Over 200 tutoring hours

Ricardo D.

Hamden, CT

$40/hr

I love teaching Spanish

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Background check passed as of 2/20/15
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
164 Ratings
 
 
3hrs Response Time
Fantastic teacher
— Magdalena, New Haven, CT on 9/22/14

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UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
B.A. in Arts
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
Master's

Education

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO (B.A. in Arts)

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO (Master's)

About Ricardo

My name is Ricardo. I have been teaching Spanish for more than 30 years. I am certified to teach Spanish in NYC, CT and FL.

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have profound respect and love for the subject I teach. I always keep upgrading myself in order to become a better person and a better teacher.

Why am I a teacher? Because I believe education is the answer for a better life. Education always improves our way of life. It is an honor and a privilege to be an educator and to be part of any student's life. I know I can make a difference in the lives of my students. With more than thirty years of experience I have tried all teaching techniques and methodologies within my lessons. My practice makes education accessible to all students who might have different learning styles.

I am very creative and flexible. Lessons are tailored according to each student's specific needs. I can reach more students because I know what works and what doesn't work. Business Spanish lessons and conversational classes are available (classes will be conducted in Spanish).

Sincerely,
Ricardo

P.S. Travel radius: 20 miles, round trip.

P.S. People who might need my services:

1. College Students
2. High School students
3. People who need Spanish for work
4. Professionals


Some background:

Education

B.A. in Arts- University of Puerto Rico (1978)
M.A. in Education/Spanish- University of Puerto Rico (1982)
PHD Level Courses in Spanish (43 crds) Graduate Center- CUNY, NYC (1987)

Professional Experience

New York City Department of Education - 1984-2012 as Spanish Teacher

Saint Peter's College, NJ- P/T Teacher for Minorities (1987-88) - Spanish Language Tutor

WyzAnt Tutoring Service-Currently working as a Spanish Language Tutor

References will be sent upon request.
My name is Ricardo. I have been teaching Spanish for more than 30 years. I am certified to teach Spanish in NYC, CT and FL.

I am a native Spanish speaker. I have profound respect and love for the subject I teach. I always keep upgrading myself in order to become a better person
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Policies
Cancellation
20 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Hamden, CT 06518
Background Check: Passed

"Fantastic teacher"

- Magdalena, New Haven, CT on 9/22/14
Ricardo replied on 9/23/2014

I want to thank you for the wonderful review you wrote about me. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to serve all your educational needs. I was very impressed with the way you complimented me. I am very honored to have you as student. It is my strong desire that all my students leave each session with the eagerness to learn more and to walk the extra mile with me. I appreciate the hard work and dedication you have shown during all the sessions. I feel so grateful when I see you come to every class full of enthusiasm, ready to take on new challenges. I feel appreciated, honored and proud. It is a delight to work with you. Thank you very much for your support and trust.

"Knowledgeable and patient"

- Athena, Hamden, CT on 7/30/15
Ricardo replied on 7/31/2015

I have seen Athena's personal and academic growth in our few months together. Her smiles, enthusiasm and character have inspired me to go forward with her. I do know that Athena is capable of much more than I expected. Gracias!

"Knowledgable, great tutor"

- Thomas, Cheshire, CT on 7/16/15
Ricardo replied on 7/16/2015

Let me take this opportunity to thank you for choosing me as your personal Spanish tutor. I want you to know how much I enjoy serving your needs. I appreciate your kind expressions of appreciation.

"Wonderful"

- Ethan, Cheshire, CT on 8/1/14
Ricardo replied on 9/24/2014

I wanted to let you know how gratifying it was, for me, to receive your review. I want to commend Ethan for his great efforts during class. I was very pleased with his work. Ethan is a very courteous young man. I appreciate the wonderful job you did during the summer. You are a great inspiration to your son. I also want to thank you very much for your continued support.

"Very Responsive and Great"

- Farzana, Bethany, CT on 6/3/14
Ricardo replied on 6/4/2014

I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to serve you and to serve your daughter. It is really very helpful to have your input. I appreciate the time and effort you devoted to writing this review about my work and my persona. Your words mean so much for me. I am forever grateful that you have shared your opinion about my dynamics with the Wyzant community. I hope your daughter is enjoying the class. I also want to thank your daughter for her exceptional work. Your daughter is a remarkable person and I am very honored and proud to have her as a student.

"Very useful lesson."

- Amy, New Haven, CT on 12/28/13
Ricardo replied on 12/31/2013

Gracias! Thank you very much for your support and encouragement. I appreciate the time you spent writing this review. Your comments are very thoughtful and generous of you. I hope you have a wonderful New Year. I am very lucky and I am also very proud to have a student like you. I hope you keep enjoying the class.

"Excelente!"

- Olivia, New Haven, CT on 8/26/12
Ricardo replied on 8/27/2012

Gracias!

Thank you very much for writing a review about me. I appreciate the time and effort you devoted to writing this review about my work and my persona. Your words mean so much for me. Your kind words will open many doors for me. I don't have the words to thank you for your generosity and kindness. You are a remarkable person and I am very honored and proud to have you as a student.

Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
Spanish

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Spanish

Learning a new language is an exciting life long adventure and I hope you will take full advantage of the many opportunities during tutoring to acquire some Spanish language skills and to appreciate the many people throughout the world who speak Spanish.

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
B.A. in Arts
UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO
Master's

Education

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO (B.A. in Arts)

UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO (Master's)

Fantastic teacher — I have had the pleasure of meeting with Ricardo for a couple of sessions and am thoroughly impressed. He is very professional, takes his work seriously, and is genuinely interested in my progress and learning. He works diligently in ensuring that we're addressing my weaknesses and is a fine motivator. His teaching continues outside the hour, he takes time to send me useful e-mails with further st ...

— Magdalena, New Haven, CT on 9/22/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ricardo will travel within 10 miles of Hamden, CT 06518.

Background Check Status for Ricardo D.

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