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LEARN ENGLISH (First Lesson $35 Online/in Person) (Upper West Side)

(FYI: I am fully 'vaccinated', and 'boosted', so depending on your situation/ personal preference, we can meet in person or online.)

As an American born and bred, I have been tutoring English for about 15 years and, currently, have about 20 private students.
I also work for various American Corporations to improve the English Speaking of foreign employees when coming here to work in America.

Some of the things we would work on are:
Pronunciation
Building Vocabulary
Reading and Writing and Conversing in English via an assortment of lesson programs
Improving Grammar, Spelling, and Syntax
(Resume below)

I am also a successful Playwright and Lyricist (resume available). I have written several plays that have been produced in NYC and around the country.

Education:
Bachelors Degree in English Studies/Journalism - University of Illinois
Masters Degree in English Literature - Northwestern University

I derive great satisfaction helping students to attain their individual goals and I look forward to meeting you.

5 STAR REVIEWS FROM STUDENTS:

Wen Z.
Robert is incredibly easy to work with, making each lesson enjoyable and stress-free. As a total beginner, I have seen significant improvements in my skills, thanks to his patient and methodical teaching style.
Jun 10, 2024

Mayumi S.
I’ve taken 3 lessons with Robert so far and it’s been a great experience and lots of fun. He is a kind and thorough teacher and I am looking forward to continuing lessons. I’m basically a beginner but feel like I’ve already learned a lot from him already, and would highly recommend!
04/26/24

Preston D.
Robert is an excellent english teacher. He meets you where you're at and adapts his lesson plan to fit your interests/learning style. His keen attention to detail is very helpful. Would highly recommend!
May 1, 2024

Alexandra C.
The classes with Robert are excellent .He designs your personalized class to your needs. Thank you for helping me advance in my English.
Apr 27, 2024

Ella J.
Robert is fun, he's patient, flexible with time, and I learned a whole lot in a very short time!
Jan. 5, 2024

Mayank M.
Robert has been an excellent teacher - I had little background in English and he's been very patient and methodical in teaching me the basics and helping me build confidence. He gives highly personalized advice by carefully observing, which has been extremely helpful to me. Would 100% recommend.
Aug. 24, 2023

Linda M.
Robert is an excellent communicator, offers a calm and ease to learning a new skill, answers any and all questions, has a dedication and supportive nature.
July 15, 2023

Roula S.
Robert is excellent! I had minimal language background when I started taking lessons with him and only a few months in already feel confident. He is very patient and provides lots of constructive feedback. Highly recommend!
June 7, 2023

David W.
I’ve been working with Robert for a few months now and cannot praise him enough. He does a great job of breaking the learning curve down to manageable, actionable exercises that pay off. I was a novice in English and have been very impressed by his professionalism, patience, and his genuine excitement to see me improve.
March 30, 2023

Ellen G.
Robert has been a fantastic teacher, I have felt my skills improving each week. The exercises are fun and tailored to what I’m interested in learning. Cannot recommended highly enough!
Mar. 22, 2023

Felix Y.
Rob is a great teacher. His non-rushed and hands on approach really corrected my bad habits. Most importantly, he is truly happy when you are improving. Definitely the best English teacher that I ever had. Highly recommended.
Mar 17, 2023

James P.
I’ve been taking English lessons with Robert for about 2 months after taking a break for many years. He provides a good balance between technical exercises, grammar and conversation. He also provides historical context for the English language.
Feb. 29, 2023

Carl B.
He gives constant constructive feedback and does so in a patient manner. And he also provides additional notes outside of class. His scheduling has been very flexible for me, and is very responsive. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who wants to start learning English or wants to improve their comprehension and speaking.
Feb.15, 2023

Mario C.
Commenting on my American language teacher, Mr. Robert Mitchell, makes me very honored because I can enter the merits of a very valid person with methods to his credit and a deep knowledge of its subject that makes him excel in communicating and correcting the inevitable mistakes that occur when one begins to explore a "simple" yet complex language such as American-English, the 'Lingua Franca' used throughout the world. Therefore it isn't at all difficult for me to promote his professionalism and his way of working with beginner students, including using plenty of exercises and printed learning material that penetrate the understanding of others in order to better "attack" the most difficult areas of the language he teaches.
I congratulate Robert on the results obtained, clear proof of his teaching skills. Highly recommended!
Feb 1, 2023

Rebecca H.
Highly recommend. Robert has been a great English teacher. He is knowledgeable, patient and takes the time to explain everything. He has made my experience enjoyable!
Dec 28, 2022

