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Zeca Teixeira


"OWN ESL has allowed me back at doing what I love the most... Got no regrets!"

Zeca is a seasoned English and Portuguese instructor (15+ years) and has lived in Seattle since 2008. Zeca's even greater passion is his two kids and dog, Cody.


Rafa Santana

Rafa is an undergraduate student in early childhood education and has been in the US for over 10 years. She's is also an OWN ESL founder, ahead of Class & Instructor Coordination.


Bruna Cheble

Bruna has worked as an ESL teacher for over 13 years. She's finishing her bachelor's degree at Estácio de Sá, and beyond teaching at OWN ESL, she's also our Instructional Designer, developing our teacher guides.


Ana Julia Kruger

Don't be fooled; Ana may be a little younger than your average instructor, but her passion for education and brilliant performance has guaranteed her a spot at OWN ESL! She's been in the US for over 5 years and is native-like fluent in both English and Portuguese.