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Sandra C.

Portuguese (Continental/European) Tutor

Portuguese (Continental/European) Tutor

$56/hour

  • 576 hours tutoring

  • Santa Monica, CA 90403

About Sandra


Bio

I was born in the US, but was raised in Portugal since age 9. I recently moved back 6 years ago to Los Angeles (Santa Monica) and would love to tutor any students who are interested in the Portuguese Language and culture.

In Portugal I worked in advertising/branding and graphic design in Lisbon, so I am aware of the trends of the marketing business.

I'll happily let you know of all the interesting things about Portugal - from Gastronomy, to history, to soccer!

I was born in the US, but was raised in Portugal since age 9. I recently moved back 6 years ago to Los Angeles (Santa Monica) and would love to tutor any students who are interested in the Portuguese Language and culture.

In Portugal I worked in advertising/branding and graphic design in Lisbon, so I am aware of the trends of the marketing business.

I'll happily let you know of all the interesting things about Portugal - from Gastronomy, to history, to soccer!


Education

Escola Superior de Comunicação Social - LIS Portugal
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Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $56
  • Rate details: Group Rate (2/3), I charge 50% of my hourly rate per extra person. So for 2 students the total for both will be $84 per hour and for 3 students will be $112 per hour.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Sandra hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

Portuguese

Portuguese

I am a Portuguese American, bilingual in English and Portuguese that has lived on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. I have a BA in Advertising and Marketing from the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social in Lisbon and worked for several years at International Advertising Agencies based in Lisbon. In 2011, I moved to the US with my family and started tutoring Portuguese. It has become a great passion. Teaching a language and sharing your culture is an amazing experience. I see each student as unique, so I develop a specific lesson plan based on their specific goals. I try to make the lessons as fun and engaging as possible, so that students feel motivated to continue. I’ve tutored students that are children of Portuguese immigrants and want to learn their ancestors’ language. Others that want to retire, do business or just go on vacation to Portugal. Others that just love the uniqueness of it’s sound. Whatever reason you have to learn Portuguese, I’ll be glad to prepare a lesson plan for you and teach at your pace in order to help you achieve your goals.

Language

Portuguese

Portuguese

I am a Portuguese American, bilingual in English and Portuguese that has lived on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. I have a BA in Advertising and Marketing from the Escola Superior de Comunicação Social in Lisbon and worked for several years at International Advertising Agencies based in Lisbon. In 2011, I moved to the US with my family and started tutoring Portuguese. It has become a great passion. Teaching a language and sharing your culture is an amazing experience. I see each student as unique, so I develop a specific lesson plan based on their specific goals. I try to make the lessons as fun and engaging as possible, so that students feel motivated to continue. I’ve tutored students that are children of Portuguese immigrants and want to learn their ancestors’ language. Others that want to retire, do business or just go on vacation to Portugal. Others that just love the uniqueness of it’s sound. Whatever reason you have to learn Portuguese, I’ll be glad to prepare a lesson plan for you and teach at your pace in order to help you achieve your goals.

Ratings and Reviews


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Accessible, knowledgeable, great first steps with new tutor

Sandra has a personable style, and she clearly has done a great deal of teaching. I felt she held a great orientation call to ascertain my present level of understanding of Portuguese, and our initial lesson was great. Glad to be able to give her a great rating, though it may not be to my advantage as her 'client' load will likely be filling up quickly!

John, 1 lesson with Sandra

Very Patient

Sandra taught me and my mother some useful Portuguese for an upcoming trip for my mother's 75th birthday. Sandra was very patient and supportive! I wish I would have reached out to Sandra sooner. We enjoyed our time with her!

Alison , 2 lessons with Sandra

Highly recommended online experience

I didn't have much time available in my daily schedule and I needed to improve my Portuguese skills to coordinate a team in Brazil. Sandra was an enormous help. The online experience allowed me to learn from my office and Sandra managed every 1-hour class to optimize the time and provide me with the specific support that I needed to become fluent and feel confident in my meetings in Portuguese with my Brazilian co-workers and clients. If you are afraid of the online experience, don't be with Sandra. You won't be disappointed.

Francisco, 36 lessons with Sandra

Wow! Uma professora maravilhosa!

In 5 months, with 3 lessons per month, Sandra has brought me from knowing zero Portuguese to a place of confidence and serenity! She is kind, patient, so knowledgeable, and paces the lessons as ever you need. She brought and sent me loads of articles--all about the language and about the culture and about places I am going to on my upcoming trip to Portugal. I can't wait. And YOU SHOULDN'T WAIT to see her as your instructor!

Mark, 14 lessons with Sandra

Fabulous, knowledgeable tutor!

Sandra was an enormous help as I prepared for a challenging Portuguese exam. She easily explained complex grammar concepts and offered a variety of tools to help me master them. When I had trouble with pronunciation, she patiently worked with me to overcome these challenges - offering very creative and effective suggestions for how to approach the different nasal sounds. And she had a host of suggestions for how to make learning Portuguese fun - apps, TV shows, and more. Sandra is a fabulous tutor! I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Stephanie, 14 lessons with Sandra

Great, Enthusiastic and Fun Teacher. Highly Professional

We started with the basics, and she moved us along fast! Sandra is extremely knowledgeable, and is great at leading an online lesson. She suggested books and an app to amplify our studies. She speaks very clearly and is helpful with the tricky aspects of Portuguese. We're looking forward to our next lesson!

Jonathan, 10 lessons with Sandra

Knowledgeable, patient, always prepared for lesson, always on time, flexible, wonderful teacher

Sandra is a very experienced teacher who adjusts to my plans and goals. She teaches me proper pronunciation, introduces me to local culture. My grammar is improving. Thank you, Sandra!

Sue, 16 lessons with Sandra

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Sandra is always well prepared with extra material for when we have extra time, and she manages our time together thoughtfully. She compliments me on my progress, which gives me confidence to continue learning.

Jeff, 54 lessons with Sandra

Fabulous teacher (Portuguese)

Sandra gets 5 stars because she is the complete teacher: prepared, informed, good listener, perfect pronunciation, will customize lessons, etc. Also has a great personality, making her lessons engaging, fun, very productive. I learned a lot in an hour. Highly recommend her. If you're looking for help with your Portuguese, contact Sandra. You won't be disappointed.

Tom, 1 lesson with Sandra

Very knowledgable and authentic

We started with some basic pronunciation exercises critical to mastering the uniqueness of European Portuguese. It's clearly a harder language than Spanish, but Sandra is patient and understands the difficulty of the language.

Robert, 79 lessons with Sandra
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$56/hour

Sandra C.

$56/hour

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Response time: 2 hours