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Homer F.

Nashville, TN

$60/hour

Patient Renaissance-type elderly gentleman: Spanish, ESOL, and more.

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Baylor University
University of Texas
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University of South Carolina
Master's

Education

Baylor University

University of Texas (0)

University of South Carolina (Master's)

About Homer

Once a ministerial student at Baylor University, I graduated with a major in Spanish and minors in Religion and Psychology. After graduation, I spent two years in Brazil working in community development building schools, reinforcing the School Lunch Program, and teaching English as Another Language. I married a schoolteacher; we have been married now for 46 years.

After returning from Brazil, I did three years of post-graduate work at the University of Texas in Spanish, Portuguese, and linguistics.

I retired from the IRS after careers as a bilingual Tax Law Specialist (writing taxpayer education publications in Spanish and English) and as an IBM mainframe programmer/analyst (ALC and COBOL with SQU). During my careers I majored in accounting and data processing on mainframes.

After retirement, I was given a grant to study Social Work at the University of South Carolina. In 2004 I was graduated with a Master of Social Work (with a 4.0 average).

Berlitz School of Languages in Nashville, TN (now defunct) certified my abilities in Spanish, English, and Portuguese as "native fluency"; it also awarded me instructor of the year in 2000.

I love teaching. I learn from interaction with those who study with me. All I ask is that you put forth your best effort--for yourself, not for me or for anyone else.
Once a ministerial student at Baylor University, I graduated with a major in Spanish and minors in Religion and Psychology. After graduation, I spent two years in Brazil working in community development building schools, reinforcing the School Lunch Program, and teaching English as Another Language. I married a schoolteacher; we have been married Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Nashville, TN 37211
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
COBOL, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Portuguese,
Spanish
History:
Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

Freelance instructor also employed as a native-ability speaker and writer by Berlitz School of Languages to teach Spanish, English, and Portuguese as other language.

Grammar

Linguist with experience as a professional writer in Spanish and English and with experience writing papers as a graduate student. Past substitute teacher of English composition.

Portuguese

Three years post-graduate work in Portuguese, Spanish, and linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin
Two years in the Peace Corps, Brazil
Portuguese is the language we speak at home
Rated at full professional proficiency level by the State Dept & Berlitz School of languages
Three years teaching beginning and intermediate Portuguese at the University of Texas and at Tulane University
Four years teaching evening classes in Portuguese, Spanish, and English for Berlitz School of languages
Over 50 years intermittent freelance teaching of Portuguese at my home.

Writing

I was a professional writer for IRS tax-education publications in English and Spanish for thirteen years. I have also taught English composition as a substitute teacher and on an as-needed basis by the IRS. In addition, I have written many papers as a graduate student in linguisics and social work.

Baylor University
University of Texas
0
University of South Carolina
Master's

Education

Baylor University

University of Texas (0)

University of South Carolina (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Homer will travel within 15 miles of Nashville, TN 37211.