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Barry S.

Minneapolis, MN

$55/hour

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

1250+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/17/16
5.0 average from 169 ratings
Very professional, dedicated tutor!
— Heidi, Minneapolis, MN on 9/2/16

$55/Hour


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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, 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
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55410
Background Check: Passed

"Very professional, dedicated tutor!"

- Heidi, Minneapolis, MN on 9/2/16

"Fantastic"

- John, Minneapolis, MN on 9/4/16

"excellent tutor in ESL"

- Lizhe, Minneapolis, MN on 8/16/16

"Delightful 1st Meeting"

- Cher, Eden Prairie, MN on 7/20/16

"Italian lesson with Barry"

- Mike, Minneapolis, MN on 5/29/16

"Very patient and knowledgeable"

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

"Excellent Tutor!"

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

"A Transformative Experience"

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

"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

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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)

Very professional, dedicated tutor!

Barry is currently working with our company as an English Tutor for our Field Service Engineers. Because our Engineers work remotely across the U.S., Barry conducts the 1:1 sessions through Skype. He is such an outstanding, dedicated tutor! Barry has a clear voice which is perfect when helping the students with pronunciations and other verbal communication skills. He is very creative with his 1:1

— Heidi, Minneapolis, MN on 9/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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