Marina C. D. S.  Alvarez

Marina C.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
*English as a Second Language lessons for beginners students. ESL for Portuguese speakers. *

I started instructing English at a Private Language School in 2000. Besides, I worked as an English Teacher at a Public school from 2004 to February 2016. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English as a second language (2000-2003), a Complete English Course Certificate (Richard Hugh Fisk Foundation) and a Proficiency Certificate. I have already taught children, teens and adults at all levels. My lessons consist of motivating and interesting activities.

About Marina C.

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 session and will require full payment.

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Livia Santoro
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Posted Nov 8, 2020
Malena R.
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Marina has a lot of patience and teaches very well.

Posted Nov 6, 2020
Veronica
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Marina makes me feel very confortable. I am not afraid to talk or ask questions. I have learned something knew in every class.
Thank you

Posted Oct 30, 2020
Veronica
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Posted Oct 28, 2020
Lorenzo
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She is amazing!!

Posted Oct 14, 2020
Roy C.
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Excellent first lesson. Very easy to understand the lesson as taught

Posted Oct 5, 2020
Roger
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Our first meeting was very useful. Marina enjoys teaching, and she responded to my interests and needs. I look forward to many more sessions with Marina.

Posted Sep 18, 2020
Dita V.
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Marina is very friendly, easy to understand and focuses on important steps depending on where you are in your journey towards being fluent in Portuguese.

Posted Sep 10, 2020
Ricardo C.
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Never met such a pleasant and patient teacher.

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Brianna
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Posted Jun 12, 2020
Tanner
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Posted Feb 27, 2020
Brianna
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Very nice and quickly adapts to your learning level!

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Brett Benjamin

Marina is great . Can’t wait to continue to learn with her

Posted Nov 12, 2019
JAMES
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Marina is very friendly, funny and effective at teaching Portuguese. I'm looking forward to taking more lessons with her!

Posted Sep 14, 2019
Mark S.
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Muito bem !

Posted Aug 29, 2019
Mark S.
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Posted Aug 29, 2019
Ricardo C.
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MARINA IS VERY PERSONABLE AND HELPFUL. IT IS ONLY MY THIRD CLASS,
BUT I AM VERY IMPRESSED WITH HER CORDIAL APPROACH TO ALL MY
DEFICIENCIES.

Posted Aug 26, 2019
Ben
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Super nice start with a new teacher... Very practical way of teaching.

Posted Jul 31, 2019
Linda
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Marina is great! She is very good at explaining the pronunciation nuances!

Posted Jul 21, 2019
Stella
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Marina is an amazing teacher! She had my 8 year old daughter fully engaged and speaking in short sentences the very first class! She had clear teaching objectives and was able to stay flexible with my daughter's abilities. She provided feedback and homework assignments. We are excited to continue weekly classes with Marina! I would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Portuguese!

Posted Jun 13, 2019
Natalie
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muito bom.

Posted May 7, 2019
Paris A.
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My first lesson with Marina was wonderful!

Posted Apr 19, 2019
Valeria
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Very good ...!

Posted Oct 16, 2018
susanna
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Marina is awesome! Very patient and easily helps me with the different regions accents. She makes the class a lot of fun, and has helped me become way more relaxed with speaking portuguese.

Posted Jun 12, 2018
Andrew
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Muito bom! Estou aprendendo bastante!

Posted Apr 2, 2018
Si
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Marina is the best instructor ever. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I really recommend her to anyone.

Posted Feb 24, 2018
Pat
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Excellent teacher! I am improving my English with her lesson. Thank you very much!

Posted Feb 18, 2018
Carolina
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Posted Nov 27, 2017
Jessica
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I loved our first lesson and can’t wait for more!

Posted Nov 16, 2017
JO
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Excellent teacher! She is very knowledgeable and personable.

Posted Oct 17, 2017
NICK
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Marina is a wonderful teacher. Patient and understanding, it was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to learn from Marina.

Posted Oct 10, 2017
Ro
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Best teacher ever! I really recommend her. The lessons are well prepared and I learned a lot.

Posted Sep 23, 2017
Maria Delanzo
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Marina is the best ! Such fun classes and amazing person , definetly glad I picked her 🙂

Posted Aug 28, 2017
Patricia M.
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My first classes was very good!

Posted Aug 28, 2017
NICK
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I look forward to many lessons with Marina!! Excellent teacher

Posted Jun 21, 2017
Mia

She is the best instructor ever! The lesson was prepared previously and it was explained step by step in a fun and effective way! Thank you!

Posted May 29, 2017
Alvar

Excellent Teacher! She prepares the lesson previously and is very attentively. This teacher is well prepared and explains things in details. Recommend to everyone!

Posted Apr 22, 2017
Dih

Marina explains things very well, and will even go word by word. She is well prepared, punctual, attentive and supportive. Muito obrigado!

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Emmanuelle Theard
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Marina is a great teacher. Very patient with me.

Posted Jan 18, 2017

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Experience

English Teacher
Sep 2004 - Feb 2016

Public Elementary and High School: Armando Victorio Bei

I taught Elementary and High Schools students.

Portuguese Teacher
Aug 2004 - Feb 2016

Public Elementary and High Schools: Paulo de A. Penteado, Osvaldo dos S. Soares and Armando Victorio Bei

I taught Elementary and High School students.

English Instructor and Teacher
Feb 2001 - May 2009

Fisk School

I taught children, adolescents and adults at all levels.

English Instructor
Oct 2000 - Jan 2001

Wizard School

I taught English to kids, teens and adults.

Education

400-Hour Specialization Course in PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE
Aug 2005 - May 2006

Faculdade de Educação São Luís- Brasil. (São Luís School of Education)

Degree In Teaching Portuguese and English as a Second Language
Feb 2000 - Dec 2003

Centro Universitário Monte Serrat- Monte Serrat University Center

Languages

English

Professional Proficiency

Portuguese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Toelf Preparation Course
Oct 2019

Gwinnett Technical College

HIGH ADVANCED ENGLISH- CONTINUING EDUCATION
Oct 2017

GWINNETT TECHNICAL COLLEGE- GA

EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN COURSE
Aug 2017

GEORGIA CHARTER SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION

COURSE FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING.
GACE ESOL TEST- Georgia Assesments for the certification of Educators
Apr 2017

GACE

Georgia Assesments for the certification of Educators. ESOL STANDS FOR ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES
ACTFL Portuguese Proficiency Test
Mar 2017

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW AND WRITING TEXT.
60 hours in the English as a Second Language Program
Oct 2016

Asian American Resource Center

The classes were in Buford- GA, USA.
60 hours in the English as a Second Language Program
Jun 2016

Asian American Resource Center

Classes were in Buford- GA, USA.
Proficiency English Certificate- Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Inglesa
Jul 2001

Fundação Richard Hugh Fisk

Certificate of Achievement English Course
Jul 1998

Fundação Richard Hugh Fisk

Complete English Course.

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