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Emily P.

Portuguese and ESL Tutor

Richmond, CA (94804)

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15 miles
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Hello! I am glad you are interested in learning Portuguese. It will be one of the important languages to know as the Americas become more and more interdependent commercially and culturally.

I have spoken Portuguese all my life and lived twelve years of my childhood in Brazil.

Portuguese is a complex language, but with patience and a little time you will begin to enjoy its beautiful nuances. When working with a new student I like to start right away with a basic vocabulary and simple conversational exchanges. This way the student increases in confidence to engage in everyday dialog. As the student becomes more advanced I slowly develop the lesson content so it is eventually conducted completely in Portuguese.

I also enjoy very much teaching English as a second language. It is exciting to see my student feel more empowered as his or her English skills are honed through diligent practice.

I look forward to our first session!

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Emily’s subjects

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I love to teach English. It is such a rich language with which to work.
I have taught English to native speakers who wish to expand the efficacy of their language usage, as well as to persons who wish to learn it as a second language.


I also enjoy teaching English as a second language. It's richness of vocabulary and structure makes it a very descriptive and effective language.


Portuguese is the most complex of all the Latin/Romance languages. It's melodious sounds make it a beautiful language to hear as well as read. It is rich in descriptiveness, grammar, and compositional possibilities. My interest is to get my pupil/student immediately engaged in very basic conversation. As his/her confidence builds I like to introduce more and more vocabulary as well as the rules of grammar and composition. The bulk of the work is oral with written back-up for initial word recognition and vocabulary development.


The wealth of vocabulary in the English language makes it a fun and undeniably interesting subject for me to teach and explore. It is one of my favorite subjects to teach.

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The Maryland Institute College of Art (Fine Arts)

Yes (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group Rate $80 an hour for 2 students.

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 15 miles of Richmond, CA 94804.

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