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Jose G.

Oakland, CA

$40/hour

Jose: Spanish native speaker, experienced tutor

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 11 ratings
Very Useful
— Loretta, Oakland, CA on 8/1/17

$40/Hour


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- University of Puerto Rico
Political Science
Brandeis University
Master's

Education

- University of Puerto Rico (Political Science)

Brandeis University (Master's)

About Jose

I love sharing what I know, and tutoring is a great way of sharing knowledge and seeing what a difference it can make in a person's life. My first tutoring experience took place in graduate school, where I would help my classmates in the introductory Statistics and Accounting courses. I discovered then how much I enjoyed that kind of approach to teaching and learning. Tutoring gives you the opportunity to really understand a student's needs and work towards satisfying those needs. I was able to experience anew that sense of personal satisfaction when I started working as an SAT/ACT instructor and tutor in my native Puerto Rico. Both as a class instructor and as a tutor in one-to-one settings I was able to help my students improve their scores significantly.

I specialize in tutoring Spanish, not only because I am a native speaker, but also because I have a thorough knowledge of the language, acquired through my experience as a writer, translator and editor. Given my academic background in Political Science and Sociology, I am also very qualified to support students at any level in those subject areas. I am also certified as an SAT and ACT instructor and tutor by one of the major test preparation companies in the country.

I love languages. I am fluent in Spanish and English and have various degrees of working knowledge of French, Italian and Portuguese. That love of languages motivated me to learn the rules and grammatical nuances of Spanish. That knowledge allows me to provide the kind of academic and linguistic support that goes beyond merely being a native speaker.

I have a deep understanding of the Reading and Writing sections of the SAT, given my training and experience as a tutor/instructor, and of how to approach the preparation process in order to enhance the student's grasp of the subject matter and to teach the student a set of techniques that are essential to improve his or her score in the test.

I studied Political Science and Sociology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. I am very interested in political, historical and social issues. That academic background and my ongoing interest in those subject areas have allow me to support college students, both at the undergraduate and graduate level, in their academic work, including providing advice and editing assistance in the process of completing doctoral dissertations.

I look forward to hearing from you regarding your tutoring needs and exploring ways in which I support you!
I love sharing what I know, and tutoring is a great way of sharing knowledge and seeing what a difference it can make in a person's life. My first tutoring experience took place in graduate school, where I would help my classmates in the introductory Statistics and Accounting courses. I discovered then how much I enjoyed that kind of approach to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94601

"Very Useful"

- Loretta, Oakland, CA on 8/1/17

"Personable and patient"

- Ida, Oakland, CA on 7/20/17

"Amazing tutor with mastery of Spanish!"

- Harold Gene, Oakland, CA on 4/17/17
Science:
Sociology
English:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Spanish
History:
Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Political Science

Have a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Puerto Rico, where I graduated in 1980. I have also taught Social Sciences at the middle school level and at the college level. I have provided individual academic support in subjects related to the Social Sciences, including Political Science to students at the high school level and the college level during the past five years.

Social Studies

As part of my studies for my BA in Political Science, I was required to take several Social Sciences courses. I also had to years of graduate course work in Sociology at the University of Paris from 1985 to 1987. As part of my Masters degree in Management of Human Services at Brandeis University, I also took courses related to the Social Sciences. In the past five years, I have provided individual academic support to high school and college students in areas related to the Social Sciences.

Sociology

As part of my BA in Political Science at the University of Puerto Rico, I took Sociology courses. From 1985 to 1987, I studied Sociology at the graduate level at the University of Paris in France. During my graduate studies at Brandeis University, from where I graduated with a Master in Management of Human Services, I also performed additional course work in Sociology. I taught Social Science at Sagrado Corazón University in Puerto Rico in 1989-90 and in the last five years I have provided individual academic support to students at the high school and college level in disciplines related to the Social Sciences, including Sociology.

- University of Puerto Rico
Political Science
Brandeis University
Master's

Education

- University of Puerto Rico (Political Science)

Brandeis University (Master's)

Very Useful

I was very pleased with Jose's help on my presentation. He understood exactly what was needed so it was extremely effective to have his help. I was able to learn better words to express my points, and fine tune my grammar. It was fabulous to be able to practice with someone who understood the point and stuck to the subject.

— Loretta, Oakland, CA on 8/1/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jose will travel within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94601.