Maria comes from the Province of Sao Paulo in Brazil. She studied English and German.
‘As a Brazilian, I want to radiate pleasure—I want my trainees to see that you have to enjoy every single moment, even when you’re learning a new language. I myself really enjoy giving lessons. I see so many different, interesting people in my classes. For each and every one of them, I try to present the new information in a way that’s easy to understand and we use it right away in the context they need it for. That’s the advantage of having private lessons. When I was in school, I couldn’t stand grammar, but now it’s my favourite part of the lessons I give!’
Portuguese, English, Dutch