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University of Maryland University College (B.S. Accounting)
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
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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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
My daughter missed all oh her 7th grade year due to health issues. As a result, she did not take foreign language until her 9th grade year oh high school. Edite has been so helpful in building the foundation of foreign language that my daughter has caught on very quickly. Not only has she made great progress but she also truly understands what is being taught. My daughter received Student of the Month from the language arts department of her high school. Her teacher made a personal note on the announcement letter which indicated that my daughter "is the first to finish her classwork assignments" and "takes risks when speaking Spanish." I know this is due to her lessons with Edite. I'm thankful we chose Edite as her Spanish tutor.
Hola señora Heidi, thank you so very much for your nice and kind words! It has been such a pleasure watching your daughter's progress and seeing how confident she has become over time. She is a hard worker and a very determined student. The nomination that she received from her Spanish class is well deserved. Thank you for requesting my services and letting me be part of your daughter's learning process. I wish her good health and much success!
In just the 2nd session Ms. Edite has helped my husband and I create French language toolbox to use with our 5 year old daughter. She is very professional and dedicated to what she does. Since the first visit she jumped right in and helped my daughter complete several pages in a summer workbook for French. She has also encouraged us to visit our local library to obtain elementary books and videos in French which we have done. Ms. Edite has such great energy and a lovable presence. We look forward to a long term tutoring relationship!
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!
Edite showed up 5 minutes early and was professionally dressed and completely lovely.
Unfortunately, have osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and ADD, I think I jumped in too quickly and should heed Doctor's advice and wait another 6 months before I begin to look for a tutor as they had told me that I would feel overwhelmed and stressed which would make my joints hurt. They were right.
Anyone looking for a tutor, should request Edite though. For the time she was here she was gracious and charming and professional.
I wish her nothing but the best in her future and apologize for having wasted her time.
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!
I am learning Portuguese with Edite. She is a fantastic teacher and my experience has been very positive.
Since I also speak Spanish, it is not common to find a gifted teacher like Edite who knows how to teach Portuguese to Spanish speakers.
The class is structured. Each lesson I am learning new words, practicing speaking, and reading. One element that I am enjoying very much is grammar. Edite is a professional and patient teacher. Certainly I am looking forward to my next class.
Obrigada! (Thank you!)
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!
I must say that having Edite as a Spanish tutor was an excellent decision on my part. Edite's approach is excellent. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable and great with instruction, but she also has a very personable and humorous approach. From the moment we started our sessions together, there was a great connection and we immediately found a common ground and began building from there. Learning another language has never been easier. She's awesome, and I am glad I made the right decision.
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!
From the very first day, Edite proved to be a personable and enthusiastic teacher. She tailored a lesson plan to my needs and was very accommodating about arranging meetings. I highly recommend her as a French tutor!
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.
Edite is a patient, professional, and positive professor. She's able to target lessons based on the student's needs, which is incredibly helpful in my case. She has a great ability to boost one's confidence in language skills, which everyone needs.
She's also adaptable. When I said I wanted more Portuguese spoken in the sessions, she picked it up immediately. When I asked for homework, she e-mailed me an assignment right away. We reviewed in class the next day, breaking down the translations, sentence structure, and pronunciation.
Every now and again we lost focus and chit chatted about Brazil in general - a few cultural things - rather than focus on the lesson at hand. She's fun about it though and those cultural things are important too.
I've impressed a few colleagues with my Portuguese and I've only been taking lessons a month, so I'm looking forward to continuing to learn the language with Edite when I come back from my trip to Brazil.
All-in-all, I'd recommend Edite. As a student, you should be clear about expectations and desired needs. I laid out those expectations and needs and Edite met them.
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!
My son has attention issues and Edite has been very patient with him, and has always been gentle and kind. She has a calm voice and is good about praising his accomplishments. If he needs improving, she discusses it in such a way that encourages him to do better.
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.
I've never met a sweet, attentive, inspiring tutor like Edite! I enjoy every session with Edite- you don't only learn the language but she also tells you the culture and the history of countries. She always tries her best to explain and demonstrate the materials. Edite always seeks for common ground with her students and she likes to learn the student's culture and background reciprocally. Edite knows how to teach languages! I've learned better from her than from my professor, NOT kidding! She has good qualities of humanity and care, and she pays respect to her students. Once I was sick and she knew that I'm an international student thousands of miles away from home. She checked on me every day and she even offered food. She's just loving and she's beautiful inside and out!
