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Gabriel G.

Enthusiastic, experienced teacher of French, Italian, and ESL.

Enthusiastic, experienced teacher of French, Italian, and ESL.

$39/hour

  • 287 hours tutoring

About Gabriel


Bio

I have been interested in languages since childhood. I spoke Italian at home. Later I went to college in Paris where I learned French thoroughly. In my fourth year, my fellow students said that I spoke just like a Frenchman.

Although my main career was in Information Technology, I kept up my interest in languages by teaching French, Italian, and ESL part-time for about 15 years at a Hartford-area international language school and by traveling to France and Italy.

I taught French, Italian...

I have been interested in languages since childhood. I spoke Italian at home. Later I went to college in Paris where I learned French thoroughly. In my fourth year, my fellow students said that I spoke just like a Frenchman.

Although my main career was in Information Technology, I kept up my interest in languages by teaching French, Italian, and ESL part-time for about 15 years at a Hartford-area international language school and by traveling to France and Italy.

I taught French, Italian and ESL full time at a language school in the Hartford area from 2006 until 2017.

I emphasize speaking, but can concentrate on grammar if you desire. I have developed a large file of teaching materials for French, English, ESL, and Italian over the years.

I would be happy to have you as a student.

I often teach at Panera in Manchester, Starbucks in Vernon, Barnes and Noble cafe in Manchester, a cafe in South Windsor, a cafe in the South End of Hartford, in the student's home or office, or an office location in Vernon near Manchester that I rent. I will also teach in other locations that you suggest.


Education

St Bernards, Rochester NY
Classical Languages

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $39
  • Rate details: $39 per hour for one student, in person. For two students taking lessons at the same time (husband and wife, 2 friends, 2 co-workers), $49 per hour total.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/30/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started teaching ESL part-time at an international language school several years ago. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2005 at a local language school. I can help you with American English pronunciation and grammar with the courses that I created. My courses include punctuation, pronunciation, basic grammar, the verb in the present tense, the progressive and emphatic forms, the regular past tense, irregular past tenses, the difference between MAKE and DO, verbs with prepositions, the difference between CAN, MAY, MIGHT and COULD, short answers to questions such as "Yes, I did" and the difference between SAY and TELL. American English is really hard to pronounce. It does not sound like it looks. I have created my own course in pronunciation to make the job much easier. My students have been from Colombia, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is an outline of some of the subjects that I can teach for ESL: (We can cover other subjects instead of these, or in addition to these, if you wish.) Lesson 1: (One hour) Topic 1. The definite article "THE" and when it is used. Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “A” and “ONE.” Practice exercises. Lesson 2: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “MAKE” and “DO.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “SOME” and “ANY.” Practice exercises. Lesson 3: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “SAY” and “TELL.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “AT,” “IN,” “ON.” Practice exercises. Lesson 4: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “CAN” and “MAY.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “EITHER” and “NEITHER.” Practice exercises. Lesson 5: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 6: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 7: (One hour) Topic 1. Question tags, like “ISN’T IT?” Practice
French,

French

Learn to speak and understand the French language as it is spoken in Paris. I spent 4 years in the capital city of France. I love French culture and language and love sharing them. I have a large number of materials for teaching French, including objects, pictures of objects, and grammar exercises. I recently wrote a book on French expressions, and another on English expressions, written in French for French-speaking.
Italian

Italian

Learn to speak and understand the Italian language. My background is Italian, and I love speaking Italian and traveling to Italy. I spoke Italian as a child. I recently took a trip to Italy to learn something about Italian cooking. I don't really cook well, but I speak Italian well.

English

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I started teaching ESL part-time at an international language school several years ago. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2005 at a local language school. I can help you with American English pronunciation and grammar with the courses that I created. My courses include punctuation, pronunciation, basic grammar, the verb in the present tense, the progressive and emphatic forms, the regular past tense, irregular past tenses, the difference between MAKE and DO, verbs with prepositions, the difference between CAN, MAY, MIGHT and COULD, short answers to questions such as "Yes, I did" and the difference between SAY and TELL. American English is really hard to pronounce. It does not sound like it looks. I have created my own course in pronunciation to make the job much easier. My students have been from Colombia, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is an outline of some of the subjects that I can teach for ESL: (We can cover other subjects instead of these, or in addition to these, if you wish.) Lesson 1: (One hour) Topic 1. The definite article "THE" and when it is used. Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “A” and “ONE.” Practice exercises. Lesson 2: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “MAKE” and “DO.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “SOME” and “ANY.” Practice exercises. Lesson 3: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “SAY” and “TELL.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “AT,” “IN,” “ON.” Practice exercises. Lesson 4: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “CAN” and “MAY.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “EITHER” and “NEITHER.” Practice exercises. Lesson 5: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 6: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 7: (One hour) Topic 1. Question tags, like “ISN’T IT?” Practice

