da Silva - Portuguese Speaker - Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Laura da Silva

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


Portuguese Speaker


Fluent Portuguese Speaker
English/ Portuguese translator
English Second Language Teacher

Work History

Art Teacher/ Relief Teacher

Prep to Grade

Professional responsibilities include day-to-day work and management of the class and the safety and welfare of the pupils, during on-site and off-site activities, as well as, the following functions:
• Creation of, and maintaining a supportive, purposeful and stimulated class environment which is conducive to learning
• Identification of class objectives, provision of appropriate challenges reflecting all abilities and opportunities to develop social, emotional and cultural aspects in learning
• Maintaining order and healthy discipline among the pupils, safeguarding their personal wellbeing and the safety of others
• Planning, development, preparation of complete and concise daily class lessons, in accordance with National Curriculum
• Delivery of sound teaching and learning techniques and principles
• Appropriate relationship building in-order to best ethically address the needs of each pupil
• Assessment, record-keeping and reporting of pupil progress
• Communication and consultation with relevant school faculty and parents/ guardians regarding all aspects of individual pupil education, inclusive of academic, social and emotional spheres
• Provoke pupil inspiration and assist them in developing their creativity and self-expression through various art forms and media
• Competent demonstration of art materials and tools such as oils, watercolors, palettes, brushes, palette knives, pens, and pencils
• Facilitate internal and external exhibitions to host student works
• Participating in staff meetings as required

*** Detailed Employment History prior to 2009 available upon request ***

Children's Librarian

Southern Lakes Council Library

Primary responsibilities include general clerical, as well as, the following functions:

• Directing and development of programs and services to meet the current and future requirements and aspirations of children through targeted services focused on supporting the education, information, cultural and recreation needs of children
• Managing and monitoring behavior of children
• Foster partnerships and networks with children's agencies, schools and other public/ council libraries.
• Liaising with teachers, parents/ guardians of children
• Ensuring that materials are current and accessible, and available to library users when required
• Selecting materials for the children's collection according to budget restrictions
• Maintaining products and stock
• Responding to daily counter, on-site and telephone enquires/ requests for information
• Training of library users to effectively search the Library catalogue, Internet and other resources
• Executing professional-level technical decisions

Sales and Marketing

Forever Living

Co-Team Manager
Primary responsibilities include general clerical administrative duties and training leaders to form sales and marketing personnel teams, as well as, the following functions:

• Development of business strategy
• Networking, analysis of market trends and sales marketing in-order to achieve targets and gain profile
• Recruiting, managing, coaching, training and mentoring staff, as well as, equipping new team leaders
• Event planning, scheduling, coordination and management
• Obtaining profitable results within the sales team through motivation, counseling, skills development and product knowledge advancement
• Facilitator of training seminars and workshops
• Purchasing, invoicing, product and stock management

Business Owner

Private English Academy

English Second Language
Primary responsibilities include general clerical administrative duties and business operations, as well as, the following functions:

• English Second Language Classes included: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dictation, verbal conversation skills, reading, writing and grammar
• Beginner, intermediate and advanced private tutoring incl. age appropriate material
• Planning, teaching and facilitation of class and private tutor sessions
• Planning, Scheduling, coordinating business calendar
• Class and private tutor client management
• Invoicing and tax returns
• Development of business strategy
• Networking, promotion and marketing to increase client base and community presence
• Recruiting commercial and private clientele
• Professional translation of both Portuguese and English

Education Faculty

Southern Lakes Christian School

Qualifications & Certifications

University of Canterbury

Wakatipu High School



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