- 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.
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
Certification in CPR.
I spoke with Ray last month about taking Photoshop lessons. I specifically told him I did not want a membership and would try this one, and if I liked it I would get a membership. He offered me 5 classes with a discount and I made it clear again that I was just don't this once...... Well fast forward to this month. I was charged for 9.95$ and was told it was for the membership, by Michael. He said he reviewed the call and heard what I said but still was not going to issue me a refund.
The reason why I did not call back to take lessons again. Is due to the teacher and I agreeing on a time and day. And then when I talked to the teacher that day on that hour, he changed how the session would go. Then I had to deal with computer issues from his end. He was also unprepared and didn't listen to me when we first talked on what I wanted to learn. So I had to waste time again with telling him (which cut into our session time). He was also sick, and that's nasty to hear. I would of rather had him call me that morning when he learned he was sick, and just cancel with me and reschedule....... Near the end my internet went down. But I stayed nice and polite and talked to him on the phone to answer another question. And was done before our time was up and he said we could schedule for another day if I wanted to finish the remaining time I had left. But I said no due to all the problems and him not being prepared.
When the teacher and I first talked. He should have wrote down what I was needing to learn. And then send images we were going to work on together. And then know what steps he wanted to take (he had no idea what to edit and sometimes not how to edit it). And when his computer/internet was messing up, he should have called it quits and rescheduled. With him being sick and not even going to school, he should have known he was not up for teaching. And lastly he should have not tried squeezing me in.
So that is why I did not want to try again with y'all or get a membership. And now this of charging me a monthly membership is only confirming that others need to be very cautious of taking lessons with y'all.
I was going to stay hush. But with y'all not refunding my money, I will tell you why and unfortunately leave a bad review.
Also I received an email after I spoke with Ray about "lessons 25" where I could get the lesson for 25$ instead of 50$. When I called telling yeah that afternoon, I was told I would get a refund. And never got it. But I let it go. And then when I saw this bill of the 9.95 enough is enough. And Michael is saying the lesson 25$ was a credit because they can't do refunds.
Sam was funny, and explained everything really well. I mean if you're reading this you should go and purchase a lesson. Trust me, it's awesome!
Sam was awesome, and very easy to communicate with. I highly reccomend him.
EXCELLENT!! EASY TO UNDERSTAND!!! GREAT TEACHER!
What an awesome first lesson in Photoshop! Sam knew exactly how to deliver a basic class to us. Signed up for another one tomorrow!
Great class today!
I'm really enjoying my lessons with Sam, once the technology got straightened out! He's very personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. He's very good at listening and encouraging me to speak and try things even if I'm incorrect. I appreciate the work he puts into making sure I have appropriate homework. I've only had 3 lessons, and I'm already moving right along through the concepts and finding myself thinking about how to say things in Spanish at points in my day. Sam's a great teacher!+ Read More
Thanks Sam, I was great!!
I debated for awhile between teachers, but based on reviews decided to try Sam. I was extremely impressed with how prepared he is, and all the lessons and materials he has ready at his fingertips. He does an excellent job teaching and adjusting on the fly, and has been very flexible and accommodating with my hectic schedule. I felt intimidated going into my first lesson, but by the end felt very comfortable coming back.+ Read More
Five stars don't justify his commitment and abilities to teach. My son's grades simply shot up and also he developed interest in language in general. Thank you Sam. we miss you! I can't wait for my younger kid to start Spanish at school.
You are undoubtedly the BEST INSTRUCTOR EVER! :):):)
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.
Genuinely cares about his students and their learning.
First lesson, so far so good!
Sam was awesome! I had a great first lesson! His teaching method is easy to follow and learn from.
Very well explained. I enjoyed the lesson a lot. Happy to learn more from Sam next week.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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.+ Read More
Sam is great!
Clear, concise, organized--excellent rapport, positive. Helped me in exactly what I needed. I intend to sign up for more classes with Sam.
Great teacher. Very fun and interactive.
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.
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. 😃
Sam's great! I wasn't prepared and he made the lesson work anyway! Thanks Sam!
Sam is an awesome natural-born teacher. He explained everything really well and made it seem so easy. Highly recommended!
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.
Easy to talk to and work with. Organized with a lot of resources for in and out of class.
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!!
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.
Sam is AWESOME!!!....Very welcoming and patience!!!
happy to see where this goes.
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.
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!!+ Read More
Thoroughly enjoyed our session. He is very organized and explains everything in great detail.
It was an awesome lesson!
So far so good....picking up pretty good
It was great experience and Sam is really good instructor and I am waiting for next class.Hasta Pronto
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!
Sam was easily able to adapt to my pace and is extremely thorough. Can't wait for the next session. :)
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!+ Read More
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
Sam really helped work around my schedule -- amazing especially because I am sick!
Sam really helped work around my schedule -- amazing especially because I am sick!
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!
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!
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!
Very very nice. He goes on a good pace.
Took my first lesson with Sam today. He did a great job coaching me through the steps.
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.
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!
Sam is a flexible teacher. He adjusts to the student's needs and learning style. And he makes eash session fun.:)
Good first lesson.
Very pleased with first class.
Sam is quick thinking/brilliant/has the patience of a saint . . . the lessons are so enjoyable!
First lesson was great - we are off to a good start and I plan to take more lessons from Sam!
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.
First class...so far so good!
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.+ Read More
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!!..