Rita Melo

Rita M.

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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!

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  • Speaks Portuguese (European), English
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Reviews (7)

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Cindy Feb 23, 2019
Portuguese · Online

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.

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Angelo Mar 3, 2017
Portuguese · Online

Great Instructor who works with what you are after.

Nancy Oct 31, 2016
Portuguese · Online

Responsive to my needs. Meets me where I am in terms of my language needs including pronunciation practice, vocabulary, etc.

Tina Jul 4, 2016
Portuguese · Online

Rita was very patient, personable, and funny for my first lesson! I can't wait to continue learning Portuguese with her!

Shar K. Jun 4, 2016
Portuguese · Online

Best instructor ever! She's fun and has a lot of suggestions. I'm 60 and haven't ever been able to learn languages so we have our work cut out for us. But Rita is intelligent, patient, helpful and kind. I know we can make this happen!

Anaïs May 16, 2016
Portuguese · Online

Rita is an amazing teacher, very patient, smiling and with amazing coaching skills.
She is very passionate and into training people to make them improve and succeed.
I definitely recommend her!

Anais R. Jan 12, 2016
Portuguese · Online

Very instructive teacher!


Language Instructor
Jan 2012 - Present

Private Company

Graduate Research Assistant
Jan 2010 - Oct 2015

University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Aug 2011 - Oct 2015

University of Tennessee

Sep 2003 - Jul 2009

University of Lisbon



Professional Proficiency

Portuguese (European)

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt Professional
Mar 2017

Six Sigma Global Institute


• T-SPOT® Award (two time recipient)
Jan 2017

Oxford Immunotec

• Team Innovation Award for Accomplishments in Product Development
Sep 2014

Inside Memphis Business

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