Oceana's Fun Facts

Teaching Experience
9 Years
Oceana has been teaching English as a second language since 2008.
Languages Spoken
3 Languages
In addition to being a native English speaker they also speak: English (Native), Spanish (Advanced)
Travels
5 Countries
She is an avid world traveler. She has visited or lived in the following countries: Tanzania, Mexico, Canada, Spain, Peru, Guatemala

OCEANA'S INTRODUCTION

I am a native speaker of English from the United States, with over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring. I hold a bachelor's degree in geography and geology from Dartmouth College and a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate. For the past 5 years, I have been teaching English in Mexico City, both at companies and online. I have experience teaching business and general English, essay writing, editing, presentation skills, and interviewing skills. I have also worked with children and teenagers as a tutor in all subjects, and as a mentor.

She is originally from USA and currently resides in Mexico.

Her Current Time Zone is:
(GMT -6:00) America/Mexico_City

She Can Teach These Specialized Courses:
PET, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, English for Food and Drink Staff, English for Speaking on the Phone, English for Hotel Staff, CV Review and Interview Preparation, Giving Presentations in English

She Can Teach The Following Age Groups:
Children, Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors

My classes are conversational, and we will practice grammar, vocabulary, listening, and reading in practical contexts and situations. As a teacher, I am demanding but also very patient and kind. I want my students to succeed and to have fun. I enjoy getting to know my students and their interests and hobbies whilst tailoring my classes to meet their needs. I like to create a supportive classroom atmosphere where students can feel comfortable communicating in English, while at the same time providing corrections and feedback for students at all times. I enjoy using creative activities such as games, role-plays, and discussions to make my classes more interactive and fun. We will also use videos, podcasts, articles, and exercises from the internet as resources in our classes.

BA Geography/Earth Sciences (Double Major), Dartmouth College - 2007
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate, International Teacher Training Organization (ITTO) - 2009

I love to play music (flute, guitar, voice, and trombone) and write songs, and I play in a band. I love to travel and learn about new cultures. I enjoy cooking, baking, spending time outdoors, swimming, and playing with my cats.


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