|Name||Carlos S. Recommended|
|Working With||Youth, Adults, Groups|
|Levels I Teach||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Lessons Take Place||Learner's Home or Work, Public Place, Online|
Portuguese native speaker. Thirty years of experience in second-language language tutoring. Currently working in Montreal teaching English in the private sector and Portuguese at the YMCA.
McGill University - Second Language Education / C2 Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Certificates in Italian, Spanish, French and English. CELTA training (English) / DITALS training (Italian)
30 years teaching English and Portuguese as Second Languages. Competent revisor of academic written work (sampling of both English and Portuguese published academic texts available)
Classes based on authentic material. Problem-solving tasks. Songs (rich Brazilian Portuguese repertoire to be explored). Communicative approach with reduced teacher talking time.
Weekends from 9h to 21h Weekdays early in the morning from 7h to 8h and evenings from 16h30m to 21h30min
Student's residence or workplace. Libraries in Montréal. SKYPE
A month and a half before attending my Brazilian girlfriend's cousin's wedding in Brazil, I decided to hire Carlos as a Portuguese language tutor. My goal was to learn enough about the language as to make it worth while to listen to the conversations I would be exposed to in Brazil as I visited my better-half's relatives; I wanted to avoid spending every social outing staring off into space or smiling sillily at people in confusion. Carlos understood my goal and tailored his course for it. He came to every session prepared with new and stimulating activities which aimed to developed the skills needed to achieve my ends. The courses were very well structured, honing in on specific grammatical topics while keeping the activities entertaining enough to eschew the monotony which sometimes accompanies grammar lessons. He taught using sing-along, speaking and writing activities. He even supplied a binder full of problem-sets which he assigned as homework, making sure that, between sessions, I would not forget the lessons learned. Carlos is an extremely kind and patient persons as well as being an effective, professional and experienced tutor. I doubt that I could have made as much progress in Portuguese with any other teacher as I did with him. If you're looking to learn the language, he is the person you should talk to. Obrigado Carlos
We are a family learning Portuguese with Carlos. We are very pleased. Courses always well prepared and tailored for our needs, Carlos is on time and uses various learning technics, which are great for us. Recommended!
I've had Carlos as a teacher for a few months now and everything's been great. Material is always well prepared, and the lessons are structured according to how fast (or slow) I'm learning.
Carlos helped me a lot with my writen Portuguese