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Deeani Gonzalez

@damaliag

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University of Miami
International Studies
United States
United States

Language Skills

  • English (US): Native
  • Spanish: Advanced
  • Japanese: Intermediate
  • Chinese: Elementary

Interests


Price (25 min):

9.00 Coins Book Sessions

* This price is for free conversation lessons.

Rating & Experience:

(4.74)
316 sessions 140 Ratings Cancellations: 0 No-show: 8

Introduction:

Creative Writer with In-depth Knowledge of English Writing, Vocabulary, and Grammar

Hi! My name is Deeani. I'm a recent graduate from the University of Miami, studying International Studies and Anthropology. I have been tutoring native speakers of English in English literature and reading comprehension for the last 4 years, and have been teaching ESL learners for the past year.

My hobbies include creative writing, baking and cooking international cuisines, and language learning. I've been learning Japanese and Chinese for the last two years and hope to be fluent one day! I am a firm believer in learning another language to expand one's worldview, and to expand my own worldview I enjoy hearing about my students' cultures and experiences!

Teaching Specialty:

English Basics › Grammar

My work and academic experience has required me to constantly write and proofread, for myself as well as for others. I also have been teaching grammar to young native speakers for the last two years.

Topics › News Articles

I am constantly subscribed to different news media and reading on national and world news for my school studies. I can pick out a number of articles to teach about commonly used expressions and idioms in the English language.

English Basics › General

I have been tutoring native speakers for 4 years as well as non-native speakers since summer 2017.

English Basics › Vocabulary / Useful Phrases

As a writer, I have a vast vocabulary and insight into the English language that I am constantly using. Whether you'd like to learn more professional words or common words used in everyday speech, I can help you learn these through natural conversations and lesson-based texts.

Everyday English › General

I can teach about everyday English in different areas of life: at school, at work, at home, and at the store. Another part I can teach about is American English expressions and idioms commonly used in these areas.

Everyday English › Free Conversation

Any topic, including American culture, daily life, interests and hobbies.

Writing › General

I'm an experienced writer on academic, professional, and creative writing. Whether it's an essay or email you have to practice writing, I can definitely help you to write them properly!

Résumé:

Education:
2014 - 2017
University of Miami
International Studies › International Studies (Bachelor)
Work Experience:
2017 -
Open English Education
Teaching Professional
My job is to teach English to Latin American students ages 8-14 online. The lessons are pre-prepared and are designed to engage the student in language immersion.
2017 -
ESL Teacher Education
Teaching Professional
Teaching English to Chinese students, young to adult, through free conversation. I have additionally given lessons on building vocabulary through root words, prefixes, and suffixes; learning figurative language through literature; improving pronunciation; and American culture.
Certifications:
2018
TEFL
120 Hour

Rating

Overall: 4.74

Teaching Skill
4.70 (/ 5.00)
Feedback
4.71 (/ 5.00)
Enthusiasm
4.77 (/ 5.00)
Punctuality
4.78 (/ 5.00)
Voice/Video Clarity
4.76 (/ 5.00)

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