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Conversational - Basic travel needs - Cultural aspects - Grammar - Biomedical - Scientific - Business

Beginners - Intermediate - Advanced

*Learn all those tricky sounds of the Portuguese language.
*Understand more and sound more authentic.
*Diversified material, ALWAYS customized to your learning needs.
*Friendly and non-intimidating.

Individual or small-group lessons


It is great that you're interested in learning Portuguese, my first language! I find myself more and more passionate about teaching Portuguese and showing my students some aspects of the Brazilian culture.


I have a Ph.D. in biological sciences and worked for a decade at MIT and UMass as a research scientist. While doing so, I found my passion for mentoring and teaching one-on-one, and now I run the tutoring venture Godoy Tutoring. Learn more about me here.

My Portuguese-language students are mostly all adults, either in college or professionals willing to learn the language for various reasons: travel, business, or simply for fun, to be able to communicate with their Brazilian friends, spouses, co-workers, and neighbors. Check out testimonials from my students.

My lessons are all customized. I prepare the materials based on an initial assessment addressing goals, needs, difficulties, and strengths. In many cases, my students speak some Spanish, which helps a lot when it comes to learning Portuguese. If that's your case, you have a great headstart! If not, don't worry! I guarantee you'll leave the first lesson with some vocabulary and pronunciation skills.

Sessions are 60 minutes long and I recommend at least one meeting per week. We can have sessions online or in person. Examples of places to meet are spaces like the Boston Public Library, your college campus, or a cafe. The material includes media that I'll either bring or email to you, plus audio and video from music, news, and entertainment sources available online. The level of difficulty will vary depending on your background and progress, which I evaluate on an ongoing basis. However, regardless of your level, you'll be speaking Portuguese right from the get-go!


Questions? I'll be happy to talk over the phone, in person, or via email. I can provide solid references.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Obrigado! (that's Thank you!!)