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Camilo F.

Brooklyn, NY

$50/hour

Experienced Tutor of French and Spanish Languages

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 36 ratings
Great tutor and person.
— Philip, Hillsboro, OR on 4/9/13

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Reed College
French
New York University (NYU)
Master's

Education

Reed College (French)

New York University (NYU) (Master's)

About Camilo

My name is Camilo and I want to help students of French and Spanish using fun and effective tutoring methods.

Currently a French teacher at NYU, I am a native speaker of Spanish and have lived for extended periods in Latin America. I have also lived and studied in France. I am deeply interested in language learning and favor a didactic style that brings this enthusiasm to my students. Having attended a typical high school, I am sensitive to the notion that language learning is all dry memorization. However, I believe the learning process can be facilitated and enlivened with drawings, humorous examples and fun exercises, along with traditional materials.

Experience:
I have several years of experience tutoring Spanish with Wyzant in Portland, San Francisco and Brooklyn. This year, I am teaching French at NYU after a year in France teaching English. I worked for 2 years as a volunteer ESL teacher in the VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project in Portland, OR.

Approach:
My tutoring style reflects the needs of the student. Once the goals of the student have been established (greater conversational fluency, grade improvement, proofreading, reading help, etc.), 1 or 2 sessions may be necessary to assess problem areas, and what kinds of material are needed. If the student has a basic text or grammar, I will use this as a starting point, but I almost always provide my own material or use my own textbooks.

I believe that for students of all ages, the biggest hurdle is engaging attention. As often as possible, I keep students working on examples and games, and reading exercises out loud. I also encourage finding linkages between coursework and the student's own experience in order to make lessons more interesting.
My name is Camilo and I want to help students of French and Spanish using fun and effective tutoring methods.

Currently a French teacher at NYU, I am a native speaker of Spanish and have lived for extended periods in
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11233
In-person lessons

"Great tutor and person."

- Philip, Hillsboro, OR on 4/9/13

"Patient and knowledgeable"

- Jeff, Portland, OR on 8/25/11

"Great Tutor"

- Ron, Lake Oswego, OR on 7/8/11
Language:
French,
Spanish

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French

NYU French Phd candidate. I lived 2 years in France and have taught French language for over 8 years.

Spanish

I am a native speaker (Chile). I have taught Spanish language at university level and have over 8 years tutoring experience.

Reed College
French
New York University (NYU)
Master's

Education

Reed College (French)

New York University (NYU) (Master's)

Great tutor and person. — Camilo is a very friendly and great tutor. He helped me with anything I had questions about. Grammar, translations, reading. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in learning or improving their Spanish. ...

— Philip, Hillsboro, OR on 4/9/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Camilo will travel within 7 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11233.