Fluentella Teachers

Marie: Head English and afrikaans Teacher

Marie is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has taught English as a second language in a variety of settings, including a kindergarten, after school language academy (in South Korea) and at a world famous language school for adults in her hometown. She is able to help students of all ages and levels. She can help you or your child with English grammar, British or American pronunciation or any type of English test preparation. She especially enjoys Business English and IELTS preparation. She has seven years teaching experience with all ages, levels and many nationalities.   Prior to teaching English, she was a stage manager and assistant to the director for a local South African theater group and TV talk show. Her hobbies include reading, jogging, baking and volunteering. She would love to help you improve your English through her years of teaching experience and love for the language. Marie uses various teaching methods to engage her students. She is focused on student-centered learning and building practical communication skills. She personalizes each lesson to make it memorable, meaning the language will stay with the student for much longer. Language is not something you learn by memorizing only. It needs to be spoken and used by the learner to fully grasp it. Together you will walk the road to fluency, one awesome lesson at a time!

Fluentella Facts about Marie:

Nationality: South African

Qualifications: BDram degree, TEFL and CELTA certification

Interested in learning: Spanish

Life motto: Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.

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What people are saying about Marie

“Marie is a dynamic teacher, has innovative ideas about what to do in class and she is very entertaining. You’ll never get bored during her classes, she knows how to catch your attention! She is one of the funniest teachers I’ve ever met and won’t stop a moment to smile and transmit her positive vibe. If you have any problem she gives you her total support and will help you out until you fully understand.”  

Eva Ceriani, former student – Italy

“When I started my first class with her, she was so kind to everybody and she made me feel comfortable in class. That was so good because she taught the subject with excellent communication skills. She was organized and driven with the ability to keep all of us on task using very good methods of teaching and I understood everything more easily than I expected. My English skills improved quickly. Before going back to my country I took a final picture with her and since then we still keep in touch. She told me about her new online English course and I am looking forward to taking it with her.”  

Victor Vaca, former student – Ecuador

“Marie is the best teacher I have ever seen. She is not only my teacher, but also is my friend. When I had my first online English class with her, I felt so comfortable the whole time. I couldn’t believe I could speak English like that before meeting her. She has a special magic that helps people communicate in English naturally. She always encouraged me to believe I can do it, and helped me to improve my English level. Even better, when I was upset, she always listened to my problems and gave me advice. Because of the above reasons, if my friends want to study English I’ll  recommend Marie first. I am so lucky to have met her.”

Eden Liu, former student – Taiwan

Kelsey: English Teacher

Hello! My name is Kelsey. I am originally from the United States but now live in India. In 2014 I graduated with a Bachelors in Arts. The following year I spent teaching English as a second language to both first and second school students. Most recently these past two years I have tutored ESL students individually as opposed to the large classroom I encountered my first-year teaching. Watching students improve their skills and learn to grow makes teaching the most rewarding job. It is a joy to see my students make progress and come to class with the enthusiasm to learn.

Fluentella Facts about Kelsey:

Nationality: American

Qualifications: BA in Studio Art, TEFL certification

Interested in learning: Tamil

Life motto: You have brains in your head. You have feet on your shoes. You can steer yourself in any directions you choose.

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What people are saying about KELSEY

 

 

“I simply love the way Kelsey inspires learners to study the English Language. Her teaching styles are infectious and tremendously effective.
Do not miss Kelsey’s outstanding sessions. She will make you relish unforgettable moments of learning English with a lively and lovely way…. Enjoy learning with Kelsey to the utmost!”

Tuti- former coworker, Indonesia

Breck: English Teacher

Breck is from London, the United Kingdom with a classic British English accent. He is well-travelled and his English teaching strengths are that he is patient with students and highly approachable. He teaches a wide range of students of all ages and levels, tailoring each lesson to suit his students’ needs and interests. Breck is a fully qualified ESL teacher currently teaching in Indonesia and strives to help his students reach their goals. His classroom has great energy and students always leave with a smile on their face!

 

Fluentella Facts about Breck:

Nationality: British

Qualifications: CELTA Level 5 certicifation, Extended Diploma: ICT

Interested in learning: Spanish

Life motto: Treat others as you wish to be treated.

