Hello! My name is Andressa and I'm a Portuguese (Brazilian) teacher and Translator from Sao Paulo, Brazil. I started as an English teacher 10 years ago in So Paulo. Then I moved to San Diego in 2013 and started giving private lessons for Brazilians who needed assistance, but I also started teaching Portuguese in a Language school, as well as private classes. I’ve got my Bachelor Degree in Translation and Interpretation, but I never had the opportunity to work in the field, except for a few volunteer Translation opportunities.
On Thumbtack I offer Portuguese lessons and Translation (Port – Engl / Engl - Portuguese.
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I have taught many different subjects, including speaking, pronunciation, grammar, business Portuguese, academic writing, and more. I've also taught beginners through very advanced Portuguese learners, as well as a range of ages, from kids to adults (although mostly adults).
As a teacher, I am friendly, patient, and kind, but I also care very much about my students' learning and I create lessons that are challenging but interesting, fun, and connected to the students' real lives and/or their specific goals. I also encourage students to talk as much as possible!
I have my Bachelor Degree in English – Portuguese Translation from UNIBERO University (Brazil). I graduated in 2009, but I never had the opportunity to work as a Translator. I hope I will have the chance to gain experience and be able to grow in the field.