The first visit will be about your desire and goals. And how we plan to reach it. By the end of your first visit, we'll be having a rehearsed conversation in Brazilian Portuguese
My name is Zipporah Robinson. I am a multi-lingual musician.
I teach voice, violin and piano. I have been a musician for 30+ years and a music educator for 10+ years. Let me help you reach your music education goals!
I speak Spanish, Portuguese and am learning Italian. I would love to show you how you can speak Spanish. Between 2012 and 2019, I was the foreign language representative for the businesses I worked for. Let me help you get to your language goals.
Professional with ten years of teaching and administrative experience. High-impact communicator capable of effectively conveying information at all levels when dealing with young and adult students. Solid independent judgment, honorable work ethics, able to build outstanding working relationships.
My passion is to teach. Before moving to the U.S. in 2005, I was an elementary school teacher and coordinator in Bahia, Brazil. Creative and engaging; I hold a Bachelors in pedagogy and post-graduate studies in Teaching Methodologies from the University of Education in Bahia, Brazil. I also hold an Associate of Arts degree from Oakton College in Des Plaines, Illinois.
I like to utilizes my passion for teaching Portuguese to create a positive experience for the students.
Experienced in teaching Portuguese to everyone, from small business professionals to large corporations, I understand the value and the power of one-on-one learning when it comes to language education. Your questions and needs as a student are met individually and I am committed to use these tools to build your success.
Hello, my name is Rita and I am a native Portuguese born and raised in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, where I graduated with a PharmD. In 2010, I moved to the US to work for a biotechnology company and Academia. Other than science, I am passionate about teaching Portuguese to people with multiple education backgrounds and fulfill their career goals. With a solid experience in teaching, including my role as a Language Instructor for years, I am well positioned to help you achieve your language learning milestones, and to immerse you in this interesting and unique culture!
There are many reasons to learn Portuguese! It makes you more marketable and employable, and it promotes amazing cultural discoveries and business.
What are you waiting for? Let’s start your enjoyable learning journey! Rita
I'm very excited to be working with Rita! I was incredibly nervous about learning a new language (not my strongest skill) and Rita was very encouraging. She asked questions to really zero in on exactly how I will be learn and immediately tailored her instruction in a manner that matched my learning style. Highly recommend to anyone.
March 3, 2017
Great Instructor who works with what you are after.
October 31, 2016
Responsive to my needs. Meets me where I am in terms of my language needs including pronunciation practice, vocabulary, etc.
Portuguese is my native language. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching Portuguese (2000-2003) and a 400-Hour Specialization Course in PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE (São Luís School of Education- Brazil). I worked as a Portuguese teacher at Public Schools from 2004 to February 2016, when I moved to the USA. I have already taught Portuguese online. The sessions are created and tailored according to your needs and you are going to receive a file with a personalized lesson.
Hello, my name is Marina. I was born in São Paulo State, Brazil and I am currently living in the USA. I want to teach you Portuguese or English as a Second Language, including 4 skills for Fluency: Listening Comprehension, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I do my best to motivate my students, because, Teaching is my passion.
***Cancellation Policy*** All TakeLessons students are expected to give their teachers at least 24 hours notice of a lesson cancellation to be eligible for a reschedule. I require 24 hours notice if you cancel or want to reschedule a scheduled lesson. You are required to pay for any lessons cancelled without at least 24 hours notice. If you do not show up for class, I will wait 15 minutes. If you do not show up within 15 minutes, I will consider this a missed sessi
I have taught Portuguese and Portuguese for Spanish speakers at the college level. I make my classes fun, which is easy to do since Portuguese is an exciting language to learn!
I have been teaching Spanish, Portuguese and English at both the high school and college levels since 2007. I have a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese (Romance Languages) from Harvard University, and I have taught everything from Spanish 1 through advanced literature courses, to Portuguese for Spanish Speakers.
I enjoy working with students one on one and helping them feel empowered to use the language right away. I put a lot of time and joy into planning classes for each student, based on their goals and interests. I keep my classes really light and fun, but I will also make sure that you are learning!
I have experience working with students with learning differences, and have worked with children and adults.
If you want to work with a real teacher who can design a class just for you, I am the teacher you are looking for!
ver your goals are with your language of interest, I can help you get there. Get in touch any time to tell me about your goals. Hasta pronto!
Melissa is a miracle worker! My mother-in-law moved to the United States 40 years ago unable to speak english and while she has done a good job at learning on her own, she had significant gaps in her ability to effectively communicate. For her 68th birthday, I bought her lessons with Melissa. My mother-in-law told me I was wasting my money because she couldn't learn anything new. Well, needless to say, she can learn and with Melissa's excellent tutelage has dramatically increased her ability to speak and comprehend english. This has enabled a new level of confidence and freedom that she did not previously have and is a game changer for her. I attribute her improvement directly to Melissa's ability to understand her student's needs and personalities and craft and deliver a quality, tailored curriculum. After our first round of classes, my mother-in-law is excited to continue the lessons and has a renewed curiosity and interest in learning. Great job and thank you Melissa!!!
June 24, 2019
Melissa has a lovely calming personality. She made us feel completely at ease while learning a foreign language. She was prepared and tailored the lesson for our specific goals and level.
She displayed an expert knowledge of the language, but was still able to teach beginners. Plus we could tell she really loved Portuguese.
The online format was great. Cant wait for the next lesson.
January 15, 2018
Melissa is the best! Extremely knowledgeable and patient with her students. I highly recommend her.
