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Thomas R.

Dallas, TX

$35/hr

Spanish - French - Italian - Brazilian Portuguese - ESL - Language Pro

Background check passed as of 8/29/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Spanish - French - Italian - Brazilian Portuguese - ESL - Language Pro

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Thomas R. is a US citizen trilingual from birth speaking English, Spanish and Italian at home being born into a polyglot family resident in the USA.

My education and work experience include many years spent in Latin America and Western Europe studying and working in the corporate and academic worlds and prompted me to learn French and Portuguese also while certifying in English, ESL, and TOEFL.

A professional certification as a Spanish instructor allows me to provide you CONTINUING ED CREDIT approved by the Texas Education Agency when you take Spanish professional courses in this language with me, such as, Medicine, Nursing, Law Enforcement, Education, Real Estate, Mortgage Banking, Construction, Business, etc.

I have taught ESL in France at the college level on dual Fulbright Fellowships from both the French and US governments while studying at the Universite de Lille, Roubaix-Tourcoin, France.

The past several years, retired from a full time position, were spent traveling and tutoring, teaching languages and Hispano - Anglo workforce cultural diversity to many hundreds of students in one on one as well as group classes in Continuing Ed and corporate training venues. These opportunities allowed me also to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, SMU, Dallas Baptist University and TCU.

I want to be your personal language tutor in any one or more of the following languages - English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese.

Yes, I have studied all my languages in school as well as used them either at home or on the street in everyday situations.

Specifically, my academic studies include an MA degree from UCLA-USC in Latin American Studies-Spanish/Portuguese as well as a BA in French from Saint Francis College and a certificate of completion in Italian Studies from Columbia University, New York. I have studied as well at the Universidad Pontifica - Santiago, Chile; La Universidad de San Marcos - Lima, Peru; La Universidad de Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain.

Let’s talk ASAP - regardless of the language so I can customize a course for you.

Thank you very much.

Tom R.

Testimonials

"A confident and very capable language tutor. "

- Laura, San Dimas, CA on 11/3/14
Thomas replied on 11/11/2014

Laura D, it is truly a pleasure working with you as your tutor in Brazilian Portuguese. Only because of your excellent knowledge of Spanish do we make comparisons between the two languages when it is absolutely necessary to avoid confusion and expedite the learning experience. You are to be commended for your desire to dominate both of them.

Thank you very much.

"Wonderful, worry-free tutoring experience!"

- Vikki, Rowlett, TX on 12/21/14
Thomas replied on 12/22/2014

Thank you for the comments about the improvements your son has made in French. His effort was outstanding. It would be my pleasure to continue to work with him as he advances in his French studies.

"Very passionate about teaching!"

- Duane, Plano, TX on 12/19/14
Thomas replied on 12/19/2014

Thank you very much for the kind words about the English language classes. It's a pleasure working with both you and your Spanish speaking co-worker. His English continues to improve after every session thanks to his personal study efforts and desire for self improvement.

"Great tutor!"

- George, Addison, TX on 12/16/14
Thomas replied on 12/17/2014

Your comments are greatly appreciated George - you have a very good base from which to continue your Spanish studies. My compliments both to you and your former Spanish instructors.

"Five Stars For This Spanish Tutor!"

- Vicky, Plano, TX on 12/12/14
Thomas replied on 12/16/2014

Thank you, Vicky, for the kind comments. Your French really is very, very good. It's a pleasure to work with your son and watch him progress in his knowledge of Spanish. I am certain he will get an A grade this semester.

"Responsible teacher"

- Mie, Dallas, TX on 11/8/14
Thomas replied on 11/11/2014

Thank you very much, Mie H., for your kind words and comments. I am looking forward to working with your Japanese speaking son to advance his knowledge of American English as he progresses with his studies in the USA.

"Primera Clase Exitosa (First Successful Class)"

- Fernando, Irving, TX on 10/25/14
Thomas replied on 10/29/2014

Gracias mil por las palabras tan amables - vamos a ver lo que ocurre mas tarde despues de la temporada del noviazgo.

A sus ordenes.

