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Robert W.

Very experienced Latin, Japanese, English, ESL and grammar teacher

Very experienced Latin, Japanese, English, ESL and grammar teacher

$50/hour

  • 421 hours tutoring

  • Raleigh, NC 27607

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Cathy, 57 lessons with Robert

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About Robert


Bio

To all prospective students: I am a very experienced Latin, English grammar, and Japanese teacher. In addition to these, I am very experienced at teaching French and Spanish as well. I am currently tutoring several students in Latin, Grammar, and Japanese, as well as French and Spanish. In addition I am teaching Japanese at a college at the present time.

I give teaching all I have, and I am told by students that my explanations are clear and excellent. If they do not quite understand my...

To all prospective students: I am a very experienced Latin, English grammar, and Japanese teacher. In addition to these, I am very experienced at teaching French and Spanish as well. I am currently tutoring several students in Latin, Grammar, and Japanese, as well as French and Spanish. In addition I am teaching Japanese at a college at the present time.

I give teaching all I have, and I am told by students that my explanations are clear and excellent. If they do not quite understand my explanation the first time, I will come at my explanation in a different way, and always with the greatest patience. It is important to me that students understand absolutely what we are studying before we continue on to the next point and to this end I will do my utmost. I am told by the parents of students and by students themselves that I inspire confidence and a desire to learn. I have also been commended on my patience. Please rest assured that I will give you and/or your son or daughter my very best effort and do my absolute best to make the lesson but enjoyable and extremely productive, two things which I can guarantee. I look forward to working with you.

As for my education, I received my B.A. in Latin and also in French from the University of North Carolina. I received my M.A. in classics (Latin and Greek) from Florida State University.

I lived in Japan for over 20 years and am quite fluent in the language, and while I was there I taught Latin in a university setting. I have also tutored in Japanese, and as noted above, I am currently teaching it at Wake Tech Community College.

I have taught from Latin I all the way through AP with great success. With regard to French, I have taught French I and II. Of course one cannot be successful all the time and when a student is having trouble, I feel that it is in both our interests for me to know why and I work to find out why and to remedy it. I tutor in a way that is both academic and casual at the same time. I work to put the student at ease and seek to inject humor in where necessary. I am a serious teacher but remain lighthearted in the classroom and when tutoring, because I have found this to be the best way to get students to learn and to enjoy learning.

When I am tutoring, I do give homework and I do expect it to be done. As for mistakes that students make, I give them guidance as to what they have done incorrectly in order to get them to understand. In other words, I get students to find their own mistakes and to fix them through my guidance.


Education

University of North Carolina
undergrad
Florida State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/25/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.
French,

French

I studied French extensively in high school and majored in it at the University of North Carolina. I have taught French I and II at the high school level. I also spent time in France. I hope you will consider me as a tutor for your student. Robert W.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught grammar both on the college level in Japan, and here in the United States. I am very experienced in a number of languages, and am considered a grammar teacher whose explanations are easy to understand. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Japanese,

Japanese

I lived in Japan for over twenty years and have become quite good in the language. I am near fluency level. At present I am teaching a popular course in Japanese at Wake Tech. I work to make my approach as interesting as possible, and along the way I introduce cultural elements about Japan. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Latin,

Latin

I have a B.A. in Latin from the University of North Carolina and an M.A. in Classics (both Latin and Greek) from Florida State University. I also have extensive teaching experience in Latin. I am presently tutoring a number of students in Latin and quite successfully. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Spanish

Spanish

I studied Spanish in high school and in college, where I continued to take it, although I did not major in it. Even during that time, having good linguistic abilities and discovering that I had a natural aptitude for teaching. While in Japan I both taught it as a regular class and tutored students who were having difficulty with the language.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught grammar both on the college level in Japan, and here in the United States. I am very experienced in a number of languages, and am considered a grammar teacher whose explanations are easy to understand. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Reading,

Reading

I have several years of experience in helping students with their reading. I talk to each student individually when tutoring and find out from them what they think their difficulties are. Then I have them read to me and then assess where I think their problems lie. Then, step by step, we work together to eliminate those problems.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Acquiring new vocabulary can be a challenging thing for students to handle, but there are ways to go about it that make new words stick in students' minds. My goal is not only to get them to know the meanings of new words, not only to know them passively for reading, but to be able to use them actively in speech. Some of my teaching of vocabulary applies specifically to success on the SAT and related tests, as well as learning new vocabulary for its own sake. I look forward to working with students who wish to empower themselves with new words.
Spelling

English

English,

English

I have had years of experience in teaching English, both tutoring students in basic grammar, in sentence construction, in choosing appropriate words, in correcting common errors, and in avoiding substandard English. This has always been one of my areas of expertise.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught grammar both on the college level in Japan, and here in the United States. I am very experienced in a number of languages, and am considered a grammar teacher whose explanations are easy to understand. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Reading,