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What people are saying about Breck

 

 

Breck is a good English teacher because he is originally from the United Kingdom and tries to make classes fun to learn and corrects his students in a very pleasant way. He has very clear pronunciation for those of us who do not speak English well, and strives to understand you even if you do not speak correctly.”

 

Marc, former student – Spain (Barcelona)   

 

Sophie: Head Mandarin Teacher

Sophie Zhang is from Liaoning Province in northern China. She earned her masters degree in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Xihua University in 2013. She is currently a classroom English teacher and online Mandarin Teacher. She has her own English classroom in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. Sophie adores teaching both English and Mandarin. She prefers making her own lessons depending on the needs and level of each student. She always gives her students enough chance to speak up so that they may develop their confidence in speaking. Learning Mandarin is becoming a trend all over the world. Online Mandarin learning is great fun and very challenging. Let Sophie help you or your child learn Mandarin in her exciting and interactive online classroom!

 

Fluentella Facts about Sophie:

Nationality: Chinese

Qualifications: Master of Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Interested in learning: Japanese

Life motto: To an optimist, every change is a change for the better.

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What people are saying about Sophie

 

 

 

“Sophie is lovely. We’ve known each other for ten years. I remember I first met her at university, I was impressed by her charming smile and I was sure she was easy-going and accommodating. As a friend, she is considerate and always ready to help others. It has that kind of magic to relieve your stress and give you confidence and courage to tackle your troubles. As a teacher, she is conscientious and patient, always concentrating on her teaching methods and trying to better herself. She has vast teaching experience, this includes college students as well as kindergarten kids. She is good at exploring different and effective teaching methodologies and assisting individual students, which can greatly stimulate their interest in learning. So I can definitely recommend this Mandarin teacher. Sophie is your best choice!”  

Sarah,friend and former colleague — China

 

 

“Sophie is a passionate girl, who is knowledgeable, humorous, cute but rigorous. More than anything, she has the pure heart of a newborn baby.  She has a deep love for education. She is hungry for knowledge and full of imagination. She was born to be a teacher! When we are together, my daughter likes talking and playing with her! She is my best friend, my daughter’s favorite aunt and the best teacher we have ever met. We love her!”

Sunny, friend — China

 

“As fate would have it, I met my son’s teacher, Sophie. I am so lucky to have chosen her as my son’s teacher. She is warm, self-confident and energetic. The kids are hanging on to her every word, fascinated. In class, her experience and enthusiasm can be seen. Both parents and kids love her and her methods of teaching. Thank you, Sophie! It’s you who brought us up and cared for us while we develop.”

Luna, parent of current student — China

Monica: Head Spanish Teacher

Teaching Spanish has always been Monica’s passion. During a period of 11 years, her commitment has been always aimed at maximizing each and every student’s performance and making the process of learning less challenging and more enjoyable. Therefore, her students learn how to perform in the four skills as a Spanish speaker through a wide range of dynamic activities related to everyday situations and not by means of infinite doses of theory and memorization. As a very passionate teacher, she strongly believes in teaching as a tool to create and innovate in order to offer alternatives to learning that are highly attractive and meaningful for them. Accordingly, she offers experience full of enthusiasm and creativity and her will to bring them an ideal atmosphere in which rapport, entertainment, and exciting proposals let them learn inadvertently.

 

Fluentella Facts about Monica:

Nationality: Venezuelan

Qualifications: Bachelor of Education, Diploma in Psychology, 180 hour TEFL Certificate

Interested in learning: French and British English

Life motto: Always be and bring the best version of yourself.

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What people are saying about monica

 

 

“Monica was my 3-year-old daughter’s teacher and I was delighted because today many people can teach, but nobody has the pedagogy and patience that she has. These are differentiators that make a professional stand out in this field, the love for their job. She uses entertaining, effective and down-to-earth methods. My daughter did not only learn but always wanted to see her again. I feel happy and satisfied because my daughter did not feel obliged to go to classes and she understood the learning process as a very exciting path. Monica broke up with monotonous teaching patterns. I recommend her 100%. Thanks, Monica!”  

Beatriz García,mother of former student — Venezuela

 

 

Monica really helped me a lot! My big problem was speaking in Spanish as I never practiced. Speaking with Monica has given me the confidence to speak more and she always encouraged me to explain my ideas and try to use a wide range of vocabulary! Now I can speak and understand Spanish perfectly. She is a fantastic teacher!

