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Universidade Gama Filho (Communications)
UWLA School of Law (J.D.)
Dear Prospective Portuguese Students and Parents,
I am a native Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro. I have a degree in communications (journalism and public relations) from a Brazilian University and a law degree from an American Law School. My passion is teaching Portuguese and sharing my country's cultural bounty. I have tutored private students in Los Angeles since 2005. I have created and taught for two years a Portuguese and Bossa Nova class at the Westwood Public Library. Learning Portuguese through music was the objective of that class.
My tutoring sessions are usually one hour long, one on one, and involve reading, speaking, listening and experiencing the beautiful sounds of Portuguese! Of course, sessions can be tailored to your exact needs, level of skill and purpose. For example, I worked with several jazz recording artists who were recording songs in Portuguese, but did not speak the language, to improve their accent, pronunciation and cultural understanding of the lyrics. I have worked with advanced students who were giving business presentations in Brazil to correct, adjust or improve the quality of their presentations.
In summation, teaching Portuguese is what I do because I love it! Did I mention I am extremely patient, dedicated and genuinely interested in your progress?
In addition to Portuguese, I am a certified English Tutor, assisting students, especially foreign students, improve their reading, speaking and comprehension skills. Because I was once a foreign speaker, and have mastered the language over 25 years, I feel uniquely qualified to work with non-native speakers.
Hope to hear from you soon. More information provided upon request. Dear Prospective Portuguese Students and Parents,
I am a native Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro. I have a degree in communications (journalism and public relations) from a Brazilian University and a … Read more
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Danielle has just the qualities I've been searching for in a tutor. She presented the materials in a clear and precise manner, and made me feel comfortable and at ease as we went through a variety of exercises. She speaks slowly and clearly, so I was able to understand most everything... it's a great feeling. I especially like the fact that she brings music into the class, since I'm a huge Brazilian music fan! I plan to continue once-a-week private lessons with Danielle as of next week. I'm excited!
After trying classes etc, Danielle works hard to find a way for you to learn appropriate skills to learn. I cant say enough about her caring to teach well and time spent on doing it right. You know after a session, that you feel good about learning a language. After other methods am so happy to have found someone who teaches this well.
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Portuguese is the beautiful and melodic language of Brazil. I teach Brazilian Portuguese, with a Rio de Janeiro accent and inflection. This is different in sound from Continental Portuguese (Portugal, certain nations in Africa, or the island of Goa). I have been teaching for six years. I've had students of all levels and interests. I have worked with business people, students, tourists, even jazz singers seeking that perfect sound in their recordings! I tailor the lessons to your level and interests. We practice a "whole language approach", where listening, speaking, reading, writing, understanding the grammar and rules all play an important role.
I hope to be able to guide you in your studies and help you accomplish your language goals.