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Maria S.

Effective Portuguese Tutor (European Portuguese/Brazilian Portuguese)

Effective Portuguese Tutor (European Portuguese/Brazilian Portuguese)

$40/hour

  • 199 hours tutoring

  • Bensalem, PA 19020

"Maria is an awesome tutor"

Estrelbin, 1 lesson with Maria

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About Maria


Bio

I am a Portuguese Language Tutor.
My experience also includes special education with children who have learning disabilities.

I am also a writer and have written and published School Children Learning program textbooks in Portugal. I will provide names and year of publication upon request.

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...

I am a Portuguese Language Tutor.
My experience also includes special education with children who have learning disabilities.

I am also a writer and have written and published School Children Learning program textbooks in Portugal. I will provide names and year of publication upon request.

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 15 years, I have had much success.

Education is my passion. I love teaching.

I have qualifications to teach Portuguese language, Social Studies and Geography.


Education

University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU
Geography
University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU
Other
University of Porto Porto, Portugal, EU
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Bensalem, PA 19020
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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

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

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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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, 15 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

Very good class and tutor

The first class with Maria was very good. We talked about my studying goals and made some exercises to see in which level I am currently in. Maria is very calm and friendly.

Dominik, 1 lesson with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Dominik, Thank you for your kind words. Maria

Wonderful tutor!

I have just started my Portuguese lessons with Maria and am very much excited to continue many more with her. She is very patient and complimentary of my learning and has made the experience very pleasant. I am eager to learn more!

Katrina , 15 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Katrina, Thank you for your kind words. It’s a pleasure for me to teach you. Maria

Patient and knowledgeable

Maria was very patient and knowledgeable. She was able to answer my questions very well and her explanations on several grammatical points were easy to follow. I enjoyed the lesson a lot.

John, 2 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear John, Thank you for your kind words. It’s a pleasure for me to teach you. Maria

A Minha Professora favorita! (My favorite teacher!) She is wonderful!

Since May, I have been meeting with Maria twice a week to become fluent in European Portuguese. My fiance is from Northern Portugal. I spent a few months with his family in the beginning of this year and I was struggling with the language barrier not having any formal education in the language. My goal is to speak fluently at our wedding next year and be able to properly communicate with his family. We are going back for Christmas and I can't wait to share my progress! At our first lesson, Maria provided me with educational material to help and we have been working through each unit. We meet in person and via Skype. She is extremely flexible, caters to your own learning curve and judges your progress. She's very patient, points out areas to work on before moving forward and answers any questions I may have on a specific topic. We are already working through the second book. It is amazing how much more confident I feel in the language only after a few months. My fiance is also extremely impressed. The Portuguese language is very difficult to learn. I tried learning it on my own via Duolingo and CD's (FYI - Only Brazilian Portuguese) and was not successful. I honestly feel you need to have weekly lessons with an experienced tutor in the language. I would definitely recommend Maria to anyone interested in learning the language. I am super grateful I found Maria! She's a sweetheart!

Sarah, 77 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Dear Sarah, Thank you for your kind words. It's a pleasure for me to teach you. You're an excellent student. Congratulations to your dedication in studying the Portuguese Language and your excellent progress. Maria

Super Knowledgeable

Maria is a real pleasure. Excellent teacher with a lot of patience. And she works with your schedule - very accommodating. Would recommend Maria to anyone that has a real urge to learn and learn well.

Andy, 2 lessons with Maria
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your 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 pleasure to teach you.

$40/hour

Maria S.

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