Joy M.
Was able to recognize and address deficiencies in technique.
Oct 27, 2022

Marco M.
I work with Robert on a weekly basis to improve my English grammar and speaking skills. He is professional, knowledgeable and has great resources for learning. He provides weekly homework that is relevant and challenging.
During our sessions we converse in English, review/correct the assigned the homework and plan upcoming homework. Robert tailors each session and homework based on the areas where I need improvement.
I highly recommend Robert as an English tutor.
Oct 25, 2022

Soraya D.
Robert is a great teacher- he is articulate, patient, and very knowledgeable!
September 29, 2022

Perela G.
Robert has been a professional and extremely knowledgeable English instructor thus far, my husband and I have truly enjoyed working with him!
Aug. 25, 2022

Wayne G.
Robert is a very professional instructor with good work quality. Highly recommended.
Jul 20, 2022

Lisa C.
Robert is great! I've learned so much from him, and he's always kind and punctual. Definitely recommend!
Jul 8, 2022

Eric M.
Been doing lessons with Robert for many weeks at this point. Really enjoy the instruction and flexibility.
June 17, 2022

Julia P.
Robert made getting started on bass guitar easy by being a patient and skilled teacher. I’m enjoying the lessons and improving a lot. Defiant recommend him!
June 7, 2022

Verified
Kirstin P.
My daughter is enjoying her lessons with Robert and progressing very nicely. She had taken lessons for several years as a young child and then got interrupted, but Robert has gotten her back on track right where she left off. His approach is very efficient, and well balanced. Highly recommended!
May 29, 2022

Jennifer K.
Robert is excellent. He makes learning fun and really builds confidence.
May18, 2022

Rebecca P.
Robert is an excellent instructor. He is patient and thorough. I've been taking lessons with him for the last 2 months. His inputs have helped me improve my technique. I'd definitely recommend Robert to anyone looking to improve.
Apr 26, 2022

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Caroline W.
Robert's pace for progressing skills over time is perfect, as well as his ability to identify, communicate, and help improve areas where I’ve struggled. I have seen continuous improvement since working with him and can’t recommend him enough!
Apr 25, 2022

Karen W.
I learned how to improve my speaking from Robert. He is professional, responsive and provides high value. I recommend learning from Robert!
Apr 23, 2022

Dan F.
Robert is an excellent English teacher who I am working with to improve all aspects of my speaking and writing. Robert is able to recognize areas to improve my language skills through changes both large and small. I would highly recommend Robert to both beginners and those more experienced.
Apr 23, 2022

Mark S.
Robert knows his stuff and makes lessons fun!
March 20, 2022

Sara R.
Robert is a dedicated and patient English teacher. His language background and skill are evident during the lessons. Highly recommend!
Dec 11, 2021

April Y.
My friend and I started English lessons with Robert as almost beginners. Robert was very effective in breaking down the basic grammar in digestible detail and I felt that we were learning technique in a structured manner. We tried several instructors and found Robert to be the most detailed, and we appreciated that Robert advanced us at an appropriate pace so that we did not feel overwhelmed by trying to learn too much at one time. I would highly recommend Robert for any future prospective students.
Dec 5, 2021

Cc P.
Robert has been very patient and encouraging with teaching newbies. He also helps correct my pronunciation very carefully. Would definitely recommend him!
Dec 1, 2021

Ofir L.
Robb is a fantastic English teacher! He is extremely professional, highly skilled and qualified. My language skills have substantially improved in a short period of time. Communication with Rob is great - he is very responsive and accommodating.
I definitely recommend Rob if you are looking to improve your language!
Nov 30, 2021

Yi C.
I am a near beginner in English and Robert has been very patient with me since day one. He is quick at pointing out what my mistakes are and helpful in correcting them. In addition, he is punctual and easy to communicate with. Highly recommend!
Nov 30, 2021

Morgan L.
My girlfriend and I started semi-private lessons with Robert several weeks ago. We are both beginners. Robert is a great teacher, who is able to identify what part of your language skills most needs improvement and then makes sure you are correcting that properly. He is patient and makes the lessons enjoyable. We have been having a lot of fun learning and always look forward to the next lesson.
Oct 29, 2021

Alexander B.
We had a very good experience. Robert worked well with students of very different skill levels.
Oct 22, 2021

