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Frankly, I am new at tutoring. However, I am not new at teaching and training.
My college degree is in Physical Education. I also have experience teaching at the elementary school level, 4th & 5th graders. I am a former Police Officer and taught Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), in Auburn, Washington, to over 5,000 elementary school students during a period of approximately 8 years. I've also had successful prior experience tutoring Spanish one-on-one to students of all ages. I believe in positive coaching and teaching methods; and in empowering and inspiring the student to want to attain success.
I have a vast knowledge of World and U.S. History; and I can also tutor and assist anyone in becoming a better writer, and soccer player!
I am a Washington State Certified Spanish Interpreter; and a WA State DOL Certified Trainer. I am also a former US Army Aviator & Veteran.
On a personal note, my passion is my family, and coaching youth soccer; which I've been doing for over thirty years.
I have over forty years of experience in soccer. I've played, officiated, and coached at the following soccer levels: school (Middle through High School) & youth select, college, adult recreational & semi-pro.
I have vast experience; over 30 years of coaching at the aforementioned levels to include all genders. I've been the lead coach for recreational youth programs. I've coached two varsity high school soccer programs. I've coached girls' competitive select soccer teams and women's college and recreational soccer teams, too. I've played and coached in a variety of adult men soccer teams; including winning the Alabama Men's Open Cup competition in 1986, as player & Coach of the U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Men's Soccer Team.
In 1980, I attained a "C" Level Soccer Coaching License (non-expiring) from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). In 2012 I successfully completed and obtained the Coerver Coaching Youth (soccer) Diploma.
Presently, I am a soccer coach in Washington, and a licensed soccer referee as well.
Respectfully, Yours in Futbol,
I am a native Spanish speaker from El Salvador; and speak a generic form of Latin American Spanish. I am also very familiar with the different forms of Spanish spoken throughout the Hispanic world.
I've nearly forty years of experience regarding Spanish interpreting and translation. Prior professional careers in the U.S. Army and civilian Law Enforcement allowed me to utilize my Spanish speaking, and translating knowledge, skills, and abilities.
I am also a Washington State (DSHS) Certified Spanish Interpreter.
Loves what he teaches and it shows! — We love Rafael as a soccer/futbol coach. He is excellent. My daughter and whole family has been improved with his tutoring and knowledge. I'm very sure he carries his passion into all subjects tutored. Rafael always goes the extra mile - you won't be disappointed! ...
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