Portuguese Speaking Online English Teacher (Adult Students)

Are you fluent in conversational Portuguese and passionate about teaching?



A great opportunity awaits your application to enhance the business English of working professionals!

An opportunity with us also includes:

  • EASY ONBOARDING & TRAINING: We will help you every step of the way with advice and training to allow you to be confident in setting yourself up to be a GREAT teacher from lesson one.
  • WORK FROM HOME: No more commuting! Do truly inspiring work and have the right work-life balance that suits you.
  • EXPLORE THE WORLD: Meet students from across the globe and explore their cultures from the comfort of your home.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Our Inspiration Academy has free courses available to all, in various fields of study, to aid your professional growth at your pace.
  • PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT: Through our Evolve Program, you can enjoy wellness, fun, and community events, from the comfort of your own home.

While a completed TEFL certification is essential for your application, if you don't have one yet, there's no need to worry. We provide an in-house, globally recognized 120-hour TEFL course, which is essential for building a successful career as an online English teacher. To learn more about our TEFL 120hr Accredited program, please visit our website.

Success criteria

  • 1-year experience as an Online English Teacher/Tutor
  • Must be an English first-language speaker
  • Fluent in conversational Portuguese
  • You are a cultural fit
  • Your values are aligned with ours
  • You are an experienced teacher who wants to work with foreign students
  • You can make learning fun and bring excitement and energy to every lesson!
  • You want to pass on your knowledge to new students
  • You are highly motivated and passionate about interacting with people and imparting knowledge
  • You have a desire to teach English

Position Details

Start Date:

  • Immediate


  • Work from home.


  • Teachers enjoy part-time, hourly schedules. Academic support is needed seven days a week, 24 hours each day, thus a variety of availabilities can be accommodated. You will be leading small group classes and private classes as well as providing feedback on student work.


  • You will teach adult students.


  • Set base rate of 7.5 - 8 USD per hour.


  • Training and ongoing professional development throughout the contract.

Contract type:

  • You will be contracted by The Really Great Teacher Company as an Independent Service Provider.

Minimum Qualifications

What is needed?

  • Must have prior experience teaching English, preferably as a second language, online experience preferred.
  • Fluent in conversational Portuguese as a second language.
  • Completed, accredited 120-hour TEFL, TESOL, CELTA, or equivalent.
  • General awareness of and ability to apply the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • Familiarity with ESL assessments, with the ability to evaluate and create assessments.
  • Must be able to communicate in English both clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Must provide ten (10) hours minimum of availability each week (including five (5) peak time hours). Peak hours are Monday through Friday, between 6:00 pm ET and 1:00 am ET.
  • Highly computer literate.
  • No criminal record.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Excellent timekeeping and punctuality.


  • Currently enrolled in or has completed a degree program at an accredited institution of higher education in Linguistics, Education, English, Modern Languages or Literature, or a related field.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher.

Tech Requirements

PC specifications:

  • Processor: Intel ® Core™ i5 CPU @2.40GHz (4 CPUs) or greater. 
  • Memory: 8GB RAM or greater.

Backup power:  

  • Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) with a battery life of up to 4-5 hours (2000VA) (or willing to purchase before commencing teaching). This is applicable and a non-negotiable requirement for candidates based in a country where regular power interruptions occur.

A stable fibre internet connection:

  • At a minimum of 10 Mbps upload and download speeds. 
  • PC is connected via a LAN cable and not via a Wi-Fi connection.  

Noise-cancelling headsets and HD web camera.

  • Backup headset is highly recommended. 

Tidy, well-lit, and quiet teaching environment