Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
London 
London 
  • (6 reviews)
A
Alex
« “It's great to have finally found a Tutor that is enthusiastic... More »
A
Alex
« “It's great to have finally found a Tutor that is enthusiastic about language and that has a great teaching method. I am really happy to be finally on my way to learning a second language.” »
£30/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 1h
Lessons offered by Emilia
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Portuguese
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Native Brazilian Qualified Teacher gives Portuguese lessons for professional, personal or academic purposes in London.

Methodology

I am a native Brazilian qualified to teach Portuguese as a Foreign Language. I am also a qualified Performing Arts teacher and frequently use my expertise in that area to plan and deliver creative and motivating lessons. The methodology I use will be individually tailored in order to meet the student's needs, therefore it will depend on the reason why they are learning Portuguese: preparing for an exam, practicing Portuguese for professional reasons or just for entertainement.

Thank you for your interest in my service. I have more than 25 years teaching experience. I teach Portuguese, Yoga, Dance, Maths and English to all ages, including Special Needs (Autism).

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

My specialist subjects as a private tutor are Portuguese and Maths and I also teach English/Literacy, Yoga and Dance.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES (PORTUGUESE) TO ADULTS in London (2006), a CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH from the Cambridge University (since 2002), a CERTIFICATE FOR THE FOUNDATION COURSE IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES (DANCE PROGRAMME) from the Birkbeck College, University of London (2000) and a TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN PERFORMING ARTS from the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil (1992).

While studying at the Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil I have also collaborated in the Research Project "THE USE OF CORPOREAL ENERGIES IN THE ACTING TRAINING", funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development / Ministry of Education and Culture (CNPq/MEC) - 1988-1992.

I attended the BA in Mathematics / BA in Geology during 3 years at the same University, before doing an internal transfer to Performing Arts in 1987.

2005-2006 - SCOLA, London - SROCN CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES (PORTUGUESE) TO ADULTS

2002 - University of Cambridge - CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH

1999-2000 - Birkbeck College, University of London - CERTIFICATE FOR THE FOUNDATION COURSE IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES (DANCE PROGRAMME)

1988-1992 - Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil - Collaborator in the Research Project "THE USE OF CORPOREAL ENERGIES IN THE ACTING TRAINING", funded by the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development / Ministry of Education and Culture (CNPq/MEC)

1987-1991 - Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil - BA IN PERFORMING ARTS - TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN ARTISTIC EDUCATION - SPECIALISATION: PERFORMING ARTS

1979-1981 - Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil - BA in Mathematics / BA in Geology (3 years attended, unfinished due to transfer to Performing Arts)

1976-1978 - School of Secondary Education Dom João Becker, Porto Alegre, Brazil - CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION. UK NARIC: “comparable to VGCSE (grades A*-C), BTEC First Diploma, SQA Intermediate 2 standard.” “Mathematics, Physical and Biological Sciences, Physics and Chemistry comparable to at least GCSE grades A-C.

- How much do you charge?

I usually charge £35 per hour/lesson - the price may vary depending on the travel - and £30/hour for online teaching.

For the first lesson (a consultation and taster) - I only charge for the travel.
For group lessons, the price is negotiable according to the number of students.

- Where do you teach?

I usually teach at the students' home or company/work space.
I live in Newham/London and work part-time in Hammersmith & Fulham, so I'm willing to travel as far as Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Islington, City of London, Camden, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster.

- When are you available?

I am now available during day and evening times from Monday to Friday, including school/college breaks. I am also usually available during 3-4 weeks in theSummer break.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach adults (Portuguese, Hatha Yoga) and children from Key Stage 1 to GCSE (Maths), including English/Literacy to Key Stage 1.
When teaching individuals within the Autism Spectrum, I usually request the presence of the parent/carer during the session, specially in the beginning, in order to establish a good communication and interaction system.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I can use FaceTime or Skype for tutoring online.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Brazilian Portuguese - I have been teaching in private tuitions and also in language schools, usually for adult learners and in 2015 I started teaching a student who owns a company where most of the employees are Portuguese or Brazilian. Although he started learning Portuguese language because he wanted to be able to communicate more efficiently with them, the lessons also became a very pleasant pastime after he developed confidence in his language skills. It's been a pleasure to witness the student's progress.

Maths - For a few years now, I have been teaching a 12 years old student who needed help to improve his Maths results at school. Although he loves most of Maths' topics and is very dedicated to his studies, he needed specialist support to improve his attention skills and confidence. Along the last 2 years, having had weekly tuitions, he has significantly improved his results, which has helped him feel more confident and motivated and the parents are also very happy with his progress.