Tomas Rizzo di Misa

(Thank you very much for the kind words - Let's see what happens after the getting to know you period is over. At your service, Thomas Rizzo)

"Helpful tutor; identified my strengths and weaknesses"

- Rachel, Frisco, TX on 9/6/14
Thomas replied on 12/17/2014

Thank you Rachel very much for your kind comments. You worked very hard on your degree as well as your American English usage to obtain your present teaching position here in Texas. Good luck with your advancement within the school system where you now work.

"Knowledgeable, Easy-going, and Extraordinarily Helpful"

- Aaron, Fort Worth, TX on 8/16/14
Thomas replied on 8/20/2014

Aaron, it is a pleasure working with you in your quest to achieve fluency in not only Medical Spanish but in the Spanish language and its associated culture itself.

Thank you for the opportunity.

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Craig, Argyle, TX on 8/1/14
Thomas replied on 8/3/2014

Thank you Craig for the kind words. It's lots of fun working with both of you as you learn spoken Spanish and the culture of both Spain and the Americas.

"Fun Lessons!"

- Dylan, Euless, TX on 7/7/14
Thomas replied on 7/13/2014

Thank you for the kind response it's a pleasure working with both of you.

"The best tutoring experience I have ever had!"

- Benjamin, Garland, TX on 6/24/14
Thomas replied on 6/29/2014

Thank you for the kind words Benjamin - it's a pleasure working with you online in Italian.

"A good listener and attentive in getting detail information"

- Esther, Mesquite, TX on 6/23/14
Thomas replied on 6/24/2014

Thank you for the kind comments and I wish you every success in your new role as a Medical Practitioner at the MASTERS LEVEL.

Tom

"Perfect Tutor "

- Sivaprasad, Duluth, GA on 6/19/14
Thomas replied on 6/23/2014

It's a pleasure working with you - I wish you lots of success with raising your TOEFL scores from their now good levels to even a higher standard. Thank you for choosing my services.

"Great tutor for our child!"

- Cara, Rowlett, TX on 6/15/14
Thomas replied on 6/24/2014

Thank you very much for allowing your son to study Italian with me prior to you relocation to Italy. The assistance of both you and your husband by participating in the class really helped to motivate him to both learn and have fun simultaneously. Please tell your son that MOMO says hello and is saving a balloon for him.

TOM

"Great Tutor"

- Biju, Irving, TX on 5/26/14
Thomas replied on 5/27/2014

Thank you very much Biju for the kind words - it's a pleasure working with you either in person or on the Wyzant online network. I'm positive you will meet your American English goals

Thomas

"Very knowledgeable and experienced! "

- Lewis, Dallas, TX on 5/18/14
Thomas replied on 5/18/2014

Thanks for the kind comments, Lewis. Your progress in Spanish is truly amazing. I wish you lots of continued success with your new transportation ventures.

"Great tutor! "

- Andrea, Richardson, TX on 4/10/14
Thomas replied on 5/2/2014

Thank you very much for the kind comments. Your progress, that of both you and your wife, has been outstanding. You will do great at the World Cup in Brazil. My pleasure to work with you both.

"Great Instructor"

- David, Dallas, TX on 4/9/14
Thomas replied on 5/2/2014

David, it is a pleasure working with you. Thank you for the kind comments and my best to your wife, the doctor from Brazil, who I am sure is checking your homework. Always a pleasure.

"Fun To Work With And Very Patient"

- Cathy, Dallas, TX on 3/11/14
Thomas replied on 3/12/2014

It is a pleasure working with you on your Spanish journey, and rest assured we will work out this thing with Canadian French. After all, you are from there (Canada), and I really did work in Quebec. It's just a matter of time before you will be ordering everything that there is on a Mexican restaurant menu completely in Spanish. Thank you very much.

"Makes Learning Spanish Fun!"

- Cindy, Dallas, TX on 3/9/14
Thomas replied on 3/10/2014

Thank you very much for your continued support of my language classes and your continued desire to improve your spoken Spanish.
You certainly are doing very well. Always a pleasure to have your participation.

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Cynthia, Allen, TX on 3/7/14
Thomas replied on 3/8/2014

Doctor - your comments are greatly appreciated and I hope my training abilities will live up to your expectations for both you and your patients.

Thank you very much.

