I forgot to add that the Portuguese class was a bit of a dead loss... any learning or talking is useful, but it's the degree of useful that was the problem. Bearing in mind these were beginners, and I've been studying for a year, it wasn't likely to be a good thing. I found two other teachers via the web site I work for, so I'll try and arrange test lessons with both of these. One was almost twice as expensive as the other, so let's see if it's worth it.
Portuguese skill could be fundamental to me finding a job, and although I'm hardly the perfect student I do recognise where I'm going to learn or not.