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Rudy D.

Boston, MA

$65/hour

Experienced Professor tutoring Spanish, French, German, ESL, SAT

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University of Nantes, France
German, English
University of Nantes, France
Master's
University of Texas, Austin
PhD

Education

University of Nantes, France (German, English)

University of Nantes, France (Master's)

University of Texas, Austin (PhD)

About Rudy

Hello! My name is Rudy. I am a French native speaker and have been living in the USA since 1999. I hold a Master and a Ph.D. in French Literature, Linguistics and Gender Studies from the University of Texas, from which I also received a teaching award. I also hold a Master in German linguistics, literature and civilization (with honors) from the University of Nantes (France) and Rostock (Germany). I am a university professor and a tutor with 20 years of teaching experience. I have taught literature and languages, French, Spanish, German, A.P. courses and ESL both at the high school and the university levels.

Before moving to the United States in 1999, I taught German at a high school in France for students with learning disabilities. Then, I taught all levels of French (French II through French IV and A.P. French) at a High School in Columbus, GA, while working as a Language Tutor at the Student Guidance Service. At Louisiana Tech University, I taught all levels of French, German and ESL. As a result of my commitment to teaching, I was invited three years in a row to teach French in a Summer Immersion Program for high school and university students at the Université Sainte Anne (Nova Scotia). I have also been teaching Beginning and Intermediate Spanish at Stonehill since 2010. At the University of Texas at Austin, in addition to teaching, I worked on creating material to be used in the first year French and collaborated in the elaboration of Français Interactif, a computer-assisted language learning approach, which won a GALLICO Access to Language Education Award. I contributed to the development of Pause Café by Nora Megharbi, Stephanie Pellet, and Carl Blyth (McGraw-Hill). I edited a French textbook, Français-Monde. At Stonehill, I implemented technology (video making, lecture capture, and eLearn Assessments) to improve both teaching and students’ learning experience in Spanish. I also created a website for my French students to further their four skills while connecting with the material at a personal level. In addition to languages (French, Spanish, German, ESL), I am comfortable preparing students for the T.O.E.F.L exam and teaching them history and writing as my research is highly embedded in history. In fact, I taught graduate English courses at Louisiana Tech University. I am a teacher and a tutor because I have a passion for guiding students through the process of learning, in addition to a passion for the material I present. Feel free to contact me and we can start working together.
Hello! My name is Rudy. I am a French native speaker and have been living in the USA since 1999. I hold a Master and a Ph.D. in French Literature, Linguistics and Gender Studies from the University of Texas, from which I also Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02128
In-person lessons
English:
ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German,
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
Classics, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading

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ESL/ESOL

As a professional linguist, I have taught many languages included ESL/ESOL at levels and for various age groups in several countries (France, Germany and the US). I have a Ph.D in languages from the University of Texas, where I also taught and contributed to creating online language learning plateformes use in many parts of the world (including Hong Kong). I taught ESL/ESOL at Louisiana Tech University where I also taught undergraduate and graduate courses for the English Department.

French

I have taught French for over 16 years in the United States and I also served as faculty at Pacelli High School in Columbus, GA, the University of Texas at Austin, Louisiana Tech University and finally joined Stonehill College in 2010. The students I have taught range in age from 3 to adults. I received a Teaching Award and contributed to the creation of Francais Interactif which won the GALLICO prize. I served as editor for French textbooks such as Français Monde and Pause-Café.

German

In addition of a Master's in German (language, linguistics, literature and civilization), I also have a Ph.D. in languages with a background in linguistics and foreign language education. I grew up spending lot of time in Germany and studied Germanistik in Northern Germany. I taught German both in Europe and in the U.S. I am passionate about the German language and the culture of German speaking countries.

Grammar

With a Ph.D. And two MAs in addition of an English degree, I am a published university professor. I taught several undergraduate and graduate courses for English Departments at several universities. I also contributed to elaboration of several textbooks.

Spanish

I have a Ph.D. with background in linguistics and foreign language education. I taught all levels of Spanish at Stonehill College for several years and I have over 16 years experience of teaching foreign languages. I have successfully sent several students to Spain for a study abroad program.

World History

I have an extensive training in World History as it is part of my research. I taught World Literature at the graduate level, which is strongly embedded in history. I have taught the history of Gender Construction and Identity in France and the Francophone World and in Europe. I have also extensive training in Ancient Greek and Latin. While my dissertation was on the French Revolution, my first Master was on the Weimar Republik and the World War II in Germany. Lately my research and teaching have also included history and literature of French-speaking countries in Africa.

University of Nantes, France
German, English
University of Nantes, France
Master's
University of Texas, Austin
PhD

Education

University of Nantes, France (German, English)

University of Nantes, France (Master's)

University of Texas, Austin (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rudy will travel within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02128.