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Maria S.

Effective Portuguese Tutor and English Tutor

Effective Portuguese Tutor and English Tutor

$40/hour

  • 734 hours tutoring

  • Bensalem, PA 19020

About Maria


Bio

I am a Portuguese Language Tutor and English Language Tutor.
My primary goals in teaching are that my students achieve their goals, taking into account that each student has their own characteristics and own pace of learning. Seeking to lead students to the practical application of the subject matter to actual situations of everyday life, whether by cultural level or in terms of personal relationships and work. In my professional career of more than 25 years, I have had much success.

I have...

I am a Portuguese Language Tutor and English Language Tutor.
My primary goals in teaching are that my students achieve their goals, taking into account that each student has their own characteristics and own pace of learning. Seeking to lead students to the practical application of the subject matter to actual situations of everyday life, whether by cultural level or in terms of personal relationships and work. In my professional career of more than 25 years, I have had much success.

I have been a teacher for more than 25 years, teaching different subjects in various fields. I can help you pass your citizenship exam or speak more like an American. Being bilingual (Portuguese and English) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. I can help you improve your English language and communication skills as well as prepare you for living and working in USA.
Education is my passion. I love teaching.


Education

University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU
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University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU
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University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU
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Corporate Training

Portuguese

Portuguese

I am originally from Portugal and have a passion for helping people learn Portuguese (European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese). I strongly believe that my experience help to learn a foreign language. I have a lot experience teaching in person and online. All of my students that do the Portuguese Language proficiency exam, obtain excellent results.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I am originally from Portugal and have a passion for helping people learn Portuguese ( European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese). I strongly believe that my experience help to learn a foreign language. I have a lot experience teaching in person and online. All of my students that do the Portuguese Language proficiency exam, obtain excellent results. I have study material for different goals of each student I am very flexible and I have had 100% success with all my students who have taken exam of Portuguese Language proficiency in both variants (European Portuguese Brazilian Portuguese). My programs agree with levels (A1 to C1). I have prepared several students in Brazilian Portuguese for the CelpeBras exam and several students in European Portuguese for the Caple exam. Master of Education Major Academic Development University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU Awarded 2002

English

English,

English

Master of Education Major Academic Development University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU Awarded 2002 English: Advanced - ESL Certificate - Completed 100+ hours of English as a Second Language Course Vita Education Services Doylestown, PA -Worked as a translator for the US Air Forces at the Angolan Partnership Event. -Worked as a Tutor of English for two years. English is my second language. I have a great passion for teaching. I have been a teacher for more than 25 years, teaching different subjects in various fields . I can help you pass your citizenship exam or speak more like an American. Being bilingual (Portuguese and English) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. I can help you improve your English language and communication skills as well as prepare you for living and working in an English speaking environment. Preferred student age • Adults Preferred level of students • Beginner
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I am originally from Portugal and have a passion for helping people learn Portuguese ( European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese). I strongly believe that my experience help to learn a foreign language. I have a lot experience teaching in person and online. All of my students that do the Portuguese Language proficiency exam, obtain excellent results. I have study material for different goals of each student I am very flexible and I have had 100% success with all my students who have taken exam of Portuguese Language proficiency in both variants (European Portuguese Brazilian Portuguese). My programs agree with levels (A1 to C1). I have prepared several students in Brazilian Portuguese for the CelpeBras exam and several students in European Portuguese for the Caple exam. Master of Education Major Academic Development University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU Awarded 2002

Homeschool

English

English

Master of Education Major Academic Development University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU Awarded 2002 English: Advanced - ESL Certificate - Completed 100+ hours of English as a Second Language Course Vita Education Services Doylestown, PA -Worked as a translator for the US Air Forces at the Angolan Partnership Event. -Worked as a Tutor of English for two years. English is my second language. I have a great passion for teaching. I have been a teacher for more than 25 years, teaching different subjects in various fields . I can help you pass your citizenship exam or speak more like an American. Being bilingual (Portuguese and English) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. I can help you improve your English language and communication skills as well as prepare you for living and working in an English speaking environment. Preferred student age • Adults Preferred level of students • Beginner

Language

Portuguese

Portuguese

I am originally from Portugal and have a passion for helping people learn Portuguese (European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese). I strongly believe that my experience help to learn a foreign language. I have a lot experience teaching in person and online. All of my students that do the Portuguese Language proficiency exam, obtain excellent results.