Are you looking to quickly learn and communicate in Portuguese? Are you traveling abroad to Brazil and need to speak to people for business or school? My courses in Brazilian Portuguese language immersion will teach you the basics of conjugation and vocabulary specific to conversational Portuguese that will get you far on your travels. With over ten years of experience in the study of Latin languages, and personal immersion experiences in Brazil and Mozambique, I've been able to hone and master the craft of learning language through immersion. I learned to speak Portuguese fluently in less than two months, and you can too! Let's get off book and into the beautiful, dynamic culture of Brazil!
I’m Kaya. I am a professional singer and entertainer, specializing in Jazz Music and Education. For five years I have played in a band singing in multiple languages such as Spanish and Portuguese, spanning genres such as Jazz, Gospel, Soul, Blues, Folk, R&B, Rock, Bossa Nova and Samba. I have a bachelor’s degree in Political Theory with a specialization in Latin languages and vocal performance. I play classical piano and classical guitar, in addition to vocal performance I have studied bossa nova rhythm guitar. I currently am teaching a residency to young students in Thailand called: "Voice and Rhythm"
I am a native New Yorker who grew up around people who spoke many languages from all over the globe. I am not a native speaker in Spanish or Portuguese, and so many of my peers would ask me: how is it you learned to speak th
ese languages so quickly and so fluently? The trick to learning a new language begins with confidence. Just like learning a new instrument, you don’t want to allow the mechanism of your tool to trip you up when you want to communicate. Through techniques of active listening, immersion, and cultural integration, I have been successful at teaching students how to blossom within a new language, culture, and music.
Paulo Freire, Brazilian author of a critically acclaimed book on pedagogy once said: “The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students to become themselves.” When I teach, I like my students to be able to experience their own creativity within a new context, learning more about themselves through new eyes and perspective.
I teach a Portuguese course of children (with videos, songs, and fun ways to practice language!) and I have taught Portuguese for two years as part of a structure course for English speakers. Whether you just want a few lessons to help with conversation for an upcoming trip or you would like to work towards fluency, I'm here to help!
Experienced teacher and performer from Austin, Texas. I am a UT Austin Graduate (BA English with honors, BM Voice Performance with honors; minor in Creative writing), receiving scholarships in both fields. I have taught private voice for 6 years and taught 8th Grade English for 2 years. Currently a freelance voice teacher and performer, singing bossa nova, opera, baroque music, and concert repertoire throughout Texas.
My son was excited to have a real singer as an instructor, and hasn't stopped bouncing and singing scales since! We're looking forward to growing with Mr. B's help!
October 21, 2018
I hired Bruno to help me comprehend my book for class. He showed up and genuinely cared that I was getting it. He showed me a note taking idea that to me seemed that if I just wrote a couple of ideas down I’d go back and know where I was as far as going back and studying. He asked if I needed to write this point down and basically showed how to do the job. Great work.
October 17, 2018
Mr. Barbosa is a very outgoing person who always checks in on his students before we begin the lesson. At the
beginning of the lesson, we start with warm-ups so our voice is
ready to sing high or low notes. When you first start with Mr. Bar-
bosa, he will have you sing multiple songs and scales so he can
learn your vocal range. Mr. Barbosa makes sure that you understand
the content and if you don't, he is helpful and explains it in a way we
can comprehend. Lessons are a great way to improve your singing.
I’m becoming more comfortable performing in front of my peers.
I’m Brazilian so I can teach you how to speak like a native. Personalized lessons according to students goals.
I'm a rock blues guitar player, graduated from the Los Angeles College of Music. I've played with some of the most renowned musicians of nowadays, such as Guthrie Govan and Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai).
My debut album was released in 2016, featuring some special guests such as the guitar legend Scott Henderson. I've toured all over Brazil, Mexico and the U.S. promoting my original music and giving guitar masterclasses. I have over 10 years of experience teaching guitar (electric and acoustic), ukulele and bass.
"Great first lesson, very nice teacher and explains things very well. Makes Portuguese very fun and interesting to learn."
"Very nice teacher! She has good learning methods, and is very skilled in Portuguese."
"Charlene is an excellent teacher. Her lesson demonstrated that she is an experienced instructor with a passion for teaching. She was fully engaged and enc
ouraged me to go forward with my Portuguese language learning. I enjoyed our first lesson which included assessment, grammar and extremely helpful pronunciation cues. I recommend her highly."
"Wow. Marcia is an amazing teacher. Energetic, endearing, genuine & articulate to name only a few. I'm so excited to be her student."
"Marcia is a great teacher, obviously very experienced."
"Joneide has been my Portuguese instructor for different level courses at Brazil in Chicago. She performs in a very professional and well organized manner.
In a class with Joneide you can expect to hear and learn a lot from her native language at a very comfortable pace. She is excellent at introducing students to the language, correct pronunciation and much of Brazil’s culture. She is very patient and accommodates to different levels. Her classes always have an enjoyable way to learn such as fun stories or music. I appreciate that she takes the time to introduce the language that may be spoken in a professional environment as well as what you would hear in a casual street conversation. Joneide always has a smile in her face, which to me is very valuable as she loves her job."
"Marcia is amazing."
"I cannot say enough about Prof. Marcia. I studied with her for two year and what struck me as perfect was her ability to structure the class exactly t
o your needs and do this for each student. The classes were a perfect mix of different media and a blend of both grammar and practice. It was a big loss for the school and for me when Prof. Marcia left Los Angeles. Anyone looking to learn portuguese on any level needs to look no further."
"Very nice and even went over our time limit so we could finish the lesson!"