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Josh D.

Albany, NY

$55/hour

Spanish (Any) French (Beginner-Advanced) & Italian (Beginner-Advanced)

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University at Albany (SUNY)
SpanishItalianFrench
University at Albany (SUNY)
Master's

Education

University at Albany (SUNY) (SpanishItalianFrench)

University at Albany (SUNY) (Master's)

About Josh

I am highly interested in language and helping others learn languages. I've been studying Spanish for 12 years and have enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) every minute of it. I studied French for three years at the college level, as well as Italian for three years at the college level, where I turned both into majors. I have helped other students with languages both in high school and here at the University at Albany. I currently teach Beginning level Spanish courses here at the University at Albany (SUNY). I have learned different ways to teach the material to different types of learners. I am stronger in Spanish but I am confident in my French and Italian skills as well. I am willing to help in any way that I can with people that are learning these languages at any level. I have taken numerous courses in linguistics that have brought insight on teaching foreign languages to native English speakers, avoiding common spoken mistakes as well as structural mistakes. I am ready to take on any kind of teaching, may it be just teaching reading and writing, or practice with speaking. I am willing to work with people that have no background in the language at all or that have some education in the language. I am willing to also help, in any way that I can, bilinguals that want to learn how to read and write in Spanish, Italian and/or French. I am highly interested in language and helping others learn languages. I've been studying Spanish for 12 years and have enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) every minute of it. I studied Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Albany, NY 12203
Language:
French,
Italian,
Spanish

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French

I have a BA in French studies from SUNY Albany. I created my own major after the school cut the regular French Major. I have taken plenty of linguistics classes and classes that prepare you for teaching French to other people (such as the French cuisine class where we had to teach the class how to make a French dish in French, or the French Conversations course where we had to teach the class, only using French, something that we knew, in my case I taught the class basic Spanish using French). I have also helped other students with studying for French and helped explain concepts to them that they didn't understand from class.

Italian

I graduated with a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Italian Studies from SUNY Albany. I have taken all of the Italian language courses offered here at Albany and have taken some of the cultural classes as well. I also have a solid knowledge of linguistics and have some knowledge as to correcting common errors made by native English speakers when speaking foreign languages.

Spanish

I have a BA in Spanish (Language concentration) from the University at Albany (SUNY). I have been studying Spanish since middle school (so I have been studying Spanish for 12 years). I also did a program through SUNY Albany where a group of us college students (2-3) would go to an elementary school (in Vorheesville, NY) to teach a group of 25 students between the ages of 8 and 11 (grades 3-5). I have helped other students with Spanish through after school tutoring in high school and through review sessions in college. I currently teach introductory level Spanish courses at the University at Albany (SUNY) as well.

University at Albany (SUNY)
SpanishItalianFrench
University at Albany (SUNY)
Master's

Education

University at Albany (SUNY) (SpanishItalianFrench)

University at Albany (SUNY) (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Josh will travel within 40 miles of Albany, NY 12203.