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University of Illinois at Chicago (Biology)
I am a native from Salvador, Brazil and I have been living in Chicago for approximately seven years. I have a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and extensive knowledge in Brazilian Portuguese.
As a native Portuguese speaker, I am confident I can assist you in learning the language whether it is primarily for basic understanding and communication or for mastering the language.
I would be happy to customize the lessons based on your needs and expectations. Please, contact me to further assist you! I am a native from Salvador, Brazil and I have been living in Chicago for approximately seven years. I have a bachelor's degree in molecular biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and extensive knowledge in Brazilian … Read more
Manuela is a superior teacher. She has a full knowledge of her subject and the cultural and historical background of its people, who in this case are her people because she is a native Portuguese Brazilian. I had a deep sense of what I needed and what I need to do next in order to be successful in mastering the Portuguese language. Although I am merely a beginner, I now have a deep sense of foundation and how to build from it and around it. Manuela is what I call a natural teacher with all of the qualities that natural teachers have such as heart, compassion, wisdom, and knowledge on how to inspire motivation. She also realizes what is important for students is what is important for her, meaning that she is willing to be flexible for each student's story and circumstance. And most of all she is obviously a lifelong learner herself, which is equally important to the teaching and learning process. What a precious treasure this teacher is.
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Portuguese is my first language and I am confident of my knowledge in the language. I can speak and write fluently and most importantly, I understand the intricate Portuguese grammar. I studied Portuguese throughout my life in high school and college in Brazil and often had to prove my knowledge in the language through written and spoken assignments. Depending on the student's learning expectations, I will design lessons that fit and satisfy their needs. I can start by teaching the basic grammar and most basic vocabulary to students interested in mastering the language or I can teach basic vocabulary/sentences for tourists interested in getting around in Brazil while on vacation. I fully understand the challenges of learning a foreign language. It requires time, constancy and a good tutor!
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