Hello, my name is Ana, and I'm a native Brazilian woman from Rio de Janeiro. I have been living in USA for the last 5 years. I started tutoring Brazilians in learning English in 2009 after obtaining my Michigan University proficiency in English degree. I have experience tutoring students from ground zero of a language and following up their development and progress along the time towards their goal. I have worked with teenagers and adults.
My approach to tutoring includes personalized lesson plans that cover all parts of the language such as grammar, vocabulary, context, idioms and expressions, formal or informal language, written and spoken, spelling and pronunciation, starting with the basic knowledge of key contents and building up to conversation overtime, always keeping in mind the students' strengths and limitations. Together with the student, I create individualized lessons and homework to keep them interested and motivated.
I have a deep knowledge of Brazilian Portuguese not only as a native speaker but also due to taking classes throughout my academic life, be it spoken or written, and I'm able to give classes on both. I'm very patient and understanding. Thank you.