Jacques & Paola

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  • Travel information

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    Activities we are interested in:

    Some hiking/trekking would always be welcomed for sure.

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  • Description

    We are a happy and adventurous couple living a simple life....
    Jacques is Italian and Paola is Bolivian but we have been living in different countries for some years now.

    We love hiking, camping, traveling, animals and landscapes and all kind of music (rock, jazz, blues, electronic, world music).
    We love people, museums, theater, movies, documentaries... cooking and eating different food and living a sustainable life, also learning about other cultures, traditions and work with them...
    Paola is vegetarian and Jacques is semi-vegetarian.

    Together we traveled to different countries and we have been living, working and helping projects in Bolivia, Brazil, Angola, South Africa, China, India, Turkey and Iran.

    We have been teaching Spanish, English and Art for children (as private or freelancer teachers). Both have experience as ESL kindergarten teachers or assistants and we have been teaching kids from 2 to 6 years old (1 to 1 and classes with more than 30 kids) and also teenagers. We had great experiences helping a Montessori and a Waldorf kindergartens.
    We are very excited about the opportunity to make part of your family or project and share experience....

    Jacques is a enthusiastic backpacker and loves camping, hiking and mountains...
    He has more than 15 years of experience teaching children and adults in NGOs, Kindergartens and On-line. Jacques is Bachelor of Education with major in TESOL, has Advanced Certificate in TESOL, Portuguese and Spanish (120 hours each) and some other certifications about teaching.
    He also has large knowledge about Maintenance Management, Health and Safety in workplace and experience training internal fire brigade teams in small facilities. He has some experience with electrical installation and electrical panel assembler and some plumbing experience. He is willing to learn more things about construction, like carpentry or painting.

    Paola also loves the nature, trekking, camping and love all animals......
    She is a high skilled graphic designer and illustrator (+ than 15 years of experience in 7 countries). She has large knowledge about cinema (her father and grandfather are filmmakers in South America) and she is a Professional Photographer.
    She loves art, music and travel.... She worked with audio edition to 7 languages in Angola and also have more than 15 years of experience teaching children and adults in NGOs, Kindergartens and On-line (Spanish, Portuguese, Art and English). She is now into video editing to promote the documentaries produced by her late grandfather on Youtube.
    She has Degree in Arts and Graphic Design and TEFL Cambridge English Certificate: Scholar level 5 140 hours.

  • Interests

    Outdoor activities
    Charity work
    Drawing & painting
    Cooking & food
    Vegetarian or vegan
  • Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn

    We're interested in:  

    Language practice

    Some knowledge of:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    General Maintenance

    Able to teach about:  

    Art Projects
  • More details about your skills

    We have more than 15 year of volunteer experience in South America, Africa and Asia by Teaching and Tutoring adults and children.
    We have good English proficiency and Spanish/ Portuguese fluency.
    Both are ESL kindergarten teachers.
    We have experience in maintenance manager and in Graphic Designer ( + 11 years of experience), professional photographer, audio editor and cinema. We have a lot of experience with decoration and art design. We can also help with hand lettering murals.

    Please visit our page on Facebook for art samples. Look for: @artchamuchino
    Paola also has professional training as cleaner and as maintenance assistant and Jacques has professional training as electrician and maintenance assistant.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    Persian (Farsi): Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    We can help you with conversational Spanish and Portuguese. We are experienced English teacher for kids or beginner level

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  • Age

    40 & 35

  • Nationality

    Brazil/Italy and Bolivia

  • What else ...

    We used to play electric guitar and bass guitar with friends in the past (rock/ pop band). Would be great to play some jams again... and try to remember how to do so...

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      We are allergic to bad moods, negativity and those who do not love other people, animals and nature :)

    • Special dietary requirements
      Paola is vegetarian and Jacques is semi-vegetarian but we are adaptive.




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