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Jim C.

I'm an experienced, thoughtful tutor who speaks several languages. As

I'm an experienced, thoughtful tutor who speaks several languages. As

$40/hour

  • 204 hours tutoring

  • Kennett Square, PA 19348

About Jim


Bio

I've been fascinated by foreign languages and foreign cultures all my life. I majored in German in college, and then went on to get a PhD in Russian. I was a professor of Russian at the University of Missouri for 31 years. I love to travel in foreign countries, and give art lectures on cruise ships.

Now that I'm an Emeritus Professor, I've had the chance to share my love of languages by giving ESL tutoring to a number of mature professionals who have come to America to work. In that...

I've been fascinated by foreign languages and foreign cultures all my life. I majored in German in college, and then went on to get a PhD in Russian. I was a professor of Russian at the University of Missouri for 31 years. I love to travel in foreign countries, and give art lectures on cruise ships.

Now that I'm an Emeritus Professor, I've had the chance to share my love of languages by giving ESL tutoring to a number of mature professionals who have come to America to work. In that capacity, I've worked with native speakers of German, Spanish, Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. I have developed ESL modules on topics that are sometimes overlooked, such as the differences between British and American English, phrasal verbs, and higher-level vocabulary items. I have recently written several articles on innovative methods for foreign language teaching.

I also offer an unusual expertise. Although I was born in Alabama, grew up in Mississippi, and went to college in Tennessee, I long ago lost my Southern accent. I did that through careful attention to my speech, and am excited at the prospect of helping other Southerners who may want to make a good impression in a professional situation.


Education

Vanderbilt University
German
Coumbia University
Masters
Columbia University
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $40 for in-person / $40 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Kennett Square, PA 19348
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Architecture,

Architecture

I have a PhD from Columbia University and was a professor at the University of Missouri for 31 years. I lectured on art and architecture and took special courses on those subjects. I give lectures on art and architecture as a Destination Speaker for a cruise line. I have also given many presentations at retirement communities on the architecture of the many countries that I have visited.
Art History

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

During the 31 years when I taught at the University of Missouri I won numerous teaching awards. As an Emeritus Professor I created and delivered "Energizing the Room," a workshop that shows people how to apply presentation skills to PowerPoint. I have given many presentations to retirement communities, and also serve as a Destination Speaker for a cruise line. To put it simply, I an one of those people who was put on earth to do public speaking. The only thing I enjoy more than public speaking is coaching others to become better public speakers.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

During the 31 years when I taught at the University of Missouri I won numerous teaching awards. As an Emeritus Professor I created and delivered "Energizing the Room," a workshop that shows people how to apply presentation skills to PowerPoint. I have given many presentations to retirement communities, and also serve as a Destination Speaker for a cruise line. To put it simply, I an one of those people who was put on earth to do public speaking. The only thing I enjoy more than public speaking is coaching others to become better public speakers.
Russian,

Russian

I have a PhD in Russian from Columbia University and was a professor of Russian at the University of Missouri, where I won numerous teaching awards, for 31 years. I speak, read, and write Russian fluently. I have visited Russia many times.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

During the 31 years when I taught at the University of Missouri I won numerous teaching awards. As an Emeritus Professor I created and delivered "Energizing the Room," a workshop that shows people how to apply presentation skills to PowerPoint. I have given many presentations to retirement communities, and also serve as a Destination Speaker for a cruise line. To put it simply, I an one of those people who was put on earth to do public speaking. The only thing I enjoy more than public speaking is coaching others to become better public speakers.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading

History

Art History, European History

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading

Language

Russian,

Russian

I have a PhD in Russian from Columbia University and was a professor of Russian at the University of Missouri, where I won numerous teaching awards, for 31 years. I speak, read, and write Russian fluently. I have visited Russia many times.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

Russian,

Russian

I have a PhD in Russian from Columbia University and was a professor of Russian at the University of Missouri, where I won numerous teaching awards, for 31 years. I speak, read, and write Russian fluently. I have visited Russia many times.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (81 ratings)
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Reviews


Russian tutor

Jim helped my son with some fundamental rules to use when studying the Russian language. My son said he was very nice and easy to talk to and he is looking forward to applying the rules to help with this difficult language.

Boo, 1 lesson with Jim

Outstanding academic and linguistic approach

The opportunity to learn Russian from Jim is unique and unparalleled. He is both patient and kind, and a brilliant intellectual. He outlined a truly comprehensive path to learning Russian that felt accessible and achievable.

Traci, 15 lessons with Jim

Great tutor, excited!

Straight forward, outlined approach for us working together. I feel confident that Jim will help me with my goals and development around public speaking.

Jake, 2 lessons with Jim

$40/hour

Jim C.

$40/hour

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