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Colin F.

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UC Santa Cruz
Health Sciences Bio
Medical University of Lodz, Poland
MD

Education

UC Santa Cruz (Health Sciences Bio)

Medical University of Lodz, Poland (MD)

About Colin

I am a San Jose native located in Willow Glen. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2009 and studied Health Sciences Biology, Classical Voice, as well as Spanish and German. From 2008 to 2010, I taught English through the Fulbright Program in Wiener Neustadt, Austria and privately studied Classical Voice and Opera as a Baritone in Vienna, Austria. From 2010 to 2014, I studied Medicine in Lodz, Poland.

At the moment, I'm eagerly awaiting a placement in the 2016 residency MATCH for a position in Family Medicine or Physical Medicine and Rehab and currently spend my time reviewing medical literature, singing classical music and training foreign languages. I fluently speak English, German, Polish and am very conversational in Spanish and Norwegian/Swedish.

I lived a total of 2 years in Germany and Austria, 45 days in Spain and 4 years in Poland allowing me to gain fluency speaking with native speakers.

I have 11 years of experience singing classical music and opera in Santa Cruz, California and Europe.

I started learning languages to improve my diction and performance in music and discovered that through hard work, interest, and consistent practice anyone can become fluent in a foreign language. Medicine remains my primary career focus, but language and music will always remain a passion of mine.
I am a San Jose native located in Willow Glen. I graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2009 and studied Health Sciences Biology, Classical Voice, as well as Spanish and German. From 2008 to 2010, I taught English through the Fulbright Program in Wiener Neustadt, Austria and privately studied Classical Voice and Opera as a Baritone in Vienna, Austria. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95125
Music:
Voice (Music)
Language:
German,
Spanish

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German

I have lived a total of 2 years in Vienna, Austria and 4 months in Germany. I have completed the B2 Goethe Institute Common European Framework exam in preparation to work as a medical doctor in Germany. Although I am not a native speaker, I have attained native fluency and feel just as comfortable speaking German as I do English.

Spanish

As a requirement for my Health Sciences Degree at UC Santa Cruz, I took the Spanish courses as well as Medical Spanish in order to graduate. While "studying Spanish" often does not translate into fluency for most, I became fluent in Spanish when living in Spain for the better part of two months during my Summer break from medical school. Additionally, I regularly met with the Spanish students at my university in Poland to keep my Spanish language skills fresh. I would be happy to help students either improve grades and/or cultivate the tools necessary to become a fluent Spanish speaker.

Voice (Music)

I have been fortunate enough to study with world-class voice teachers in Santa Cruz, Oakland and Vienna, Austria. Through trial and error, I have been able to emulate and use the tools provided by my teachers to help my voice develop and grow into the baritone I am today. I am proud to have a teaching style with a wide variety of examples to help students grasp concepts, rather than put forward a "one style fits all" technique.

UC Santa Cruz
Health Sciences Bio
Medical University of Lodz, Poland
MD

Education

UC Santa Cruz (Health Sciences Bio)

Medical University of Lodz, Poland (MD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Colin will travel within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95125.