The origin of our services goes back 17 years ago, when while living in Oklahoma, USA, our director (Jairo Ternera) had the opportunity to work as a Spanish tutor. Before returning to Colombia, Jairo attained his TEFL/TESL certificate. Now we are a group of certified teachers who aim at helping our students in the best possible way.
We start teaching English to executives and college students in Bogota, both for General English and for test preparation - TOEFL, PET, IELTS.
Our teaching staff increases to 4, all of them with living experience in English-speaking countries and in teaching. We start offering SAT preparation.
Now we are 12 teachers in Bogotá and we open the MET and TOEIC courses. Get Ready! is registered as a Trade Mark.
Now, with 15 teachers in Bogotá, the GMAT and GRE courses are opened, covering both components of the tests - Verbal y Quantitative.
Get Ready! opens a branch in and starts using WIZIQ and SKYPE to offer online courses. We have taught online classes in other Colombian cities, e.g. Cali, Barranquilla,and Popayán, and abroad in countries such as United States, England, Luxemburg, and Germany.
Get Ready! is registered as a brand in the field and we open a French program.
Get Ready! S.A.S. is registered in the Chamber of Commerce. In Bogotá we have students from the biggest Universities - Los Andes, Javeriana, Rosario, Externado, etc. - and well-known companies as Gemalto, Michelin, Casa Luker, etc. In Medellín we have students from EAFIT, Colegiatura, Escuela de Ingenieros, etc. and companies as EPM and Bancolombia.
Now we are 10 teachers who have decided to dedicate our lives to the teaching of languages and hence, collaborate with whom require English and/or French to advance both personally and professionally.
Our excellent results and the trust our students have in our courses, have positioned us as one of the best test preparation centers in Colombia.
We open a new branch aimed at the procurement of sports scholarships, Get Ready! Scholarships.
We now have an agreement with In Other Words and can register candidates to take the TOEIC test.
We collaborate with HULT International Business School and Get Ready! starts handling GMAT Workshops at HULT's recruiting events. We achieve a record of more than 700 students who got the scores they were looking for.
We start working together with The University of Oklahoma, OU, in order to offer Colombian students the opportunity of pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate studies at this recognized university.
Always seeking to grow and widen our knowledge, Jairo commences a Master in TESOL (Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Oklahoma. This program will end in 2018, but we are already incorporing this new knowledge into our courses.
Due to the high increase in the demand of our courses from students outside Bogotá, teachers who are residing in other cities, and factors such as Bogota's traffic, most of our processes are online, using our platform in Zoom.