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Douglas W.

Richardson, TX

$30/hour

English - French - German Tutor

$30/Hour


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Angelo State University
French
University of Texas at Dallas
Master's
University of Texas at Dallas
Graduate Coursework

Education

Angelo State University (French)

University of Texas at Dallas (Master's)

University of Texas at Dallas (Graduate Coursework)

About Douglas

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.
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 Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Richardson, TX 75080
English:
Literature, Vocabulary
Language:
French,
German
History:
American History, Geography, World History
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Angelo State University
French
University of Texas at Dallas
Master's
University of Texas at Dallas
Graduate Coursework

Education

Angelo State University (French)

University of Texas at Dallas (Master's)

University of Texas at Dallas (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Douglas will travel within 20 miles of Richardson, TX 75080.