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Lessons offered by Maria
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - Portuguese
  • Oral comprehension - Portuguese
  • Vocabulary - Portuguese
  • Writing comprehension - Portuguese
  • Translation - Portuguese
  • Portuguese from Portugal
Levels
  • All Levels

European Portuguese tutor with 25+ years of foreign language teaching experience, both in person and online.

Methodology

I am a very patient, motivated, and enthusiastic teacher and I always adjust my teaching methods to the student's age, needs, and purpose. I never give up on a student and I am sure I can help him/her attain his/her full potential. I believe anyone can learn a new language but consistent repetition and refreshing before, during, and after class is needed. I expect the students to be responsible, patient, and persistent in their learning process and I am willing to help them on the way.

Background

I have 20,000 hours of active foreign language instruction (ESL, French, European Portuguese, and Spanish) and another 20,000 or more of lesson prep and student assessment under my belt. I have taught students of all ages (5 - 70 years old) in different contexts: school classroom, corporate training, adult education, one -on-one, and online.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $50/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $240
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $470

Details

I require a 24h cancelation notice

Lessons offered by Maria
Individual
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Oral expression - Portuguese
  • Oral comprehension - Portuguese
  • Vocabulary - Portuguese
  • Writing comprehension - Portuguese
  • Translation - Portuguese
  • Portuguese from Portugal
Levels
  • All Levels

Maria's resume

Experience:

Website Creator and Administrator
(concealed information)
September 2018 - Present

European Portuguese Evaluator
Sep 2016 - Present
ALTA Language Services, Inc.
Conducting live Listening, Speaking, Reading and Interpreting tests over the phone.

Portuguese Online Instructor
Apr 2016 - Present
VL247
Providing real-time, interactive, online training in European Portuguese to Air Force pilots through the eMentor program. The class is carefully structured according to levels (ILR levels) and standards set by the U.S. government and prepares students for the DLPT (Defense Language Proficiency Test) or the OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview).

European Portuguese, Spanish, and French Instructor
Sep 2015 - Present
Wyzant/ Take Lessons
Teaching language and culture from beginner to intermediate level. Helping students develop their communication skills through listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Helping students overcome their struggles with foreign language courses in school.
Preparing students for their move to Portugal or for their business language exchanges with Portugal.

European Portuguese, Spanish, and French Instructor
Nov 2014 - Present
Home studio
Teaching language and culture from beginner to intermediate level both in person and online.
Developing skills in the four modalities: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Engaging students in conversation classes.
Helping with homework and other class assignments.
Helping prepare for assessments.

Spanish Instructor
Feb 2014 - Present
Advanced Control Systems
Corporate language instruction (beginner - intermediate).

ESL Instructor
Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
Interactive College of Technology
Teaching Reading, Writing and Vocabulary (RWV203 and RWV204) and also Speaking, Listening and Pronunciation (SLP102) courses to adult students.

Portuguese instructor/ English - French - Spanish - Portuguese Translator
Nov 2010 - Feb 2014
Efacec USA - ACS
Corporate language training (Portuguese).
Business & Technical translation (English - French / French - English, English- Spanish).

English and French Teacher
Sep 1993 - Aug 2010
Various high schools and middle schools in Portugal
Teaching English and French as foreign languages to middle and high schoolers.
Teaching English as a foreign language to adults in Continuing Education programs .

ESOL Teacher (kids level, ages 5-6)
Sep 1992 - Jun 1993
Lancaster College, V.N. de Gaia, Portugal
Teaching English as a foreign language to young kids through a lot of games and songs.

Conversation Classes Assistant Teacher - European Portuguese
Sep 1991 - Jun 1992
University of Leeds, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UK
Engaging students in different conversation topics; helping them write papers in Portuguese.

Education
Bachelor of Arts: Modern Languages and Literature - English and French Studies, Specialization in Teacher Training
Sep 1989 - Aug 1994
Faculdade de Letras, University of Porto, Portugal

Erasmus Exchange Program
Sep 1992 - Jun 1993
University of Leeds

Languages
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency
Portuguese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Professional Proficiency

Certifications
eMentor Certificate of Completion
Apr 2016
VL247
Certification to teach Portuguese classes online under the eMentor program

Certificate of Proficiency in English
Dec 1990
University of Cambridge, UK

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