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Robert W.

Very experienced Latin, Japanese, English, ESL and grammar teacher

Raleigh, NC (27607)

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$50.00
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To all prospective students: I am a very experienced Latin, English grammar, and Japanese teacher. In addition to these, I am very experienced at teaching French and Spanish as well. I am currently tutoring several students in Latin, Grammar, and Japanese, as well as French and Spanish. In addition I am teaching Japanese at a college at the present time.

I give teaching all I have, and I am told by students that my explanations are clear and excellent. If they do not quite understand my explanation the first time, I will come at my explanation in a different way, and always with the greatest patience. It is important to me that students understand absolutely what we are studying before we continue on to the next point and to this end I will do my utmost. I am told by the parents of students and by students themselves that I inspire confidence and a desire to learn. I have also been commended on my patience. Please rest assured that I will give you and/or your son or daughter my very best effort and do my absolute best to make the lesson but enjoyable and extremely productive, two things which I can guarantee. I look forward to working with you.

As for my education, I received my B.A. in Latin and also in French from the University of North Carolina. I received my M.A. in classics (Latin and Greek) from Florida State University.

I lived in Japan for over 20 years and am quite fluent in the language, and while I was there I taught Latin in a university setting. I have also tutored in Japanese, and as noted above, I am currently teaching it at Wake Tech Community College.

I have taught from Latin I all the way through AP with great success. With regard to French, I have taught French I and II. Of course one cannot be successful all the time and when a student is having trouble, I feel that it is in both our interests for me to know why and I work to find out why and to remedy it. I tutor in a way that is both academic and casual at the same time. I work to put the student at ease and seek to inject humor in where necessary. I am a serious teacher but remain lighthearted in the classroom and when tutoring, because I have found this to be the best way to get students to learn and to enjoy learning.

When I am tutoring, I do give homework and I do expect it to be done. As for mistakes that students make, I give them guidance as to what they have done incorrectly in order to get them to understand. In other words, I get students to find their own mistakes and to fix them through my guidance.

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Robert’s subjects

Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
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English

I have had years of experience in teaching English, both tutoring students in basic grammar, in sentence construction, in choosing appropriate words, in correcting common errors, and in avoiding substandard English. This has always been one of my areas of expertise.

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.

French

I studied French extensively in high school and majored in it at the University of North Carolina. I have taught French I and II at the high school level. I also spent time in France. I hope you will consider me as a tutor for your student.

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Grammar

I have taught grammar both on the college level in Japan, and here in the United States. I am very experienced in a number of languages, and am considered a grammar teacher whose explanations are easy to understand. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor.

Robert W.

Japanese

I lived in Japan for over twenty years and have become quite good in the language. I am near fluency level. At present I am teaching a popular course in Japanese at Wake Tech. I work to make my approach as interesting as possible, and along the way I introduce cultural elements about Japan. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor.

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Latin

I have a B.A. in Latin from the University of North Carolina and an M.A. in Classics (both Latin and Greek) from Florida State University. I also have extensive teaching experience in Latin. I am presently tutoring a number of students in Latin and quite successfully. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor.

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Reading

I have several years of experience in helping students with their reading. I talk to each student individually when tutoring and find out from them what they think their difficulties are. Then I have them read to me and then assess where I think their problems lie. Then, step by step, we work together to eliminate those problems.

Spanish

I studied Spanish in high school and in college, where I continued to take it, although I did not major in it. Even during that time, having good linguistic abilities and discovering that I had a natural aptitude for teaching. While in Japan I both taught it as a regular class and tutored students who were having difficulty with the language.

TOEFL

I have had many years of experience teaching TOEFL and have helped many students learn strategies that help them to raise their TOEFL test scores. I have had a good success rate in getting students, in addition to their own knowledge and/or level of English, to be able to go about eliminating incorrect answers, and to come up with the correct answer by the process of elimination combined with their own knowledge. These strategies apply to all aspects of the TOEFL test. I look forward to the opportunity to tutor you.

Vocabulary

Acquiring new vocabulary can be a challenging thing for students to handle, but there are ways to go about it that make new words stick in students' minds. My goal is not only to get them to know the meanings of new words, not only to know them passively for reading, but to be able to use them actively in speech. Some of my teaching of vocabulary applies specifically to success on the SAT and related tests, as well as learning new vocabulary for its own sake. I look forward to working with students who wish to empower themselves with new words.

Writing

I have more than ten years' experience teaching students to write a paragraph and/or a paper properly. I guide them through the necessary steps to create a logical paragraph. I am able to apply this both to college students and, with patient assistance, to younger students as well.

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Education

University of North Carolina

Florida State University (Master's)

He's the best! Robert has been a great asset. The AP Latin 4 course is very challenging and he has been able to answer questions and has saved some precious time for my senior year. He has guided me to books and tools that have been very valuable and have attributed to my success in achieving a 94 average in this difficult class. He has also been available when needed. Kudos! ...

— Cathy from Mocksville, NC on 2/6/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Raleigh, NC 27607.

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