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About me

Since I was a child, I have always studied foreign languages. I have travelled alone in many countries and try my best to get into the culture of each place I go. I go trekking and camping frequently, and I always have a good time. 

I have been a foreign language teacher for five years. During these five years I worked as a teacher for a big company, and I have also taught at several schools. At the same time, I have been teaching online to students of different nationalities. 

​In my opinion, being a teacher is not only about helping the student to add one more topic in his/her CV. I see that my role as a teacher is to contribute to the opening of new opportunities and possibilities in the lives of students.

I take into my classes the thought of the plurality of the students. That is, their singularities in learning and developing. But considering my role as a teacher in covering all and helping them to learn a new language.


Ryan, Australia 🇦🇺

Conversations with Yan are always a fun time. He’s also very attentive with his corrections so it’s great for me 😊

Kanra, USA 🇺🇸

I had an excellent lesson today with Yan! He was very encouraging, patient, and friendly and helped correct any mistake I made while speaking. I definitely recommend his classes and look forward to learning more in the future!

Sophia, USA 🇺🇸

My Portuguese is SOARING with Yan's help !!!! Cant recommend enough!! SOOOOOO FUN!

Yuki, Japan 🇯🇵

Yan usa materiais didáticos para explicar o assunto na hora e, quando cometo um erro, ele me dá feedback na hora certa, sem interromper a conversa, o que é muito útil.

Brandon, USA 🇺🇸

Yan has a talent for helping you find areas for improvement through naturally-flowing conversations, and then showing you how to improve. Great lesson, highly recommend.

D.J., USA 🇺🇸

WOW!!!! Yan is such an INCREDIBLE person! We had a very fun and free-flowing conversation on a variety of topics and I cannot wait for the next lesson. If you want to learn (or get better at) Portuguese, then Yan is the tutor you should book. Thanks, Yan!

Guy, UK 🇬🇧

Muito obrigado Yan! I really enjoyed the conversation and Yan was happy to help and assist with corrections when needed. Yan got me to talk a lot by asking good questions and keeping the conversation flowing. Definitely recommend having a lesson with Yan!

Benjamin, UK 🇬🇧

Yan was very friendly and directed the Portuguese conversation very well, easing the pressure on me and helping me to listen and understand questions in Portuguese prompting answers, forcing me to utilise as much of the language as I could and learn new words faster.

Nicolas, UK 🇬🇧

Another brilliant lesson with Yan. The resources he has been using are both accessable and challenging, and his ability to keep the conversation flowing is equally as good. Muito obrigado professor.

Cynthia, USA 🇺🇸

Took my first Portuguese class with Yan. A wonderful teacher who made me feel comfortable. So patient, attentive, and kind. I highly recommend scheduling classes with Yan!

Deniss, Estonia 🇪🇪

Yan is very good teacher. He motivates me to speak, conversation does not stop for a single moment. he offeres new topics, new words and grammar. Lessons pass in smooth and very active way. 

Matthew, USA 🇺🇸

Ótimo professor de português ! Ele é atentivo e muito inteligente. Falamos sobre várias temas. Eu achei a aula super divertido! Gostei das sugestões que ele recomendou. Nota dez

Franzinet, Venezuela 🇻🇪

Me gusto mucho hablar con Yan, fue una conversación muy amena y excelente práctica, en la me ayudo con mi portugués y con las dudas que tuve.

Diego, Colombia 🇨🇴

Para alumnos de habla española: Excelente profesor, reserva una clase con él, todo lo que puedes encontrar en un profe de lengua portuguesa, muchas palabras en las notas!!

Carlos, Peru 🇵🇪

Yan Ele é um professor muito dinâmico. Eu me senti muito à vontade em nossa primeira aula. Até breve e muito obrigado por seu entusiasmo :)

Weimin, China 🇨🇳

Yan is very patient and is explaining everything very clearly and I could practice a lot with him! Thank you so much Yan!

Lai Lai, Macau 🇲🇴

Excelente professor, muito inspirador e tenho a certeza de que os seus alunos ficaram encantados quando assistiram às suas aulas. Vou continuar a aprender consigo e agradeço-lhe pelos vídeos.

Brady, USA 🇺🇸

Always a great lesson with Yan! I recommend him to anyone wanting to learn Brazilian Portuguese! Fun, organized, great material, and lots of laughter ever time!

Brady, USA 🇺🇸

Patient, funny, patient, knowledgeable, PATIENT, and organized. Very comfortable environment for a beginner to the language! Highly recommend!

Nicolas, UK 🇬🇧

Again, Yan was extremely easy to talk to and was very patient while I tried to find the best words to answer the questions posed. Thank you for your time and effort.