"I didn't know they made tutors like this! "

- Jessica, Lewisville, TX on 3/6/14
Thomas replied on 3/8/2014

Your comments are overwhelming and I appreciate them very much.
However, remember an instructor is only as good as the finished product - you. Your Italian speaking ability is progressing very well. Thank you for the praise and I am positive the finished product will be speaking Italian 'MULTO, MULTO, BENE'.

Grazie tante.

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Brian, Dallas, TX on 2/23/14
Thomas replied on 2/24/2014

Brian it's a pleasure working with you once again in French. Also, it's wonderful to hear that your daughter now lives in Europe traveling between France and Switzerland for business -
I really remember your anxiety when you first tried to learn French to go to her wedding in France - well let's lessen your worries even further as you get ready to visit the French grand kids. Truly a pleasure and thank you for the kind comments.

"More Than Vocabulary and Grammar"

- Hal, Irving, TX on 2/3/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you very much for your kind comment about both my Spanish tutoring ability and knowledge of Hispanic culture and History. I wish you much success in choosing your Spanish speaking destination be it Costa Rica or Ecuador.

"Fantastic tutor"

- Sam, Dallas, TX on 1/11/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments about my French tutoring ability and knowledge of both French and French Canadian culture. Congratulations to your daughter for the A in French last semester and let's try for A + this semester.

"Great Tutor"

- Zainab, Plano, TX on 1/6/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you for your kind comment about my French tutoring abilities. I am positive that both you and your husband will successfully pass the French language interview you will soon have for official entry into Canada and its work force.

"Outstanding instructor."

- John, Fort Worth, TX on 1/2/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you very much for your comments about my Spanish tutoring capability and bilingual speaking proficiency in Spanish-English. I am positive your new office in either Mexico or Chile will be a tremendous success with completely bilingual personnel to increase both customer satisfaction and enhance profitability.

"The Best Spanish Tutor in Dallas!"

- Rishma, Allen, TX on 11/11/13
Thomas replied on 11/14/2013

Thank you very much for your kind comments and good luck to your daughter with her future academic endeavors.

"Just what we needed!"

- Joe, Plano, TX on 10/12/13
Thomas replied on 10/16/2013

Thanks for the kind words and the endorsement. I am very happy that your trip to Italy was a great success and that the time you spent with me in preparation studying Italian proved both pleasurable and valuable.

Please consider my services for more Italian study or when you decide to travel to Spanish speaking South America, Portuguese speaking Brazil or France or its territories in the French speaking Caribbean.

Thank you very much. Tom R.

"Great tutor"

- Matthew, Dallas, TX on 10/4/13
Thomas replied on 10/15/2013

Hi Matthew A:

Thank you very much for the kind comments and observations. You come well prepared for beginning to advance your knowledge of Spanish to that of fluency and I will get you ready also for your future study program in one of the ITALIAN SPEAKING REGIONS OF SWITZERLAND. It is a pleasure working with you.


"Wonderful teacher"

- Ossodongarti, Dallas, TX on 7/31/13
Thomas replied on 10/15/2013

Ossodongarti M:

Your comments and observations of my language teaching methodologies are greatly appreciated. Working with your French and Mandarin Chinese speaking son to introduce him to American English was challenging but not very difficult. The reason for the lack of difficulty obviously was the support I received not only from your son but also from you and your wife. Thank you.

I am looking forward to working with him again when he returns to the United States to continue his studies.

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Italian,
Portuguese,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

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English

I have tutored students extensively in ESL and TOEFL with success in Europe, South America and USA.

I have taught ESL/TOEFL at the community college level.

I also have private tutoring experience with ESL training for mid level management within several corporations in USA and Mexico.

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL - Live teaching experience of English as a second language in both Europe and South America as well as the USA - my specialty is ENGLISH FOR LATINOS.

Taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin.

My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.

The largest success in teaching English was attained training the management team from Bimbo, Mexico (competitor to Frito Lay now both in USA and South America) as well as sales reps from Relient Energy and many, many Latinos getting ready to take their US citizenship exam. Tremendous feeling of achievement when they showed me their new papers making them legal.

French

I received the BA in French with honors from Saint Francis College with additional study at Lille University, France a regional branch of the Sorbonne, the National University of France.

