Marcia Reis
Albuquerque, NM
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Marcia Reis

Marcia R.

Albuquerque, NM
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a native speaker, I will be able to teach my students pronunciation , grammar, and conversation. I will tenaciously but patiently help them master the language and all the nuances that make Brazilian Portuguese such a unique language.

About Marcia R.

Hi,there! My name is Marcia and I am really excited to meet you. I've been teaching ESL since 1990, Brazilian Portuguese since 2001 and TOEIC preparation since 2006. I have loved helping my students master English as a Second Language grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. It is thrilling to see my students accomplish their goals when they are able to converse, read, and write in their target language,and when they improve their comprehension and pronunciation skills. My academic background is one hundred percent language oriented. I am a translator for Brazilian Portuguese but have worked as a teacher since I graduated because teaching is my passion and learning is my passion.

I am a very enthusiastic teacher and I have been voted the best teacher of the year virtually every year. I use a communicative approach and my goal is to keep the teacher-student talk time respectively at a 30% and 70% ratio.

I can't wait for the opportunity to help you reach your linguistic goal.

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Posted Jun 4, 2020
Luis
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Marcia is awesome. She is very knowledgeable, patient and able to communicate lessons in a clear and easy manner.

Posted May 29, 2020
Agostino ..
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Marcia is an amazing teacher. She really knows her stuff and at the same time, is very patient. Marcia is also a really nice person and enjoyable to work with!

Posted May 29, 2020
Konstantine P.
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Posted May 21, 2020
Holvin
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Very nice, professional, and engaging!

Posted May 18, 2020
Umashree N.
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Posted Apr 29, 2020
Adam
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She is great at guiding you along during conversation.

Posted Apr 20, 2020
Samantha G.
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Posted Apr 1, 2020
Fallon
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Posted Mar 16, 2020
Aaron
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Best instructor ever!!!

Posted Mar 8, 2020
Whitney
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Always Great!

Posted Mar 6, 2020
Meghan
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Marcia is fantastic. I can’t wait for my future lessons!

Posted Feb 21, 2020
Natalie K.
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Awesome first lesson, excited for more!

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Kristin F.
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Marcia is the best teacher! I'm so thankful to have found her. If you're looking for a positive, knowledgeable, personality filled teacher... Marcia is your girl! :)

Posted Jan 23, 2020
Adam
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Posted Jan 6, 2020
Charlotte F.
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I love her, her way of teaching, and she is very patient...when you are a slow learner, patience goes a long way...

Posted Jan 3, 2020
Amr Elborai
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Marcia is amazing!

Posted Dec 18, 2019
Amr Elborai
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She is amazing.

Posted Dec 5, 2019
Chad
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Posted Dec 4, 2019
Jeanette B.

Great start to online Portuguese lessons!

Posted Nov 19, 2019
Gregory
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I LOVE Márcia. I think her most important asset (aside from her knowledge of language and teaching techniques) is that she makes me feel comfortable with my learning. I am a senior with whichever learning barriers come with that but Márcia, happily, renders those impediments inoperative.

Posted Oct 23, 2019
Andrea
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Marcia is very encouraging, personable, positive and I really look forward to our lessons. She customizes the lessons and speed to your level. I could not have asked for a better teacher.

Posted Sep 10, 2019
Alison A.
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Posted Aug 26, 2019
Whitney
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Posted Aug 21, 2019
Larry L.
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Great first lesson, very nice teacher and explains things very well. Makes Portuguese very fun and interesting to learn.

Posted Aug 19, 2019
Rachael Z.
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Posted Aug 17, 2019
Gregory
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Marcia is knowledgeable, personable, relatable, positive and likable. I love having her as my teacher.

Posted Aug 16, 2019
Gregory
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Posted Aug 16, 2019
Brandon S.
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Posted Aug 13, 2019
Diana Mejia
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Very good class. Marcia, is very professional, she follow up and is willing to help me in my learning process. D. Mejia

Posted Jul 30, 2019
Nicola
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Posted Jul 24, 2019
Rachel
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Marcia was patient, kind, funny, attentive, knowledgable, and organized. Everything you could ask for in a teacher. I highly recommend her!

Posted Jun 9, 2019
Laurie M.
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Marcia is an excellent teacher, so kind and patient, and always has great lessons prepared. Thank you!

Posted Jun 4, 2019
Laurie M.
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Marcia is wonderful, encouraging, and so patient!

Posted May 28, 2019
Gary
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Great first lesson. Looking forward to the next one. Marcia was great.

Posted May 22, 2019
Charlotte F.
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Fabulous...I love her...KUDOS!!!

Posted Apr 8, 2019
Efosa
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Posted Mar 27, 2019
Jc Carey
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Posted Mar 5, 2019
Rachel P.
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Posted Feb 20, 2019
Alison A.
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Great first lesson. Very excited to continue. Very active and interactive lesson.

