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$20/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 2h
Lessons offered by Byron
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Spanish Linguist with 20 years' experience offering home lessons in Brandon, Florida.

Methodology

I begin by focusing on the basics of grammar and pronunciation, giving the information in short bites packaged to show their practical value. I teach practical basic expressions. I show how to find, understand, and use cognates. Thus I teach Spanish both for immediate practical value and for deep understanding.

Background

I have studied Spanish at several levels in secondary, undergraduate, and graduate school. I was a professional Spanish linguist for the military for five years. I keep in practice by consuming Spanish-language media and conversing with Latino friends. Thus I have both an academic and a practical understanding of the language.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Lessons offered by Byron
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Spanish
Levels
  • All Levels

Byron's resume

Byron J. Hartsfield

EDUCATION
Ph.D. Early Modern European History, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL), 2018
Advisor: Professor Giovanna Benadusi
Dissertation “Changing Narratives of Martyrdom in the Works of Huguenot Printers During the Wars of Religion”
M.A. Medieval History, University of South Florida (St. Petersburg, FL), 2007
Advisor: Professor David R. Carr
Thesis: “Marriage, Sin and the Community in the Register of John Chandler, Dean of Salisbury 1404-17”
Spanish Linguist, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 2000
B.A. Religious Studies, New College (Sarasota, FL), 1996
Advisor: Professor Douglas Langston
Thesis: “Saint Augustine and Martin Luther on the Will, Original Sin, and the Action of Grace”

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Reformation and Enlightenment Europe; the Atlantic World; History of Religion; Cultural Encounters and Representations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“The Use of the Image of the New World by Huguenot Printers during the Wars of Religion,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference (Albuquerque, NM), November 1-4, 2018 (Submitted)
“Jean Crespin and Eustache Vignon: Diagonal Relationships and the Networking Strategies of Huguenot Printers in Late Sixteenth-Century Geneva,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference (New Orleans, LA), October 19, 2014
“Disputed Marriages in the Register of John Chandler, Dean of Salisbury 1404-17,” The New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, New College (Sarasota, FL), March 6, 2008
“‘They are not like the women in your country’: Ibn Battuta’s Encounter with the Sexual Customs of the Massufa People of Walata, 1352,” Phi Alpha Theta Florida Regional Conference, University of South Florida (Tampa, FL), April 14, 2007

HONORS AND AWARDS
Graduate Student Teaching Assistantship, History Department, University of South Florida 2012-2015
Joint Service Achievement Medal, United States Marine Corps, 2004
Commandant's Award, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, 2000
National Merit Scholar, 1991-1995

TEACHING AND PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
Instructor, Fall 2017 – Fall 2018, University of Tampa
World History from 1500 to the Present
Instructor, Fall 2008 - Spring 2017, University of South Florida at Tampa
Modern European History I
Renaissance and Reformation
Instructor, Fall 2011 - Summer 2017, University of South Florida at Sarasota
British History, 1066-1688
History of 17th & 18th Century Europe
Instructor, Spring 2010-Fall 2011, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg
Modern European History I
Western Civilization II
Instructor, Fall 2009-Spring 2011, Hillsborough Community College
American History I & II
Assistant Editor, Spring 2006-Fall 2009, Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
The Historian, Peer-Reviewed History Journal
GRE and GMAT Tutor, Spring 2005-Spring 2011, Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions


LANGUAGES
English (native)
French (proficient)
Spanish (proficient)
Latin (basic)
Portuguese (reading only)
Italian (reading only)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
American Historical Association
Florida Medievalists
Medieval Academy of America
Phi Alpha Theta
Sixteenth Century Society
USF Medieval & Renaissance Colloquium

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