The study and travel in France was the result of a Fulbright fellowship as well as a 12 month travel grant from the French Educational Bureau, Paris.

I have tutored French in the USA as well as in Latin America having attended also the University of Chile studying both French and Spanish at this institution and UCLA in the
USA.

My tutoring method stresses listening and speaking skills but can include all levels of grammar when required.

My French teaching/tutoring experience in the USA include working with FUN ED and Inlingua specializing in young people, adults and with children from the ages of 4-16 as a private tutor - plus working as an adjunct French instructor for the Dallas County Community College System, the Collin County Community College System as well as Texas Christian University.

French language certification exams passed
at UCLA and the US Foreign Service Institute,Washington, DC.at the 98th percentile or NEAR NATIVE FLUENCY.

Italian

I am a first generation Italian-American who spoke the language at home and then learned English in school.

I completed a program in Italian Studies at Columbia University to bring me up to date on what is actually taught and spoken in Italy today both in the school system and on the job - to overcome the confusion of hundreds of regional dialects.

My biggest Italian tutoring achievement was working on a two year program with Brinker International to train their US Sales Managers to speak Italian to open various franchise opportunities in Italy for USA franchisors.

Other successes included working on projects with Xerox in Torino and Nokia in Milano facilitating language cohesion between sales forces using English, Finnish and Italian.

With children from 6 to 16 I tutor using a totally different approach but still stress understanding and speaking Italian from the start.All my materials come from the Stanford University Children's Language Development program.

Portuguese

Studied Brazilian Portuguese both in the USA and in South America at the university level.

Certified Brazilian Portuguese Proficient at the graduate school level by UCLA.

Received the MA in Latin American Studies including Spanish/Portuguese from the University of Calif. - was awarded a full fellowship at UCLA.

Have tutored Brazilian Portuguese both in the USA and South America and developed a specific program to introduce USA business employees to Brazil,Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language.

Trained approx. 20 Experian employees from Mexico, Puerto Rico and the mainland USA in Brazilian Portuguese prior to opening their operations in Brazil - did similar work for another company Fogo de Chao in the restaurant franchise industry.

Have taught Brazilian Portuguese at the community college level in both Dallas and Collin County as well as Texas Christian University.

From a business perspective I have much work experience at the corporate level with both Verizon and Nokia in such areas of Brazil as Rio de Janeiro, Campinhas, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Manaus, Recife and Rio Grande do Sul.

Spanish

This language instructor/tutor lived and worked where the Spanish language is spoken every day and then got professional degrees and certifications to teach the language. I am certified here in Texas to teach Spanish at all levels by the Texas Education Agency.

My specialty is Spanish of the Americas and I have lived, worked and studied in Latin and South America as well as Spain.

The past four years I worked with more than 1000 students in group sessions and tutored many more in private lessons throughout Dallas and Collin counties.

Your tutor is bilingual, trained and exerienced teaching Spanish to both children and adults with an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA specializing in Spanish/Portuguese.

TOEFL

1.I have taught ESL in the French school system after being tested and approved by the French Ministry of Education, Paris, France.

2.I have taught ESL classes in France for IBM French sales/marketing personnel.

3. I have taught ESL classes in the USA to NEC, Japanese and Bimbo, Mexico sales and administrative personnel.

4.I am actively teaching and tutoring ESL/TOEFL presently to private individuals as well as businesses stressing reading comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, pronunciation improvement, etc.



Saint Francis - New York, Univ. Pontifica de Chile, Univ. de Lille, France
French Spanish Portuguese Italian
UCLA - Los Angeles, California
Master's
University of Southern California (USC)
Graduate Coursework

Education

Saint Francis - New York, Univ. Pontifica de Chile, Univ. de Lille, France (French Spanish Portuguese Italian)

UCLA - Los Angeles, California (Master's)

University of Southern California (USC) (Graduate Coursework)

A confident and very capable language tutor. — I am very pleased with the tutoring that Thomas has provided me in every lesson. He is patient, kind, fair, and very helpful. I really like how careful he is to make sure I understand not only the words we're speaking, but also how they are really used in the real world, and in what dialects. And, there is no breezing over the accent or colloquial language, which I believe are the most critical ...

