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Elaine V.

Luquillo, PR

$40/hr

ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Science and Nutrition Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/17/13
Usually responds in about 11 hours

ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Science and Nutrition Tutor

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I achieved a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in Psychology. After some years of work experience I went back to graduate school and obtained a Master's degree in Biology with a certificate in Human Nutrition.

Besides being a certified Tutor for English as a Second Language (ESL)with WyzAnt, I am also a certified tutor for ESL with some of the local Libraries. Furthermore, I have been certified by the Florida Literacy Coalition as an ESL/ESOL Tutor. Since the Eighties, I have been a certified USA Government translator from English to Spanish and vice-versa. Additionally, I have published articles in English and have been a Public Speaker for a USA Governmental agency on both languages. I have been in the USA now for over 30 years and I have excellent command of writing, reading and speaking of English. Having learnt English as a second language gives me the advantage of knowing the intricacies and difficulties inherent to this process, which someone that only speaks or always spoken English would not even begin to comprehend.

I have always enjoyed languages and have helped many students, both High School and College Level, to improve their grade average and pass their English and Spanish courses in order to graduate. Most of my students have achieved A's in their coursework.
I also have adult learners that are interested in languages mostly for their careers but also for traveling purposes. I have yet to find a learner that I have not been able to not only help but excel in their learning objectives.

I am also able to help students with many areas in Biology, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition. I am able to help students that speak Spanish and may have problems in learning science in English.

Testimonials

"Elaine is a very patient tutor."

- Brenda, Indian Rocks Beach, FL on 5/27/11

"Excellent tutor, very patient and knowledgeable."

- Joseph, Dunedin, FL on 12/18/13

"Instruction Evaluation After 9 Lessons"

- David, Saint Petersburg, FL on 6/13/12
Elaine replied on 6/15/2012

Hi David,
Thanks for this feedback! I truly appreciate it. As far as the interview, just getting the responses from your friend and writing them out would be enough! Please let's not rack the "ole brain" too much! lol!
Thanks again!
Elaine V., MS
Certified Spanish Tutor

English:
English, ESL/ESOL
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Nutrition,
Physiology, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Homeschool:
Biology,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
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.

Biology

I hold a Masters Degree in Biology. I am able to help students at undergraduate level, high school and middle school levels with this subject.

ESL/ESOL

I am currently a certified tutor with the Largo Library teaching English as a second language (ESL). I have also completed a certification with the Florida Literacy Coalition as an ESL Tutor. I have been a certified US Government translator from English to Spanish and vice-versa, since the 70's. I have published articles in English and have been a Public Speaker for a governmental agency. I have been in the USA now for over 40 years and I have excellent command over the writing, reading and speaking of English. Having learned English as a second language gives me the advantage of knowing the intricacies and difficulties inherent to this process, which someone that only speaks or always spoke English would not begin to comprehend.

Nutrition

I earned a Masters Degree in Biology with a Certificate in Human Nutrition in 1990 from the University of Bridgeport and have been a Licensed Nutritionist in Florida in private practice for the last 22 years.

I have many years of experience in Nutrition Consulting in Wellness Clinics with a focus in assisting clients find better health through natural means. This always involved one-on-one or group counseling, the most direct form of educating. I also have extensive experience in public speaking and addressing groups on a variety of subjects. I have also taught adult education classes for many years in Nutrition and healthy eating habits, having developed my own curriculum for these classes.

In the years I have lived in Florida, close to 23, I have had the privilege of working with some of the most noted and recognized physicians in the field of alternative medicine and nutrition in the Tampa Bay area.

I humbly consider myself a great communicator and motivator and believe that the field of nutrition is at the forefront in people’s mind and knowledge about this field can benefit a great portion of the population, both personally and in health care settings.

B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus
Psychology
M.S. Biology, University of Bridgeport, CT
Master's

Education

B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus (Psychology)

M.S. Biology, University of Bridgeport, CT (Master's)

Elaine is a very patient tutor. — Elaine has been tutoring Spanish to my 17 yr old son who is taking Spanish through FL Virtual Online to gain a credit to graduate early. He began the course thinking that he did not need to actually "learn" Spanish, he made it about a third of the way through the class before realizing that the online teacher did expect him to actually "learn" how to speak Spanish. I went through WyzAnt and con ...

— Brenda, Indian Rocks Beach, FL on 5/27/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Elaine will travel within 20 miles of Luquillo, PR 00773.


About Elaine

I achieved a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in Psychology. After some years of work experience I went back to graduate school and obtained a Master's degree in Biology with a certificate in Human Nutrition.

Besides being a certified Tutor for English as a Second Language (ESL)with WyzAnt, I am also a certified tutor for ESL with some of the local Libraries. Furthermore, I have been certified by the Florida Literacy Coalition as an ESL/ESOL Tutor. Since the Eighties, I have been a certified USA Government translator from English to Spanish and vice-versa. Additionally, I have published articles in English and have been a Public Speaker for a USA Governmental agency on both languages. I have been in the USA now for over 30 years and I have excellent command of writing, reading and speaking of English. Having learnt English as a second language gives me the advantage of knowing the intricacies and difficulties inherent to this process, which someone that only speaks or always spoken English would not even begin to comprehend.

I have always enjoyed languages and have helped many students, both High School and College Level, to improve their grade average and pass their English and Spanish courses in order to graduate. Most of my students have achieved A's in their coursework.
I also have adult learners that are interested in languages mostly for their careers but also for traveling purposes. I have yet to find a learner that I have not been able to not only help but excel in their learning objectives.

I am also able to help students with many areas in Biology, Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition. I am able to help students that speak Spanish and may have problems in learning science in English.

Testimonials

"Elaine is a very patient tutor."

- Brenda, Indian Rocks Beach, FL on 5/27/11

"Excellent tutor, very patient and knowledgeable."

- Joseph, Dunedin, FL on 12/18/13

"Instruction Evaluation After 9 Lessons"

- David, Saint Petersburg, FL on 6/13/12
Elaine replied on 6/15/2012

Hi David,
Thanks for this feedback! I truly appreciate it. As far as the interview, just getting the responses from your friend and writing them out would be enough! Please let's not rack the "ole brain" too much! lol!
Thanks again!
Elaine V., MS
Certified Spanish Tutor

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Education

B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus
Psychology
M.S. Biology, University of Bridgeport, CT
Master's

Education

B.A University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus (Psychology)

M.S. Biology, University of Bridgeport, CT (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Luquillo, PR 00773

Elaine’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL
Science:
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology,
Nutrition,
Physiology, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Homeschool:
Biology,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
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.


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