As an ESL teacher, my classes follow the communicative approach, taking the language's function and register into account when building a meaningful learning environment. I have been a private tutor for the last 5 years therefore I am used to adapting materials to best fit my student's goals and needs.
I am a certified CELTA teacher with a BEd in English and Portuguese. My seven years of teaching experience have allowed me to work with multiple backgrounds, age groups (05-60) and language levels (A1 - C1).
I am also passionate about literature. I was a researcher under the Scientific Initiation program at my university studying ‘The Lexis of Desire in the works of Hilda Hilst and Charles Bukowski’ which was funded by CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development). This led me to present the results at a national congress, an international symposium, and being invited to give a lecture at a literature event at my university.
EFL PRIVATE TUTOR, LONDON, UK & SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — 2015-PRESENT
I organised and taught two-hour one-on-one classes for adults, ranging from A1 to C1. Applying placement tests and personalising materials were part of my routine to achieve student’s needs. I taught both face-to-face and online classes. I helped students grow in their careers, gain the confidence to speak to natives in their professional settings, achieve specific scores on tests, and attain personal dreams of working and studying outside Brazil.
EFL TEACHER, WINDSOR IDIOMAS; São Paulo, Brazil — 2015-2016
At Windsor Idiomas I organised and taught one-and-half hour classes mainly to adolescents, ranging from A2 to C1. I was also responsible for teaching preparation classes for the B1 Preliminary test (PET), in addition to giving private tutoring and support classes. Applying and correcting tests and assignments were expected of all teachers.
EFL TEACHER, CNA; São Paulo, Brazil— 2015
At CNA I organised and taught one hour and fifteen minutes classes to students ranging from 06-55, A1-C1. I was responsible for organising weekly events for students and parents. Applying and correcting tests every two months and weekly assignments and correcting web classes were expected of all teachers.
EFL TEACHER, UNITED UNS IDIOMAS; São Paulo, Brazil — 2013-2014
At United I organised and taught one and a half classes to adults (18-60). I taught General and Business English courses in addition to one-on-one tutoring. I was responsible for organising monthly events and trips related to the courses’ curriculum. During the last year that I taught at United, our branch was awarded the prize of "Best Branch" of the company.
ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, FMU University; São Paulo, Brazil — FEB- DEC 2018
I was a researcher under the Scientific Initiation program and funded by CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) under the PIBIC program (Technological and Scientific Program) to study "The Lexis of Desire in the works of Hilda Hilst and Charles Bukowski”, advised by Professor Isabel de Andrade Moliterno. I presented the partial results of my research at the 18th National Congress of Scientific Initiation (CONIC) and the 26th USP International Symposium of Undergraduate Research (SICUSP). Both participations resulted in the publication of my work at the congress proceedings of the events, which can be found at their websites under volume 6, 2018 (CONIC), and edition 26, 2018 (SICUSP).
Student Teaching & Practicum FMU University & FITO; São Paulo, Brazil — FEB 2018-JUN 2019
During the last semester, I taught two courses at my university: “Academic Writing and Reading” and “Basic English” for A1 students. I designed the curriculum of each course as well as twenty teaching plans, hand-outs, and class reports.
For my practicum experience, I observed English and Portuguese classes at a local school (FITO) for a year, leading to creating two class projects which were implemented during a semester in addition to writing reports about the experience.
Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (FMU), São Paulo, Brazil
BEd, English and Portuguese Linguistics and Literature 8.5/10
Centro Paula Souza (ETEC), São Paulo, Brazil
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English (C2)
São Paulo, Brazil 2019
CELTA - Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
São Paulo, Brazil 2015
ADDITIONAL SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND PROJECTS
Tools and technology: Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, Discord, Good classroom. MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook & Excel, Photoshop, macOS & Windows.
Project Management: Book Club MANACÁ, FMU University; Founder, meeting mediator and creative director.
Literature & Coffee, FMU University; Co-manager for a year, and creative director.
Public speaking: CONIC - 18th National Congress of Scientific Initiation (30 minutes).
SICUSP - 26th USP International Symposium of Undergraduate Research (20 minutes).
IX Semana de Letras FMU - Lecture about The Lexis of Desire in the works of Hilda Hilst and Charles Bukowski (60 minutes).
International experience: Lived in Ireland and São Paulo, Brazil.
Teacher Assistant (TA): "Written English Comprehension" and "English Morphosyntax II”. Subject-
related consultant and non-graded assignments’ reviser.
I was Natalia's student with the intent of improving communication abilities. I am an editor and the classes have been crucial for my career and personal's growth. The classes were well structured with themes that were engaging and fun.
Natalia has been essential in helping me prepare my dissertation. Her classes are tailor-made for me and are always very interactive, fun and educational. She is easy-going and friendly as well as being extremely knowledgeable about English as a foreign language. She has helped me immensely in achieving my goals.
Natalia was my private tutor for a couple of years. She was responsible for my language improvement which made me achieve some personal goals such as travelling and studying abroad for a month in Miami. Natalia was key for my confidence when dealing with native English speakers.
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