Testimonials by Students
I have studied French, German, Latin and Spanish, and no one, NO one has EVER made me feel more comfortable learning a language than Grace. If patience were the sole qualification for sainthood, Grace would long ago have been canonized. What Ronaldo is to football, LeBron James is to basketball, and Babe Ruth was to baseball, Grace is to language teachers. She does not just teach, just does so with love and passion. She delights in the least of her student’s successes, and has the innate ability to motivate her students to become more proficient and confident with each lesson. Yes, you will have to make the commitment to learn and dedicate the time and effort to reach the level of fluency that you desire, but nothing worthwhile comes easily. While there are no shortcuts, Grace somehow makes the road seem shorter.
After a year with Grace, my visit to Portugal was an absolute delight. I was able to converse with everyone from hotel staff, vineyard owners, and taxi drivers to tour guides, university students, and the average person on the street. Portugal is a wonderful country with amazing food, wine and music, but the best part of the experience was the appreciation everyone showed to an American who could actually speak with them in their language, instead of assuming that everyone should speak English. Doors were opened, opportunities created, and friendships established that otherwise would not have been. None of it would have happened without Grace.
Grace is an absolute delight. She will be your guide, your support, and your inspiration. Want to learn Portuguese and have fun in the process, look no farther than Grace. You will NOT be disappointed.
After a year with Grace, my Portuguese was good enough for me to visit Lisbon with confidence.
I wasn’t ready to discuss politics and literature, but I could easily ask for directions, order in a restaurant and make small talk.
I’m still with Grace and plan to keep her as my teacher until I can discuss my favorite Portuguese writers.
Grace is patient and supportive and lets you learn at your own pace. She provides lots of materials for learning grammar and building vocabulary.
I highly recommend Grace for anyone who wants to study Portuguese.
Her teaching skills and knowledge of the language is so strong that she can help beginning, intermediate and advanced speakers.
Grace is a very approachable, friendly Portuguese teacher who takes the stress out of learning.
Her teaching has allowed me to take my Portuguese to another level and also find out so much more about Portuguese history and culture.
She is very patient and always willing to go the extra mile to help her students.
I have been learning Portuguese with Grace for nearly two years and during that time I have found her to be competent, thorough, knowledgeable and able to explain detailed grammar with patience and expertise.
She is also very approachable, accommodating and flexible when my circumstances have changed.
She creates a positive and enabling learning environment and helps me maintain my motivation when faced with the mountain which is verb conjugation.
I would recommend Grace’s lessons for everyone with any level of proficiency.
I’ve been having lessons with Grace for about a year and she is consistently patient, helpful and friendly.
She believes that it is important to understand the grammar of the language and then build upon this.
I’ve found this to be the logical way to learn as Portuguese grammar is so different to ours.
She takes time to explain anything that I don’t understand and I feel that with her instruction I’m making steady progress.