São Fonseca

São F.

Spring, TX

About São F.

São teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: 2007
Last sign in: Within a month


My name is São Fonseca and I would love to teach you Portuguese!
I was a teacher in Portugal and I have a master in Education and I’m a Certified Online Teacher by VL247/eMentor.
When I moved to Houston-Texas in 2007, I started as a Portuguese Instructor working with students all over the world from oil Industry companies.Also I'm teaching Portuguese online.
Besides being a Portuguese teacher I am a Freelance Translator -English into Portuguese.

You can find more about myself at:

I’m looking forward to helping reach your goals!


Instructor ( Portuguese and Spanish)

Jan 2009 - Present
Atlantica languages

-Corporate instructor: one-on-one classes and group classes-
-Online Portuguese Instructor: one-on-one and group classes
-Conducted assessment needs intake with language learners
-Facilitated periodic evaluations of trainers and assessments of learner progress.
-Created monthly reports and summaries of language programs.
-Coordinated all activities related to the teaching and assessment of Portuguese courses
-Successfully designed Portuguese courses to learners of different age groups and backgrounds
-Managed, and provided training programs for corporate clients

Portuguese Instructor

May 2007 - Aug 2009
SFLS Languages Services

Teaching group classes and students one-on-one

Vice- Principal at School Board of Agrupamento de Escolas

Aug 1996 - Sep 2005
Ministério da Educação POrtugal

-Trained teachers in Educational Projects (curricular and extra-curricular development).
-Directed projects of curricular development promoted by the European Foundation (EU/CEE).
-Coordinated teachers in development of projects promoted by EU/CEE

Coordinator of Adult Literacy Education

Sep 1992 - Aug 1996
Ministério da Educação

-Trained teachers in Literacy Instruction
-Coordinated the adult’s literacy classes (elementary and middle school)
-Directed two professional courses from European Foundation Programs (EU) Electricity and Child Care.


Master's DegreeOrganizational Management Education

Sep 2001 - Nov 2003
Universidade de Lisboa

Bachelor's Degree-Administração Escolar

Oct 1996 - Oct 1999
Instituto de Educação e Trabalho

Elementary Teacher

Jun 1994 - Sep 1996
Magistério Primário de Penafiel

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Certified Online Teacher

May 2016

eMentor is managed by the Air Force Culture and Language Center, part of Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala, the Language Enabled Airman Program (LEAP) is a career-spanning program to sustain, enhance and assist with the utilization of the existing language skills of general purpose forces (GPF) USAF Airmen. The objective of LEAP is to develop cross-culturally competent leaders across all Air Force specialties with working level foreign language proficiency.
LEAP’s eMentor program is computer-based online language and culture training provided in a virtual environment to LEAP participants. All classes are live, follow a set schedule and are facilitated by a highly qualified, native speaking, language instructor (the eMentor) in a cohort of other participants within a language.

Portuguese Instructor Online

May 2016


American Translators Association

Jan 2015

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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6 Reviews on São F.

John Lewis Jun 8, 2016
Portuguese · In studio
I had the pleasure of taking Portuguese lessons from Sao for 3 years while working on a rotational basis in Angola. She helped immeasurably in my understanding and usage of the language. With her help I was able to converse and conduct interviews and business entirely in Portuguese. She is a wonderful person and instructor and I am grateful for her help and instruction.
Jeff Jun 3, 2016
Portuguese · In home
Sao was a great teacher for our office! We had several classes per week in our office for different levels of ability. Sao was able to evaluate each person and find a way to teach at each persons ability and make it fun for the groups. I recommend her for anybody with a reason to learn Portuguese. I will bring her back to the office and do more lessons as soon as we can.
Kay Jun 2, 2016
Portuguese · Online
The best Portuguese tutor. Sao creates a class that is dynamic and fun, and she varies each lesson so that you spend time speaking, reading, working on grammar, and your accent. I have studied with Sao for three years and plan to keep it up. She's reasonably priced, funny, and a great teacher. Highly recommend.
Michael Jun 2, 2016
Portuguese · In studio
Sao was very personable, caring, professional, knowledgeable with teaching Portuguese, engaging and made learning Portuguese fun. I needed to learn Portuguese very quickly because my company, Chevron planned to move me to Angola. Sao taught me to speak conversational Portuguese very quickly and I was able speak with the native Portuguese speaking people in Angola. She also taught me proper Portuguese that was invaluable when participating in business meetings. I would recommend Sao as a Portuguese teacher for your business or personal needs.
Eric Jun 2, 2016
Portuguese · In studio
One of the best Portuguese's teacher. It was a great experience to learn with her a Portuguese from Portugal. I give her A+ as a Portuguese's teacher.
ISABELA Jun 2, 2016
Portuguese · Online
Best teacher i ever had, professional and at the same time very pleasant.
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