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Jacqueline M.

Tucson, AZ

$35/hour

Patient, Experienced, & Effective for ESL & SPED Students

Background check passed as of 7/16/15
5.0 average from 228 ratings
Lessons to improve reading in high school student
— Desiree', Steens, MS on 11/11/16

$35/Hour


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Florida Institute of Technology
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Florida Institute of Technology
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Education

Florida Institute of Technology (Business)

Florida Institute of Technology (MBA)

University of Arizona (PhD)

About Jacqueline

My tutoring has been mostly ESL and/or disabled students often those struggling with high school or college coursework. As a primary caregiver and wife of a Purple Heart Awarded USA Military Vietnam Veteran; I tutor online, year round, from dawn to dusk Tuesdays & Thursdays. I edit offline 7 days a week as my first job is caregiver.

I offer a 30% discount for College Students when I assist with off-line academic copy/content editing. I add extensive explanations. In academia, a page is 250 words. Copyediting is the task of correcting a manuscript from an author by catching grammar and spelling errors, standardizing style and documentation, and improving clarity and flow, all while not introducing errors or changing the author's meaning.

I use specific techniques like Orton-Gillingham to help those - like myself - who are suffering from Dyslexia. Although I use Orton-Gillingham techniques, I am not certified as I live outside the USA; I cannot access testing for my own individual certification.

My main tutoring, consulting, and/or researching is online through Wyzant. I also assist with a volunteer program in a small village in Ecuador, and offer video taped college quality courses under the brand name Your ESL Doctor. If online tutoring seems "odd" remember the Wyzant guarantee: the first hour is free if the fit is not right. Try it, you might like it!

For decades I have specialized in teaching native Spanish speakers reading or writing in English, students with disabilities in nearly all public school subjects, or parents of challenged students. My goal is to empower students to academic and career successes as I have done as a one-on-one tutor or teacher since 1986. My research was published in The peer reviewed International Journal of Special Education in December 2015, my textbook for teachers won four national awards in 2011 to 2013, and in April 2015, I lectured on my overseas field research in San Diego at an educators and administrators convention.

With a Ph.D from University of Arizona (2010) in Bilingual Education, Special Education, and Sociocultural Studies and an MS in Business Systems Management, I see both education and business as clearly intertwined. Empowering Spanish speakers is my style of teaching. I raise self-confidence by using a method of learning the sounds of words in English, by first writing the English using Spanish vowel sounds. Regardless of your challenges, I can do that for you at a price you can afford.

As an Arizona Certified Teacher, I was a school director and taught native Spanish speakers, disabled (cross categories: Autism, Aspergers, Downs Syndrome, EBD, ODD, ADD/ADHD, Learning Disabled) and normally abled, age birth to adult in all school subjects. I have lived outside the USA for over a decade. I am considered an expert in the Latin American culture.

Since 1997, I have been volunteer teacher of economically marginalized children, predominately rural Mexican or Ecuadorian children. My father was USAF, so, I have seen 49 states, most of Europe, a good deal of Mexico, and some of Central and South America. Additionally, I taught flying single engine airplanes and flew all over the USA and Canada making my outlook multi-cultural and across several continents.

My hourly rate is low for several reasons: (1) I work only online, (2) the earnings go directly to a USA nonprofit to fund charity programs, (3) currently I am doing field research with low overhead costs, and (4) I adore empowering students to reach their maximum human potential.

I am at your service for tutoring about 22 hours a week. Planning, research, and writing lessons makes me available to answer your emails or phone calls another 20-30 daylight hours a week. We will connect!

I am available to tutor one-on-one with middle or high school students, college students, graduate students, or adults. Additional mentoring: how to pass college entrance exams, how to study in a second language, how to select a topic, how to design and conduct academic research, how to write an academic paper, and/or how to pick a study abroad program.
My tutoring has been mostly ESL and/or disabled students often those struggling with high school or college coursework. As a primary caregiver and wife of a Purple Heart Awarded USA Military Vietnam Veteran; I tutor online, year round, from dawn to dusk Tuesdays & Thursdays. I edit offline 7 days a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

A cancellation within 24 hours or "no show" fee is $12. Every hour of teaching involves at least one hour of lesson preparation. Please be respectful of that aspect of our teamwork.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Tucson, AZ 85735
Background Check: Passed

"Lessons to improve reading in high school student"

- Desiree', Steens, MS on 11/11/16

"very informative"

- Jacqueline, Carmel, NY on 11/3/16

"Explains details well!"

