Something about the teacher:
Qualifications and experience:
Education and pedagogy, Universidad San Francisco de Quito.
Business management, Escuela Politécnica Nacional (Quito, Ecuador).
Translator and interpreter - I worked as the personal interpreter of the gold export company Daniel Hunt in Guayaquil city, my job was to travel with the staff to the city of gold in the Ecuadorian jungle. Being at business meetings, review and translate commercial documents. During this work, I developed concentration and the ability to work under pressure.
English and math teacher at Espíritu Santo female school - I taught math in a school where I managed groups of children between 5 and 13 years old, also I used to give private lessons in math and history. During the holidays I worked in summer camps where I taught arts. In those years of working with children, I learned that discipline and creativity are very important in the teaching process.
With EUFRAT since: September 2020
Language taught at EUFRAT: English and Spanish
Interview with the Tutor:
What brought you to the Czech Republic, and what made you to join EUFRAT team?
Hi! I came here because my husband is Czech and we plan to settle in Pilsen to start our family. I really enjoy being teacher so as soon as I arrived, I looked for places where I could teach, that's how I found out about EUFRAT team, I heard it was a recognized school in town.
What is, in your opinion, the mission of a language tutor?
A language tutor has to build confidence in the students and patiently guide them to increase their comprehension, vocabulary, and verbal skills. A coach has to inspire the students to reach new heights, to want to go "outside the box", to challenge them to go beyond their own perceived limitations and to provide a hunger to want to learn more.
What would your students say about you?
My students will notice my passion for teaching and they would say that every lesson is fun and challenging so they look forward to every class.
And how would you describe your students?
My students are outgoing, fun, and disciplined. Curious people who like to investigate, who are looking for a better future and who want to open their minds to new experiences and opportunities.
Is there a lasting lesson you hope students take from your classes?
Never stop learning, find the inspiration and never give up, be perseverant, be curious, and don't hesitate to ask something you don’t know.
What is, according to you, the best thing about EUFRAT?
The best thing about the Eufrat group is that they offer classes adaptable to the different needs of the students.
Is there a message you would like to send to your future students?
To my future students,
I don't know you yet but I think you're valuable and talented. Maybe some of you want to study a new language in order to improve your grades at school, get a promotion to a better job, or you're planning a trip around the world. Whatever your reason is I will be there to guide you and help you to achieve your goals.
Favourite book: The White Masaí, written by Corinne Hofmann.
Movie: Pulp Fiction (1994), directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Band / Record: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Sea or mountains: Both
Summer or winter: Summer
Dog or cat: Dog