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Joseph P.

Bronx, NY

$50/hr

Knowledgeable and Friendly French, Italian, Spanish and Latin Tutor

Background check passed as of 12/22/11
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Knowledgeable and Friendly French, Italian, Spanish and Latin Tutor

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I've had over 25 years experience working as a tutor, teacher, translator, and interpreter of Romance Languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin. In this capacity, my employment has been with very diverse organizations and companies: the America-Italy Society, the New York Public Library, the H.W. Wilson Publishing Company, and ABC Translating and Interpreting Services. As a private tutor, I've worked with elementary school students as well as PhD candidates all looking to learn and perfect their language skills. I even worked with opera singers in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. At this point in time, I work completely freelance for private tutoring and translating and will gladly come to your home or meet with you in a designated public space. Thank you for taking the time to read my entry.

Testimonials

"Terrfic Instructor"

- Peter, Whitestone, NY on 3/19/14
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

Ear Training

I have been involved in music for more than forty years first as a choir boy then as an organist. I've sung as a boy soprano and have gone down the vocal range to bass/baritone. I have a degree in music and a specialization in sight singing and ear training using the solfeggio/fixed do system.

English

I teach all aspects of the English language: phonics, grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing.

ESL/ESOL

As a speaker of several Romance languages, (Spanish, Italian, and French), I am aware of the pitfalls speakers of these languages have in English and have been very well equipped to help them learn English. In addition, over many years, I have tutored and helped speakers of highly diverse linguistic groups such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and German.

French

With French, I teach phonetics, vocabulary, phrases/dialogues, grammar, reading/comprehension, and conversation. All levels taught.

Grammar

I love teaching grammatical analysis. I help you to identify all parts of speech and do a visual diagram of entire sentences. After a few lessons you will be able to specify what function a word plays in any sentence from comic book to scholarly journal style.

Italian

With Italian, I teach phonetics, vocabulary, phrases/dialogues, grammar, reading/comprehension, and conversation. All levels taught.

Latin

With Latin, I emphasize grammatical structure, translation, and reading comprehension. All levels taught.

Literature

I do literary analysis for American, British, Italian, French, Spanish, German, and Russian literature against their respective historical and social milieus.

Music Theory

My music theory lessons are based on the concept of integrative theory which encompasses form, counterpoint, as well as theory thus providing a solid basis for formal and harmonic analysis.

Proofreading

I teach proofreading from grammatical, orthographic, stylistic, and contextual perspectives.

Reading

Depending on the student, I start with the classics of the literary novel and branch off into poetry, drama, non-fiction, and even some technical writing to gain a facility with reading comprehension.

Sight Singing

I have been involved in music for more than forty years first as a choir boy then as an organist. I've sung as a boy soprano and have gone down the vocal rangte to bass/bartione. I have a degree in music and a specialization in sight singing and ear training using the solfeggio/fixed do system.

Spanish

With Spanish, I teach phonetics, vocabulary, phrases/dialogues, grammar, reading/comprehension, and conversation. I teach beginning and intermediate levels of Spanish.

Vocabulary

I introduce vocabulary together with word etymology and alternate contextual meanings. I let students write creative sentences using newly learned vocabulary to reinforce learning.

Manhattan College (Bronx, NY)
Romance Languages
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Master's
New York University
Other

Education

Manhattan College (Bronx, NY) (Romance Languages)

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (Master's)

New York University (Other)

Terrfic Instructor — Joseph is a terrific instructor with great knowledge of the subject matter. Our son benefits greatly from his instruction. ...

— Peter, Whitestone, NY on 3/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Joseph will travel within 20 miles of Bronx, NY 10458.


About Joseph

I've had over 25 years experience working as a tutor, teacher, translator, and interpreter of Romance Languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin. In this capacity, my employment has been with very diverse organizations and companies: the America-Italy Society, the New York Public Library, the H.W. Wilson Publishing Company, and ABC Translating and Interpreting Services. As a private tutor, I've worked with elementary school students as well as PhD candidates all looking to learn and perfect their language skills. I even worked with opera singers in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. At this point in time, I work completely freelance for private tutoring and translating and will gladly come to your home or meet with you in a designated public space. Thank you for taking the time to read my entry.

Testimonials

"Terrfic Instructor"

- Peter, Whitestone, NY on 3/19/14
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Education

Manhattan College (Bronx, NY)
Romance Languages
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Master's
New York University
Other

Education

Manhattan College (Bronx, NY) (Romance Languages)

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (Master's)

New York University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bronx, NY 10458

Joseph’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary

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.


Background Check Status for Joseph P.

Joseph P. passed a background check on 12/22/11. The check was ordered by Joseph through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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