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Robert J.

Stamford, CT

$45/hr

Speak, write, understand French! Or American English!

Usually responds in about 7 hours

Speak, write, understand French! Or American English!

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I have successfully tutored young children, high school students, and adults struggling with various aspects of French, from getting that accent down, to speaking rhythms, and increased mastery of vocabulary, reading, and grammar. I work on improving study habits, test taking, and enjoying the learning process.

In high school I struggled with French and sought out a tutor myself. The experience turned around my uninspiring performance and ignited a passion for French. I know what a good tutor can do for a struggling or ambitious student. I went on to major in French at college and then later to earn my doctorate in French.
While teaching French grammar and literature at SUNY-Binghamton, I earned top student teaching evaluations. Although I am easy going, I know how to motivate and set challenging goals.

Apart from my own learning experiences and academic training, I have also twice lived in France, giving me a direct feel for the people and culture. While studying at the Alliance Française in Paris, I lived in a classic tiny attic apartment overlooking the beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg. Later I lived in Maisons-Alfort, just outside of Paris, and commuted by métro into downtown Paris to conduct research at the Bibliothèque Nationale. I've also lived in Clermond-Ferrand and Pont-de-l'Arc, the latter while directing the SUNY system-wide study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence.

I am also certified to teach English (as a second language) and Vocabulary. Many of my ESL students have not only dramatically improved their speaking skills, but have also dramatically improved their school performance across all subjects.

I enjoy helping students improving their skills and finding their direction as learners.

Testimonials

"Best French Tutor on WyzAnt!"

- Joanna, Stamford, CT on 2/4/13

"The best!"

- Jen, Stamford, CT on 10/27/14

"Excellent teacher"

- Joan, Norwalk, CT on 10/9/14

"Best French Tutor!"

- Edward, Darien, CT on 3/20/14

"Great TEACHER!!!"

- GULNAZ, Riverside, CT on 2/2/14

"Great teacher"

- Niki, Chappaqua, NY on 10/12/13

"Great tutor and very patient"

- Rottet, New Rochelle, NY on 3/28/13

"Excellent!"

- Jennifer, Rye, NY on 2/13/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French

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 majored in French literature in college and graduate school. Learning how the French language works, and other languages required for my doctorate, including Italian, Spanish, German and Latin, helped me deepen my understanding of English. I can safely say that before studying these other languages I did not thoroughly understand the English language.

ESL/ESOL

Improve your command of American English with the help of a native speaker who also speaks French and who has studied other foreign languages.

French

Improve your accent, fluency and grasp of grammatical expression.

Reading

When young, I had difficulty reading. Tutoring helped me learn how to read, working around my difficulties. I went on to earn a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literature. Although I still fall asleep after about 30 minutes reading, I love learning, and still read (and nap) voraciously!

Vocabulary

I love language and words. Vocabulary is a critical element in accurate and lively expression. My enthusiasm for words is contagious!

Writing

I have a PhD in French literature and spent many years learning to write well. In my experience, a well thought out plan of what is to be written will result in good writing.

A poorly thought out plan of what is to be written can never be dressed up with words, no matter how cleverly crafted, and will always be poorly written.

Robert’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Robert. View all of Robert’s resources

I found using iCal to schedule my tutor assignments to be excellent. My iPhone5 and iPad are synchronized to my iMac, so wherever I am I can reference my appointments. Wherever I am, I can add, delete, or change appointments. Usually I modify the title of the appointment to show the time, so that when I bring up the monthly calendar I can see what I have scheduled for each day, organized by... read more

Whitman College
French
SUNY-Binghamton
PhD
Columbia University
MBA

Education

Whitman College (French)

SUNY-Binghamton (PhD)

Columbia University (MBA)

Best French Tutor on WyzAnt! — If you are looking to start learning French or continue studying it, then look no further than Robert J. He was absolutely wonderful to work with and was instrumental in helping me master the basics of this beautiful, but sometimes difficult language. Robert's teaching methods are unlike anything I have ever come into contact with in previous language classes and allowed me to correctly learn some ...

— Joanna, Stamford, CT on 2/4/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06905.


About Robert

I have successfully tutored young children, high school students, and adults struggling with various aspects of French, from getting that accent down, to speaking rhythms, and increased mastery of vocabulary, reading, and grammar. I work on improving study habits, test taking, and enjoying the learning process.

In high school I struggled with French and sought out a tutor myself. The experience turned around my uninspiring performance and ignited a passion for French. I know what a good tutor can do for a struggling or ambitious student. I went on to major in French at college and then later to earn my doctorate in French.
While teaching French grammar and literature at SUNY-Binghamton, I earned top student teaching evaluations. Although I am easy going, I know how to motivate and set challenging goals.

Apart from my own learning experiences and academic training, I have also twice lived in France, giving me a direct feel for the people and culture. While studying at the Alliance Française in Paris, I lived in a classic tiny attic apartment overlooking the beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg. Later I lived in Maisons-Alfort, just outside of Paris, and commuted by métro into downtown Paris to conduct research at the Bibliothèque Nationale. I've also lived in Clermond-Ferrand and Pont-de-l'Arc, the latter while directing the SUNY system-wide study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence.

I am also certified to teach English (as a second language) and Vocabulary. Many of my ESL students have not only dramatically improved their speaking skills, but have also dramatically improved their school performance across all subjects.

I enjoy helping students improving their skills and finding their direction as learners.

Testimonials

"Best French Tutor on WyzAnt!"

- Joanna, Stamford, CT on 2/4/13

"The best!"

- Jen, Stamford, CT on 10/27/14

"Excellent teacher"

- Joan, Norwalk, CT on 10/9/14

"Best French Tutor!"

- Edward, Darien, CT on 3/20/14

"Great TEACHER!!!"

- GULNAZ, Riverside, CT on 2/2/14

"Great teacher"

- Niki, Chappaqua, NY on 10/12/13

"Great tutor and very patient"

- Rottet, New Rochelle, NY on 3/28/13

"Excellent!"

- Jennifer, Rye, NY on 2/13/13
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Education

Whitman College
French
SUNY-Binghamton
PhD
Columbia University
MBA

Education

Whitman College (French)

SUNY-Binghamton (PhD)

Columbia University (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06905

Robert’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary,
Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French

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.


Robert’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Robert. View all of Robert’s resources

I found using iCal to schedule my tutor assignments to be excellent. My iPhone5 and iPad are synchronized to my iMac, so wherever I am I can reference my appointments. Wherever I am, I can add, delete, or change appointments. Usually I modify the title of the appointment to show the time, so that when I bring up the monthly calendar I can see what I have scheduled for each day, organized by... read more


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