Over 300 tutoring hours

Barry S.

Minneapolis, MN

$50/hour

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor in ESL, French, Italian and Reading

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 80 ratings
A Transformative Experience
— Assen, Minneapolis, MN on 10/5/15

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University of Minnesota
French Bachelor's Degree
University of Minnesota
Master's
Hunter College in New York City
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Minnesota (French Bachelor's Degree)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

Hunter College in New York City (Graduate Coursework)

About Barry

I am a skilled and patient tutor in English As A Second Language, French, Italian, Reading and Handwriting.

I lived for two years in Paris and have traveled extensively in France and Italy.

I earned a Master's Degree in French and English at the University of Minnesota and taught beginning French as a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota. I also studied Italian at the University of Minnesota and with a private Italian tutor from Berlitz.

I was awarded a French Government Assistantship to teach English conversation in a Paris lycee for two years and I completed my French studies at the Sorbonne during this time.

I love teaching and enjoy seeing a student progress in their skills in speaking English and/or French, Italian and reading.

I am a "people person" and very much enjoy meeting and working with new people in a professional capacity.

For 28 years, I have been a Trip Director with a large incentive travel company and have traveled the world, operating incentive travel programs on-site for Fortune 500 companies. I've done more than 400 travel programs.

I would love to work with you or yours, helping you to master either the English or French or Italian language. I know you will find me friendly, patient and full of energy. I will be very goal-driven in assisting you in your studies.

I would look forward to meeting you and offering my professional tutoring skills. Thank you! With best wishes,

Barry S.
I am a skilled and patient tutor in English As A Second Language, French, Italian, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55410
In-person lessons

"A Transformative Experience"

- Assen, Minneapolis, MN on 10/5/15

"Very patient and knowledgeable"

- Joy, Hopkins, MN on 3/5/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Farah, Burnsville, MN on 3/1/16

"Enthusiastic"

- Emma, Saint Paul, MN on 8/1/15

"Bringing back the love of learning"

- Kari, Minneapolis, MN on 2/16/15
Barry replied on 2/17/2015

Hello Kari, What a wonderful and thoughtful review. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. I hope that I can live up to your praise. I look forward to working with Sam this week and I know that he will enjoy studying French and becoming confident of his abilities in French.

"Loves teaching French!"

- Dean, Minneapolis, MN on 7/14/13

"A great French tutor"

- Neal, Minneapolis, MN on 7/12/13

"Great tutor!"

- Bill, Minneapolis, MN on 6/22/13

"Very Engaging!"

- Stephanie, Rosemount, MN on 6/19/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Italian, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Handwriting,
Reading

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Handwriting

I have studied calligraphy at Reed College In Portland, Oregon. My professor was Lloyd J. Reynolds, an authority on the history of calligraphy and handwriting. I use the Florentine alphabet and use an osmiroid pen to do calligraphy. Everyone comments on my handwriting and I like teaching handwriting to children.

University of Minnesota
French Bachelor's Degree
University of Minnesota
Master's
Hunter College in New York City
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Minnesota (French Bachelor's Degree)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

Hunter College in New York City (Graduate Coursework)

A Transformative Experience — Studying French with Barry is a transformative experience. His encyclopedic knowledge of French geography and culture turns each lesson into a trip in its own right. He engages the student from the moment he steps into the house and maintains their undivided attention throughout the entire session. My teenage daughter is absolutely fascinated by the experience. ...

— Assen, Minneapolis, MN on 10/5/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Barry will travel within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55410.