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William
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William
« Perfect! Excellent. It's early days but I'm absolutely sold on the TPRS method. The classes are fun, engaging and done entirely in the target language. Pat is an excellent teacher! »
$25/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Patricia
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
  • DELE
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Passionate Spanish teacher with expertise in successful teaching methods is waiting for you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Methodology

TPRS or Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (also formerly known as Total Physical Response Storytelling) is a method of teaching world languages. It was developed by Blaine Ray in the 1990’s, and since then, became one of the most popular language classes for teachers.

Based on his strategy, I get to interact with their students better and get great results because of the TPRS method. When Blaine Ray developed the TPRS method, his philosophy is that, “Learning is a function of repetition”. Although once tagged as an unconventional and highly effective methodology, TPRS is now being regarded to be mainstream when it comes to Language Workshops.

A lot of factors contribute to the success of the TPRS method. One important element is personalization. To ensure an interesting and a comprehensible way of delivering input, teachers must use the language as a means to get their students’ interest in the message. This could be accomplished by asking students simple questions about their lives using the target language. Remember, the TPRS method is built to make sure that the students of your language school are enjoying themselves.

In teaching language classes, it is important that you first establish meaning. We do that by gesture or translation. In TPRS, it is important to use translation more as gestures can have different interpretations, thus the message may not be clear. By using translations, students understand the meaning of the words being taught. In cases where students don’t understand a phrase or words which we used, we have to verify the meaning again by translating on the board.

Other than language skills, TPRS also offers brain-friendly benefits. Teachers could meet the needs of various learning styles through TPRS’ multi-sensory methodology. The following are just a few examples:

Gestures and Acting – Kinesthetic learners
Visual Images such as illustrations, puppets, live actors, and props – Visual learners
Over the years, TPRS gained a lot of supporters, however, there were also some skeptical colleagues and administrators, and they were all in search of a hard evidence to believe that TPRS method works. Fortunately, a group of teachers pursuing master and doctoral degrees produced their first research on TPRS. While it is a fact that each study may have its own limitations, the basis is clear. Majority of the research to date established that TPRS students outperform traditional students when it comes to some measures of language skills.
I also addd music and that makes my classes super dyamic and a lot of fun!!!!!

Background

Dear Sirs,
My name is Pat Verano and I am a native speaker of Spanish .I have a vast experience teaching kids and teenagers online .I am a teacher author and have developed and published material for young learners and teenagers. I have written many novellas for the ESL curricula in the USA.I am an EFL, ESL, SFL and SSL teacher, hold a master degree, from Jaén university. I am an English native speaker. I went through a very a rigorous academic process that helped me successfully apply that to my strategies to accelerate students learning.I have created and edited educational material for English learners which are currently being used in the ESL curriculum in the US.I have been a TOEFL and IELTS examiner for years .I have a lot of experience in the field.My Asian students have achieved more than 6 in those tests.

Additionally, I have co-authored several educational materials and have edited many novels .I am an expert in TPRS,a methodology that helps accelerate learning. I have taught Chinese students online since 2009.
I Hope I hear back from you.
Sincerely,
Pat

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $120
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $240
Lessons offered by Patricia
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - Spanish
  • Vocabulary - Spanish
  • Oral comprehension - Spanish
  • Writing comprehension - Spanish
  • Accent reduction-Spanish
  • DELE
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

Patricia's resume

writer and editor/bilingual teacher/ composer at Free lance author/online teacher (concealed information) (concealed information) Experience TOEFL/IELTS EXAMINER 2000-2016 Representative at National High School 2010 - Present Representative for Pacific University Workshop leader at NTPRS Conventions 2000/ Present writer and editor/ composer at Free lance author 2000 - Present Ana danced the tango short novel written in Spanish published by Blaine Ray workshops , Let´ s say it with music ,set of ten songs, English and Spanish version published by Discovery teachers. . Detective friends ,short novel written in Spanish published by Blaine Ray. I wanna be big, a play for children, based on Canciones en movimiento Professor at The TPRS Institute 2008 - 2012 We taught foreign languages through TPRS International grade/examiner for IELTS /TOEFL Teacher at TPRS 2000 - 2009 TPRS expert/ consultant and workshop presenter free lance Online Teacher of English native speaker of both International examinations: IELTS/TOEFL/CILES/etc 2005/ present/languages Education Jaén University, Spain in cooperation with Fullerton, CA Master of Education,Máster, Teachers Training on Methodologies Fullerton University Certified Teacher, Texas, K-12 English language arts Bachelor degrees (two), English-Spanish/Translation//Teaching, 1979 – 1985 UC at Berkeley 1990/1995 English studies PhD in progress

The 4 reviews on Patricia
  • 5/5

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William

Perfect! Excellent. It's early days but I'm absolutely sold on the TPRS method. The classes are fun, engaging and done entirely in the target language. Pat is an excellent teacher!

3 recommendations

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C

I met Patricia on superprof because I was trying to find a Spanish teacher who taught the tprs method in language learning. I eventually sent her a message and Patricia took me on as a student. I was nervous at first however, Patricia met me with big energy and a big smile too , and by the end of the first lesson I was full of energy and had a big smile also.
Patricia's patience, love of language and passion for her students to succeed is evident throughout the entire lesson and dissolved all of my nerves because each of her lessons are fun and engaging. Mixed with her powerful animated teaching I'm literally amazed at the speed I'm learning.
I sit down each week excited to get back into her exciting and very engaging lessons. Thank you Patricia for helping me work on achieving one of my dreams.

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José Luis

I met Patricia a few years ago, my English was not good, despite having studied a traditional method for several years.
She gave me real experience and thus knowledge of the language, using a new, outstanding method called TPRS. The most important thing, she is unbelievable...there's no one else with her charisma.

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Gabriel

We have been friends for 42 years. She is a highly committed professor. She loves teaching. She never surrenders. She loves what she does and she does it with all her heart and skills (which are many).

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