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Ryan F.

Philadelphia, PA

$50/hour

Experienced and Outgoing tutor of German and French!

5.0 average from 1 ratings
Knowledgeable and able to adapt to different kinds of learners
— Bryan, Chicago, IL on 11/10/15

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Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
French, German
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
Master's

Education

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (French, German)

University of Wisconsin Madison, WI (Master's)

About Ryan

I have always had an interest in foreign cultures and languages. I find each language unique as it identifies with its own specific culture and therefore the more languages one learns, the more he or she can experience. This is why I ended up doubling up and, at times, tripling up on languages; there are so many to learn, so much to read, and so may people to talk to! Whether you want to learn a language for professional development, leisure, or travel, it is an indispensable skill. It doesn't matter if you want to learn Spanish or Khmer, the fact of the matter is you are still able to speak with millions more than with just English.
I have been teaching foreign languages since College, where I worked as a tutor for the school as well as a private French/German instructor. Since then, I have earned my BA in French after having studied in Paris at the Sorbonne. After school, I began working as a French translator/ interpreter until I continued my studies in German. Recently I received my MA in German and continue to teach and translate both languages. During my graduate studies, I not only taught German at the university, but also Dutch. With my experience in these languages along with further experience with Russian, Spanish, and Mandarin, I feel that I have learned what is necessary to successfully learn a foreign language. It is these very skills that I hope to share with my students, while helping them apply the language in a student-centered, fun, environment.
I have always had an interest in foreign cultures and languages. I find each language unique as it identifies with its own specific culture and therefore the more languages one learns, the more he or she can experience. This is why I ended up doubling up and, at times, tripling up on Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19125

"Knowledgeable and able to adapt to different kinds of learners"

- Bryan, Chicago, IL on 11/10/15
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Writing
Language:
Dutch,
ESL/ESOL,
French,
German
Elementary Education:
Grammar

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Dutch

I have taught Dutch at the university level for the past year. I also participated in two different study abroad programs in the Netherlands, one of which was at the University of Amsterdam.

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL at an international language school as well as through private lessons. I have worked with professionals from Spain, France, and the Middle East.

French

I have a BA in French: Translation and studied in Paris at the Sorbonne. I have worked for the past four years as a translator and interpreter of French and have taught it in both larger classes as well as private lessons.

German

I have a Masters in German. I also have translated German-English for the past four years. I have taught German at both the university level as well as in community classes and private lessons.

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
French, German
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
Master's

Education

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ (French, German)

University of Wisconsin Madison, WI (Master's)

Knowledgeable and able to adapt to different kinds of learners — Learned basic phrases for the first lesson and the grammar of Dutch through those phrases. Lesson was challenging enough to be fun, not frustrating, and was a great learning experience. ...

— Bryan, Chicago, IL on 11/10/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ryan will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19125.