Posted Jan 2, 2019
Samantha
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Posted Dec 14, 2018
Whitney
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Posted Dec 14, 2018
Sarah B.
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Marcia is a wonderful teacher! So knowledgeable, patient and kind.

Posted Sep 25, 2018
August
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Incredible professor. I felt she really wanted to focus on my needs and cared about my progress, all the while it was fun and easy-going! I am grateful and more motivated than ever because I know that I am in good hands.

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Efosa
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Posted Sep 24, 2018
Shannon
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Wonderful lesson! Obrigada Marcia!

Posted Jul 11, 2018
Mike McCollum
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Marcia is amazing.

Posted Jul 9, 2018
Nicholas
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Marcia é ótimo!

Posted Jul 9, 2018
Nicholas
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Posted Jul 9, 2018
Rodolfo T.
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Posted Jul 2, 2018
Umashree N.
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Marcia was super easy to talk to and patient. I'm excited to be learning the language from her.

Posted Jun 26, 2018
Hillary K.
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great teacher! native brazilian which is so great! :)

Posted Jun 17, 2018
Joleen L.
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Great!

Posted Jun 4, 2018
Joleen L.
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I really enjoy our conversation.

Posted Jun 2, 2018
Randy
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Marcia is a great teacher, obviously very experienced.

Posted May 29, 2018
Nick
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Marcia is the real deal! She is a great teacher, and comes overly prepared. Completely different than trying to learn Portuguese with my Brazilian friends. I needed an actual language expert teacher, and I’m glad I found Marcia. Also extremely kind and patient.

Posted May 25, 2018
Kristin F.
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If you are looking for an AMAZING, fun, smart, intuitive, genuine, kind, experienced teacher... Marcia is the one for you! She is so much more to me than a weekly lesson... she's also my friend. :)

Posted May 24, 2018
Joleen L.
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Marcia is very personable and knowledegable, and in my first lesson, I really felt like she would cater the class to my needs, which was my main concern. I really feel I will improve greatly working with her.

Posted May 19, 2018
Sherar ..
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excellent instructor

Posted May 14, 2018
Thomas W.
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Wonderful!!

Posted May 10, 2018
Sherar ..
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Excellent instructor!

Posted May 3, 2018
Troy
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Have been studying with Marcia for a couple of months now. She is amazing and truly look forward to my lessons with her!

Posted Apr 11, 2018
joyce
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Posted Apr 9, 2018
Whitney
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Marcia is great! Very patient, knowledgeable and gives great feedback to keep you engaged and wanting to learn more! Thank you Marcia!

Posted Apr 2, 2018
Janai H.
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Marcia was really patient and helped me with my pronunciation. She was also really encouraging. I enjoyed my first class.

Posted Mar 9, 2018
Tara
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After a ~6 months of Portuguese classes in university, I took a year of lessons with Márcia. I was preparing for a post-graduate study abroad program, so was looking to maintain and improve my Portuguese relatively intensively. Working with Márcia was an absolute delight - she was always punctual, willing to work with my schedule, and adopted the textbooks I was used to. Depending on my schedule, she was happy to assign me homework or come to class prepared with activities if I didn't have time outside of class to study that week. Our lessons were mostly conversations, with Marcia actively pointing out new vocabulary words, grammar usage points, or tidbits of Brazilian culture throughout. Unlike my university classes, Marcia taught me Portuguese for professional AND casual situations. She even invested time in my learning outside of my lesson by reviewing and providing thorough feedback on my assignments before we even got to the lesson.

I would highly recommend taking lessons with Márcia no matter your level - she's patient, funny, energetic, and professional, not to mention a great teacher. Muito muito obrigada, Márcia. Foi um prazer! :)

Posted Feb 26, 2018
Erin J.
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First lesson was great! Exactly the instruction I was looking for!!!

Posted Feb 19, 2018
Kim J.
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Posted Feb 19, 2018
Thomas
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Marcia is a perfect teacher. She makes you feel comfortable from the beginning, takes time to explain you and can always adapt to every way of learning you may prefer. Her lessons are dynamic and really interesting! No hesitation, she is the one to recommend for any Portuguese lesson you want to take.

Posted Jan 26, 2018
James B.
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First class and Marcia beats any program I've ever used. I know working with her is going to be a great experience.

Posted Dec 7, 2017
Sara M.
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Posted Nov 22, 2017
Steven
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Amazing instructor. Very patient in answering all my questions while staying on point with the lesson. Definitely worth it!

Posted Oct 28, 2017
Bob S.
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Marcia is both enthusiastic and engaging. I am greatly looking forward to working with her for many months to come to improve my Portuguese.

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Bob S.
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Excellent teacher!!

Posted Oct 16, 2017
Adriana
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Marcia is wonderful! Very friendly and thoughtful. I am loving my classes.

Posted Oct 15, 2017
Sarah P.
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Marcia is so sweet and very talented in regarding of explaining her points.

