I use a communicative approach with a focus on oral fluency. I teach in the target language and avoid focusing on grammar or excesive error correction. I encourage students to lead their class, choosing their own goals and becoming independent learners. I take their interests and learning styles into account and help them become intercultural citizens!
Bienvenido/a a mi perfil. Me llamo Christelle y soy profesora. ¡Encantada!
I was born in Argentina and spent the first half of my life there and then moved to Spain, where I lived until 2016 when I moved to the Chicago area.
While I was still getting my Bachelor's Degree in English Philology in Barcelona, I started working in language schools teaching English to all ages.
I worked as an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher for almost 7 years. I have experience with children as young as 1 y/o, one-to-one lessons, small and large groups.
I am currently working as a Spanish and Art teacher in a private school in the Chicago area. I work with high schoolers who struggle learning in conventional learning environments.
I also have a Spanish Teacher certification from International House Barcelona and I am an official DELE (Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language) examiner certified by Instituto Cervantes. I am currently working on my Masters of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language.
ABOUT MY PRIVATE LESSONS
I can help you improve your current level of Spanish, help your children with Spanish at school, or teach you Spanish from scratch!
I live in Bloomingdale and work in the DuPage County area. I meet most of my students in local coffee shops like Starbucks or Panera, but at-home lessons are possible as well.
Check my exact fee at the beginning of my profile. Fees are negotiable, especially if we meet more than once a week or in groups. I will take location into account.
LESSON FREQUENCY AND LENGTH
It would depend on your goals. School tutoring usually requires less time because we work on homework. Anything else needs a greater degree of commitment! I meet my students at least for one hour once or twice per week.
SCHEDULE / AVAILABILITY
I am generally available for lessons on Monday to Friday afternoons.
RESCHEDULING / CANCELLATIONS / PUNCTUALITY
I understand flexibility is convenient and appreciated, so I allow rescheduling and cancellations in case of emergency or with enough advance notice. I recommend students to stick to their agreed schedule if they want to achieve their goals, even if that means to meet at another time during that same week. If I am already on my way to your lesson and you need to cancel, I will charge for the lesson. If you know you are going to be late, please let me know, and I cannot guarantee that I can stay later than our scheduled time.
During our first lesson we will take time to go over any important information, set our goals and answer questions regarding the nature of our lessons. We can talk about fees and teaching materials during this lesson as well.
For any more details or any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
I will charge the full fee if our lesson is canceled with less than 5 hours of anticipation.
Rescheduling canceled sessions is preferable. A degree of commitment is expected from students, therefore, I will search for new students if too many cancelations occur in a short period of time.
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