- Dr. Ken Vanlerberghe

"I have had the pleasure of taking Portuguese lessons with Kenya Lino for the past several months.  It is obvious to me that Kenya is an extremely dedicated and professional teacher.  Preparedness, variety of material, and adjusting the content and style of her classes to reflect the student's needs are key elements in her success as a language teacher. Her knowledge base is exemplary, but what really sets her apart is her friendly demeanour and genuine interest in her students.  Like most excellent teachers, Kenya is only satisfied when she sees her students attaining and exceeding their goals. It is without hesitation that I would recommend Kenya to anyone wishing to learn Portuguese."


- Peter Hawkins - Managing Director - MELLOHAWK Associates Inc.

"I have had the pleasure of taking Portuguese classes with Kenya for almost a year and I am impressed with the level of commitment she has demonstrated. Every class is new and very detailed and her preparation is exceptional. She is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor. My comprehension has soared and my level of comfort and ability with the language has increased tremendously under her guidance. I may not be an A student but she is an A+ teacher."



- Rebecca Moskowitz - Dig Deep

"Outstanding! Kenya is one-of-a-kind and certainly in a “class” of her own. She’s everything I wished for in a tutor - sprightly, intelligent, passionate, creative, organized, patient, and friendly. I am greatly indebted to her; in just six months of working with her, I am semi-fluent in Portuguese! An absolutely unbelievable achievement considering I only knew a few words when I started. My coaches and friends in Brazil (who only speak Portuguese) are astounded at my level and pronunciation. I know a great deal about excellence and results - I am a professional athlete who has graduated from Law School and who is training for the Olympics – Kenya’s got “it”. She really is that good. At the risk of sounding cliché, working with her is a present you give yourself!"


- Olga Leon - Royal Bank of Canada

"It's been three months since I started taking Portuguese lessons with Kenya and I already can communicate in Portuguese with native speakers. What I like most from her classes is that she is flexible enough to teach you what you want. She is able to adapt the class to your personal needs, so that you get the most value out of the classes. With Kenya, you would learn not only Brazilian Portuguese but also about the Brazilian culture. I definitely recommend Kenya as your Brazilian Portuguese teacher."  



- Tim Smith - The Keg Mansion

"Learning a language, especially with no prior knowledge of it, can be intimidating and sometimes embarrassing. Which is why when I meet with Kenya every week, I'm delighted to be greeted by both a brilliant teacher and a great friend. The environment is both casual enough to be comfortable and professional enough to effectively learn all that she can teach you. Her knowledge of the Brazilian attitude, culture and language is profound and is reflected by her openness and will to help others."



- Gera Nevolovich - Hotspex

“Kenya’s approach is extremely effective. She makes a new language accessible, enjoyable and fun by helping a student leverage his or her personal interests – in my case music and movies. Learning a new language is much easier when you actually enjoy the process and look forward to every lesson. Furthermore, Kenya’s energy and love for her profession results in very engaging lessons.”