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Russell B.

Fulbright Scholar, PhD in Linguistics

Fulbright Scholar, PhD in Linguistics

$40/hour

  • 162 hours tutoring

About Russell


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I'm a professional linguist with experience teaching at all levels. In my own research I travel to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia to document and analyze the grammars of unknown indigenous languages. In addition to language documentation and descriptive linguistics, I have experience with phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, typology, and historical linguistics. I enjoy helping students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. I can also help with written...

I'm a professional linguist with experience teaching at all levels. In my own research I travel to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia to document and analyze the grammars of unknown indigenous languages. In addition to language documentation and descriptive linguistics, I have experience with phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, typology, and historical linguistics. I enjoy helping students improve their critical thinking and problem solving skills. I can also help with written assignments.

I'm also happy to offer language tutoring for Indonesian (beginner) or German (beginner/intermediate).

I'm currently accepting new online students. Please contact me for more information or to schedule a lesson!


Education

Brooklyn College
Classics
University of Hawaii
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked as an ESL teacher in the United States, South Korea, and Indonesia. I have experience teaching English to learners at all levels and at every age, from children to adults.
German,

German

I'm a professional linguist, so it's my job to understand complex grammar! More importantly, though, I can help make the German language much easier to grasp. I'm not a native speaker, but I'm conversant in the language. I've lived in Münster (as a Fulbright researcher) and in Leipzig (as a linguistic researcher). I'm happy to help beginner and intermediate students with all aspects of the German language: grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, writing, and so on. I also enjoy doing more casual conversation sessions.
Grammar, Latin

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked as an ESL teacher in the United States, South Korea, and Indonesia. I have experience teaching English to learners at all levels and at every age, from children to adults.
Linguistics,

Linguistics

My background is in descriptive linguistics. I'm trained in phonology, morphology, syntax, typology, and historical linguistics. I've been awarded two Fulbright research scholarships, one for historical Indo-European linguistics and the other for documenting an endangered language.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

750 SAT Reading score, perfect GRE score
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

760 SAT Writing score, perfect GRE score
Grammar, TOEFL

History

Classics

Classics

I have studied both Ancient Greek and Classical Latin. I have experience teaching Ancient Greek literature (in English translation) on the Greek island of Paros. I have also completed some graduate coursework in Classics and have conducted and published research on Greek mythology and linguistics as part of the US Fulbright Program.

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked as an ESL teacher in the United States, South Korea, and Indonesia. I have experience teaching English to learners at all levels and at every age, from children to adults.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

750 SAT Reading score, perfect GRE score

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked as an ESL teacher in the United States, South Korea, and Indonesia. I have experience teaching English to learners at all levels and at every age, from children to adults.
German,

German

I'm a professional linguist, so it's my job to understand complex grammar! More importantly, though, I can help make the German language much easier to grasp. I'm not a native speaker, but I'm conversant in the language. I've lived in Münster (as a Fulbright researcher) and in Leipzig (as a linguistic researcher). I'm happy to help beginner and intermediate students with all aspects of the German language: grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, writing, and so on. I also enjoy doing more casual conversation sessions.
Indonesian,

Indonesian

I am a professional linguist who has spent a total of over a year living in Indonesia. Most recently (2019 to 2020), I was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the University of Gorontalo in Sulawesi. I have also completed an advanced level Indonesian language course at the Alam Bahasa language school in Yogyakarta, Java.
Latin, TOEFL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've worked as an ESL teacher in the United States, South Korea, and Indonesia. I have experience teaching English to learners at all levels and at every age, from children to adults.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I've worked as an ESL teacher in the United States, South Korea, and Indonesia. I have experience teaching English to learners at all levels and at every age, from children to adults.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I've worked as an ESL teacher in the United States, South Korea, and Indonesia. I have experience teaching English to learners at all levels and at every age, from children to adults.
German

German

I'm a professional linguist, so it's my job to understand complex grammar! More importantly, though, I can help make the German language much easier to grasp. I'm not a native speaker, but I'm conversant in the language. I've lived in Münster (as a Fulbright researcher) and in Leipzig (as a linguistic researcher). I'm happy to help beginner and intermediate students with all aspects of the German language: grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking, writing, and so on. I also enjoy doing more casual conversation sessions.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

750 SAT Reading score, perfect GRE score
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

760 SAT Writing score, perfect GRE score
TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Russell has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Knowledgeable and interesting

I just finished my initial meeting with Russell. With his Ph.D., his field research, his publications, and his tutoring experience, he's got a great background for sharing his expertise and his excitement with his students. I'm looking forward to working with him.

Ora, 6 lessons with Russell

Excellent teacher

Hes thorough in his teaching and very reputable. My performance and confidence in Linguistics class was greatly improved because of him. I have had multiple tutoring sessions with him and plan to continue! Also has a great personality and makes you feel comfortable if you don’t understand something which is important. Hes patient and you can tell that he actually cares about your success.

Nicole, 4 lessons with Russell

Super Helpful!

It was great working with Russell for my online tutoring session. He helped me understand some of my historical linguistics material, and made my assignments seem much more approachable! I would definitely recommend him to a classmate, and will be contacting him next time I need help.

Gabriela, 2 lessons with Russell

Very Intelligent and Engaging Conversation Partner

I'm an advanced German speaker and was looking for a conversation partner and Russell has a PhD in Linguistics, which is an interest of mine. We had a very engaging and interesting conversation. He is well spoken both in English and in German, and moreover is very friendly and good (virtual) company. I recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor.

Laura, 1 lesson with Russell
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