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started teaching ESL part-time at an international language school several years ago. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2005 at a local language school. I can help you with American English pronunciation and grammar with the courses that I created. My courses include punctuation, pronunciation, basic grammar, the verb in the present tense, the progressive and emphatic forms, the regular past tense, irregular past tenses, the difference between MAKE and DO, verbs with prepositions, the difference between CAN, MAY, MIGHT and COULD, short answers to questions such as "Yes, I did" and the difference between SAY and TELL. American English is really hard to pronounce. It does not sound like it looks. I have created my own course in pronunciation to make the job much easier. My students have been from Colombia, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is an outline of some of the subjects that I can teach for ESL: (We can cover other subjects instead of these, or in addition to these, if you wish.) Lesson 1: (One hour) Topic 1. The definite article "THE" and when it is used. Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “A” and “ONE.” Practice exercises. Lesson 2: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “MAKE” and “DO.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “SOME” and “ANY.” Practice exercises. Lesson 3: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “SAY” and “TELL.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “AT,” “IN,” “ON.” Practice exercises. Lesson 4: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “CAN” and “MAY.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “EITHER” and “NEITHER.” Practice exercises. Lesson 5: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 6: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 7: (One hour) Topic 1. Question tags, like “ISN’T IT?” Practice
French

French

Learn to speak and understand the French language as it is spoken in Paris. I spent 4 years in the capital city of France. I love French culture and language and love sharing them. I have a large number of materials for teaching French, including objects, pictures of objects, and grammar exercises. I recently wrote a book on French expressions, and another on English expressions, written in French for French-speaking.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started teaching ESL part-time at an international language school several years ago. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2005 at a local language school. I can help you with American English pronunciation and grammar with the courses that I created. My courses include punctuation, pronunciation, basic grammar, the verb in the present tense, the progressive and emphatic forms, the regular past tense, irregular past tenses, the difference between MAKE and DO, verbs with prepositions, the difference between CAN, MAY, MIGHT and COULD, short answers to questions such as "Yes, I did" and the difference between SAY and TELL. American English is really hard to pronounce. It does not sound like it looks. I have created my own course in pronunciation to make the job much easier. My students have been from Colombia, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is an outline of some of the subjects that I can teach for ESL: (We can cover other subjects instead of these, or in addition to these, if you wish.) Lesson 1: (One hour) Topic 1. The definite article "THE" and when it is used. Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “A” and “ONE.” Practice exercises. Lesson 2: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “MAKE” and “DO.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “SOME” and “ANY.” Practice exercises. Lesson 3: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “SAY” and “TELL.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “AT,” “IN,” “ON.” Practice exercises. Lesson 4: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “CAN” and “MAY.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “EITHER” and “NEITHER.” Practice exercises. Lesson 5: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 6: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 7: (One hour) Topic 1. Question tags, like “ISN’T IT?” Practice
French,

French

Learn to speak and understand the French language as it is spoken in Paris. I spent 4 years in the capital city of France. I love French culture and language and love sharing them. I have a large number of materials for teaching French, including objects, pictures of objects, and grammar exercises. I recently wrote a book on French expressions, and another on English expressions, written in French for French-speaking.
Italian

Italian

Learn to speak and understand the Italian language. My background is Italian, and I love speaking Italian and traveling to Italy. I spoke Italian as a child. I recently took a trip to Italy to learn something about Italian cooking. I don't really cook well, but I speak Italian well.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started teaching ESL part-time at an international language school several years ago. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2005 at a local language school. I can help you with American English pronunciation and grammar with the courses that I created. My courses include punctuation, pronunciation, basic grammar, the verb in the present tense, the progressive and emphatic forms, the regular past tense, irregular past tenses, the difference between MAKE and DO, verbs with prepositions, the difference between CAN, MAY, MIGHT and COULD, short answers to questions such as "Yes, I did" and the difference between SAY and TELL. American English is really hard to pronounce. It does not sound like it looks. I have created my own course in pronunciation to make the job much easier. My students have been from Colombia, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is an outline of some of the subjects that I can teach for ESL: (We can cover other subjects instead of these, or in addition to these, if you wish.) Lesson 1: (One hour) Topic 1. The definite article "THE" and when it is used. Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “A” and “ONE.” Practice exercises. Lesson 2: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “MAKE” and “DO.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “SOME” and “ANY.” Practice exercises. Lesson 3: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “SAY” and “TELL.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “AT,” “IN,” “ON.” Practice exercises. Lesson 4: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “CAN” and “MAY.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “EITHER” and “NEITHER.” Practice exercises. Lesson 5: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 6: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 7: (One hour) Topic 1. Question tags, like “ISN’T IT?” Practice
French

