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 a... [more]
I have lived, studied and worked for many years where the FRENCH language is spoken every day and am bilingual. During this period I got professional degrees and certifications to teach the FRENCH language at all academic levels. My additional FRENCH studies were done on scholarship in AMERICA as well as FRANCE --- US FOREIGN SERVICE INSTITUTE ? WASHINGTON, DC US FRENCH CUTURAL CENTER ? PARIS, FRANCE UNIVERSITE DE PARIS ? LA SORBONNE UNIVERSITE DE LILLE ? LILE, ROUBAIX, TOURCOIN ? FRANCE *Bilingual FRENCH certified teacher - tutor at all academic levels from high school through college - FRENCH 1 2 3 4 ? AP **Certified teacher in the French school system ? location ? LYCEE VANDERMESCH - northern France
I have lived, studied and worked for many years where the Spanish language is spoken every day and am bilingual. During this period I got professional degrees and certifications to teach the Spanish language at all academic levels. My additional studies were done on scholarship in South America as well as Spain --- Universidad de Salamanca - Spain Universidad Pontifica de - Chile Universidad de San Marcos - Peru Bilingual Spanish certified teacher - tutor at all academic levels from high school through college - SPANISH 1 2 3 4 - AP *IACET (International Association Continuing Education Training) - certified in occupational business and professional SPANISH training at the community college level - eg. MEDICAL, LAW ENFORCEMENT, EDUCATION, BUSINESS, etc.
Taught Brazilian portuguese for more than 20 years - conversation and grammar Passed Brazilian Portuguese language certification test at UCLA - graduate level Developed and successfully presented professional program "Introduction to Brazil" for both colleges as well as business Very familiar with the following Brazilian areas - Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Manaus, Minas Gerais, Recife, Rio Grande do Sul
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.
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.
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.
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.