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Sandra

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Hello! I am an English - ESL - Portuguese teacher who has been working with education for over 20 years and I simply love what I do!

Regarding my teaching philosophy, I perceive myself as a professional teacher and mentor who is skilled and intrinsically motivated to facilitate students’ intellectual, ethical, and social development. While I believe learning can and does take place anywhere and everywhere, I propose that there are four multi-faceted elements particularly conducive to fostering an effective classroom environment: 1.) a caring, patient, skilled, and prepared instructor acting as a facilitator and guide; 2.) a consistent atmosphere of encouragement of students’ diverse exploration and self-directed learning endeavors; 3.) an overarching focus on the development of knowledge and skills related to learning empowerment; and 4.) a tireless promotion of peace, social justice, and respect for all people, their backgrounds, and cultures.

In my free time, I love going to the movies or watching films at home, listening to music, exercising, and reading. I also love to travel, learn new languages and new cultures!

I am looking forward to becoming your teacher and hope we will meet soon!

Sandra’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Universidade de Brasilia - Bachelors, English Translation

Graduate Degree: SUNY College at Buffalo - Masters, Education

Hobbies

Exercising, riding a bike, swimming, dancing, listening to music

Tutoring Subjects

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Languages

Portuguese

Spelling Bee


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I perceive myself as a professional teacher and mentor who is skilled and intrinsically motivated to facilitate students' intellectual, ethical, and social development. While I believe learning can and does take place anywhere and everywhere, I propose that there are four multi-faceted elements particularly conducive to fostering an effective classroom environment: 1.) a caring, patient, skilled, and prepared instructor acting as a facilitator and guide; 2.) a consistent atmosphere of encouragement of students' diverse exploration and self-directed learning endeavors; 3.) an overarching focus on the development of knowledge and skills related to learning empowerment; and 4.) a tireless promotion of peace, social justice, and respect for all people, their backgrounds, and cultures.