My methodology is to balance a relaxed teaching environment with intensity. Fluency requires immersion and immersion requires enjoyment and dedication in equal measure. I aim to send my students on a cultural journey as well as linguistic, giving as much context as possible to grammar, etymology and the necessary skills (reading, listening etc).
I'm a natively trilingual French, Spanish and English linguist who has a passion for teaching, sport and literature. Having a tutor that understands the challenges from an English speakers perspective makes language learning so much easier than learning from someone who has never studied their own language. With over ten years experience interpreting, translating and tutoring all around the world, I guarantee the best language learning package available.
For group sessions I charge a discounted rate of $30 per hour per person.
Joseph taught me advanced French and helped me prep for my C1 exam. Great teacher, and very knowledgeable about his languages. Would highly recommend.
I met Joe when I asked him to tutor me in Spanish before a trip to Mexico. He was the best tutor I've had yet - he taught me in a way which not only made me enjoy learning, but enabled me to understand the language and pick it up very quickly. He was able to quickly pick out areas which I struggled with and give me a new approach to learning the language, as well as helping me with fun ways to practise the bits I found less interesting. After a few months of tutoring I was able to go to Mexico with a great understanding of the language, able to interact with locals and fully immerse myself into the Mexican culture. Without Joe's tutoring I wouldn't have enjoyed my experience half as much, and I doubt I would be anywhere near my current level of Spanish. 100% recommend - great guy who is a natural at teaching and a very fun person to be around.
Joseph taught me beginners’ Spanish. He had a number of effective techniques which cured my habit of trying to relate Spanish language to its English equivalent. He is both patient and intuitive which meant that I felt that I achieved more than I expected in each session.
His excellent knowledge of idiomatic Spanish and the Spanish speaking world in general was very useful for my travels in Spain. He is very knowledgeable of life in Madrid which also facilitated my trip.
Thank you for you friendly and easygoing approach. I’m hoping to travel in France in the next year or two and am most keen to receive his tutelage if he’s still teaching next year.
Friendly, tailored lessons, easy to get on with, very relaxed and enthusing teacher.
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