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JAMES R.

Boynton Beach, FL

$40/hour

ESE and ESOL Teacher/IELTS and TOEFL iBT Preparation/Special Education

Background check passed as of 3/24/12
5.0 average from 12 ratings
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
— Raquel, Delray Beach, FL on 2/19/16

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St. Thomas University
B.S. Management
Nova Southeastern University
MEd
Florida International University(FIU)
Master's

Education

St. Thomas University (B.S. Management)

Nova Southeastern University (MEd)

Florida International University(FIU) (Master's)

About JAMES

I am a well seasoned professional who has experience working with special education and ESL students. I am currently working as an ESE and ESOL Coordinator/ Teacher at a West Palm Beach High School. I have over 10 years of experience in teaching TESOL at various Florida universities. Also, I have several years of experience in teaching international students to pass the IELTS and the TOEFL iBT. Finally, I am also fluent in Spanish, and I have several years experience in tutoring Spanish reading, writing, and conversation skills.

Specialties: I specialize in Special Education, Business English and teaching students to pass the TOEFL iBT or the IELTS.
I am a well seasoned professional who has experience working with special education and ESL students. I am currently working as an ESE and ESOL Coordinator/ Teacher at a West Palm Beach High School. I have over 10 years of experience in teaching TESOL at various Florida universities. Also, I have Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Boynton Beach, FL 33436
Background Check: Passed

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Raquel, Delray Beach, FL on 2/19/16

"Outstanding experience! Perfect way to study!"

- Andrey, Boynton Beach, FL on 3/30/13
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
IELTS,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, IELTS,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
IELTS,
Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I am currently working as a TESOL Professor at a university. I sometimes have to teach ESL to students who have learning dissabilities or ADD. Furthermore, I have many years tutoring children and adults who have ADD/ADHD. I work with students using visuals, sight words and different math and reading exercises that allow students to focus more. My experience and knowledge has allowed me to help my students. Finally, I have taken several credited classes in Behaviorism in college.

Aspergers

I have a Masters in Varying Exceptionalities from Nova SouthEastern University where I received professional teacher education courses in areas, such as learning process, tests and measurement, educational philosophy, psychology, social foundations, methods of teaching children with learning disabilities, and bilingual education. Also, I have had many hours of both training and experience with children and adults who have learning disabilities or are non native English learners. For example, I have been teaching Adult ESL students at several universities who have Aspergers or ADHD. Furthermore, I have tutored several young elementary students reading and math who have Aspergers or ADHD.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring students at the elementary level for several years. I have been doing reading, math, and ESL with these students.

English

I am currently working days as an English/ESL Adjunct Instructor with Florida Atlantic University. Also, I am working evenings as an English/ESL Tutor.

The experience that I have gained by working as an ESL Instructor for the past several years has helped me to understand young adults. Also, It has allowed me to implement different teaching strategies in order to help students move on to a university level.

ESL/ESOL

I have been an ESL instructor for many years. I have worked at several Florida universities as an Adjunct Professor and I have also tutored at several private schools. Further more, I have several years of experience in teaching international students to pass the TOEFL iBT. Also, I have extensive experience in teaching English reading, writing, grammar and communications skills at all levels.

I am fluent in Spanish, and I have several years experience in teaching reading, writing and communications skills in Spanish.

Grammar

I have 10 years experience teaching ESL at several universities and private schools.

IELTS

I have ten years experience working in Adult ESL at several Florida universities. I am currently working at the Intensive English Institute at F.A.U. where I am in charge of teaching the IELTS preparation course for students in level 3, 4, and 5. I have been teaching the IELTS preparation course for several years now, and I have assisted many students to pass the IELTS with high scores and enter top rated universities.

Phonics

I am a university instructor who has been teaching listening and speaking skills for several years. Also, I have been teaching how to pass the listening and speaking section of the TOEFL iBT. I have many years experience teaching phonetics.

Reading

I have been an English instructor for 10 years. I have taught in both private and public school and universities. I also teach Spanish.

Special Needs

My M.S. is in special education. I have also been given a “statement of eligibility” in Special Education with the State of Florida. Furthermore, prior to full time teaching, I worked as a Child Protective Investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Family for 10 years. I am still certified as a Child Protective Investigator. Also, I am currently working as an ESL Instructor at both F.A.U and Miami Dade College. I have many years of experience in teaching ESL as an Adjunct Professor at several Florida Universities. Finally, I am also fluent in Spanish, and I have had several years experience tutoring reading, writing, and communications skills in Spanish.

TOEFL

I have been working in Adult ESL at several Florida universities for 10 years. I am currently working for the Intensive English Program at FAU. I have taught many students to get a high score on both the paper based TOEFL and the TOEFL iBT.

Writing

I have 10 years experience teaching college level writing. Also, I have several years experience teaching students to write essays and do well on college level writing exams.

St. Thomas University
B.S. Management
Nova Southeastern University
MEd
Florida International University(FIU)
Master's

Education

St. Thomas University (B.S. Management)

Nova Southeastern University (MEd)

Florida International University(FIU) (Master's)

Knowledgeable and patient tutor — James is all around a great tutor. He's very caring, patient, and friendly. James does an amazing job with my son who struggles with writing. He knows a great deal about working with students with learning differences. I'm very happy and blessed to have found him. He's the best! ...

— Raquel, Delray Beach, FL on 2/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

JAMES will travel within 25 miles of Boynton Beach, FL 33436.