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Thomas R.

Spanish - French - Italian - Brazilian Portuguese - ESL

Spanish - French - Italian - Brazilian Portuguese - ESL

$45/hour

  • 2,023 hours tutoring

  • Dallas, TX 75230

"If you are looking for a tutor who concerned about your goals, fun, and energetic, then look no further than Thomas R."

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Bio

Thomas R. is a US citizen from birth speaking English, Spanish and Italian at home being born into a polyglot family resident legally in the USA and then learning French by attending French high school in France - eventually teaching in France as an adjunct professor and finally learning Brazilian Portuguese by working in South America.

My education and work experience include many years spent in Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and Western Europe studying and working in the corporate...

Thomas R. is a US citizen from birth speaking English, Spanish and Italian at home being born into a polyglot family resident legally in the USA and then learning French by attending French high school in France - eventually teaching in France as an adjunct professor and finally learning Brazilian Portuguese by working in South America.

My education and work experience include many years spent in Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and Western Europe studying and working in the corporate and academic worlds and prompted me to become certified also in English, ESL, and TOEFL once I joined Wyzant. So, for approximately the past two years I have successfully tutored in - alphabetical order English (ESL, TOEFL), French, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Spanish - and - with over 65 student comments about my verbal abilities and a designation by Wyzant as to being ranked for 2015 in the top 250 tutors listing for Wyzant - please consider me for your language needs without hesitation.

A professional certification as a Spanish instructor By IACET (THE ASSOCIATION OF CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINERS) allows me to provide you CONTINUING ED CREDIT approved by the Texas Education Agency when you take Spanish professional courses in this language with me, such as, Medicine, Nursing, Law Enforcement, Education, Real Estate, Mortgage Banking, Construction, Business, etc. AND MANY MORE - yes - I can issue Spanish credits the same as you taking the course at the community college of your choice any where in the USA.

I have taught ESL in France during the day at the college level on dual Fulbright Fellowships from both the French and US governments while studying at the Universite de Lille, Roubaix-Tourcoin, France in the evening.

The past several years, retired from a full time position, were spent traveling and tutoring, teaching languages and Latino - Anglo workforce cultural diversity to many hundreds of students in one on one as well as group classes in Continuing Ed and corporate training venues. These opportunities allowed me also to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, SMU, Dallas Baptist University and TCU. By the way my university experience includes also an adjunct teaching opportunity at UCLA in Los Angeles, California within the LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES DIVISION - I was at UCLA because the US Government gave me a Smith - Mundt Fellowship to attain the Masters degree in this study area with graduate certification achieved in Spanish - Portuguese - and French for the Caribbean.

I want to be your personal language tutor in any one or more of the following languages mentioned above at any level - BEGINNING - INTERMEDIATE - ADVANCED - WITHOUT YOU HAVING to FEAR THAT THE INSTRUCTION WILL BE SECOND RATE OR EXTREMELY SUPERFICIAL.

Yes, I have studied all my languages in school ALL OVER THE WORLD AT MANY LEVELS as well as used them either at home , on the MEAN streets, in everyday situations. and like that.

As a parting comment - I have taken the US GOVERNMENT FOREIGN SERVICE EXAMS IN BOTH FRENCH AND SPANISH AND WAS TESTED OUT AT THE 98 PERCENTILE OR NEAR NATIVE PROFICIENCY - SO MY READING - WRITING - SPEAKING (INCLUDING A PROPER ACCENT) DEFINITELY ARE IN ORDER.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING - COME WORK WITH ME AND BREAK DOWN ALL THE STEREOTYPES YOU HAVE HEARD THAT AMERICANS CAN'T SPEAK FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

THANK YOU - MERCI BEAUCOUP - GRAZIE TANTE - OBRIGADO - MUY AGRADECIDO

Specifically, my academic studies include an MA degree from UCLA-USC in Latin American Studies-Spanish/Portuguese as well as a BA in French from Saint Francis College and a certificate of completion in Italian Studies from Columbia University, New York. I have studied as well at the Universidad Pontifica - Santiago, Chile; La Universidad de San Marcos - Lima, Peru; La Universidad de Salamanca - Salamanca, Spain, L'universite de Lille, France. All of these studies were completed via scholarships with honors.

Lets talk ASAP - regardless of the language so I can customize a course for you.

Thank you very much.

Tom R.


