Frequently Asked Questions about Online Portuguese Tutoring
Should I learn European or Brazilian Portuguese?
Each has its advantages, and which one you should learn depends on your individual goals and reasons for learning Portuguese in the first place. We've outlined some of the points you should consider when making this decision on our blog.
What's the difference between European and Brazilian Portuguese?
Though European and Brazilian Portuguese have the same roots, they have some differences in grammar and spelling, informal and formal speech, and vocabulary. The Brazilian accent is also unique from the European Portuguese accent. We've gone over some noteworthy differences in this infographic.
Do you teach Brazilian Portuguese as well as Modern Standard European Portuguese?
Yes, we teach both. If you need to get ready for that trip to Rio, we will match you with a tutor who specializes in Brazilian Portuguese and can help you master its unique accent, vocabulary, and grammar.
About Our Lessons
Will my tutor work with me across multiple lessons?
Absolutely! The trust and confidence you build with your tutor can be vital to the learning process, and working with the same tutor allows him or her to keep track of your achievements and create a progressive lesson plan suited to your unique needs.
What audio or video software do your tutors use?
Our tutors use voice calling programs such as Skype and WhatsApp so students can learn from the comfort of their own homes. Your tutor can meet with you face to face via webcam or via audio only, whichever you prefer.
I've studied Portuguese for a few years and need more advanced lessons. Can you work with me?
Our trained tutors work with learners of all ability levels, from beginner to advanced. In your first lesson, you and your tutor can discuss your learning goals and what you hope to accomplish, and he or she will build you a custom lesson plan. We also help people learn Portuguese for specific reasons, such as business or travel.
I need lessons late at night or on weekends. Can you accommodate me?
Yes! We work with students around the world and from different time zones, so we have tutors available at all hours. We can schedule lessons at whatever times are most convenient for you.
Will my tutor customize lessons to suit my needs?
At PortugueseTutoring.com, we understand that every student learns differently. Your tutor will use your first lesson to discuss your goals and assess your abilities through some basic learning exercises, and then he or she will design a lesson plan specifically for you.
About Our Prices
Is your 100% money-back guarantee for real?
Yes! We want all of our students to feel confident going into their first lessons, and our 100% money-back guarantee allows you to purchase a lesson and give learning Portuguese online a try with no worries. If you feel we aren't the right tutoring service for you, just let us know within 10 days of your first lesson and before taking a second lesson, and we'll provide a complete refund.
Can I get a discount on multiple lessons?
Absolutely. We want you to be able to learn affordably at your own pace, so our tutoring services actually get cheaper the more lessons you buy. We offer discount rates for packages of five or ten lessons, and remember that with our 100% money-back guarantee, you can purchase a package at no risk.