Introduction: Dear Student/Client,
I am very flexible, as long as you give me a day and an approximate time of when you would prefer your lesson.
If you are on Eastern time zone I am available till 10:00pm your time up to 3 times a week, because practice makes perfect.
Total immersion is part of my method and I make it available to students who want to be accountable for their learning process and would like to work with me as a team.
When progress wil be noticeable in my students performance, as a bonus I could offer you some free sessions to improve your verbal and conversational skills.
Typos in my answering my students' reviews happened only once, with Nuttiya.
I typed "applying" but spell check changed it into "spying" and in one of the sentences I forgot to capitalize the first letter in that sentence. My apologies.
I will teach you and any additional family member or friend for only $35/hr.! Take advantage of this offer before I go back to normal rates!
ITALIAN (Beginner level only)
PORTUGUESE for beginners only
8-20 yr olds and adults: $18.00/hr.
Ignore my available hours! I will make time for you regardless of my present schedule!!
You can read this short profile or the long one below this one:
My name is Robert Mirza. I am a Spanish, French, Italian and English as Second Language teacher,
polyglot, Graphic Designer from the Art Institute of Houston and Art teacher. I teach since 1973.
Since I worked 15 years in the export business with Brazil, I can teach you very elementary Brazilian PORTUGUESE at a very low price ($18.00/hour). (SEE ABOVE SPECIAL DEAL!!!)
I also write, read and speak fluently Dutch, Portuguese and Papiamentu (the native language for Aruba and Curacao) and I love teaching languages to help people communicate better and be able to travel to beautiful countries and mingle with the locals and have real fun. I am also helping students communicate with relatives who speak another language.
You lose half of the fun if you go to Mexico, France or Italy without speaking the language. I also specialize teaching young children and teaching conversation and verbs to Any Age Group.
I learned Spanish when I was 7 in Uruguay and I spent almost 10 years in the Rio de la Plata and I came back to the USA in February 2019.
I speak French and Italian as a native speaker since my mother was Italian and my father of French culture and we spoke Italian and French at home. I love teaching and always considered it my vocation.
I teach online only through Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, GoToMeeting and Whatsapp. The latter if you have a tablet or would work better since a cellular has a very small screen.
All other platforms are not reliable for a one hour long lesson. I pay you the $10.00 if PayPal.com asks you to prepay, after the first month of lessons.
If all this sounds good to you, we are a team!
A BIG NO-NO
Students doing GHOSTING are not allowed to be my students.
Please be aware that all unscheduled and last moment classes are never more than 20 minutes long.
All 30 minutes and 1 hour long classes need to be scheduled at least 48 hours ahead of time to avoid misunderstandings!
If you need to cancel and or postpone a lesson, save money if you let me know 24 hours ahead by email or text!
NO STUDENT BROKERS PLEASE.
I DEAL ONLY DIRECTLY WITH STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS.
ONLY PREPAID PER LESSON AND THROUGH ZELLE'S, PAYPAL, CASH APP, VENMO.
NO OTHER PAYMENT METHODS.
ALL LESSONS ARE PREPAID, PER LESSON OR WEEKLY OR MONTHLY. IF LESSONS ARE NOT PREPAID, THEY WILL BE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION.
My commitment to my students is 400%. You can learn Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, English (if it is not your native language) and other three languages with me in a very personalized, practical, relaxed and efficient manner, in addition to also drawing if you have art inclinations. I love what I do and I am available also between lessons. The same goes for my clients for translations.
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
My teaching philosophy is very simple: What else can I do for my students?
I TEACH ONLY THROUGH SKYPE, GoToMeeting, ZOOM, GOOGLE MEET and WHATSAPP.
BEFORE I CHOOSE YOU AS MY STUDENT WE NEED TO HAVE A FREE OF CHARGE PHONE CALL/VIDEO CALL INTERVIEW, EVEN BEFORE THE DEMO LESSON.
ALL MY STUDENTS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME.
