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Darren
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Darren
« Perfect! Simone is the best! She is such a great teacher, and she has personalized my lessons to interest and motivate me to learn! »
$30/h
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Lessons offered by Simone
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Portuguese
  • Oral expression - Portuguese
  • Writing comprehension - Portuguese
  • Translation - Portuguese
  • Accent reduction - Portuguese
Levels
  • All Levels

Master in Education from Sao Paulo, more than 15 years teaching Portuguese for travel, business and children. Personalized lessons, based on your needs and proficiency with fast and efficient results.

Methodology

I use different techniques since as an Educator, I have studied a large array of teaching methodologies. However, I do believe in making my classes fun and interesting, so I incorporate music, songs, games, stories, videos, books, cartoons, etc.

Background

I moved to Brazil when I was 2 years old, grew up there and then immigrated to the U.S. in 2005. I have experienced the difficulties of learning a 2nd and 3rd language, from a student to an instructor perspective. In addition, I have a Masters degree from the School of Education at USP, the University of Sao Paulo, one of the top universities in Brazil. My experience teaching ranges from preschool, to travelers, to executives in small or large groups and one-to-one settings. I can customized learning materials according to your interests, your needs or your industry.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $20
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $18
Lessons offered by Simone
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Portuguese
  • Oral expression - Portuguese
  • Writing comprehension - Portuguese
  • Translation - Portuguese
  • Accent reduction - Portuguese
Levels
  • All Levels

Simone's resume

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

● Portuguese Language Private Tutor (2006-present),Los Angeles
Taught Business Professionals about Brazilian Portuguese Language and Culture, including Brazilian social and cultural norms and customs in preparation for the upcoming World Cup and Olympics.
Prepared lessons and programs based on the Brazilian General Education curriculum.
Created and delivered tailored programs and related materials to support students’ particular learning objectives.

● Berlitz Portuguese Language Instructor (2015-2016),Los Angeles
Created lessons tailored around student's abilities, learning preferences, and objectives.

● Cactus Language Training (2010 -2011), Los Angeles ​Private Tutor for DeVry University Executives
Designed and taught Portuguese Language online courses tailored to the needs and levels of various groups. Courses were designed to enhance knowledge of Brazilian language and culture, with focus on language skills related to specific business fields or goals.
Provided on one-on-one coaching with students, managed online student activities, assessed progress, maintained relevant records.
Researched new educational and multimedia technologies and teaching tools to apply to classes.


● Colegio Santa Cruz (1999 - 2005), S.P., Brazil
​Taught children (3-7 years old) how to read and write in Portuguese.
Planned and carried out daily activities of the preschool program, provided individualized care and teaching to each child to ensure eligibility for grade advancement.
Developed curriculum, creating teaching lessons, and oversaw curriculum implementation.
Developed and illustrated preschooler books as part of a customized teaching programs.


● Colegio Assuncao (1999 - 2005), S.P., Brazil ​
Preschool Teacher


● Casa Escola Ibeji (1999 - 2005), S.P., Brazil
​Teacher Assistant for Multi-age classes


EDUCATION ● El Camino College (15 units completed) 2016-2018
● Child Development Teacher Assistant Permit - CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing 2017
● Berlitz Teacher Preparation Course 2015
● Bachelor of Education (University of Sao Paulo - USP) 1992 – 1996
● Bachelor of Education (University of Sao Paulo - USP) 1992 – 1996

SKILLS

Fluent in Portuguese, Taiwanese and Conversational in Chinese Mandarin and Spanish.

The 2 reviews on Simone
  • 5/5

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Darren

Perfect! Simone is the best! She is such a great teacher, and she has personalized my lessons to interest and motivate me to learn!

1 recommendation

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Frank

Simone was my language teacher. Without her hard work and dedication I would never have learned how to speak Brazilian Portuguese. In a month, I was conversational. She was patient and took the time to make sure I was learning the right way. I highly recommend her to anyone.

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