Work History

Work History
Jan 2001 - Present

Portuguese Teacher

Online Tutor

* Conducted online instruction and prepared daily lesson plan.

* Taught in an online environment using a combination of web tools such as Skype, WizIQ and others.

* Prepared and taught individualized lessons directed towards student needs and learning styles.

* Taught from basic to advanced Portuguese to adult learners.

Jun 2014 - Present

Portuguese Coach

Rosetta Stone

* Facilitated lively and energetic online classes for students of all levels.

* Taught from basic to advanced Portuguese to adult learners.

* Taught in an online environment provided by Rosetta Stone.

Jun 2012 - Mar 2013

Spanish Teacher

Lincolnwood School District 74

* Prepare lesson plans, help students overcome difficulties and communicate with parents.

*Teach Spanish vocabulary, culture, pronunciation as well as reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

*Prepare examinations and lessons for a class of students of various cultures and levels.

*Volunteer to supervise students extracurricular activities. Also volunteer to present during Institute Days about the use of technology and how it can enhance learning.

* Created a Wiki to communicate with parents and students: 

http://errandoseaprendeaherrar.wikispaces.com/Home 

*Featured on school news on Thursday, November 15 of  2012 for mentoring a non-native Spanish student to win first place in a Spanish poetry competition for the entire Chicagoland region.

*Created a podcast channel called "Technology on the go" (http://technologyonthego.podomatic.com/) and invited Ana Maria Menezes, an EFL teacher in Brazil who is also fascinated by technology. Both presenters use this space to talk to different teachers from around the world about how they have been integrating technology to their classes. A podcast created by teachers for teachers.

Jun 2011 - Jun 2012

IT Support

Lincolnwood School District 74

Assisted in providing students and faculty access to information, technology, and technical support to foster rich learning environments.

My role as the resource technology for Lincoln Hall Middle School was to:

* Maintain a broad knowledge of technology, equipment, and/or systems; participate in technical training and professional developments.

* Help teachers integrate web 2.0 tools by training them to use tools such as:

    - Bitstrips

    - Vuvox

    - Voki

    - Glogster

    - Diigo

    - Our school blog and how to proper embed pictures, videos, songs, students work, etc.

* Work with students and staff in promoting information and technology literacy;

* Work closely with the school librarian in managing the day-to-day operations of the library;

* Provide individual and/or group demonstration of computer and information technologies and assist students and teachers in locating materials and information as appropriate to the learning environment planned by the teacher/librarian;

* Offer creative ideas and approaches to address issues; shares information, expertise and knowledge with the technology/library team;

The blog I maintain for Lincolnwood School District 74 is used to help teachers integrate technology in their classrooms and enhance learning through web 2.0 tools as well as to help students use these tools to facilitate their projects, presentations, etc. You can access it by clicking: http://lincoln.sd74.org/home/news/mrs-sousa.

Dec 2010 - Apr 2011

Administrative Assistant

Brazilian Consulate

* Analyzed paperwork to grant several types of Brazilian visas.

* Entered data into the Consulate database.

* Answered customer service e-mails and assisted customers who come to the Consulate.

* Received official documents through the mail and sent documents back upon completion.

* Assisted in creating Brazilian IDs for Brazilian citizens.

* Worked directly with agencies and vice-consuls.

* Supported Microsoft Office and helped with the website.

Jul 2008 - Jul 2010

ELL Teacher

Sudley Elementary School

* Developed and implemented ESL lesson plans in English Grammar, Reading and Mathto ESL 2nd grade from beginner to advanced competency level students.

* Prepared examinations and lessons for a class of students of various cultures.

* Served as the second language specialist to the second grade school staff.

* Assessed students using WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) material.

* Created website for parents and students: http://esol-02-h.pwcs.sudley.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/integrated_home.phtml?gid=1257297&sessionid=ab110dc6b190e2baebc387d80646e60e

Jan 2009 - Jul 2010

Translator/ Interpreter

Prince William County Schools

* Interpreted for Prince William County Schools at Parent/Teacher conferences.

* Translated documents to send home to parents.

* Interpreted for Child Studies.

* Assisted all Prince William County Schools with Portuguese/ English or English/ Portuguese translations or interpreting.

Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

Online Tutor

LIbrasnet

* Assisted students in their daily online lessons.

* Conduct online classroom instruction and prepared daily lesson plans.

* Answered promptly to any questions students have via e-mail or through course platform.

* Conducted training and professional development.

Jan 2004 - Jun 2008

EFL Teacher

Cultura Inglesa Uberlandia - Brazil

* Conducted classroom instruction and prepared daily lesson plan.

* Prepared and taught individualized lessons directed towards student needs and learning styles.

* Taught from basic to advanced English.

*Used web 2.0 tools to enhance and facilitate learning.

Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

Teacher

Anglo Uberlandia

* Conducted classroom instruction and prepared daily lesson plan.

* Prepared and taught individualized lessons directed towards student needs and learning styles.

* Taught from basic to advanced English to adult learners and prepared them to take the Brazilian Entrance Examinations. (Night shifts)

* Corrected Portuguese compositions (tutor).

Jan 2006 - Dec 2007

Freelance Magazine Translator

FENIX Magazine

* Freelance Translator for the online FENIX magazine of the University of Uberlandia.

* Translated articles from Portuguese into English and vice versa to History content magazine.

Jan 2004 - Dec 2006

English Teacher

UFU - ESEBA

* Conducted classroom instruction and prepared daily lesson plan.

* Prepared and taught individualized lessons directed towards student needs and learning styles.

* Taught from basic to advanced English.

* Used web 2.0 tools to enhance and facilitate learning.

* Taught from basic to advanced English to adult learners. (Night shifts)

* Taught from basic to advanced English to elementary and middle school students. (Morning shifts)

Education

Education