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St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Philosophy)
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary (Master's)
LaSalle University (Master's)
With 33 years of experience as a former priest, mostly devoted to various Latino communities within the Philadelphia area, I believe that, in all humility, I possess the gift of being able to teach/tutor “el idioma de los Angeles”, (the language of Angels), to prospective students; and giving those not of Hispanic descent an appreciation for the advantage of learning a second language but also a respect for others of a different culture. I look forward to helping you attain and accomplish being bilingual!
Unfortunately, due to a disability, I am unable to travel to various locations and I apologize if this would cause any inconvenience. However, I do provide a comfortable, suitable, and professional home office. I hope that potential students will accept that a short commute to my home office is worth the end result of reaching your goal(s). My primary goal is to satisfy and fulfill the student's needs.
The graduate program that I chose was at LaSalle University in Philadelphia. I chose their course of study because it was not only learning a new language but also its culture. Thus, my Masters degree is, technically, in Bilingual/Bicultural Studies in Spanish. To truly learn a language one must also be open to appreciating the culture of those who speak that language! In other words, it's like a hand in a glove: the glove is, for the most part, useless without the hand! Using that analogy, the hand is the actual language; the glove is its culture!
Learning a new language should be an enjoyable experience; not a chore but a challenge. I will always try my utmost to teach/tutor to the best of my ability and hopefully the student will also apply himself/herself as best he/she can in order to achieve the goal. Thus, I hope you will consider me "en la jornada de aprender el espanol"! With 33 years of experience as a former priest, mostly devoted to various Latino communities within the Philadelphia area, I believe that, in all humility, I possess the gift of being able to teach/tutor “el idioma de los Angeles”, (the language of Angels), to prospective students; and
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I am a former Catholic priest who was ordained in 1982. I have 30+ years of experience in "teaching" Religion and helping people to live their faith. For most of the above mentioned years, I ministered to the poor and/or Latino communities within the Philadelphia area. I obtained a M.Div. in Theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1982.