Saaket P.
Robert is a wonderful English instructor to help out students of any skill level. His experience and patience are perfect for those learning for the first time. I decided to start recently, and after my first lesson with Robert I knew he was the perfect instructor for me. He is able to diagnose strengths and weaknesses for each student and help them improve their weaknesses while also providing encouragement about strengths to help build confidence in students. I look forward to taking many more lessons with Robert and would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to learn to speak better english.
Oct. 20

Veronica m.
I couldn't be happier with Robert as an English instructor! I had previously taken a handful of lessons with others who were not as detailed or reliable. He's also cool so that's a plus. Robert drills the basics and calls out my mistakes, which has helped me tremendously on my pronunciation and comprehension. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Robert if you're looking for lessons.
Oct 10, 2021

Min Z.
I have had 3 lessons so far with Robert and he is a very good instructor. I was a complete beginner and he approached our weekly lessons with the utmost professionalism and patience. He is always flexible with scheduling and very responsive via text. I highly recommend Robert to anyone who is looking to build a solid foundation in speaking English!
Sept. 20, 2021

Becky N.
I personally never tried learning English before and never thought I would enjoy it. However, Robert is so patient and detailed as an instructor, and has such great sense of humor that I got my husband to join as well, now study with him weekly and so look forward to it. He is flexible with scheduling as well. Would recommend to any beginner!
Aug 18, 2021

Steve L.
Best ever. He is consistent and passionate and kind and professional!
Aug 8, 2021

Carlos C.
Professor Robert ,
Thanks for everything!
Aug 1, 2021

Thao N.
Rob has helped me with all of the basics of learning English. He has broken it down clearly to help me to learn quickly. He is very responsive. Highly recommended!
July 27, 2021

Dominick D.
Robert is a great English instructor! He is very helpful and patient. He breaks down the mechanics so you can learn quickly. Highly recommend him!
July 17, 2021

Hannah K.
Robert is GREAT ! I'm a beginner and needed a teacher with patience and a strong skillset. Robert is that and much more - he is a wonderful communicator and extremely flexible. I'm so grateful I found him and look forward to my weekly lessons. I highly recommend him.
July 7, 2021

Charlotte S.
I highly recommend working with Robert to improve your English skills. He perfectly adapted the lessons to my level and has helped me get to my goal much faster than I thought was possible. Robert is fun, observant, talented, and an extremely effective teacher!
June 17, 2021

Linh J.
I started taking English lessons with Rob since Aug 2020 and loved it so I recommended other friends to study with him as well. He is caring and professional. Would recommend you to learn with him.
Jun 13, 2021

Verified
Soro S.
About two weeks ago I was in Manhattan visiting family for a little over one week. During that time I met up with Robert three times. I found each session to be productive and fun. I’m looking forward to working with Robert again the next time I visit my family in Manhattan.
Jun 4, 2021

John A.
Robert’s been a great instructor in bringing the best out of me! Really appreciate his guidance and communication!
Jun 4, 2021

Karen W.
I learned the foundation of English from Robert and it has been a great experience! Highly recommend.
May 31, 2021

Mar M.
May 30, 2021
I studied with Robert since the spring of 2020 and improved my comprehension and conversation a lot. I’ve studied English in several phases of my life since I was young, but felt like it finally came all together.
As I thought it would be fun to have a hobby with my boyfriend. I encouraged him to take lessons with Robert in the summer as well. And despite he had no experience, Robert helped him to get a very solid understanding of the language basics and he's enjoying himself immensely.


Sweta M.
May 29, 2021
I started studying with Robert last year with zero experience. But Robert has a knack for teaching and 6 months later, I’m now able to converse and comprehend and write better and better as I continue to fine tune my skills. I highly recommend Robert for all levels of students. He is a thorough professional. It has been a pleasure learning with him.

Verified
Arseny L.
Robert is a world class English instructor. I am a beginner and what I have learned in the first few lessons with Robert has really taken me to the next level. He is professional, always on time and very highly engaged. He is interested in attention to detail. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to either start or perfect their play! A++ in my book.
May 29, 2021

Catherine S.
I had a lesson with Robert last weekend. I have been studying for years but I definitely feel my grasp of the language has greatly improved. Robert also places a lot of emphasis on detail, which has been so very helpful.
May 18, 2021
Verified

Stephanie B.
Robert is fabulous and I would recommend him 100%. I started lessons as a beginner with no experience and Robert has been incredibly patient while teaching me. The way he goes through the details of each tactic is very detailed and he is very knowledgeable.
Mar 1, 2021

Cheryl c.
Robert is amazing! I’ve taken 3 lessons with him so far and I’ve made great progress, so good that I decided to make it a weekly thing. He’s very patient and gives good instruction. Very flexible with scheduling too, highly recommend!
Jan 14, 2021

Erick P.
I thought this was money well spent. Robert gave me some good instruction and he also seemed to care about me improving my technique.
Nov. 14, 2020

Aug 11, 2020
Caroline K.
I'm new to English and have only taken a couple of lessons with Robert so far, but I'm already learning so much and seeing an improvement in my skills. Robert is fun, easygoing and thorough with his instructions and makes the technique easy to pick up. I highly recommend Robert.

