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Ruben D.

Certified Teacher with ESL and Special Education Experience

Jacksonville, FL (32225)

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30 miles
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I have a Masters in Special Education and have taught in Elementary: K-8th, Special Needs High Schools and at the community college level for adult students who needed to learn English or pass the GED. I am bilingual: English and Spanish. My strong areas in tutoring include helping struggling readers, understanding grammar, vocabulary development, improving reading comprehension, helping English Language Learners and providing interventions for students with Special Needs. I could also help with K-8th Math and Pre-Algebra. I like to teach students both reading and math problem strategies to encourage them to become more independent in their questioning and problem solving approaches. For students who need to increase their score on the TOEFL, I also have experience helping international students raise their writing and reading comprehension scores. In general, I have a very good personality and enjoy conversations; therefore, if your goal is to increase listening comprehension or improve your conversational English, then I could help you.

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Ruben’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ESL/ESOL, Reading, Spanish
Special Needs:
Public Speaking
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary


I taught ESL at the Community College Level and need two more courses to complete my ESL Endorsement. I passed the 5 hour Test for Language Proficiency in Spanish and have a bilingual endorsement.


I have taught K-8th graders phonics using several reading programs. I have also taught non-English Speakers phonics and have seen results in as little as 3 months.

Special Needs

I have a Masters in Special Education: Learning Behavioral Specialist I and have also taught as a Special Education Teacher in Chicago for 6 years with additional training in Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA: Autism.

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Universtiy of South Florida (Mass Communications)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $15.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruben will travel within 30 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32225.

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