Rita Melo
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Rita Melo

Rita M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a native speaker of European Portuguese with a decade of experience in teaching Portuguese to everyone, from individuals and their families to large business corporations. I understand the value and the power of one-on-one learning when it comes to language education. Your goals and needs are my main priority and I am committed to help you succeed.

About Rita M.

Olá! If you are interested in learning European Portuguese, you landed on the right page!

I am a native Portuguese speaker born and raised in the beautiful city of Lisbon in Portugal, and I am here to assist you with your language needs. I hold a PharmD. and a PhD in Health Sciences. In addition to Healthcare, I am passionate about teaching European Portuguese to people from all over the world in all stages of their lives. My main goal is to make you succeed, so our classes will be customized for your specific needs.

During my career as a Language Instructor for over a decade, I have helped many students. Some of them successfully moved to Portugal, others are now able to speak fluent Portuguese with their friends and relatives, others became more marketable and employable, and so, moved up in their careers, others successfully expanded their businesses to include Portugal, and others happily retired there! What is your reason to learn Portuguese? With a proven record of successful stories, I am well positioned to help you achieve your learning goals and immerse you in this friendly and fun culture!

What are you waiting for? Let’s start your enjoyable learning journey!



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10 Reviews
Bo S.
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Rita is great! She was able to quickly and accurately assess my abilities and needs. She created a plan for my education and I am excited to learn from her.

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Wendy E.
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Rita was very kind, patient and qualified. She was willing to work as much as possible to meet my particular learning needs. I think anyone wishing to study online would do well working with her.

Posted Jan 2, 2020
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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.

Posted Feb 23, 2019
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Great Instructor who works with what you are after.

Posted Mar 3, 2017
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Responsive to my needs. Meets me where I am in terms of my language needs including pronunciation practice, vocabulary, etc.

Posted Oct 31, 2016
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Rita was very patient, personable, and funny for my first lesson! I can't wait to continue learning Portuguese with her!

Posted Jul 4, 2016
Shar K.
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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!

Posted Jun 4, 2016
Profile-location-online 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!

Posted May 16, 2016
Anais R.
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Very instructive teacher!

Posted Jan 12, 2016
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Posted Aug 21, 2020


Language Instructor
Jan 2011 - 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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