I had studied before but Robert renewed my interest in learning with his very logical, patient and insightful suggestions for improving my pronunciation, broadening my vocabulary, and encouraging me to engage more in conversation and not worry about making mistakes. He's given me a lot of confidence I didn't have before.
Emma Pennington
July 1, 2020

He's patient and fun to work with and knows his stuff!
Bill B.
April 10, 2020

Firstly, I must say thank you to Robert. I recently spoke with someone I haven't spoken to before taking lessons with him and she couldn't believe how far my speaking ability had come. Those sessions with Robert were so effective. I cannot thank him enough!
Andrew M.
Jan. 15, 2012

English Lessons
Joe S.
Robert is knowledgeable, patient, and fun to work with.
Sept. 25, 2019

Unterhofer A.
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
The work with Robert was very valuable. As managing director of our company in Germany, my goal was to improve my English skills. Robert was a great conversation partner, adapted immediately to my level and was a very good coach. Robert is very experienced and intuitively addresses individual needs. It was a lot of fun in this short time to increase my English skills. Thanks a lot Robert for the great job.
Aug 1, 2019
Verified

GM M.
Our session has been a good mix of grammar, translation, and conversation. Robert is prepared, knowledgeable, and flexible in adapting the class to meet our needs. It has been a very enjoyable and rewarding learning experience.
Jun 11, 2019

Lori G.
This is a recommendation for Robert Mitchell. For the past several months, I’ve enjoyed working to improve my English language skills with instructor Robert Mitchell. His classes offer a good mix of grammar, comprehension, and conversation to meet the needs of his students. Everyone in the group feels comfortable to participate whatever the ability of the student.
May 20, 2019

Dory K.
I have been taking English at an intermediate level with Robert for several months. He is knowledgeable, patient, and flexible. Our group is progressing well and we enjoy his lessons. We do grammar, comprehension, pronunciation and conversation.
April 7, 2019

Steven W.
March 7, 2019
Robert is a wonderful English teacher!

Dore L.
February 3, 2019
I hadn't studied English for several years, but Robert has ignited a resurgence in me, and I'm really enjoying English again!

Gerry Franklin
January 5, 2019
My friend and I have been working with Robert for 2 months now and we're really having a good time and broadening our vocabulary, our reading comprehension, and even beginning to make small conversation!

I've been working with Robert for more than a month now, and enjoying and learning a lot!
Sally C.
December, 2018

Robert is the best! Personable, patient, fun to work with, and he knows his subject and knows how to teach it!
Frank O.
September, 2018

Robert is a professional & responsible ESL teacher. He correctly understands what I need to learn and arranges effective learning contents. He always explains the point clearly and makes difficult topics easy to understand. Also, his rich background in the arts gives the class a variety of topics to discuss. Can be recommended for beginners to advanced English learners.
Taylor U.
July 23, 2018

I had no knowledge of English at all when my friend suggested we start learning. We then found Robert via Thumbtack and it has been one of the greatest learning experiences! Each week I am so excited to practice English with Robert as he is very knowledgeable and most importantly patient with my beginner ability. He kindly corrects mispronunciations and has basic Italian conversations with us. I thoroughly enjoy his teaching style! Highly recommend.
Katie O.
April 24, 2018

Robert O.
February 4, 2018
(Offsite Review)
He is a wonderful English teacher and has been very patient with me. He is fun and I have learned so much in a short time.

Orhan C.
January 24, 2018
ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
Robert is a great English teacher. I've been living in the States for only couple of months and I am struggling with pronunciation. I was looking for a one-on-one course with a patient person to help me to say things in the correct way. Robert is definitely that person! He doesn't only teach me how to say things correctly, he also helps me to improve my vocabulary and grammar.

