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Angelo D.

Washington, DC

$25/hour

A Polyglot Eager to Teach Foreign Languages!

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/21/16
5.0 average from 29 ratings
Very prepared and tailored to your needs
— Edith, Washington, DC on 6/9/17

$25/Hour


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BA, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
International Affairs and Anthropology

Education

BA, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (International Affairs and Anthropology)

About Angelo

Being able to teach students and pass on the same passion for languages that I have is a gift that I want to use. Ever since I began learning languages four and a half years ago, I have been coming to understand the world in a more full way, seeing how people from different cultures can learn about each other and accept differences.

During my years of language study, I have learned Italian, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Greek, and Modern Standard Arabic. I have visited Italy three times and will be visiting Russia as well as living in Italy for the first time during the summer of 2017. I have a good understanding of the culture(s) associated with each of these languages, and am ready to teach that knowledge to help students better understand their language. Culture helps students to see why some things exist in the speech of the language they are studying, and is an essential part of learning to the best of one's ability. Having previously received a 780 of 800 on the Italian SAT II an a 700 of 800 on the Spanish SAT II, I am particularly well-versed in reading-comprehension. At my university, I also run a student organization specifically for helping students learn languages, at which I give presentations on topics that one could use to improve each aspect involved during the learning process.

My teaching and tutoring style is very practice-based and could be considered a "reverse-classroom" style of teaching. During lessons I prefer to spend less time on repeating points about grammar and instead give exercises and conversation practice so that the student can naturally absorb how the language is used. This style is most useful for people hoping to use the language in-country, but has many other applications in real life as well. I periodically assess progress and give assignments or practice centered around improving the student's weakest areas. I try to answer any questions a student has to the best of my ability, and am also willing to teach almost strictly grammar if that is the student's weakest point.

Having helped foreigners for four years as my language exchange partners, I am versed in the types of difficulties that people of many different language backgrounds have with English. In addition, I have volunteered helping Hispanic immigrants learn English that they could use in daily life which has given me further knowledge of what can be considered useful for students to learn for vocabulary. I know the workings of English grammar and can explain rules in the context of the native language of different people.

As a student who has learned seven languages through self-study, I recognize the different ways that people may learn a language best and can mold their preferences to lessons that can effectively improve that students' proficiency. No matter whether a student does best with auditory or visual prompts, I can find a way to help them progress on that track. I do best with high school and college students or adults, and I teach and tutor in Italian and Spanish evening classes at Fluent City in Washington, D.C. based on conversational practice and enrichment of vocabulary.

I currently charge $25/h for online sessions and am typically available evenings during weekdays and most of the day on weekends, Eastern Standard Time.

As a polyglot and aspiring presenter on language learning, I understand the importance of connections between people. Feel free to contact with any questions and inquiries about scheduling and lessons. I can't wait to hear from you!
Being able to teach students and pass on the same passion for languages that I have is a gift that I want to use. Ever since I began learning languages four and a half years ago, I have been coming to understand the world in a more full way, seeing how people from different cultures can learn about each other and accept differences.
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

I offer a free consultation where we can discuss your goals, strengths and weaknesses before the first lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Washington, DC 20037
Background Check: Passed

"Very prepared and tailored to your needs"

- Edith, Washington, DC on 6/9/17

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Rahul, Atlanta, GA on 12/5/16

"Angelo is great"

- Anahita, Washington, DC on 11/8/16
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Italian, Russian,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Russian

At The George Washington University, I completed a 4th-year Russian course with an A, and tested into the Advanced-Low category by a certified interviewer from the ACTFL. I have been speaking with Russian friends daily for over three years and have experience helping students at my university in lower levels of Russian to study for exams by explaining grammar and providing useful vocabulary. In tutoring, I focus on practice with conversation and can aptly help a student to be more confident in speaking while helping them gain an understanding about grammar and the mechanics of Russian as well.

BA, The George Washington University, Washington, DC
International Affairs and Anthropology

Education

BA, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (International Affairs and Anthropology)

Very prepared and tailored to your needs

Angelo takes the time to curate materials for you ahead of time, and is very perceptive to what you need to learn, and what your current level is. I definitely recommend him!

— Edith, Washington, DC on 6/9/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $25.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

I offer a free consultation where we can discuss your goals, strengths and weaknesses before the first lesson.

Travel policy

Angelo will travel within 2 miles of Washington, DC 20037.