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Marcia R.
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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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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!

Posted May 23, 2022
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Helpfull, liked Marci's energy. She is knowledgeable.

Posted Apr 14, 2022
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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.

Posted Mar 31, 2022
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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.
Translator and Interpreter (English-Portuguese/ Portuguese-English)
Feb 1990 - Dec 1992
Faculdade Ibero Americana / Objetivo
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Portuguese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Translator and Interpreter (English-Portuguese/ Portuguese-English)
Feb 1990
Colégio Objetivo, São Paulo, Brazil
Best teacher, Teacher of the year
Jun 2016
Berlitz (São Paulo, 1994), Berlitz (Los Angeles, 1996), Language Systems International (Outstanding teacher)
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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Instructor details
Portuguese
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$25
90 minutes
$35
120 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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