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Brian G.

Patient and Knowledgeable Ivy League Foreign Language Tutor

Patient and Knowledgeable Ivy League Foreign Language Tutor

$40/hour

  • 27 hours tutoring

  • Somerville, MA 02144

About Brian


Bio

I have been teaching and tutoring since I graduated from Brown University in 2013 and realized I could share my love of languages, and get paid to do it! In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and since then I've taught ESL in Boston, Massachusetts and Moscow, Russia. In addition, I served as interim Latin teacher at a New Hampshire boarding school from 2014-2015.

As I've tutored various subjects and used the communicative method to teach...

I have been teaching and tutoring since I graduated from Brown University in 2013 and realized I could share my love of languages, and get paid to do it! In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and since then I've taught ESL in Boston, Massachusetts and Moscow, Russia. In addition, I served as interim Latin teacher at a New Hampshire boarding school from 2014-2015.

As I've tutored various subjects and used the communicative method to teach languages over the years, I've seen again and again the success and confidence that results from eliciting responses from students and patiently working through material with them. I've been exposed to many different teaching methods and styles during my time studying various languages, living and dead, both in formal classroom situations and on my own, and I've tried to take the best of what I've seen and incorporate it into my own methods and recommendations for how students should study.

Two things that have always come naturally to me are languages and standardized tests, and while I have a passion for the former, I also enjoy approaching test problems as puzzles and find satisfaction in sharing the techniques that helped me succeed with others.


Education

Brown University
Linguistics, Classics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Somerville, MA 02144
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Chinese,

Chinese

I studied Chinese for one year in high school, two years in college, and also spent a summer in Beijing studying Chinese intensively. I've had many different instructors and used different textbooks, so I've seen material presented in different ways. I know what worked for me, what worked for my classmates and what didn't really work for anyone. I have also done some tutoring in Chinese online.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I received 120 hours of classroom instruction in teaching English, created and implemented 6 lesson plans using my own material, observed colleagues teaching and participated in feedback sessions. Since then I have taught in-person and online group and 1-on-1 ESL lessons. In my most recent ESL position in Moscow, Russia, I taught adults, teenagers and young learners with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, both in groups and 1-on-1.
German,

German

I studied German for four years in high school and also in college. I scored a 5 on the German AP and in the 99th percentile on the AATG National German Exam. I have spent around two months total in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Latin,

Latin

I recently served as an interim Latin teacher at a boarding school in New Hampshire, where I taught all four levels of Latin offered. Authors I taught included Vergil, Caesar and Suetonius. I studied Latin for four years in high school and also in college. I scored an 800 on the Latin SAT II, and tutored Latin senior year of high school. I've studied the Aeneid and Petronius in depth, plus some Catullus, Horace, Ovid, Cicero, and various medieval Latin authors. I participated in a weekly spoken Latin group senior year and am currently in a conversational Latin group with other teachers and have recently begun teaching conversational Latin.
Russian,

Russian

I spent the last year teaching ESL in Russia, where I got a chance to improve both my teaching methods and my knowledge of Russian. Before that I studied Russian for two years in college, and was consistently near the top of my class. I had three different instructors, so I've seen material presented in different ways. I know what worked for me, what worked for my classmates and what didn't really work for anyone.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I received 120 hours of classroom instruction in teaching English, created and implemented 6 lesson plans using my own material, observed colleagues teaching and participated in feedback sessions. Since then I have taught in-person and online group and 1-on-1 ESL lessons. In my most recent ESL position in Moscow, Russia, I taught adults, teenagers and young learners with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, both in groups and 1-on-1.
Grammar, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

History

Classics

Classics

I majored in Classics at Brown University. In addition to classes in Latin and Ancient Greek, I studied Greek History, Greek Mythology, and more.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I received 120 hours of classroom instruction in teaching English, created and implemented 6 lesson plans using my own material, observed colleagues teaching and participated in feedback sessions. Since then I have taught in-person and online group and 1-on-1 ESL lessons. In my most recent ESL position in Moscow, Russia, I taught adults, teenagers and young learners with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, both in groups and 1-on-1.
SAT Math

