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Edite T.

Upper Marlboro, MD

$50/hr

Effective MultiLingual Tutor - ESL, French, Portuguese, Spanish

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469 Ratings
 
 
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Ella es impresionante (she is awesome)
— Mike, Upper Marlboro, MD on 3/6/14

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University of Maryland University College
B.S. Accounting

Education

University of Maryland University College (B.S. Accounting)

About Edite

Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Edite (pronounced - Edeet). I have a degree in Accounting and I used that knowledge while I worked at Marriott Headquarters for 15 years. My real passion is languages: I speak 4 idioms, one creole and one dialect. I am a native Portuguese speaker and U.S. citizen. I worked for the United Nations for 11 years where I came in contact with many different languages and cultures. I've been teaching languages and different subjects for many years now. As a Phi Kappa Phi scholar, I have been a mentor at University of Maryland U.C. for four years and will always be committed to serving my community and beyond.

I am a patient and very enthusiastic tutor that opts for classes that are fun and easy to follow with an extremely pleasant and positive attitude. I am a people's person, so I love to share the excitement that I have for my tutoring subjects and am able to derive value from seeing my students succeed. Everyone is different with their individual learning style. Therefore, my classes are custom-made as I adjust them to each student's challenges, preferred learning style and pace. Believe me, nothing replaces the one-on-one learning interaction.

MY GENERAL AVAILABILITY:
Monday through Friday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at my residence
Sunday: Negotiable if given enough notice, and tutoring at my residence

BEFORE WE GET STARTED
- You can email me at any time, as many times through WyzAnt and inquire about my services.
- Before requesting to meet and/or get my contact number, please have payment credentials on file. WyzAnt requires this, WITHOUT exceptions.
- For this effect, you need to contact WyzAnt to open an account.

I AM HERE TO SERVE YOU:
- All my certified tutoring subjects are listed below and appear in bold text. For now, I am not tutoring the non-bold subjects.
- If you provide me with an opportunity to tutor you, I will do my very best to help you succeed in your studying subjects.
- Do not hesitate in asking questions and voicing concerns.
- Please feel free to provide suggestions on how I can serve you better.

SOME HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS
- Please be on time for your scheduled sessions. Tutoring charges begin at your scheduled starting time (NOT at your late arrival time).
- Tutoring ends promptly at your scheduled ending time unless you intend to extend the session at your own expense, and in case I’m not booked the following hour.
- Please do not request that a slot be held for you, unless you definitely plan on using it. You would not want me to waste your time, so please, return the favor.
- If you are having trouble in your studies, please do not expect your grade to improve immediately to an "A" right after the first few tutoring sessions. It takes time and firm commitment on your part to start seeing results.
- Practice makes perfect. Tutoring time alone will not do it. Please practice also on your own, so that you can see progress. For languages, surround yourself with as much material like movies, TV, radio, natives, etc, as you can.
- Expect LOTS of repetition in language learning, especially for correct pronunciation.
- Please be honest, respectful, and fair in your ratings and reviews. I am NOT at fault if students do not practice their work nor follow the guidelines or advice I provide.

CANCELLATIONS
- Please note that if you repeatedly cancel your appointments, you risk losing your reserved slot. I reserve the right to take back the slots from those clients who cancel repeatedly.
- When canceling, and for you NOT to be charged, please notify me - 24 hours prior to your scheduled session - via EMAIL through WyzAnt's system and PHONE (my info is on WyzAnt).
- Please expect to be billed $30 for ALL cancellations occurring within 24 hours of the session’s scheduled starting time.

BILLING
- 1 hour is the minimal session length billed. If the session goes beyond the first hour, 2 full hours will be billed - no matter if it was for a 1/4 hour, 1/2 hour, etc.
- If I’m expecting you at your scheduled session and you DON’T SHOW UP, after a 15-minute wait, you will be billed in full at your established rate and session length (be it 1 hour or 2).
- Please DO NOT get angry because you were billed for NOT showing up or for Cancelling within the penalty window of 24 hours.
- All payments are processed through WyzAnt - NO exceptions.

Customer Satisfaction - Guaranteed!
Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Edite (pronounced - Edeet). I have a degree in Accounting and I used that knowledge while I worked at Marriott Headquarters for 15 years. My real passion is languages: I speak 4 idioms, one creole and one dialect. I am a native Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

1 - $30 for cancellation with less than 24-hour notice. 2 - After a 15-minute wait - you'll be billed in FULL at your rate/session length.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Ella es impresionante (she is awesome)"

- Mike, Upper Marlboro, MD on 3/6/14
Edite replied on 3/7/2014

Hola Mike, thank you so very much for your nice and kind words! It's been an absolute pleasure working with your son and seeing how his confidence improved exponentially from the time we first started. I still remember when, at one point, you asked me if there was hope.

The rewarding part of my job is when I see all the hard work starting to pay off. Slowly but surely, we are getting there. You have been an intrinsic part of this whole process with your ever present guidance and support. For that, I commend you for always being there for your son. I look forward to continuously providing you and your family with good quality services.

