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Michigan Technologal University
Geophysics

Education

Michigan Technologal University (Geophysics)

About Dorival

I'm from Angola (Africa) , therefore a Portuguese native speaker (yes, Portuguese is Angola's official language because Angola was colonized by the Portuguese).

Until graduating high school, I've had all my studies in Portuguese. I studied one year in a Portuguese school because my mother wanted me to live in Portugal since a part of my family is Portuguese, but I only lived there for a year and came back to Angola. I have a vocational-technical high school degree in Electronics and Telecommunications.

I did a small course of Portuguese and Pedagogy to teach children from 6 to 15 years old in peripheral neighborhoods in Luanda (Angola) as part of a project called Creating Future ("Gerando Futuro" in Portuguese).

It was one of the best experiences that I had and gave me a lot of experience in teaching and tutoring. I taught in that project until my third year of University in Angola, then I decided to change my major to Geophysics and move to the United States to finish my studies. I completed an IEP (Intensive English Program) in one year at Indiana University Bloomington, where I was part of Portuguese tutoring groups in a language exchange program that they had.

I tutored a couple people in Houghton (MI) that wanted to go to Brazil for their study research. I always had a passion for learning Languages so I can also speak French and Spanish because they are latin based languages and associated to Portuguese. I love teaching , it is one of my passions. Seeing a person going through the learning process and helping them to achieve goals while creating and using tools to achieve them is one of the most gratifying feelings.

I'm just here to help, and I know very well the difficulties of learning a new language. Leaning other languages gave me a lot of insight on techniques to teach them because I went through the same process. I am very engaged in teaching and even more in learning, and I would love to pass the passion of learning Portuguese and its culture culture to my students. I just want to work to my students and make this one of the best learning experiences they ever had.
I'm from Angola (Africa) , therefore a Portuguese native speaker (yes, Portuguese is Angola's official language because Angola was colonized by the Portuguese).

Until graduating high school, I've had all my studies in Portuguese. I studied one year in a Portuguese school because my mother wanted me to live in Portugal since a part of
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Travels within 20 miles of Houghton, MI 49931
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Michigan Technologal University
Geophysics

Education

Michigan Technologal University (Geophysics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Dorival will travel within 20 miles of Houghton, MI 49931.