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