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Thomas R.

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

Dallas, TX (75204)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$35.00
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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.

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Thomas’s subjects

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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 as well as UCLA. 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 includes working with FUN ED as well as Inlingua specializing in young people as well as adults and predominantly with children as a private tutor.

French language certification exams passed
at UCLA and the US Foreign Service Institute,
Washington, DC.

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 - 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. 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.



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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 and Brazilian culture.

Trained approx. 20 employees from Mexico, Puerto Rico and the mainland US in Brazilian Portuguese prior to opening their operations in Brazil - did similar work for another company.

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.



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Education

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

UCLA - Los Angeles, California (Master's)

University of Southern California (USC) (Graduate Coursework)

Perfect Tutor I have seen many tutors in my life, but none of them have ever been perfect. Thomas is the perfect tutor who can help you achieve your goals. He understands his students and keep plans according to their requirements. Thomas responds to your emails or phone calls on time. Thank you. ...

— Sivaprasad from Duluth, GA on 6/19/14);

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.

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