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Larissa D.

Abingdon, MD

$40/hour

Experienced English and Portuguese Tutor; Homework tutor

5+ Hours
5.0 average from 5 ratings
5 star Portuguese teacher!
— David, Towson, MD on 7/5/17

$40/Hour


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Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil)
BA
Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil)
Other

Education

Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil) (BA)

Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil) (Other)

About Larissa

Hello! I'm Larissa and I am an ESL teacher born in Brazil and I have just moved to Maryland. I have been working as an English teacher in Brazil for more than 10 years with lots of experience from Elementary to High School students, with different levels in the same group. I worked with adults in Portuguese Literacy and private lessons helping students to get a better grade, even in Portuguese or English.

I got my Bachelor's degree in Languages (English and Portuguese). In college, I studied the subjects related to both languages very hard and all the learning and experience I've got from those years I apply in my classes. I bring this knowledge to my teaching approach and I do everything I can to make learning a pleasant experience. I use lesson plans from any routine situation (especially from the student's), then explicitly teach the topic or material.

I also work with proficiency preparation or any language skill which needs to be accurate respecting every style from each student and any level. I can really help with English (as a foreign language or a school subject) or Portuguese, if there is anyone who wants to study hard for this language. Adding to these, I worked many years developing teaching methods and practical activities to help students with learning disabilities concerning reading and writing skills in a foreign language.

My classes are based on your students' needs. If you need to improve your reading skill and or your grammar and writing, I will have clearly organized lessons to help you achieve your goals.

If you need help with homework or want to prepare for a test, for a Proficiency or school ones, I am sure that I can help you improve and succeed!

Students from public or private schools and foreign speakers are welcome to contact me and I want to help them as much as I can. It is easy to do that and feel free to ask for further information or schedule a lesson!
Hello! I'm Larissa and I am an ESL teacher born in Brazil and I have just moved to Maryland. I have been working as an English teacher in Brazil for more than 10 years with lots of experience from Elementary to High School students, with different levels in the same group. I worked with adults in Portuguese Literacy and private lessons helping Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Abingdon, MD 21009

"5 star Portuguese teacher!"

- David, Towson, MD on 7/5/17

"Glad we found her"

- Joy, Edgewood, MD on 4/6/17
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
IELTS,
Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, IELTS,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Spelling,
Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I teach English reading comprehension from Elementary to High School, English grammar and ESL skills.

Grammar

I have been working with this subject for over 10 years between Elementary and High Schools in Brazil. I have plenty experiences with different levels, ages and ways of learning, especially reading and writing. I also got Bachelor's degree in Languages in English and Portuguese involving all the skills related in both languages.

IELTS

I have worked with many different levels of English over 10 years and helping students to get a Proficiency Certificate is one of the goals. I can say I have helped my students to improve their skills, especially reading and writing topics. IELTS Reading is not easy to deal with, but practicing some comprehension techniques will help students to have a better grade on the test.

Portuguese

With a Bachelor's degree in English and Portuguese, I've been working with students from Elementary to High School outside the country focusing English reading comprehension, grammar, ESL skills and proficiency tests.

Spanish

I have learned Spanish by myself and I helped some students from Elementary to Intermediate levels using Spanish as a Second Language. I am able to work from basic to complex structures and help my students to improve their reading, writing and speaking skills in Spanish.

Spelling

During my school years, I was one of the best students in spelling in Portuguese and English. Studying Languages in the university helped me to know the common patterns for words with Latin and Greek roots.

TOEFL

I am an ESL teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language. I have very specific methods for improving all areas of the TOEFL exam, including reading sections. I also emphasize vocabulary with improvement lessons and quizzes. I have been very successful with helping my students improve their proficiency tests scores!

Writing

I help students turn their essays and research papers for academically written and edited pieces of writing. I have had great feedback in helping students improve their writing skills and vocabulary, and also, write excellent papers.

Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil)
BA
Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil)
Other

Education

Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil) (BA)

Mackenzie Presbiterian University (Brazil) (Other)

5 star Portuguese teacher!

Larissa is helping my 9 yo daughter learn Portuguese. I can't thank her enough for making the Portuguese classes fun for her. Larissa, as a teacher, senses what works better for her students, the classes are never boring and she can talk and teach about anything. I highly recommend her.

— David, Towson, MD on 7/5/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Larissa will travel within 30 miles of Abingdon, MD 21009.