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Roberto H.

Memphis, TN

$30/hour

Speak Spanish like a native

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/7/11

$30/Hour


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La Universidad de las Americas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexcio

Education

La Universidad de las Americas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexcio

About Roberto

My goal as a Spanish tutor is to have my students speak as close to modern Spanish as they are able to.

My approach to learning any language is by first hearing the sounds and repeating them as often as necessary till mastered; reading and writing will come later. After all, babies learned to talk before they could read or write.

I spoke three languages by the age of 13, then I studied Greek and Latin etymologies at age 16; and then I tackled Russian at age 17.
I later studied other Romance languages (after Spanish and French) over the years.
I took several comparative linguistics courses in college and later on I also studied German, Russian, Tagalog and Japanese.

My favorite topic in languages is studying old languages, Latin, Attic Greek, Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, Old Gothic, and also paleo-linguistics.
I am also interested in constructed (artificial) languages, also called con-langs
and designing new alphabets.

También les puedo ayudar a los que quieren mejorar su inglés ( I can also tutor in English as a Second Language).
My goal as a Spanish tutor is to have my students speak as close to modern Spanish as they are able to.

My approach to learning any language is by first hearing the sounds and repeating them as often as necessary till mastered; reading and writing will come later. After all, babies learned to talk before they could read or write.
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Memphis, TN 38104
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Drawing
English:
Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

During the school year 1968-69 I was enrolled as a graduate art student at San Francisco State College (now University).
One of the courses I took was in beginning drawing and painting but as a teaching assistant, helping all students in improving both their drawing as well as their painting skills.

The drawing course consisted of instruction on pencil, pen and ink and charcoal techniques
using different kinds of paper (usually Archer's).
For color, we used Prismacolors, both pencils and pastel sticks, because of their variety of shades and hues.

Drawing subjects were typically figure studies, still lifes, landscape and abstract designs.

Spanish

I am a native Spanish speaker, Mexico City variant. I can work as a translator and interpreter and I can help with accent improvement. I was trained in comparative linguistics, I speak other languages as well.

La Universidad de las Americas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexcio

Education

La Universidad de las Americas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexcio

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Roberto will travel within 8 miles of Memphis, TN 38104.