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About

Sam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
September 2013

Hi! My name is Sam! This is my third year with TakeLessons and I couldn't be happier with the students that have come my way. If you're reading this, then you've taken the first step in finding a tutor that is right for you!

I am currently working on my Bachelor's degree at Worcester State University. I will have a double major in Spanish and Communication.

I love Spanish, and I believe that you can really get the hang of it after a little time and practice. With grammar review, practice, and vocabulary memorization, it becomes really easy to learn this language. I am more than happy to be here to help you learn this exciting language! Proper pacing is crucial to learning a new language. Therefore, I make each lesson customized for every student.

Every lesson, you will receive downloadable links with all of the content covered in the lesson. You will also get access to an exclusive Spanish discussion board which all of my students are welcome to participate in.

I have recently began teaching group classes in Spanish as well. Group classes are great for those that prefer larger classrooms and interacting with peers. I am teaching beginning through intermediate level group classes.

Aside from Spanish, I also teach Adobe Photoshop. There are endless possibilities with Photoshop, and I am here to let you discover some of them. No experience? Tired of watching youtube tutorials with no feedback? Maybe you need a tutor to guide you through the process!

We will start off with layers and then go on from there, moving into the more intricate tools such as the pen tool, layer masks, and blending modes.

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Experience

Film Making Instructor
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Incrediflix

Instruct filmmaking summer camps for children between the ages of 7 and 13. Work with students to create a variety of both live action and stop motion videos. Student’s completed projects are are uploaded online upon completion

Education

Spanish & Communication
Sep 2014 - Present
Worcester State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR
Jul 2015
Red Cross

Certification in CPR.

Awards

Dean's List
May 2015
Framingham State University
Community Service Achievement
Jun 2011
Shrewsbury High School

Photos & Videos

Photoshop Trailer
Resurfaced

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The Tea Party

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Paper Dreams Timelapse
Prospect

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Garden of Sweet Rememberance

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"Paper Dreams"

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Falling

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The Disco Ball
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56 Reviews

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Ronda Apr 18, 2017
Spanish · Online

Sam does a great job. His classes are fun. He is easy to talk with and very encouraging. I enjoy being a part of his classes and learn mucho.

Armand A. Mar 8, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Chris G. Feb 21, 2017
Spanish · Online

Genuinely cares about his students and their learning.

Remi L. Jan 30, 2017
Spanish · Online

First lesson, so far so good!

Shaun S. Jan 24, 2017
Spanish · Online

Mark M. Dec 15, 2016
Spanish · Online

Jennifer Dec 13, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam was awesome! I had a great first lesson! His teaching method is easy to follow and learn from.

Manuela Dec 1, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Very well explained. I enjoyed the lesson a lot. Happy to learn more from Sam next week.

Elizabeth K. Nov 27, 2016
Spanish · Online

Kathy S. Oct 30, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is awesome! We have a lot of fun! He is patient and knowledgeable. He has a real grasp of Spanish and can pull info right out of his head at the moment!

phoebe Y. Oct 26, 2016
Spanish · Online

Daniel R. Oct 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

Few things in Life have been as simply easy as becoming a friend with Sam, especially when compared to other teachers. His light-hearted approach makes learning another language as comfortable as it could be. Wether you're looking for tenacious discussion or freshening up on the basic building blocks, Sam's abilities far surpass any previous foreign language class I have taken, which is saying a lot.

Overall, there is no going wrong when investing in Sam. More than a virtual contact, Sam cares about your progress as a student and makes scheduling as easy as it has ever been for me.

Keep it simple and effective; hire Sam.

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Yusuf S. Sep 27, 2016
Spanish · Online

Very organized, clear and easy to understand. He is also very approachable if you have any questions unlike some other teachers. Looking forward to future lessons!

Annette B. Sep 22, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is a great teacher. He is patient, driven and supply all the tools that is available to connect to your learning styles.. Thanks Sam. If I am getting Spanish anyone else can!!

Dyana S. Aug 17, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is a great teacher!! He is so patient during our lessons and he explains every step of the way. I totally feel like I will achieve my goals to have a conversation in Spanish with others in record time because of Sam!! I recommend him to everyone that shows an interest in learning a new language.

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Deborrah O. Aug 16, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is great!

Leah A. Jul 27, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Clear, concise, organized--excellent rapport, positive. Helped me in exactly what I needed. I intend to sign up for more classes with Sam.

Jeremy S. Jul 24, 2016
Spanish · Online

Great teacher. Very fun and interactive.

Chris Q. Jul 19, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam knows his Abode Photoshop and loves working with it. Great to communicate with. Highly Recommend and would give him 6 stars if it was available.

Dinah Gayton Jul 11, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is an extremely appreciated trooper!!
Even though we could not work on my lesson face to face today (issues on my end) I had a great lesson! I can tell that Sam is going to be an awesome instructor for me. 😃

John Jun 23, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam's great! I wasn't prepared and he made the lesson work anyway! Thanks Sam!

Gloria Jun 15, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam is an awesome natural-born teacher. He explained everything really well and made it seem so easy. Highly recommended!

Veronique B. Jun 15, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is really fun, dynamic, genuine, helpful. He gave me lots of amazing tips that helped me get into the right mind frame when learning Spanish. He is a great teacher.

Chris G. Jun 14, 2016
Spanish · Online

Easy to talk to and work with. Organized with a lot of resources for in and out of class.

