Elis Rosa

Elis R.

Washington, DC

Lesson Details



Elis delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
February 2010

Major in Foreign Languages and Master in Literature Criticism by São Paulo State University FCL-UNESP Araraquara-São Paulo-Brazil. Certified in Advanced English (CAE) by Cambridge University, 2010. As a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholar, I had a B1.2 German language and culture course by Essen-Duisburg University. As a Fulbright scholar, I had an Advanced High English course by Johns Hopkins SAIS, Washington DC, as well as worked as a Portuguese tutor for 60+ Master degree candidates of International Relations. I have experience as a translator and a text editor, and also teaching English, German and Portuguese for Foreigners. I taught Portuguese as Second Language for Brazilian Ministry of Health in University of Havana Medical School for 80+ Cuban doctors selected to work in the Federal Government-Sponsored “More Doctors” (Mais Médicos) program.

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ESL tutor and Teaching Assistant
Mar 2016 - Present
Carlos Rosario Public Charter Adult School

● Helped primary teacher with class exercises presentation for groups of 20 students
● Helped adult students preparing for GED with homework and content of basic subjects, like
Math and Reading as an one-on-one tutor

ESL and after-school tutor
Feb 2016 - Present
A Plus Success

● Prepared activities and taught ESL (all levels) classes as an one-on-one tutor
● Helped elementary school students with homework of basic subjects, like Math and Reading

Portuguese Teaching Assistant
Feb 2016 - Present
ABRACE, Inc. (Brazilian Association for Culture and Education)

Worked as tutor and cultural mediator for 10 Middle School level students who learn Portuguese
as heritage language

Helped primary teacher to develop activities using communicative approach

Volunteer Intern and Volunteer Portuguese teacher
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Global Language Network (GLN)

● Responsible for the organization of students’ and teachers’ Satisfaction Surveys, and Teacher
Debriefs Interviews for the end of the semester
● Taught Portuguese (beginner level Tourist) for groups of 10 adult Americans using communicative

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ESL teacher
Sep 2015 - Jan 2016
Heritage Care, Inc.

● ESL teacher for the staff of a rehabilitation facility
● Groups of elementary and intermediate level of English with 10-15 Spanish speaking students,
immigrants from Latin American countries (Colombia, El Salvador)

ESL Online tutor
May 2014 - Jun 2015
SENAC (National Commercial Apprenticeship Service)

● Developed curriculum for São Paulo Statesponsored English distance learning program, designed
to promote tourism and economic development. Taught courses in English and provided one-on-one
tutoring to students.
● Analyzed attendance data and proposed solutions to increase course completion rate

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ESL, German and Portuguese as second language teacher
Jul 2013 - May 2014
Dialog Idiomas, Genau Idiomas, and CAASO-USP Idiomas

● Taught German, Portuguese (at beginner level) and English (all levels) classes as a tutor and a
● Groups of 3-5 undergraduatelevel students at private language schools


Instructional Design
Mar 2015 - Present
SENAC (National Commercial Apprenticeship Service)
Master of Arts, Literary Criticism
Mar 2010 - May 2012
São Paulo State University Araraquara (UNESP), Brazil
Bachelor of Arts, German and American English Literature
Mar 2005 - Dec 2009
São Paulo State University Araraquara (UNESP), Brazil


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Certificate of Advanced English
Dec 2010
Cambridge University


Portuguese Teacher
Feb 2014
Brazilian Ministry of Health
Fulbright Scholar
Aug 2012
United States Department of State
Exchange Student
Feb 2011
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Jun 2010
São Carlos Federal University


American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Mar 2016

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.

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Benjamin Mar 9, 2016
Portuguese · In studio

I enjoyed my first lesson with Elis very much. I felt very relaxed and really liked her teaching methods. I look forward to the rest of my lessons and seeing how much I progress with Portuguese!

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