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Edite T.

Effective MultiLingual Tutor - ESL, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Effective MultiLingual Tutor - ESL, French, Portuguese, Spanish

$55/hour

  • 1,897 hours tutoring

  • Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

About Edite


Bio

~*One of the Top 250 Tutors of 2014 nationwide*~
(out of 72,000+ tutors)

Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Edite (pronounced - Eedeet). I have a degree in Accounting (Cum Laude) and I used that knowledge while I worked at Marriott Headquarters for 14 years. My real passion is languages: I speak four, and in addition 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...

~*One of the Top 250 Tutors of 2014 nationwide*~
(out of 72,000+ tutors)

Hello and welcome to my page! My name is Edite (pronounced - Eedeet). I have a degree in Accounting (Cum Laude) and I used that knowledge while I worked at Marriott Headquarters for 14 years. My real passion is languages: I speak four, and in addition 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 am also a United Nations French proficiency certified linguist. I've been teaching languages for many years and I am, currently, teaching at Anne Arundel Community College. 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: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 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 $35 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!


Education

University of Maryland University College
B.S. Accounting

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Rate details: 1 - $35/hour 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.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/5/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for many 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 is mostly needed to succeed.
French,

French

French has been my favorite language to teach for over 3 decades now. 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!
Portuguese,

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

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 as well. On a daily basis, I communicate with native speakers, and I frequently watch Telemundo and Univision.

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for many 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 is mostly needed to succeed.
TOEFL

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!

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for many 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 is mostly needed to succeed.
French,

French

French has been my favorite language to teach for over 3 decades now. 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!
Spanish

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 as well. On a daily basis, I communicate with native speakers, and I frequently watch Telemundo and Univision.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for many 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 is mostly needed to succeed.
French,

French

French has been my favorite language to teach for over 3 decades now. 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!
Portuguese,

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

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 as well. On a daily basis, I communicate with native speakers, and I frequently watch Telemundo and Univision.
TOEFL

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!

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for many 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 is mostly needed to succeed.
French,

French

French has been my favorite language to teach for over 3 decades now. 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!
Spanish

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 as well. On a daily basis, I communicate with native speakers, and I frequently watch Telemundo and Univision.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for many 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 is mostly needed to succeed.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching different languages for many 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 is mostly needed to succeed.
French,

French

French has been my favorite language to teach for over 3 decades now. 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!
Spanish

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 as well. On a daily basis, I communicate with native speakers, and I frequently watch Telemundo and Univision.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

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!

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

5.0 (654 ratings)
5 star
(632)
4 star
(19)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Edite is a very patient tutor. Edite finds out first the background of the student and adapts the class to the student's background. This makes the class more productive and enjoyable.

Jorge, 5 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

Muito obrigada pela sua gentileza, Sr. Jorge! Your dedication and eagerness to learn the language makes my job so much easier. Your sense of humor is also very appreciated. Até mais

Fantastic instructor!

Thank you, Edite, for your positive outlook and the impact you had on my daughter after her first lesson. She is very excited about learning Spanish and looks forward to working with you! Thank you.

Nancy, 13 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

Gracias Señora Nancy, for your kind words! I am confident that your daughter will do very well in her Spanish class. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help her out.

Delightful

I absolutely enjoy working with Edite! She is very pleasant, patient and makes learning Spanish enjoyable! Her personality is very warm and passionate. I’m a proud student of hers!

LaToya, 22 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

Hola LaToya, muchas gracias! It has been such a pleasure working with you and seeing your progress. You’re a dedicated student, and I truly appreciate how invested you’re in learning the language! Hasta pronto.

the most fun!

Edite is an exceptional tutor. Depending on the needs and disposition of the student, she can tailor and re-tailor her teaching manner and method. Whether or not it is conversational development, improvement in pronunciation, or academic reading, Edite can help you - and equally important - she can make fun! Moreover, her disposition is direct but not intimidating; i.e. she is very encouraging but also realistic about progress, and somehow makes it easy for me to be honest about when I've worked hard and when I've fallen behind. An anecdote: I am a grad student, always behind schedule! On one disastrous planning day, I changed our tutoring location to a coffee shop and when we arrived it was closed. We then went to a bookstore: also closed. Then my laptop, with the text we were working on, ran out of battery. Edite handled the situation deftly, and we ended up having a great session reading off my phone, sitting in her car. I was awed and grateful by her flexibility and kindness. Children and adults: choose this tutor!

Kathleen, 13 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

Bonjour Kathleen, merci beaucoup! It is hard not to be totally engaged while working with you. Your vitality, eagerness and radiance bring so much positive energy into our sessions. You are a quick learner, and I see great things in your future! Au revoir.

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Edite is very patient with my son, who is quite behind in his Spanish class. He feels he has learned more in the couple of tutoring sessions he has had than he has in his class at school.

Anna, 12 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

Muchas gracias Señora Anna, for your nice and kind words! It is my pleasure to help your son out and give him the confidence that he needs to succeed in his studies. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to work with your child!

So much fun!

I am very excited to have found Edite. She is kind, patient, and will make you feel at ease immediately. I am relearning French (it has been over 20 years since I studied it), and I know that I am on the right path in choosing her as my tutor.

Cyndi, 26 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

Bonjour Cyndi, thank you so much for your kind review. It's very rewarding to work with an energetic and determined student such as yourself. I look forward to having more sessions together and helping you reach your linguistic goals. ~Au revoir

Edite is a tutor worth hiring!

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.

Heidi, 88 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

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!

Very knowledgable and is working very diligently with my daughter.

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!

Jessica, 14 lessons with Edite
Tutor responded:

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...

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.

Mary, 1 lesson with Edite
Tutor responded:

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!

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