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Rufina C.

Rufina C., PhD College Counseling, Editing, Reading, Writing, Math

Rufina C., PhD College Counseling, Editing, Reading, Writing, Math

$45/hour

  • 411 hours tutoring

About Rufina


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I have a PhD in Educational Policy Studies and a Masters in Higher Education. I teach because I believe that all students have the capacity to achieve their fullest academic potential. I have years of tutoring experience. Most recently, I tutor K-12 and college students, in addition to working with professionals in the South Bay and greater Los Angeles area. It is extremely rewarding to see my students excited about the curriculum material after working through problem-solving and other...

I have a PhD in Educational Policy Studies and a Masters in Higher Education. I teach because I believe that all students have the capacity to achieve their fullest academic potential. I have years of tutoring experience. Most recently, I tutor K-12 and college students, in addition to working with professionals in the South Bay and greater Los Angeles area. It is extremely rewarding to see my students excited about the curriculum material after working through problem-solving and other critical thinking exercises! Their pre- and post-assessments consistently show that they gain greater competency in those subject areas through the tutorial work they have completed.

I specialize in tutoring English, Math, and Spanish. Whether working with students on their writing or solving a word problem, I customize and structure lesson plans based on students' specific needs. In preparation for recurring sessions, I provide substantial feedback, periodic assessments, and progress reports.

I offer tutoring sessions at local public libraries, coffee shops, and students' homes. I am flexible with time, but if a parent/student fails to notify me of a cancellation at least 12 hours beforehand, they will be charged for the full tutoring lesson.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your full academic potential!


Education

University of California at Santa Barbara
Sociology
Claremont Graduate University
Masters
University of Illinois
PhD

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have over 15 years of career development experience. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have over 15 years of career development experience. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL students for numerous years, and designed lesson plans tailored to individual student needs.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker educator with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. I have 10+ years of experience tailoring lesson plans that meet or exceed individualized student needs.
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. Most recently, I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District, both located in the state of Illinois. I am currently residing in the Los Angeles area. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I earned my PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois and have years of experience working with students in improving their writing, reading, and overall study skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL students for numerous years, and designed lesson plans tailored to individual student needs.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience in editing dissertations, book chapters, and manuscripts.
Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

My qualifications for tutoring in Social Studies include my earned Ph.D. in Education, ability to effectively communicate with students, earn students’ trust by establishing a good rapport with them, and motivate them to excel academically. I work one-on-one with students. I assess and implement best teaching practices for each individual student at every tutoring session to maximize their learning potential and grasp of material.
Sociology

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor students in this specific subject because I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology. In addition, I have been a teaching assistant for sociology courses at the university level. I am well read in this subject.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. Most recently, I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District, both located in the state of Illinois. I am currently residing in the Los Angeles area. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
English,

English

I earned my PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois and have years of experience working with students in improving their writing, reading, and overall study skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL students for numerous years, and designed lesson plans tailored to individual student needs.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker educator with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. I have 10+ years of experience tailoring lesson plans that meet or exceed individualized student needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience in editing dissertations, book chapters, and manuscripts.
Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL students for numerous years, and designed lesson plans tailored to individual student needs.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker educator with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. I have 10+ years of experience tailoring lesson plans that meet or exceed individualized student needs.
TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. Most recently, I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District, both located in the state of Illinois. I am currently residing in the Los Angeles area. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
English,

English

I earned my PhD in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois and have years of experience working with students in improving their writing, reading, and overall study skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL students for numerous years, and designed lesson plans tailored to individual student needs.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker educator with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. I have 10+ years of experience tailoring lesson plans that meet or exceed individualized student needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
Writing

Writing

I have extensive experience in editing dissertations, book chapters, and manuscripts.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have over 20 years of experience in College Counseling. I worked as an Admissions Counselor at a top Research 1 university for over eight years, in addition to having vast experience at small liberal arts colleges and universities. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. I also work with parents to address the specific questions and concerns they have about college going rates, financing, and declared/undeclared majors, among other concerns. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL students for numerous years, and designed lesson plans tailored to individual student needs.
Sociology,

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor students in this specific subject because I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology. In addition, I have been a teaching assistant for sociology courses at the university level. I am well read in this subject.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.

Science

Sociology

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor students in this specific subject because I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology. In addition, I have been a teaching assistant for sociology courses at the university level. I am well read in this subject.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As a tutor who has worked with students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, I implement different teaching techniques to help them focus and learn more effectively. I make it a point to change activities every 5 minutes to keep students engaged and prepare hands-on learning activities that also incorporate online tools and workbook activities/lessons, in addition to other visual aids. I establish eye contact with students, especially when I am explaining lesson plans for the session. I keep instruction simple, clear, and structured. I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. Most recently, I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District, both located in the state of Illinois. I am currently residing in the Los Angeles area. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with ESL students for numerous years, and designed lesson plans tailored to individual student needs.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker educator with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. I have 10+ years of experience tailoring lesson plans that meet or exceed individualized student needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
Writing,

Writing

I have extensive experience in editing dissertations, book chapters, and manuscripts.
GED

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I have over 15 years of career development experience. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have over 20 years of experience in College Counseling. I worked as an Admissions Counselor at a top Research 1 university for over eight years, in addition to having vast experience at small liberal arts colleges and universities. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. I also work with parents to address the specific questions and concerns they have about college going rates, financing, and declared/undeclared majors, among other concerns. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
GED, TOEFL

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Amazing Teacher

Really great at speaking in a form of Spanish I can understand easily. Exercises are interactive. Very good at challenging me. Her schedule is very flexible on the weekends.

Nick, 13 lessons with Rufina
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