Bilingual teacher w/ 30yrs of experience. Can tutor many subjects
Bilingual teacher w/ 30yrs of experience. Can tutor many subjects
My name is John and I have been a teacher for more than 30 years. During that time I have taught in two languages, English and Spanish, and in three countries, the United States, Germany, and Spain. I have taught Social Studies to grades 7 to 12, Spanish to grades 9 to 11, and GED (high school equivalency) to students aged 17 to 40. My students have been Americans in the U.S., newly-arrived Latin Americans to our shores, the children of American military in Germany, and Spanish students in...
My name is John and I have been a teacher for more than 30 years. During that time I have taught in two languages, English and Spanish, and in three countries, the United States, Germany, and Spain. I have taught Social Studies to grades 7 to 12, Spanish to grades 9 to 11, and GED (high school equivalency) to students aged 17 to 40. My students have been Americans in the U.S., newly-arrived Latin Americans to our shores, the children of American military in Germany, and Spanish students in the Canary Islands, Spain. My wife and I lived in Europe for more than four years and have traveled extensively throughout South America. I also lived in Mexico for a half year.
Since childhood, I have been fascinated with the doings of the past - with how earlier people lived and thought - and I read lots of history and biography, transporting myself to the Battle of Quebec, watching the tumbrels roll in Paris, seeing Jefferson struggle over slavery, and observing the homesteaders on the prairies.
I have always loved the English language, and I filled my college days with literature, poetry, philosophy, art, politics, and my beloved history. When I was 38, I took another turn. I fell in love with the warm Hispanic people, and embarked upon the adventure of learning their language. I studied Spanish with diligence, reverence, and love, and came to speak it well and to understand Hispanic culture.
In 1990, I married a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Paraguay who shared my love for Spanish and my dream to live in Europe. We did just that for more than four years. Today we visit our friends in the Canary Islands every second summer, and we plan to live there someday in the future.
For the present, I look forward to tutoring the subjects that I love: Social Studies (History) and Spanish. If I can impart my love on my students, then my teaching will be successful. If I can bring to my tutoring all the wonders of Spanish and of history, be it European or American, then learning will take place and we will all succeed.
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John is great!
I have taken a handful of lessons with John, and I have to say that he is a great tutor. Already, I can have basic conversations with the Spanish speaking members of my family -- and this is only after a few lessons! Imagine what one could do in a year with him!! If you are looking for a guy who really knows the language, AND really knows how native English speakers can struggle (and hence knows how to teach), then this is your guy!Alex, 10 lessons with John
John Calleri has tutored our son for more than two years in Spanish, the SAT (Reading, Writing, and Language), and, most recently, in AP European History. He is a very dedicated and knowledgeable teacher who has always gone the extra mile to help our son achieve success. We know that John’s background is in European and American history and in Spanish. He taught the former subjects for many years. Regarding Spanish, John used his years of living in Mexico and Spain to enliven his teaching to bring our son the great success he had in Spanish. John just finished tutoring our son in AP European history and now is preparing him for an upcoming PSAT exam. We highly recommend John as a tutor/teacher. He has greatly helped our son to learn, and it has paid off. For more than two years now, John Calleri has shown that he truly is an outstanding teacher.Jane, 52 lessons with John
John was excellent with my son, very patient.... challenged him. He speaks Spanish like it is second nature to him. I highly recommend him. I felt the lesson went well! Looking forward to him working with my son again! I am positive my son will be speaking Spanish in no time! Thanks!!!Barbara, 4 lessons with John
Help for English communication/pronunciation
John is very helpful and nice teacher, I feel comfortable to ask him many questions. He is very patient, he shows up early and always left late. Thank you John.Pojchawan, 19 lessons with John
John has been working with our daughter, helping her with Spanish 2. In just a couple weeks we have noticed a difference in her abilities, her confidence and her overall understanding of this course.Melanie, 10 lessons with John
He is very helpful. I really really understand what he explain because he is explain every things in simple way. Makes history interesting .Abeer, 1 lesson with John
First lesson & looking forward to the next!
John accepted the challenge to teach Spanish to a novice adult desiring to learn another language after retirement. His approach is very applicable to daily use and incorporates the culture, geography and so much more! As a "senior" adult learner just starting out with a second language I appreciate his knowledge, life experiences and passion for the language. Can't wait for my next lesson!Connie, 4 lessons with John
Very thorough and very patient!
My daughter has been struggling for spanish for 3 years. She has been so frustrated and was shutting down. John was very patient with her and gave her quite a bit of confidence. We look forward to working with John.Gina, 6 lessons with John
John is a patient and well-rounded tutor. I like that he is able to help with more than one subject and came with problems for my daughter to work on, rather than just relying on her school materials. He also gave her a bit of homework to keep her mind on the subject between sessions.Karen, 5 lessons with John
Amazing! Five Stars!!
Let's just put it this way before I met with John I got a 47% on my first exam. After meeting with him once I got 100% on three quizzes and a 83% on my second exam! I have almost a B in the class now and with his help I think I'll get there! I just had my second meeting with him and he once again cleared up everything I was confused on in class. I'll be meeting with him right up until my final in May. Thanks to him I should be able to walk with the rest of my class in May! 5 stars all the way for John he is awesome and very helpful!Katie, 5 lessons with John
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