I AM ALSO WRITING LANGUAGE BOOKS, AND ARTICLES FOR MEDIUM.COM, SO MY TIME IS LIMITED. ASK FOR A FREE INTERVIEW ONLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUSLY GOING TO STUDY AND DEDICATE TIME TO YOUR NEW LANGUAGE WITH MY FULL DEDICATION TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR GOALS.
And if your children like art, I teach drawing to children aged 6-12.
If you prefer, Instead of using only books, which could be boring for some, since they are mass produced and would not always match your learning goals, ******* I ask all my students to give me a list of subjects they find very interesting******so I design conversational material which will matter only to each one of them and nobody else!
EXCLUSIVE OFFER NO OTHER TEACHER ON EARTH WILL EVER OFFER YOU, AND I MEAN IT:
At any given time during the week, and after we both agree, you can practice with me any of the languages I am teaching you, with no extra charge through a 20 minutes audio or video conversation. There is no way you can't learn with this bonus I offer you. This opportunity is offered to you on a golden plate! Nobody else does it! Believe me, nobody else will even consider giving you their time for FREE EVERY SINGLE DAY!
Because you need to practice! Don't miss this opportunity! And you can also contact me free for he Languages, Art and Drawing lessons. I keep updating pictures.
***NEW NEW NEW***
Win a 5 month scholarship!
If you are interested, we will send your name to an independent panel to have a chance at being the choosen one.
TEACHING CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 9
I can teach very young children as long as they can pay attention when I show them flash cards and tell them stories in Spanish and teach them colors and numbers. If they are hyperactive and get bored very fast online learning is not for them. 75% of children don't like learning with a live person online but love watching cartoons because they don't have to interact with the cartoons. If your child loves interacting with people she/he doesn't know through Skype, Zoom, Whatsapp and Facebook messenger video chat, then she/he is a candidate for learning Spanish online with a live teacher, and after all, a totally stranger.
Always teaching children live is cognitively better and more natural for the student, meanwhile online learning at this tender age is forceful for any child.
Having said that, I still want to teach your child, but be aware of the fact that most young children don't like it and are not yet ready for that experience.
All the above applies teaching children Art and Drawing online too. But I have been blessed with students who really love drawing!
Before You Make a Commitment To Be My Student!
=================== I OFFER FREE DEMO LESSONS================== ***You have nothing to loose, but a new language to gain!!! Besides, I interview my students at a free of charge meeting to talk face to face, but online, about your goals and needs and about how I will teach you the language you want to learn. Remember, free of charge.
(See pictures attached)
I have been teaching Spanish privately and in schools since 1973, and online since 2018.
I am a US citizen and I came back from Uruguay, where I lived already twice. I lived 38 years in Texas by now (2021).
Please read on below so you see the languages I speak and teach.
I have a Spanish Teaching Degree from The Netherlands and an Associate in Applied Arts Degree in Advertising Design from the Art Institute of Houston.
I speak, read, write and teach 7 languages fluently (Spanish/by age 7, as a native speaker from Uruguay.
English/by age 16 ,
French/native speaker, Italian/native speaker, Dutch/by age 15, Portuguese/since 2005 and Papiamentu/by age 15.
I did teach Spanish in San Antonio, Pharr, The Netherlands, Sugar Land and now in McAllen then Kansas City, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida I did teach French in The Netherlands and in Sugar Land and Italian in Sugar Land and McAllen. I followed a Seminar for French teachers in the French island of Guadeloupe.
I also did teach Portuguese as a private teacher in Sugar Land. I did teach English privately in Uruguay and also in Houston.
I also do translations for all of the above mentioned languages, and proofreading and editing in Spanish.
I lived nine and a half years in Uruguay.
I also lived 14 years in The Netherlands, and so far 38 (in 2021) in the USA.
I TEACH THROUGH ZOOM, SKYPE, GoToMeeting and Whatsapp.
At this time I am teaching privately online and in person in the McAllen area, mask required.
I offer a very personalized experience to my students on a one to one basis, where my attention goes to only one student at a time when teaching privately.
This allows me to teach with and without books, and with web links when needed, in addition to my own material about South America as opposed to using boring books with stories or texts never related to real life in any Latin American country.
