I am a Brazilian journalist based in Birmingham, UK, since 2011 with over a decade of experience teaching English in Brazil for all levels of students. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced ones. I also helped students in learning English for business and tourism.
I am teaching Portuguese for foreigners sicne I moved to The UK in 2011. My experience here also includes working as Interprester in Portuguese and English and also helped students applicants of GCSE in Portuguese.
My lessons are focused on Brazilian Portuguese. My aim is presenting the student, particularities of Portuguese as a second language using internet, music, films and all kind of interactive material. My methodology can vary according to the client`s request and needs.
I have been teaching for over a decade and I guess my experience in teaching Portuguese and English along those years has given me the necessary approcah to understand the needs of every single student. As a result, I had one of my students learning effective Portuguese and English to be prepared to deal with daily situations in a country like Brazil. I also bring curiosities about our culture, social issues and of course, the language itself.
35 The Lanes, Birmingham Road.
Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield.
B72 1YG Birmingham, UK.
Tel: (concealed information)8 - (concealed information)9
Email: (concealed information)
Qualifications: BA/BSc in Journalism (Catholic University of Santos, Brazil)
Certificate in Business Events Management – (UK Public College)
Profile: I’m a Brazilian national based in the UK with experience as a freelance journalist, press officer, writer, interpreter and teacher. I speak fluent Portuguese, English and I can communicate effectively in Spanish.
As a journalist, I have tackled a variety of assignments from culture to International Trade. I have experience also as Portuguese and English teacher and translator in both languages too.
I’m a motivated, adaptable and keen on learning person.
Areas of expertise
Reporting and interviewing
Web writing and editorial content
Producing Social Media campaigns
Translation and Teaching
Office| Adobe Photoshop | Power Point |Outlook |Microsoft Access
WordPress and Blogger Platforms
Windows 8 and 10
Since May 2015 – Portuguese Tutor
Duties: Private lessons to English speaker students keen on learning Portuguese. Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced levels. I am also working as Portuguese tutor for Derby City Council in the application of speaking test for GCSE exams.
Since 2012 - Freelance Journalist
Duties: Writing online content for several publications in The UK such as Weekend Notes, Sounds and Colours, NUBI Magazine and Travelogue at RMGPR London.
May to June 2012- Freelance Marketing Assistant- Yelp UK Limited
Duties: Responsible for writing reviews weekly, in English, about independent
businesses in Birmingham. Also Uploading photos and researching new businesses in the city.
February to May 2012- Freelance Interpreter and Translator
Duties: Providing face-to-face Interpretation from Portuguese to English\English to Portuguese for Public Service sectors such as NHS (Medical Appointments). Also providing translation of different documents to many different agencies.
2009 – 2011 Freelance Journalist - Brasil Comex Magazine.
Duties: Writing articles, interviews, and also updating the Social Media on daily basis.
2009 - 2010 Press Officer/Journalist - Fire Mídia Communication
Duties: Responsible for representing the clients in the agency, writing press releases and answering all kind of media requests via email and telephone.
2007/8 Part time English Teacher - Friends Idiomas.
Duties: Teaching English for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students as well teaching English for Tourism, Hospitality and Business purposes.
2006/7 English Teacher – Microlins.
Duties: Teaching the language for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students as well as teaching English for Tourism and Hospitality purposes.
2003-2004 – Trainee Journalist – Semes:
Duties: Internship journalist responsible for writing, interviewing, and supporting events in the Sports Secretary of Santos
I have started working as Assistant Editor to Sounds and Colours Magazine this September helping the team in editing, proofreading and also publishing articles on the website. It’s a volunteer position in which I am learning more about online editing work.
Last May, I have been to a Press Trip to Dubrovnik, Croatia, to be introduced to the recently redesigned luxury Hotel Villa Dubrovnik. I have worked together with RMG PR London. Content at travelogue at www. (concealed information)
I am currently blogging about business made in Europe and Brazil at Midlands Trade. I focused on tourism & hospitality, restaurants, e-commerce and all things about Birmingham and West Midlands as well. I have a project called Meet the Business that consists in interviewing independent businesses from Europe and Brazil presenting their products and services.
Since 2015, I have provided GCSE Portuguese Speaking test as a Portuguese Tutor for the Derby City Council.
Since August 2012, I am writing for the Weekend Notes website. My profile at: (concealed information)
My work as a Marketing Assistant for Yelp is at: (concealed information)
I started collaborating to the London magazine Sounds and Colours in 2012, Content at: (concealed information)
In October and September 2011 I have participated of the coverage of two Music Festivals in Birmingham, Espirito Brum and Supersonic Festival, writing for a Brazilian website Mídiativa Santos. I have published several interviews with the musicians and organisers. Content at (concealed information)
In Brazil, I was responsible for editing and writing for the website Mídiativa Santos. An unprofitable online project in which I write about music, tourism, sports, gastronomy and also other Pop Culture subjects. Content at (concealed information)
I worked as a freelance journalist for the magazine Porto SA at the 17th. Intermodal South America, held in Sao Paulo in April 2011
CNA Certificate (August 2000) – English Certificate Praia Grande, São Paulo.
IELTS Certificate (June 2007)- International English Language Testing
System, British Council, São Paulo.
First Certificate in English (July 2009) – First Certificate in
English, Brasshouse Language Centre. Birmingham.
Spanish for Beginners Levels 1 and 2 (December 2010 to January 2011), Santa
Cecília University from January to December 2010. Santos, São Paulo.
Social Media Marketing 2016 - Complete Certificate Course (Since January 2016) – Udemy Course. Online.
Copywriting – Become a Copywriter by Len Smith (Since January 2016) – Udemy course.
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