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English: Tailored Programs For All Levels

Teacher: Iris Esquivel (Montreal)

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Hourly rates:
1 student: CAD $25.00
2 students: CAD $18.00
3+ students: CAD $12.00
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English: Tailored Programs For All Levels

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Course description:

English! I believe in creating individualised programs that will fit unique learners; no two people learn the same way! I offer intensive courses where multidisciplinary teaching strategies are used to optimise results and have fun at the same time!

Anglais! Je crois en la création de programmes personnalisés qui répondront aux besoins des apprenants uniques. Je vous propose des cours intensifs où les stratégies d'enseignement multidisciplinaire sont utilisés pour optimiser les résultats et avoir du plaisir en même temps !

Inglés! Yo creo en la creación de programas individualizados que se ajusten a los alumnos; no hay dos personas que aprenden de la misma manera! Ofrezco cursos intensivos donde se utilizan estrategias de enseñanza para optimizar resultados y divertirse!

Teaching approach:

I tailor each lesson to fit unique students. I assess in our first encounter what your strengths and weaknesses are and develop a plan with you to address your linguistic needs. By narrowing the program down to an individual focus, we will get much more done and in a lot less time.

Course program:

Meeting 1 and 2: Used to meet student and both formally and informally assess written language, verbal, and comprehension.
An individual program for each student is divided and every three weeks there will be an assessment.
I use many games and interactive activities to help students learn and engrain information.

Places where you can take this course:

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Hourly rates:

1 student:CAD $25.00*
2 students:CAD $18.00 per student*
3+ students:CAD $12.00 per student*

* Plus CAD $5.00 administration fee per class (per student)
* Single-class purchase fee: CAD $5.00 (per student)

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In person: 60, 90, 120, 180 minutes

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Iris Esquivel

City / Country of origin: Montreal, Canada

Mother language: English

Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish


Hello! My name is Iris, a Montreal native currently studying at McGill University in the Education program. I have experience teaching English as a second language both in my home country and in other parts of the world, like Germany and Spain. I am patient, energetic, and have a lot of tricks up my sleeve to help all kinds of learners target their language goals and retain information. I believe that no two people learn the same, and that is why I strongly believe in creating a program that will fit your needs and interests. Whether you are a beginner, or would like to perfect your English skills, I know that together we can do it. Looking forward to hearing from you :)


Baccalaureate degree in Education from McGill University, 2017.
DEC in Child Studies from Dawson College, 2013.


English instructor at Saint Monica's Elementary School in Montreal, Canada for grades K-6.

Private family English tutor for three children in Madrid, Spain.

English teacher for small groups of adults (3-10) ages 18+ in Berlin, Germany.

Field experience at Dunrae Gardens Elementary in Montreal, Canada teaching English and Math for grade 5.

Volunteer at Community Center Tyndale St. George's as English and Math tutor in Montreal, Canada for grades K-6.

Courses by this teacher:

Learn English: English: Tailored Programs For All Levels

Proficiency level

Your English proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:

A1 - Beginner:

  • Understands familiar English expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
  • Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
  • Can hold a simple conversation in English if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 - Elementary:

  • Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
  • Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.

B1 - Intermediate:

  • Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where English is spoken.
  • Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 - Independent:

  • Understands the main ideas of complex English text on both concrete and abstract topics.
  • Interaction with native English speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.

C1 - Advanced:

  • Understands a wide range of demanding, longer English texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use English flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.

C2 - Proficient:

  • Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in English.
  • Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
  • Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.

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