Yoga for Autism - I have been a Yoga and Meditation Practitioner for more than 25 years. The regular practice of Hatha Yoga - followed later by Iyengar Yoga - and Buddhist Meditation, have helped me in many levels, from the physical and mental to the spiritual. During my experience of 7 years working with young adults within the Autism Spectrum for the National Autistic Society as Dance & Drama teacher, I had the pleasure to discover how much the practice of certain yoga poses was successful in the process of developing communication skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Experience

I have been teaching Portuguese in London since 1999, in language schools as well as private tuitions in companies or at the student's home. I have been preparing students who are going to Brazil for professional reasons and others who want to learn Portuguese because Brazil is their favourite holiday destination. Many of my students have friends or family members who are Brazilian and they want to be able to communicate with them in their native language. All of them end up fascinated by the diversity of the Brazilian culture.

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have more than 25 years experience in teaching Performing Arts in Primary and Secondary Schools. Since moving to London in 1998, I have been teaching in Special Needs Education (Secondary Schools) and Inclusive Learning (Furher Education). My last/present position is Lecturer in the Inclusive Learning Department at the Ealing, West London & Hammersmith College, working with learners within the Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome and PMLD.

As a native Brazilian/Italian and qualified language teacher, I have bee teaching Portuguese as a Foreign Language in London, in Language schools such as Língua Direta and BERLITZ, as well as in private tuition to individuals and companies since 1998. I have also been preparing students for the GCSE and A Level Portuguese.

As a Yoga Practitioner with more than 25 years experience, I started teaching Yoga during the 7 years working with young adults within the Autism Spectrum for the National Autistic Society and have continued doing so until the present in association with Yoga4Autism.

Before choosing to graduate in Performing Arts - Teaching Qualification - in Brazil, I had completed 3 years studying at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geology and at that time I started working as a Maths tutor, preparing students for the exams required to enter university. For that reason I feel confident teaching Maths. Since moving to London, where I have been teaching Dance and also carried on teaching Maths in private tuition, I have always felt very motivated to think out of the box while exploring the most effective teaching techniques for the different learning styles - specially the kinaesthetic - in order to provide a unique experience for every one of my students.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes, I have an updated DBS Certificate. I have the subscription to the DBS Certificate – Update Service renewed every year.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £30/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £155
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £300

Details

At the moment, for health and safety reasons I am only teaching online.

Lessons offered by Emilia
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Portuguese
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional

Emilia's CV

CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING PORTUGUESE TO ADULTS at SCOLA, London

CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH at Cambridge

BA IN PERFORMING ARTS - TEACHING QUALIFICATION IN ARTISTIC EDUCATION - SPECIALISATION: PERFORMING ARTS at Federal University of Rio Grande Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil


TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Cognissima Corporate Training / Lingua Direta – London - (concealed information)
October 2015 – present

Key Achievements:
• Teaching adults in group tuition and one-to-one for all levels
• Using Drama techniques in order to create a playful and relaxed atmosphere ideal for learning a foreign language


TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
UIC (United International College) - (concealed information) - London
June 2012 – February 2013

Key Achievements:
• Teaching adults in group tuition and one-to-one for all levels
• Using Drama techniques in order to create a playful and relaxed atmosphere ideal for learning a foreign language


TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Self-employed private tutor
March 2001 - present

Key Achievements:
• Teaching in one-to-one and group tuitions for all levels, for professional, personal or academic purposes
• Preparing pupils for the OCR Portuguese – GCSE and AS/A Level GCE


TEACHER OF PORTUGUESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Berlitz (UK) Limited - (concealed information) - London
January 1999 - June 2006

Key Achievements:
• Teaching adults at the school or in their work environment, in group tuition and one-to-one for all levels
• Using Drama techniques in order to promote interaction and fluency




6 reviews on Emilia
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

6 recommendations

A
Alex

“It's great to have finally found a Tutor that is enthusiastic about language and that has a great teaching method. I am really happy to be finally on my way to learning a second language.”

M
Mira

“Emilia is gentle and her calm demeanour influences whoever is around her. She used Hady's favourite characters to get him started with phonics and spelling. That helped improving Hady's concentration level while preparing him to start Reception. She's in tune with the child's needs and would change up activities whenever the need arised; whenever Hady lost concentration, they would move through Dance or Yoga. Both Hady and I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to those sessions.”

J
Jonny

“Emilia is a fantastic teacher. She's so knowledgable, has a brilliant style, is kind, patient and really helped me to progress with my Portuguese at my own pace. I would recommend her in a heartbeat”

I
In

“My daughter really enjoyed her sessions with Emilia, they had fun while they were learning!! Emilia seems very at ease with children and communicates with them brilliantly, her patience was remarkable. Emilia has ingenious ways of teaching such that isn't boring and never makes it feel pressured - plenty of encouragement and praise are given! My daughter got to grips with phonics and key words that helped her in her way and without Emilia she would have struggled.”