Reading

I have several years of experience in helping students with their reading. I talk to each student individually when tutoring and find out from them what they think their difficulties are. Then I have them read to me and then assess where I think their problems lie. Then, step by step, we work together to eliminate those problems.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have had many years of experience teaching TOEFL and have helped many students learn strategies that help them to raise their TOEFL test scores. I have had a good success rate in getting students, in addition to their own knowledge and/or level of English, to be able to go about eliminating incorrect answers, and to come up with the correct answer by the process of elimination combined with their own knowledge. These strategies apply to all aspects of the TOEFL test. I look forward to the opportunity to tutor you.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Acquiring new vocabulary can be a challenging thing for students to handle, but there are ways to go about it that make new words stick in students' minds. My goal is not only to get them to know the meanings of new words, not only to know them passively for reading, but to be able to use them actively in speech. Some of my teaching of vocabulary applies specifically to success on the SAT and related tests, as well as learning new vocabulary for its own sake. I look forward to working with students who wish to empower themselves with new words.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than ten years' experience teaching students to write a paragraph and/or a paper properly. I guide them through the necessary steps to create a logical paragraph. I am able to apply this both to college students and, with patient assistance, to younger students as well.
Spelling

Homeschool

English,

English

I have had years of experience in teaching English, both tutoring students in basic grammar, in sentence construction, in choosing appropriate words, in correcting common errors, and in avoiding substandard English. This has always been one of my areas of expertise.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.
French,

French

I studied French extensively in high school and majored in it at the University of North Carolina. I have taught French I and II at the high school level. I also spent time in France. I hope you will consider me as a tutor for your student. Robert W.
Japanese,

Japanese

I lived in Japan for over twenty years and have become quite good in the language. I am near fluency level. At present I am teaching a popular course in Japanese at Wake Tech. I work to make my approach as interesting as possible, and along the way I introduce cultural elements about Japan. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Reading,

Reading

I have several years of experience in helping students with their reading. I talk to each student individually when tutoring and find out from them what they think their difficulties are. Then I have them read to me and then assess where I think their problems lie. Then, step by step, we work together to eliminate those problems.
Spanish,

Spanish

I studied Spanish in high school and in college, where I continued to take it, although I did not major in it. Even during that time, having good linguistic abilities and discovering that I had a natural aptitude for teaching. While in Japan I both taught it as a regular class and tutored students who were having difficulty with the language.
Writing,

Writing

I have more than ten years' experience teaching students to write a paragraph and/or a paper properly. I guide them through the necessary steps to create a logical paragraph. I am able to apply this both to college students and, with patient assistance, to younger students as well.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.
French,

French

I studied French extensively in high school and majored in it at the University of North Carolina. I have taught French I and II at the high school level. I also spent time in France. I hope you will consider me as a tutor for your student. Robert W.
Japanese,

Japanese

I lived in Japan for over twenty years and have become quite good in the language. I am near fluency level. At present I am teaching a popular course in Japanese at Wake Tech. I work to make my approach as interesting as possible, and along the way I introduce cultural elements about Japan. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Latin,

Latin

I have a B.A. in Latin from the University of North Carolina and an M.A. in Classics (both Latin and Greek) from Florida State University. I also have extensive teaching experience in Latin. I am presently tutoring a number of students in Latin and quite successfully. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Spanish,

Spanish

I studied Spanish in high school and in college, where I continued to take it, although I did not major in it. Even during that time, having good linguistic abilities and discovering that I had a natural aptitude for teaching. While in Japan I both taught it as a regular class and tutored students who were having difficulty with the language.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have had many years of experience teaching TOEFL and have helped many students learn strategies that help them to raise their TOEFL test scores. I have had a good success rate in getting students, in addition to their own knowledge and/or level of English, to be able to go about eliminating incorrect answers, and to come up with the correct answer by the process of elimination combined with their own knowledge. These strategies apply to all aspects of the TOEFL test. I look forward to the opportunity to tutor you.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have had years of experience in teaching English, both tutoring students in basic grammar, in sentence construction, in choosing appropriate words, in correcting common errors, and in avoiding substandard English. This has always been one of my areas of expertise.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.
French,

French

I studied French extensively in high school and majored in it at the University of North Carolina. I have taught French I and II at the high school level. I also spent time in France. I hope you will consider me as a tutor for your student. Robert W.
Japanese,

Japanese

I lived in Japan for over twenty years and have become quite good in the language. I am near fluency level. At present I am teaching a popular course in Japanese at Wake Tech. I work to make my approach as interesting as possible, and along the way I introduce cultural elements about Japan. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Reading,

Reading

I have several years of experience in helping students with their reading. I talk to each student individually when tutoring and find out from them what they think their difficulties are. Then I have them read to me and then assess where I think their problems lie. Then, step by step, we work together to eliminate those problems.
Spanish,

Spanish

I studied Spanish in high school and in college, where I continued to take it, although I did not major in it. Even during that time, having good linguistic abilities and discovering that I had a natural aptitude for teaching. While in Japan I both taught it as a regular class and tutored students who were having difficulty with the language.
Writing

