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Sonia B.

Gaithersburg, MD

$60/hour

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Centro Ensino Universitário de Brasilia
Geography
Universidade de Brasilia
Master's
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C
PhD

Education

Centro Ensino Universitário de Brasilia (Geography)

Universidade de Brasilia (Master's)

The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C (PhD)

About Sonia

I am a retired professor of Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Geography with an emphasis on Religion and space. I have also been teaching Brazilian Portuguese with an emphasis on the cultural, historical and political elements of that language. I have taught face-to-face and online, and I have always received high marks from my students. I have lived and taught in different countries, so I am very at easy with cultural diversity.

I hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology from The Catholic University of America, and I have been teaching and doing research on Cultural Anthropology for many years.

I am a native Portuguese speaker (from Brazil).

I have been professor of Geography of Religions and of Cultural Anthropology for many years. I have a substantial body of research on the relation between Space and religion.

I am very enthusiastic about teaching and I like the contact with different peoples and different cultures. I have a good temperament and I do not demand more than student are able to offer. I am very flexible regarding human interaction, but I am also very serious on my teaching.
I am a retired professor of Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Geography with an emphasis on Religion and space. I have also been teaching Brazilian Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20878
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
Language:
Portuguese

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Anthropology

I hold a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Socio-Cultural Anthropology. I have been an Anthropology professor for many years, both in Brazil and in the US. At present, I am teaching as an Adjunct Faculty at UMUC.

My areas of studies have been related to issues of Religion and Space. I am well versed on sociological/anthropological/geographical theories about Religion and have practical experience in studying some specific religions in the field. I can teach about Religion in general, and also Neo-Pentecostalism in Brazil, Judaism in Brazil, Santeria in Brazil.

Portuguese

I am a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker. I also have experience in teaching Brazilian culture/language to US Diplomats.

I am not an expert in Grammar, but I have been having success with my method of teaching the language through cultural knowledge.

I have been a university professor for many years, both in the USA and in Brazil. I am both a Geographer (undergraduate studies) and an Anthropologist (Ph.D. in socio-cultural).

Religion

As a Cultural Anthropologist and Cultural Geographer, I have been studying Religion (as a general concept) and specific religions as they relate to the cultures of different places. I have taught Geography of Religions for years, and also Introduction to Cultural Anthropology in universities in Brazil and the US.

I have a three areas of interest/research in religion: Neo-Evagelism in Brazil, Judaism in Brazil and Israel, as well as Islam in general terms. I am also versed on the basics of Hinduism, Buddhism, Santeria in Brazil, and native religions in the Amazon.

Centro Ensino Universitário de Brasilia
Geography
Universidade de Brasilia
Master's
The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C
PhD

Education

Centro Ensino Universitário de Brasilia (Geography)

Universidade de Brasilia (Master's)

The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sonia will travel within 20 miles of Gaithersburg, MD 20878.