Education

Saint Francis BA - NY- Univ de Chile, Univ de Lille, France
French Spanish Portuguese Italian
UCLA-LA, Calif-MA-LAT AMER STUDIES-SPAN-PORT-FRENCH
Masters
COLUMBIA - USC - UCLA MA
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: $45/hr - adult $35 - high sch-college $25 - middle sch *special rates 2 or more students
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Dallas, TX 75230
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/9/2017

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have teaching experience of English as a second language in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America - my specialty is ENGLISH for Spanish speakers but I can especially help also French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese speakers because I am also certified in these languages with Wyzant. I taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin. My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.
French,

French

I received the BA in French with honors from Saint Francis College with additional study at Lille University, France a regional branch of the Sorbonne, the National University of France. The study and travel in France was the result of a Fulbright fellowship as well as a 12 month travel grant from the French Educational Bureau, Paris. I have tutored French in the USA as well as in Latin America having attended also the University of Chile studying both French and Spanish at this institution and UCLA in the USA. My tutoring method stresses listening and speaking skills but can include all levels of grammar when required. My French teaching/tutoring experience in the USA includes working with FUN ED and Inlingua specializing in young people, adults and with children from the ages of 4-16 as a private tutor - plus working as an adjunct French instructor for the Dallas County Community College System, the Collin County Community College System as well as Texas Christian University.
Italian,

Italian

I am a first generation Italian-American who spoke the language at home and then learned English in school. I completed a program in Italian Studies at Columbia University to bring me up to date on what is actually taught and spoken in Italy today both in the school system and on the job - to overcome the confusion of hundreds of regional dialects. My biggest Italian tutoring achievement was working on a two year program with Brinker International to train their US Sales Managers to speak Italian to open various franchise opportunities in Italy for USA franchisors. Other successes included working on projects with Xerox in Torino and Nokia in Milano facilitating language cohesion between sales forces using English, Finnish and Italian. With children from 6 to 16 I tutor using a totally different approach but still stress understanding and speaking Italian from the start. All my materials come from the Stanford University Children's Language Development program.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

I studied Brazilian Portuguese both in the USA and in South America at the university level. I am certified Brazilian Portuguese Proficient at the graduate school level by UCLA. I received the MA in Latin American Studies including Spanish/Portuguese from the University of Calif. - was awarded a full fellowship at UCLA. I have tutored Brazilian Portuguese both in the USA and South America and developed a specific program to introduce USA business employees to Brazil, Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language. I trained approx. 20 employees from Mexico, Puerto Rico and the mainland USA in Brazilian Portuguese prior to opening their operations in Brazil - did similar work for another company Fogo de Chao in the restaurant franchise industry. I have taught Brazilian Portuguese at the community college level in both Dallas and Collin County as well as Texas Christian University. From a business perspective I have much work experience at the corporate level with both Verizon and Nokia in such areas of Brazil as Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Manaus, Recife and Rio Grande do Sul.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived and worked where the Spanish language is spoken every day and then got professional degrees and certifications to teach the language. I am certified here in Texas to teach Spanish at all levels by the Texas Education Agency. My specialty is Spanish of the Americas and I have lived, worked and studied in Latin and South America as well as Spain. The past four years I worked with more than 1000 students in group sessions and tutored many more in private lessons throughout Dallas and Collin counties. I am bilingual, trained and experienced teaching Spanish to both children and adults with an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA specializing in Spanish/Portuguese.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have tutored students extensively in ESL and TOEFL with success in Europe, South America and USA. I have taught ESL/TOEFL at the community college level. I also have private tutoring experience with ESL training for mid level management within several corporations in USA and Mexico.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have teaching experience of English as a second language in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America - my specialty is ENGLISH for Spanish speakers but I can especially help also French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese speakers because I am also certified in these languages with Wyzant. I taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin. My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

1.I have taught ESL in the French school system after being tested and approved by the French Ministry of Education, Paris, France. 2.I have taught ESL classes in France for IBM French sales/marketing personnel. 3. I have taught ESL classes in the USA to NEC, Japanese and Bimbo, Mexico sales and administrative personnel. 4.I am actively teaching and tutoring ESL/TOEFL presently to private individuals as well as businesses stressing reading comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, pronunciation improvement, etc.
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English,

English

I have tutored students extensively in ESL and TOEFL with success in Europe, South America and USA. I have taught ESL/TOEFL at the community college level. I also have private tutoring experience with ESL training for mid level management within several corporations in USA and Mexico.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have teaching experience of English as a second language in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America - my specialty is ENGLISH for Spanish speakers but I can especially help also French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese speakers because I am also certified in these languages with Wyzant. I taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin. My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.
French,

