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Ruben D.

Merritt Island, FL

$30/hour

Certified Teacher with ESL and Special Education Experience

50+ Hours
4.7 average from 28 ratings
Patient tutor
— Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15

$30/Hour


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Universtiy of South Florida
Mass Communications
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's
Purdue University
Enrolled

Education

Universtiy of South Florida (Mass Communications)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Purdue University (Enrolled)

About Ruben

I have a Master's in Special Education and have taught in Elementary: K-8th, Special Needs' High Schools and at the community college level for adult students who needed to learn English or pass the GED. I am bilingual: English and Spanish. I have an ESOL Endorsement. My strong areas in tutoring include helping struggling readers understand grammar, vocabulary development and improve reading comprehension. I have also helped English Language Learners and provided interventions for students with Special Needs. I could also help with K-8th Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II. I like to teach students both reading and math problem strategies to encourage them to become more independent in their questioning and problem solving approaches. For students who need to increase their score on the TOEFL, I also have experience helping international students raise their writing, listening, speaking and reading comprehension scores. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Science degree from Purdue University in Instructional Design and Technology from the department of Curriculum and Instruction. I have a Master's in Special Education and have taught in Elementary: K-8th, Special Needs' High Schools and at the community college level for adult students who needed to learn English or pass the GED. I am bilingual: English and Spanish. I have an ESOL Endorsement. My strong areas in tutoring include helping struggling readers understand Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Merritt Island, FL 32952
Background Check: Pending

"Patient tutor"

- Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15

"Efficient and patient, I'm very satisfied with Ruben"

- Jean Claude, Melbourne, FL on 7/1/17
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ASVAB, CLAST, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading,
Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Certified in Algebra I.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Masters in Special Education: Learning Behavioral Specialist I. Certified Special Education Teacher: Trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis with Discrete Trial Analysis for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over 12 years of Special Education Teaching Experience with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Behavior Modification

Elementary (K-6th)

I am certified in Illinois and Florida with a K-6 Professional teaching certificate good until 2018.

ESL/ESOL

I taught ESL at the Community College Level and need two more courses to complete my ESL Endorsement. I passed the 5 hour Test for Language Proficiency in Spanish and have a bilingual endorsement.

Phonics

I have taught K-8th graders phonics using several reading programs. I have also taught non-English Speakers phonics and have seen results in as little as 3 months.

Reading

Extensive experience using Phonemic Awareness, fluency exercises and spelling to improve reading skills. We will also improve comprehension and use higher order questioning methods.

Spanish

Certified in Spanish

Special Needs

I have a Masters in Special Education: Learning Behavioral Specialist I and have also taught as a Special Education Teacher in Chicago for 6 years with additional training in Applied Behavior Analysis or ABA: Autism.

TOEFL

I also have an ESOL Certification and Endorsement and have completed all necessary coursework material for TOEFL Preparation.

Universtiy of South Florida
Mass Communications
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's
Purdue University
Enrolled

Education

Universtiy of South Florida (Mass Communications)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Purdue University (Enrolled)

Patient tutor

Ruben is an excellent and patient tutor on ESL. He even buys TOEFL and SAT books to study the tests. With his help, I received a 111(26 on speaking) on TOEFL last week!

— Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruben will travel within 40 miles of Merritt Island, FL 32952.