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Russell G.

Master's Degree in Int'l Mgmt. - Worked/Studied/Lived Abroad

Master's Degree in Int'l Mgmt. - Worked/Studied/Lived Abroad

$45/hour

  • Scottsdale, AZ 85254

About Russell


Bio

I became fluent in Spanish while studying a college semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain, but only by emerging myself completely in the culture (and refusing to hang out with other American students). Upon arriving, I met students, who had been there for six months to a year (and longer), and they hadn't learned to speak very well at all. I was surprised! I realized that, unless I gave it my all, I might (like them) just be an American tourist (often complaining about dumb stuff), and not...

I became fluent in Spanish while studying a college semester abroad in Sevilla, Spain, but only by emerging myself completely in the culture (and refusing to hang out with other American students). Upon arriving, I met students, who had been there for six months to a year (and longer), and they hadn't learned to speak very well at all. I was surprised! I realized that, unless I gave it my all, I might (like them) just be an American tourist (often complaining about dumb stuff), and not becoming fluent in Spanish. So, I branched out alone for a while, always carried a pocket dictionary and tried to translate all my thoughts in Spanish. I'd look up all the words I didn't know. I attended college classes taught only in Spanish. For several months, I didn't understand the Spanish teacher much or what the class was about. It was like missing the first several months of college classes! After class, I mostly went home and watched TV with the families that boarded me (pretty boring), while my American friends were out having fun together. At first, it all seemed impossibly difficult, and I often got headaches by the end of the day. Soon, I made Spanish friends, moved in with them, and we only spoke Spanish. They tutored me in the classes I was taking, so I could get caught up. Soon, I was dreaming in Spanish. I have since worked in marketing and finance in many countries. I self-taught myself in French and can have a conversation in Portuguese, which I studied for a year in graduate school. I know how difficult learning a language can be and how to excel in it. Whether you just want to get a passing grade in a Spanish course or really become fluent, I can help you!


Education

University of Arizona
Psychology
Thunderbird School of Global Management
MBA
The University of Santa Monica
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Scottsdale, AZ 85254
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Homeschool

Spanish

Language

Spanish

Most Popular

Spanish

Summer

Spanish

$45/hour

Russell G.

$45/hour

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