Lucas Pestana

English Teacher and Translator, Biology and Botany, and Religious Studies in Pernambuco, Brasil

Lucas Pestana

English Teacher and Translator, Biology and Botany, and Religious Studies in Pernambuco, Brasil

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Brazilian, 34 years old

Born in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

In Campo Grande, MS, obtained his major in Biology (2006), and then a Master’s degree in Botany (2010), both from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, UFMS.

Worked as a Biology and Science teacher in the Escola Estadual Pólo Prof.ª Evanilda Maria Neres Cavassa, a state school for juvenile offenders in Campo Grande, MS (2010-2011).
Has also worked as a substitute teacher at the American School of Recife, in Recife, PE (2012-present).

In 2013, started working as an English instructor at Wizard by Pearson, in Recife, PE (2013-2019).

In 2015, obtained his TESOL Diploma certification, recognized by TESL Canada, from the International Language Academy of Canada, ILAC, in Toronto, ON.

In 2018, started his English Translation postgraduation course from Estácio de Sá University.

Able to communicate in the following languages: Portuguese (fluent), English (fluent), Spanish (advanced), French (intermediate).
Also understands some German, Mandarin Chinese, Catalan and Koine Greek (ranging from very rudimentary to basic comprehension).

Now back to Recife, PE, living and working as an English teacher and translator in the Grande Recife area.

  • Education
    • UFMS - Biological Sciences
    • UFMS - Master's degree in Botany
    • ILAC - TESOL Diploma
    • Estácio - English Translation