My Profile

Valerie Rodarte

Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

About Me

Current city:
Ciudad Juárez
Current country:
Mexico
Country of Citizenship:
Mexico
Age:
28

Introduction:

Born and raised in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua in México, I quickly developed English and writing skills since my childhood years and I am quite competent at teaching languages (Spanish and English) and creating compelling articles and stories.

I am a passionate teacher who loves to share her knowledge, as small as it can be, to help my students grow and improve their lives. As a non-native myself, I know how important it is to know English in this age of globalization and I always go to extra lengths to ensure that everything goes well in a class, and also in the well-being of my students. I know that English can literally change lives, and I want to bring a change to their paths for the best.

As I work mostly as a remote freelancer, I try to share some of my spare time outside and bring a more direct impact of my studies and work to people who can benefit from my major skills. I volunteer at two childcare centers - an orphanage and a boarding house for underprivileged children - and I've developed skills in lesson planning and childcare in there.

Thanks to these, and other significant educational experiences at my other workplaces, I've become a patient, yet playful teacher who loves to make students have fun and learn while playing. I believe that all kinds of learning must be meaningful in all matters - that is, applicable to all life instances - and I've designed games and activities for that matter.

I'm a team player and I always get sure that my superiors and coworker are proud of me through my efforts and, of course, work quality. My lessons and attitude towards children are always driven by my only desire to make a change in their lives, and to all those surrounding them.

Education

The TEFL Academy

30-Hour Business English Certification

December 2019

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

BA in Hispanic-Mexican Literature

May 2014

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

BA in Hispanic-Mexican Literature

May 2014

Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez

MA in Literature Studies

May 2017

The TEFL Academy

Qualifi Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

December 2019

Experiences

Literature Teacher

Universidad de Durango Campus Ciudad Juárez High School

August 2017 to December 2017

Worked as a literature teacher for high schoolers after I graduated from my MA. During my time here, I taught the basics of art, literature and reading skills, in addition to cursive writing, during my time here.

ESL Coach

LZone Café

June 2019 to June 2019

I volunteered as a private English coach in a small English café- academy in Busan, South Korea, assisting students with their language skills and helping them develop English conversation by means of cultural exchange.

Intern / Assistant ESL Teacher

Colegio León Tólstoi

April 2019 to July 2019

Worked as an intern for a private bilingual school in Ciudad Juárez in the role of an assistant English teacher. I was trained in the following: • Class management. • Curriculum development. • Lesson planning. • Childcare. I also assisted teachers during their classroom hours, replaced them when unavailable and looked after the children.

Volunteer ESL Teacher

Casa de Asís

January 2019 to Current

I currently work and assist underprivileged children in a local orphanage in Ciudad Juárez. My main duties involve assisting with homework and private English tuition. I also assist newcomers and/or underperforming children in order to enroll into their new school.

Volunteer ESL Teacher

Casa Zaragoza / Evangelina

August 2019 to Current

I currently work and assist underprivileged children in a local boarding house in Ciudad Juárez. My main duties include supporting middle schoolers with their homework and teaching them English. Thanks to the skills I developed in the TEFL Academy and during my experience in Colegio León Tólstoi, and which I applied in here, this is the first generation of middle schoolers that has acquired actual English skills in years.

Quiz Writer

Moka Media

July 2017 to September 2018

Worked as the main quiz designer and writer for a Chinese Facebook entertainment site. I created dozens of quizzes that went viral in several social media platforms.

Copy Editor

Go Overseas

September 2018 to Current

I edit and upload content for Go Overseas, and sometimes work as a personal virtual assistant in charge of managing some content

Translator

CodeBerry School of Programming

March 2017 to January 2020

I served as one of CodeBerry Programming School’s official translators for their curriculum and website. Thanks to this job, I’ve acquired some knowledge on programming.

Spanish Teacher & Curriculum Writer

DuunoKid

September 2018 to Current

I work as an online Spanish (sometimes English) teacher online, teaching kids as young as 4 through the innovative approach and materials developed by the company. I also assist in the creation of the weekly curriculum and oversee the development of the English and Spanish lessons.

Skills

creative writing essay/academic writing video editing photoshop working with children knowledge of different games and kids activities translation - english/spanish lesson planning proficient with microsoft word and powerpoint skilled at powerpoint for lessons

Languages

english spanish german russian japanese korean

Videos


My introduction video. I explain a bit about my educational background, how IRead More

Portfolio

My diploma photo.

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