— Laura, San Dimas, CA on 11/3/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

My rate schedule is from $35 - $30/hr either at the student site or my office at home and $25/hr for online tutoring. Special group and multi-hour rates are available.

Travel policy

Thomas will travel within 40 miles of Dallas, TX 75248.


About Thomas

Thomas R. is a US citizen trilingual from birth speaking English, Spanish and Italian at home being born into a polyglot family resident in the USA.

My education and work experience include many years spent in Latin America and Western Europe studying and working in the corporate and academic worlds and prompted me to learn French and Portuguese also while certifying in English, ESL, and TOEFL.

A professional certification as a Spanish instructor allows me to provide you CONTINUING ED CREDIT approved by the Texas Education Agency when you take Spanish professional courses in this language with me, such as, Medicine, Nursing, Law Enforcement, Education, Real Estate, Mortgage Banking, Construction, Business, etc.

I have taught ESL in France at the college level on dual Fulbright Fellowships from both the French and US governments while studying at the Universite de Lille, Roubaix-Tourcoin, France.

The past several years, retired from a full time position, were spent traveling and tutoring, teaching languages and Hispano - Anglo workforce cultural diversity to many hundreds of students in one on one as well as group classes in Continuing Ed and corporate training venues. These opportunities allowed me also to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, SMU, Dallas Baptist University and TCU.

I want to be your personal language tutor in any one or more of the following languages - English, Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese.

Yes, I have studied all my languages in school as well as used them either at home or on the street in everyday situations.

Specifically, my academic studies include an MA degree from UCLA-USC in Latin American Studies-Spanish/Portuguese as well as a BA in French from Saint Francis College and a certificate of completion in Italian Studies from Columbia University, New York. I have studied as well at the Universidad Pontifica - Santiago, Chile; La Universidad de San Marcos - Lima, Peru; La Universidad de Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain.

Let’s talk ASAP - regardless of the language so I can customize a course for you.

Thank you very much.

Tom R.

Testimonials

"A confident and very capable language tutor. "

- Laura, San Dimas, CA on 11/3/14
Thomas replied on 11/11/2014

Laura D, it is truly a pleasure working with you as your tutor in Brazilian Portuguese. Only because of your excellent knowledge of Spanish do we make comparisons between the two languages when it is absolutely necessary to avoid confusion and expedite the learning experience. You are to be commended for your desire to dominate both of them.

Thank you very much.

"Wonderful, worry-free tutoring experience!"

- Vikki, Rowlett, TX on 12/21/14
Thomas replied on 12/22/2014

Thank you for the comments about the improvements your son has made in French. His effort was outstanding. It would be my pleasure to continue to work with him as he advances in his French studies.

"Very passionate about teaching!"

- Duane, Plano, TX on 12/19/14
Thomas replied on 12/19/2014

Thank you very much for the kind words about the English language classes. It's a pleasure working with both you and your Spanish speaking co-worker. His English continues to improve after every session thanks to his personal study efforts and desire for self improvement.

"Great tutor!"

- George, Addison, TX on 12/16/14
Thomas replied on 12/17/2014

Your comments are greatly appreciated George - you have a very good base from which to continue your Spanish studies. My compliments both to you and your former Spanish instructors.

"Five Stars For This Spanish Tutor!"

- Vicky, Plano, TX on 12/12/14
Thomas replied on 12/16/2014

Thank you, Vicky, for the kind comments. Your French really is very, very good. It's a pleasure to work with your son and watch him progress in his knowledge of Spanish. I am certain he will get an A grade this semester.

"Responsible teacher"

- Mie, Dallas, TX on 11/8/14
Thomas replied on 11/11/2014

Thank you very much, Mie H., for your kind words and comments. I am looking forward to working with your Japanese speaking son to advance his knowledge of American English as he progresses with his studies in the USA.

"Primera Clase Exitosa (First Successful Class)"

- Fernando, Irving, TX on 10/25/14
Thomas replied on 10/29/2014

Gracias mil por las palabras tan amables - vamos a ver lo que ocurre mas tarde despues de la temporada del noviazgo.

A sus ordenes.