Posted Oct 3, 2017
Michelle
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I just had my first lesson with Marcia and I loved it. She was very encouraging, positive, and clearly cares about her students. She also listened to my specific interest in learning portuguese so that she could create a unique lesson just for me that will allow me to reach my personal goals. I look forward to our next lesson!

Posted Oct 1, 2017
Adriana
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Posted Sep 29, 2017
Fabiane
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Posted Sep 14, 2017
Sara
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Great 1st class. I look forward to more.

Posted Aug 21, 2017
Isabel V.
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Posted Aug 12, 2017
Kristin F.
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Always AMAZING! I am learning so much every class. She is the best teacher ever... and now my friend as well. xo xo xo :)

Posted Jul 27, 2017
Everett
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Posted Jul 19, 2017
Dinardo Rodríguez
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Márcia is a clear expert when it comes to Portuguese culture and language. I have been a student of Marcia for a few months and I honestly look forward to our classes every time. She is very funny, comfortable, and familiar. Her classes are a mixture of academics and fun! She is very flexible and a lovely person to speak with-- I highly recommend.

Posted Jul 14, 2017
Rachael Z.
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I thoroughly enjoyed my first lesson with Márcia! Her warm and encouraging personality sets one at ease, an important quality in a teacher. Márcia clearly has solid conversational and grammatical knowledge of Portuguese, and she, even more importantly, possesses the skills required to assess students' strengths/weaknesses and tailor lessons to her students' needs.

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Mark
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I had a wonderful first class. Marcia, my instructor, was very pleasant and a great teacher. I look forward to out next class and feel she will really make the process of learning a new language much easier. Thank you so much!!

Posted Jul 6, 2017
Derek
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Posted Jun 21, 2017
Ismar
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She is top of the line. Friendly, unassuming, approachable.

Posted Jun 19, 2017
Ismar Estrella
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She is a natural, she is very perceptive and adapts to student's needs automatically.

Posted May 29, 2017
Jessica Fields
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Excellent first lesson! Very excited about learning this language and looking forward to talking with Marcia again!!

Posted May 1, 2017
Jessica Fields
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Posted May 1, 2017
Arianna
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What a fabulous teacher! I could not have been more pleased, and I hope she does not quit teaching online lessons anytime soon!

Posted Apr 28, 2017
Melissa A.
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She was excellent and I had an excellent class and I loved it

Posted Apr 20, 2017
Cloe M.
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Cloe could not be happier with Marcia's teaching style and warmth. She is fantastic and focused - teaching exactly what Cloe needs at her pace. Thanks for your influence on Cloe's life and learning!

Posted Feb 24, 2017
Kristin F.
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Wow. Marcia is an amazing teacher. Energetic, endearing, genuine & articulate to name only a few. I'm so excited to be her student.

Posted Jan 23, 2017
Kathryn L.
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Marcia, is very patient and kind. She presents the information in a way that it is to follow and understand! I really like her!!

Posted Jan 22, 2017
Todd
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Excelente!

Posted Dec 5, 2016
Dinardo Rodríguez
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Wonderful Instructor!!! :) Muito obrigado Marcia!!!

Posted Oct 29, 2016
Rosie
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Marcia is a great choice if you are serious about learning Portuguese and having fun in the process. She tailors to her student needs, creates fun activities, and gives you plenty of speaking practice. I have studied other languages in the past without actually feeling I was learning the language. Studying with Marcia allowed me to quickly progress and learn. Today, I still do practice lessons, watch videos in Brazilian Portuguese, and try to listen to the radio in Portuguese as much as possible because my lessons with Marcia keep me motivated to keep learning. She is a great instructor!

Posted Oct 5, 2016
Frank
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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 to 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.

Posted Sep 29, 2016

Experience

Instructor of ESL, TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
Oct 2001 - Jun 2016

Language Systems International, Los Angeles, CA

At L.S.I I worked as a full-time ESL teacher (grammar, reading and conversation). I taught all levels, from beginner to advanced. I also gave test preparation classes for the TOEIC test. My students were from many different backgrounds and cultures. I also worked as a Portuguese teacher for Pasadena Language Center from 2012 to June 2016. There I worked primarily with business people who traveled to Brazil on a regular basis. At Pasadena Language Center, I also designed courses to meet the students needs.

Education

Translator and Interpreter (English-Portuguese/ Portuguese-English)
Feb 1990 - Dec 1992

Faculdade Ibero Americana / Objetivo

Languages

Portuguese (Brazilian), English,

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Translator and Interpreter (English-Portuguese/ Portuguese-English)
Feb 1990

Colégio Objetivo, São Paulo, Brazil

Awards

Best teacher, Teacher of the year
Jun 2016

Berlitz (São Paulo, 1994), Berlitz (Los Angeles, 1996), Language Systems International (Outstanding teacher)

Affiliations

American Translators Association
Jan 1996
ATA is a professional association founded to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters. Its 11,000 members in more than 90 countries include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies.

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