I am a Portuguese and English teacher and I live in Brazil right now. I also had the opportunity to live four months in Argentina and four years in the USA. These experiences helped me to understand and deal with different cultures because, in both countries, I had contact with people from many countries.
As a teacher I think it is important to know about language acquisition and teaching methods, but it is also very important to understand the students´ cultures. I like to teach and I try to make my students feel comfortable to learn, speak and ask questions. I am very patient to explain the subjects as much as necessary. I am positive, optimist, creative, responsible and have a good sense of humor. These things are very important to provide to the students so they can feel more confident about themselves and that they are able to learn a language. The sense of humor can be used to make the classes more relaxed without losing the focus. When I was at IBM Brazil I had the opportunity to work as the innovation focal point, which helped me to improve my innovative ability as well. What I am looking for now is an environment where I can teach and have a positive impact on students´ ability to learn a language.
More than 10 years of experience teaching English and Portuguese.
Postgraduate in English Language Teaching Methodology/Faculdade São Luís–Sorocaba/SP/Brazil.
Graduate in English and Portuguese Language and Literature /UNIMEP–Piracicaba/SP/Brazil.
Experience: Teaching English classes: Wizard English School, ABC English School and Primary School and Private English Classes (Capivari), Colégio Butantã/EEPSG Fernão Dias Paes/EESG Ministro Costa Manso (São Paulo).
Teaching Portuguese classes: EEPSG Padre Fabiano J.M.de Camargo/EEPG Prof. Aldo Silveira (Capivari).
More background information: English as a Second Language - Harvard University Extension School (Cambridge/USA), Courses: “Listening and Speaking”, “Communication in Business”, “Intensive Integrated Skills” and “Academic Discussion”.
English as a Second Language Course - YMCA and Somerville Adult Education (Boston/USA).
I also have worked at IBM Brazil for 12 years.
I have a very strong interest in pursuing a teaching career, that is why I am interested in applying for an online tutor position. I have many years of teaching experience, in private/ public schools and also private classes. I believe that this experience combined with my passion can make a positive contribution to Verbalplanet. Managing the difference of abilities among my students proved a difficult, but gratifying challenge which helped me to enhance my teaching skills. As I have worked many years in a business environment, I believe it could be a positive contribution as well.
Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
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