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Bob R.

Denver, CO


Versatile tutor in English as a 2nd language

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Background check passed as of 2/18/15
5.0 average from 8 ratings
Did a great job
— Jason, Denver, CO on 7/17/16

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About Bob

Students, friends and family tell me they enjoy hearing what I have to say about language. Teaching English is exciting, so I make learning fun. I've helped students grasp vocabulary, grammar, writing, and exams such as the TOEFL. I vary the methods to keep lessons interesting, and take into account each student's personal learning style. Depending on what students respond to, I use techniques like games, poems and songs to reinforce lessons and make them come alive. Students, friends and family tell me they enjoy hearing what I have to say about language. Teaching English is exciting, so I make learning fun. I've helped students grasp Read more

6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Denver, CO 80204
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Did a great job"

- Jason, Denver, CO on 7/17/16
Bob replied on 7/19/2016

Thanks for your positive review of my work with her. Please wish her luck for me!

"Spanish Conversation and Grammar Review"

- Barbara, Denver, CO on 2/18/16
Anthropology, Archaeology
Composition (Music), General Music, Music History,
Music Theory,
Sight Singing
Composition (Music)
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, European History, Geography, Music History,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Bodybuilding, Fitness

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Reading and writing; business English; copy editing; conversation; TOEFL preparation

Music History

In my 30+ years of professional choral singing I have performed music of all periods, and am quite familiar with not only composers and styles, but with how and why music evolved. I have an extensive collection of music with which to illustrate how musical currents developed, from the Medieval period to the present. My extensive historical insight (from my academic background) helps me to impart how social, economic, and political trends shaped music, which gives students a profound perspective into the history of music in Western culture.

Music Theory

I have been a professional musician for the last 32 years, and have taught music as well (in a private school in Virginia). I am quite versed in early music in particular (Med., Ren., Bar.), but have an excellent perspective on music of all periods. I'm able to tie in the evolution of the arts with prevailing currents in other spheres such as economic, political, and social development, so students acquire a useful context for understanding how and why music changes over the centuries.


I have a degree in Asian Studies, which included the histories and doctrines of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Jainism, and other faiths. I have sung professionally in church choirs since 1982, so I am familiar not only with Christian liturgy, but with Christian and Jewish theology as well. I have traveled widely, and observed how religion is integrated into the daily life of people everywhere. For example, when I lived and taught in Turkey, I became very familiar with my Gulenist students' world-view, and how radically it differs from that of Salafists in the Arab world, Shi'ites in Iran, etc.

Sight Singing

I have been a professional choral singer and composer since the 1970s. I studied music theory in college, and became a crack sight-reader. (I am often called by choral directors to "parachute" into a gig and pull it off with minimal rehearsal.) I have pedagogical methods for teaching sight-singing, and bring a useful historical perspective into my teaching. I believe that my teaching experience in other areas would be a boon to teaching this subject as well.


Bob's Spanish experience:

Worked in translation at the InterAmerican Development Bank (Wash., D.C.).
Helped a well-known Argentine writer research a book on Peron; helped him translate his speeches into English.
Traveled for seven weeks in Peru, made numerous trips to Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries.




Did a great job — Our Chinese nanny had a great experience. She said Bob was very helpful, patient and organized. He was also great at communicating to set things up, and flexible. ...

— Jason, Denver, CO on 7/17/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Bob will travel within 10 miles of Denver, CO 80204.