Laura Harney, former student, Ireland

 

“Monica is an excellent professional. Dedicated, creative, achievement-oriented. Monica plans every detail guiding her pedagogical sequences with interesting activities and dynamic proposals. Her classes are rich in content, strategies, and resources. Meaningful learning plays a leading role in her performance as a teacher. Venezuela misses and requires teachers of her level.”

Gabriela Belfort, former employer – Venezuela

Daniel: Head Portuguese Teacher

Hi, everyone! My name is Daniel, I am originally from Brazil. When I was 16, I moved to China for four and a half years. I have an AA in Economics from the US and a B.A. in Accounting from a university in Brazil. I love to teach, especially kids because I love to see how they develop. I’ve taught Mathematics, Physics, Portuguese and English for the past 11 years and I love a new challenge. I am great at playing video games and use games in my lessons to help students enjoy learning even more! I love to see my students applying their knowledge outside the classroom in real-life situations. I can’t wait to meet you and to share my culture and language, Portuguese, with you!

Fluentella Facts about Daniel:

Nationality: Brazilian

Qualifications: AA in Economics, BA in Accounting, Brazilian CPA

Interested in: Improving my Chinese

Life motto: Work hard until your good is great and your great is greater.

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What people are saying about daniel

 

 

“I like the classes and the teacher, the classes are very varied in many ways and the teacher always tries to do something different like activities on the court, group activity, and other cool things. I enjoy it a lot.”

Caio Noronha, student – Brazil

A great professional with even better teaching, easy-to-understand language-speaking classes for those who really want to speak the language.”

Pedro Perroud, student – Brazil

Julie: Head French Teacher

Hello! My name is Julie. I am originally from Volmerange-les-mines, a little village in the North East of France. I live on the border of Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany so I have always been in contact with different languages. I have a Master’s degree in Education so I know what kind of lessons you need to achieve your goals. I have been teaching children as well as adults, from beginners to advanced levels. Both online and face to face. What I love about teaching French is meeting a variety of students I can help and communicate with. Thanks to my Bachelor’s degree in Drama and my creativity, my French classes are interactive and fun!

Fluentella Facts about Julie:

Nationality: French

Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Arts, Masters in Education

Interested in: Luxembourgish

Life motto: Follow your dreams, they know the way.

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What people are saying about JULIE

 

 

“I’ve been taking classes with Julie for a while and I would say that Julie is an amazing teacher. Our lessons are based on conversation which is what I need the most to improve my fluency and my confidence so I would say also that our lessons are tailored on my specific needs. The lessons are engaging and I appreciate Julie’s informal style because it makes me feel at ease.
At the end of the lesson I always get a summary of the topics we talked about over the lesson with all the tips and corrections Julie made which is really useful.”
Fulvio, current student – Italy

Nana: Head isiZulu Teacher

Hi! My name is Nana Giyose. I am from Durban, South Africa, and fluent in English as well as Isi-Zulu. I am a 3rd year Music and Performance Study major at the University of KZN who is passionate about teaching. I opened a Pre-School in 2012 focusing on early childhood development; which ignited my love for languages. I am TEFL/TESL certified and enjoy facilitating growth in all my students.

Fluentella Facts about Nana:

Nationality: South African

Qualifications: TEFL/ TESOL Certification

Interested in learning: French

Life motto: Never leave anything for tomorrow because tomorrow has it’s own problems.

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What people are saying about NANA

 

 

“Nana has an excellent approach towards children. I observed her while she was teaching children from 0 – 5 years. Her methods are very inclusive, enthusiastic and she manages to switch from isiZulu to English very effortlessly. Her love for teaching and people is evident in the progress she has with her students.”

Xolile Mbatha, former co-worker – South Africa

“Nana is an enthusiastic teacher, truly heaven sent. She was there for me during my final year of high school assisting me through all the pressures of being in my final school year. She stood out as an educator and our lessons were always pleasant and fun. Nana would always thrive to get the best out of me and that work ethic filtered through to my other subjects. She is truly a star!”

Seluleko Bhengu, former student – South Africa

 

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