About

Melissa Guarino

Our language specialist

From being the kid who never took English lessons to becoming director of studies in the largest language school in Canada, Melissa Guarino’s journey is anything but ordinary.

She found her love of English while attending high-school in Australia. Fast-forward a couple of years, she landed her first teaching gig while she attended university to become a journalist. The truth is that she found her vocation and never left the industry.

Today, Mel holds a CELTA (Certificate in teaching adults) and a certificate in proficiency in English, both issued by the University of Cambridge, besides an IELTS. She has also written textbooks and assessments for teenagers and adults, including a series for air-traffic controllers in Brazil. 

Qualifications

  • Certificate in English Language Teaching Adults (CELTA) – University of Cambridge – pass with grade A
  • Certificate in Proficiency in English (CPE) – Cambridge ESOL Examinations
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – Band 8.5
  • BA in Journalism – UMESP
  • Certificate in Creative, Critical and Design Thinking – McMaster University

vspoke language

We offer bespoke language learning solutions that fit your needs and your life.

From the initial assessment on, our learning programs are tailor-made for each one of our students based on their goals, commitment and timeframe.

How it works

Our classes are delivered online using a video-conference platform, such as zoom; google hangouts; skype. Class files are shared with students on Google Classroom and Google Drive.

One size doesn’t fit all. Our students have access to a personalized study plan, ongoing support and curated materials.

Our solutions

Business English

Common interactions such as phone calls and emails, meetings and presentations, as well as specific vocabulary and grammar points.

General English

Language to help you communicate: everyday interactions, leisure and travel in general. The English we speak.

Test Prep

Preparation classes for international language tests, such as IELTS, CELPIP and Cambridge. Focus on the four skills, vocabulary acquisition and test-taking strategy.

Our clients

We have worked with private clients and companies such as Hyatt Hotels, Fram Automotive Filters, Officecomm public relations, Pailon Visual Communications and Google.

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