Hi my name is Elena! I was born in Italy and lived there until I was 19 years old. I then moved to England where I could learn English, work and study at university. Hence I do appreciate and consider important the acquisition of a new language!
I worked in the USA, Spain and Mexico, where I taught English and lived for 1.5 years. I speak Italian, Spanish and English... I understand what you age to go through to learn a language ;)
I now live in Portugal and I am starting a new life here
My lessons are tailored to the students needs. I teach students the 4 language skills as well as prepare a specific lessons if they require. For instance this could be a debate, a writing exercise, a lesson about English culture, or any other topic the student wants to know more about. I just need to know in advance what they want to cover so that I can prepare my lesson accordingly. Homeworks are tailored too depending on the students, I also like to assign projects as I think are a more fun way to learn and engage them. I adapt to the student learning pace and set the right standards for them. I expect them to do the homework and work in order to see improvements. I use a communicative approach so my students practice speaking as much as possible in order to prepare them for any real situation.
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Phone number: +(informação oculta)67 Profile TEFL certified teacher with experience (Teach English as a Foreign Language);
Languages: Italian (mother tongue), English (C2) Spanish (B1);
Already based in Lisbon. Availability: Monday to Friday 6 pm onward; flexible on weekends.
Education and Qualifications 2013-17: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Brighton, England Graduated with a First Class Honours, awarded best project of the year by the IMechE.
September 2019 - present Customer relationship agent at Sitel, Lisbon, Portugal: customer service for Italian and English market for HP products
January 2019 - June 2019 social media content creator (pictures and videos) for Vallarta International Academy & TEFL Heaven
July 2018 - July 2019: English and Italian teacher at Vallarta International Academy, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Taught levels from A1 to C1, students of all ages. The lessons were based on a communicative approach where students have to practice speaking and use the language in class. All lessons, exercises and exams tailor made for students by the teacher.
August 2016 – March 2018: Head of Customer Service at International Swimming Academy, London;
dealing with customers enquiries, enrolments, programs selling and administration. Skills: sales, teamwork, communication, problem solving.
September 2012 – December 2017: Italian Tutor, self-employed; teaching and supporting the learning of Italian as a foreign language. Private one to one sessions focused and tailored to the student’s needs. Areas focused on are writing, listening and comprehension, conversation (either specific topics or general), grammar and pronunciation.
September 2016 - June 2018: Student services, University of Brighton, England;
Remote worker as data, reports and surveyed analyst. Student ambassador in charge of the engineering and university facilities and workshops.
July 2015 - July 2016: Continuous Improvement Engineering placement at Jacob Douwe Egberts; JDE is a global coffee company offering iconic brands such as Kenco, Tassimo and Millicano. Main projects include:
• Mechanical Vapour Recompressor losses: MVRs are used to evaporate water after the coffee is extracted and before it is dried. The project is concerned with waste and aims to eliminate the financial losses. Achievements: annual losses quantified through sampling, new concept design developed, mechanical and electrical quotations prepared.
Skills: time and priority management, engineering design, communication, problem solving, technical knowledge of MVR and software background;
• Daily Management System: the aim is to introduce this new communication and management tool into the whole factory. Boards are used for every level of the plant and follow the “Plan, Do, Check, Act” cycle, for communication, problem solving and proactivity.
Skills: PDCA approach, DMS principles, communication.
• Extraction improvements: support for trials to prove increase in coffee yield and consequently financial figures, by working on the grinder settings. Skills: data analysis, communication, presentations, engineering implementation.
• Caustic reduction: the aim is to decrease the amount of caustic used to clean equipment and maximise its use. Skills: pitching, communication, problem solving, engineering inspection, data analysis, teamwork.
General tasks: data analysis, presentations, product trials. Member of the student charity committee to help support charities (Katrine House Hospice and Raleigh International) by raising funds through monthly events.
September 2014 - June 2015 Telephone fundraiser, University of Brighton, Brighton;
Utilised my communication and negotiation skills to contact alumni to raise funds for current students with financial difficulties. Skills: communication, sales.
2013-14 Project “Engineering Face of the Future” with Capital International Staffing, Burgess Hill, UK;
Promoting engineering to young people through weekly creation of material such as pictures, videos or articles about my university experience and engineering. Skills: Time management, working to deadlines, Creativity, verbal communication;
2013 Support Staff at “Camp Twin Creeks”, Marlinton, West Virginia, USA (summer);
Support staff team in charge of kitchen and dining area, launderette and general cleaning. Skills: organisation, time management, teamwork.
References available upon request.
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