After being assigned a project in São Paulo and studying Portuguese on my own, I knew I needed help if I wanted to talk to my non-English-speaking Brazilian colleagues. I met with Lizander and he came up with a custom lesson plan that formed the basis of my conversation skills. After a couple of months of lessons, I returned to Brazil and was incredibly pleased with my confidence level in speaking in Portuguese at work and socially. The lessons with Lizander were informal but structured, and the lesson document that he created for me was customized and updated with notes from each lesson for me to download. It was also a real pleasure to get to know Lizander and meet with him each week.
Peter Howells, Interaction Designer at Google
"As a more Portuguese speaker that never had learned grammar or vocabulary in a more formal setting, I reached out to Lizander for more structural learning and 'filling in the gaps' of my Portuguese knowledge. Lizander worked with me to figure out my weaknesses and improve them. Since then, I feel a lot more comfortable speaking to other natives besides my parents. I would definitely recommend Lizander to anyone who wants to learn more Portuguese at any level."
Will Goto, Software Engineer II at Periscope (Twitter)
"Lizander provides me Brazilian Portuguese lessons on a regular basis, in person and via Skype. He offers an excellent mixture of activities that definitely help with furthering my language skills. Considering the profundity of language acquisition, I am very impressed with how much we cover during our classes. My pronunciation is much better every time we work together. I’m a language professional in the tech industry, and now I can provide excellent service to customers in Brazil because I am working with Lizander. He has been teaching Portuguese for a long time, he has prepared materials, and this means you advance. I highly recommend Lizander."
Brian Bottoms, Data Recovery Advisor at DriveSavers Data Recovery
"Lizander focuses on EXACTLY what you need with the Portuguese language. He helped increase my fluency in "technical Portuguese" so I could execute my demos with Brazilian clients with better fluency. He is fun to work with, and doesn't waste time with vocabulary you don't need. He figures out your goals and helps you reach them efficiently. An excellent tutor indeed!."
Leah Moskovic, Account Executive at Mixpanel, Inc.
"Lizander is an excellent teacher that I highly recommend. I paid $1200 for a week of Portuguese classes (30hrs) in Brazil and learned more in 2 sessions (3hrs) with Lizander. He meets you where you are. He assesses what you want to learn (not what he wants to teach you or thinks you should learn) and teaches in a subtle way that makes it easy for a beginners mind to absorb. He was also very encouraging and over all has a positive and excited demeanor which I found to be a great motivator. His prices are far more than reasonable. I actually gave him a large tip our last session because I think he should really charge more for what he offers. - Rachel T. MA, MFTi
Lizander's way of teaching is amazing. He is very patient and fun and I improved my portuguese very quickly with him. He has a rich knowledge of brazilian culture and grammar and could point out differences in pronounciation that few people know. He is very dedicated to teaching and has a genuine love for it.
Nellie Alimi, Supply Chain Operations Leader at Insensi
Lizander was an amazing teacher. He helped me out with everything I needed to know and made it fun to learn Portuguese.
His style of teaching is is dynamic and will keep things fresh and engaged while learning. I totally recommend him.
Stefan Kietzman - Customer Support at Wix.com