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James Thomas T.

Salisbury, MD

$35/hr

Savvy Spanish Tutor And Excellent ESL Tutor

Background check passed as of 4/25/14
Usually responds in about 2 days

Savvy Spanish Tutor And Excellent ESL Tutor

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My name is Tom, and I'm a Spanish/ESOL tutor based in Salisbury, Maryland. I look forward to working with you to improve your knowledge of Spanish or English, whether for school, business, or cultural awareness. I'll tailor private lessons to meet your needs, and I'm flexible regarding format, location, scheduling. The passages below demonstrates skills I can offer students, and I am happy to elaborate where needed.

I took my Junior year of college at the University of Valencia in Spain to learn more about Spanish culture and linguistics. That invaluable experience supplemented the Bachelor of Arts degree I subsequently obtained from Salisbury University here in Maryland.

I have earned a certificate from Oxford Seminars and Johns Hopkins University to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. I also am certified by WyzAnt to tutor English and Spanish grammar, proofreading, writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills.

I am retired from a 26-year job at the Department of Defense as a Spanish analyst and mid-level manager. This job required fine-tuned verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English.

In addition to tutoring, I work as an on-call simultaneous interpreter for Latino physical and occupational therapy patients at local hospitals.

Testimonials

"Uses my interests to develop interesting lessons!"

- Glenda, Chester, MD on 4/3/14

"very patient, very knowledgeable"

- Jeff, Towson, MD on 8/23/13

"Good tutor, very responsive!"

- Marshall, Columbia, MD on 11/1/11
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, 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.

ESL/ESOL

I am very interested in helping non-native speakers learn the skills they need to understand more about the English language and American culture. I will tailor lessons to meet your specific needs, and I am flexible regarding formats, locations, and schedules for each session.

I graduated from a 60-hour course sponsored by Oxford Seminars in March of 2008 on teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). This comprehensive seminar was offered at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. On completion of the class, I presented a practicum, which was approved Oxford Seminar evaluators, earning an internationally-recognized TESOL certificate.

So I am qualified and ready to tutor you in any aspect of the English language, whether it is for business, school, fun, or other interests.

Spanish

For five years, I have tutored many students ranging from teens to adult improve Spanish skills in individual and classroom sessions. My biggest reward is to help others reach their goals for endeavors in school, business, or cultural awareness.

I also am an on-call interpreter for Latino physical and occupational therapy patients at local hospitals. I enjoy bridging communication gaps between between patients and doctors to make treatment more expeditious and effective.

I earned Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland in 1981. Coursework for the degree included an advanced studies program at the University of Valencia in Valencia, Spain, where all courses were taught only in Spanish.

I also gained skills applicable to teaching during a 26-year career at the U.S. Department of Defense as a Spanish Analyst and Mid-Level Supervisor.

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish From Salisbury University
Spanish
Working Towards Master's Degree in Adult Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish From Salisbury University (Spanish)

Working Towards Master's Degree in Adult Education (Graduate Coursework)

Uses my interests to develop interesting lessons! — Thomas believes that if a lesson is interesting to the student, they learn more and retain more. Together we are developing lessons based on my interests, e.g. cooking, travel, etc. Because we both share a lot of the same interests, we have a lot of material to cover. I wanted lessons that pertained to everyday life so having lessons based on my interests fits perfectly! ...

— Glenda, Chester, MD on 4/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

$35 per hour for each person receiving lessons. For example, the cost for 5 people taking an hour lesson simultaneously is $175. Lessons that go under or over an hour also will be pro-rated.

Travel policy

James Thomas will travel within 40 miles of Salisbury, MD 21801.


About James Thomas

My name is Tom, and I'm a Spanish/ESOL tutor based in Salisbury, Maryland. I look forward to working with you to improve your knowledge of Spanish or English, whether for school, business, or cultural awareness. I'll tailor private lessons to meet your needs, and I'm flexible regarding format, location, scheduling. The passages below demonstrates skills I can offer students, and I am happy to elaborate where needed.

I took my Junior year of college at the University of Valencia in Spain to learn more about Spanish culture and linguistics. That invaluable experience supplemented the Bachelor of Arts degree I subsequently obtained from Salisbury University here in Maryland.

I have earned a certificate from Oxford Seminars and Johns Hopkins University to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. I also am certified by WyzAnt to tutor English and Spanish grammar, proofreading, writing, reading, speaking, and listening skills.

I am retired from a 26-year job at the Department of Defense as a Spanish analyst and mid-level manager. This job required fine-tuned verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and English.

In addition to tutoring, I work as an on-call simultaneous interpreter for Latino physical and occupational therapy patients at local hospitals.

Testimonials

"Uses my interests to develop interesting lessons!"

- Glenda, Chester, MD on 4/3/14

"very patient, very knowledgeable"

- Jeff, Towson, MD on 8/23/13

"Good tutor, very responsive!"

- Marshall, Columbia, MD on 11/1/11
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Education

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish From Salisbury University
Spanish
Working Towards Master's Degree in Adult Education
Graduate Coursework

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish From Salisbury University (Spanish)

Working Towards Master's Degree in Adult Education (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required

$35 per hour for each person receiving lessons. For example, the cost for 5 people taking an hour lesson simultaneously is $175. Lessons that go under or over an hour also will be pro-rated.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Salisbury, MD 21801

James Thomas’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, 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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