Ian Perez

44 ratings
Ian Perez, instructor at Berges Institute

A recent transplant from Puerto Rico, where he was born and has lived for most of his life, Ian now lives in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.

A graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, Ian recently obtained an M.A. on Translation. In 2006, he was awarded a B.A. on Information and Journalism. In addition to teaching, he works as a freelance translator and editor, working with legal, political, and creative documents and translating them from English to Spanish or vice-versa. Past and present clients include consulting firms, political groups, comic-book creators, and churches.

Ian also worked with the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign on three different locations, and as a college student he was selected, as part of the Puerto Rico Córdova Fernós Program, to travel to Washington, D.C., where he worked for then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as an intern. He has also worked with The Princeton Review, helping high schoolers prepare for the SAT, an experience that taught him skills he continues to use to this date.

When not working, Ian spends much of his time reading genre novels and comic books, writing critically about TV shows, and wishing he could play with all the dogs.

Upcoming Courses with Ian

Level 3 (Code OL-0131D)

2022-01-31 - 2022-04-04
Mon 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CT

Level 2 (Code OL-0216C)

2022-02-16 - 2022-04-20
Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Student Ratings

  Michael Slade | Online | 10/2/2021
Ian was an excellent instructor, ensuring that we understood the material. He regularly gave illustrative examples to further clarify nuances in the language.

  Jasmine Braithwaite | Online | 7/26/2021
I had the pleasure of taking both level 1 and level 2 with instructor Ian Perez. Ian is very knowledgeable and always explained the material is an easy to understand manner. He created a nice balance of presenting course material and giving students an opportunity to practice/demonstrate what was learned. Ian was consistently pleasant and had a nice sense of humor which made the class all the more enjoyable.

  Kim Herrera | Online | 5/4/2021
Ian is a wonderful teacher. He is able to clearly explain why we use a specific tense. Plus the notes he gives are a huge help to studying.
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