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Lessons offered by Emilia
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Yoga
  • Hatha yoga
Levels
  • All Levels

Yoga and Meditation Practitioner and qualified Drama & Physical Theatre teacher offering Yoga lessons in London

Methodology

I create an individual learning plan for each student, based on their specific needs, skills and learning styles. Each lesson is planned to last an hour maximum, including time for the warm up, main topic and cool down.

Thank you for your interest in my service. I have more than 25 years teaching experience. I teach Portuguese, Yoga, Dance, Maths and English to all ages, including Special Needs (Autism).

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

My specialist subjects as a private tutor are Portuguese and Maths and I also teach English/Literacy, Yoga and Dance.

- 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 - the price may vary depending on the travel - and £30/hour for online teaching.

For the first lesson (a consultation and taster) - I only charge for the travel.
For group lessons, the price is negotiable according to the number of students.

- Where do you teach?

I usually teach at the students' home or company/work space.
I live in Newham/London and work part-time in Hammersmith & Fulham, so I'm willing to travel as far as Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington, City of London, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster.

- When are you available?

I am now available during day and evening times from Monday to Friday, including school/college breaks. I am also usually available during 3-4 weeks in theSummer break.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach adults (Portuguese, Hatha Yoga) and children from Key Stage 1 to GCSE (Maths), including English/Literacy to Key Stage 1.
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 can use FaceTime or Skype for tutoring online.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Brazilian Portuguese - I have been teaching in private tuitions and also in language schools, usually for adult learners and in 2015 I started teaching 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's been a pleasure to witness the student's progress.

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.

Yoga for Autism - I have been a Yoga and Meditation Practitioner for more than 25 years. The regular practice of Hatha Yoga - followed later by Iyengar Yoga - and Buddhist Meditation, have helped me in many levels, from the physical and mental to the spiritual. During my experience of 7 years working with young adults within the Autism Spectrum for the National Autistic Society as Dance & Drama teacher, I had the pleasure to discover how much the practice of certain yoga poses was successful in the process of developing communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Background

I am a qualified Performing Arts / Dance-Theatre teacher. Have been Hatha Yoga Practitioner since 1982. Latest experiences: teaching Yoga to young people within the Autism Spectrum and teaching young people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities in Further Education.

- 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 Língua 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.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £166
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £315

Details

The rates may vary according to the distance I have to travel.
Cancellation policy: cancellations must be done at least 24h before the lesson. In case of a late cancellation, the lesson is paid in full.

Lessons offered by Emilia
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Yoga
  • Hatha yoga
Levels
  • All Levels

Emilia's CV

Emilia Casarin


PERSONAL STATEMENT

As an experienced teacher, my exceptional communication skills could enable the students to reach their full potential. They will benefit from the positive and student-centred approach and will have the opportunity to improve the confidence in their learning skills. If you are seeking a teacher who has enthusiasm for her subject areas and has the ability to deliver information in a passionate way, then my experience in Performing Arts, Dance-Theatre, Yoga, Inclusive Learning / Supported Learning / Special Needs (ASD, PMLD and Down syndrome) and Foreign Languages will prove invaluable. My main teaching qualification is Performing Arts and I am prepared to work towards one under the Further Education Teachers’ Qualifications Regulations 2007.

KEY SKILLS
Technical Skills
• Performing Arts / Dance-Theatre /Acting / Physical Theatre
• Yoga and Meditation Practitioner
• Inclusive Learning / LLDD / Special Needs /ASD & Asperger syndrome / PMLD / Down’s Syndrome / ESOL Support
• Portuguese Language – preparation for GCSE & A Level, school classes and private tuition for individuals & small groups in companies
• Mathematics and English – private tuition
• RARPA and OCR / OCN Certificates
• Knowledge of the National Curriculum and assessment systems – Milestones - Literacy/Numeracy, PIVATS -'P' Scale
• Devising Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
• Curriculum planning / Assessments / Evaluations / Annual Review Reports
• Managing and implementing Behaviour Support Programmes and Risk Assessments
• Implementing Communication and OT individual aids programmes
• Studio III – Managing Challenging Behaviour - training
• Makaton, Signalong
• SymWriter, Widgit, PECS
• Intensive Interaction
• Systems: ProSolution, Moodle, ProMonitor, ProObserve
• Microsoft Office Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher

Personal Skills
• Excellent communication
• Positive approach
• Ability to work collaboratively with a multi-professional team, parents and carers
• Ability to lead the class team
• Flexible, adaptable approach to work


CERTIFICATES

• CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING PORTUGUESE TO ADULTS
• Collaborator in the Research Project "THE USE OF CORPOREAL ENERGIES IN THE ACTING TRAINING"
• TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN ARTISTIC EDUCATION, SPECIALISATION: PERFORMING ARTS June 2006

January 1992

July 1991

EDUCATION

• SCOLA, London



• University of Cambridge


• Birkbeck College, University of London



• Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil






• Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil





• Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil


• State School of Secondary Education Dom João Becker, Porto Alegre, Brazil



SROCN CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES TO ADULTS


CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

CERTIFICATE FOR THE FOUNDATION COURSE IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES (DANCE PROGRAMME)

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)

BA IN PERFORMING ARTS - TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN ARTISTIC EDUCATION - SPECIALISATION: PERFORMING ARTS


BA Mathematics / Geology (3 years attended, unfinished due to transfer to Performing Arts)

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

Having initially opted for focusing on scientific subjects – especially those related to Mathematics - at Secondary School and Further Education, I had always been attracted to Performing Arts since I started studying Ballet Classic at an early age. Eventually, Dance and Acting became my main career choices when I chose to focus on exploring different levels of non-verbal communication and movement as self-expression. That mix of interests led me to take part in educational projects that linked Maths and Dance later on in my professional life.