French

I received the BA in French with honors from Saint Francis College with additional study at Lille University, France a regional branch of the Sorbonne, the National University of France. The study and travel in France was the result of a Fulbright fellowship as well as a 12 month travel grant from the French Educational Bureau, Paris. I have tutored French in the USA as well as in Latin America having attended also the University of Chile studying both French and Spanish at this institution and UCLA in the USA. My tutoring method stresses listening and speaking skills but can include all levels of grammar when required. My French teaching/tutoring experience in the USA includes working with FUN ED and Inlingua specializing in young people, adults and with children from the ages of 4-16 as a private tutor - plus working as an adjunct French instructor for the Dallas County Community College System, the Collin County Community College System as well as Texas Christian University.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived and worked where the Spanish language is spoken every day and then got professional degrees and certifications to teach the language. I am certified here in Texas to teach Spanish at all levels by the Texas Education Agency. My specialty is Spanish of the Americas and I have lived, worked and studied in Latin and South America as well as Spain. The past four years I worked with more than 1000 students in group sessions and tutored many more in private lessons throughout Dallas and Collin counties. I am bilingual, trained and experienced teaching Spanish to both children and adults with an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA specializing in Spanish/Portuguese.
Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have teaching experience of English as a second language in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America - my specialty is ENGLISH for Spanish speakers but I can especially help also French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese speakers because I am also certified in these languages with Wyzant. I taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin. My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.
French,

French

I received the BA in French with honors from Saint Francis College with additional study at Lille University, France a regional branch of the Sorbonne, the National University of France. The study and travel in France was the result of a Fulbright fellowship as well as a 12 month travel grant from the French Educational Bureau, Paris. I have tutored French in the USA as well as in Latin America having attended also the University of Chile studying both French and Spanish at this institution and UCLA in the USA. My tutoring method stresses listening and speaking skills but can include all levels of grammar when required. My French teaching/tutoring experience in the USA includes working with FUN ED and Inlingua specializing in young people, adults and with children from the ages of 4-16 as a private tutor - plus working as an adjunct French instructor for the Dallas County Community College System, the Collin County Community College System as well as Texas Christian University.
Italian,

Italian

I am a first generation Italian-American who spoke the language at home and then learned English in school. I completed a program in Italian Studies at Columbia University to bring me up to date on what is actually taught and spoken in Italy today both in the school system and on the job - to overcome the confusion of hundreds of regional dialects. My biggest Italian tutoring achievement was working on a two year program with Brinker International to train their US Sales Managers to speak Italian to open various franchise opportunities in Italy for USA franchisors. Other successes included working on projects with Xerox in Torino and Nokia in Milano facilitating language cohesion between sales forces using English, Finnish and Italian. With children from 6 to 16 I tutor using a totally different approach but still stress understanding and speaking Italian from the start. All my materials come from the Stanford University Children's Language Development program.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

I studied Brazilian Portuguese both in the USA and in South America at the university level. I am certified Brazilian Portuguese Proficient at the graduate school level by UCLA. I received the MA in Latin American Studies including Spanish/Portuguese from the University of Calif. - was awarded a full fellowship at UCLA. I have tutored Brazilian Portuguese both in the USA and South America and developed a specific program to introduce USA business employees to Brazil, Brazilian culture and the Portuguese language. I trained approx. 20 employees from Mexico, Puerto Rico and the mainland USA in Brazilian Portuguese prior to opening their operations in Brazil - did similar work for another company Fogo de Chao in the restaurant franchise industry. I have taught Brazilian Portuguese at the community college level in both Dallas and Collin County as well as Texas Christian University. From a business perspective I have much work experience at the corporate level with both Verizon and Nokia in such areas of Brazil as Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Manaus, Recife and Rio Grande do Sul.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived and worked where the Spanish language is spoken every day and then got professional degrees and certifications to teach the language. I am certified here in Texas to teach Spanish at all levels by the Texas Education Agency. My specialty is Spanish of the Americas and I have lived, worked and studied in Latin and South America as well as Spain. The past four years I worked with more than 1000 students in group sessions and tutored many more in private lessons throughout Dallas and Collin counties. I am bilingual, trained and experienced teaching Spanish to both children and adults with an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA specializing in Spanish/Portuguese.
TOEFL