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English

English

Master of Education Major Academic Development University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU Awarded 2002 English: Advanced - ESL Certificate - Completed 100+ hours of English as a Second Language Course Vita Education Services Doylestown, PA -Worked as a translator for the US Air Forces at the Angolan Partnership Event. -Worked as a Tutor of English for two years. English is my second language. I have a great passion for teaching. I have been a teacher for more than 25 years, teaching different subjects in various fields . I can help you pass your citizenship exam or speak more like an American. Being bilingual (Portuguese and English) has deepened my understanding of problem areas when learning a foreign language and how to solve these issues. I can help you improve your English language and communication skills as well as prepare you for living and working in an English speaking environment. Preferred student age • Adults Preferred level of students • Beginner

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Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Maria is a very friendly and professional teacher. She understood what I am looking for in my lessons and has assessed my ability quickly. I enjoy our lessons and feel very comfortable talking with Maria.

Alaina, 7 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Alaina, Thank you for your kind words and the confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best for my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

I highly recommend Maria!

I have been taking lessons with Maria for several months now and she is very good at customizing her teaching based on your needs. She has supplied me with a number of different materials along the way to supplement my learning as I need it. European Portuguese is a difficult language for me to learn but with Maria’s help I am beginning to write and speak sentences with more confidence. She is extremely kind and patient and can meet anyone at their current level.

Mandie, 50 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Mandie, Thank you for your kind words and the confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best for my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

Maria has been such a great tutor for me for several months. She is very patient and knows how to work with students to improve comprehension in all aspects of learning a language—reading, writing, understanding and speaking Portuguese. I am over 50, but Maria has convinced me that with time and effort, I can learn her beautiful language. I highly recommend studying Portuguese with Maria!

BETHANN, 18 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Bethann, Thank you for your kind words and the confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best for my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

Very Patient and Kind

I've been Learning Portuguese with Maria for a couple months now and I can say for sure that she is very patient, especially with a slow learner like me and she does whatever she can to make you feel comfortable in her class. Thank you very much, Maria, for helping me in my immigration process!

Timothy, 14 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Tim, Thank you for your kind words and the confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best for my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

Maria's the best

Maria is a true language teacher with patience and a strong work ethic. We are currently trying to improve my listening and speaking skills, which is very difficult and takes a lot of work and time. With Maria's help, I'm certain I'll eventually learn how to hold a conversation in Portuguese. -Antone

Antone, 66 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Antone, Thank you for your kind words and the confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best for my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

Maria makes me feel really comfortable about learning

I like Maria. She is very easy to communicate with and gave me interactive tools to use. She is very patient and nice. She lets me learn at my pace. She doesn't hesitate to correct me where needed. I am looking forward to learning with her.

Ms, 23 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Ms B Thank you for your kind words and the confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best for my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

Excellent and responsive tutor

Maria assessed my skills quickly and gave me the appropriate material and directions to proceed learning the language. Online session was very productive! I look forward to continuing to working with her in building my Portuguese ability.

Stefano , 137 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Stefano, Thank you for confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best for my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

Excellent tutor! Knowledgeable and patient!

Maria S. is working with me on an introduction to Portuguese. I am excited about how quickly I have been able to grasp the finer points of learning the language. She has been most helpful with my pronunciation and diction. She is very punctual with class and has shown a great deal of flexibility adjusting her schedule around my work schedule. I am very happy working with her and look forward to continuing our studies.

Conway, 71 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Conway, Thank you for your kind words and the confidence you put into my work. It is my duty as an education professional to do my best to my students. It's a great pleasure for me to teach you. Thank you, Maria

Patient, knowledgeable, and hardworking tutor

I had been meeting with Mrs. S since September of last year, and I can say that she was one of the best tutors I have ever had. Throughout the months I met with her via Skype, she was very understanding whenever I needed to reschedule our meetings. She also took time out of her day to correct various prompts I wrote in Portuguese, so we could talk about them during the following lesson. In addition to that, she has an abundance of educational material for European Portuguese —something you would be hard pressed to find if you were search for it on your own— which were very helpful in clearing up some of the more complicated concepts in European Portuguese. Moreover, her background as someone who grew up in colonial Angola allows her to tell some very interesting and personal stories about life in Africa during those times. There is no Portuguese tutor that I can recommend more than Mrs. S, and I thank her very much for being such a great tutor for the past six months.

Sloan, 22 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Sloan, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was also a pleasure for me working with you. You were a very hardworking student, attentive and always listened to my advice. Today is an important day and I wish you the best luck in the world in presenting your project and for which we have been working together over the last months. Thank you, Maria

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$40/hour

Maria S.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 2 hours