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Christian C.

Virginia Beach, VA

$45/hour

Experienced ESL, French, English and history tutor with M Ed.

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Background check passed as of 3/19/14
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St.Michael's College
Romance and Slavic Languages
Defense Lang. Inst.
Other
Strayer U.
MEd

Education

St.Michael's College (Romance and Slavic Languages)

Defense Lang. Inst. (Other)

Strayer U. (MEd)

About Christian

Hello one and all,

Teaching and instructing seems to be in my blood. I was raised in Europe and went to local schools, primarily in French and Italian. I had six years of Latin on the way. I taught English and French to refugees in Trieste, Italy, who were intent on moving to the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and France. My High School diploma is from Geneva, Switzerland. My BA is in languages from St. Michael's College in Vermont. My 1st Masters, in Education (Training Management) and my 2nd Masters is in Public Administration. I have three different certificates from the Defense Language Institute (Monterey, CA) all for Russian. I have taught ESL to adults primarily, for over ten years, in the US, Turkey and Siberia, as an adjunct faculty lecturer for the University of Maryland.
Your success in being tutored will depend on your level of interest in learning the subject you wish to improve in. I will help you evaluate your level of proficiency based on your initial performance. You will indicate what level you are trying to reach and we will determine a course of action to achieve your goal. We will use your materials to study unless you don't have any, then we'll regroup and come up with a plan B. I specialize in assisting a person learn based on their best learning ability. We will determine if small learning steps are necessary at first, then increase as we make progress. The point of that sentence is to let you know that there is no point in stretching our sessions if you are making good progress. Time will tell.

I have used my languages and cultural studies in professional settings for several decades. I am a youthful person at heart, trapped in an older body only governed by time !

I look forward to hearing from you!
Hello one and all,

Teaching and instructing seems to be in my blood. I was raised in Europe and went to local schools, primarily in French and Italian. I had six years of Latin on the way. I taught English and French to refugees in Trieste, Italy, who were intent on moving to the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and France. My High
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Science:
Anatomy, Philosophy
English:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading, ASVAB,
GED,
SAT Reading, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French,
Italian,
Latin, Russian,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary

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.

ACT English

I am a certified transcriber by the National Security Agency and have been an all source analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency for over 30 years at both. Their final products are in English and are used at the highest levels of government.

I have had the pleasure of preparing mostly adults for the ACT, SAT and TOEFL tests in several countries to include the U.S.
As a linguist and an educator, I have tutored many a student in both secondary and higher education in successfully passing the ACT among other such examinations.

American History

American history is very short when compared to many other nations or regions on the planet. It is a fascinating one when compared to many a traditional country or continent. The leaps and bounds achieved by our country's political and industrial development are mind-boggling. It is such a fascinating subject!

ASVAB

After being in the military for 37 years, one can only be very familiar with the aptitude battery requirements and expectations.

English

I was born and raised in Europe and thus have had a good dose of European History and continue learning it as a hobby. English was my professional language, among others for over 4 decades. I am an official transcriber and an editor, as well as a technical writer.

ESL/ESOL

My bachelor's degree is in linguistics, with a Major in French and a minor in Russian. I am native in French and quite fluent and experienced in Russian, having worked in Russian speaking environments over 30 years. I also have taught English to many non native speakers over the decades on three continents, from the grammar school levels to the collegiate one. I was born and raised in Europe and thus have had a good dose of European History and continue learning it as a hobby.

French

I am a native speaker in french from Switzerland, France, Belgium, Canada and Africa.

GED

I have helped adults complete their studies in order to successfully complete their GED certificates.

Geography

I am an amateur political science buff and have visited Africa, Europe, Asia, all of North America (including Alaska), and Siberia (52 nations and counting !)

Government & Politics

I am half way through completing the requirements for another master's degree (other than M.Ed.) in Public Administration.

Grammar

As an editor and a transcriber for the US government for over 3 decades, I appreciate proper spelling and grammar when composing English texts.

Italian

I lived in Italy from 1964 through 66, and have tested at the official DoD level of college student. I also completed a graduate level summer course for foreign students, in Rome, with the mention of "Ottimo" or Excellent.

Proofreading

As an editor and a transcriber for the US government for over 3 decades, I appreciate proper spelling and grammar when composing English texts.

Russian

Russian was my minor in college. I am a triple graduate of the Defense Language Institute (Russian Basic, Intermediate and Advanced courses- 2 full years of Russian History, Geography, Economics, Demographics,Literature, taught by professional native speakers).

I served for three years as a US liaison to the Soviet Headquarters in Eastern Germany. I maintained a 3/3 level in Russian over a 35 year career.

Social Studies

Being raised in Europe, History and literature are heavily taught subjects. Unlike the US, European school systems include the whole world's literature, history and geography in their curriculum. I have taught as an adjunct lecturer for the University of Maryland Overseas and for the Army's Training and Doctrine Command for over 30 years. Also, I have taught civics in adult education in the US for over 20 years.

St.Michael's College
Romance and Slavic Languages
Defense Lang. Inst.
Other
Strayer U.
MEd

Education

St.Michael's College (Romance and Slavic Languages)

Defense Lang. Inst. (Other)

Strayer U. (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christian will travel within 25 miles of Virginia Beach, VA 23454.