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Teacher Feature: Augusto

October 29, 2021

This article is part of a series of posts highlighting our community of teachers around the world. We hope you find their stories interesting and inspiring!

Teaching English started out as just a hobby for Augusto. When he lived in Florida, United States, he taught English to Brazilian newcomers who were struggling to learn the language. He found he enjoyed helping people. That’s when teaching became so much more.

“Doing that, I found myself and where I belonged. From the hobby, it became my life, my love, and my mission from that moment on.”

Augusto is pictured here teaching one of his students online.

Augusto has been teaching for 16 years now. Currently, he teaches students at the A1 to C2 level in Espírito Santo, Brazil.

“When I transform my student’s life for a better one, it’s the most rewarding prize for me.”

Prior to COVID-19, Augusto taught small sized classes in person four times per week. When the pandemic hit, he had to pivot and learn how to teach online. Check out Augusto’s video response below to learn why he loves ESL Library and how he uses it in his classroom with his students.

Augusto says it’s important for teachers to believe in themselves and to never give up.

“Being a teacher can be hard sometimes, but the reward is for life. We change people's lives. We are the ones who change the world and prepare the next leaders.”

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Comments (4)

Augusto F.(Teacher)

Thank you so much ESL for this opportunity to share a little bit about me and my work.

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Melissa Bender(Author)

Thanks for participating! It was great getting to know you. I'm so glad we could share your story!

Adriana B.(Teacher)

I just love this inspiring stories so similar to mine. I also had to transition to a full online format to fit my students' needs during the pandemic. However, I see it difficult to go back to on-site tutoring, as I find that during one-to-one sessions there is no much difference teaching online particularly to adults. Flexibility and personal approach are the key for me.

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Melissa Bender(Author)

Hi Adriana. Thanks for sharing! It will certainly be interesting to see the things that change and the things that stay as we come out of this pandemic.

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