Luke Ranieri

Luke R.

Enterprise, AL
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Learning Spanish is easier than you think! We will use a wonderful course to guide our lessons together, designed to take you from no knowledge of Spanish to conversational fluency. I look forward to introducing you to Spanish!

About Luke R.

I am deeply passionate about sharing knowledge with others and have been lucky to be teaching my entire adult life. There are so many enriching experiences available to us when we learn more about the world.

Foreign languages are among my favorites, and I have specialized in teaching Latin, Italian, and Japanese. As a geologist, I am also profoundly interested in the sciences. When I teach I like to understand where my students are coming from, what really inspires them, and help them to enjoy and love what they want to learn. For me, learning is always fun, so whether you like to study or you are having trouble motivating yourself to concentrate, together we will discover the joy and fun in what you are studying.

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Maggie X.
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Luke is knowledgable, patient and efficient in teaching my daughter Latin. The first class went very well and my daughter likes it a lot. We are lucky to have Luke as my daughter's Latin tutor.

Posted Feb 3, 2019
Vittoria V.
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Great teacher, easy going and at the same time very competent. His extensive knowledge of foreign languages makes easy for a student to understand the difference in the phonetics.

Posted Oct 10, 2018
Irene V.
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My first lesson was great! Luke was clear, patient and pointed out all the area's for me to clearly understand each sentence completely without overstepping anything. Excited to speak fluently with velocity.

Posted Sep 15, 2018
Dianne
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learned a lot after just one lesson!

Posted Aug 7, 2018
Ivan
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He's very competent, friendly and humble. He knows a lot of languages at a high level and he also can teach them (this last one isn't obvious).

Posted Jun 17, 2018
Ranav J.
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So far so good, Luke has been great so far in scheduling classes and keeping the 12 year old engaged and interested in the class!

Posted Jun 11, 2018
Celia T.
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Luke has patients and has an ear for certain sounds to show you opportunities. My first lesson was awesome and I im so happy I picked Luke. Can’t wait progress with him. 😀

Posted May 12, 2018
Laura L.
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Luke is an amazing teacher! He is very knowledgeable and very kind, which makes me feel at ease. He has been very patient with me and is always supportive of my aspirations for my future with language learning. He is fully equipped with any kind of resources needed for helping the language stick! Im never scared to ask him a question or feel dumb for asking, he is here to make sure I get the most out of what he has to teach and will take the time necessary to help me understand and feel confident in what I'm learning. I feel very lucky to have had the experience of meeting and learning from Luke!

Posted Mar 6, 2018
Emma T.
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Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher! You sense his passion to help others. He’s also very accommodating with his schedule. I would highly recommend him!

Posted Jan 5, 2018
SHUAI Z.
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Excellent!!
Luke is a knowledgable polyglot. He is very patient and teach me step by step. The teaching style is super logic. I learned a lot from him. And I just came to U.S. My English is not so good. But Luke could teach me Spanish very well. I will continue to learn with Luke.
Such an amazing teacher!

Posted Dec 31, 2017
Gino
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Luke is very professional, totally amd completely dedicated to his students and full of passion for what he teaches. Right after the first lesson we already have established a great connection and I'm sure you will feel like you 've know him for years and with such chemistry you will progress easier and faster than any method. Best instructor ever! Highly recommended!

Posted Dec 16, 2017
Will D.
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Luke has been very friendly, flexible and engaged to support the family as they learn English. Highly recommend !!

Posted Nov 27, 2017
Spencer C.
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Really informative and interesting

Posted Apr 28, 2017
inna
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Luke is amazing!! He is patient and wants you to learn and get better. I'm going to keep taking Italian with him until I learn everything there is to know!!! :) Best decision ever!

Posted Mar 24, 2017
Rubi
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Excellent teacher!

Posted Mar 8, 2017
Larry
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5 star after first lesson
I have a feeling of confidence I can learn with his approach

I LIKE IT

I can be more detailed after a couple lessons ...very motivated after our first lesson

looking forward to reviewing and preparing myself for next lesson

Posted Feb 8, 2017
Gerald
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What a great start! Luke is patient, encouraging and made my initial lesson feel fun and exciting.

