Jane from the Netherlands
"When we started planning our move to Portugal, we did some preliminary online searches on the schools in our region of interest. The websites are very impressive and it quickly became apparent to us that understanding the real but subtle differences between schools would require local expertise. This was when we contacted Nathalie. From our first meeting with her, it was clear that Nathalie is an expert in her field. Combined with her lived experience and local context, her expertise in the similarities and differences between educational programs and curricula, insights into cultural values and norms - and more subtle nuances in between - is priceless. We signed up for ‘The Complete School Placement Package’ and our daughter starts school in September. In planning an international move with your kids, this is the best money you could spend."
Patricia from Switzerland
"Thank you for going above and beyond, I was so touched by the fact that you have gone so deeply into researching the schools I was considering. I was "skeptical" about your fees as I thought it was a job I could do on my own...but now I am soooo happy (and a bit ashamed) of even thinking that in the first place. Thank you again and bravo for helping us mothers out."
Jack from the United States
“I just wanted to thank you again for all your help. It was invaluable. Especially because you put us on the right timeline needed. If we hadn't met, I can't imagine what our options would have looked like.
I'll be squawking your praises to all my friends, FB groups, and random strangers I meet on the street.”
Joanne from Ireland
"So great to speak with you yesterday and thank you very much for sharing your great expertise and wisdom. You are the Oracle of schools in Portugal and you have helped hugely to enlighten our path on this journey. I don’t know how we would have managed to distil all the crucial information on schools without your guidance."
Anya from Russia
“We've moved to Lisbon from Russia, where the school system is drastically different. Nathalie helped us to understand that difference, navigated us through all the schools we were interested in, and helped to make optimal choices for two kids. We ended up upgrading to the School Placement Package and this is what I would recommend to anyone as we had got what we wanted. It was a pleasure working with Nathalie!”
Mark from the United States
"We were very lost as we were considering secondary schools in Portugal. While the schools themselves provide ample information on their philosophy and curriculum, we were missing the insider’s perspective on the relative reputations and more nuanced distinctions between schools in Lisbon. The very well-researched, practical and comprehensive information Nathalie provided was invaluable. With Nathalie’s help, we were able to select the school that was the best fit for our son and felt very comfortable in our decision."
Fabiola from Brazil
“I highly recommend Tendoria to find the right school for your child. I had a terrific experience working with Nathalie.
When we moved to Portugal, my secondary school-aged son started in an international school with a curriculum different to the one he was following before. When I initially visited this school, I was told that my son would be able to adapt easily. But that was not the case. The curriculum was completely different and my son had a very difficult and stressful time adapting to the new system so we decided to move him to another school. I found Nathalie on the web and she helped me in one week to find the right place for my son. I’m so thankful.”
Amelia from Macau
"My husband and I would like to express our gratitude for your assistance today with giving valuable insight and information on the schools we were debating between. As he had expressed in the call, your in depth perspective on both options has helped us solidify our initial feelings and with this we will be opting for [School X] for our children."
Sarah from the United States
"Nathalie was an invaluable resource in planning our move to Lisbon. She took the time to learn about our daughter and tailored her school recommendations to meet our family’s needs. She has tremendous knowledge about the breadth of school options available in the greater Lisbon area, and about the different curricula. She addressed all our questions in a knowledgeable and forthcoming manner, with real attention toward our family’s preferences. With Nathalie’s help we were able to identify wonderful school options that would work for our family; a tremendous reassurance when planning an overseas move. We are so grateful to Nathalie for helping us navigate and make manageable our school search in the greater Lisbon area."
JC from the United States
“Thank you so much for the conversation. You relieved us of a lot of stress! We were so worried there wouldn’t be many school options available. We’re so happy to have you on our team.”
Bas from the Netherlands
"We recently moved to Portugal with our 8- and 10-year-old and found the number of schools available overwhelming. Based on our wish list Nathalie provided us with a clear overview and was able to pinpoint quickly which schools were of interest to us. What we found very helpful was the background information on each school she was able to provide, the information you usually do not find on the school's websites. We feel we have saved a lot of time and possible hassle by using her service. Thanks Nathalie!"
Ipek from Turkey
"Nathalie provided us with a great overview and insights, specific to our needs.
She also followed up with further information that was relevant to us. Strongly recommend Tendoria's services!"
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