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Mr. David B.

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"I have been blessed with the gift of loving to teach, tutor, and inspire young people. I have long, successful experience in quickly creating - with a wide range of personalities, learning styles, and capabilities - warm rapport and a non-judgmental learning space. That's the best environment for students to build their learning skills, independent thinking, and thorough work habits and, in the process more...

"I have been blessed with the gift of loving to teach, tutor, and inspire young people. I have long, successful experience in quickly creating - with a wide range of personalities, learning styles, and capabilities - warm rapport and a non-judgmental learning space. That's the best environment for students to build their learning skills, independent thinking, and thorough work habits and, in the process, begin to take responsibility for their learning. Little by little, students' confidence increases and their self-image improves; two vital elements known to many educators as "the secret heart of learning."

I've lived most of my life on the East Coast (except for several years in Paris and Sydney), and moved to KC four years ago to work with music students and teachers on my book for school ensemble conductors. I've been giving workshops for teachers and clinics for students in the KC area for almost twenty-five years; so moving here from New York City felt like coming home. I have one child, who lives in NYC and owns a chocolate company. I have a terrific sense of humor, but she might roll her eyes if she heard me say that!

My passion for communication underlies my ability to teach these three languages. all of which I have studied in high school and college. Additionally, I have lived in Paris, Rome, and Puerto Rico. My knowledge of these languages - grammar, pronunciation, and syntax, is, therefore, advanced.

In my travels, the ability to speak to musicians in their native tongue has broken down cultural, ethnic, and prejudicial barriers. And the ability to speak another language helps young people understand the cultures of our increasingly diverse cities. For me, seeing how the knowledge of a foreign language increases understanding among people always underlines their importance to me, and the need to teach them well.

I inherited my father's love of the English language, and have been writing continuously from a very young age. My study of foreign languages has sensitized me to" less...

Details

fee: $45 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: David B. is a certified tutor

(2) Columbia University, Sociology, Languages

Boston University, Masters

Omaha, NE 68144

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - French - Reading - Spanish - Writing - English - ESL/ESOL - Literature - Italian - Proofreading