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Robert M.
McAllen, Texas
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I started teaching Italian in 1985, in McAllen, Texas, as a private tutor. I again kept tutoring Italian, this time for freshmen college students in Sugar Land, Texas in 2015. I am an Italian native speaker, and at the present time I am writing short stories in Italian.
About Robert M.

My name is Robert M. I have a Spanish Teaching Degree from Curacao, a beautiful island that once was part of The Netherlands and I started teaching in 1973. So far I have been teaching Spanish for 12 years. I also have an Associate Degree in Applied Arts in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Houston. I combine art with any language to teach children up to 2nd grade to make it fun. For any other student, I use my innovative method without books, some sites on the net and we immediately start speaking the language the student wants to learn. But I still have the best books on demand if needed. I customize my lessons to the needs of my students and I am available 24/7 for any questions to make it as easy as possible for my students, no matter their age. Students doing ghosting are not allowed. I make learning fun and interesting for all my students because I love what I am doing! My students get 24/7 practice opportunities with my innovative teaching method.

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Robert is a very good teacher! He is funny and easy to talk to and above all he truly has a passion for teaching. I would definitely recommend taking lessons with him

Posted Jul 15, 2021
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I love it and I have much fun.

Posted Aug 19, 2019
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Robert was very well prepared. He has his hands full but is the consummate professional

Posted Jul 9, 2019

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Experience
French Teacher
Nov 2016 - Jul 2017
Fort Bend Christian Academy
I did teach French for 10th, 11th and 12th graders at this Christian High School. It was a great experience because the students dedication was outstanding, and because the school allowed me to use my own method. My students loved the story of Le Petit Prince, which I used at all my classes to motivate them and to have the same curiosity as the little prince himself to learn French. It was always a success.
Spanish Teacher
May 1973 - Jul 1981
I did teach at my own school in Curacao and Groningen, The Netherlands
I started teaching Spanish to adults in my own school in Curacao, in the Dutch Caribbean, and in Groningen, The Netherlands. And since 1997 in the USA. My students were adult professionals, business owners, nurses, Dutch citizens, American citizens, Dominican Republic citizens. Business owners needed Spanish to sell their products to then wealthy Venezuelans. American citizens did learn to travel, the same for most Dutch citizens. At that time I used my own short stories too, which I still do with my 6-8 yr. old students now, in addition to the stories they like, because if you bore a child, you loose him/her! Conversational skills were and are still my most important goal with mastery of Spanish verbs and tenses. We never used the books just to learn "book language." We talked all the time. My students learn to speak Spanish from lesson one. I started teaching online since October 2018 and I love it because of the one-on-one attention I can give to every and each one of my students!
Education
Associate in Applied Arts Degre in Advertising Design
Jul 1981 - Jun 1983
Art Institute of Houston
Spanish Teaching and Literature
Sep 1977 - Jun 1978
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Methodology Teaching French as Second Language
Jul 1975 - Jul 1975
Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe (sponsored by the Alliance Francaise of Curacao)
Spanish Teaching Degree
May 1973 - Sep 1974
Radulphus College, Curacao, The Netherlands
Languages
Bonaire
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Curacao)
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Dutch
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
French
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Italian
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Portuguese
Professional Proficiency
Papiamentu (language from Aruba
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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