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Douglas H.

Venice, FL

$50/hour

Skilled Language Tutor with Extensive Experience Worldwide

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Very engaging tutor
— Carla, Venice, FL on 9/19/16

$50/Hour


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Georgetown University
Foreign Language

Education

Georgetown University (Foreign Language)

About Douglas


My name is Doug, and I love teaching languages. I am a Venice/Sarasota native. I speak nine languages and have lived in Brazil, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, and around the USA teaching English and other languages (in addition to working as an interpreter and translator). After years of language study, I have managed to "hack" many languages and the processes of learning and teaching them.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language Arts and Literature from Georgetown University's department of Foreign Languages and Literature (conferred May 2008). I am in the process of earning my Alternative Teaching Certification from the State College of Florida for teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language. From 2006-2008, I tutored college and high school students in Arabic, English, and Spanish. From 2008-2009, I taught English as a Second Language to immigrant adults in Washington, DC. From 2010-2013, I taught Arabic, English, French, and Spanish at Acopelo Language School in Salvador, Brazil to students of all ages (youth and adults) and I taught as a private tutor. During the 2014-2015 school year, I taught English Language Arts in the International Baccalaureate program at a high school in Sarasota County, Florida.

I have been teaching languages for eight years and my students affirm that I help them learn their target language far beyond their intended goals. With formal university study of language, I can teach students grammar, reading and writing skills, as well as skills for fluid oral communication (listening and speaking). My teaching style is compassionate and concerned with the students' needs and preferred learning styles. I also have extensive resources and media for language learning (for example: books, grammar resources, music, movies, etc.)

Within minutes of our first class, you will be learning your target material. Contact me today so we can begin your successful and fun language learning journey!

My name is Doug, and I love teaching languages. I am a Venice/Sarasota native. I speak nine languages and have lived in Brazil, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, and around the USA teaching English and other languages (in addition to working as an interpreter and translator). After years of language study, I have managed to "hack" many languages and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Venice, FL 34285
In-person lessons

"Very engaging tutor"

- Carla, Venice, FL on 9/19/16
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Arabic,
ESL/ESOL,
French, Italian, Portuguese,
Spanish, Turkish
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Arabic

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature from Georgetown University (issued May 2008). I studied Arabic grammar, literature, and conversation. I studied Modern Standard Arabic and the Egyptian, Levantine and Moroccan dialects of Arabic. I lived in Fes, Morocco to study Modern Standard Arabic and the Arabic Language Institute of Fes in 2007.

ESL/ESOL

I have over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring ESL.

Portuguese

I formally studied Portuguese for two years at the University of Miami and the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in Salvador, Brazil. I have been teaching and tutoring Portuguese for over seven years. I wrote a 260-page bilingual textbook to teach Brazilian Portuguese to speakers of English and vice versa.

Turkish

I studied Turkish on an intensive level at Dilmer Language School in Istanbul, Turkey during the summer of 2008. I enrolled in this school as part of a FLAS (Foreign Language Area Studies) scholarship that I received from Georgetown University's Department of Eastern European Studies. I lived in Turkey for the summer of 2008 and formally studied Turkish for four hours per day in addition to practicing it regularly with locals.

Georgetown University
Foreign Language

Education

Georgetown University (Foreign Language)

Very engaging tutor

Doug is a very knowledgeable and engaging tutor. My son really enjoys the time they spend together and feels Doug is really helping him understand Spanish.

— Carla, Venice, FL on 9/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Douglas will travel within 25 miles of Venice, FL 34285.