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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 1990
Translator and Interpreter (English-Portuguese/ Portuguese-English)
Teaches ages 18+
Speaks Portuguese (Brazilian), English
Has background check
I have been working with Marcia for over one year, and it has been an absolute pleasure. After a few years using Duolingo, I decided to begin one-on-one classes. Marcia is not only kind and understanding, but she makes learning a pleasure. While it can be difficult to be fully immersed in a new language, she has been able to bring me along and motivate me from only being able to use small phrases to compete sentences/conversations. It's been amazing working with her, and I don't think I would have been able to stick with it had it not been for Marcia. Muito obrigado, Marcia!
Helpfull, liked Marci's energy. She is knowledgeable.
Marcia is a great Portuguese tutor! Her lessons are fun and easy to follow, and she provides worksheets/homework to do in between lessons for further learning. I plan to see her for awhile until I can become as fluent as I can.