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Fernanda D.

Brazilian Portuguese Native Speaker - Business, School or Travel

Brazilian Portuguese Native Speaker - Business, School or Travel

$120/hour

  • 148 hours tutoring

About Fernanda


Bio

My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. 
Besides, the Spanish language has been part of my life for many years which qualifies me as a great fit as a tutor for Spanish speakers, in addition to any other first language you may speak. 
My focus is on Portuguese...

My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. 
Besides, the Spanish language has been part of my life for many years which qualifies me as a great fit as a tutor for Spanish speakers, in addition to any other first language you may speak. 
My focus is on Portuguese conversation, accent reduction, writing and proofreading - for school, business or travel - along with academic & business presentations coaching. 
Personally, I went through the whole journey of living abroad and polishing a new language - besides the cultural aspects of it - so that has enhanced my teaching method with empathy, sensibility, patience and attention to detail and the specific needs of the student (each individual is unique and comes from a different background) focusing on thorough and efficient learning.
My first priority is to listen mindfully to what you need and apply a tailored solution for your specific goals, encouraging your sharing of ideas and suggestions. The goal is to maximize your time and financial investment in learning a new language or improving your existing skills, feeling comfortable in any situation, by building confidence in mastering your fluency in a dynamic and fun way!
I hold a professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism from one of the most renowned universities in Brazil; I am a licensed architect in Brazil and in the process of getting my license in the State of New York. Moreover, I've been working in the field of architecture for more than 15 years both abroad and in NYC. I am also a LEED certified professional. When still in college, I successfully worked on an award winning academic research about Neogothic Architecture and can coach you on how to develop a well structured, cohesive and interesting academic or business lecture or presentation. 
See you soon!


Education

UNISINOS/UFRGS
Architecture and Urbanism
UNISINOS
Graduate Coursework
UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $120
  • Rate details: Contact me for discounts. Please observe the 24h min. notice: Cancellation / No show / Reschedule fee = session rate. Sessions not attended within 20 min of the start time = no show. Thank you.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/14/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Architecture,

Architecture

I hold a professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism from one of the most renowned universities in Brazil; I am a licensed architect in Brazil since 2009 and in the process of getting my license in the State of New York. Moreover, I've been working in the field of architecture and interior design for more than 15 years both abroad and in the competitive market of NYC. I am also a LEED certified professional. Furthermore, when still in college, I successfully worked on an award winning academic research about Neogothic Architecture for 2 years and can coach you on how to develop a well structured, cohesive and interesting academic lecture or a persuasive work presentation. We all know that the Architecture journey is as glamorous as intense in school - and as a professional. Sometimes it can be very stressful and overwhelming. But there's hope! Straight to the point, by maximizing your time and financial investment, you can reach your goals faster and more efficiently, so together we'll prepare a plan that suits your needs. My first priority is to listen mindfully to what you have in mind and apply a tailored solution for your specific intentions, encouraging your sharing of ideas and suggestions. Finally, some of my other passions encompass good design, architecture, music, yoga, art, photography and sustainability.
Drawing,

Drawing

Professional degree in Architecture. Drawing training. More than 15 years of experience in drawing & design. Attention to composition and aesthetics sensibilities. Patient, resourceful, practical drawing tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
Art History

Computer

AutoCAD,

AutoCAD

Professional degree in Architecture. AutoCAD training. More than 15 years of experience in AutoCAD. Drafting, design & coordination with other programs and consultants. Patient, resourceful, practical AutoCAD tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
Revit,

Revit

Professional degree in Architecture. Revit training. More than 5 years of experience in Revit. Drafting, design & coordination with other programs and consultants. Patient, resourceful, practical REVIT tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
Sketchup,

Sketchup

Professional degree in Architecture. SketchUp training. More than 5 years of experience in SketchUp. Drafting, design & coordination with other programs. Patient, resourceful, practical SketchUp tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
General Computer

Corporate Training

Portuguese,

Portuguese

Oi! I'm a proud native speaker of Portuguese from Brazil. My focus is on Portuguese conversation, accent reduction, writing and proofreading - for school, business or leisure - along with academic & business presentations coaching. My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. Personally, I went through the whole journey of living abroad and polishing a new language - besides the cultural aspects of it - so that has enhanced my teaching method with empathy, sensibility, patience and attention to detail and the specific needs of the student (each individual is unique and comes from a different background) focusing on thorough and efficient learning.
General Computer

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.

English

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

History

Art History

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Language

Portuguese

Portuguese

Oi! I'm a proud native speaker of Portuguese from Brazil. My focus is on Portuguese conversation, accent reduction, writing and proofreading - for school, business or leisure - along with academic & business presentations coaching. My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. Personally, I went through the whole journey of living abroad and polishing a new language - besides the cultural aspects of it - so that has enhanced my teaching method with empathy, sensibility, patience and attention to detail and the specific needs of the student (each individual is unique and comes from a different background) focusing on thorough and efficient learning.

