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English, Portuguese Teacher & Tutor: Maria Izabel Ulhoa Cintra

Private lessons, classes in Pittsburgh, PA, United States or online via telephone, email, text chat, voice chat, video conferencing.

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 Profile of Maria Izabel Ulhoa Cintra Date: December 8, 2014 
The Basics
Name: Maria Izabel Ulhoa Cintra
Feedback rating: No student feedback
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) Portuguese

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Pittsburgh
State, province or region: PA
Country: United States
  • Teaching
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Text chat
  • Voice chat
  • Video conferencing
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • 4-8 students
  • 9 or more students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Study Abroad
  • Business
  • Test Preparation

    Teaching Approach

    My approach is usually tailored upon each student needs and learning capabilities. I prefer to use situations based on real life for the teaching material, particularly the specific reality of the student. Use of natural speech and reviews are conducted systematicall y. Please refer to the general description of my activities in this and other sections about my experience and skills, where it may be seen the diversified experience that I have had.
    My profile may be described as follows:
    Ind ependent and school staff teacher with significant experience guiding beginners and advanced students into the foreign language learning process. Effective teacher, familiar with modern teaching methods including communicative approach among others; long time experience includes working in public and private schools, specialized language schools, and teaching professionals of different organizationa l functions in Companies. In the latter capacity the responsibilit y included selecting the teaching material as well as preparing dedicated courses aimed at specific professional areas. Experience includes bilingual secretary for multinational corporations.

    • Dedicate d, hard-working language teacher with over two decades of teaching experience.
    • Innovative, creative and passionate about languages and teaching.
    • Reflexive teacher aimed at constant improvement. • Bilingual: English/Portu guese
    • Stron g analytical, organizationa l, and planning skills.
    • Hi ghly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    • La nguage Teacher Registration – University Level: MEC:LP 57.828

    Program Description

    • Emphasized the communicative approach in order to help students reach a competent level in the target language quickly.
    • A dopted and adjusted teaching material from multiple authors, typically after meeting with them personally and discussing their methods.
    • C reated own curriculum and adapted other curriculum in order to educate, engage and entertain students.
    • Developed specialized classes for specific individual needs such as: accounting, finance, business, public contest, preparation for TOEFL and others.
    • De cided upon the teaching material and lesson plans.
    • As a reflexive teacher, conducted work under constant analysis seeking understanding and methods improvement.
    • Worked in both public and private schools, teaching students ranging from intermediate to the high school levels.
    • Conducted classes in basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
    • Pr epared original, engaging, interactive lesson plans.
    • Met various needs of student groups and targeted lessons to suit needs and goals.
    • Dev eloped own methodology for Practical English. Prepared texts with every day subjects, emphasizing conversation, understanding videos, music lyrics and other exercises.
    • In addition, created specialized materials aimed at those learning English for secretarial positions, tourism, sales and various other targeted fields.

    Teaching Experience

    1992 – 2007 Petrobrá s, Darú, Halliburton and other large corporations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Inde pendent Private Teacher for English and Portuguese (both as a foreign language)

    2005-2006 Colegio Meira Lima, Colégio Thalis and Colégio Estadual Max Fleiuss, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Engl ish Language Teacher (as a foreign language) for Intermediate and High School

    1 987 – 2004 American Language Institute, American and English Conversation School, SENAC and Pentagono, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Engl ish Language Teacher for Specialized Foreign Language Schools

    Teacher Training

    1985 Universid ade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Grad uated in Modern Languages Teaching: Portuguese,
    English, Literature
    2003 Universi dade Candido Mendes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Post -graduation in College Teaching Skills,
    360 hours

    2004 Univ ersidade Veiga de Almeida, Rio de Janeiro
    Pos t-graduation in English language teaching
    36 0 hours

    In addition to the above I also attended a number of self improvement courses and seminars.

    • Secretary registration; MT: 2.742
    • Lang uage Teacher Registration – University Level: MEC:LP 57.828

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is your teaching schedule?
    My teaching schedule is at the present moment open. It shall be discussed with the student when the time comes.

    • W hat is your payment policy?
    Payment methods depend upon where the student or the institution that is sponsoring is located. Best way is direct deposit in my bank account; however other ways may be discussed.
    • What other relevant experience makes you a more effective teacher?
    My broad experience includes private and school teaching and it is diversified as it includes the use of various methods depending upon the specific needs of the student.

    Cost of Lessons

    to be discussed


    Profile Creation: July 30, 2009
    Profile Last Edit: December 8, 2014
    Last Login: January 29, 2015

    Response time of most recent learner enquiry: 1 day

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