I am Ana, a native speaker of Portuguese (Portugal).
At the moment I have students in different stages in life (from a child to a retired person and also professionals) and that want to learn Portuguese for different reasons. I adapt my classes to their needs.
We have been using Skype and Whatsapp (I can use Zoom or other platform if you prefer) and I send a summary of our class with the grammar and vocabulary we have seen in that lesson so that they can review it after the lesson.
I have a university degree but my professional experience is mostly as a private tutor and administrator.
I am married to a Spanish/Italian and our children speak Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and English fluently. I taught both my husband and children (who never lived in Portugal) to speak Portuguese to a proficient level. So besides English native speakers I can help also Spanish, Italian and French native speakers as I speak these languages too (bilingual Spanish, B1 French and A2 Italian although I can understand Italian quite well).
First I will talk to my new student and find what their Portuguese level is, as well as their needs. I will try to understand what their motivations to learn Portuguese are and plan the next lessons according to their interests and the way they learn.
I will add new vocabulary each class and I will do fun activities and games.
At the moment I have different English students and I teach them by webcam.
I first started teaching Portuguese in Ireland when I lived there. My first student was Polish (the classes were in English) and after that she moved to Portugal and still lives there now.
I have also worked in Ireland and Spain (in Spain besides Spanish I also used Portuguese, English and some French while working for a French company).
I also have been teaching Portuguese to my children since they were born (they are 9 and 7 now). They can read and write in Portuguese and I keep teaching them Portuguese as they grow up. I also have experience with children as a volunteer at my children's Primary school. I am also a volunteer at an autism charity.
I teached my first Portuguese private lesson 12 years ago. I have a university degree but my professional experience is mostly as a private tutor (England and Ireland) and administrator (Ireland and Spain). I studied in Lisbon, Aveiro (north of Portugal) and Madrid.
Perfect! Ana is a fantastic teacher. She makes the languages (Portuguese & Spanish) easy to understand, is patient and engaging, and teaches very well. Highly recommended !
Anil is an amazing student, I have been teaching him Portuguese and Spanish. It is a real pleasure to teach such an interested student that wants to understand all the details of the languages, including the history of the languages.
Perfect! I love my lessons with Ana Margarida! Each lesson she asks me questions about my life, my day etc. and I find it much easier to learn and pick up Portuguese as we are in conversation. Ana is a fantastic tutor: very kind, friendly and patient.
Katrina is a very motivated student and learns very fast. It is a pleasure to teach her.
Fantastic professional. Kind and friendly
Olá a todos;
Marga is a exceptional teacher the best I have ever met.
Spontaneous and fun I have managed to fulfill one of my dreams to be able to understand and speak Portuguese. One of my favourite languages.
Learning has never been so easy for me .
Muito obligado Marga
As Ana Margarida's husband, I have been certainly the student she had for the longest time. When we met 15 years ago, I didn't speak Portuguese at all, I only understood some words in written text due to the similarity with my native Spanish, and I would struggle to understand anything in a conversation because the accent is very different and the false friends are innumerable.
Now, despite I never lived in Portugal, Portuguese is one of the languages I speak better. I can do everything independently when we are on holidays.
Additionally, we are a multilingual family thanks to her commitment to teach the language to our children, whose level is indistinguishable from any other native, despite the fact they have been in Portugal just on holidays.
In addition, after living for ten years in Spain, and due to her love for detail and precision, I can assure than her level in Spanish, and her knowledge of the Spanish culture is so high (C2) that 90%+ Spaniards wouldn't realise at all she isn't Spanish.
I have been certainly very lucky meeting such a good language teacher. You might think that being her husband I'm partial. But you don't need to believe me, take her free lesson and check yourself if I'm right.
Margarita is a great professional, she is very kind and approachable.
Ana Margarida or Marga as she prefers to be called, is a sweet teacher with a lovely smile and tons of patiente, she is very thorough preparing her classes and doesnt mind repeating things as many times as is necessary.
Definitely recommend Ana! She is incredibly kind and loving and VERY knowledgeable! I am very lucky to know her personally very well and she’s given us lots of invaluable advice on how to raise our children bilingual.
Margarida has been super helpful improving my Portuguese skills. Really collaborative at any time any day. She does speak English and Spanish as well!!!!
She brought confident to me to speak in public.
Thank you Marga!
Margarida is a portuguese native speaker, very knowledgable and friendly. She has a special interests for languages and other topics, such as the environment. She is a great teacher!
Ana Margarida is native in portuguese. We have worked together in many different academic projects and became good friends. I found her to be very motivated, dedicated and encouraging during team work. Besides her competence, she was able to make every project a very enjoyable and positive experience. I recommend her as a portuguese teacher.
She is really good!! I met her when she was in Spain, I love languages and I decided to learn a little portuguese, she was good at explaining and had a lot of patience. 100% recommendable!!
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