My name is Regina Calco, I am a native english speaker, born and raised in Californa, United States. I have a degree in Englih from Berkeley City College, and I am TEFL certified.
I speak Spanish at an upper intermediate level, and I have acquired most of my teaching experience with students who are predominantly Spanish speakers in Chile. I have been teaching english to ESL students from Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, ranging from all ages and levels, for over 2 years.
The base of my method is to engage students to talk and to practice their conversational skills because this is the natural way to learn any language.
I always put care into each of my students and we progress according to each person´s unique rythm.
I believe the most important thing for evey class is to have fun! We can make learning english a wonderful experience!
I worked with three different groups of students each day, each group varying in level. I have taught all ages of English learners and levels ranging from beginner all the way to the most advanced levels. I gained experience in teaching in a real classroom setting and how to be observant and helpful with student progress and participation.
2013 - 2014
Berkeley City College - Berkeley, California
Helped students learn and achieve literacy objectives by working with individual students or small groups so that they could attain grade level proficiency.
2015 - 0
Private English Teacher
Private English Classes - Santiago, Chile
I have applied my knowledge from my personal experience working as an ESL Assistant and from my experience working at the TRONWELL institute in Santiago, Chile, into my private English classes. I have guided over 10 TOEFL students into successfully passing the exam. I have achieved a specialty in the area of teaching and guiding students that are interested in taking the TOEFL exam. I base all my private English classes on conversation and listening skills.