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Richard T.

West Kingston, RI

$45/hour

Have taught ESL at all levels, elemenary, intermediate, advanced

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5+ Hours
5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great Tutor!
— Melissa, Johnston, RI on 8/20/14

$45/Hour


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St. Joseph's, Phila. Pa
B.S. Political Scien
University Rhode Island
Master's

Education

St. Joseph's, Phila. Pa (B.S. Political Scien)

University Rhode Island (Master's)

About Richard

Recommendation from a retired member of the teaching faculty at University of Rhode Island:
“I am writing to recommend Richard Tuoni for a position as a part time instructor. I have known Richard for the past 11 years, and though he has never been a student of mine, I feel very comfortable in recommending him highly. As a teacher educator, it is very important to me that talented and well-prepared teachers deliver instructional programs to students. I know that Richard has many characteristics that serve him well as a teacher.”

Personal Comments:
I have taught Spanish II and III classes at Central Falls High School, at Exeter-West Greenwich, High School, and at the Senior Center in Wakefield Rhode Island.

I have also taught English as a Second Language classes locally and in Spain and Cameroon, West Africa. This opportunity enables me to experience the great amount of preparation that goes into quality instruction. I have traveled and spent extended times in other countries. I am intellectually curious and an avid reader.

My background uniquely prepares me to teach both English and Spanish. I also have a Masters Degree in American History.

Richard
Recommendation from a retired member of the teaching faculty at University of Rhode Island:
“I am writing to recommend Richard Tuoni for a position as a part time instructor. I have known Richard for the past 11 years, and though he has never been a student of mine, I feel very comfortable in recommending him highly. As a teacher educator,
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of West Kingston, RI 02892
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor!"

- Melissa, Johnston, RI on 8/20/14
Math:
Geometry
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, TOEFL
Computer:
COBOL, General Computer, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Classics,
European History
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chess

I have been playing chess for 50 years. I have taught all five of my children the game, and they still play as adults. I have played in tournaments in New York and Rhode Island. My chess ranking was 1650 when I stopped playing competitive chess. As one player of 20 who competed in a simultaneous exhibition against then state champion, Thornley, I was one of three players to get a draw with him. My game was published in the Providence Journal. I played the French Defense to get the draw.

Richard T

Classics

I studied Attic Greek as a freshman in college. I continued with classical studies with a course in the Latin poets and Ovid's Metamorphoses. For the past 8 years I have led a seminar at the Wakefield Senior Center in Classical Mythology, The Iliad, The Odyssey, Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor, and the lives of famous Greeks. I have studied Hesiod as well as Homer and am familiar with Babylonian Mythology.

English

English is my native language. In addition, I teach Spanish and some Italian, and am well acquainted with the structure of the Romance Languages. I have also studied Ancient Greek. With such a background, I can give students an appreciation of the history and lore of the English language as they learn.

ESL/ESOL

I earned a certificate to teach English to Speakers of foreign languages from ITC, Barcelona, Spain.
I also worked 15 years as ESL instructor at Genesis Center, Providence, at CCRI, at Taco Industries, Tiffany's, and Rhode Island College. In addition, I have a B.S. from St. Joseph's University and a M.A in American History from U of Rhode Island.

Grammar

I speak and write in English and Spanish and have worked as a technical writer. I am sure that I can assist you with your studies.

Spanish

I have over 5 years formal classroom Spanish and have applied what I learned by teaching Spanish at the high school level, to the nursing staff of St. Joseph's Hospital in Providence, and at New England Tech. I started a conversational Spanish program at the Wakefield Senior Center which has been ongoing for 7 or 8 years. I like to first impart the structure of the language by explaining its grammar and syntax, expand vocabulary and then work on pronunciation and speaking.

St. Joseph's, Phila. Pa
B.S. Political Scien
University Rhode Island
Master's

Education

St. Joseph's, Phila. Pa (B.S. Political Scien)

University Rhode Island (Master's)

Great Tutor!

It was a great lesson! I learned about the pronunciation of Spanish words and letters which I did not know much about. We also covered an ESL lesson plan which was very helpful and informative.

— Melissa, Johnston, RI on 8/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Richard will travel within 35 miles of West Kingston, RI 02892.