"Awesome tutor and very flexible!"
Kerri from Dallas, TX on 2/12/14
Deise has conducted classes for me via Skype, which I've found very helpful and great for my busy schedule. Her virtual approach is very unique, and she's done an excellent job at making sure the quality of classes aren't diminished. As a teacher, Deise is very flexible and thorough. She's been able to personalize her classes to my needs and skill level. I definitely recommend her as a tutor!
Gabriel from Leesville, LA on 5/28/14
I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with Deise. She is knowledgeable, patient and very helpful. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn or improve their Portuguese.
Sharat from Dallas, TX on 4/27/14
Deise is very methodical and works very hard in preparing the material for every Portuguese class. She is very patient when it comes to explaining concepts that are difficult to grasp and provides numerous examples of tense and gender forms. I am learning a lot and would strongly recommend her to anyone that has to learn Portuguese in a relatively short time frame as I do.
David from Dallas, TX on 10/15/12
She has patience and will help you understand more than the language-giving you a feel for how things work in her native Brazil, specifically southern Brazil. Very interesting and informative.
Kristin from Dallas, TX on 9/17/12
Deise is an excellent tutor, well-organized and personally invested in your success. She is also a very pleasant and funny person, and she works hard to work around her students' schedules.
"Well prepared and highly skilled. Highly recommend"
Andrew from Dallas, TX on 9/16/12
Great for students of all skill levels. Deise did an excellent job evaluating my current skill level and catered her lessons appropriately. Highly recommend.
"Deise is Wonderful!"
Samantha from Lewisville, TX on 8/7/12
I am so glad to have found Deise! I have taken her Portuguese classes for a few months now and have just recently taken a cooking class from her. I have so much more confidence and understand so much of the language now! She works hard to tailor the classes to my learning style and they are the highlight of my week. Her heart is all in teaching Portuguese and it will really show in how much you learn! Try her cooking class too- she's a brilliant self-taught cook and I have some impressive Brazilian culinary skills now thanks to Deise! I'm beyond satisfied to have studied with her.
Deise replied on 8/7/2012:
Thank you so much for your dedication and willingness to learn. I'm very impressed at how much you have improved and I can't wait for you to go to Brazil and show off. Our cooking class was very fun. I'm very proud of you.
Fatima from Plano, TX on 10/12/11
Deise - thanks for all your help prepping for my Brazil trip. Your lessons were tailored to my situation and very relevant to the current culture and daily happenings. I appreciated your flexibility with lessons and going the extra mile for me! Highly recommend for anyone needing a crash course or refresher in Portuguese for business.
"Great sense of humor and fabulous teacher"
Nicole from Denton, TX on 9/24/11
Deise is very willing to work with your schedule. She makes class worthwhile with her fun attitude and willingness to help you learn. She always includes cultural aspects in with the language tutoring which I think helps a student learn easier. I highly recommend Deise!
"Deise is awesome!"
Prem from Dallas, TX on 8/16/11
Deise is a great teacher. She is professional, organized, and easy to reach. Further, she goes the extra mile by understanding individual needs and tailoring her lesson plan based on those. Rather than teaching concepts you can simply learn from a language book, Deise constructs her classes around real, evolving Brazilian Portuguese, which makes what you learn current with regard to how the language is spoken TODAY.
Deise replied on 8/16/2011:
I'm happy to learn that you have enjoyed my classes. It is my goal to make sure that I cover all of my student's needs. Your success is my success. I'm very impressed at how your speaking skills have grown throughout each class.
Glen from Dallas, TX on 7/25/11
It has been great working with Deise. She has structured her teaching around my specific needs and I can already see the improvement in my Portuguese after only a few classes. I highly recommend Deise to anyone interested in the Portuguese-Brazilian language.
Deise replied on 8/15/2011:
Thank you so much for your compliment. I have seen a huge improvement on your Portuguese, voce vai deixar muita gente de boca aberta. Na proxima vez que fores ao Brasil vao pensar que voce e brasileiro.
"Personalized instruction, very professional, makes learning Portuguese fun!"
Andrea from Dallas, TX on 7/14/11
Deise is a wonderful and effective teacher - she puts time into preparing each lesson to create scenarios that are relevant to me and my travels in Brazil. I knew a little Portuguese before taking classes with her, but she explains things in a way that makes it fun and easy to remember. She also talks about the differences between what you might hear in Rio, Sao Paulo or the South. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Brazilian Portuguese or to practice and perfect what they already know. I'm ready for my trip to Sao Paulo and can't wait to practice what I've learned. I will miss our weekly classes. Thank you, Deise!
Deise replied on 7/19/2011:
I'm glad that you enjoyed our Portuguese classes. You improved so much and I know for sure that you will be great and ready for Brazil. I hope you have a good trip.
"Outstanding Portuguese tutor; very organized; customized lessons; well-paced sessions"
Quentin from Euless, TX on 7/14/11
Deise is a great Portuguese tutor and did a fantastic job preparing me in a short amount of time for a trip to Brasil. She was always prompt and on-time and I found her to be very well organized with every lesson. I was also very surprised at the time she put in between classes to prepare customized lesson plans that were a good fit for my language goals. Additionally, Deise's native instruction prepared me well for my trip by giving me useful slang and idiomatic expressions that I heard and used frequently.
I would highly recommend Deise as professional and effective instructor.
Deise replied on 7/19/2011:
First I want to thank you for your comment. I hope you are doing well and I'm glad that you are using everything that we studied. I know that with you dedication you will succeed in your job using what you learned.