- Hourly rate £35
- Response Time 3h
- Number of students 26
1st lesson free!
Prepare for the new academic year: learn at your own pace while having fun with Maths!
- By webcam
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About the lesson
I’m passionate about Maths! When I’m teaching this subject, my aim is to motivate the students to find and explore the fun in every activity - specially when they are preparing for their final exams - as it helps them to relax, this way improving their ability to focus. As a teacher, I try to think outside the box, planning every lesson according to my student’s preferences and learning style.
I am a qualified Performing Arts teacher who has also been teaching Maths in private tuitions for more than 25 years. I have also been teaching students with learning difficulties and disabilities in Further Education in London since 2006 and consider my experience as a Drama & Dance teacher very valuable while teaching Maths, as it allows me to explore alternative teaching approaches that cater for all learning styles.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
My specialist subjects as a private tutor are Portuguese (I’m native Brazilian) and Maths. I also teach English/ESOL/Literacy to adults.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES (PORTUGUESE) TO ADULTS in London (2006), a CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH from the Cambridge University (since 2002), a CERTIFICATE FOR THE FOUNDATION COURSE IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES (DANCE PROGRAMME) from the Birkbeck College, University of London (2000) and a TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN PERFORMING ARTS from the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil (1992).
While studying at the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil I have also collaborated in the Research Project "THE USE OF CORPOREAL ENERGIES IN THE ACTING TRAINING", funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development / Ministry of Education and Culture (CNPq/MEC) - 1988-1992.
I attended the BA in Mathematics / BA in Geology during 3 years at the same University, before doing an internal transfer to Performing Arts in 1987.
2005-2006 - SCOLA, London - SROCN CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES (PORTUGUESE) TO ADULTS
2002 - University of Cambridge - CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH
1999-2000 - Birkbeck College, University of London - CERTIFICATE FOR THE FOUNDATION COURSE IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES (DANCE PROGRAMME)
1988-1992 - Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil - Collaborator in the Research Project "THE USE OF CORPOREAL ENERGIES IN THE ACTING TRAINING", funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development / Ministry of Education and Culture (CNPq/MEC)
1987-1991 - Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil - BA IN PERFORMING ARTS - TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN ARTISTIC EDUCATION - SPECIALISATION: PERFORMING ARTS
1979-1981 - Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil - BA in Mathematics / BA in Geology (3 years attended, unfinished due to transfer to Performing Arts)
1976-1978 - School of Secondary Education Dom João Becker, Porto Alegre, Brazil - CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION. UK NARIC: comparable to VGCSE (grades A*-C), BTEC First Diploma, SQA Intermediate 2 standard. Mathematics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Physics and Chemistry comparable to at least GCSE grades A-C.
- How much do you charge?
I usually charge £35 per hour/lesson for online teaching.
I offer the first 30 min lesson (a consultation and taster) - free of charge.
- Where do you teach?
At present moment I am only teaching online, usually on Zoom.
- When are you available?
I am now available during evening times from Monday to Thursday and day times on Friday and Saturday. I am also usually available during 3-4 weeks in the Summer break.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach adults (Portuguese, Maths and English/ESOL) and children from Key Stage 3 to GCSE (Maths).
When teaching individuals within the Autism Spectrum, I usually request the presence of the parent/carer during the session, specially in the beginning, in order to establish a good communication and interaction system.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I have been successfully using Zoom and could also use FaceTime or Skype for tutoring online, if that’s the student’s preference.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Maths - For a few years now, I have been teaching a 12 years old student who needed help to improve his Maths results at school. Although he loves most of Maths' topics and is very dedicated to his studies, he needed specialist support to improve his attention skills and confidence. Along the last 2 years, having had weekly tuitions, he has significantly improved his results, which has helped him feel more confident and motivated and the parents are also very happy with his progress.
Brazilian Portuguese - I have been teaching in private tuitions and also in language schools, usually for adult learners. For a few years, starting in 2015, I taught a student who owns a company where most of the employees are Portuguese or Brazilian. Although he started learning Portuguese language because he wanted to be able to communicate more efficiently with them, the lessons also became a very pleasant pastime after he developed confidence in his language skills. It was a pleasure to witness the student's progress.
- Adult education
I am a qualified Performing Arts teacher who has also been teaching Maths in private tuitions for more than 25 years. I have been teaching students with learning difficulties and disabilities in Further Education in London since 2006 and consider my experience as an Arts teacher very valuable while teaching Maths, as it allows me to explore alternative teaching approaches that cater for all learning styles. I plan every lesson considering the student’s Individual needs and expectations.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have more than 25 years experience in teaching Performing Arts in Primary and Secondary Schools. Since moving to London in 1998, I have been teaching in Special Needs Education (Secondary Schools) and Inclusive Learning (Furher Education). My last/present position is Lecturer in the Inclusive Learning Department at the Ealing, West London & Hammersmith College, working with learners within the Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome and PMLD.
As a native Brazilian/Italian and qualified language teacher, I have bee teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language in London, in Language schools such as LÃngua Direta and BERLITZ, as well as in private tuition to individuals and companies since 1998. I have also been preparing students for the GCSE and A Level Portuguese.
As a Yoga Practitioner with more than 25 years experience, I started teaching Yoga during the 7 years working with young adults within the Autism Spectrum for the National Autistic Society and have continued doing so until the present in association with Yoga4Autism.
Before choosing to graduate in Performing Arts - Teaching Qualification - in Brazil, I had completed 3 years studying at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geology and at that time I started working as a Maths tutor, preparing students for the exams required to enter university. For that reason I feel confident teaching Maths. Since moving to London, where I have been teaching Dance and also carried on teaching Maths in private tuition, I have always felt very motivated to think out of the box while exploring the most effective teaching techniques for the different learning styles - specially the kinaesthetic - in order to provide a unique experience for every one of my students.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an updated DBS Certificate. I have the subscription to the DBS Certificate – Update Service renewed every year.
â€œIt's great to have finally found a Tutor that is enthusiastic about language and that has a great teaching method. I am really happy to be finally on my way to learning a second language.”
â€œEmilia is gentle and her calm demeanour influences whoever is around her.Â She used Hady's favourite characters to get him started with phonics and spelling. That helped improving Hady's concentration level while preparing him to start Reception. She's in tune with the child's needs and would change up activities whenever the need arised; whenever Hady lost concentration, they would move through Dance or Yoga.Â Both Hady and I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to those sessions.”
â€œEmilia is a fantastic teacher. She's so knowledgable, has a brilliant style, is kind, patient and really helped me to progress with my Portuguese at my own pace. I would recommend her in a heartbeat”
â€œMy daughter really enjoyed her sessions with Emilia, they had fun while they were learning!! Emilia seems very at ease with children and communicates with them brilliantly, her patience was remarkable. Emilia has ingenious ways of teaching such that isn't boring and never makes it feel pressured - plenty of encouragement and praise are given! My daughter got to grips with phonics and key words that helped her in her way and without Emilia she would have struggled.”
â€œEmilia has been such an amazing Maths tutor to my boys. Very professional yet friendly, with a relaxing approach and a lot of patience. She is able to make complex, new ideas easily understandable.Â
Both of them are now on the top sets in Maths thanks to Emilia's hard work.Â I definitely recommend Emilia's teaching to anyone who is finding Maths difficult or is struggling with confidence.”
Emilia is 100% deadicated to the young people and adults she supports, she uses creative and inovative ways to engage the people she supports to become empowered and inspired.
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- 5h: £166
- 10h: £315
At the moment I am only teaching online.
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