Profession: I am an ESL teacher (private, in-school, in-company, online) and freelance translator for a variety of client-companies around the world.
Teaching Experience: I have worked as an ESL teacher, translator and interpreter in both Canada and Brazil, as well as for renowned multinationals from around the world. I’ve enjoyed teaching all ESL levels, from pre-school through high school, university prep, post-graduate seminars, and on to top executives.
I’ve prepared students for the TOEFL, IELTS and TOEIC exams as well as the Cambridge FCE, CAE and FCE. I’ve been working with the Michigan MET exam as teacher and proctor, applying the actual exams in Brazil.
Interests: A native of Canada, born and raised, I currently reside in Brazil and I’m loving every minute of it. As an ESL teacher with over 25 years of teaching experience, including literally thousands of hours of conversation classes, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to meet innumerable eager, engaged and curious students. I’ve been able to help them realize their goal of learning, speaking, truly communicating in English. I can’t wait to help you, too.
Education: I have a Master of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada, where my academic pursuits centered on Language Studies and English Literature.
I have been further presented, with distinction, the Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English by the London Chamber of Commerce International Examinations Board (LCCIEB), through the British Council.
Spoken Languages: English (Native), Portuguese (Fluent), Spanish (Basic), French (Basic)