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Manhattan College (Bronx, NY) (Romance Languages)
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (Master's)
New York University (Other)
I've had over 25 years experience working as a tutor, teacher, translator, and interpreter of Romance Languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, and Latin. In this capacity, my employment has been with very diverse organizations and companies: the America-Italy Society, the New York Public Library, the H.W. Wilson Publishing Company, and ABC Translating and Interpreting Services. As a private tutor, I've worked with elementary school students as well as PhD candidates all looking to learn and perfect their language skills. I even worked with opera singers in the Metropolitan Opera Chorus. At this point in time, I work completely freelance for private tutoring and translating and will gladly come to your home or meet with you in a designated public space. Thank you for taking the time to read my entry. I've had over 25 years experience working as a tutor, teacher, translator, and interpreter of Romance Languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, and … Read more
Joseph is a terrific instructor with great knowledge of the subject matter. Our son benefits greatly from his instruction.
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I have been involved in music for more than forty years first as a choir boy then as an organist. I've sung as a boy soprano and have gone down the vocal range to bass/baritone. I have a degree in music and a specialization in sight singing and ear training using the solfeggio/fixed do system.
As a speaker of several Romance languages, (Spanish, Italian, and French), I am aware of the pitfalls speakers of these languages have in English and have been very well equipped to help them learn English. In addition, over many years, I have tutored and helped speakers of highly diverse linguistic groups such as Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and German.
I love teaching grammatical analysis. I help you to identify all parts of speech and do a visual diagram of entire sentences. After a few lessons you will be able to specify what function a word plays in any sentence from comic book to scholarly journal style.
My music theory lessons are based on the concept of integrative theory which encompasses form, counterpoint, as well as theory thus providing a solid basis for formal and harmonic analysis.
I teach proofreading from grammatical, orthographic, stylistic, and contextual perspectives.
Depending on the student, I start with the classics of the literary novel and branch off into poetry, drama, non-fiction, and even some technical writing to gain a facility with reading comprehension.
I have been involved in music for more than forty years first as a choir boy then as an organist. I've sung as a boy soprano and have gone down the vocal rangte to bass/bartione. I have a degree in music and a specialization in sight singing and ear training using the solfeggio/fixed do system.
I introduce vocabulary together with word etymology and alternate contextual meanings. I let students write creative sentences using newly learned vocabulary to reinforce learning.
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