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Emily P.

Falls Church, VA

$55/hour

Portuguese and ESL Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 9/13/12
4.7 average from 12 ratings

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The Maryland Institute College of Art
Fine Arts
Yes
Graduate Coursework

Education

The Maryland Institute College of Art (Fine Arts)

Yes (Graduate Coursework)

About Emily

Hello! I am glad you are interested in learning Portuguese. It will be one of the important languages to know as the Americas become more and more interdependent commercially and culturally.

I have spoken Portuguese all my life and lived twelve years of my childhood in Brazil.

Portuguese is a complex language, but with patience and a little time you will begin to enjoy its beautiful nuances. When working with a new student I like to start right away with a basic vocabulary and simple conversational exchanges. This way the student increases in confidence to engage in everyday dialog. As the student becomes more advanced I slowly develop the lesson content so it is eventually conducted completely in Portuguese.

I also enjoy very much teaching English as a second language. It is exciting to see my student feel more empowered as his or her English skills are honed through diligent practice.

I look forward to our first session!
Hello! I am glad you are interested in learning Portuguese. It will be one of the important languages to know as the Americas become more and more interdependent commercially and culturally.

I have spoken Portuguese all my life and lived twelve years of my childhood in
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group Rate $80 an hour for 2 students.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Falls Church, VA 22043
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Portuguese
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

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English

I love to teach English. It is such a rich language with which to work.
I have taught English to native speakers who wish to expand the efficacy of their language usage, as well as to persons who wish to learn it as a second language.

ESL/ESOL

I also enjoy teaching English as a second language. It's richness of vocabulary and structure makes it a very descriptive and effective language.

Portuguese

Portuguese is the most complex of all the Latin/Romance languages. It's melodious sounds make it a beautiful language to hear as well as read. It is rich in descriptiveness, grammar, and compositional possibilities. My interest is to get my pupil/student immediately engaged in very basic conversation. As his/her confidence builds I like to introduce more and more vocabulary as well as the rules of grammar and composition. The bulk of the work is oral with written back-up for initial word recognition and vocabulary development.

Vocabulary

The wealth of vocabulary in the English language makes it a fun and undeniably interesting subject for me to teach and explore. It is one of my favorite subjects to teach.

The Maryland Institute College of Art
Fine Arts
Yes
Graduate Coursework

Education

The Maryland Institute College of Art (Fine Arts)

Yes (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group Rate $80 an hour for 2 students.

Travel policy

Emily will travel within 15 miles of Falls Church, VA 22043.