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Raleigh S.

Denver, CO

$40/hr

Language tutor, MA linguistics

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Language tutor, MA linguistics

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Hello! My name is Raleigh S. I am originally from Houston, TX and I have also lived in Tucson, AZ before settling in Denver, CO. I majored in Spanish and Portuguese and minored in French at the University of Arizona in Tucson where I graduated magna cum laude with honors with a Bachelor of Arts. I also attended graduate school at the same institution and earned my Master's degree in Hispanic Linguistics. I worked at the university as a tutor in Spanish and Linguistics for two semesters and as a Spanish instructor for seven semesters. I have also taught advanced Spanish classes at the high school level, and I have worked as a freelance translator. I love teaching and learning foreign languages and I would love to help you learn them as well. My specialty is Spanish (all levels), but I also tutor in French (all levels), Portuguese (all levels) and in English as a second language. I can also assist in improving knowledge in Geography. As a linguist, I have a very good understanding of how people learn a language and the problems that students have in the process. My past studies of phonetics and phonology also allow me to greatly help students improve their pronunciation. I know that learning a language can be hard (especially for adults), but I believe that anyone can do it with enough dedication and with a knowledgeable teacher to guide them. Generally, in both my classroom and private lessons I like to employ a well-rounded approach, emphasizing all the important aspects of speaking, listening, reading and writing and including a variety of materials such as short readings, videos, and music in addition to the more ordinary grammar and vocabulary lessons. I believe this method provides the best overall command of the language. I am also good at tailoring a customized curriculum for those who have specific interests. Contact me for more information; I would love to get to know you and help you be successful!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Mary, Denver, CO on 11/6/14

"Truly helpful"

- Portia, Denver, CO on 6/21/14

"Would definitely recommend!"

- Ashley, Golden, CO on 12/12/13

"Very helpful."

- Andy, Littleton, CO on 7/10/13

"Excellent tutor and flexible"

- James, Englewood, CO on 12/21/12

"Knowledgeable"

- Scott, Parker, CO on 11/1/12
History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
Portuguese,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I am a native English speaker and TESOL certified.

ESL/ESOL

I can help with pronunciation (accent reduction), grammar, and vocabulary. I am TESOL certified.

French

I minored in French at University. I am highly proficient in speaking and writing. I can help with pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.

Geography

I am very knowledgeable about United States and world geography.

Grammar

I am very knowledgeable in English and foreign language grammars -- phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

Portuguese

I majored in Portuguese at University. I am highly proficient in speaking and writing. I can help with pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary.

Spanish

This is my specialty. I hold a Masters degree in Hispanic linguistics. I have a native-like ability in speaking and writing. I also have advanced knowledge in Spanish phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, diachronic and synchronic change.

Vocabulary

I am highly knowledgeable in basic and elevated English and foreign language lexes and etymology.

University of Arizona
Spanish
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

University of Arizona (Spanish)

University of Arizona (Master's)

Excellent tutor — Raleigh is an excellent tutor. He is very patient, no matter how many times my pronunciation needs correcting! He covers several topics each session, e.g. new vocabulary, verbs, sentence structure, which keeps the sessions moving and stimulating. I appreciate the effort he puts in to preparing for my lesson, in order to make it as productive and interesting as possible. ...

— Mary, Denver, CO on 11/6/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Raleigh will travel within 15 miles of Denver, CO 80227.


About Raleigh

Hello! My name is Raleigh S. I am originally from Houston, TX and I have also lived in Tucson, AZ before settling in Denver, CO. I majored in Spanish and Portuguese and minored in French at the University of Arizona in Tucson where I graduated magna cum laude with honors with a Bachelor of Arts. I also attended graduate school at the same institution and earned my Master's degree in Hispanic Linguistics. I worked at the university as a tutor in Spanish and Linguistics for two semesters and as a Spanish instructor for seven semesters. I have also taught advanced Spanish classes at the high school level, and I have worked as a freelance translator. I love teaching and learning foreign languages and I would love to help you learn them as well. My specialty is Spanish (all levels), but I also tutor in French (all levels), Portuguese (all levels) and in English as a second language. I can also assist in improving knowledge in Geography. As a linguist, I have a very good understanding of how people learn a language and the problems that students have in the process. My past studies of phonetics and phonology also allow me to greatly help students improve their pronunciation. I know that learning a language can be hard (especially for adults), but I believe that anyone can do it with enough dedication and with a knowledgeable teacher to guide them. Generally, in both my classroom and private lessons I like to employ a well-rounded approach, emphasizing all the important aspects of speaking, listening, reading and writing and including a variety of materials such as short readings, videos, and music in addition to the more ordinary grammar and vocabulary lessons. I believe this method provides the best overall command of the language. I am also good at tailoring a customized curriculum for those who have specific interests. Contact me for more information; I would love to get to know you and help you be successful!

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Mary, Denver, CO on 11/6/14

"Truly helpful"

- Portia, Denver, CO on 6/21/14

"Would definitely recommend!"

- Ashley, Golden, CO on 12/12/13

"Very helpful."

- Andy, Littleton, CO on 7/10/13

"Excellent tutor and flexible"

- James, Englewood, CO on 12/21/12

"Knowledgeable"

- Scott, Parker, CO on 11/1/12
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Education

University of Arizona
Spanish
University of Arizona
Master's

Education

University of Arizona (Spanish)

University of Arizona (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Denver, CO 80227

Raleigh’s Subjects

History:
Geography
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Grammar,
Portuguese,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Raleigh S.

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