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Douglas W.

English - French - German Tutor

English - French - German Tutor

$30/hour

  • North Dallas Richardson, TX 75080


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Response time: 11 hours

About Douglas


Bio

I have been a language and linguistics person all my life, from growing up in Germany as a military dependent and having German language mandatory through the grades, to having gravitated to European and international business responsibility throughout my career. At one time I was poised to do a Master's degree in German before going into industry. I have lived and worked in France and Germany, and while in those countries as a consultant or a project leader my clients accepted me as an...

I have been a language and linguistics person all my life, from growing up in Germany as a military dependent and having German language mandatory through the grades, to having gravitated to European and international business responsibility throughout my career. At one time I was poised to do a Master's degree in German before going into industry. I have lived and worked in France and Germany, and while in those countries as a consultant or a project leader my clients accepted me as an insider. As a result of all this is I can tutor French at most any level, and German up to about intermediate, probably further. I was married into French language and culture for many years and maintain many native speaker contacts in the US, Europe, and Canada. I am well read, well, traveled, and well spoken. Not just English, but French and German as well.

In terms of my actual experience in teaching or tutoring, the last 15 years of my career have been in the management consulting field, specifically bringing about behavior change in business settings. It has been absolutely essential to teach my clients the value of adopting a new way of doing things and to coach them day to day thereafter, sometimes over a period of many weeks up until the point that they have demonstrated that they understand what is to be done, and I have seen them do it, or I have seen signs that they did it the way we agreed to. In this way I have been able to transform whole organizations and bring about significant benefits to my clients. It is a learning experience for them all the way, and it is for myself as well. I come from a long line of teachers and my natural inclination is to teach others what I know.

Since most of my tutoring centers around language, I can make your study of language "come alive" and not be boring. I can do this by relating it to a wide variety of topics, from history to gastronomy to travel and back again. In this way the student will remember better what they have been taught: they have been given a "context" into which the subject is placed. This imparts a perspective that mere memorization will not.


Education

Angelo State University
French
University of Texas at Dallas
Masters
University of Texas at Dallas
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Richardson, TX 75080
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

French,

French

I started my study of French language in high school when we repatriated to the U.S. in the late 60's. I would later study Modern Languages at the undergraduate level and I went to France in the 80's which afforded the best possible immersion in French language. I married a French girl I met there and this provided an in-house (literally) French tutor for me! Since this time I have been over to France on business many times, as well as to Quebec in Canada where my French has been invaluable. I am treated as an insider in these environments. So I have no doubt as to my ability.
German

German

I can tutor you. I am not a native speaker and if you find one, or they find you and they are capable of teaching, go for it. I would want to know what kind of materials you have been using and then to make an assessment of basic German comprehension and conversation. If you are planning a trip there sometime, it is not all that difficult to get the basics down so you can get around okay and flatter the locals with even a basic command.

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

Literature, Vocabulary

History

American History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

French

French

I started my study of French language in high school when we repatriated to the U.S. in the late 60's. I would later study Modern Languages at the undergraduate level and I went to France in the 80's which afforded the best possible immersion in French language. I married a French girl I met there and this provided an in-house (literally) French tutor for me! Since this time I have been over to France on business many times, as well as to Quebec in Canada where my French has been invaluable. I am treated as an insider in these environments. So I have no doubt as to my ability.

Language

French,

French

I started my study of French language in high school when we repatriated to the U.S. in the late 60's. I would later study Modern Languages at the undergraduate level and I went to France in the 80's which afforded the best possible immersion in French language. I married a French girl I met there and this provided an in-house (literally) French tutor for me! Since this time I have been over to France on business many times, as well as to Quebec in Canada where my French has been invaluable. I am treated as an insider in these environments. So I have no doubt as to my ability.
German

German

I can tutor you. I am not a native speaker and if you find one, or they find you and they are capable of teaching, go for it. I would want to know what kind of materials you have been using and then to make an assessment of basic German comprehension and conversation. If you are planning a trip there sometime, it is not all that difficult to get the basics down so you can get around okay and flatter the locals with even a basic command.

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French

French

I started my study of French language in high school when we repatriated to the U.S. in the late 60's. I would later study Modern Languages at the undergraduate level and I went to France in the 80's which afforded the best possible immersion in French language. I married a French girl I met there and this provided an in-house (literally) French tutor for me! Since this time I have been over to France on business many times, as well as to Quebec in Canada where my French has been invaluable. I am treated as an insider in these environments. So I have no doubt as to my ability.

Other

Geography

Summer

French,

French

I started my study of French language in high school when we repatriated to the U.S. in the late 60's. I would later study Modern Languages at the undergraduate level and I went to France in the 80's which afforded the best possible immersion in French language. I married a French girl I met there and this provided an in-house (literally) French tutor for me! Since this time I have been over to France on business many times, as well as to Quebec in Canada where my French has been invaluable. I am treated as an insider in these environments. So I have no doubt as to my ability.
German

German

I can tutor you. I am not a native speaker and if you find one, or they find you and they are capable of teaching, go for it. I would want to know what kind of materials you have been using and then to make an assessment of basic German comprehension and conversation. If you are planning a trip there sometime, it is not all that difficult to get the basics down so you can get around okay and flatter the locals with even a basic command.

$30/hour

Douglas W.

$30/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 11 hours