Posted Feb 3, 2017
Tucker
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I had my first lesson with Luke today and it was absolutely wonderful! He is such a great teacher! I highly recommend him if you're considering learning a language!

Posted Jan 20, 2017
Steve
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Luke was Amazing! I having some knowledge of the language but yet still consider myself a beginner. I was thoroughly impressed with his command of the language and also his very easy method of making you understand. I look forward to my many lessons with Luke in the future!

Posted Jan 18, 2017
Jennifer
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Very personable and easy to talk to. Look forward to our second lesson!

Posted Jan 13, 2017
Matt Waters
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Great first lesson with Luke. I appreciate that he took extra time to go over everything. Looking forward to the next one.

Posted Jan 12, 2017
David P.
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Great experience!! Great instructor!!
David was super happy and feels super motivated to continue!!
Thanks!!

Posted Jan 3, 2017
gregory philip P.
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Good

Posted Jan 2, 2017
Ruth
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This was my first lesson and it was great. Very knowledgeable.

Posted Dec 24, 2016
Ronald
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Luke is a renaissance man- classics scholar, linguist, teacher conversationalist - and military pilot. I think he's really triplets.

Posted Dec 19, 2016
Whitley
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So far so good

Posted Dec 19, 2016
Alphonsus
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We are taking Latin with Luke. He is really great and the lesson is very efficient eventhough it's done online.

Posted Dec 13, 2016
Giuseppe C.
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Great!

Posted Dec 9, 2016
Jasmine
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Luke is awesome! He is responsible, responsive, and knowledgeable. My daughter finds him very helpful, and can't say enough good things about him.

Posted Dec 4, 2016
Joyce D.
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Luke was very pleasant and patient and did a thorough job of assessing my current knowledge so that he can tailor my next lessons. I am looking forward to my next lesson aleady!

Posted Nov 14, 2016
Rubi E.
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Great tutor.

Posted Nov 10, 2016
Brianna F.
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Luke is great!! Very knowledgeable and seems to be an expert at linguistics. Instructs very well. He is nice and funny. We would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn one of the several languages he teaches :-)

Posted Oct 30, 2016
Yana F.
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Luke is a fantastic teacher. He is patient and makes each lesson fun and very informative. His lessons are structured and easy to follow. It's been a pleasure working with him.

Posted Oct 27, 2016
Alexandra
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Excellent teacher!

Posted Sep 24, 2016
Dominic S.
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This was our first experience with an online course. My son and I were immediately at ease with Luke. I appreciate his enthusiasm.

Posted Sep 24, 2016
Brad R.
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What a stand up guy! He’s naturally a fantastic teacher and my wife and I feel very grateful to have him as our Italian teacher. He’s extremely courteous, informative and patient. You will LOVE working with Luke, guaranteed!

Posted Sep 19, 2016
Michelle
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Extremely knowledgeable, courteous and patient. I've sampled numerous tutors and been unimpressed until now. Very confident I can achieve intermediate/advanced mastery of Japanese under his instruction.

Posted Sep 17, 2016
Gabriel H.
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My kids were "meh" about Latin lessons last year. Not any more, they come hopping out of their lesson with Luke happy and bright and excited for the next one. He is encouraging, patient and has a gift for teaching young students. I hope he'll always be their Latin teacher and maybe more!

Posted Sep 10, 2016
Kenyon
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Luke has been a fantastic Astronomy teacher! He has been thorough and quick to answer all of my questions, and he has also helped me find other resources to help me with my learning. He is very friendly and a pleasure to learn from.

Posted Sep 6, 2016
Carol R.
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He is awesome! Can't wait for the next lesson!

Posted Aug 29, 2016
Derrick
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Luke is thorough, enthusiastic, and very helpful. I am looking forward to the next lesson. Thanks.

Posted Aug 21, 2016
Debra S.
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My first lesson! I was actually rather nervous. Luke is wonderful. He makes you feel fantastico! Can't wait for more. I forgot to mention, besides his linguistic skill, I think he is very pleasant in regards to talking with you and helping you feel comfortable and encouraged.

