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Robert S.

Washington, DC

$60/hr

Portuguese/Spanish/Math

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Portuguese/Spanish/Math

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I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, having taken advanced coursework in both languages at the university level and having lived and worked in Latin America. In addition to being born in South America, I have lived worked and traveled to 12 Spanish speaking countries. I have also traveled extensively on my 6 trips to Brazil, visiting 11 Brazilian states. I have an excellent grammatical foundation and an extensive vocabulary in both languages, including colloquial and idiomatic expressions. I am equally adept at reading, writing, and conversational skills. I am particularly attuned to differences between Spanish and Portuguese. There are a lot of similarities but also a lot of differences, particularly when it comes to pronunciation.

I find mathematics to be a fascinating and fun subject. I have an MS in Engineering. I have encountered many students with anxiety when it comes to math. I am a calm person by nature and have had considerable success reducing math anxiety which allows for an atmosphere conducive to enjoyable learning. I feel that it is very important to break mathematics down into understandable components. Understanding fundamental concepts is the key to learning more complex ideas and solving advanced problems.

I enjoy teaching. I have taught upper-level high school math and science in Ecuador, taught Spanish to middle school students in the Upward Bound Program, and worked at the elementary school level as a volunteer. I have conducted training programs at the corporate level in a variety of technical areas. I strive to establish an intellectual connection with the student, regardless of age or background. Each student is an individual who learns most effectively at his/her own pace. I am very sensitive to finding that pace for each student and working at the pace. It is very important to establish a good base which can serve as a firm foundation for future learning.

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Language:
Portuguese, Spanish
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Portuguese, Spanish

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The Johns Hopkins University
The George Washington University
Master's

Education

The Johns Hopkins University

The George Washington University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 6 miles of Washington, DC 20011.


About Robert

I am fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, having taken advanced coursework in both languages at the university level and having lived and worked in Latin America. In addition to being born in South America, I have lived worked and traveled to 12 Spanish speaking countries. I have also traveled extensively on my 6 trips to Brazil, visiting 11 Brazilian states. I have an excellent grammatical foundation and an extensive vocabulary in both languages, including colloquial and idiomatic expressions. I am equally adept at reading, writing, and conversational skills. I am particularly attuned to differences between Spanish and Portuguese. There are a lot of similarities but also a lot of differences, particularly when it comes to pronunciation.

I find mathematics to be a fascinating and fun subject. I have an MS in Engineering. I have encountered many students with anxiety when it comes to math. I am a calm person by nature and have had considerable success reducing math anxiety which allows for an atmosphere conducive to enjoyable learning. I feel that it is very important to break mathematics down into understandable components. Understanding fundamental concepts is the key to learning more complex ideas and solving advanced problems.

I enjoy teaching. I have taught upper-level high school math and science in Ecuador, taught Spanish to middle school students in the Upward Bound Program, and worked at the elementary school level as a volunteer. I have conducted training programs at the corporate level in a variety of technical areas. I strive to establish an intellectual connection with the student, regardless of age or background. Each student is an individual who learns most effectively at his/her own pace. I am very sensitive to finding that pace for each student and working at the pace. It is very important to establish a good base which can serve as a firm foundation for future learning.

Education

The Johns Hopkins University
The George Washington University
Master's

Education

The Johns Hopkins University

The George Washington University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Washington, DC 20011

Robert’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Language:
Portuguese, Spanish
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish
Test Preparation:
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
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.


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