Private Tutoring Services - Natália H.
Private Tutoring Services - Natália H.

Private Tutoring Services - Natália H.

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$45/hour
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Introduction: I have been an ESL and Portuguese teacher for more than 20 years. I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I lived in the USA for more than 15 years and I'm now back in Brazil. I've published two books on Amazon for foreigners who want to learn Brazilian Portuguese called "Tudo bem? Vamos aprender Português". The ability to make the student understand and speak a foreign language is the main focus when working as an ESL/Portuguese teacher. Conversation, grammar, reading and writing are part of a whole process to make a student feel confident and able to be fluent in a second language. Articles, videos and support material are some of the extra tools used in my class. It is great to see the development of the students and how fast they can learn a foreign language when using a dynamic methodology. I have had several students of all ages, and what makes my profession so special is the ability to make them speak and write well. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn English or Brazilian Portuguese as a second language.
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Hired 41 times

Serves Miami, FL

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2021

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Jonathan B.
Oct 11, 2021
Natalia is a fantastic, patient and responsive teacher. Her approach and book has been really useful to help me to quickly understand and participate in conversations. Great notes, course structure and content. I need to learn Portuguese for business reasons and, after a couple of lessons, I could understand and participate usefully in conversations. Highly recommend her - great style, approach, flexible and she is really fun to work with.
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Jessica B.
Oct 6, 2021
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Natalia is an amazing tutor. She is so friendly and so kind hearted. I loved working with her and felt so comfortable. My husband is from Brazil and I’m American so she helped me learn basic Portuguese. I like how she structures her classes by themes (weather, food, etc). I purchased the book she wrote and we used it during our sessions. I like that Natalia makes you speak with her and repeat words for proper pronunciation. We had a lot of dialogue together. This is where you start to see results. She also gives homework so that you’re practicing on your own time and staying refreshed with the language. I highly recommend her! She’s extremely smart and so fun to learn with.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Thais P.
May 26, 2020
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I’m Brazilian and we hired Natalia to teach Portuguese to my husband. He’s enjoying the classes and it’s impressive how he’s already speaking some after a few classes only. Highly recommend Natalia for anyone looking to take lessons.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • No experience • No experience • Full literacy • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Bryonna F.
Apr 5, 2020
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Natalia is an amazing tutor! She's always positive and energetic. I really appreciate her professionalism and her patience. Learning Portuguese isn't easy but Natalia's lessons are fun and easy to follow. She's definitely someone who I would highly recommend. 10 out of 10!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Full fluency • Intermediate • Intermediate • Full literacy • 45 minutes • I travel to the portuguese tutor

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Zander M.
Sep 6, 2019
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Excellent professor, Muito legal! Halfway through lesson one I was already having a basic conversation in Portuguese! I’ve taken language classes in college, in foreign countries, in high school and self guided programs, and Ms Hickman is up there with the best of them. Obrigado, professora!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • Full fluency • No experience • No experience • Full literacy • 45 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • The portuguese tutor travels to me • I travel to the portuguese tutor

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Natalia Hickman

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I teach online For online classes I charge $40/hour.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I work using my book, educational material such as articles and extra homework sheets, but the main focus is conversation. I've published a Portuguese book for foreigners who want to learn the language fast. It is called "Tudo bem? Vamos aprender Português" and it can be found on Amazon. My second book, for intermediate and advanced students, has also been published on Amazon.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I graduated in Languages (Portuguese and English Literature). I also have a TESOL certificate.

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