Posted Aug 14, 2016
Victoria
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Luke was excellent, the first lesson was very informative and I already got off to a great start, Luke is friendly and will explain things thoroughly, I highly recommend him.

Posted Aug 14, 2016
Brendan M.
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Luke is a fantastic Latin teacher. I've learned more in my short time with Luke than I did in the three years I took Latin in high school. Luke is very patient and willing to go the extra mile to make sure I understand the future. I've really enjoyed the lessons. If you are looking for a top notch Latin teacher, Luke is your man.

Posted Aug 8, 2016
Jessica C.
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Luke is such a phenomenal teacher. He takes the time to explain all the material in a manner that is easy to understand and comprehend. :)

Posted Aug 6, 2016
Richard P.
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The first lesson was great. Luke is clearly very knowledgable about the language, its historical and cultural context...I'm looking forward to the next one already!

Posted Aug 6, 2016
Amanda
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First lesson with Luke was great! can't wait to continue on this journey of learning Italian.

Posted Jul 26, 2016
Luis V.
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Amazing instructor. Finding Luke was finding a gem. His method of teaching is the best, easy and simple way of learning. I recommend without a doubt.

Posted Jul 24, 2016
Leroy N.
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Luke is a A1 instructor. I have reletives in Italy and would like to be able to converse with them better, so I am taking Italian lessons, from luke. Never good at language, but Luke is very patient and teaches at the students pace. Sees that you understand, before moving on. Thanks Luke

Posted Jul 6, 2016
Carla
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I like studying with Luke. He is patient, makes sure you are relaxed, and will go over anything again and again. He makes sure you understand the words and has you repeat them. He is very knowledgeable. I know I will learn a lot from him. He will even print out the lesson so you can study for the next lesson. I am very happy with Luke.

Posted Apr 11, 2016

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Experience

Avation Officer
Apr 2015 - Present

United States Army

UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter pilot in the Arizona Army National Guard.

Pilot
Apr 2014 - Present

Civil Air Patrol

Volunteer search and rescue pilot for the Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol.

A Cappella Music Arranger
Aug 2009 - Present

Amadeus Arrangements

I have founded and been musical director for five a cappella groups and arranged a cappella sheet music for those groups and for customers via my website.

Japanese Teacher
Apr 2013 - Apr 2015

Yokota Air Base, Japan

When I was stationed in Tokyo, I was able to become fluent in Japanese rapidly by means of special techniques I acquired, and turned those techniques into a multi-level course to help other Americans achieve proficiency in Japanese.

Logistics Officer
May 2012 - Apr 2015

United States Air Force

Led and managed the cargo and passenger movement system at the largest military aerial port hub in the Pacific.

Geology Teacher
Aug 2009 - May 2012

San Diego State University

While I was in graduate school for my M.S. in Geological Sciences, I taught Intro to Geology courses, as well as tutoring privately.

Latin & Spanish Teacher
Aug 2008 - Aug 2009

Moravian Academy Middle School

Taught Spanish and Latin full time at Moravian Academy Middle School, grades 6, 7, and 8.

Italian Teacher
Jan 2006 - Aug 2008

Lehigh University

Taught Italian classes at Lehigh University after the college cancelled its Italian program. I was the sole Italian teacher at Lehigh University during that time.

Education

M.S. Geological Sciences
Aug 2009 - May 2012

San Diego State University

B.S. Geological Sciences
Aug 2003 - May 2008

Lehigh University

Italian Language
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006

Florence University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Greek

Limited Proficiency

Italian

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Japanese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Latin

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Polish

Limited Proficiency

Romanian

Professional Proficiency

Russian

Professional Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Williams Prize
May 2008

Lehigh University

Affiliations

Phi Beta Delta
May 2007
Phi Beta Delta, founded at California State University, Long Beach in 1986, was established as an organization in 1987 with 38 chartered chapters, many of which had existed for a considerable time previously at the local level. It is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. As of December of 2012, 192 chapters have been chartered.
Phi Beta Kappa
May 2007
The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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