"Very knowledgable and is working very diligently with my daughter. "

- Jessica, District Heights, MD on 7/13/15
Edite replied on 7/15/2015

Bonjour Mme Jessica, I truly appreciate you taking the time to post a review on my profile with such kind words. Thank you so much for exposing your child to a second language and for giving me this opportunity for tutoring such a bright and adorable little girl. It’s been a pleasure working with her. I know she will be doing great in no time, and I want to be there to witness it all. Merci beaucoup!

"Very talented tutor..."

- Mary, Washington, DC on 2/6/15
Edite replied on 2/8/2015

Dear Mary, thank you so very much for your touching review after just one session! I do not want, by no means, for you to feel bad about our single encounter. Everything happens for a reason as I feel very lucky for meeting a beautiful human being inside and out with tremendous intellectual potential, trapped in a limiting body. I'm so glad that you reached out to me. Your energy and willingness to strive is both inspiring and contagious. Please do not let your physical limitations rob that strong spirit of yours from you. Your light is so bright, it's blinding. I truly wish you the very best and hope that the new medical discoveries work in your favor in the near future. Bless you for being who you are!

"Great Teacher"

- Beatriz, Annapolis, MD on 1/30/15
Edite replied on 2/3/2015

Olá Beatriz, muito obrigada for your great review! I'm really grateful that you have given me the chance to teach you Portuguese. It's been such a pleasure observing your enthusiasm and eagerness to learn a new language. You're a very dedicated student that puts in a lot of effort to capture as much as you can from each single session. You make my job so much easier and fulfilling. Keep it up, because before you know it, you are a pro. Many blessings to you!

"Awesome Tutor!"

- John, Bowie, MD on 8/25/14
Edite replied on 8/27/2014

Hola John, muchas gracias for your nice and kind words! You have great potential in becoming proficient in Spanish so I highly recommend that you take advantage of those skills of yours to advance further. Thank you so much for choosing me as your tutor, for giving me the opportunity to know you and work with you. It has been a blessing. I wish you all the best - always!

"Great teacher!"

- Stephanie, Washington, DC on 8/7/14
Edite replied on 8/15/2014

Bonjour Stephanie, thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate it! It has been such a pleasure working with you as you're a very dedicated and determined student. Your French has improved tremendously in the few weeks that we've worked together. I wish you all the best in your new endeavor. I know that you'll be moving on to great achievements. À bientõt.

"Patient professor who can help boost one's confidence"

- Nathan, Washington, DC on 6/5/14
Edite replied on 6/15/2014

Oi Nathan, muito obrigada for your thoughtful review. I'm delighted to learn that, in such short period of time, I was able to meet your needs in preparation for your trip to Brazil to report on the big soccer event. I wish we had had more time to get you fully prepared. You are a quick and eager learner. I highly recommend that you take advantage of those language skills that you have. Once you are done enjoying your time down there, I hope we can move on with more Portuguese lessons so that you get solid foundations in the language. It's been such a pleasure working with you. All the best - always!

"Very Patient and Always Encouraging"

- Sharon, Severna Park, MD on 5/28/14
Edite replied on 6/15/2014

Bonjour Sharon, thank you so much for your kind words. It's been a pleasure working with your son. He's such a great kid and for that he deserves all my attention and care. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to serve your awesome family. I hope to see you again very soon. Many blessings to all of you.

"Good communication with students! My best Portuguese tutor ever!"

- Patricia, Washington, DC on 5/16/14
Edite replied on 5/23/2014

Bom dia Patricia, thank you so very much for your nice and kind words! Your positive attitude and pleasant demeanor makes my job so much easier. It would be a shame to see you losing everything that you've learned this far in Portuguese. Language is a cumulative process that needs lots of practice, repetition and constant contact. Please don't let it all go to waste. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you so I look forward to keeping on tutoring you because you've a lot of potential. I miss you already. Enjoy your time in Europe and see you in the fall. All the best, always!

"Very Professional"

- Steve, Ellicott City, MD on 4/8/14
Edite replied on 4/9/2014

Bom dia Steve, I'm profoundly touched by your nice review! Thank you so very much for your nice and kind words. It's been an absolute pleasure working with both of you, and I certainly look forward to more sessions to come. I know you'll be speaking in Portuguese to each other sometime soon. I'm so excited for providing both of you with what you need to make it happen. Keep it up! Speaking of learning French, it happens to be my favorite language to tutor. Let's make it happen once your Portuguese is up to par. I wish you both all the best, always.

"Very Patient"

- Carole, North Beach, MD on 3/7/14
Edite replied on 3/9/2014

Bonjour Carole, thank you so much for choosing me as your French tutor and for your nice words. I'm so proud of you for wanting to learn a new language to get yourself ready before your trip to France. I know you'll be doing great and I'm excited for providing you with what you need to make it happen. I look forward to spending a great time during our sessions!