I
In

“Emilia has been such an amazing Maths tutor to my boys. Very professional yet friendly, with a relaxing approach and a lot of patience. She is able to make complex, new ideas easily understandable. 
Both of them are now on the top sets in Maths thanks to Emilia's hard work. I definitely recommend Emilia's teaching to anyone who is finding Maths difficult or is struggling with confidence.”

J
Jo

Emilia is 100% deadicated to the young people and adults she supports, she uses creative and inovative ways to engage the people she supports to become empowered and inspired.

Similar tutors

brazilian portuguese lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest portuguese lessons to help you.

London
Brazilian Linguist based in London - UK since 2008, experience in translation and interpretation, as well as adult learning (with PTLLS qualification).
£35
Patricia
1st lesson free!

Backward from the student/client needs, collaborative and holistic approach.

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Brazilian language teacher with 20 years of experience offering lessons in London.
£20
Marcel
1st lesson free!

My method is based in the first moment to use previous knowledge about the language and transform that in the first sentence...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Fala português? Native and qualified Brazilian/Portuguese teacher with +10 years' experience.
£25
Gustavo
1st lesson free!

I follow a clear step-by-step methodology that works simultaneously on reading/writing/listening/speaking (can provide books...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
On line portuguese lessons with a native tutor – free trial lesson. start now.
£30
Camila
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

Are you considering learning Portuguese? Here are some reasons why Portuguese might be an excellent choice for you: •...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Thornton Heath
Native Brazilian Teacher gives Portuguese and French lessons for professional, personal or academic purposes in London.
£25
Ana Karoline
1st lesson free!

Methodology Key Skills Fluent language skills in Portuguese and French Ability to give clear...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Portuguese native to Portugal, with excellent communication skills. I can help you learn Portuguese quickly
£20
Jose
1st lesson free!

My teaching method starts with the first impression of the language. continues with verbs and verbal conjugation. after 5...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Education studies graduate based in London offering Portuguese lessons to all levels
£15
Mara
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

Students' preferences and motives for learning Portuguese are at the centre of my teaching. Lessons are usually structured...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
An A level student who's 17 years old , whose first language is portuguese
£10
Carolina
1st lesson free!

I will base my lessons on the amount of portuguese known by the student, and use simple and easy words to explain what I am...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Native Brazilian (carioca da gema!) lawyer with previous experience in teaching offers you Portuguese lessons for all levels.
£18
Paula
1st lesson free!

My teaching methodology consists of understanding what are the primary goals of my student and proposing different learning...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Portuguese University Graduate offering Portuguese-English and English-Portuguese private lessons online and face-to-face.
£14
Beatriz
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I will start by working on vocabulary, verbs and then moving on to sentences and and then moving on to dialogues, by...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
I am a native Portuguese speaker, born in Portugal. I am bilingual in both English and Portuguese.
£40
Carolina
  • (5 reviews)

I focus on three main topic areas: writing, reading and speaking. My initial aim is to teach you the grammar and the...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Dedicated Portuguese teacher with 6 years' experience offering lessons in person or online
£35
Alexandra
  • (2 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I always plan the lessons before, focused on the students' difficulties. I provide speaking, writing and listening...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Native Portuguese speaker university student offering Portuguese lessons of any level in Liverpool
£15
Íris
  • (9 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I give lessons to anybody who wants to either learn or improve their Portuguese.My classes adapt themselves to each student,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Greater London
Portuguese Tutor in London! Learn fast, flexibly and easily with a native speaker.
£50
Joana
1st lesson free!

Depending on your goals, we can tailor together a learning programme in order to achieve the results you want: from a...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Communicate to the entire world in Portuguese - English - Spanish & German and more
£20
Andre
1st lesson free!

I understand that each and every individual is different. Everyone has their own time and way to learn things. So I am very...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Freelance designer offering to share his cultural background through that beautiful languages that is portuguese. Available to any level, don’t be scared you will see it is easy !
£18
Raphael
1st lesson free!

I base my classes on the level requested by the student, and adapt them to different purposes. As well as there are so many...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Adult born and raised in Portugal with portuguese//english or english//portuguese tutoring to offer
£14
Tiago
1st lesson free!

First of all I comprehend at what level the student/students are situated. Secondly I ask the pupils what their intentions...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Fast and Intensive portuguese course with the native teacher Carolina Coli 100% Online.
£10
Anna
  • (3 reviews)
1st lesson free!

In each lesson I teach: - Conversation practice - Grammae: writing; reading; speaking; reading. - New vocabulary - Brazilian...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at her home at your home By webcam
1 hour Not available Not available £30
5 hours Not available Not available £150
10 hours Not available Not available £300
Book a class