Maria S. - Effective Portuguese Tutor

UCLA Maria S. Tutors UCLA Students in Los Angeles, CA
$45 / hr
Bensalem, PA
3 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I am a Portuguese Language Tutor.

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.
My primary goals in teaching are that my students achieve their goals, taking into account that each stude...
Maria is helping me study for the A2 CIPLE test (European Portuguese). She's a good and patient teacher and knows all the ins and outs of the test. Our lessons are especially helpful for improving my pronunciation. Besides helping me prepare for my test, she gives me a lot of good information about daily conversation in Portugual--what's polite or rude, what sounds weird, etc.
- Meg H. from Chicago, IL
Maria is so knowledgeable. She works on your pace and ensures that you understand. I am fully enjoying my lessons! I highly recommend her for your learning of this beautiful language.
- Tumani C. from Orlando, FL
I?ve been working with Maria for about two months now and look forward to my lessons every week. Maria challenges you but also takes the time to make sure that you understand subtle nuances and relevant points of culture underlying the language. Highly recommend!
- Anne H. from Chelsea, MA
I love that Maria completely customizes the classes to my skills and learning needs in higher education to function, live and work in Portugal in the near future. She is extremely knowledgeable in Portuguese politics, history, the educational system as well as all aspects of language teaching.
- Konstanze A. from Austin, TX
I have worked with Maria for more than a year now. Her teaching is excellent, and she helps students to excel in Portuguese language examinations (European and Brazilian dialect). Her knowledge is incredibly useful, especially if you see yourself wanting to become fluent or relocate to a Portuguese speaking country. 5 Stars!
- Stefano S. from Wynnewood, PA
Mar?a is a very experienced tutor. My goal is to pass the A2 exam in Portuguese, and she has helped me a lot since the first lesson. She provides very well-prepared materials for the lessons, and she teachers in a fun and simple way. Maria very patiently teaches the pronunciation to me, making it interesting to learn Portuguese.
- Ally Z. from Waltham, MA
Maria helped me get off to a great start with reviewing the basics of European Portuguese and pronunciation. She let me know what to do before our next lesson. You?ll be glad you?re working with her.
- Rachel S. from Wayne, PA
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 H. from Arlington, VA
Lesson four with Maria. I was have trouble differentiating between ser and estar. Maria took the time to explain the differences. She is very patient and goes over anything you don?t understand. She gave me homework to double check my surety of the verbs. She truly wants you to understand everything fully before moving onto the next lesson. Extremely grateful to have her as a professor.
- Jorge B. from Jersey City, NJ
I am an individual who needs structure and goals to focus. Maria has done a good job at helping me plot out some goals and how we will do it. I also appreciate the accountability of homework. I am capable of studying on my own but with her assignments before our next lesson I am able to use that and my own personal material to learn more. I really feel like just from the last few lessons that I am gaining a better understanding of Portuguese.
- Lawrence G. from Saint Petersburg, FL
She was very good at working on my pronunciation and working through the workbook. I would definitely recommend her. She listened to what I wanted to use Portuguese for and geared the lesson to my goals.
- Barb I. from Franklin, TN
I'm trying to get ready for a month in Portugal next spring. My French is okay and I speak a little Spanish and Italian. But Portuguese is challenging. It's going to take awhile to get the pronunciation and sentence structure into my head. Maria is working out very well for me. We'll keep at it.
- Eric V. from Seattle, WA
Super fun lesson getting to know my goals and coming up with a plan. Maria is very patient which put me at ease right away. I'm a complete beginner but I still felt like I learned a lot in our first lesson and had a great time too! I can't wait for more!
- Meta M. from Woodinville, WA
Maria is a very patient and detail-oriented tutor. She pushes us just enough to assist us in obtaining our goal of learning to speak, read and write the European Portuguese language.
- Lisanne and Brad W. from Chatham, NJ
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 F. from Rye, NY
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 P. from Philadelphia, PA
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 H. from Greensboro, NC
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 P. from Traverse City, MI
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 G. from San Francisco, CA
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 B. from Sacramento, CA
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