TOEFL

1.I have taught ESL in the French school system after being tested and approved by the French Ministry of Education, Paris, France. 2.I have taught ESL classes in France for IBM French sales/marketing personnel. 3. I have taught ESL classes in the USA to NEC, Japanese and Bimbo, Mexico sales and administrative personnel. 4.I am actively teaching and tutoring ESL/TOEFL presently to private individuals as well as businesses stressing reading comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, pronunciation improvement, etc.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have tutored students extensively in ESL and TOEFL with success in Europe, South America and USA. I have taught ESL/TOEFL at the community college level. I also have private tutoring experience with ESL training for mid level management within several corporations in USA and Mexico.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have teaching experience of English as a second language in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America - my specialty is ENGLISH for Spanish speakers but I can especially help also French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese speakers because I am also certified in these languages with Wyzant. I taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin. My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.
French,

French

I received the BA in French with honors from Saint Francis College with additional study at Lille University, France a regional branch of the Sorbonne, the National University of France. The study and travel in France was the result of a Fulbright fellowship as well as a 12 month travel grant from the French Educational Bureau, Paris. I have tutored French in the USA as well as in Latin America having attended also the University of Chile studying both French and Spanish at this institution and UCLA in the USA. My tutoring method stresses listening and speaking skills but can include all levels of grammar when required. My French teaching/tutoring experience in the USA includes working with FUN ED and Inlingua specializing in young people, adults and with children from the ages of 4-16 as a private tutor - plus working as an adjunct French instructor for the Dallas County Community College System, the Collin County Community College System as well as Texas Christian University.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived and worked where the Spanish language is spoken every day and then got professional degrees and certifications to teach the language. I am certified here in Texas to teach Spanish at all levels by the Texas Education Agency. My specialty is Spanish of the Americas and I have lived, worked and studied in Latin and South America as well as Spain. The past four years I worked with more than 1000 students in group sessions and tutored many more in private lessons throughout Dallas and Collin counties. I am bilingual, trained and experienced teaching Spanish to both children and adults with an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA specializing in Spanish/Portuguese.
Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have teaching experience of English as a second language in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America - my specialty is ENGLISH for Spanish speakers but I can especially help also French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese speakers because I am also certified in these languages with Wyzant. I taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin. My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have teaching experience of English as a second language in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America - my specialty is ENGLISH for Spanish speakers but I can especially help also French, Italian and Brazilian Portuguese speakers because I am also certified in these languages with Wyzant. I taught English in the French school system in Roubaix, France at the middle school level on a Fulbright Fellowhip and worked part time in the evening tutoring IBM French speaking employees as well as giving private lessons to high school and college students in the northern FRANCE metroplex of Lille, Roubaix,Tourcoin. My total experience in ESL includes teaching and privately tutoring French, Spanish, Latin American, Italian, Brazilian, Chinese, and Japanese nationals during my studies, travels and work experience.
French,

French

I received the BA in French with honors from Saint Francis College with additional study at Lille University, France a regional branch of the Sorbonne, the National University of France. The study and travel in France was the result of a Fulbright fellowship as well as a 12 month travel grant from the French Educational Bureau, Paris. I have tutored French in the USA as well as in Latin America having attended also the University of Chile studying both French and Spanish at this institution and UCLA in the USA. My tutoring method stresses listening and speaking skills but can include all levels of grammar when required. My French teaching/tutoring experience in the USA includes working with FUN ED and Inlingua specializing in young people, adults and with children from the ages of 4-16 as a private tutor - plus working as an adjunct French instructor for the Dallas County Community College System, the Collin County Community College System as well as Texas Christian University.
Italian,

Italian

I am a first generation Italian-American who spoke the language at home and then learned English in school. I completed a program in Italian Studies at Columbia University to bring me up to date on what is actually taught and spoken in Italy today both in the school system and on the job - to overcome the confusion of hundreds of regional dialects. My biggest Italian tutoring achievement was working on a two year program with Brinker International to train their US Sales Managers to speak Italian to open various franchise opportunities in Italy for USA franchisors. Other successes included working on projects with Xerox in Torino and Nokia in Milano facilitating language cohesion between sales forces using English, Finnish and Italian. With children from 6 to 16 I tutor using a totally different approach but still stress understanding and speaking Italian from the start. All my materials come from the Stanford University Children's Language Development program.
Spanish,