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!
Edite meets with us (2 adults) for 2.5 hours on Mondays and again for 2.5 hours on Tuesdays. She is teaching us the Portuguese language. Each student learns in a unique way, thus requiring from Edite the patience and tactics to meet the specific needs of each of us. As a tutor, she masters this challenge with grace and dignity, while contemporaneously keeping the sessions enjoyable. We could not have asked for a better human being to teach us. After we learn to speak Portuguese, we might hire her to teach us to understand French. Muito Obrigado Edite! (Thank you very much, Edite!) We love you!
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.
I found Edite to be very patient, encouraging, and excited about my learning something new. , I look forward to our working together.
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!
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 them to do their best. My son initially was being lazy and not trying, but he is now doing his best and is self-motivated to learn Spanish and to complete his work.
If your looking for a tutor who truly cares, gives their all, and is passionate about teaching and knows how to reach students and help them help themselves, I strongly encourage you to consider her. Results speak for themselves.
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.
I find Edite to be great. She is very open and flexible to the client's needs. She takes her job seriously. She is a wonderful tutor to my five year old and does everything to capture his attention. Very happy with her. Perfect tutor for adults and kids alike.
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.
Not only is Edite one of the most understanding and patient tutors I have ever worked with, she also has an incredible skill set in regards to helping one learn to speak the language as well as think in it. She really helped to guide me through speaking the language and always was ready to help me and exercise patience when I was not understanding something fully. I would recommend Edite to anyone, she is an incredible tutor, very qualified, and a complete sweetheart as well!
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.
My daughter has had about 5 lessons with Edite so far and is making a lot of progress. Edite allows my daughter to have creativity in her lessons but always finds a way to make sure she learns new words and phrases. My daughter loves Edite and she has a very comforting presence. I am very satisfied and impressed!
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.
Edite T. is an excellent tutor. Very experienced. Fluent in multiple languages. She was able to take the knowledge base I have with already knowing French and Spanish and incorporate that into teaching me Portuguese.
I look forward to having her help me learn Portuguese!
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!
Mrs. Edite was very polite. In requesting a tutor for both Math (Algebra2/Trig) and Spanish, it was disturbing that Edite showed up at the designated location with her husband to teach the Math tutoring session. Edite stated her husband was an expert in math and it that was not communicated to me that she herself would not be tutoring my daughter in math. This is not allowed by the WyzAnt Tutor company and is against their policy. The tutoring sessions for math and Spanish were set up for two different days and Edite declined in the continuation of tutoring my daughter in Spanish, since I declined to continue with the math sessions. Edite stated that she had accepted to tutor Spanish because it was a package with Math, and that is fine, but it would be appreciated if she was honest in her profile.
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!
I have been working with Edite T. now for some time and have found her to be an extremely good tutor in French. She is extremely knowledgeable and has helped me very much in my goal of learning as much French as possible in as short a period of time as possible. Edite is very engaging as a tutor as well as helping me to stay focused on whatever particular topic as possible might be at hand. Edite also has the ability to also always be up beat during a lesson which helps the student immensely as it results in a very possible role model for the student.
I would highly recommend Edite as excellent for any student in search of a tutor for a foreign language.
Edite is an exceptional tutor. She is very patient, knowledgeable, and prompt. She is very attentive and willing to do what is necessary to assist in achieving your goal. I highly recommend her.
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!
My tutor, Edite T., was wonderful, patient and extremely knowledgeable. Glad I found WyzAnt, thrilled I found a great French tutor and my only regret that I did not find this service earlier. I would highly recommend this service and I would highly recommend contacting Edite T. if you're looking for a very effective instructor with an even more effective curriculum.
My daughter has quickly learned the fundamentals of French the articles, conjugation, and starting to build a vocabulary to put sentences together. Amazed how quickly it came together for her.
Madame Edite est un tuteur très bonne! She helped me fully understand the foundations of French and does it in a way that helps ME understand. She works with your learning style and is very good at working with your schedule. I strongly recommend her to anyone struggling with the comprehensions or pronunciation of the French language.
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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!
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!
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!
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 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.