension, vocabulary, and overall language skills.
According to my background, it is important that each lesson embraces all communicative skills in a holistic way. To achieve it, my classes are designed following this structure:
- Introduction: review of the previous lesson, presentation of the topic or objective of the current lesson.
- Presentation of content: explanation of the new content, such as vocabulary, grammar or linguistic structures.
- Guided practice: activities to illustrate the use of the new content: questions and answers, oral and written exercises. Also, structured activities for students to practice the new content. Monitor and correct students' errors as they progress.
- Closing activity: recapping key points of the lesson and highlighting students' accomplishments. Answer final questions or clarify outstanding doubts. Assign homework for the next class.
This gives clarity to the content. At the same time, it encourages the active participation of students through activities and exercises, autonomous practice with homework, and customize feedback.
Depending on the student’s level and their age, my classes are adjusted in terms of activities and vocabulary. For adolescents and adults, I create lessons focusing on clarifying what they are going to use the theme for. Once the students understand its necessity, learning the topic becomes a natural objective.
For the most part, my students have been children. This has led me to specialize in language teaching for kids. For them, my classes are founded on vocabulary games based on the association of concepts, making learning happen more naturally and fun.
My academic qualifications and more than 12 years of experience in education, makes me understand how to win the appreciation of the student and create a synergy of mutual understanding.
Schedule a trial lesson with me and embrace the warm invitation to join my class!
If you really want to learn a foreign language, open new horizons for your personal growth and increase your life opportunities, you can do it!
Paola Ortega is intended to be your faithful companion on this challenging, but truly rewarding journey.
Fall in love with language learning.
Discover a new language. Hear it, read it, sing it, dance it, feel it, speak it…. just live it!
- All levels
- Technical terminology
- Conversational for everyday purposes
- Conversational for traveling
- Specific vocabulary
- Business / Professional
- Exam preparation
- Grammar focus
- Vocabulary focus
- Pronunciation focus
- Academic writing
- Reading comprehension
- Listening skills
Course books : Focus on Grammar, Interactions, NorthStar, Write to be Read, Business Class, among others.
- PDF files
- Audio files
- Image files
- Video files
- Test templates and examples
- Text Documents
- Articles and news
- Homework assignments
Certificates : Professional in Modern Languages (EAN)
- Google Hangouts
My lesson plan :
Standard EAN lesson plan.