About Tulio

Bio

Born and raised in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Tulio is an undergrad student of control and automation engineering at UFMG in Belo Horizonte. The amount of voluntary work he’s done thus far greatly overshadows his paid work experience, which may be concerning to some, but at least it ain’t boring! His interests are fantasy and historical fiction books, designer board games and computer games (search him on BGG and Steam) and he enjoys watching and/or playing almost any sport you can name: football, american football,basketball, volleyball, badminton, golf...

Languages

English, Portuguese

TED Conference

TEDGlobal 2014

I'm passionate about

Games, Sports (especially eccentric ones), science, languages

My TED story

Back at 2009 I saw some TED talks that a pretty good brazilian site recommended (papodehomem.com.br) and liked it, but forgot to watch more videos because I was busy studying to get into an university. Since I got approved for the 2nd half of 2010 I got then plenty of time and started to watch talks, got so into it that watching one everyday is a habit. Then I wanted to share it with brazilians that can't understand very well english and applied to be a translator, am glad I can help to spread the word!

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Tulio Leao
Posted over 4 years ago
Test Schools, Not Children
This is exactly what Brazil needs to enforce. We have been experiencing in the last two years a government attempt to unify the college exams system because they say this is going to be more democratic, leaving public universities not only for students who could pay for a good private school but for those who studied at public ones too. The problem is that it didn't change anything, the state continues to approve education changes to the transition high school -> college , but it makes little effort to improve elementary and high schools. If they did better evaluations it all could be solved. As I know in USA you would want to be in public school until high school and then go to a private college, here is the opposite. I would agree to test teachers knowledge from time to time besides students tests to try to solve this problem.
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Tulio Leao
Posted about 5 years ago
Raul Midon: "Tembererana"
Inspiring lyrics, I had to pause it in the middle of the video to get more info of him and hear another musics he sang. Really difficult today to find such a music-lyrics match