Becky, UK 🇬🇧

Yan é um professor muito gentil e amigável. Obrigada pela sugestão de receita brasileira! Vou tentar cozinhá-lo neste fim de semana.

David, USA 🇺🇸

Yan is super nice. Even though I couldn't say much, he really made me speak Portuguese. I'm looking forward to another lesson. thank you.

Kervin, Philippines 🇵🇭

Quite an engaging conversation with Yan. Great flow .Subtly corrects my mistake throughout the course. Till next time :)

Steve, China 🇨🇳

The teacher is very nice, we talked a lot in class, it was an excellent class, recommended.

Maya, UK 🇬🇧

Yan is a fantastic teacher, I really recommend him! his lessons are very interactive and fun and he always comes prepared with exercises.

Jelena, Serbia 🇷🇸

Yan is a very friendly, patient, and enthusiastic teacher. I definitely recommend him to everyone who wants to improve their Portuguese skills! :)

Marc, USA 🇺🇸

I really enjoyed this lesson with Yan, and I will schedule more lessons with him, for sure.

Ricardo, Bolivia 🇧🇴

Yan is a very kind person, he helped me to speak despite my basic Portuguese, It was a fun and useful lesson. 100% recommended, give him a chance.

Jorge, Bolivia 🇧🇴

Yan is a very kind person, he helped me to speak despite my basic Portuguese, It was a fun and useful lesson. 100% recommended, give him a chance.

Jeffrey, USA 🇺🇸

Yan was fun! I felt like I could talk to him about anything!

Jacqueline, USA 🇺🇸

I really appreciate the way he encouraged me to converse with him while gently correcting my errors and guiding me to the correct word or conjugation. I look forward to more!

Yuki, Japan 🇯🇵

O Yan envia os documentos apropriados com antecedência de acordo com o nível do aluno, para que você aprenda muito se preparando para a aula!

D.J., USA 🇺🇸

I am always happy to get the chance to speak with Yan - he's such an amazing person! Today was a great conversation about one of my favorite subjects - science fiction/fantasy series (Star Trek being my favorite). AND WHAT LUCK that Yan was well-versed in that subject. Could not be happier to have him as a tutor. Thank you, Yan!

Uri, Mexico 🇲🇽

Great class with Yan! I will be traveling to Curitiba soon and he helped me to know the city better and also gave me some advice about where to go, what to eat and cautions to have there. Obrigado Yan!

Ben, UK 🇬🇧

Yan is a very good teacher. He is very kind and patient with me. I really enjoy our classes 👍

Gloria, Italy 🇮🇹

La lezione mi è piaciuta molto, abbiamo fatto conversazione e ho imparato delle parole nuove!

Giada, Italy 🇮🇹

Le lezioni con Yan sono super interessanti, utili e divertenti. Io sono un livello A0 e sto imparando tantissimo con lui. Dopo ogni lezione ho l'impressione di aver imparato moltissimo. Inoltre lui è un appassionato di lingue e questo ci aiuta moltissimo nella comunicazione. Sempre più raccomandato a chiunque voglia imparare questa lingua stupenda.

Dave, USA 🇺🇸

Yan was absolutely delightful as both a Portuguese teacher, and as a person. He is one of the most naturally positive, friendly and encouraging teachers I have seen, and has a gift for creating a totally welcoming space to practice in. I genuinely enjoyed practicing Portuguese with Yan, and it was a great balance of practicing all of speaking, listening, and correcting grammar points and vocabulary that arose on the way (he takes very diligent and helpful notes). Thank you Yan! And highly recommend his classes to all.

José, Brazil 🇧🇷

Yan is not only an incredible person, but a magnificent professional. As a teacher he develops an inspiring work for his students. I know his works in Spanish, English and Portuguese and his ability with these languages ​​is notorious and indisputable. He is an excellent speaker in different languages ​​and I recommend his work without hesitation. I am very grateful that he shared some of his experience with me and that I had the opportunity to be his student. ¡Felicitaciones!

Gislaine, Brazil 🇧🇷

O Yan é meu professor de Espanhol. Tem uma excelente didática, dicas para fixar o aprendizado, sem falar que domina muito o idioma. É um prazer tê lo como professor.

Jack, USA 🇺🇸

Yan is an excellent teacher! Interesting conversation, and he seems like he loves his job. I would definitely recommend him!

Edjane, Brazil 🇧🇷

Ter o Yan como professor está sendo uma ótima experiência. Ele realmente possui uma paixão pelo idioma, trazendo para as classes além do conteúdo gramatical, conhecimentos culturais muito interessantes dos países hispanohablantes. Sempre muito responsável e solícito às necessidades de aprendizagem do aluno, super recomendado!
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