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Arturo Z.

Alto, MI

$45/hour

Real-Life Experienced, Patient and Fun Language Tutor!

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Western Michigan University
Music Performance
New England Conservatory
Other
Roosevelt University
Other

Education

Western Michigan University (Music Performance)

New England Conservatory (Other)

Roosevelt University (Other)

About Arturo

Hello future french speakers and students of language! I am a professional musician and teacher with over ten years of experience. I began my french studies at a community college while still in High School and continued to study alongside music my entire undergraduate life. I have always loved languages and this matched with my love of travel and learning in general has yielded some wonderful experiences. I have also studied spanish and italian so I understand well the challenges (and sometimes shortcuts!) that come with learning second languages. I lived in Geneva, Switzerland (where french is the primary language) and neighboring France for one year while living and working daily in french. My girlfriend is a Swiss writer whose primary language is french as well, so I definitely get my regular dose of french and learn new parts of the language every day.

My teaching style is based on years of private study (as a student) as well as years of teaching children and adults of all ages. My strong points are positive reinforcement, motivation and promoting a safe, fun and empowering environment where confidence and quality are the results. I am happy to tutor all levels and specialize in pronunciation, facility of speech, conversation and francophone culture. I have traveled all over the world and understand the things which are most important for visiting and getting by, so I am also happy to work on "travel french" for those not currently studying along the traditional path to fluency.

I am also happy to work with students on ameliorating their english skills (non-native speakers as well) and developing comfort and confidence for public speaking of any kind.

I maintain a 24-hour cancellation policy but am flexible in general and willing to make exceptions and/or make up lessons for special circumstances. I work from my home and am able to offer other locations and in some cases travel to you or a middle point such as a library.
I look forward to working with you and opening up the wonderful world of french.
A bientôt!
Hello future french speakers and students of language! I am a professional musician and teacher with over ten years of experience. I began my french studies at a community college while still in High School and continued to study Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 18 miles of Alto, MI 49302
English:
English
Language:
French

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Approved subjects

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French

I have a minor in French from Western Michigan University.
I have one year of living/working exclusively in French in Geneva, Switzerland and have daily use for personal and professional relationships. I've been speaking regularly since 2002.

General Music

I have four college degrees and diplomas in music performance on the viola:
Bachelors in Music Performance - Western Michigan University
Graduate Diploma (post-masters level) - New England Conservatory
Performance Diploma (post-masters level) - Roosevelt University
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Viola - Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (Switzerland)

I have also been a professional performer for 12 years and have taught in two highly regarded community music schools as a professor of Viola and Violin: The Merit School of Music in Chicago and the Academy of Music, Grand Rapids. In addition to my formal work as a performer and teacher I have maintained a private studio of adults and children ages 4-55.

Violin

I have four college degrees and diplomas in music performance.
Bachelors in Music Performance - Western Michigan University
Graduate Diploma (post-masters level) - New England Conservatory
Performance Diploma (post-masters level) - Roosevelt University
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Viola - Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève (Switzerland)

I have also been a professional performer for 12 years. I have taught violin in two highly regarded community music schools: The Merit School of Music in Chicago and the Academy of Music, Grand Rapids where I am currently teaching the violin to students aged 6-17. In addition to my formal work as a performer and teacher I have maintained a private studio of adults and children ages 4-55.

My teaching style is based on years using standard school literature, suzuki texts, popular music and my 18 years of experience playing the instrument. I teach the violin through positive reinforcement, realistic goal setting and confidence building.

Western Michigan University
Music Performance
New England Conservatory
Other
Roosevelt University
Other

Education

Western Michigan University (Music Performance)

New England Conservatory (Other)

Roosevelt University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Arturo will travel within 18 miles of Alto, MI 49302.