- Hourly rate $30
- Response Time 4h
- Number of students 11
1st lesson is free!
English and Portuguese teacher with a 33-year experience and solid educational background, ready to design the right course for you! The time is now!
- By webcam
One of our best tutors. They have a quality profile, experience in their field, verified qualifications and a great response time. Claudia will be happy to arrange your first lesson
About the lesson
The first step to design the right course for you is to raise your needs and establish your profile as a learner. Thus, be ready to tell me about your previous experiences in English learning and your current objectives. I will also diagnose your English, give you feedback, and we go from there. I strongly believe that the right method is the one that suits the student. I'm your partner!
I'm currently based in Brazil, so I'm available for online lessons for now.
- English speaking
- English listening
- All Levels
Hello! I'm Claudia (also known as Ms Falcini) and I have been an EFL/ESL teacher for 33 years. My experience also includes working as a director of studies at regular schools, bilingual schools, and ELT institutions, as well as a teacher trainer and ELT consultant.
As for my educational backgroud, I have three bachelor's degrees: Languages and Literature (Full Teaching Degree in English and Portuguese), Pedagogy (Teaching), and Media Studies. I also hold a Graduate degree in English Language, Teaching and Literature and an MBA in School Management.
International certificates: Train the trainer (Cambridge), CELTA, IELTS (Academic and General), and CPE.
In a nutshell, I have all it takes to address your needs. I love what I do - making a difference in people's life is really rewarding! So what are you waiting for? :-)
Perfect! Claudia is an excellent teacher. She is very punctual and very supportive. She has lots of patience while clarifying doubts. I am happy to have her as my teacher.
- See the response Claudia : Purnima is a very hardworking and committed learner. She is always punctual and has been working really hard. It has been a pleasure to be part of her development process.
Perfect! Claudia is a very organized tutor. She makes learning fun that keeps you all involved and interested to learn more. She's also patient will consider all needs to get her information across. Thanks once again for all your efforts and assistance.
- See the response Claudia : Salima is a very hardworking and committed learner. She knows what her goals are and has been working hard to reach them. It has been a pleasure to be part of her develpment process.
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Claudia and I were colleagues for three years and I learned so much from her. She can find the perfect balance between fun and seriousness in the classroom, and she can identify students' needs and tackle this like nobody. I totally recommend her!
Claudia is simply the best at what she does. She's extremely professional and takes learning very seriously, while keeping a light atmosphere and the students at ease.
I've been a teacher for 11 years now and I worked with Cláudia for almost 3 of those years. As co-workers, she helped me a lot with everything I ever needed help with, and I'll be eternally grateful for her helping me become the teacher that I am today. As a teacher, Cláudia is extremely dedicated to her students and her classes, always looking for new courses and workshops to make her classes even more fantastic. I 100% recommend Cláudia to other Superprof members, because teaching is definitely what she was born to do.
Claudia is an excellent teacher and it is a priviledge to have had the opportunity to work with her.
She can give students tailor-made classes aiming at their needs. She is specialized in methodology and knows how to cater for specific requests, not only considering learners’ objectives but also their learning styles and any difficulties they might have in the learning process.
I was her line manager in 2014 and have followed her development as one of the best teachers I have met.
The teacher Claudia, gave me English classes for a period of 3 months. During this time I could see that she is very dedicated to her students and classes. She is very competent, dynamic, helpful and kind, everything I’ve always liked about a teacher. Learning a new language is very challenging and I'm sure if it weren't for her I wouldn't have developed so quickly.
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- 5 h: $150
- 10 h: $300
- $ 30/h
Find out more about Claudia
When and why did you develop an interest in your chosen field?
I consider myself lucky because I have always wanted to be a teacher. I remember teaching my dolls as a child and I actually started working as an ESL teacher when I was 16 years old. I loved studying English and Portuguese and it was an incredibly rare opportunity to become a tutor at such an early age. The owner of the school taught me everything she knew about the language acquisition process and language teaching. Since then I have never stopped developing myself. I will always be deeply thankful for what she has done for me. It was also back then that I decided to use my profession to make a difference in people's lives by helping them reach their goals.
What makes you passionate about your subject?
This question gives margin to a lot of different answers from several perspectives, but I prefer to stick with the one I consider to be the most valuable: languages build bridges. And this is what makes me passionate about Portuguese and English. In my 33-year experience, I have lost count of the people I have helped connect and grow, and this is extremely rewarding.
What do you like about tutoring? What makes you a "Superprof"?
Teaching is part of who I am - as simple as that. I have been a teacher for 33 years now, and throughout those years I have gathered a lot of experience and never stopped studying. That is why I am confident I can raise your needs, learn about both your profile as a learner and your objectives, as well as your current level in the language, in order to design the course that truly boosts your development. It is not about you adjusting to a methodology, but about the methodology being suitable for you. Additionally, I strongly believe that a teacher is a partner. I want to help you reach your goals and this is what drives me to do my job.
Do you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you? Please explain.
Too many to name! I have had a lot of incredibly competent and inspiring teachers along the journey, and studied the research of innumerous well-known educators. They all have one thing in common, though. Truly committed professionals, they all reinforce the beauty of embracing education as a career to bring a positive contribution to people's lives. In other words, quoting the admirable educator Prof. Paulo Freire, "What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for students to become themselves."
What are your keys to success?
Honestly, the true measure of success for me is actually my students' success.