Maria S. - Effective Portuguese Tutor and English Tutor

Maria S. - Effective Portuguese Tutor and English Tutor
$40 / hr
Bensalem, PA
5 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
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.

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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
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 S. from Wynnewood, 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 Vienna, VA
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 M. from Mauldin, SC
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 P. from Schenectady, NY
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 W. from Carlsbad, CA
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 H. from Medford, MA
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 P. from Philadelphia, PA
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 D. from Los Angeles, CA
Maria was very prepared. She has a very effective outline. She is very patient. She was on time. I am looking forward to our next session. We met on Saturday, May 26th for two hours.
- Estrelbin R. from Huntingdon Valley, PA
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