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I’m originally from Brazil where I taught foreign languages for ten years including English as a second language, Portuguese to foreigners, French and Spanish. I taught children starting at the age of seven, teenagers, young adults, and adults, including but not limited to professionals such as lawyers, dentists, doctors, and bankers. I also tutored Spanish with ClubZ Tutoring for two years in Simi Valley, California.
I tutor each student taking into consideration what he/she needs or wants, and use the appropriate material for each case. When a student already has a book, as a high school student, I will follow their own school book as the basis for the tutoring. Then, I will either create new exercises or bring something I already have to reinforce what they have learned.
I do understand that sometimes teenagers feel reluctant about learning foreign languages. So, I take each point they need to learn and make it into a game which leads them feel more relaxed and helps them to learn with less effort. I give them helpful tips to remember verb conjugations, grammar points and vocabulary. I also use memory games which not only help with vocabulary assimilation of the target language, but also sharpen the brain.
I love the challenge of teaching foreign languages, and your language need or want is my concern. I look forward to having the opportunity to help you.
In the English language, it's important to know how to use proper grammar, including verb tense, pronouns, adverbs, and prepositions as well as the correct choice of words. Being able to connect everything gracefully is what leads you to write well.
I also majored in French in college, but hadn't used it much in the past 7 years because I was concentrating in Portuguese translation and interpretation.
But recently, I received a request to teach French to a small group of adult beginners, and I'm enjoying it very much. So, I would like to continue with more beginner students or those who want to prepare to go on a trip.
For individual students I charge $50 per class and for group of 4 or 6, $25 per person per class.
I'm a native of Brazil, and obviously I speak Brazilian Portuguese. However, as a teacher I avoid using popular slang (may make an exception on these if you insist) and vulgar speech.
I'm also acquainted with plenty of vocabulary words in European Portuguese. But keep in mind that there is a difference between the Portuguese and Brazilian accents.
I studied Spanish in college. I pay close attention to proper grammar, and I believe that's mostly what our high school students need help with.
They need someone to make grammar seem easy and help them get it. That's where I come in. I teach beginners to intermediate, and can also do conversation as I'm pretty fluent in Spanish. I live among Hispanic people of all nationalities and speak to them every day.
My accent is Latin American rather than Castillan.
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