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

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Great teacher, very knowledgeable

Fernanda D was able to schedule an appointment in less that an hours notice for the following day. She is proficient in Autocad and was able to clarify and resolve lots of issues I was having with ease, as well as teach me functions I did not know how to use.

Mike, 1 lesson with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Mike, you are a great student! Thank you for the feedback.

Wonderful Portuguese Tutor

As someone with a background in Spanish and English, I have a lot more trouble with speaking and understanding Portuguese than with reading or writing it. With Fernanda, I was able to really focus on the aspects I need to improve on most. Another plus was that as someone who knows Spanish herself, she was able to help me translate what I wanted to say from Spanish to Portuguese in addition to translating from English to Portuguese. Even after only 1 lesson I felt more confident/comfortable speaking in Portuguese. She is also very organized (I sent her the topics I wanted to go over the day before our lesson and I could tell she prepared for the lesson in advance), which I really appreciated. Lastly, she gave some great travel advice for visiting Portugal!

Samantha, 5 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Samantha, I appreciated you sending me the topics that you would like to review in advance. You are doing great and I'm glad to hear that you feel more confident speaking Portuguese now. It was my pleasure to help with your travel plans. Thank you for your feedback!

Wonderful, knowledgeable and patient tutor

Fernanda really helped me to develop a concept for my architectural school assignment even though I was a tricky one. She is very experienced, kind and patient tutor that is willing to help.

Maria, 1 lesson with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Maria, you are very kind! Thank you for the feedback. I'm glad I could help you.

Great Tutor!

Fernanda really helped me put together my revit design project. She taught me new tools on revit and easy commands. I am a beginner in revit she is really patient with me. Overall, I have been really satisfied with my lessons!

Breena, 2 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Breena, it was my pleasure. You are dedicated and very focused: teamwork! I appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

Wonderful Portuguese Tutor

As someone with a background in Spanish and English, I have a lot more trouble with speaking and understanding Portuguese than with reading or writing it. With Fernanda, I was able to really focus on the aspects I need to improve on most. Another plus was that as someone who knows Spanish herself, she was able to help me translate what I wanted to say from Spanish to Portuguese in addition to translating from English to Portuguese. Even after only 1 lesson I felt more confident/comfortable speaking in Portuguese. She is also very organized (I sent her the topics I wanted to go over the day before our lesson and I could tell she prepared for the lesson in advance), which I really appreciated. Lastly, she gave some great travel advice for visiting Portugal!

Samantha, 5 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Samantha, I appreciated you sending me the topics that you would like to review in advance. You are doing great and I'm glad to hear that you feel more confident speaking Portuguese now. It was my pleasure to help with your travel plans. Thank you for your feedback!

Knowledgable and patient tutor

Fernanda was informative and patient. (I was the impatient one!) She (and I) have an architectural background and she was able to help me easily import AutoCAD files into my SketchUp drawings. I’m relatively new to SketchUp, so she walked me through some basic tools such as the 3D Warehouse, Move command, & the Follow Me tool, and on to more advanced ones, giving expert tips along the way. She helped me finish a bathroom remodel by adding convincing details that I’m now able to show to my clients. I would recommend her for beginners, as well as more experienced SketchUp users!

Nicole, 3 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Nicole, I'm happy to hear that it was a helpful session for you. You are a dedicated student and talented professional. I appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

Helpful tutor

Fernanda helped me with a few things such as a custom bar, placing in a ceiling which was more challenging as something was wrong in my model but she kept helping until it was successful. I appreciated that. Thank you

Lavinia , 1 lesson with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Lavinia, I'm glad that it was a helpful lesson. My pleasure! You were prepared for the session and very focused so that always helps a lot. Thank you for your feedback!

Flexible tutor

Fernanda was able to identify the gaps in my knowledge on the spot and proposed practical ways of assisting me. The different culture and background did not seem as an issue for her, and she was able to adapt the information in a way that I could apply in my region. She is willing to help in the way I needed as a student.

Sarah, 3 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

My pleasure, Sarah! I'm glad that it was a helpful lesson. It's teamwork; you are a dedicated student. Thank you for your feedback!

First session review

First lesson was a great experience with Fernanda. She was able to make me feel comfortable and she attempted to adjust her teaching techniques to accommodate my learning style.

Don, 56 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Don, the goal is always to make my students feel comfortable during the learning process which certainly improves their performance. I'm glad you enjoyed your first lesson. Thank you for your feedback!

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