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Ruben D.

Jacksonville, FL

$15/hr

Certified Teacher with ESL and Special Education Experience

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Background check passed as of 10/28/14

Certified Teacher with ESL and Special Education Experience

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Hi,

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 , prealgebra, and Algebra I. 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.

"Patient tutor"

- Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

Certified in Algebra I.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in Illinois and Florida with a K-6 Professional teaching certificate good until 2018.

ESL/ESOL

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.

Phonics

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.

Spanish

Certified in Spanish

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.

Universtiy of South Florida
Mass Communications
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Universtiy of South Florida (Mass Communications)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Patient tutor — Ruben is an excellent and patient tutor on ESL. He even buys TOEFL and SAT books to study the tests. With his help, I received a 111(26 on speaking) on TOEFL last week! ...

— Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $15.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

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


About Ruben

Hi,

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 , prealgebra, and Algebra I. 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.

Testimonials

"Patient tutor"

- Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15

Education

Universtiy of South Florida
Mass Communications
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

Universtiy of South Florida (Mass Communications)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Jacksonville, FL 32225

Ruben’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Elementary (K-6th),
ESL/ESOL,
Prealgebra, Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Ruben D.

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