Carolyn M. Jun 10, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

This is my first lesson and I am absolutely elated at how much Sam has taught me. I am so appreciative and can't wait for our next class!!

Juan Pablo Jun 9, 2016
Spanish · Online

All I can say is wow! And LA DEE DAH! This young man knows so much at such a young age and I highly suggest you take a lesson with him.

Toni S. Jun 8, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is AWESOME!!!....Very welcoming and patience!!!

Jeremy S. Jun 7, 2016
Spanish · Online

happy to see where this goes.

Sharie Q. Jun 6, 2016
Spanish · Online

First session with Sam was absolutely wonderful. I had a few issues but Sam willingly accommodated me. I'm excited and looking forward to future sessions.

Kelly C. Jun 3, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam is an excellent tutor. If you need some private lessons in Photoshop this is money very well invested. I have a very specific project I am working on and Sam showed me tools relevant to me and helped me immensely. He listened, understood and made good use of the time. I'm sure I will be calling in for more help and lessons as I need them! Thankyou Sam!!

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Amber Q. Jun 2, 2016
Spanish · Online

Thoroughly enjoyed our session. He is very organized and explains everything in great detail.

Timothy Y. Jun 1, 2016
Spanish · Online

It was an awesome lesson!

Fredric J. Jun 1, 2016
Spanish · Online

So far so good....picking up pretty good

Neha R. May 31, 2016
Spanish · Online

It was great experience and Sam is really good instructor and I am waiting for next class.Hasta Pronto

Dyana S. May 26, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is the BEST!! He understood my level of experience with the language immediately and presented his instruction based on that level. He has assigned homework so that I can practice until our next session.

I am very happy with Sam and look forward to our next class. I have posted a pic of me and my beautiful niece who is very excited that I am learning Spanish!

Dyana Santangelo

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mary lou May 12, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam was easily able to adapt to my pace and is extremely thorough. Can't wait for the next session. :)

Kathy S. Apr 27, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam is incredibly patient and very knowledgeable of the Spanish language. He has pre-designed lessons of any area you want to focus on! He personally created all of these lessons for any level of learner. He was very prepared and I was very impressed with his professionalism, grasp of the material, kind and fun personality. (Plus I wanted someone who would give me homework and he did.) Looking forward to continuing to work with him!

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Mene P. Apr 26, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

my first lesson, and my first time doing anything in photoshop, and Sam was amazingly patient with me and supportive. i have confidence in myself for our next lesson to do so mucn more! thank you Sam

Angel G. Apr 20, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam really helped work around my schedule -- amazing especially because I am sick!

Angel G. Apr 20, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam really helped work around my schedule -- amazing especially because I am sick!

Stephanie Mar 21, 2016
Spanish · Online

I had to write to tell people about how nice and helpful Sam was. I signed up for an online class and was given great resources to use for on the go and good ideas for challenging your brain in different ways to learn. Thanks Sam!

Steven Mar 17, 2016
Spanish · Online

We just took a "Spanish for Dining Out" class with Sam. I don't have any experience with Spanish, but Sam was patient and I learned a lot!

Cedric Mar 2, 2016
Spanish · Online

Sam really took time with me and listened to my questions. I felt really comfortable. We started speaking Spanish very quickly. I liked his approach!

Oge O. Feb 23, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Very very nice. He goes on a good pace.

Laura Gonzales Feb 5, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Took my first lesson with Sam today. He did a great job coaching me through the steps.

Mike Jan 26, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · In home

Sam is an excellent instructor. My son and his friend take his Photoshop and video classes. He is knowledgeable, personable and is patient and understanding with my 12 year old. Sam also has some understanding of photography that he has taught during some of their lessons.
I use Photoshop and Adobe products in my profession, and I've learned a few things that Sam has taught my son.

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Linda D. Dec 11, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam makes learning fun and effective. He will guide you to accomplish your goals and help you become proficient in PH. Sam is a perfect choice as a teacher!

Pauline L. Nov 20, 2015
Spanish · Online

Sam is a flexible teacher. He adjusts to the student's needs and learning style. And he makes eash session fun.:)

Chad K. Nov 1, 2015
Spanish · Online

Good first lesson.

Tina D. Oct 26, 2015
Spanish · Online

Very pleased with first class.

KATHLEEN Oct 21, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam is quick thinking/brilliant/has the patience of a saint . . . the lessons are so enjoyable!

Katherine Homan Sep 20, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online

First lesson was great - we are off to a good start and I plan to take more lessons from Sam!

Joyce G. Jun 3, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam is an excellent instructor. He is always on time and prepared for what we will work and learn that day. He is pleasant and patient in the lessons. He is highly recommended.

Chris G. May 12, 2015
Spanish · Online

First class...so far so good!

Jasmine B. Aug 10, 2014
Spanish · Online

Sam is simply the best instructor ever! I have learned so much from him and I enjoyed our online tutoring sessions. My Spanish has definitely improved a ton and he made learning so much fun. He is very professional and approachable with any questions/concerns and I would recommend him highly to anyone wanting to learn or improve their Spanish skills.

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eddie K. Aug 5, 2014
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Sam has been a superstar! Extremely knowledgeable and teaches in a way that's fun and quick to learn. I couldn't have found a better instructor and my Photoshop skills are growing everyday!!..

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