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Ruben D.

Merritt Island, FL

$30/hour

Certified Teacher with ESL and Special Education Experience

Background check passed as of 1/16/16
4.9 average from 15 ratings
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— Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15

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

Education

Universtiy of South Florida (Mass Communications)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

About Ruben

Hi,

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, understanding grammar, vocabulary development, improving reading comprehension, helping English Language Learners and providing interventions for students with Special Needs. I could also help with K-8th Math , prealgebra, and Algebra I. 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.
Hi,

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
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Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Merritt Island, FL 32952
Background Check: Passed

"Patient tutor"

- Ian, New York, NY on 3/28/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish,
TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball

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Algebra 1

Certified in Algebra I.

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.

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.

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

Education

Universtiy of South Florida (Mass Communications)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

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 fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruben will travel within 30 miles of Merritt Island, FL 32952.