- Rhonda, Cisco, TX on 10/30/16

"Very Supportive Tutor"

- Bridgitte, Southfield, MI on 10/20/16

"Great ESL Tutor-Graduate College Level !!!"

- Cristobal, Fort Worth, TX on 10/12/16

"Patient"

- Isabel, Apple Valley, CA on 10/20/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Donna, Dallas, GA on 9/8/15

"Very knowledgeable and resourceful"

- Vanessa, Jersey City, NJ on 7/31/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

ADD/ADHD

Over my years in a SPED classroom, I always had at least one, usually more, students whose IEP (Individualized Educational Program) had a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD. The wide assortment of symptoms and yet, no simple protocol for success, makes working with the student who has a diagnosis of ADD/ADHD extremely challenging. Many times the greatest success stories were when parents and I had clear lines of communication and rapid feedback to keep revaluating and updating our methods of engaging the student. Both my PhD and EdS from the University of Arizona are in special education.

Aspergers

One of my students with a diagnosis of Aspergers was unforgettable due to the challenges and terrific outcome. He was adopted from Mexico, lived in Arizona with his dedicated single mother, and had an aunt who was a special education teacher in California. Our AZ/Sonora Border School was neither budgeted for his needs, nor knowledgeable in how to best serve him. We three ladies worked as a team. We were armed with scientific evidence, field notes on him, and a cooperative SPED high school teacher when the school board approved him skipping a grade to get the technical tools and social support he needed. Both my PhD and EdS from the University of Arizona are in special education.

Autism

My youngest student with a diagnosis of Autism was only 10 months old when I met her. Like a knife in my chest, I felt that the little angel I tried to engage was facing a diagnosis of Autism. I had taught school students with her symptoms. She was living in a small Mexican town, so I connected with the University of Arizona and forwarded them videos of her to help confirm my suspicions of Autism and Epilepsy. An expert form Argentina connected with the girl’s mother, and over an eight-year period, they created a special educational school in Mexico. Both my PhD and EdS from the University of Arizona are in special education.

Dyslexia

Both my PhD and EdS from the University of Arizona are in special education. I taught full time in special education to enable learning more about my own challenges with Dyslexia from assisting students with overcoming Dyslexia; I graduated with a 3.5 out of 4.0 grade point average!

Hard Of Hearing

In 2003, I worked on the Mexico border with deaf girl in a Douglas, Arizona, 7th and 8th grade classroom with children who had special needs. This 13-year-old girl had just moved into the USA; American Sign Language is not the same as what is used in Mexico. By helping her transition into the culture, and finally into high school, it was easy for me to work with two more deaf children and their parents for several years, 2008 to 2014, in Central Mexico using Mexican Sign Language. Both my PhD and EdS from the University of Arizona are in special education.

Phonics

My Arizona State Certification was birth thru high school in Special Needs and my PhD is in Special Education. I took courses in the USA and in Mexico in different styles of phonics, like the well known "Hooked on Phonics." My volunteers and I used phonics in numerous ways as the economically marginalized and disabled Mexican children children rode was a major part of my equine therapy program 2008 to 2014. The children both learned how to speak correctly and benefited from the horse therapy.

Public Speaking

I was an active Toastmasters International member in the 1980 and 1990's in Florida. I took the Second Place Ribbon in a Regional (SE USA) impromptu speaking contest with about 700 people watching. In exactly two years (the minimum 24 months), I completed all the requirements to reach Able Toastmaster Silver (350 public speeches) in Toastmasters International. I was a volunteer mentor of a girl who was labeled "a potential high school dropout." She went to many Toastmasters International meetings with me; she graduated and became a mechanic in the U.S. Navy.

Special Needs

My Arizona State Certification was birth through high school in special educational needs; I often also tutored adults who had educational challenges due to disabilities. Both my PhD and EdS from the University of Arizona are in special education.

Florida Institute of Technology
Business
Florida Institute of Technology
MBA
University of Arizona
PhD

Education

Florida Institute of Technology (Business)

Florida Institute of Technology (MBA)

University of Arizona (PhD)

Lessons to improve reading in high school student

Jacqueline is doing ground work with my 17 year old son who has avoided reading his entire life. She is reinforcing the phonics my son learned and helping him to read every word and spend time working on words that are difficult. She speaks to him in a direct, friendly way that frees my son to give her his best effort. Thanks!

— Desiree', Steens, MS on 11/11/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

A cancellation within 24 hours or "no show" fee is $12. Every hour of teaching involves at least one hour of lesson preparation. Please be respectful of that aspect of our teamwork.

Travel policy

Jacqueline will travel within 0 miles of Tucson, AZ 85735.