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PETER V.

Santa Cruz, NM

$35/hour

MOTIVATING, UNDERSTANDING RETIRED FRENCH TEACHER for FRENCH, ENGL

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 5 ratings
A first-rate tutor in every respect
— Don, Santa Fe, NM on 7/1/15

$35/Hour


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Dartmouth College, Hanover NH BA
french
Stanford University
PhD

Education

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH BA (french)

Stanford University (PhD)

About PETER

With forty years experience in teaching and fathering, I never forget that learning takes place in the student's mind, not in mine nor in an empty air space. That mind must be excited and inspired to learn. Being raised speaking only French until the age of seven, I know all the nooks and crannies of the language and can make students laugh and enjoy speaking the tongue of one of the world's most creative people.

My experience in tutoring is extensive. As an undergraduate I worked tutoring French in the language lab at Dartmouth College. I worked during the summer at the Barn Tutoring School on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, later at the Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. My duties as a teaching fellow at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. included many tutoring assignments. I tutored as an graduate student at Stanford University.

For a student who finds a foreign language challenging, motivation is especially essential. In addition to humorous drills, repetition of basic patterns, and individual expression, use of video materials and even hands-on activities (la cuisine francaise) enable the student to learn in a painless and rewarding manner.
With forty years experience in teaching and fathering, I never forget that learning takes place in the student's mind, not in mine nor in an empty air space. That mind must be excited and inspired to learn. Being raised speaking only French until the age of seven, I know all the nooks and crannies of the language and can make students laugh and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Santa Cruz, NM 87567
In-person lessons

"A first-rate tutor in every respect"

- Don, Santa Fe, NM on 7/1/15
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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.

English

l am a native speaker of English. l took at least 10 courses in English as an undergraduate and graduate student. l took the Literacy Volunteers course in ESL teaching. Over the 40 years of my teaching experience, l worked with at least 25 foreign students to improve their command of English.

ESL/ESOL

l took the Literacy Volunteers course in ESL teaching. l worked with at least 25 students in my teaching career to improve their English. l have studied four foreign languages myself and understand by personal experience what is effective and what is not when learning and teaching a foreign language. l speak an unaccented, educated form of American English and am a good language model for an ESL student.

French

I have a PhD in the French language from Stanford University and 45 years of teaching and tutoring.

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH BA
french
Stanford University
PhD

Education

Dartmouth College, Hanover NH BA (french)

Stanford University (PhD)

A first-rate tutor in every respect

Peter's many years of teaching and tutoring students in French allow him to gauge quickly and accurately where a student is in his or her ability to speak the language. It is this experience, I'm sure, that enables Peter to structure sessions that stretch but don't overwhelm, with the result that, at the end of each lesson, I feel as if I've made incremental progress, which in turn strengthens my

— Don, Santa Fe, NM on 7/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

PETER will travel within 25 miles of Santa Cruz, NM 87567.