Elis Rosa

Elis R.

Washington, DC

About Elis R.

Elis teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: February 2010
Last sign in: More than two months


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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Languages Spoken


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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1 Review on Elis R.

Benjamin Mar 9, 2016
Portuguese · In studio
Verified Student
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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