Hi guys , my name is Michael , and I have been living and working in São Paulo , Brasil , for the past 23 years , previously I lived for 30 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I´m a very proactive person, seeking to help students from all over the world , I have plenty of experience so I´m sure you wont be disappointed.
Because I was brought up in a multi-language environment I have spoken,since I was born, English and Spanish, and as I mentioned above, have been speaking Brazilian Portuguese for many years.
My bilingual education took place at Saint Andrews Scotts School, in Olivos, Argentina, where I spent 12 years at school . I took my Cambridge examinations at that institution. While working in Argentina, I gave English classes privately and in some schools.
When I arrived at Brazil, I initially started working in Fedex and also gave classes at Berlitz, in time I also worked in other international companies but always found time to give face to face classes either at schools or private classes.
With time I got to know São Paulo city from back to front, thanks to my sales manager position, and because of been able to visit and know so many companies I specialised in Business English / Spanish.
Currently I provide my "know how" to all type of professionals ,needing to improve their English/Spanish skills by means of Skype classes.
My approach is very simple , I offer a 15 or 30 minute trial class to any prospect , so he/she can evaluate me as their future teacher , but at the same time I can also detail out, a plan for that candidate in order to provide him/her what aspects have to be improved. Nevertheless I provide a tailor made class so that the most important needs can be dealt with, in order to improve and overcome, in a short period of time his/her difficulties.
I also like to carry out , "role plays" , in order to put the students in "real " situations that he/she may encounter , in their working environment or in cases of possible job interviews.
Don´t hesitate , have a trial class , so that we can start improving your English!
Well prepared. Great teaching style. Provides feedback and motivates to look at mistakes as opportunities to improve. Highly recommended.
Thank you. His approach was very stunning. His patience and personality were excellent and easy-going, which could enhance my internal motivation to learn English further. We had an active conversation during the lesson. Thanks