"Great tutor"

- Justina, Takoma Park, MD on 10/12/13
Edite replied on 10/13/2013

Olá Justina, thank you so very much for your nice and positive review. It is such a pleasure working with you and your son. Yes, I try my best to adjust to my students' needs and learning styles to make sure that I fulfill my duties. I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity to work with your baby, helping me through the process as we coordinate and implement the plan-of-action. You've a great family and I look forward to having many more sessions with both of you.

"Great approach and a great help in conversational skills."

- Caroline, Washington, DC on 9/30/13
Edite replied on 10/1/2013

Bonjour Caroline, I'm truly touched by your nice review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you, and I certainly look forward to serving you in the future when you resume your French class. I know that you are on your way to great things in life since you are a bright and very dedicated student. Keep it up! I wish you all the best.

"Very patient and creative - great tutor."

- Sarah, Washington, DC on 9/25/13
Edite replied on 9/25/2013

Bonjour Sarah, I truly appreciate your positive review! Thank you very much for allowing me the opportunity to teach French to your adorable little girl. I really enjoy working with her as she is a very bright and pleasant student. I know by the time she visits family back home she will be very much at ease in her second language.

"Excellent tutor"

- Marie, Alexandria, VA on 9/8/13
Edite replied on 9/9/2013

Olá Marie, thank you so very much for your review. I appreciate it! I really enjoyed our first meeting, and I know that you'll be speaking Portuguese in no time, considering your knowledge of two romance languages. You make my life so much easier. I look forward to spending a great time during our sessions!

"Misleading."

- Tynyika, Upper Marlboro, MD on 8/30/13
Edite replied on 9/4/2013

Thank you, Ms. M., for caring to leave a feedback! Both my husband and I happen to tutor outside WyzAnt as well, so I was already booked for Mondays at 7pm. WyzAnt has just recommended my husband to get his profile with their company so that I can refer WyzAnt students to him when my schedule is already taken.

Please be informed that my profile clearly states this: "All my certified tutoring subjects are listed below and appear in bold text. For now, I am not tutoring the non-bold subjects."

It so happens that Spanish is one of the few subjects that is non-bold in my profile, though I passed WyzAnt's Spanish exam with a score of 100. Therefore, I was truly trying to accommodate your needs by accepting to tutor it. Once you dropped math, I didn't see the point of tutoring a subject which isn't of my interest, for now, and only for one hour/week as you requested.
I'm truly sorry things didn't work out well. I wish you and yours all the best!

"Extremely good."

- Ron, Washington, DC on 7/29/13

"A+ Tutor"

- Felecia, Clinton, MD on 6/2/13
Edite replied on 6/3/2013

Ms. Felecia, thank you so very much for your review! It has been such a pleasure working with you, and see you put every effort forth in completing your Algebra II course. You are very determined and committed. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to know you and work with you!

"Great Tutor and Effective French Curriculum"

- Samuel, Upper Marlboro, MD on 5/21/13

"Kid friendly and patient"

- Marya, Annapolis, MD on 5/20/13

"Slow and Steady Wins the Race"

- Deidre, Bowie, MD on 3/21/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
Portuguese,
Spanish

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.

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for a few years. I speak 4 languages including English. I understand the challenges of learning a new language and how to overcome them. Grammar is my forte and that's what you mostly need to succeed. We got this!

French

I've taught French and I've been a translator for a few years. I also worked at a United Nations office for 11 years where French was the work language. The impact of a private tutor can be amazing while learning and professing a foreign language!

Grammar

In the process of learning and then teaching 3 different languages, I've mastered grammar in each single one. I'm very aware of the challenges so it has become my forte. If that's what you mostly need to succeed - we've got this!

Portuguese

I speak 4 languages, Portuguese is my maternal tongue and I speak it on a daily basis. Nothing replaces the one-on-one interaction. So while learning and professing a foreign language the impact of a private tutor can be amazing!

Spanish

Spanish has always been a big part of my life. In high school I took all science related classes in Spanish. I took Spanish in college. On a daily basis, I communicate with native speakers, and I frequently watch Telemundo and Univision.

TOEFL

I've been teaching different languages for a few years. I speak 4 languages including English. I understand the challenges of learning a new language and how to overcome them. Grammar is my forte and that's what you mostly need to succeed. We got this!

University of Maryland University College
B.S. Accounting

Education

University of Maryland University College (B.S. Accounting)

Ella es impresionante (she is awesome) — Edite has been a tremendous blessing to our son. His grades have done a 180 degree turn. Through Edite's caring, patience, and toughness my son is now empowered and not afraid of Spanish. He is now willing to challenge himself to complete assignments and not look for shortcuts. The thing I like most about Edite is that she knows how to communicate with students and she knows how to motivate th ...

— Mike, Upper Marlboro, MD on 3/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

1 - $30 for cancellation with less than 24-hour notice. 2 - After a 15-minute wait - you'll be billed in FULL at your rate/session length.

Travel policy

Edite will travel within 20 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.

Background Check Status for Edite T.

Edite T. passed a background check on 9/4/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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