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Rafal L.

Villa Park, IL

$50/hour

Polish and German tutoring by Captain

4.8 average from 8 ratings
Patient and understanding
— Merit, Chicago, IL on 3/9/16

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Land Forces Academy
Management
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
MBA

Education

Land Forces Academy (Management)

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) (MBA)

About Rafal

I'm a former Army Captain and MBA with diversified experience and a history of driving results.

I specialize in tutoring Polish and German. I’ve been tutoring on and off from 1997. My native language is Polish and I’m also fluent in German. Since I was a child I always wanted to learn other languages and I know how much it takes to speak one.

I’m enjoying working with young/older people and have a strong desire to both learn and teach. I have superior people, oral and written communication skills and maintain a quality learning environment. I’m creative, dependable and represent commitment to excellence, high-stress tolerance and humor. During my professional career, I’ve been teaching private lessons, I helped my friends and coworkers in the military as a volunteer, and I was also working as a professional simultaneous interpreter and translator.

One of my goals is to make students motivated and interested in learning a new language. How do I do it? Very simple. I introduce you to the basics of a target language’s vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture. From the beginning I put emphasis to conversational survival skills. As you progress, I teach increasingly complex vocabulary, grammar structures, and oral and written skills. Later on I may also introduce you to written works that include authentic materials such as newspapers, advertisements, and brochures.

Last, but not least I’m very flexible. If you have a special needs or struggle with some materials and would like to spend more time on it, I will be more than happy to do it. If you need to reschedule the class I request 24 hours’ notice.

Remember - Your wish is my desire! I look forward to hearing from you.
I'm a former Army Captain and MBA with diversified experience and a history of driving results.

I specialize in tutoring Polish and German. I’ve been tutoring on and
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Villa Park, IL 60181
Background Check: Passed

"Patient and understanding"

- Merit, Chicago, IL on 3/9/16

"Rafal is great."

- Charles, Berkeley, CA on 10/16/15
English:
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
German,
Polish,
TOEFL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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German

I specialize in tutoring Polish and German. I’ve been tutoring on and off from 1997. My native language is Polish and I’m also fluent in German. I have the Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (ZMP) Certificate and also Language Certificate Level 4 - Expert according to NATO STANAG 6001 in German.
I’m enjoying working with young/older people and have a strong desire to both learn and teach. I have superior people, oral and written communication skills and maintain a quality learning environment. I’m creative, dependable and represent commitment to excellence, high-stress tolerance and humor. During my professional career I’ve been teaching private lessons, I helped my friends and coworkers in military - as a volunteer, and I was also working as a professional simultaneous interpreter and translator.

One of my goals is to make students motivated and interested in learning a new language. How do I do it? Very simple. I introduce students to the basics of a target language’s vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture. From the beginning I put emphasis to conversational survival skills. As you progress, I teach increasingly complex vocabulary, grammar structures, and oral and written skills. Later on I may also introduce students to written works that include authentic materials such as newspapers, advertisements, and brochures.
Last, but not least I’m very flexible. If students have special needs or struggle with some materials and would to spend more time on it I will be more than happy to do it. If they need to reschedule the class I request the 24 hours’ notice.

Polish

I specialize in tutoring Polish and German. I’ve been tutoring on and off from 1997. My native language is Polish and I’m also fluent in German. I was born in Poland and lived there for 33 years. I graduated from the Polish High School and I've got my Bachelor degree form Polish College.
Since I was a child I always wanted to learn other languages and I know how much it takes to speak one.
I’m enjoying working with young/older people and have a strong desire to both learn and teach. I have superior people, oral and written communication skills and maintain a quality learning environment. I’m creative, dependable and represent commitment to excellence, high-stress tolerance and humor. During my professional career I’ve been teaching private lessons, I helped my friends and coworkers in military - as a volunteer, and I was also working as a professional simultaneous interpreter and translator.
One of my goals is to make students motivated and interested in learning a new language. How do I do it? Very simple. I introduce students to the basics of a target language’s vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and culture. From the beginning I put emphasis to conversational survival skills. As you progress, I teach increasingly complex vocabulary, grammar structures, and oral and written skills. Later on I may also introduce students to written works that include authentic materials such as newspapers, advertisements, and brochures.
Last, but not least I’m very flexible. If students have special needs or struggle with some materials and would to spend more time on it I will be more than happy to do it. If they need to reschedule the class I request the 12 hours’ notice.
REMEMBER - Your wish is my desire!!!

TOEFL

TOEFL exam was on of the toughest exams in my life. In order to pass it I was digging very deep to learn all the secrets and tricks. You need to remember that in order to pass any exam - knowledge sometimes is not enough. You have to learn a correct approach.
I'm willing to share my knowledge with you.
Next step is up to you - Make the right decision and you won't regret. Now or Never!!!

Land Forces Academy
Management
Naval Postgraduate School (NPS)
MBA

Education

Land Forces Academy (Management)

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) (MBA)

Patient and understanding — Rafal determined my level of knowledge and then proceeded to build from there with his tutoring approach. Rafal was also patient and understanding when I struggled with the material. I would highly recommend Rafal as a tutor. ...

— Merit, Chicago, IL on 3/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rafal will travel within 40 miles of Villa Park, IL 60181.