But of course I have the best books lined up on demand, no problem.
When I teach languages to children I also use art to make it fun and interesting. I can also give you examples of great books to use, on demand.
I am also flexible about the method to use, privately and groups.
You can discuss this with me before you choose me as your teacher.
I don't charge a retainer for you to keep me available to you for as long as you wish. I will never retire. My commitment is 400%. You will not understand this until you choose my academy.
EDITING & PROOFREADING FOR SPANISH AND FRENCH. ENGLISH FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS/Commitment
Just e-mail me any day, and I will answer you the same day, when possible.
Online Only - Not On The Spot - Done From Photographs Only Or through GoToMeeting - Contact Me For Quotes
***NEW NEW NEW ***SCULPTURE***
Together with Artist and Friend Paul Pritchett we have the perfect hands on team to teach you Sculpture.
If you are interested please contact me for
pricing and curriculum information, as well as scheduling lessons.
Please look at my pictures file to see sculpture samples.
Among my former students I was honored to be the tutor for Spanish for a vice president of Bank of America in Curaçao (a former territory of The Netherlands) Mr. Clark H.
I had a French student who went to live in Paris, and my art was bought by a prominent Houston art collector. Regarding translations, I was able to work a whole night on a translation from Portuguese into English allowing a client to keep custody of her son within a 24 hour deadline. Without the translated document she would have lost custody. I enjoy what I do for a living and money is not my motivation, but service instead.
My commitment to you is the key to my success and your satisfaction!
I give discounts if I have more than one student in the same class, if you want more than one lesson a week or if you want a course that would last more than 5 months.
I GIVE DISCOUNTS TO ALL MY STUDENTS. A YOU GOT TO DO IS ASK!
Mi nombre es Roberto Mirza y enseño inglés además de francés, italiano, holandés, portugués, español (que aprendí en Uruguay a los 7 años) y papiamento (este último es el idioma local de Aruba, Curazao y Bonaire, islas en el Caribe a media hora de vuelo de Caracas, Venezuela).
***ARTE Y DIBUJO Y ESCULTURA***
También doy clases de arte y dibujo para niños de 6-9 años. Soy también Diseñador Gráfico profesional del Art Institute de Houston y Maestro de Arte, Dibujo y Escultura.
Doy descuentos si enseño a dos o más personas a la vez, si usted quiere más de una lección por semana o si usted quiere un curso extenso, o sea de 5 meses o más.
Yo hablo inglés desde 1968 y lo fui perfeccionando estudiándolo en Uruguay, Curazao y Estados Unidos. En los años 90 lo estudié a nivel de escritor a través de Eldridge Writers Society y la Universidad de San Antonio, en Texas.
Di clases de inglés para el GED y de inglés conversacional desde el 2001 en Sugar Land, Texas y en Montevideo, Uruguay en los años 2017-2018. Soy profesor de idiomas desde 1973, cuando tenía 20 años.
¡La primera lección de demostración es GRATIS!
¡Usted no tiene nada que perder, sino que ganará un nuevo idioma! ¡Y la primera entrevista para saber cuál es su nivel de inglés o del idioma que quiere estudiar es gratis!
Ya que hablo 7 idiomas, le puedo enseñar a usted y a sus hijos y a sus amigos a hablar y escribir el inglés de EE.UU. de modo que usted y sus hijos o amigos podrán desarrollar todo su potencial en EE.UU. y no tendrán ninguna barrera para progresar y triunfar en este país donde todo es posible y todo se puede lograr.
DOY CLASES SOLAMENTE POR ZOOM, SKYPE, WHATSAPP y GoToMeeting, ¡PERO L
¡Apenas usted esté listo/a para aprender el inglés, estaré siempre disponible y no sólo durante las lecciones que doy por Skype, GoToMeeting y por Whatsapp! O sea que entre una lección y otra también estoy disponible por cualquier duda o pregunta que usted tenga. Y sin costo adicional puede usted practicar gratis conmigo el idioma de su preferencia por 15 minutos cuando quiera.
Mi motivación no es financiera sino para servirle.