MEET THE TEAM
Our team of tutors has extensive experience studying and working abroad. Having gone through the process ourselves, we are equipped to prepare students for the challenge of applying to study overseas. Our tutoring ensures that each student achieves results that match their effort. By listening to students' goals and aspirations, we are able to encourage a proactive and focused approach to studying. Classes are tailored to each students' needs and strengths to create a supportive learning environment and inspire students to be life-long learners.
Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Amanda studied international relations at Brown University (USA) and went on to get two Masters degrees, one in international trade at SciencesPo (France) and another one in audiovisual arts at KU Leuven (Belgium). After a brief career in finance she dedicated herself to more artistic and entrepreneurial pursuits, and it was following her creative spirit that she founded Vincit Tutoring. Amanda has consistently taught and mentored throughout her life and learns tremendously working with teenagers and young professionals as they prepare to study abroad. She feels that success in any test or evaluation comes from being attentive and focused throughout the entire preparation process.
Prior to co-founding Vincit Tutoring, Lucas spent most of his professional life wondering what it would be like to teach full time. Lucas is a trained economist with degrees from the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, and his professional experience largely lies within the economics field. His interest in teaching, however, kept him involved in activities such as volleyball coaching and academic tutoring throughout most of his adult life. Lucas' pedagogical experience ranges from test prep to languages, social studies, science, and math; from students in elementary school to graduate school; and from special needs to gifted and talented individuals. He is now, finally, a full-time teacher and loves it. Lucas has always enjoyed tests and is especially happy to be able to share his enthusiasm for tests with his students. He is an expert in the math portion of the SAT.
Alexandra was born in Belo Horizonte/MG in 1968, but has lived in Rio de Janeiro since 1981 and is a “carioca” at heart. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Sciences from UNISUAM (2000) and a post-graduate degree in Cultural Management from Universidade Estácio de Sá (2008). Her career in the cultural sector includes a role as administrator of the Escola de Artes Visuais-EAV do Parque Lage (1994-2007) and since 2007, as partner & director at Nossa Galeria de Arte, recognized with the prestigious Tiradentes Medal. Alexandra has always had an interest in the arts, but her professional experience with critics and artists formed her as a multimedia and visual artist. At Vincit Tutoring, Alexandra is responsible for client contracts, billing, accounting, and other managerial aspects of running the company, which is an art in itself.
Before moving to Rio de Janeiro from South Africa in 2014, Wendy completed a Bachelor of Arts in French, German and Psychology at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She then worked for Every Nation Grahamstown for fifteen years initiating and directing various community development projects, including literacy projects, HIV/AIDS workshops with high school students, entrepreneurship training, and a crisis counselling centre. She loves languages and is a qualified English as a Foreign Language teacher and specialises in preparing students for the TOEFL and IELTS tests. In 2017, she completed a post graduate degree in Translation Studies from the University of South Africa, and alongside English teaching, she hopes to put her love for languages to use in translation. At Vincit, Wendy also organises all the mock tests.