Emily P.

Emily P.


Falls Church, VA 22043

Will travel 15 miles

$50 per hour.

4.67 12 ratings

Portuguese and ESL Tutor

Hello! I am glad you are interested in learning Portuguese. It will be one of the important languages to know as the Americas become more and more interdependent commercially and culturally. I have spoken Portuguese all my life and lived twelve years of my childhood in Brazil. Portuguese is a complex language, but with patience and a little time you will begin to enjoy its beautiful nuances. When working with a new student I like to start right away with a basic vocabulary and simple conv... [more]


The wealth of vocabulary in the English language makes it a fun and undeniably interesting subject for me to teach and explore. It is one of my favorite subjects to teach.


Portuguese is the most complex of all the Latin/Romance languages. It's melodious sounds make it a beautiful language to hear as well as read. It is rich in descriptiveness, grammar, and compositional possibilities. My interest is to get my pupil/student immediately engaged in very basic conversation. As his/her confidence builds I like to introduce more and more vocabulary as well as the rules of grammar and composition. The bulk of the work is oral with written back-up for initial word recognition and vocabulary development.


I love to teach English. It is such a rich language with which to work. I have taught English to native speakers who wish to expand the efficacy of their language usage, as well as to persons who wish to learn it as a second language.


I also enjoy teaching English as a second language. It's richness of vocabulary and structure makes it a very descriptive and effective language.