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Joe L.

Joe Brazil is a good kind of different kind of guy.

Joe Brazil is a good kind of different kind of guy.

$35/hour

  • Gainesville, FL 32607

About Joe


Bio

When I was an undergraduate and planning a career in politics, I had several internships that allowed for observation and involvement with the economics of the democratic process. I decided to become a teacher, instead, and have planned ever since to be able to teach at a university level. Along the way I have learned how to teach first, and am now working on how to research at the highest level.

I moved to Brazil in 1996 and began teaching ESL. I have taught and tutored at several...

When I was an undergraduate and planning a career in politics, I had several internships that allowed for observation and involvement with the economics of the democratic process. I decided to become a teacher, instead, and have planned ever since to be able to teach at a university level. Along the way I have learned how to teach first, and am now working on how to research at the highest level.

I moved to Brazil in 1996 and began teaching ESL. I have taught and tutored at several levels of instruction, as well as class sizes and levels of student demand since. I love teaching and tutoring because it offers a guarantee for variety and variation and unexpected learning opportunity. Even if a class teaches the same material to two different learners, the social and personal interaction of all the class members invariably results in a different experience every time, and every day. As a teacher and a tutor, I'm afforded the privilege to give my best effort towards helping others learn and grow and prosper, and the more I give of myself towards helping others prosper, the more I learn, myself.

I've taught ESL/ESOL for 20 years. I've learned multiple methods and am able to apply various strategies towards language learning. I've tutored hundreds of students who I now consider friends, of whom I'm proud for their abilities to work towards and achieve their objectives with respect to their language, professional, and personal skills.

I'm self-taught in Portuguese and completed a Master's degree, published a Master's degree thesis, and raise two kids with my wife in our Portuguese-speaking home. I can sing, act, public speak, coach, teach, and learn in Portuguese as if it were my native language.

I learned Spanish in the classroom over 10+ years. While living in southern Brazil and now Florida, I've taken classroom excellence into real-life conversation, maintaining friendships, social, and professional relationships strictly in Spanish. I know Spanish from Spain, Argentina, Uruguay, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Florida.

I've been an athlete all my life. I began Capoeira in 1999 and have earned an instructor's belt, the 5th along the path towards the "master's" belt. Yoga and Martial Arts helped me survive a near-fatal car accident in 2003, and coaching Football and Soccer have helped me translate teaching experience into teaching Capoeira in a unique and fulfilling manner for all involved.

It'll be my pleasure to help you. It'll be my honor to see and support how you succeed.

All the best :D


Education

(Attended) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Political Science
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Masters
Attending University of Florida
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Joe hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

AP Spanish through high school, graduate level Spanish as an undergrad, 15+ yrs living in Brasil speaking with friends from Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Peru. 2+ years here in Florida speaking with friends from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and more.
ESL/ESOL, Portuguese

English

ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

AP Spanish through high school, graduate level Spanish as an undergrad, 15+ yrs living in Brasil speaking with friends from Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Peru. 2+ years here in Florida speaking with friends from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and more.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

AP Spanish through high school, graduate level Spanish as an undergrad, 15+ yrs living in Brasil speaking with friends from Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Peru. 2+ years here in Florida speaking with friends from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and more.
ESL/ESOL, Portuguese

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

AP Spanish through high school, graduate level Spanish as an undergrad, 15+ yrs living in Brasil speaking with friends from Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Peru. 2+ years here in Florida speaking with friends from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and more.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

AP Spanish through high school, graduate level Spanish as an undergrad, 15+ yrs living in Brasil speaking with friends from Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and Peru. 2+ years here in Florida speaking with friends from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and more.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math

$35/hour

Joe L.

$35/hour

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