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.
● 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
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
● 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
● 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 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)
● 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
● 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
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· 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!