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I have a B.Ed in Education from the University of Hawaii (2000). I was a substitute teacher in the Honolulu School District for all grades and subjects for 12 years, 2 days a week. Many assignments were K-6th. I also have been a private tutor for K-6th students in Hawaii, Brazil, and Austria.
I currently tutor wonderful ESL students from China, Argentina, Korea, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Chile, and Brazil. Before moving to California, I tutored English full-time in Brazil for 8 months (July 2012 - February 2013). I teach all levels, from beginning to advanced -- in Brazil, many of my students were even studying to take the IELTS or the TOEFL, so we focused on the English skills needed for those tests. However, I teach ESL to all ages and for all purposes, from basic ESL for children to advanced Business English to business people.
I have a Bachelor's in Education and German (University of Hawaii, 2000) and a Master's in German (University of Hawaii, 2002).
I've lived in, worked in, and traveled in Brazil for many years. I possess a certificate in professional Portuguese from SENAC, Santos, Brazil. Having had a Brazilian partner and having 2 half-Brazilian children doesn't hurt! Because of my personal and professional ties with Brazil spanning over 2 decades, I speak, read, and write Portuguese with a near-native fluency. I even fool Brazilians! I love the Portuguese language and teaching it to my students. It's a beautiful and passionate language that's so much fun to learn/teach.
I've been proofreading professionally for the past 20+ years for Jordan Valley Heritage House publishing company, as well as for professors, doctors, grad students, and businesses. Highly attentive to detail, I take pride in helping others produce the most perfect finished product possible. I'm available for proofreading work or to teach proofreading to students.
I tutored and substitute taught in special education and special needs classrooms for 12 years for the Hawaii Department of Education. During that time I gained experience working with students with all types of special needs.
I have a Bachelor's in Education with coursework in speech. I have also worked with speech students as a substitute for the Hawaii Department of Education and as a tutor for the past 13 years.
I have a Bachelor's in Education from U.H. (2000), which included coursework in teaching time management and study skills, so I've been helping students in these areas for many years.
In May 2013, I completed a TMOSS (Time Management, Organization, and Study Skills) training program through MLC, so I'm armed with great new methods and materials to help students improve their time management, organization, and study skills.