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Edwin
« Perfect! Thanks again Alexandra -- you were really helpful, quick to respond... More »
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Edwin
« Perfect! Thanks again Alexandra -- you were really helpful, quick to respond and flexible. Really appreciated, will definitely recommend and use again! »
£35/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Alexandra
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Portuguese
Levels
  • All Levels

Dedicated Portuguese teacher with 6 years' experience offering lessons in person or online

Methodology

I always plan the lessons before, focused on the students' difficulties. I provide speaking, writing and listening exercises, in addition to homework. My creative methods have made my tutees improved in an extraordinary way.

Experience

Dear All,

I did my BSc in Biomedical Engineering at University of Minho, Portugal. I have just completed my MSc Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College London and I am currently a PhD student at UCL/Imperial. I am working in cancer research in a project that involves medicine, chemistry and other challenging subjects.
I have been teaching for the past 6 years. I taught maths and science to children with learning problems for 3 years in Braga, Portugal. I have also done volunteer work with children for 3 months in Greece. I was teaching them English, helping them with the sports and monitoring them during the rest of the day.
I have experience not only teaching children but also adults. Currently, I am teaching Portuguese to 2 adults, beginner and advanced levels. Given the circumstances, we are having classes via Skype and it is working very well. In addition, I am a teacher assistant at UCL and Imperial College London, where I teach Design and Professional Skills, Engineering in Medicine and Bioinformatics.
I can offer both in-person and Skype lessons, and I will be more than happy negotiating the price to the benefit of both.
Please get back to me if you have any questions. Thank you so much for your time.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £35/h
Lessons offered by Alexandra
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Portuguese
Levels
  • All Levels

Alexandra's CV

EDUCATION
PhD in Medical Physics & Bioengineering
December 2019-December 2023 (University College London, London, United
Kingdom)
• Currently completing my 1st year in a project that consists of studying the pathological effects of calcium in cardiac cells.
• For this I am carrying out experiences in different cells, such as human smooth muscle cells and vascular interstitial cardiac cells. I will carry out imaging on confocal microscope, SEM and TEM.

MSc Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering) | Result: Merit
October 2018-September 2019 (Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom)
• Key modules: Tissue Engineering, Biomaterials, Physiology.
• Thesis project focused on Microneedle arrays for personalized cancer treatment.
This consists of creating a device using CAD software, 3D printing and materials
processing.
• First class grade on a module involving technical presentations on academic papers.
Completed coursework on the legal certification of medical devices.

BSc Biomedical Engineering | Result: 77% (Distinction)
September 2015-June 2018 (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal)
• Key Modules: Physics, Maths, Medicine, Biology, Chemistry.
• Relevant coursework: “Therapeutic Nanotechnologies” (First class honours (1st)).
“Intelligent Materials” (First class honours (1st)). “Nanocellulose Hydrogels for Tumor Mimicry” (First class
honours (1st)).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Portuguese tutor
October 2018 – Present
• Tutoring Portuguese to adults demonstrates my teaching aptitudes, communication, patience and strong interpersonal skills.
• As part of this, I have developed the skills necessary to create lesson plans as well as to assess the student’s learning skills and weakness areas to ensure ongoing progress of my tutees.
Technical skills tutor
December 2015 – June 2018
• Tutoring chemistry, mathematics and biology to children with learning problems.
• An experience that taught me to manage challenging behaviour.

English translator | Unitemps
June 2020 – July 2020
• Help the UCL Ventura team with translation from English to Portuguese.
• Translation of technical documents involving designs and manufacturing.
• Proofreading and cross-checking final documents.
• Auto translation of a technical video.
• Transcribing audio and translation of a complete webinar.

Technical skills tutor
December 2015 – June 2018
• Tutoring chemistry, mathematics and biology to children with learning problems.
• An experience that taught me to manage challenging behaviour.

AIESEC | Volunteer tutor
June 2017 – August 2017 (Thassos, Greece)
• Worked in a summer camp with children from 4 to 16 years old.
• Taught them English and helped them with daily tasks. As part of this I submerged
myself in stimulating group discussions as well as provided leadership and guidance
to the children.
• This opportunity allowed me to improve on a personal and professional level, having
a social impact, by being part of a foreign community. It also allowed me to gain practical hands-on experience in working as part of a team.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Imperial College London | Representative
October 2018 – September 2019
• Representative for the Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering stream.
• Collected students opinion and feedback and discuss them with relevant staff.
• Suggested changes to the programme.
• Met with other departments to solve raised issues.
AIESEC | 1st line member June 2017 – March 2018
AIESEC is a global youth-led organisation that facilitates cross-cultural exchanges to activate leadership qualities in youth.
• Worked in the Outgoing Global Volunteer department. The main job was to guide the student from start to finish. That included helping students to find a suitable project, meeting with them to prepare them for the experience and track their
progress while there. Once they were back, a reintegration program was also given.
• every day had to prepare presentations and search for different projects. Ten
meetings a week on average.
• Developed public speaking skills.

Hospital of Braga | Volunteer
2016 – 2018 (Braga, Portugal)
• Worked in the Internal Medicine Department.
• Helped to feed the patients and spending time with them.
• Organized events at the hospital.
• Improved overall mental health by helping others.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND INTERESTS
• Languages: Portuguese (proficient user) English (proficient user)
Spanish (independent user) Galician (independent user) Greek (basic user)
• Babysitter and tutor in London, United Kingdom.
• Captain of the Cheerleading team (Imperial College London).
• Member of the Election Commission of the Biomedical Engineering Students
Department (University of Minho, Braga, Portugal).
• Captain of a basketball team for 8 years (Bragança, Portugal).
• Elected delegate in High School.
Technical Skills
• CAD (tinkercad)
• TOF-SIMS
• Laser cutter
• 3D printing (Ultimaker, SLA)
• SEM
• MatLab
• Cell culture
• Fluorescence microscopy
• Film microscopy
• IHC/ICC/IF

2 reviews on Alexandra
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
E
Edwin

Perfect! Thanks again Alexandra -- you were really helpful, quick to respond and flexible. Really appreciated, will definitely recommend and use again!

Alexandra's response

On-time, good communication. Very reliable

1 recommendation

C
Christophe

I highly recommend Alexandra Abreu as a tutor for Superprof. As a non-portuguese speaker with no initial familiarity to the language, I had a the pleasure of being taught by Alexandra in a wonderful, methodical and enjoyable way.

Alexandra and I had a wonderful rapport. Her ability to facilitate the learning process of hard concepts truly makes her a superior teacher. She has a very positive attitude, which I personally found very encouraging at times where I struggled to move forward in Portuguese. What I mostly appreciated about her lessons is the fact that she teaches true native Portuguese that is spoken and written in Portugal as opposed to the Brazilian Portuguese that is more commonly found on websites or taught by teachers. I would recommend her to anyone with no hesitation.

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