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Louis N.

Tucson, AZ

$40/hour

Advanced Teacher with international experience

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/17/16

$40/Hour


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University of Montana, MIssoula
BA in Econ-Poli Sci
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Master's
University of Phoenix, AZ
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Montana, MIssoula (BA in Econ-Poli Sci)

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley (Master's)

University of Phoenix, AZ (Graduate Coursework)

About Louis

I received an international student exchange when 19 years of age. I was chosen to go to Denmark in 1959, and was required to learn their language as one of my first challenges. This changed my entire life's thinking and acting.

I learned the art of simplifying your words, phrases, and language to simple but concise language. I learned to use comparative language and thinking to help connect concepts from the teacher to the level of the student or students. I can now communicate in other languages besides English. When teaching in Anchorage, Alaska, I discovered that 22 different languages were spoken in children's homes, and I used that to help the students embrace diversity and pride in themselves. Learning also increased because the students knew I cared about them and their cultures.

I have lived, traveled, and studied in Europe and Mexico for business and pleasure. I have taught ESL and TOEFL classes in Queretaro, Mexico, which included several students who spoke several languages and cultures in their homes. I have taught in Paris, France, in a Business University to help their students understand foreign businessmen and their customs by teaching in English. I bring together the things we have in common to connect us as students and teacher, using poetry, music, jokes and humor.

I have taught English as a Foreign Language, Test of English as a Foreign Language, American language and social customs, and used local and international media sources to increase attention, focus, and learning. I have even taken students out of the classroom to visit historical and cultural places and events. My students enjoy learning the mechanics of language through reading, writing, vocabulary and conversation, which is actually the focus of language.

Students learn through listening, reading, writing and conversation. I encourage and plan activities to increase ability and skills. My students will enjoy both the fun and actual increase of knowledge in language, culture, history, and living peoples. It is my pleasure to share life experiences, and how to increase their ability to explore on their own when they have the knowledge and skills necessary to take on new challenges.
I received an international student exchange when 19 years of age. I was chosen to go to Denmark in 1959, and was required to learn their language as one of my first challenges. This changed my entire life's thinking and acting.

I learned the
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85745
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
ACT Science
Music:
Ear Training, General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Sight Singing, Voice (Music)
English:
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, ACT Science, Career Development, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
History:
Music History
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development

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.

ESL/ESOL

I am qualified to teach ESL, TOEFL, reading, writing, and vocabulary. It is important to know where you are, linguistically, and then proceed to improve.

University of Montana, MIssoula
BA in Econ-Poli Sci
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley
Master's
University of Phoenix, AZ
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Montana, MIssoula (BA in Econ-Poli Sci)

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley (Master's)

University of Phoenix, AZ (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Louis will travel within 20 miles of Tucson, AZ 85745.