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If I could give Marcela 5 stars, it still wouldn’t be enough! I feel so fortunate to have found Marcela, whose knowledge and love for Argentina made my transition seamless. She has a depth of knowledge, experience, and resources unlike other TEFL and English as a second language instructors. Her passion for teaching and sharing… Continue reading Abby Alfaro

Abby Alfaro

I took a TEFL course with Marcela and she was a wonderful asset to the class. She was a fellow peer in the class, yet she taught me more about teaching English than the instructor did. Marcela has many assets that set her apart from most other teachers that I have met. Firstly, she has… Continue reading Caroline Chizek

Caroline Chizek

I was so fortunate to share a class with Marcela. She’s not only immediately approachable, she has a depth of knowledge in English and Spanish. Marcela told me early on in my training, “If you are bored teaching, your students were bored 30 minutes ago.” This really stuck with, and with her help I learned… Continue reading Jared Glaser

Jared Glaser

 

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I was so fortunate to share a class with Marcela. She’s not only immediately approachable, she has a depth of knowledge in English and Spanish. Marcela told me early on in my training, “If you are bored teaching, your students were bored 30 minutes ago.” This really stuck with, and with her help I learned how to lead fun and engaging classes, not just for my students but for myself as well. Enjoying your work is crucial for teaching, and most TEFL courses never teach this aspect. I have taught young children and retirees, absolute beginners and those who are nearly fluent, and I have utilized Marcela’s
techniques, activities, and games with each and every one of my students. I feel proud when a student is laughing and genuinely enjoying class, and I owe it in large part to what I learned from Marcela.
On top of teaching, Marcela knows Buenos Aires. If you need advice on where to live, shop, or travel, Marcela can be your guide. Whether it’s a parilla or where to buy remeras when the tintería loses your clothes, you can be assured that Marcela knows a place. This is something other TEFL courses will not provide.

Jared Glaser

I took a TEFL course with Marcela and she was a wonderful asset to the class. She was a fellow peer in the class, yet she taught me more about teaching English than the instructor did. Marcela has many assets that set her apart from most other teachers that I have met. Firstly, she has many years of experience as a professional teacher. As a result, she has accrued an arsenal of physical materials (posters, textbooks, games, etc) and an ability to deliver clear, concise academic material. Because of her comprehensive pedagogical knowledge, she always has many suggestions and materials to offer whether you are teaching beginner or advanced students. Secondly, she is truly dedicated to giving her students an enjoyable and well-rounded learning experience. She will go to great lengths to accommodate all students’ learning strengths and weaknesses. Lastly, she is very eager to help her students and peers with any questions that they have about academics or the city of Buenos Aires itself. For example, I texted her one night asking for suggestions on teaching the present perfect tense and she came into class the next day with games, websites, and excerpts from a textbook that I could use. She really goes above and beyond to help her peers. I was very lucky to have the chance to work with her.

Caroline Chizek