I am a quadrilingual veteran, who has given back to the military community and the Colorado Springs community at large. I care about students opening their horizons to the global community through language and culture; and I want to positively impact future leaders by providing them with a solid background in communication.
I have been a fluent French, Spanish, Arabic and English speaker for over 30 years. I have lived in four continents and have an exulsevely broad cultural background. I understand the customs and curtesies of cultures ranging from the European continent, the Middle East and South America. I am also an Honor Graduate from the United States Defensive Launguage Institue.
I offer a unique, versatile tutoring experience where I can take a student with a rudemenary background to conversational, to fluent based on theirs needs.
I came to Raphael wanting to learn conversational French for my upcoming trip to Bordeaux with my boyfriend. He was extremely understanding of my dyslexia and learning needs. I had a great trip and was able to communicate with many french people and I had a great time.
It depends on the students needs, however with a solid time line and consistent sessions I can make solid progression. Within one month I can teach the basics to conversation. Over the course of a few months I would be confident with my student going overseas and conversing with locals.