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Jacqueline M.

Tucson, AZ

$38/hour

Patient, Experienced, & Effective for ESL & SPED Students

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/16/15
5.0 average from 265 ratings
Wrote a thorough review of the open-ended semi structured interview questions
— Debbie, Ephrata, PA on 5/21/17

$38/Hour


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Florida Institute of Technology
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Florida Institute of Technology
MBA
University of Arizona
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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. I edit offline 7 days a week as my first job is caregiver of a Purple Heart Awarded USA Military Vietnam Veteran; I tutor online, year round, from dawn to dusk ONLY Thursdays since the Wyzant online system has had major challenges recently. It's hard for me and my ESL and disabled students to face technical challenges every week.

I edit for $14 an hour (half price of what students usually pay) for College Students when I assist with off-line academic copy/content editing. Normally, academic copy/content editing, is $40hr to $100hr for 2 to 5 pages. 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.

My main job is making online teaching videos college quality courses under the brand name Your ESL Doctor. I also assist with a volunteer English program in a small village in Ecuador and teach nine nuns at the local monastery.

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.

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My tutoring has been mostly ESL and/or disabled students, often those struggling with high school or college coursework. I edit offline 7 days a week as my first job is caregiver of a Purple Heart Awarded USA Military Vietnam Veteran; I tutor online, year round, from dawn to dusk ONLY Thursdays since the Wyzant online system has had major Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

A cancellation within 24 hours or "no show" fee is $16. 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

"Wrote a thorough review of the open-ended semi structured interview questions"

- Debbie, Ephrata, PA on 5/21/17

"Knowledgeable and engaging tutor!"

- Neil, Greenville, NC on 3/9/17
Jacqueline replied on 3/13/2017

I am so fortunate; I always get the best students!

"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.

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.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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)

Wrote a thorough review of the open-ended semi structured interview questions

Jacqueline was quick to respond and eager to address recommendations for open-ended semi structured interview questions. I am going to have her do some more reviews. Thanks!

— Debbie, Ephrata, PA on 5/21/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

A cancellation within 24 hours or "no show" fee is $16. 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.