Our Portuguese Teachers

What do you think about studying Portuguese with your own Portuguese teachers? Did you know that you can also have your own online Portuguese teacher? Here, in Rio & Learn, we have many options according to your needs. Yeah! You can study online, in-person, in private or group classes…

Having a Portuguese Tutor is a great idea because you’ll be able to focus on your needs, topics, and themes that you want to learn. We also can accompany your learning pace, and go faster or slower according to your own development.

To achieve this, all of our teachers are dynamic and continually encourage students to participate in classes. Teachers are our key asset, so they receive regular evaluations to enhance your experience and their development.


All of the teachers at Rio & Learn are university-educated, native Brazilians. They are all experienced Portuguese teachers living here in Rio de Janeiro. Our programs follow specific activities and well-defined methods to ensure that teachers always follow the school’s dual methodology of Funlearning and Livelearning.


How will you learn Portuguese with our Teachers?

We have our own methods using Livelearning and Funlearning to make you learn fast while you have lots of fun and use the environment that surrounds you to improve your knowledge.

To enjoy all that we have to offer, you don’t have to be in Rio de Janeiro. If you can’t come to Brazil, we’ll bring Brazil to you through our online classes. In your classes with your Portuguese tutor online you’ll feel like you are in Rio through the experience with your teachers. They’ll show and tell you everything you’ll need to know when you do come to Brazil.

Differently from when you contract one particular language teacher, with our select team of online Portuguese teachers you’ll be able to have different experiences with different teachers, and get to know them all. You can practice talking to different natives Portuguese speakers, with different accents, and ways of speaking. The more people you speak to, the more your Portuguese will develop. Don’t worry about keeping check on your development, all our teachers are coordinated by the school and they share information with internal reports and meetings. This way all of them will have a complete profile of you for your class. But if you prefer to always have your own personal tutor or if you prefer one of us specifically, you can choose that and have classes just with your favorite teacher.

Check out our prices to have your own Portuguese online tutor here.

Dayane Donato

Dayane Donato or Day loves to meet new people and get to know everything about different cultures from around the world. She is studying architecture at Estácio University. She also works as our Administrative Coordinator.

Day will be able to bring you a different aspect and idea of Brazil and tell you more about the northeast of Brazil. And with her you’ll be able to practice listening to a different way of speaking from the distinctive Rio carioca accent. She loves practicing sports such as surfing, hiking, and skateboarding. This teacher is crazy about Asian culture and of course a good drama, so if you’re from Asia you already have a special spot in her heart!

Diogo Gonçalves

Diogo, one of our Portuguese teachers in Rio de Janeiro, fell so in love with his profession that he also works as an English teacher. He is our most experienced teacher at the school and his experience teaching children makes him very good for students who are just beginning and taking their first steps in Portuguese.

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, he is about to graduate with a degree in Portuguese and English. If you want to have a nice conversation about soccer, MMA, jiu-jitsu or punk/metal music, he’s your guy. Diogo is a communicative person and his classes are really fun. You’ll see him a lot in our RioLIVE! Activities, a great opportunity to practice!

Isadora Caruso

Isadora Caruso is our Online Coordinator and has a degree in International Relations as well as almost 10 years experience teaching languages. Born and raised in Rio, she will certainly tell you a lot about the city’s culture and historical places. Isadora is a teacher with a lot of experience teaching beginners in Portuguese, so don’t feel shy!

If you want to talk about books, tv shows and fanfics, she is the person to go to! If she had to choose, she would probably say her favorite books are anything related to Sherlock Holmes and Harry Potter. Oh, and if you are wondering, she is a Slytherin!

Laís Simão

Another member of our team is Laís! She was born and raised in the countryside of the state of Rio de Janeiro and brings a new accent into our mix. She loves to talk and is incredibly passionate about her job. You’ll have a hiking partner, a fellow foodie and a music & beer lover. So, it’s safe to say that she is your girl for RioLIVE! activities. She is our Coordinator for face-to-face classes!

She’s been teaching languages since 2012, so she has plenty of experience! Her goal is to help you speak Portuguese as fluently as possible, just like a real Brazilian. She is also studying languages at college.

Nathália Soares

Nathália Soares, or just Nathy to her students. She has a degree in Portuguese/ English and is currently studying her for her Masters degree. She has been teaching since 2013 and loves her job and is interested in literature, current affairs and politics.

As a teacher, she will show you how to fall in love with grammar without even noticing it. You will also work a lot on your pronunciation! She is very patient and loves to meet new people… Oh, and she finds it very relevant that you know she is an Aquarius (yes, she loves astrology!).

Lurian Sampaio

Lurian Sampaio has a Bachelor’s degree in Portuguese/German, and has been teaching since 2014. If you are looking for someone to talk about gastronomy, comics and drawing, no need to search anymore! She is the right person for the job, since these are her favorite activities.

She’s really interested in other languages and cultures since her mother remarried and moved to Austria. A real art enthusiast, she can probably talk all day long about this with you! She will take you on a fun journey learning Portuguese!

Sabrina Alves

The name is Sabrina Alves, but you can call her Sabris for short! She was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, just by the international airport on Ilha do Governador. She loves to live in Rio, and has a Bachelor degree in Portuguese/English. Sabrina also helps out with the school’s administrative duties.

She has been teaching since 2016, and simply loves everything related to languages and learning. Her favorite subjects to have long conversations about are music, movies, astrology and the news! You can consider her a friend who will guide you through the challenges of learning Portuguese.

Portuguese Teachers in Rio

Are you in Rio and want to meet us and have classes face to face? We’re here for you! You can have group classes with us every morning at Rio & Learn, very close to the beach. You’ll interact with other students from around the world and get to know different cultures while all of you share the same goal: learning Portuguese. In our group classes you’ll be able to make friends and combine your classes with our RioLIVE! Activities to get to know Rio in a very special way. Our teachers will take you to the best spots in town and show you all the secrets only cariocas know.

If you’re in Rio or are planning on coming and want to study alone, that’s perfect too, you can get a Portuguese Private tutor! We’re waiting for you! Get a Portuguese language tutor , with Rio & Learn A La Carte course, and have a teacher dedicated to you and move around the town with them.

We have other options for you to have Portuguese classes in Rio!  Do you work in a Brazilian company or need Portuguese for your job? You can have our LiveBusiness! course that will help you speak Portuguese tailored to for your workplace.

If you want to learn very fast and get to know everything about the marvelous city, having Immersion Portuguese classes is a good idea. You’ll be immersed in the culture and life of Rio while your teachers will guide you thorough your journey learning Portuguese. We’ll show you the best spots and teach you how to be a true carioca!