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Robert J.

Stamford, CT

$50/hour

Speak, write, understand French! Or American English!

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Background check passed as of 6/20/16
5.0 average from 365 ratings
Best French Tutor on WyzAnt!
— Joanna, Stamford, CT on 2/5/13

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Whitman College
French
SUNY-Binghamton
PhD
Columbia University
MBA

Education

Whitman College (French)

SUNY-Binghamton (PhD)

Columbia University (MBA)

About Robert

I have successfully tutored young children, high school students, and adults struggling with various aspects of French, from getting that accent down, to speaking rhythms, and increased mastery of vocabulary, reading, and grammar. I work on improving study habits, test taking, and enjoying the learning process.

In high school I struggled with French and sought out a tutor myself. The experience turned around my uninspiring performance and ignited a passion for French. I know what a good tutor can do for a struggling or ambitious student. I went on to major in French at college and then later to earn my doctorate in French.

While teaching French grammar and literature at SUNY-Binghamton, I earned top student teaching evaluations. Although I am easy going, I know how to motivate and set challenging goals.

Apart from my own learning experiences and academic training, I have also twice lived in France, giving me a direct feel for the people and culture. While studying at the Alliance Française in Paris, I lived in a classic tiny attic apartment overlooking the beautiful Jardin de Luxembourg. Later I lived in Maisons-Alfort, just outside of Paris, and commuted by métro into downtown Paris to conduct research at the Bibliothèque Nationale. I've also lived in Clermond-Ferrand and Pont-de-l'Arc, the latter while directing the SUNY system-wide study abroad program in Aix-en-Provence.

I am also certified to teach English (as a second language) and Vocabulary. Many of my ESL students have not only dramatically improved their speaking skills, but have also dramatically improved their school performance across all subjects.

I enjoy helping students improving their skills and finding their direction as learners.
I have successfully tutored young children, high school students, and adults struggling with various aspects of French, from getting that accent down, to speaking rhythms, and increased mastery of vocabulary, Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06905
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Best French Tutor on WyzAnt!"

- Joanna, Stamford, CT on 2/5/13

"Best Tutor Ever!"

- Dhasiya, Stamford, CT on 4/20/16

"The best!"

- Jen, Stamford, CT on 10/27/14

"Excellent teacher"

- Joan, Norwalk, CT on 10/9/14

"Best French Tutor!"

- Edward, Darien, CT on 3/20/14

"Great TEACHER!!!"

- GULNAZ, Riverside, CT on 2/3/14

"Great teacher"

- Niki, Chappaqua, NY on 10/12/13

"Great tutor and very patient"

- Rottet, New Rochelle, NY on 3/28/13

"Excellent!"

- Jennifer, Rye, NY on 2/13/13
Language:
French

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French

Improve your accent, fluency and grasp of grammatical expression.

Whitman College
French
SUNY-Binghamton
PhD
Columbia University
MBA

Education

Whitman College (French)

SUNY-Binghamton (PhD)

Columbia University (MBA)

Best French Tutor on WyzAnt! — If you are looking to start learning French or continue studying it, then look no further than Robert J. He was absolutely wonderful to work with and was instrumental in helping me master the basics of this beautiful, but sometimes difficult language. Robert's teaching methods are unlike anything I have ever come into contact with in previous language classes and allowed me to correctly learn some ...

— Joanna, Stamford, CT on 2/5/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06905.