Language

Chinese,

Chinese

I studied Chinese for one year in high school, two years in college, and also spent a summer in Beijing studying Chinese intensively. I've had many different instructors and used different textbooks, so I've seen material presented in different ways. I know what worked for me, what worked for my classmates and what didn't really work for anyone. I have also done some tutoring in Chinese online.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I received 120 hours of classroom instruction in teaching English, created and implemented 6 lesson plans using my own material, observed colleagues teaching and participated in feedback sessions. Since then I have taught in-person and online group and 1-on-1 ESL lessons. In my most recent ESL position in Moscow, Russia, I taught adults, teenagers and young learners with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, both in groups and 1-on-1.
German,

German

I studied German for four years in high school and also in college. I scored a 5 on the German AP and in the 99th percentile on the AATG National German Exam. I have spent around two months total in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Latin,

Latin

I recently served as an interim Latin teacher at a boarding school in New Hampshire, where I taught all four levels of Latin offered. Authors I taught included Vergil, Caesar and Suetonius. I studied Latin for four years in high school and also in college. I scored an 800 on the Latin SAT II, and tutored Latin senior year of high school. I've studied the Aeneid and Petronius in depth, plus some Catullus, Horace, Ovid, Cicero, and various medieval Latin authors. I participated in a weekly spoken Latin group senior year and am currently in a conversational Latin group with other teachers and have recently begun teaching conversational Latin.
Russian

Russian

I spent the last year teaching ESL in Russia, where I got a chance to improve both my teaching methods and my knowledge of Russian. Before that I studied Russian for two years in college, and was consistently near the top of my class. I had three different instructors, so I've seen material presented in different ways. I know what worked for me, what worked for my classmates and what didn't really work for anyone.

Math

SAT Math

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I received 120 hours of classroom instruction in teaching English, created and implemented 6 lesson plans using my own material, observed colleagues teaching and participated in feedback sessions. Since then I have taught in-person and online group and 1-on-1 ESL lessons. In my most recent ESL position in Moscow, Russia, I taught adults, teenagers and young learners with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, both in groups and 1-on-1.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I received 120 hours of classroom instruction in teaching English, created and implemented 6 lesson plans using my own material, observed colleagues teaching and participated in feedback sessions. Since then I have taught in-person and online group and 1-on-1 ESL lessons. In my most recent ESL position in Moscow, Russia, I taught adults, teenagers and young learners with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, both in groups and 1-on-1.

Summer

Chinese,

Chinese

I studied Chinese for one year in high school, two years in college, and also spent a summer in Beijing studying Chinese intensively. I've had many different instructors and used different textbooks, so I've seen material presented in different ways. I know what worked for me, what worked for my classmates and what didn't really work for anyone. I have also done some tutoring in Chinese online.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

In 2014, I completed a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). I received 120 hours of classroom instruction in teaching English, created and implemented 6 lesson plans using my own material, observed colleagues teaching and participated in feedback sessions. Since then I have taught in-person and online group and 1-on-1 ESL lessons. In my most recent ESL position in Moscow, Russia, I taught adults, teenagers and young learners with levels ranging from beginner to advanced, both in groups and 1-on-1.
German,

German

I studied German for four years in high school and also in college. I scored a 5 on the German AP and in the 99th percentile on the AATG National German Exam. I have spent around two months total in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Russian,

Russian

I spent the last year teaching ESL in Russia, where I got a chance to improve both my teaching methods and my knowledge of Russian. Before that I studied Russian for two years in college, and was consistently near the top of my class. I had three different instructors, so I've seen material presented in different ways. I know what worked for me, what worked for my classmates and what didn't really work for anyone.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

SAT Math, SAT Writing

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Great Latin Tutoring

Thanks Brian for helping to shore up vocabulary and grammar skills needed for Latin 2. Your expertise and patience are appreciated. Look forward to next lesson.

Tammy, 5 lessons with Brian

Knowledgeable and creative tutor

It was my first meeting with Brian. He is very oriented on the student's unique need. His extensive tutoring experience allows him to come up with interesting ideas in planning lessons.

Galina, 7 lessons with Brian

$40/hour

Brian G.

$40/hour

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