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Michael S.

Canton, OH

$30/hour

Spanish - all levels, Portuguese, beginning to intermediate

100+ Hours
5.0 average from 39 ratings
Fantastic!
— Nancy, Uniontown, OH on 3/26/15

$30/Hour


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Xavier University
Spanish
University of Cincinnati
Master's

Education

Xavier University (Spanish)

University of Cincinnati (Master's)

About Michael

Hi! Hola! Oi!

My name is Mike and I have always loved languages, and have always strived to be very good at them. I started learning Spanish in junior high school. My Cuban and Colombian teachers recognized my ability, and put me in charge of teaching other students. I have a very good ear (I'm a musician also), have studied phonetics, and can teach you what you need to know to sound less like an American (North American, that is.) I have both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's in Spanish. I taught at the University of Cincinnati for four years, and was considered to be an exciting, patient, and excellent teacher.

I have done business in Spanish and Portuguese for 15 years. In the last three years, I was in Brazil about 12 times, often two weeks at a time, doing business and visiting clients. I also was in Panama, Spain, Portugal, and Costa Rica.

I am very good at helping students succeed. I have an excellent knowledge of grammar, and can explain some of the very difficult concepts, such as double object pronouns, conditional sentences, etc. better than most people. I also like to have fun learning Spanish and Portuguese, because if we have fun, we continue to learn. I promise I'll make your tutoring experience enjoyable!

I am also a 4-H advisor in Summit County.
Hi! Hola! Oi!

My name is Mike and I have always loved languages, and have always strived to be very good at them. I started learning Spanish in junior high school. My Cuban and Colombian teachers recognized my ability, and put me in charge of teaching other students. I have a very good ear (I'm a musician also), have studied phonetics,
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Canton, OH 44718
Background Check: Passed

"Fantastic!"

- Nancy, Uniontown, OH on 3/26/15

"Highly recommended Tutor"

- Yolanda, Akron, OH on 2/18/16
Music:
Guitar
Language:
Portuguese, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Guitar

I started teaching guitar when I was 15 and had about five students at my house, all while studying guitar at a local music store. When I was 18, my excellent guitar teacher went to Berklee School of Music and handed me his roughly 40 students a week with various levels of proficiency. I continued to teach, played professionally for many years in Cincinnati, and currently still play every week in a band at my church. I have played over 1,500 gigs in all kinds of venues, large and small. One of the coolest things I have done is play and sing a song in Portuguese at Hoover Auditorium at Lakeside while at the United Methodist annual conference in 2008. I am very good at starting with beginning students and instilling great habits early.

Xavier University
Spanish
University of Cincinnati
Master's

Education

Xavier University (Spanish)

University of Cincinnati (Master's)

Fantastic!

My son has learned more from Michael S. in just 2 lessons than he has learned in months at his high school. Not only does he learn and comprehend more, I think he actually enjoys the lessons! This tutor is an experienced teacher, is extremely knowledgeable in the Spanish language and has a great personality. I am thrilled we found him, and disappointed we didn't hire him sooner.

— Nancy, Uniontown, OH on 3/26/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Canton, OH 44718.