Writing

I have more than ten years' experience teaching students to write a paragraph and/or a paper properly. I guide them through the necessary steps to create a logical paragraph. I am able to apply this both to college students and, with patient assistance, to younger students as well.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have more than twenty years of experience teaching ESL, primarily to Japanese students while living in Japan. Living in the United States, I have taught/tutored students in a variety of languages. I am very experienced and use a variety of methods to engage students. I work to make the subject both pleasurable and instructive.
French,

French

I studied French extensively in high school and majored in it at the University of North Carolina. I have taught French I and II at the high school level. I also spent time in France. I hope you will consider me as a tutor for your student. Robert W.
Japanese,

Japanese

I lived in Japan for over twenty years and have become quite good in the language. I am near fluency level. At present I am teaching a popular course in Japanese at Wake Tech. I work to make my approach as interesting as possible, and along the way I introduce cultural elements about Japan. I hope you will consider my application as a tutor. Robert W.
Reading,

Reading

I have several years of experience in helping students with their reading. I talk to each student individually when tutoring and find out from them what they think their difficulties are. Then I have them read to me and then assess where I think their problems lie. Then, step by step, we work together to eliminate those problems.
Spanish,

Spanish

I studied Spanish in high school and in college, where I continued to take it, although I did not major in it. Even during that time, having good linguistic abilities and discovering that I had a natural aptitude for teaching. While in Japan I both taught it as a regular class and tutored students who were having difficulty with the language.
Writing

Writing

I have more than ten years' experience teaching students to write a paragraph and/or a paper properly. I guide them through the necessary steps to create a logical paragraph. I am able to apply this both to college students and, with patient assistance, to younger students as well.

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

I have had many years of experience teaching TOEFL and have helped many students learn strategies that help them to raise their TOEFL test scores. I have had a good success rate in getting students, in addition to their own knowledge and/or level of English, to be able to go about eliminating incorrect answers, and to come up with the correct answer by the process of elimination combined with their own knowledge. These strategies apply to all aspects of the TOEFL test. I look forward to the opportunity to tutor you.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great first session

My daughter has had one session with Robert and so far so good. She got 105% on her quiz the next day! We look forward to more success with the coming sessions.

Amy, 3 lessons with Robert

Patient and methodical.

My son really enjoyed learning and reviewing with Robert. He has a good rapport with kids and a deep handle on subject matter.

Tom, 3 lessons with Robert

Successful Year!!!

Thanks to Robert and his excellent teaching abilities, my son has ended the year on a very high note in Latin. Robert so good we intend to work with him through out the summer in both Latin and writing. We can't tell you how much we appreciate Roberts knowledge, patience and his flexibility.

Beth, 35 lessons with Robert

Truly cares about his students!!!

My child had a teacher who did not about her success or the success of her classmates. Even after I reached out to the school board little help was offered. My daughter was a senior and needed this class to graduate and maintain her GPA. I am a single parent and have very little extra money, but I knew I had to do what was needed to help my daughter. I found this site and emailed Robert late on a Saturday night. Sunday afternoon Robert called spoke with me and my daughter and agreed to start working with her that Monday. In one conversation Robert showed more concern for my child than her teacher or the school board had in the months that I had been fighting to get my daughter help. With Robert's help she was able to pass and graduate. Robert did more teaching and she did more learning in the six weeks he worked with her, than she had learned all year. Thanks to Robert, Latin is no longer a subject she detests. My daughter started college in the fall and Robert's email and number are saved in her phone. She knows that he will help in any way he can. I really cannot say enough good things about him.

Candi, 6 lessons with Robert

Fantastic Japanese Tutor

Robert W. is a fantastic Japanese tutor. My son enjoys the lessons and has learned a lot. He looks forward to each lesson and enjoys learning about Robert's many years of living in Japan! 5 stars for Robert!

LISA, 16 lessons with Robert

Outstanding Tutor

Robert W. is an outstanding tutor. He is patient and thorough. He makes the lesson fun and takes the time needed for my son to understand. He is very easy to reach and flexible in scheduling. Could not ask for a better teacher. Highly recommended!

Ami, 4 lessons with Robert

Excellent Teacher!

A very excellent Japanese teacher! He has raised my understanding of the Japanese language by leaps and bounds. Learning Japanese from Robert has been a very enjoyable experience. I always learn new words and concepts with every lesson. I feel confident that I will learn Japanese with Robert's teaching and guidance. I look forward to continuing my lessons with him.

Samuel, 20 lessons with Robert

Great tutor!

I'm very glad I found Robert W. to tutor my daughter in Latin. He is very knowledgeable of the Latin language and is very patient. He takes the time to make sure my daughter understands the lesson before moving on, plus encourages her to ask questions.

Lori, 33 lessons with Robert

Extremely flexible, patient and easy to reach.

1/13/2014 It is a very good start with Robert W. My son is happy and looking froward to his next lesson. He is thoughtful and attentive to his student. 1/21/2014 We remain very satisfied and pleased with the progress. My son is staying engaged and excited with Robert W. I strongly recommend him. 2/12/2014 We are very happy and thankful for my son's teacher Robert W. He is very helpful, accommodating and flexible. He gives wonderful feedback which is also a plus for the student.

Israt, 34 lessons with Robert

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