Profile Picture

Olivia Taylor-Washek

security_checkedFlag
5.0
map_pinÉtats-Unis
1:11 PM (GMT-05:00)
class
Anglais
user_group_man_woman
20
time
116
class
Anglais
user_group_man_woman
20
time
116

Parle

Anglais
Langue maternelle
,
Espagnol
B1

À propos de moi

Hello there, I'm Olivia. It's nice to meet you!
I'm a writer from Minnesota, USA. I speak English as my native language, and Spanish at an intermediate (B1) level. I earned my TEFL certification from Trinity College London last year, and have been teaching ESL both in-person and online ever since. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Writing Studies and a Bachelor's Degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Minnesota Duluth. I'm also a published writer and experienced copyeditor. I lived in Barcelona, Spain as an expatriate for seven months, so I'm quite familiar with how intimidating it is to learn a new language!

I offer lessons in conversation, reading and writing, pronunciation, vocabulary, test preparation (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, KET, FCE, CAE, PET, and CPE), cover letters for university applications, interview preparation, email etiquette, general editing services, and proofreading, and more. I provide academic support for students currently attending university and am able to change the format of lessons to fit each student's specific needs. Depending on the difficulty of content, I can use my intermediate level of Spanish to help translate between Spanish and English too!

If desired, I will provide each student with a personalized document highlighting pronunciation practice, grammar points, new vocabulary, and homework. I'm a great listener and will provide all the tools necessary for the student's success in their English skills.

I speak with a clear, neutral North American accent.
I'm inclusive of everyone, no matter their culture, religion, nationality, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

My lessons are a safe, judgment-free space. It's my goal to support my students in learning English at their own pace and helping them achieve a new goal with every class.

I look forward to meeting you!

Stats professeur

watchSous 24h
timetableil y a 2 ans
place_marker99.00%
class116
class_blackboard11.7 moyenne des cours
filled_star5.0

Planning

CV

schoolÉducation

2011 - 2015
B.A. Hispanic studies
University of Minnesota, Duluth - Duluth, Minnesota
2011 - 2015
B.A. Writing studies
University of Minnesota, Duluth - Duluth, Minnesota
Emphasis in journalism

briefcaseExpérience professionnelle

2016 - 2018
Team Lead
UnitedHealthCare - Duluth, Minnesota
Supervised job training for a 15-person team of IT computer technicians​.
2011 - 2015
Assistant coach
Duluth Dance Center - Duluth, Minnesota
Choreographed and lead dance workshops for large groups of teenage dance students.
2014 - 2015
Editor
The Statesman - Duluth, Minnesota
Performed quality control of online news publication, ensuring articles were uniform, free of error and followed APA Stylebook.

diploma_2Certifications

2018 - 2018
Trinity CertTESOL
TEFL Iberia - Barcelona, Spain
360+ minutes of in-person teaching experience