Information About Edna - Bristol teacher - (4 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Edna:
Edna offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I am a Brazilian Portuguese teacher from Sao Paulo, and I would like to believe I am a fun person. I am married to an English man and we have a little daughter. I enjoy graphic design, visiting parks around England, meeting people and finding out what brings them joy.
As a professional, I like to find out more about my students because I understand that everyone learns in a different way. My thesis in university was based on Different Methods and Approaches in Language Learning and Teaching. For this reason, I use my authentic visual communicative resources to guide people in achieving their language goals, always considering what needs to be updated to their needs.
I am a bit of peacock when it refers to the resources I create for my Portuguese lessons. I have to say, I am quite proud of the work I do and of how much my students say they enjoy it. My students and I run sporadic direct and indirect course review and feedback to guarantee they are in the right path, with the right approach, advancing and enjoying the lessons.
I offer Free 30-min Trials for you to get to know me, my resources and my approaches.
Let me know if you have any special request for our sessions and I will try my best to help you. Get in contact with me! :)
I am a certified Portuguese teacher from Brazil. I have a Bachelor Degree in Teaching Portuguese and English from Universidade Metodista de Sāo Paulo and a Teaching Knowledge Test Certificate by the University of Cambridge.
I have been teaching for over 18 years and I have worked with students all ages, from China, United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Panama, among others. I teach Brazilian Portuguese on-line. I am fluent in English and have a very good understanding of the Spanish language, so I can help if you get confused with both languages during communication.
- Portuguese and English Teacher - **Removed By Admin**
2013 - present
Bristol United Kingdom
English and Brazilian Portuguese language tuition
- English as Foreign Language Teacher - Private Language School Inc.
2011 - 2011
Sāo Paulo Brazil
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- English as Foreign Language Teacher - CNA
2009 - 2011
Sāo Paulo Brazil
Managing English as a second language lessons Keeping every student’s learning progress database updated Providing students listening, written and spoken tools required to access the English language through dynamic classes in a Natural Communicative Approach
- English as Foreign Language Teacher - Fisk
2004 - 2009
Sāo Paulo Brazil
Managing English as a second language lessons Providing students listening, written and spoken tools required to access the English language through dynamic classes in a Natural Communicative Approach Providing Conversation and Multimedia Classes for students of all levels
I offer online private and group lessons between 9am and 9.30 pm… My lessons are extremely visual, communicative, fun and student focused.
We work with resources I prepare in advance, including a PowerPoint presentations with a variety of exercises (images, videos, music, anything that can help you advance in the language).
My students get the chance to meet other learners on virtual meetings weekly.
Lesson Packages include:
> Warm-up activity
> Speaking, listening, reading and writing exercises during and after sessions
> Dynamic Visual-Communicative resources copy sent to students
> Online games, flashcards and quizzes
> Teacher notes and homework at the end of every lesson with a copy of the material used during the lesson
> Google Classroom access to over 100+ videos, exercises, games and activities
> WhatsApp Language Exchange Group
> Virtual meetings may be offered with other students who want to chat and practice the language. It will depend on teacher’s and students’ availability. These meeting are optional, for those students who wish to meet other people who are also learning the language and want to pracitce it.
If you are worried about it being online, we make it feel as it would be in-person: during our sessions, you would:
- be able to follow everything we are studying on your screen, just like if we were in person with a book.
- write your answer and read my notes on Google Docs, just like you would if we were in person with your notebook and a whiteboard.
- if you prefer to do your homework on your notebook (paper and pen), you can still do it. All you will have to do is to take a picture and add to your Google Docs. This way I can read everything you have written, add commas, accent marks, check spelling and everything.
- If you wish to meet other people who are also learning the language, have a chat, practice the language, you will be have the choice to meet my other students every Friday evening for our Conversation Meet Ups or Game Nights, and you will be able to join our WhatsApp group to keep in touch with them.
if you worry you need to have listening exercises during your sessions, you will also have it with the resources I will have prepared for you.
As you can see, you will be able to practice all language skills with my sessions. I give you my word.
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Additional Languages: English (British), Portuguese, Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- City of Bristol College (2013) - Level 4 Award Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (2007) - Full Teaching Certification in Languages in English and Portuguese (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- University of Cambridge (2007) - Teaching Knowledge Tesct (Other) (✔ On File)
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The content is interesting and presented in an interactive way that keeps the student engaged with the lesson.
While I am still at the beginner level, so far the material has followed a logical roadmap of progression, with a new concept being introduced, expanded upon to solidify understanding before introducing the next topic. Additional learning resources and exercises are also available **E-mail Address Removed**classroom in addition to the standard course material that is taught.
Finally there is also the opportunity to engage with other students studying with Edna as well. This is totally optional but it gives people who want to engage with the other students the opportunity to work on their Portuguese by using it in actual conversation.
Overall I would highly recommend Edna. My feedback is from the perspective of someone just starting to learn as an absolute beginner and Edna has been a great tutor in helping me develop my knowledge of Portuguese.