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Barbara
« I am happy to recommend Bob as an excellent teacher. Because he... More »
B
Barbara
« I am happy to recommend Bob as an excellent teacher. Because he listens carefully to your questions, he is able to answer you in a way that is direct, appropriate and understandable. In all the years I have been his friend, I have never known him to talk down to anyone, or teach anything that is misleading or confusing. Because he has such a broad fund of knowledge, he can make any topic he teaches interesting and relevant. »
$25/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Robert
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Test Prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education

Retired college prof teaches French, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese and English writing

Methodology

My approach to teaching foreign languages is for my student and me to read a story in the target language, to learn the grammar deductively, and to discuss the text in the language we're studying. This works for any level.

Background

I started teaching French in Chicago in 1969, went on to teach ESL in France and Japan, and then taught theology in Brazil and Portugal. My students in Japan went on to earn MBA's in the U.S. My students in Brazil got ordained. My students in Portugal became better pastors.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $25/h
Lessons offered by Robert
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic English
  • Reading
  • Test Prep
  • Dissertation and thesis writing preparation
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • College
  • Adult Education

Robert's resume

B.A. in Modern European Languages, Roosevelt University Chicago, 1965
A.M. in Romance Languages and Literature, University of Chicago, 1966
Graduate Fellowship at the Sorbonne, 1966-1967
Further graduate study at the University of Chicago, 1967-68
Master of Divinity, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1977-1981
Master of Theology, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1981-1982
Ph. D. in Biblical Studies, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1982-1986

Taught in the U.S., Japan, and Brazil---a total of 16 years at university level
Served as pastor of congregations in Illinois, Iowa, and Portugal---18 years

Spoke French in France, Spanish in Spain, Italian in Italy, Brazilian Portuguese in Brazil, and Continental Portuguese in Portugal

Reviews on Robert
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1 recommendation

B
Barbara

I am happy to recommend Bob as an excellent teacher. Because he listens carefully to your questions, he is able to answer you in a way that is direct, appropriate and understandable. In all the years I have been his friend, I have never known him to talk down to anyone, or teach anything that is misleading or confusing. Because he has such a broad fund of knowledge, he can make any topic he teaches interesting and relevant.

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