French

Learn to speak and understand the French language as it is spoken in Paris. I spent 4 years in the capital city of France. I love French culture and language and love sharing them. I have a large number of materials for teaching French, including objects, pictures of objects, and grammar exercises. I recently wrote a book on French expressions, and another on English expressions, written in French for French-speaking.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I started teaching ESL part-time at an international language school several years ago. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2005 at a local language school. I can help you with American English pronunciation and grammar with the courses that I created. My courses include punctuation, pronunciation, basic grammar, the verb in the present tense, the progressive and emphatic forms, the regular past tense, irregular past tenses, the difference between MAKE and DO, verbs with prepositions, the difference between CAN, MAY, MIGHT and COULD, short answers to questions such as "Yes, I did" and the difference between SAY and TELL. American English is really hard to pronounce. It does not sound like it looks. I have created my own course in pronunciation to make the job much easier. My students have been from Colombia, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is an outline of some of the subjects that I can teach for ESL: (We can cover other subjects instead of these, or in addition to these, if you wish.) Lesson 1: (One hour) Topic 1. The definite article "THE" and when it is used. Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “A” and “ONE.” Practice exercises. Lesson 2: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “MAKE” and “DO.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “SOME” and “ANY.” Practice exercises. Lesson 3: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “SAY” and “TELL.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “AT,” “IN,” “ON.” Practice exercises. Lesson 4: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “CAN” and “MAY.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “EITHER” and “NEITHER.” Practice exercises. Lesson 5: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 6: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 7: (One hour) Topic 1. Question tags, like “ISN’T IT?” Practice

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I started teaching ESL part-time at an international language school several years ago. I have been teaching English as a Second Language since 2005 at a local language school. I can help you with American English pronunciation and grammar with the courses that I created. My courses include punctuation, pronunciation, basic grammar, the verb in the present tense, the progressive and emphatic forms, the regular past tense, irregular past tenses, the difference between MAKE and DO, verbs with prepositions, the difference between CAN, MAY, MIGHT and COULD, short answers to questions such as "Yes, I did" and the difference between SAY and TELL. American English is really hard to pronounce. It does not sound like it looks. I have created my own course in pronunciation to make the job much easier. My students have been from Colombia, Viet Nam, Sri Lanka, France, Russia, India, Germany, Poland, Japan, Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is an outline of some of the subjects that I can teach for ESL: (We can cover other subjects instead of these, or in addition to these, if you wish.) Lesson 1: (One hour) Topic 1. The definite article "THE" and when it is used. Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “A” and “ONE.” Practice exercises. Lesson 2: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “MAKE” and “DO.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “SOME” and “ANY.” Practice exercises. Lesson 3: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “SAY” and “TELL.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “AT,” “IN,” “ON.” Practice exercises. Lesson 4: (One hour) Topic 1. The difference between “CAN” and “MAY.” Practice exercises. Topic 2. The difference between “EITHER” and “NEITHER.” Practice exercises. Lesson 5: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 6: (One hour) Topic 1. The many meanings and uses of the verb “GET.” Practice exercises. Lesson 7: (One hour) Topic 1. Question tags, like “ISN’T IT?” Practice
French,

French

Learn to speak and understand the French language as it is spoken in Paris. I spent 4 years in the capital city of France. I love French culture and language and love sharing them. I have a large number of materials for teaching French, including objects, pictures of objects, and grammar exercises. I recently wrote a book on French expressions, and another on English expressions, written in French for French-speaking.
Italian

Italian

Learn to speak and understand the Italian language. My background is Italian, and I love speaking Italian and traveling to Italy. I spoke Italian as a child. I recently took a trip to Italy to learn something about Italian cooking. I don't really cook well, but I speak Italian well.

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Reviews

Personalized French lessons

Gabe is a knowledgeable and patient teacher. What really sets him apart is his ability to tailor lessons to fit my specific needs. My work often takes me to Francophone Africa, so Gabe takes the time each week to choose topics that are related to Africa and my field of work. He also prepares pronunciation lessons for the sounds that are most difficult for me. If there is ever a specific grammar skill I want to work on, he is always willing to cater a lesson to focus on that skill. If you are open and honest about your strengths, weakness, goals and interests, Gabe will be a great tutor for you!

Rebecca, 8 lessons with Gabriel

Stress-Free Support for my Upcoming Travels

I have had two lessons so far with Gabe as I prepare for a summer vacation to Italy, which will include visits with relatives. I have taken Italian classes in the past, but it was many years ago. Gabe is providing me with a a very comfortable, organized and supportive environment as I work on speaking, reading and writing; and he has provided me with good supportive written materials. He is focusing first on all of the basic vocabulary that I may encounter this summer.

Robin, 25 lessons with Gabriel

Italian lessons with Gabe

Gabe always puts together a lesson that is both instructive and fun. He pus the emphasis on practical usage and stresses conversation and pronunciation. Va bene!!

Ralph, 30 lessons with Gabriel

Very knowledgeable about the Italian language and culture

He taught me how to answer questions in complete sentences. I like that he is very informative about the language itself and explains it with ease.

Adam, 91 lessons with Gabriel

Wonderfully patient and polite

Gabriel has been wonderful. My daughter has enjoyed her afternoon at the kitchen table tutoring with him. She currently has an A in French for her first year as a Junior in HS. Very polite and has a great, gentle, and calm approach.

Veronica, 66 lessons with Gabriel

Great English Tutor

Gabe was very helpful in writing my college level essay. He was also very resourceful and had a great understanding in phycology & helped me complete my assignment. If your struggling with your English paper Gabe would be of great assistance & was very kind & patient. I look forward to are next session.

Lillian, 2 lessons with Gabriel

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