I am interested in a tutoring oppportunity to help students to learn Portuguese and English as a Second Language. Being a 2001 graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil, I have extensive experience teaching Portuguese and ESL to children, adolescents and adults in different educational, social and cultural backgrounds. My passion and knowledge of such diversity led me to learn about how to be a global educator. For that, in 2011, I pursued a M.A in International Peace and Conflict Resolution where I expanded my knowledge of peace education, peer mediation and international education.
I have extensive experience tutoring students who need to learn a second language – Portuguese or English - for social, academic, personal and/or business needs. I quickly adapt and respond to students' specific needs while learning a foreign language and do my best to keep students' motivation and engagement in classes. Additionally, I have experience tutoring American born children of Brazilian families who speak Portuguese at home and receive education in English at school. For that, I fully engage with parents, children and teachers in order to respond to each one's individual needs.
It is my goal to combine my experience as a Foreign Language Teacher with my knowledge in diversity and ability to motivate in order to be an outstanding educator. In general, learning how to communicate in a foreign language is an empowering process at the same time that it is a personal challenge for students. I understand how empathy and respect for cultural identity can positively support such process. It would be my pleasure to share my enthusiasm with future students.
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