EMPLOYMENT – in the last 10 years

LECTURER / SUPPORTED LEARNING / LLDD / ASD
LEWISHAM SOUTHWARK COLLEGE – London / Lewisham Way, London - (concealed information) April – July 2017 as agency staff

Key Achievements:
• Working part time with learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, including ASD – Course: Drama for Communication and also 1:1 ESOL Support.
• Setting Schemes of Learning / Lesson Planning
• Using Dance/Movement, Drama and Yoga to encourage communication, relaxation and confidence in students with a range of complexities.


LECTURER / INCLUSIVE LEARNING / LLDD / PMLD / ASD
EALING, HAMMERSMITH AND WEST LONDON COLLEGE – London /Acton & Hammersmith Sites - (concealed information)
January 2016 – present, as agency staff

Key Achievements:
• Working part time with learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities, including PMLD and ASD – Courses /STUDENT GROUPS: PMLD 2 SFA RARPA Developing Independence Hm, PMLD 2 Developing Independence Qual Hm, Pre Entry English, Pre Entry Maths
• Setting Individual Learning Plans / Lesson Planning / Assessments / Writing Progress Reports, EHCPs, Annual Reviews.
• Facilitating the students’ achievement of Post-16 Certificates – RARPA
• Liaising with other professionals – Speech and Language Therapists and Physiotherapists
• Using Dance/Movement, Drama and Yoga to encourage communication, relaxation and confidence in students with a range of complexities.


TEACHER OF YOGA-BASED BODY AWARENESS
Yoga4Autism – London – (concealed information)
Self-employed private tutor
November 2015 – present

Key Achievements:
• Practicing Hatha Yoga with young people within the Autism Spectrum in one-to-one sessions.


TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Cognissima Corporate Training / Lingua Direta – London - (concealed information)
October 2015 – present

Key Achievements:
• Teaching adults in group tuition and one-to-one for all levels
• Using Drama techniques in order to create a playful and relaxed atmosphere ideal for learning a foreign language


CLASS TEACHER
Kingsley High School - London - (concealed information)
July 2014 – July 2015

Key Achievements:
• Working full time with KS4 students with PMLD, SLD and ASD.
• Cross-curriculum lesson planning, delivering and assessment / SIMS / BSquared.
• Setting Individual Educational Plans / Writing Annual Review Reports.
• Using dance and drama to encourage communication and confidence in students with a range of complexities.
• Facilitating the students’ achievement of ASDAN Certificates.
• Training in Manual Handling: Hoisting

PRIVATE TUTOR – English Literacy & Communication, Mathematics
Self-employed private tutor
June 2014 – present
Key Achievements:
• Teaching one-to-one or small groups: Basic Skills / Primary & Lower Secondary,
Maths / Primary & Lower Secondary, English & Reading / Primary & Lower Secondary

SUPPLY TEACHING – Special Needs
Teaching Agencies (AXCIS Education)
May 2014 – present
Key Achievements:
• Working part time with Secondary school and Further Education pupils with Special Educational Needs, including ASD, Down syndrome, PMLD and SLD

PERFORMING ARTS TEACHER in several different short-term projects
WAC Arts – London - (concealed information)
February 2014 – present

Key Achievements:
• Working with young people with special needs
• Facilitating dance and drama workshops
• Successfully communicating with people within the ASD

TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
UIC (United International College) - (concealed information) - London
June 2012 – February 2013

Key Achievements:
• Teaching adults in group tuition and one-to-one for all levels
• Using Drama techniques in order to create a playful and relaxed atmosphere ideal for learning a foreign language


DANCE & DRAMA TEACHER / CLASS TEACHER
National Autistic Society - Sybil Elgar School – Further Education Unit - (concealed information) - London
January 2007 – June 2014

Key Achievements:
• Working full time with students within the Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
• Planning and organising the preparation of two annual school performances through encouraging students and staff team to take active part in the whole process.
• Promoting self-advocacy for non-verbal students through dance and drama activities.
• Using puppetry as a means to encourage communication and interaction.
• Using dance and movement to encourage communication and confidence in students with a range of complexities.
• Facilitating the students’ achievement of Post-16 Certificates - OCR SKILLS FOR LIFE Examinations: Communication, Numeracy, Personal Skills and Performing Arts


TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Self-employed private tutor
March 2001 - present

Key Achievements:
• Teaching in one-to-one and group tuitions for all levels, for professional, personal or academic purposes
• Preparing pupils for the OCR Portuguese – GCSE and AS/A Level GCE


TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Berlitz (UK) Limited - (concealed information) - London
January 1999 - June 2006

Key Achievements:
• Teaching adults at the school or in their work environment, in group tuition and one-to-one for all levels
• Using Drama techniques in order to promote interaction and fluency




PERSONAL INTERESTS

Meditation ( Raja Yoga and Mindfullness techniques), Choreography, Yoga (Hatha and Iyengar), Languages (Italian, Spanish, French), Martial Arts (Shao Lin - GONG FU), African Drummming, Pilates based body awareness, African and African Caribbean dancing.


REFERENCES

References are available on request.



6 reviews on Emilia
  • 5/5

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Alex

“It'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.”

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Mira

“Emilia is gentle and her calm demeanour influences whoever is around her. 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. Both Hady and I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to those sessions.”

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Jonny

“Emilia 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”

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