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Juan R.

Chicago, IL

$40/hr

Effective Language Tutor Specializing in ESL, GED, Latin, and Spanish

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Effective Language Tutor Specializing in ESL, GED, Latin, and Spanish

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Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a patient, knowledgeable, and friendly language tutor. My areas of expertise include foreign language and GED preparation. I have studied Latin since high school and speak Spanish fluently.

Furthermore, I hold a Master of Education degree. My training has prepared me to work with students with different abilities and interests, create effective lesson plans, and work with students' personal goals.

I also have worked with adult ESL and GED students. I focus my lessons on grammar, conversation, writing, and reading. As your tutor, I create lessons based on your interests and aspirations to facilitate learning.

I look forward to help you hone your language skills. Please feel free to contact me to set up a tutoring session! I am available for tutoring on Saturdays and Sundays.

Testimonials

"Very patient and approachable. Steers students to think on their own."

- Niko, Chicago, IL on 8/15/13
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Greek,
Latin,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
Grammar, Greek,
Latin,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, 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.

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored adult ESL students since 2006 in various settings, including nonprofit organizations. My passion for helping immigrants improve their language skills was further developed in graduate school, where I received a Master of Education degree.

During my tutoring sessions, I focus on goal development and keep the material relevant to the interests and needs of the student. I also possess knowledge of memory techniques to accelerate learning. Most of all, I have a positive attitude and believe that everyone can learn.

General Computer

I have worked with adults from different backgrounds and ages in a community based literacy program for three years. My focus has been to teach adults the basics of computer literacy which include becoming familiar with the basic functions of hardware, using software, e-mail and internet basics. I am able to teach in English or Spanish, depending on the needs of the student.

Greek

I am qualified to tutor ancient Greek. I studied Classical Greek as part of the Classics undergraduate program. I studied Attic and New Testament (Koine) Greek up to the 300 level. I tutor this subject using the teaching methods I learned through my master's program in education.

Latin

I have studied Latin since high school and majored in Classics in college. I also possess a MS. Education degree with a focus on foreign language teaching (Latin and ESOL).

During tutoring sessions, I focus on the needs of the student. If the student needs further review with grammar, I use extensive drills to help the student memorize important points of grammar. If the student needs help with vocabulary, I select problematic words and use various examples to help the student memorize it (such as building sentences, associating similar words, and studying its modern derivatives). If the student feels challenged with translations, I assess the current level and select appropriate material to help build confidence.

Spanish

I have studied Spanish in formal and informal settings. I grew up in a Spanish speaking household where I learned conversational Spanish. I continued taking Spanish classes in high school through college, successfully passing the AP Spanish Language and Literature exams. Furthermore, my Spanish proficiency has been tested as part of my interpreter certification program as of 4/2013.

Davidson College
University of Rochester
Master's

Education

Davidson College

University of Rochester (Master's)

Very patient and approachable. Steers students to think on their own. — I was very pleased with Juan's work with my son. He made time for him and helped him to finished a difficult online course. He helped him not only in the course but also gave him tips on writing papers and organizing his thoughts. He explained things and had informative discussions with my son. I found that his knowledge of Latin to be more than adequate. Juan prepared him to breeze though his ...

— Niko, Chicago, IL on 8/15/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Travel policy

Juan will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60652.


About Juan

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a patient, knowledgeable, and friendly language tutor. My areas of expertise include foreign language and GED preparation. I have studied Latin since high school and speak Spanish fluently.

Furthermore, I hold a Master of Education degree. My training has prepared me to work with students with different abilities and interests, create effective lesson plans, and work with students' personal goals.

I also have worked with adult ESL and GED students. I focus my lessons on grammar, conversation, writing, and reading. As your tutor, I create lessons based on your interests and aspirations to facilitate learning.

I look forward to help you hone your language skills. Please feel free to contact me to set up a tutoring session! I am available for tutoring on Saturdays and Sundays.

Testimonials

"Very patient and approachable. Steers students to think on their own."

- Niko, Chicago, IL on 8/15/13

Education

Davidson College
University of Rochester
Master's

Education

Davidson College

University of Rochester (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60652

Juan’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Writing
Computer:
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Greek,
Latin,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
General Computer,
Grammar, Greek,
Latin,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, 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 Juan R.

Juan R. passed a background check on 1/6/14. The check was ordered by Juan through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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