Tomas Rizzo di Misa

(Thank you very much for the kind words - Let's see what happens after the getting to know you period is over. At your service, Thomas Rizzo)

"Helpful tutor; identified my strengths and weaknesses"

- Rachel, Frisco, TX on 9/6/14
Thomas replied on 12/17/2014

Thank you Rachel very much for your kind comments. You worked very hard on your degree as well as your American English usage to obtain your present teaching position here in Texas. Good luck with your advancement within the school system where you now work.

"Knowledgeable, Easy-going, and Extraordinarily Helpful"

- Aaron, Fort Worth, TX on 8/16/14
Thomas replied on 8/20/2014

Aaron, it is a pleasure working with you in your quest to achieve fluency in not only Medical Spanish but in the Spanish language and its associated culture itself.

Thank you for the opportunity.

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Craig, Argyle, TX on 8/1/14
Thomas replied on 8/3/2014

Thank you Craig for the kind words. It's lots of fun working with both of you as you learn spoken Spanish and the culture of both Spain and the Americas.

"Fun Lessons!"

- Dylan, Euless, TX on 7/7/14
Thomas replied on 7/13/2014

Thank you for the kind response it's a pleasure working with both of you.

"The best tutoring experience I have ever had!"

- Benjamin, Garland, TX on 6/24/14
Thomas replied on 6/29/2014

Thank you for the kind words Benjamin - it's a pleasure working with you online in Italian.

"A good listener and attentive in getting detail information"

- Esther, Mesquite, TX on 6/23/14
Thomas replied on 6/24/2014

Thank you for the kind comments and I wish you every success in your new role as a Medical Practitioner at the MASTERS LEVEL.

Tom

"Perfect Tutor "

- Sivaprasad, Duluth, GA on 6/19/14
Thomas replied on 6/23/2014

It's a pleasure working with you - I wish you lots of success with raising your TOEFL scores from their now good levels to even a higher standard. Thank you for choosing my services.

"Great tutor for our child!"

- Cara, Rowlett, TX on 6/15/14
Thomas replied on 6/24/2014

Thank you very much for allowing your son to study Italian with me prior to you relocation to Italy. The assistance of both you and your husband by participating in the class really helped to motivate him to both learn and have fun simultaneously. Please tell your son that MOMO says hello and is saving a balloon for him.

TOM

"Great Tutor"

- Biju, Irving, TX on 5/26/14
Thomas replied on 5/27/2014

Thank you very much Biju for the kind words - it's a pleasure working with you either in person or on the Wyzant online network. I'm positive you will meet your American English goals

Thomas

"Very knowledgeable and experienced! "

- Lewis, Dallas, TX on 5/18/14
Thomas replied on 5/18/2014

Thanks for the kind comments, Lewis. Your progress in Spanish is truly amazing. I wish you lots of continued success with your new transportation ventures.

"Great tutor! "

- Andrea, Richardson, TX on 4/10/14
Thomas replied on 5/2/2014

Thank you very much for the kind comments. Your progress, that of both you and your wife, has been outstanding. You will do great at the World Cup in Brazil. My pleasure to work with you both.

"Great Instructor"

- David, Dallas, TX on 4/9/14
Thomas replied on 5/2/2014

David, it is a pleasure working with you. Thank you for the kind comments and my best to your wife, the doctor from Brazil, who I am sure is checking your homework. Always a pleasure.

"Fun To Work With And Very Patient"

- Cathy, Dallas, TX on 3/11/14
Thomas replied on 3/12/2014

It is a pleasure working with you on your Spanish journey, and rest assured we will work out this thing with Canadian French. After all, you are from there (Canada), and I really did work in Quebec. It's just a matter of time before you will be ordering everything that there is on a Mexican restaurant menu completely in Spanish. Thank you very much.

"Makes Learning Spanish Fun!"

- Cindy, Dallas, TX on 3/9/14
Thomas replied on 3/10/2014

Thank you very much for your continued support of my language classes and your continued desire to improve your spoken Spanish.
You certainly are doing very well. Always a pleasure to have your participation.

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Cynthia, Allen, TX on 3/7/14
Thomas replied on 3/8/2014

Doctor - your comments are greatly appreciated and I hope my training abilities will live up to your expectations for both you and your patients.

