Joneide Fernandes

Joneide F.

Arlington Heights, IL

About Joneide F.

Joneide teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: Within two months


Professional with ten years of teaching and administrative experience. High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding working relationships.

My passion is to teach. Before moving to the U.S. in 2005, I was an elementary school teacher and coordinator in Bahia, Brazil. Creative and engaging; I hold a Bachelors in pedagogy and post-graduate studies in Teaching Methodologies from the University of Education in Bahia, Brazil. I also hold an Associate of Arts degree from Oakton College in Des Plaines, Illinois.

I like to utilizes my passion for teaching Portuguese to create a positive experience for the students.

Photos and Videos

This video was made when I was teaching Portuguese Language at The Montessori School in Englewood, South side of Chicago.


Portuguese Interpreter

Jul 2015 - Present
InDemand Interpreting

Portuguese language tutor

Feb 2014 - Present
Language Trainers USA Office

Portuguese Language Instructor

Jan 2012 - Aug 2014
Brazil In Chicago

Portuguese translator tutor and interpret

Feb 2014 - Jul 2014
Translation Today Network Inc

Portuguese visiting lecturer at the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies - Rapid Portuguese Romance Language Speakers

Aug 2013 - May 2014
UIC – University of Illinois at Chicago

Portuguese Language Tutor

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
Techworld Language Solutions

Portuguese language instructor for Summer program

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
The Ancona School

Portuguese language teacher

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
The Montessori School of Englewood

Portuguese language tutor

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
Cartus – Intercultural & Language Solutions



Mar 1995 - Nov 1999
Faculdade de Educacao da Bahia

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese (Brazilian)

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency
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8 Reviews on Joneide F.

David D. Apr 29, 2015
Portuguese · Online
Verified Student
Very nice and even went over our time limit so we could finish the lesson!
shantal S. Dec 3, 2014
Portuguese · In studio
Joneide has been my Portuguese instructor for different level courses at Brazil in Chicago. She performs in a very professional and well organized manner. In a class with Joneide you can expect to hear and learn a lot from her native language at a very comfortable pace. She is excellent at introducing students to the language, correct pronunciation and much of Brazil’s culture. She is very patient and accommodates to different levels. Her classes always have an enjoyable way to learn such as fun stories or music. I appreciate that she takes the time to introduce the language that may be spoken in a professional environment as well as what you would hear in a casual street conversation. Joneide always has a smile in her face, which to me is very valuable as she loves her job.
Veronica A. Sep 10, 2014
Portuguese · In studio
Joneide was my teacher for two consecutive cycles of Portuguese. Her dynamic personality and engaging lessons prepared me well for my trip abroad. I was able to carry on conversation and even help translate a presentation from Portuguese to English. Joneide was a great teacher and I would go to her again for classes.
Paula Z. Jul 25, 2014
Portuguese · In studio
I had the pleasure of having Joneide as a Portuguese language for a few different courses at Brazil in Chicago. She was a great teacher who made every class exciting and different. She was very organized and came to class each week with a lesson plan as well as different materials and activities to help us as we learned the Portuguese language. Although she made each class fun, she also challenged us by making sure we engaged in as much Portuguese dialogue as possible. She also made sure to correct our pronunciation so that we said each word correctly, which was something I was really grateful for. Also, aside from being a great instructor she was very friendly and made you feel comfortable asking any questions in the class setting. She also taught us a lot about the Brazilian culture and even did a cooking demo during one of our last classes, making Pão de queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) for our class!
Hanna B. Jul 18, 2014
Portuguese · In studio
Joneide taught Portuguese in a fun and engaging class environment! She really focused on the students and our needs and always took the time to explain something difficult. She also provided a lot of information about Brazilian culture and history, so we learned the language in context. Our lessons provided us with language skills that were transferable to the real world.
Juanita C. Jul 16, 2014
Portuguese · In studio
Joneide takes great care to utilize relevant as well as interesting materials to enhance her language instruction. Authentic music and texts helped me to meaningfully connect to the language. Also, she is a native speaker so her fluency and cultural knowledge is an invaluable resource. She cares about her students as individuals and adapts her instruction accordingly.
Daniel C. Jul 16, 2014
Portuguese · In studio
Joneide is a great teacher. She incorporated different ways of teaching that made the learning environment better for us as students. She was also very patient with the students that struggled the most and always encouraged us to improve our skills.
R J. Jul 16, 2014
Portuguese · Online
Joneide is a wonderful and professional Portuguese language instructor. I have taken the one on one class with her online for over a year. She was very quick at identifying the areas that needed extra attention and customized the class based on my work needs. She takes great interest in exploiting the student's potential and constantly comes up with new fun but very challenging lessons. I have traveled on business to Brazil and thanks to her I was able to feel confidence during my meetings. I would recommend her to anyone that is trying to learn Portuguese.
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