My name is Viviana. I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I came to the US to get my Master's Degree from UCLA many years ago. I obtained My TESOL and CBEST certificates. I founded Teach-U in Buenos Aires, many years ago- a private language agency oriented to in-company teaching, English and Spanish for Foreigners-. I also taught Junior High School in a multilingual, multicultural classroom environment.
I love teaching languages and make language learning motivating for students. I use different methodology approaches depending on each individual students' learning abilities. I believe in supplementing the syllabus and contents in textbooks with visual aids, games, songs, or cultural topics that may relate to each student's age and preferences, adding real life situations. I use internet sources at all times as well.
I do private tutoring services for adults, young adults, and children in their homes.
Prepare my tutoring session based on students needs, calling them at home previous to their scheduled tutoring day to find out more about their difficulties as well as the topics to develop in their class. By identifying the needs of learners beforehand and whenever possible, I can adapt content to meet their needs. Assist with homework and other class assignments. I try to deliver learning strategies to improve student self-sufficiency, depending on each student's learning style.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Buenos Aires - Bachelor of Science, Spanish
Graduate Degree: University of California-Los Angeles - Master of Science, Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology