Who am I?

Nice to meet you, my name is Fernanda Carvalho. I used to doubt that I could ever feel confident speaking English until I realized my full potential as a learner and a teacher. I came from hiding in the back seat of my class to becoming a Fulbrighter, an instructor, and a success coach in an American university. Since English is not my first language, I understand how hard the learning process can be and I know what to do to make it more enjoyable and efficient.

Educational Background

Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, Eastern Michigan University, United States

Post-Graduate Degree in Applied Linguistics, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Neurolanguage Coaching® (registered US and European trademark in the name of Rachel Marie Paling) Certification Programme, Efficient Language Coaching

Recent Professional Experience

Academic Success Coach/ University Instructor at Eastern Michigan University, United States

Helping university students to acquire the necessary skills to be successful in their classes.

English as a Second Language Instructor at Jackson College, United States

Teaching academic English to students from China, Japan, India, Nephal, Brazil, Guinea, etc, to help them be successful in American universities.

English as a Second Language Program Coordinator at Washtenaw Literacy, United States

In this summer internship, I coordinated one of the locations in which Washtenaw Literacy offers English classes to adult learners in the Ann Arbor community. I was responsible for recruiting tutors and students, as well as teaching classes.