Profile of teacher Jana

Jana Vanderkolk

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Build the fluency, accuracy, and complexity of your English with meaningful practice and authentic materials!

Business Business
Test prep Test prep
Interview Prep Interview Prep
University Prep University Prep
Presentation Skills Presentation Skills
Conversation Conversation
Tourism Tourism
Media Media
I emphasize a balance of speaking, listening, writing, and reading; personal engagement and motivation; using authentic materials; and building rapport so that practice is effective but also fun! I developed my professional skills through a training program in English language teaching to adults, followed by a research-based masters in applied linguistics, specializing in language acquisition.
what should you expect from my classes:
My materials consider the student's interests and background and may include films, articles, and music. Activities integrate speaking, listening, writing, and reading practice with a focus on confident communication. The complexity of the language and exercises increase gradually to build a reliable base of knowledge. Evaluation is ongoing, with frequent quizzes to track progress.
my teaching background:
I have 7 years of experience working with English learners of all ages: university students tackling international proficiency exams, Indonesian government administrators and corporate managers, STEM students preparing to study abroad, and children at a brand-new bilingual school.
my background outside of teaching:
My professional background includes writing, customer service, tourism, and sports, with roles spanning four continents. I studied in the US, UK, and Europe, with perspective on various education systems and exams as well as language learning strategies for specific purposes.
Spanish, English
native languages:
other languages spoken:
Spanish, Czech, French
Master of Arts
Professional Translation Spanish-English

price per lesson

30-minute trial lesson: Free

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3 unique facts about me

  • When I first learned to speak, I learned English, Czech, and Dutch simultaneously.
  • I’ve surfed with sharks.
  • I was once Green Day’s waitress.


  • Martín García Calle's profile picture
    Martín García Calle

    I am very content with the class of Jana :)

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    Tomasz Chowaniec

    Jana is very nice and kind person. It was my test lesson, so I can not judge her more.

  • Sylwia Otolska's profile picture
    Sylwia Otolska

    Great teacher. She speaks very clearly and her lessons are very interesting.

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  • Diana DELELIS's profile picture
    Diana DELELIS

    I can totaly recommend her! Friendly and pleasant person who uses different learning methods. She makes it easy for me feeling comfortable!

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