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Robert B.

Westfield, NJ

$50/hour

Great with kids, recent college grad, English and Spanish tutor

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Background check passed as of 8/31/17
5.0 average from 3 ratings

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Villanova University
English, Spanish

Education

Villanova University (English, Spanish)

About Robert

I graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a double major in English in Spanish. I was in the honor's society for both majors. I have experience translating between English lawyers and law students and Spanish-speaking clients in New York City, the Philadelphia area, and in Texas. I spent the last school year as an Assistant English teacher in a public school in Spain teaching students age 3-11 English as a foreign language.

As a teacher I love working with students of all different levels, identifying the best way for the student to learn to topic, and finally seeing them understand. There is a moment when you can see the understanding finally flash across the students face that is truly rewarding. I truly enjoy working out ways to explain the subject, using relatable examples, and most importantly making sure that the student knows they are in a relaxed and comfortable situation where learning comes naturally and not without some fun.

My whole life I have loved the English language, reading, writing, speaking, and I pursued that when it came to my further education.
Teaching English in a public school in Spain I learned how to make students care about the subject, how to work with a very wide range of students, and most importantly how to insure that all of these students, no matter their level of proficiency or interest, were learning.
In college I spent a lot of time analyzing literature and writing about it. I am very experienced at finding a way to formulate arguments about literature, making it workable, and eventually writing strong essays about it. I can help students understand what they have read, order their thoughts, and ultimate write decisively about it.

I started learnign Spanish in school at the age of 8. I was immediately obsessed with the thought of speaking another language and spent tons of energy trying to learn it. By the age of 12 or 13 I could easily hold a conversation in Spanish. In high school I worked in a restaurant where I spoke Spanish every day, and I continued to take honors and AP classes in school. I chose to major in Spanish along with my English major and spent 4 more years not only studying hard but also putting my skills to the test interpreting and translating in high-stress situations in two internships during my time in college. Recently I lived in Madrid, Spain for a year where my fluency was solidified and locals were suprised to learn that Spanish was not my first language.
I cherish the opportunity to pass on my love for the language and to help students learn the language and learn its beauty and usefulness in today's world.

Students of all ages looking for help with English homework, reading comprehension, essay writing, vocabulary, proofreading, grammar, English as a Second Language, or anything else, and looking for a energetic and engaging young tutor for help, please contact me.
Spanish students from just "Hola" to conversational, to near-fluency or fluency, I can help with all ages and ranges of proficiency. It can be very difficult to come to think in another language and understand its tendencies and various uses, I have experience with all the difficulties of learning the language and love explaining ways to understand it and techniques to always keep it fresh in your mind.
I graduated cum laude from Villanova University with a double major in English in Spanish. I was in the honor's society for both majors. I have experience translating between English lawyers and law students and Spanish-speaking clients in New York City, the Philadelphia area, and in Texas. I spent the last school year as an Assistant English Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Westfield, NJ 07090
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
ESL/ESOL

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English

I studied English in college, and am well-versed in analytical writing, reading comprehension, and general English topics. I am very enthusiastic about the subject and look forward to working with you or your child to improve any English-related areas.

ESL/ESOL

I spent a year teaching elementary students English in Spain. I engage students through many different techniques and have experience in front of the class and 1 on 1.

Grammar

I spent 4 years of college writing analytical essays where grammar is essential. I also spent a year teaching ESL in Spain where grammar is a key aspect of the teaching.

Literature

I studied not only English but Spanish literature as well in college. I am a voracious reader and am well-versed in and passionate about a wide variety of literature.

Spanish

Since a young age learning Spanish was a passion of mine. I studied high-level Spanish in high school and college and also lived in Madrid, Spain for a year. I have experience interpreting and translating in high-stress legal environments, but also love nothing more than just to chat in Spanish. Let me share the enthusiasm that helped me become fluent with you or your child.

Villanova University
English, Spanish

Education

Villanova University (English, Spanish)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Robert will travel within 15 miles of Westfield, NJ 07090.