Seasoned Standardized Test Prep and ESL Wizard
Seasoned Standardized Test Prep and ESL Wizard
I am an experienced, mature teacher and tutor with with over 20 years of experience and a master's degree in TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - from Florida International University. I teach in the ESL Department at Miami-Dade College. I am thoroughly familiar with standardized tests and have taught SAT preparation class at Barry University and Nova Southeastern University. I have taught adults and adolescents in ESL (conversation, reading, writing, grammar), TOEFL,...
I am an experienced, mature teacher and tutor with with over 20 years of experience and a master's degree in TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - from Florida International University. I teach in the ESL Department at Miami-Dade College. I am thoroughly familiar with standardized tests and have taught SAT preparation class at Barry University and Nova Southeastern University. I have taught adults and adolescents in ESL (conversation, reading, writing, grammar), TOEFL, mathematics (arithmetic, algebra 1, basic geometry) English (reading, writing and grammar), FCAT, GED, PSAT/SAT, GRE, ACT, CPT, SSAT/ISEE preparation. I have traveled extensively and am comfortable with students from all backgrounds and cultures. I am bilingual (English/Spanish).
I practice a relaxed-but-focused style of learning and believe in obtaining and reacting to constant feedback from students as to what the student understands and needs to know to be proficient in each subject. I believe in the maxim that in order to master something a student should watch or listen first, practice to be able to perform, and then be able to explain the material to someone else. Learning by active involvement is key. I often like to use music to aid in learning process, especially in ESL.
Hugh hasn’t set a schedule.
SAT scores markedly improved!
Hugh is an excellent tutor. He has worked with my son for the past few months in preparation for the SAT's. His tutoring has resulted in an amazing 280 points increase in my son's Math/Reading SAT scores. I considered several different Prep courses before deciding on Hugh. The cost for a class setting where 12 students share 1 instructor was comparable to the private sessions I set up with Hugh. This one-on-one SAT prep was invaluable! Hugh developed a personalized course of action to see these dramatic results. He assigned practice work to hone my son's skills and then he would review and advise on areas that need correcting. Hugh did an excellent job keeping my son accountable to the work he needed to do to be ready for the SAT's. My son felt more confident and self-assured taking the test. His scores reflect that these feeling were rightly placed!Desiree, 24 lessons with Hugh
Excellent tutor . I really recommend him . He is very professional and have the skills need it to help to pass the SAT Tests. thank you . My son is currently studying with Mr. Hugh.Arturo, 12 lessons with Hugh
Knowledgeable and Patient tutor
My daughter is getting ready to take her SAT's, Hugh was great in speaking with her and assessing what areas she needs to work on. he took the time to understand what she was looking to get from the session. He was very personable and asked many questions in order to understand exactly what she needed. We are looking forward to more sessions with him and hopefully an improved score when she takes the test.Ana, 1 lesson with Hugh
Effective and patient tutor
Hugh is an educated college professor who can tutor multiple subjects. He has been preparing our 10 year old daughter for the SSAT exam. He has arrived on time, worked through practice tests and lessons, and been very patient. Our daughter likes him and we believe that she is getting well-prepared for the test. His daughters went to the school ours is applying too, so he knows what they are looking for. We will continue with him in the future for general tutoring as needed.JOHN, 8 lessons with Hugh
My son needed help with the math portion of the PERT in order to be accepted to the School for Advanced Studies Kendall Campus. Hugh was helpful and encouraging. We met three times. He was able to explain well and give hints on test taking. My son passed.Barbara, 3 lessons with Hugh
Hugh tutored our son to help him prepare for taking the S.A.T. exam. Our son had taken the exam and gotten a good score, but we wanted to find a tutor who would be able to greatly improve his score, to ensure his acceptance to school. Hugh was always prompt for his tutoring sessions. He was extremely patient, encouraging, and came with extraordinary knowledge of how to succeed in taking the S.A.T. He left our son with the knowledge and encouragement he needed to ace the test. Our son's test score improved drastically after only a few months of tutoring. When my son got his score, and then again when he was accepted into the university of his choice, he contacted Hugh to give him the good news and to thank him. We could tell that Hugh was genuinely thrilled for his success. I cannot recommend Hugh highly enough. He is a patient and extremely knowledgeable man who truly wants to see his students succeed. .Lisa, 2 lessons with Hugh
Hugh recently helped my daughter prepare for the ISEE test, and she was very happy with his approach and patience. He was very clear with his explanations and provided excellent examples for her to understand every topic. Additionally, Hugh was able to provide sound guidance in regards to what to expect from the test and how to navigate through it. I would definitely recommend him.Gerry, 13 lessons with Hugh
Mr. C. has been tutoring my daughter since 8th grade and she has done excellent for the past three years. He has tutored her in the areas of Algebra and Geometry.Carmen, 58 lessons with Hugh
Hugh is a fantastic tutor. Very very patient and careful. Recommend strongly without reservation. My son had Hugh for SAT review and we were very happy.Nicholas, 41 lessons with Hugh
Hugh is an amazing tutor. I got tutored for SAT and the results were amazing; I went up a hundred points on each subject we reviewed. He has extensive knowledge of how the SAT approaches the student because he takes the test when the students do! He doesn't only use traditional SAT style questions, he uses other styles from sources other than college board that are very helpful. You can really tell that he takes his job seriously, for he has so many things he can explain and help you learn them. He is very dedicated and very patient. It was a great experience.Kevin, 10 lessons with Hugh