University of Aveiro
Graduation in Portuguese and English Languages
Information about Maria
I have a teaching degree in Portuguese and English Languages by the University of Aveiro and at the moment I am finishing my Masters in Portuguese Language as Second or Foreign Language by the University of Porto.
I am a qualified and experienced European Portuguese tutor and I am currently working on a freelance basis. I have taught students of all ages and levels, including GCSE, and I am really passionate about teaching Portuguese.
From 2011 to 2013 I taught Portuguese as a foreign language in East Timor, Asia, for the Portuguese and East Timorese Governments.
I like guiding students through their learning process allowing them to really understand the Portuguese language as a meaningful communication tool embodied in significant cultural aspects.
Every student has a specific purpose for learning a language, so I adjust teaching methods and contents to each individual promoting a lively and fun learning environment.
All courses are specifically tailored to student(s) needs and communication goals, especially if you are looking for a one-to-one.
Availability: Weekdays and weekends. Talk to me to arrange a time slot.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Tutoring European Portuguese across London and online. One-to-one and group lessons for adult learners and children. All levels including GCSE preparation
From 2011 to 2013 I worked in East Timor as a Portuguese, training Timorese teachers and specifically teaching Portuguese as foreign and/or second languages.
I speak French and (a little bit of) Spanish too! :)
Feedback For Maria (6)
Maria has been fantastic from the first lesson.
As a complete beginner to Português and languages in general, I was very sceptical if learning a language was even possible! but with very well structured lessons and not forgetting the homework!! its all beginning to make sense very quickly.
Maria is very professional and all round a very nice nice person.
If anybody is thinking about learning Português I would seriously recommend her you will not be disappointed.
Maria is a great tutor who is really helping me to get to grips with Portuguese. I have an unpredictable job and Maria allows me to be flexible with dates and times which is great. I feel the pace of the lessons is well suited to my needs and time is taken to explain concepts and tricky points. Maria is also really nice too so I dont feel nervous to ask questions! I highly recommend Maria!
Excellent one-on-one tuition, helping me to learn the basics of Portuguese in a clear and concise way, as well as offering tips on how to speak the language confidently and correctly. Highly recommended.
Great site . Very simple to use and children really enjoying their lessons with Maria
Maria is a great teacher - she has extensive training and experience teaching Portuguese as a foreign language at different levels. She is very passionate about teaching and uses a wide variety of materials (books, exercises, video clips, articles). I feel that I have made a lot of progress since taking lessons with Maria and would highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Portuguese!
Very professional and friendly