Michele D.
August 9, 2017
(Offsite Review)
Robert is a great Italian instructor! I have studied Italian previously, but it has been many years - he has been very patient with me as I struggle through it again. And, he is very flexible with scheduling, which I appreciate greatly due to my crazy schedule. I would recommend him highly as an Italian instructor! All classes are a great combination of conversation, grammar, and reading/translation.
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Harold S.
August 4, 2017
Robert is enthusiastic and insightful. He is direct and uses well every minute of the lesson. He is positive and encouraging as I read out loud, answer questions and do exercises. His enthusiasm is motivating and his specific comments aid in my understanding of how the language works. His professionalism is complimented by a friendly personality. I look forward to my lessons each week and highly recommend him to other individuals who want to learn to speak and to read English.

Michael K.
June 10, 2017
English Lessons
Responsive, interested, professional and pleasant.

Lisa A.
April 19, 2017

Robert has been giving me English lessons for the past six weeks. I am an intermediate student who goes back and forth to New York where I own a home. I really need work in grammar and someone guiding and correcting me when we converse. Robert is doing a wonderful job filling "in the holes", tidying up my bad habits, and explaining things for me. He is very personable and patient with a good sense of humor. I feel he has a special feel for understanding how my brain works when it comes to language, as he is also a native American English speaker.

Roy L.
April 17, 2017
English Lessons
Robert teaches English lessons. I am a terrible student frequently confusing my High School French with what Robert patiently teaches me. He is good humored, well prepared and pushes me along just enough. I am never frustrated but always encouraged. Robert always is smiling and I never feel silly with my pronunciation. Robert really is a great teacher. I wish I had met him years ago before my first trip to America. I look forward to my lessons all week. Bravo Robert!!!!

Kevin B.
March 15, 2017
I was looking for an English teacher who could do a good job helping me learn the language. Robert turned out to be a FANTASTIC choice! He is smart, kind, and patient. He is interested in making sure you understand what you are learning. He also is happy to tailor the lessons to fit your style of learning. In short, you would be hard pressed to find a better English teacher in NYC!

Jane S.
September 6, 2016
Robert has an easy manner and approach to learning English which makes me feel at ease, a very important part of learning a new language. I recommend Robert highly.

Phyllis S.
September 3, 2016
(Offsite Review)
Robert Mitchell is an excellent English language tutor. He's knowledgeable, organized, and patient. Also he will accommodate requests and tailor sessions to include conversation and/or particular vocabulary . PRS

Claudia C.
April 19, 2016
Not only is Robert a wonderful English teacher, but he is a lovely person as well. He is patient, kind, funny, and I have learned more than I ever expected to. I consider myself very lucky to have found him!

Jade W.
March 31, 2016
Robert is a great teacher, very patient and friendly. He makes English-learning interesting! I definitely recommend him!

RESUME: LEARN ENGLISH
Learn from an American born and bred in the US, who is both an Instructor and Writer.

SCHOOLS where I have previously taught include:
In Chicago:
The Old Town School
The James Otis Public School
In New York:
PS 6
Trinity High School
I am also a successful Screenwriter for Film and have written
several Plays that have been published and performed in the New
York area and across the US. (resume available upon request).

EDUCATION:
Bachelors Degree in English Studies/Journalism - University of Illinois
Masters Degree in English Literature - Northwestern University

For English Translations:
PLEASE CALL FOR CORPORATE RATES - LISTED BELOW
ARE PRICES FOR INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS - (ALL RATES ARE
NEGOTIABLE) NO PROJECT TOO SMALL!
Flexible, efficient, fast turn around on all projects. Proofreading
available.
Personal correspondence. Price per word.
Translations
• Letters • Contracts • Manuals • Reports • Brochures • Flyers •
Videos •
Software • Web Sites • Legal Documents • Any Text • Applications
•Essays • Scripts
Short documents (under 250 words) - $0.10 per word
Handwritten originals - $0.12 per word
Turn-around options:
(1) regular: 2-3 business days
(2) expedited service: business days - $0.10 per word; holidays
and
weekends - $0.15 per word
Price per one-page standard document, such as Diploma, Birth
Certificate or Certificate of Divorce. Includes translator's signed
certification postage and handling (US mail regular mail).
Additional $7.00 per document if you need it notarized.
Each additional certified copy - $10.00
Over the phone translation of personal correspondence and other
Short documents. Price per document (average). $25.00
Translation of internet websites from Italian to English
Translations of articles and speeches for attorneys
Translations of legal documents
Translations of scripts
Translations of birth certificates, marriage certificates for visa
applications

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