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Introduction to Portuguese
— Jim, Saint Peters, MO on 1/21/17

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Webster University
University of Cambridge
Graduate Coursework

Education

Webster University

University of Cambridge (Graduate Coursework)

About James

I tutored English as a Second Language students for nearly three years. Most were from Japan and Taiwan, though some were European. I became certified through the University of Cambridge's CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) program in 2011 and am eager to help others learn my native language.

For the past several years, I have been teaching students online. Focusing on meaning, pronunciation, and form of words, I slowly build an understanding of grammar that is natural. I also like students to discover the language for themselves, so guided discovery practices are often employed. I like to help students to see the language relative to their own, or to help them discover the language's patterns.

Having always had a passion for language, I began studying fairly early, studying German when I was 11 years old. I encountered Spanish in high school and continued formal study in college. I now maintain contact with people in both South America and Spain - many of whom do not speak a word of English. While in high school, I took three years of French. When I discovered the root of French was Latin, I devoted much time to independent study. I continued this in college and was asked to substitute teach and tutor Latin. I did so for nearly two years at Webster University in St. Louis.

I have also independently studied many other languages, and while I have yet to master many of them, I understand the difficulties that people face when trying to learn a new language. There's a new vocabulary, new grammar...it's as if you have to reprogram the way you think. Knowing this, and having experience with so many languages, I can help break down the language and explain it in terms that speakers of other languages can understand.
I tutored English as a Second Language students for nearly three years. Most were from Japan and Taiwan, though some were European. I became certified through the University of Cambridge's CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) program in 2011 and am eager to help others learn my native language.

For the past several
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Travels within 20 miles of Saint Peters, MO 63376

"Introduction to Portuguese"

- Jim, Saint Peters, MO on 1/21/17
English:
Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Latin,
Portuguese, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

I have several years' experience tutoring ESL students from a wide range of backgrounds - from Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.

I received my CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults) from the University of Cambridge at International House in San Diego, CA in October of 2011. I look forward to working with you or your student.

Latin

Tutored Latin on both a one-on-one and group basis. Aided the students with their current lessons and provided additional practice materials.
Taught Latin I and Latin II, six to seven 50 minute classes per semester. Planned and taught lessons from Wheelock’s Latin, administered tests, and actively monitored.

Spanish

I have studied Spanish, both formally and informally, for over 10 years. I maintain contact with Spanish-only speakers, as friends and in assisting in translation. With a background in Latin, French, Spanish, and a wife from Brazil, I have much practical experience with the Romance Languages. As a teacher of ESL, primarily to speakers of Portuguese and Spanish, I apply similar methods to English speakers that wish to learn a foreign language.

Webster University
University of Cambridge
Graduate Coursework

Education

Webster University

University of Cambridge (Graduate Coursework)

Introduction to Portuguese

James seems very knowledgeable in Brazilian Portuguese and well as Latin and a couple of other language. He is also very smart about grammar. Not one of my strong suits, but he want me to learn this structure of most languages in order to become fluent in Portuguese. Challenging but I think it will be worth in months from now when I can speck the language better. Glad he's going to be my instructo

— Jim, Saint Peters, MO on 1/21/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Saint Peters, MO 63376.