Thank you very much.

"I didn't know they made tutors like this! "

- Jessica, Lewisville, TX on 3/6/14
Thomas replied on 3/8/2014

Your comments are overwhelming and I appreciate them very much.
However, remember an instructor is only as good as the finished product - you. Your Italian speaking ability is progressing very well. Thank you for the praise and I am positive the finished product will be speaking Italian 'MULTO, MULTO, BENE'.

Grazie tante.

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Brian, Dallas, TX on 2/23/14
Thomas replied on 2/24/2014

Brian it's a pleasure working with you once again in French. Also, it's wonderful to hear that your daughter now lives in Europe traveling between France and Switzerland for business -
I really remember your anxiety when you first tried to learn French to go to her wedding in France - well let's lessen your worries even further as you get ready to visit the French grand kids. Truly a pleasure and thank you for the kind comments.

"More Than Vocabulary and Grammar"

- Hal, Irving, TX on 2/3/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you very much for your kind comment about both my Spanish tutoring ability and knowledge of Hispanic culture and History. I wish you much success in choosing your Spanish speaking destination be it Costa Rica or Ecuador.

"Fantastic tutor"

- Sam, Dallas, TX on 1/11/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you very much for your kind comments about my French tutoring ability and knowledge of both French and French Canadian culture. Congratulations to your daughter for the A in French last semester and let's try for A + this semester.

"Great Tutor"

- Zainab, Plano, TX on 1/6/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you for your kind comment about my French tutoring abilities. I am positive that both you and your husband will successfully pass the French language interview you will soon have for official entry into Canada and its work force.

"Outstanding instructor."

- John, Fort Worth, TX on 1/2/14
Thomas replied on 2/9/2014

Thank you very much for your comments about my Spanish tutoring capability and bilingual speaking proficiency in Spanish-English. I am positive your new office in either Mexico or Chile will be a tremendous success with completely bilingual personnel to increase both customer satisfaction and enhance profitability.

"The Best Spanish Tutor in Dallas!"

- Rishma, Allen, TX on 11/11/13
Thomas replied on 11/14/2013

Thank you very much for your kind comments and good luck to your daughter with her future academic endeavors.

"Just what we needed!"

- Joe, Plano, TX on 10/12/13
Thomas replied on 10/16/2013

Thanks for the kind words and the endorsement. I am very happy that your trip to Italy was a great success and that the time you spent with me in preparation studying Italian proved both pleasurable and valuable.

Please consider my services for more Italian study or when you decide to travel to Spanish speaking South America, Portuguese speaking Brazil or France or its territories in the French speaking Caribbean.

Thank you very much. Tom R.

"Great tutor"

- Matthew, Dallas, TX on 10/4/13
Thomas replied on 10/15/2013

Hi Matthew A:

Thank you very much for the kind comments and observations. You come well prepared for beginning to advance your knowledge of Spanish to that of fluency and I will get you ready also for your future study program in one of the ITALIAN SPEAKING REGIONS OF SWITZERLAND. It is a pleasure working with you.


"Wonderful teacher"

- Ossodongarti, Dallas, TX on 7/31/13
Thomas replied on 10/15/2013

Ossodongarti M:

Your comments and observations of my language teaching methodologies are greatly appreciated. Working with your French and Mandarin Chinese speaking son to introduce him to American English was challenging but not very difficult. The reason for the lack of difficulty obviously was the support I received not only from your son but also from you and your wife. Thank you.

I am looking forward to working with him again when he returns to the United States to continue his studies.

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Education

Saint Francis - New York, Univ. Pontifica de Chile, Univ. de Lille, France
French Spanish Portuguese Italian
UCLA - Los Angeles, California
Master's
University of Southern California (USC)
Graduate Coursework

Education

Saint Francis - New York, Univ. Pontifica de Chile, Univ. de Lille, France (French Spanish Portuguese Italian)

UCLA - Los Angeles, California (Master's)

University of Southern California (USC) (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

My rate schedule is from $35 - $30/hr either at the student site or my office at home and $25/hr for online tutoring. Special group and multi-hour rates are available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Dallas, TX 75248

Thomas’s Subjects

English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Spanish
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Italian,
Portuguese,
Spanish

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