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Rachel Simpson De Leija

If you are feeling stuck or are just ready to take your skills to the next level, I can help you move forward!!
5.0
(141 reviews)
Students say:
Great conversation (76)
Funny/humorous (65)
Energetic & enthusiastic (60)
Relaxed (50)
Punctual & reliable (48)
Teaches:
English
Native languages:
English
Other languages spoken:
Spanish
If you are feeling stuck or are just ready to take your skills to the next level, I can help you move forward!!
Students say:
Great conversation (76)
Funny/humorous (65)
Energetic & enthusiastic (60)
Relaxed (50)
Punctual & reliable (48)
Teaches:
English
Native languages:
English
Other languages spoken:
Spanish
Specialities:
Test prep
Business
Pronunciation
Conversation
Interview Prep
Presentation Skills
Grammar
General learning
Qualifications:
TEFL Certification
Business English Certification
Bio:

Specialities: Assisting Intermediate & Advanced English learners who are: - employed or looking for a job - studying for IELTS or similar tests - preparing for or involved in work or studying abroad Education/Experience: Master’s degree in Education, TEFL certified, Extensive professional work history, and 3 years experience as an ESL Teacher. The classes are relaxed and super focused on your goals. We can use a variety of media and teaching methods to help you achieve your goals!!

My teaching methodology:
We can use almost any type of media, including websites, videos, podcasts, blogs, professional journals, books, etc. We can do listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises, using activities from watching a video, reading blogs, practicing for your presentation, using daily English you need at work or in the community, to learning about something you are fascinated with, and so much more! Some of the skills we can improve and things we can do are: Some of the activities that students and I have done together in English are:
  • more closely define their English goals
  • determine why a student feels stuck
  • prepare to participate in or lead a meeting
  • practice small talk
  • learn and use idioms, phrasal verbs, abbreviations, etc.
  • learn informal ways of speaking English
  • describe a project & answer questions
  • explore a new language & culture, while studying or working abroad
  • describe a process in detail
  • explain a series of physical actions
  • practice conversational English
  • improve pronunciation
  • expand vocabulary
  • learn something new
  • prepare for foreign travel :)
We will use functional activities to identify areas which need improvement, as needed.
My teaching background:

I have taught children and adults at all levels, but I am the most effective working with adults. I have been teaching English for about 3 years, during which I have had the pleasure of working with students from a variety of countries and cultural backgrounds. My students have included business owners, managers, engineers, parents, cybersecurity professionals, lawyers, doctors, surgeons, high school and university students, clerical staff, customer service staff, sales persons, headhunters, staff training personnel, office managers, medical researchers, investment consultants, marketers, English teachers, travel lovers, and many, many more.

My background outside of teaching:

I am a native English speaker from the United States. I grew up in a very small town in the state of Texas, but lived in and around Austin, Tx for most of my life. I moved to the mountains of central Mexico about 4 years ago, so I am having fun learning a new culture and speaking Spanish. I have worked in a variety of roles in the field of education and rehabilitation of people with blindness, visual impairment, and deafblindness. I loved my work, but I was ready for something totally new. I tried commercial writing for a while after retiring from my career, but I missed working with people. That and the need to work in multiple locations led me to English teaching. I am so glad to be here!

Price per lesson
30-minute trial lesson: FREE
Lesson length:
Calendar preview
15 Jul - 21 Jul
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6 am - 12 pm
12 pm - 5 pm
5 pm - 12 am
12 am - 6 am
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Rachel's Course (1)
Rachel offers these custom-designed courses. If you don’t need a specific course, click here to book regular lessons.

Creating a Personalized Job Interview Template

English
10 lessons
30 minutes
Total price: $75.00
We will create a customized, written guide to help you prepare for job interviews. We will also practice answering interview questions during class.
English
10 lessons
30 minutes
Total price: $75.00
Reviews for Rachel from other students  
5.0
(141 ratings, 1 written review)