Spanish

I lived and worked where the Spanish language is spoken every day and then got professional degrees and certifications to teach the language. I am certified here in Texas to teach Spanish at all levels by the Texas Education Agency. My specialty is Spanish of the Americas and I have lived, worked and studied in Latin and South America as well as Spain. The past four years I worked with more than 1000 students in group sessions and tutored many more in private lessons throughout Dallas and Collin counties. I am bilingual, trained and experienced teaching Spanish to both children and adults with an MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA specializing in Spanish/Portuguese.
Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

TOEFL

TOEFL

1.I have taught ESL in the French school system after being tested and approved by the French Ministry of Education, Paris, France. 2.I have taught ESL classes in France for IBM French sales/marketing personnel. 3. I have taught ESL classes in the USA to NEC, Japanese and Bimbo, Mexico sales and administrative personnel. 4.I am actively teaching and tutoring ESL/TOEFL presently to private individuals as well as businesses stressing reading comprehension, vocabulary enhancement, pronunciation improvement, etc.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Fantastic!!

Great teacher and great communicator! Tom has a great teaching style and is able to get to the root of how to best teach for each different situation. Highly recommended.

Evan, 9 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

Thanks a lot for choosing me to help improve your son's high school Spanish results - his personal efforts are achieving the desired goal as we see his grades improve - pleasure working with your son. ----- Thomas

relatable, funny, smart, honest

Thomas teaches you the right things, in the right way, and in the right order. He relates the lesson to what you want to learn. I was very impressed by how knowledgeable Thomas is and am looking forward to our next tutoring session.

Hannah, 4 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the kind comments Hannah and I certainly am looking forward to working with Evan -- with your full support -- to bring back to life in his adult years his former childhood Spanish speaking ability In San Antonio. Siempre placer amigos - muy agradecido - Tomas

Great first lesson

Thomas is awesome! Really great instructor. I enjoyed my lesson and he was both entertaining and gave great guidance. I would highly recommend him. Grazie Mille!

Sam, 4 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

OK DOCTOR SAM ---- appreciate the feedback about the Italian session very much - let's continue do develop that speaking ability to make those trips to the land of "LA DOLCE VITA" that much more enjoyable. Ciao! Ciao! ---- Tommaso

Excellent Tutor

Thomas is very good at getting the most progress in your hour. I'm hoping to have a grasp of the language soon! Look forward to working with Thomas more. Obrigado Thomas.

Mark, 7 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your kind comment Mark - you will be ready for that next trip to Brazil at the pace to which you are applying yourself to listening to the spoken language and then trying to repeat in short but correct sentences - AS SUAS ORDENS

very knowledgeable

very knowledgeable and makes learning a pleasant experience....puts efforts to prepare the lesson in advance of the class to make it effective and useful to the student

Prasad, 3 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

Your comments are greatly appreciated and it always is a pleasure to have a parent involved with the students Spanish progress in learning something as difficult as another language and culture --- Gracias mil

Excellent French tutor

Thomas was incredibly knowledgeable not only in French but the subtle nuances of the French culture. It was wonderful to spend time with him and also watch how careful he is when teaching how to pronounce words. I have no doubt he will have my son speaking French in no time.

Leslie, 6 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

Comments greatly appreciated - but as you know --- now is when the real work starts - your son will do fine in French - thanks for the opportunity to work with him ----- Thomas

Consistently excellent instructor

I have been learning French with Thomas for a few months now and have enjoyed our lessons. Thomas provides materials at every class that he later emails for personal study. He is a patient tutor who provides historically and culturally relevant information about the origination of phrases and grammar rules. He helps you meet your goals and develop new ones. My pronunciation and accent is much better than when I first started, and I am able to understand more French on the TV shows and movies I have been watching.

Cas, 11 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

You knew some French before - and your accent is now much better - thanks for working with some of my suggestions - the rest will come in time - Merci bien - Thomas

Great Teacher

I just had my first lesson with Thomas and it was great. He was very patient and did an excellent job of introducing me to Portuguese.

Jordan, 12 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

Pleasure to be working with you to achieve your goal to speak and enjoy more the Brazilian Portuguese language and culture - thank you and enjoy a good feijoada for me next time when you are there.

Knowledgeable, interesting, patient and understanding

Thomas quickly learned my capabilities in speaking and understanding Spanish. He also explained the path by which I will get to my goal. And, it was a fun hour.

Neil, 12 lessons with Thomas
Tutor responded:

Comments appreciated kind sir - thanks for letting me work with you to achieve that Spanish fluency you want to feel more comfortable when you are in the Dominican Republic.

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