Lourdes Gallagher

Lourdes G.

Sarasota, FL
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Lesson Details

ESL

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Fast & Effective Learning Method. Prefer Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese Students
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About

Lourdes delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 67

Teaching since:
March 1997

My name is L HELENA GALLAGHER a Professional with twenty years of experience in the Art of Science & Technology, Videography, International Business & Marketing, communication, TV & Radio producer, Commercial Artistic Director, Film Director, Film acting. Theatre + much more. I share my knowledge to many people giving back to the world. To pass the knowledge to enrich other human being lives. Making this Earth a cleaner place, energy green, plenty of purified water as a healthier place, plus safer place. To make our environment better. One person can make a difference. I am always seek to become a better person everyday.
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.

In 1995 BES Inc has chosen me to become a Project Manager eventually I become the Director of Strategies for South America division, very exciting position! I lived all over the Globe with great International experience (from living in Thailand, Japan, all over Asia, North America, Europe and South America.
My tutoring policy is not just simply to teach Science, International Business or a second language Portuguese, Spanish I always want to teach students more than Acting as well to Practice Communications Skills

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Experience

It Instructor, Science, Foreign Language Instructor, Acting Coach, Writer, Commercial Producer, Voice over talent & Interpreter
May 2010 - Present
Global Technical College

Artistic & Science Director, Coaching training diverse group (underprivileged students) individuals & group lessons live (on campus) and via the internet. Voice over talent for various commercials in the US abroad in a daily basis. Artistic Director for commercial projects: Fortune 500 companies & small business. Executive Film Producer

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Director of Strategies Energy Equipment Manufacturer, Creative Commercial Writer & Director, Interpreter
Oct 1997 - Present
B. E. S. Inc.

Director of Strategies & Business Development Acquiring new Distributors in Brazil & US. Sales Engineer & Marketing Specialist Foreign Language Teacher & Instructor. Portuguese, Spanish Interpreter & Translator. Medical & technical writer, voice over talent, Web Tester, Test Engineer for Web Development. IT Instructor; strong knowledge of Italian and French. Former positions Contractor for: US District Court in Detroit, Michigan and Portland, Oregon; TransPerfect, Kaiser Permanente, Health Media, Ford, GM, Siemens, Chrysler, Health Media Inc., etc. Call Center Manager handling more than 80,000 income calls per day when TV advertisement appeared on major networks TV Globo Americas & Europe (Brazilian TV) . Technical Writer Coordinate large translations projects in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian for the Auto Industries, Insurance Companies and Health Related Programs. Developed financial strategies; high tech educational CDs, E-Books, Print books.

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Expert Witness & Interpreter
Sep 2004 - Nov 2008
U.S. District Court

U.S. District Court in Detroit, Michigan and Portland, Oregon - Position: Expert Witness & Interpreter
Expert Witness, helped US District Court Attorneys on their investigations, cases related to illegal human traffic between US, Canada and Mexico, illegal documents production. Assisted investigators to verify evidence against international criminals. Portuguese Interpreter (on site as needed) assisting Public Defender Officer, US District Attorneys with consecutive and simultaneous interpretation.
Detroit Public Defense office Position: Expert Witness, Interpreter and Translator

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Instructor
Sep 1997 - Aug 2006
University of Detroit Mercy

Part-time Portuguese & Spanish Language Teacher (Weekend College, offered on Saturdays)
Conducted college-level courses in the field of foreign languages; areas of instruction include pronunciation,
meaning, translation, linguistic history of foreign languages, Created effective language-learning programs, Methodology and Tests. Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and leading classroom discussions; instructed students in various subject matters, utilizing various methods of lecture and demonstration. Administered and graded examinations; Conducted research and case studies in field of foreign languages, published findings in trade journals and textbooks. Responsible for Brazilian cultural programs, used audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentations. Used Blackboard software for testing, for homework assignments and grading students.

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Education

Certified Project Manager
Sep 2009 - Apr 2010
Tech Skills -Tampa
Computer Science
Jul 2001 - Sep 2002
Michigan State University

Languages

Portuguese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

MB1
Feb 2004
DHS

I have a Federal government Clearance MB1 as a Portuguese Interpreter

Awards

The 7th Annual Aurora Awards
May 2007
The 7th Annual Aurora Awards

Affiliations

Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Oct 2003

An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.

Michigan Education Association
Mar 1995

The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is a self-governing education association, representing about 150,000 teachers, education support professionals and higher-education employees throughout the state.

American Translators Association
Jan 1992

ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its 11,000 members in more than 90 countries include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.

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Photos & Videos

Quit smoking Techniques by Lourdes Helena Gallagher 
You can do it!
Lourdes Gallagher working for the local TV interviewing Dan Bics
Dan creator of Riviera Dunes, FL interviewed by Lourdes Helena Gallagher
Casting Network Demo Reel Video - simple made while I was traveling inBrazil
Lourdes Helena Gallagher's Speaker audition - Demo Reel
Voice Over Advertisement for Verizon and Navtq Commercial
Photo by Lourdes G.

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Feature Film shown in festivals - 1st year of Cannes Film Festival

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Feature Film in progress, if you would like to participate let me know Acting training required

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Photo by Lourdes G.
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1 Review

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Carl Jan 11, 2016
Language · Online

One of the nicest, most articulate and intelligent language coach/instructors I have ever had. A real pleasure to train with. I would highly recommend her services.

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