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Spanish 101


 with Daniel Dillon

short description:
I can help guide you through learning Spanish
long description:
if you would like to learn the basics of Spanish I can help guide you and
prepare you for conversations.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
Evenings and weekends
fee comments:
 session structure





Spanish 101

live session

I can help guide you through learning Spanish

1h 0m

total duration: 1h 0m over 1 session(s)
comments: n.a.

discussion forums: 1

languages: English
duration: 1h 0m
fee: 20US$  (200lp)
payment: at delivery
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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Daniel Dillon

description of :
I am an open minded and fair teacher and I expect students to be creative and thought provoking in the subject area.
Teacher's qualifications:
Toronto, Ontario                   Skype: daniel.dillon
To obtain a full-time or contract teaching position at an Ontario Secondary School
• Certified Teacher, Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), Canada
• Bachelor of Education, Intermediate/Secondary– History and Social Science
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (“OISE”), University of Toronto (2009)
• Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Sociology and International Development, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (2007).  Honours Thesis: Let Our Voices Be Heard: Students Attitudes towards School Uniforms.
Humanities and English Teacher, Colegio Alberto Einstein,
Quito, Ecuador, 2009 - current
• Taught International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum in the Middle Years Program
• Facilitated communication between teachers, parents and students as homeroom teacher for a grade nine class
• Focused on instilling key values in students such as open-mindedness and reflection
• Worked collaboratively with other MYP teachers to create engaging interdisciplinary units.
• Planned and taught interactive lessons which focused on critical thinking skills
• Evaluated student learning through authentic summative projects which enabled students to apply their knowledge and demonstrate their unique skills
• Differentiated instruction and made accommodations for students with diverse learning needs
English Teacher, YBM Private Academy and Sangji Elementary School (concurrent)
Daejeon, South Korea, 2007-2008

• Taught ESL curriculum to students from grade three to grade six
• Incorporated engaging hands-on activities such as board games and puzzles into lessons
• Developed a unique rewards system which engaged students and facilitated effective classroom management
• Evaluated and assessed student performance through oral and written tests
• Planned collaboratively with a Korean teacher at Sangji Elementary School in order to design student-appropriate lessons
• Team-taught weekly English lessons to students in grades three and six using the Daejeon Ministry of Education curriculum
• Enhanced English lessons using technology including computers, projectors, televisions, and the internet
• Triple A Online Workshop – MYP Professional Development (2010)
• MYP Workshop, Cross - Curricular Education (2010)
• Teacher’s Teaching Teachers Workshop (2010)
• MYP Workshop, Interdisciplinary Projects (2009)
• Professional Preparation Conference (2008)
• Safe Schools for All: Social Justice, Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping Education (2007)
Teacher Candidate, Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute (ECCI), Toronto District School Board (TDSB), Fall 2008
• Planned and taught Sociology lessons to grade eleven and twelve students​​
• Incorporated a variety of group-based learning strategies such as think-pair-share, graffiti, and jigsaw
• Differentiated instruction for high-risk students by incorporating images, audio and video clips, and graphic organizers into lessons

Teacher Candidate, A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, TDSB, Spring 2009
• Taught Grade 10 and 11 Social Studies and Grade 11 History
• Organized a field trip to the Royal Ontario Museum in order to deepen students’ learning of a  unit on Ancient Egypt
• Evaluated and assessed student performance through summative, formative, and diagnostic methods
Intern/Teacher Candidate, ECCI, TDSB, Spring 2009
• Developed and presented a “Gap Year” Seminar to inform students about opportunities to study and work abroad after high school
• Tutored students in an after-school homework club
• Worked as a classroom assistant in Grade 10 Math
• Conducted and supervised  extra-curricular activities with the Outdoor Adventure Club at ECCI in Toronto
• Coached baseball and track and field at Colegio Alberto Einstein
• Coached Los Chivos, a junior ice hockey team, in Quito, Ecuador
• Created public awareness of social and environmental issues in Nova Scotia as an Elected Board Member of Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) at Dalhousie
• Worked collaboratively to develop educational events on social issues as a member of Dalhousie’s International Development Education and Awareness Society (IDEAS)

• Coached many extracurricular teams, including ice hockey, baseball, and track and field
• Experienced in using technology to enhance student learning, including Smart Board, Ning Social Networking, LCD Projectors, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and the Internet
• Strong leadership ability, developed through teaching, coaching, fire-fighting and search-and-rescue volunteer work
• Speak and write Spanish at an intermediate level
• Highly organized, and skilled at coordinating people, events and activities
• Experienced in living and working internationally, and open to working with diverse groups of people
Photography, traveling and working abroad, snowboarding, surfing, cycling, public speaking, carpentry, gardening and environmentalism

's preferred teaching style:
I believe in engaging students in hands on learning and exploration methods even if it is via online. I feel students learn by doing and creating.

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