Ann Louise Penido
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Ann is a highly skilled and intuitive teacher who works hard to personalize every lesson based on my own interests and the environment I will be stepping into in Brazil. She is helping me understand not just the language but also the culture behind it. I could not be more delighted with the progress I have made and the fun I've had doing it:)Jan 18, 2019VerifiedAnn Louise Penido's reply
Obrigada Belinda! You are funny and creative and I am so happy you are having fun while working really hard. I am proud of your progress. You are a delight to teach!
Ann Penido is an excellent teacher, gentle but firm. My mistakes are corrected immediately so I learn not only what I said incorrectly but how to speak properly. Ann makes the time pass so quickly we are both amazed when the lesson is over. Conversations are interesting with Ann because she is worldly and cognizant ofmany subjects. .Feb 10, 2016Verified
I thoroughly enjoy my work and weekly sessions with Anna. We laugh a lot and enjoy getting to know one another while practicing speaking in Portuguese. She tailors the lessons to my level and needs and will also make lessons on a topic I request.Apr 21, 2020Ann Louise Penido's reply
Parabéns Sharon for being such a hard worker! Your goal is to speak with the relatives of your daughter in law in Brazil and after a few structural classes we are now at the stage where we are putting all in practice with 3-way phone calls to Brazil. I am excited with your progress!
Ann is a wonderful teacher from Rio! She has lessons thoughtfully planned out. She also adapts to how you learn and makes it very enjoyable. I love that she makes sure you pronounce correctly and have proper flow (she's got a wonderful ear for that). I want to sound flawless and she makes that happen! <3Jan 21, 2019
I am fortunate to be learning Portuguese with Ms. Penido. She builds her lessons around topics that are interesting to individual students. This approach has been particularly helpful for me.Feb 19, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My price ranges in accordance to the location that I am teaching and the amount of work that a student requires.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?On the phone, while we figure the schedule we will already talk about your goals. When we first meet I will check what are your interests. Every person learns faster when the topic is something that you are interested about. During our first encounter I will check how you express yourself. Some people prefer more conversation. Others prefer to write down every new thing they learn. I will observe your rhythm, your desire to guide or be guided. Every person has a distinct personality and my specialty is to respect your personality so you feel very comfortable. I will move at your pace. After this initial evaluation I will design the class dividing the amount of new vocabulary, conversation, grammar, reading and writing according to your ability to process the information. And as I am a very informal, upbeat creative teacher, I always check if you are satisfied and if there is something else that could be improved for the next class.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As a teacher I have a Certificate from the Education through Art from the Art School of Brazil. What does that mean? It means I was trained in a myriad of ways to reach a student, so I can detect when one has a block and I have a box of tricks to help a student move through any block in learning. I have taught people of all ages and all walks of life.