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Robert J.

Speak, write, understand French! Or American English!

Speak, write, understand French! Or American English!

$50/hour

  • 1,575 hours tutoring

  • Stamford, CT 06905

"Best French Tutor on WyzAnt!"

Joanna, 27 lessons with Robert

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About Robert


Bio

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 tut...

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.


Education

Whitman College
French
SUNY-Binghamton
PhD
Columbia University
MBA

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Stamford, CT 06905
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/20/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French

French

Learning French is much easier if your ear is properly accustomed to the sound of French vowels and to the rhythm of French intonation. Better pronunciation leads to better speaking, as well as to better listening and comprehension skills.

English

English

English

I majored in French literature in college and graduate school. Learning how the French language works, and other languages required for my doctorate, including Italian, Spanish, German and Latin, helped me deepen my understanding of English. I can safely say that before studying these other languages I did not thoroughly understand the English language.

Homeschool

English,

English

I majored in French literature in college and graduate school. Learning how the French language works, and other languages required for my doctorate, including Italian, Spanish, German and Latin, helped me deepen my understanding of English. I can safely say that before studying these other languages I did not thoroughly understand the English language.
French

French

Learning French is much easier if your ear is properly accustomed to the sound of French vowels and to the rhythm of French intonation. Better pronunciation leads to better speaking, as well as to better listening and comprehension skills.

Language

French

French

Learning French is much easier if your ear is properly accustomed to the sound of French vowels and to the rhythm of French intonation. Better pronunciation leads to better speaking, as well as to better listening and comprehension skills.

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English,

English

I majored in French literature in college and graduate school. Learning how the French language works, and other languages required for my doctorate, including Italian, Spanish, German and Latin, helped me deepen my understanding of English. I can safely say that before studying these other languages I did not thoroughly understand the English language.
French

French

Learning French is much easier if your ear is properly accustomed to the sound of French vowels and to the rhythm of French intonation. Better pronunciation leads to better speaking, as well as to better listening and comprehension skills.

Summer

French

French

Learning French is much easier if your ear is properly accustomed to the sound of French vowels and to the rhythm of French intonation. Better pronunciation leads to better speaking, as well as to better listening and comprehension skills.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Charming and patient tutor

Robert went over the French vowels with me, and it was really very enlightening--I sound more like a French person already! He's very thorough in the practice exercises that he gives me, making absolutely sure I can do what is needed. Robert's also very cheerful, and is a delight to converse with.

Robyn, 9 lessons with Robert

Wonderful tutor who is easy to follow in lessons!

Robert is an energetic tutor. He is organized in his lessons and comes with a variety of tools to make the learning complete. (handouts, books, dictionary, etc..) It has been several decades since I have taken French and Bob is patiently helping me along to resurrect my skills!

Christine, 20 lessons with Robert

Best Tutor Ever!

I've only been tutoring with Robert for about a month or so, but I can already start to feel the changes with my french. I've began to show more confidence in reading when at school, my French vocabulary has grown immensely and I can now recognize and acknowledge French culture and history! I love having lessons with Robert, he brings so much enthusiasm to tutoring and he's an absolute pleasure to learn French from! If you're looking for a tutor who will help show actual results and make you love French more, Robert is definitely your guy!

Dhasiya, 35 lessons with Robert

The best!

Bob is an excellent tutor! I took French in junior and high school but needed to try and fix my accent before a work trip to Paris. Bob helped immensely, and is just super nice to boot. Merci!

Jen, 3 lessons with Robert

Excellent teacher

Robert is just the type of tutor I was looking for. He is very patient, very precise with pronunciation, and I think this is a perfect match. I know we can continue to make progress.

Joan, 31 lessons with Robert

Best French Tutor!

I met with Bob twice a week for five months prior to my travels to France. I was surprised how well prepared I was considering I knew nothing about French before I met Bob. If you're looking for a tutor who will adapt to your learning style and will truly take an invested interest in you, Bob is your guy!

Edward, 30 lessons with Robert

Great TEACHER!!!

The greatest TEACHER you can ask for! Bob is a teacher who can sense children’s inner world which is not common in adults! I am happy for my child and for myself (as a mother) to be so lucky to find him!!! Two of my friends, who are also physicians, are grateful for the referral! We are lucky such teachers exist for our children!

GULNAZ, 42 lessons with Robert

Great teacher

He is the best teacher among teachers who I have met ever. He always give me customized solution according to my skill level and situation around me. And lessons with him are always pleasant and motivating me. He teach my daughter and me. He is good at both teaching children and business English. I really would like to recommend him for others.

Niki, 103 lessons with Robert

Great tutor and very patient

Robert is a personality very nice; he is patient and is in tune of the student, the lessons aren’t boring with him, and he has a big culture. It is a pleasure to learn. Great!!!

Rottet, 38 lessons with Robert

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