Mr. John C.
specializes in Bilingual teacher w/ 30yrs of experience. Can tutor many subjects · male
"My name is John and I have been a teacher for more than 30 years. During that time I have taught in two languages, English and Spanish, and in three countries, the United States, Germany, and Spain. I have taught Social Studies to grades 7 to 12, Spanish to grades 9 to 11, and GED (high school equivalency) to students aged 17 to 40. My students have been Americans in the U.S., newly-arrived Latin Americans more...
"My name is John and I have been a teacher for more than 30 years. During that time I have taught in two languages, English and Spanish, and in three countries, the United States, Germany, and Spain. I have taught Social Studies to grades 7 to 12, Spanish to grades 9 to 11, and GED (high school equivalency) to students aged 17 to 40. My students have been Americans in the U.S., newly-arrived Latin Americans to our shores, the children of American military in Germany, and Spanish students in the Canary Islands, Spain. My wife and I lived in Europe for more than four years and have traveled extensively throughout South America. I also lived in Mexico for a half year.
Since childhood, I have been fascinated with the doings of the past - with how earlier people lived and thought - and I read lots of history and biography, transporting myself to the Battle of Quebec, watching the tumbrels roll in Paris, seeing Jefferson struggle over slavery, and observing the homesteaders on the prairies.
I have always loved the English language, and I filled my college days with literature, poetry, philosophy, art, politics, and my beloved history. When I was 38, I took another turn. I fell in love with the warm Hispanic people, and embarked upon the adventure of learning their language. I studied Spanish with diligence, reverence, and love, and came to speak it well and to understand Hispanic culture.
In 1990, I married a returned Peace Corps volunteer from Paraguay who shared my love for Spanish and my dream to live in Europe. We did just that for more than four years. Today we visit our friends in the Canary Islands every second summer, and we plan to live there someday in the future.
For the present, I look forward to tutoring the subjects that I love: Social Studies (History) and Spanish. If I can impart my love on my students, then my teaching will be successful. If I can bring to my tutoring all the wonders of Spanish and of history, be it European or American, then learning will take place and we will all succeed.
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|fee:||$48 (for 60 min)|
|travel distance:||40 miles|
|meeting type:||in-person (not online)|
Education and Qualifications
SUNY Buffalo, undergrad
Canisius College, Masters
Buffalo, NY 14221
|Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - American History - Vocabulary - Grammar - European History - Prealgebra - Reading - Spanish - Geography - English - ESL/ESOL - Government & Politics - SAT Math - World History - Proofreading - GED - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - Physical Science - Social Studies|