I teach all levels, covering all areas of learning (phonetics, grammar, writing and conversation for initiated students, etc.) in a patient, dedicated, organized way. I use a well-known book and very conventional methods (no miracles here) with a lot of tailoring. I can give you the relevant materials for the course, either Portuguese or Brazilian ones, according to your option. For advanced students and everyone else, I can introduce you to aspects of the Portuguese culture and history.
I practice reasonable rates for quality teaching. Prices vary mainly according to the distance I have to travel. You can have the best discount in the price if the lesson is not in the evening or weekend (peak times) and/or if you travel to me (Turnpike Lane) or to a number of locations where I work (St James Sq, Stoke Newington, Angel, and others). Rates from according the distance (from N15) and time of the day - considering blocks of 1,5 or 2 hours. However, blocks of two hours in skype are even cheaper. Please refer what sort of time you need, on your inquiry.
I am 47, Portuguese, with a considerable experience in teaching.
Also available for one-to-one tuition, translations from English to Portuguese or vice versa, proofreading, abstracts and editing.
Ensino inglês a portugueses, brasileiros, moçambicanos, angolanos e outras pessoas de língua materna portuguesa que estejam a iniciar a sua aprendizagem na lingua inglesa.
Availability: We can find a convenient time to meet our schedules.
Willing to travel: 4 miles
Experience: Started to teach in 1994. Started to teach Portuguese in 2008.
Reference: Awaiting response
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Carlos is a great teacher with a good sense of humor:) We started on January and thanks to Carlos my level of Portuguese has already improved.
He prepares for every class various articles so the classes are not boring. We work not only on grammar but on writing and vocabulary as well which is great.
Carlos is a wonderfully accommodating tutor__able to retain a strict focus upon material scheduled for the tutorial whilst maintaining a conversational, spontaneous feel to our interactions. As such, I always leave class feeling that my Portuguese is enriched by new grammar assimilated as well as `real world` expression. He has also been very helpful when recommending films so that this same dual aspect is simply translated into home-study.
I`ve been having one-to-one tuition with Carlos for coming up to a year now and he`s been an excellent tutor for me. As a native Portuguese, he speaks perfect English and clearly explains all the grammatical rules you need to know as you learn in a well-structured pattern of lessons based upon an excellent set of text books. He`s extremely patient (even when I`m not at my sharpest!) and will happily tell you all about Portuguese culture as you go through your lessons. In addition, he`s a very friendly person which helps when trying to learn something new!
I am really happy with my progress with Carlos. He is an excellent teacher.
Carlos has been so helpful and tailored the tuition to suit my level.
Exactly what I needed!
Easily contactable. Reliable with regard to scheduling of classes. Excellent communicator. Resourceful teacher with good background in linguistics, language teaching, and current affairs.