Education / Certificates
â€¢ 2012-2009 University of British Columbia Vancouver BC. -Re-certification as a Secondary Teacher in English Language Arts and Modern Languages (Spanish) â€¢ 2003 â€“ 2002 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Santiago, Chile. -Post title in High School Guidance and Counselling -Graduated with highest distinction. 6.6 (out of 7.0) â€¢ 1999â€“1994 Silva HenrÃquez University Santiago, Chile. -Licentiate in Education with a Major in Philosophy -Graduated with highest distinction. 6.3 (out of 7.0)
â€¢ 2012 Stratford Hall (IB) Vancouver, BC. -Delivered English and Spanish classes for High School as a teacher on call â€¢ January-April 2012 Eric Hamber Secondary Vancouver, BC. -Completed a 10 week practicum as an English Language Arts and Modern Languages (Spanish) teacher. -Taught dynamic, student centred English classes to 60, 8th graders and 30, 9th graders. -Delivered Modern Language (Spanish) classes to 60, 10th graders and 30, 9th graders using the Communicative Approach. -Developed engaging and pedagogically grounded unit and lesson plans for English and Spanish. â€¢ 2005-2008 Santiago College (IB School) Santiago, Chile -Planned and supervised high school guidance program for 520 students during four years. -Coordinated a team of 10 high school teachers to address students multiple guidance and counselling needs. -Provided guidance to 120, 12th grade students for their University admissions process during four years. -Assessed and counselled on average of 30, 11th grade students and 40, 12th grade students with complex vocational uncertainties every year. -Assessed and counselled on average 120, 10th graders for their International Baccalaureate Diploma Course selection. -Delivered yearly university admission results through reports for different school departments and school parents' association. â€¢ 2004 Nazareth Family School Santiago, Chile -Coordinated and addressed personal and group development program K-12. -Coordinated food recollection campaign in school as an outreach program. -Addressed Psychology classes to a group of 40, 11th graders. -Taught Philosophy to 25, 12th graders. -Coordinated Guidance and Counselling Department for High School. -Guided a 10th grade as Homeroom Teacher. â€¢ 2002 - 2003 Carampangue School Talgante, Chile -Co-organized and addressed personal and groupdevelopment program from 7th to 10th grades. -Assisted the coordination of a community development program called: â€œA roof for Chileâ€ as part of the schoolâ€™s outreach strategy. -Addressed interesting and student centred Psychology classes to 35, 11th graders. -Facilitated critical and inquiring Philosophy classes for 60, 12th graders. â€¢ 1999 â€“ 2000 La Salle Institute Santiago, Chile -Addressed thought provoking and insightful Psychology classes to two 11th grades. -Taught reflexive and participative Philosophy classes totwo 12th grades. -Guided a 9th grade of 47 students as a dedicated and caring homeroom teacher. -Facilitated fun and engaging personal development workshops for two 9th grades.
For second language teaching I use the Communicative approach. Student centered learning and having a teacher as a facilitator is key to fulfilling this approach. As a tutor I strongly believe in catering individual needs and going with the pace of the learner. I believe that establishing a good rapport is essential in helping students discover their strengths and to use them to overcome learning challenges. Learning is about discovering, having fun, and using knew knowledge and skills to impact our immediate reality.