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Barry S.

Minneapolis, MN

$50/hr

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor in ESL, French, Italian & Reading

Usually responds in about 43 minutes

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor in ESL, French, Italian & Reading

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I am a skilled and patient tutor in English As A Second Language, French, Italian and Reading. I lived for two years in Paris and have traveled extensively in France and Italy.

I earned a Master's Degree in French and English at the University of Minnesota and taught beginning French as a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota. I also studied Italian at the University of Minnesota and with a private Italian tutor from Berlitz.

I was awarded a French Government Assistantship to teach English conversation in a Paris lycee for two years and I completed my French studies at the Sorbonne during this time.

I love teaching and enjoy seeing a student progress in their skills in speaking English and/or French, Italian and reading.

I am a "people person" and very much enjoy meeting and working with new people in a professional capacity.

For 28 years, I have been a Trip Director with a large incentive travel company and have traveled the world, operating incentive travel programs on-site for Fortune 500 companies. I've done more than 400 travel programs.

I would love to work with you or yours, helping you to master either the English or French or Italian language. I know you will find me friendly, patient and full of energy. I will be very goal-driven in assisting you in your studies.

I would look forward to meeting you and offering my professional tutoring skills. Thank you! With best wishes,

Barry S.

Testimonials

"Very Engaging!"

- Stephanie, Rosemount, MN on 6/18/13

"Loves teaching French!"

- Dean, Minneapolis, MN on 7/14/13

"A great French tutor"

- Neal, Minneapolis, MN on 7/12/13

"Great tutor!"

- Bill, Minneapolis, MN on 6/22/13
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Italian, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, French, Reading
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Italian

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Minnesota
French
University of Minnesota
Master's
Hunter College in New York City
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Minnesota (French)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

Hunter College in New York City (Graduate Coursework)

Very Engaging! — He is a wonderful instructor. His love for the French language and his desire to enhance my understanding, speaking abilities, and writing comes from his heart. He is both patient, and animated. You can tell he gets just as excited as the student when the student finally understands something, or pronounces a word correctly. He is very approachable and knowledgeable of both the French language and ...

— Stephanie, Rosemount, MN on 6/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barry will travel within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55410.


About Barry

I am a skilled and patient tutor in English As A Second Language, French, Italian and Reading. I lived for two years in Paris and have traveled extensively in France and Italy.

I earned a Master's Degree in French and English at the University of Minnesota and taught beginning French as a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota. I also studied Italian at the University of Minnesota and with a private Italian tutor from Berlitz.

I was awarded a French Government Assistantship to teach English conversation in a Paris lycee for two years and I completed my French studies at the Sorbonne during this time.

I love teaching and enjoy seeing a student progress in their skills in speaking English and/or French, Italian and reading.

I am a "people person" and very much enjoy meeting and working with new people in a professional capacity.

For 28 years, I have been a Trip Director with a large incentive travel company and have traveled the world, operating incentive travel programs on-site for Fortune 500 companies. I've done more than 400 travel programs.

I would love to work with you or yours, helping you to master either the English or French or Italian language. I know you will find me friendly, patient and full of energy. I will be very goal-driven in assisting you in your studies.

I would look forward to meeting you and offering my professional tutoring skills. Thank you! With best wishes,

Barry S.

Testimonials

"Very Engaging!"

- Stephanie, Rosemount, MN on 6/18/13

"Loves teaching French!"

- Dean, Minneapolis, MN on 7/14/13

"A great French tutor"

- Neal, Minneapolis, MN on 7/12/13

"Great tutor!"

- Bill, Minneapolis, MN on 6/22/13
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Education

University of Minnesota
French
University of Minnesota
Master's
Hunter College in New York City
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Minnesota (French)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

Hunter College in New York City (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55410

Barry’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Italian, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, French, Reading
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Italian

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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