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Carla S.

Austin, TX

$60/hour

Portuguese Tutor/lecturer

Background check passed as of 5/14/15
5.0 average from 2 ratings

$60/Hour


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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Portuguese
University of Connecticut- Storrs
Master's
University of Connecticut
Other

Education

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (Portuguese)

University of Connecticut- Storrs (Master's)

University of Connecticut (Other)

About Carla

Oi! I am a native Brazilian with a lot of passion for the Portuguese language and knowledge about Brazil. I am from Rio de Janeiro (thus, I do have a slight "carioca" accent), where I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelors in Portuguese and a minor in Literature. After 5 years teaching Portuguese in Brazil (I was the equivalent of a middle and high-school English teacher here in the U.S.), I moved to the U.S. and became both a Portuguese tutor and Portuguese lecturer in the state of Connecticut.

Some of the universities I have taught include Central Connecticut State University, Yale University, and University of Connecticut. I also have a Masters Degree in International Studies. In 2009 I became a certified Portuguese OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) tester for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. I currently work as the Brazil Center Coordinator for the University of Texas at Austin.

Teaching people - from all sorts of backgrounds - about Brazil's rich culture, diversity, issues, history, and beautiful language is extremely rewarding to me. What could be possibly better than interact with open-minded people interested in learning about my language, culture and people?? I have been really successful in guiding all my students through the rough path of language acquisition, for such a skill takes more than knowledge: it takes experience, command of modern and fun teaching techniques, and enthusiasm!

Education: B.A. Portuguese/Literature (UFRJ); M.A. International Studies (Concentration in Latin America)/Human Rights (UConn)

Subjects taught: Portuguese (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced); Portuguese as Heritage Language; Introduction to the Brazilian Culture; Portuguese for Spanish Speakers; Portuguese for Special Purposes (professional Portuguese); Literature of Portuguese Speaking Countries.


I should warn you: most my students 1)travel to Brazil after having classes with me wishing they would never return (some actually don't - because they chose not to, of course!); 2) fall in love (if they didn't already) with Brazilian music, food, and friendly people; 3) gain a slight "carioca" accent (I will tell you stories later); 4) decide to practice capoeira (Afro-Brazilian martial art), samba or the art of making great caipirinhas and/or pão-de-queijo...
Oi! I am a native Brazilian with a lot of passion for the Portuguese language and knowledge about Brazil. I am from Rio de Janeiro (thus, I do have a slight "carioca" accent), where I graduated in 1998 with a Bachelors in Portuguese and a minor in Literature. After 5 years teaching Portuguese in Brazil (I was the equivalent of a middle and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78759
Background Check: Passed
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Portuguese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Portuguese

B.A. in Portuguese, minor in Literature by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Oral Proficiency Interviewer (OPI) for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Portuguese Consultant for special assignments for the Defense Language Institute (US Dept of Defense)
Brazil Center Coordinator for the Teresa Lizano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at UT

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Portuguese
University of Connecticut- Storrs
Master's
University of Connecticut
Other

Education

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) (Portuguese)

University of Connecticut- Storrs (Master's)

University of Connecticut (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Carla will travel within 20 miles of Austin, TX 78759.