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David G.

Pittsburgh, PA

$40/hour

A Retired French and Spanish Teacher With Lots of Experience

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Sioux Falls university
Fr. Eng and Spn.
Ohio U., Athens; S. Ill U. Carbondale
Master's
U. of Piit
PhD

Education

Sioux Falls university (Fr. Eng and Spn.)

Ohio U., Athens; S. Ill U. Carbondale (Master's)

U. of Piit (PhD)

About David

I have lots of experience teaching Spanish and French. In June 2015, I retired from from Allderdice, Pittsburgh Public Schools best high school, after a service of almost 35 years. During those years, I taught French to students in 9-12 grades in all gifted and scholar classes. French courses started from level 1 and went up to six, and I taught all those levels. The Spanish courses were structured similarly, but I taught only up to level four. All these levels went from basic introduction of the language up to SAT Prep and most students I taught in levels 3 and above were able to earn varying credits for college level French and Spanish. So teaching was obviously successful. Each year I was rated Successful, but my last year I was rated Distinguished.

I tutored in various situations while a full time teacher. I actually ran after-school tutoring programs [for a few years] involving languages, sciences and math. During the sessions I personally tutored students in French, Spanish and English while directing the program. I also tutored students from colleges [Pitt] and other high schools [Shady Side Academy] in French and Spanish

I have a Master's degree in English language, and I taught English to Freshmen and Sophomores at the university level. I understand that tutoring ESL is different from teaching regular English classes. However, that background adds to my cultural closeness to internal students whom I may tutor. In fact, I believe that , being an international student once, I will have a cultural closeness to those I tutor--and that will be a plus

Certified to teach French, Spanish and English, I spent all my professional life teaching French and Spanish at the high school. In addition, I took students to France and Spain repeatedly over a period of 20 years in my career. On site after-school as well as off site evening tutoring are all indications of love of my job as teacher and tutor in these languages.

Whether you have problems in in grammar or literature, please contact me for help. As a retiree, I have most of the time to myself, and can schedule convenient tutoring time with you.
I have lots of experience teaching Spanish and French. In June 2015, I retired from from Allderdice, Pittsburgh Public Schools best high school, after a service of almost 35 years. During those years, I taught French to students in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Sioux Falls university
Fr. Eng and Spn.
Ohio U., Athens; S. Ill U. Carbondale
Master's
U. of Piit
PhD

Education

Sioux Falls university (Fr. Eng and Spn.)

Ohio U., Athens; S. Ill U. Carbondale (Master's)

U. of Piit (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

David will travel within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217.