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Hugh C.

Seasoned Standardized Test Prep and ESL Wizard

Seasoned Standardized Test Prep and ESL Wizard

$60/hour

  • 2,708 hours tutoring

  • Miami, FL 33166

About Hugh


Bio

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.


Education

St. LawrenceUniversity
Geology
Florida International University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: My lessons are 2 hours minimum. Group rates are available.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 22 miles of Miami, FL 33166
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/1/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Hugh hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of English, I have been teaching ESOL for over twenty years with Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College, and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida International University. I have extensive experience in all facets of ESOL including conversation, grammar, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced. I have taught TOEFL prep to many students including the paper/pencil, CBT, and iBT versions. My extensive experience includes working with students speaking many and varied native languages from many different countries. I have also worked with corporate clients, both privately and in small group settings.
GMAT, Grammar

Elementary Education

Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 20 years experience as an educator including extensive experience with elementary to high school students, I am fully prepared to help students with study skills. The importance of organization, repetition, prioritizing, and skill development cannot be overstated for academic success. With a master's degree in education from FIU, I have studied the philosophical and research underpinnings of education.
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of English, I have been teaching ESOL for over twenty years with Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College, and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida International University. I have extensive experience in all facets of ESOL including conversation, grammar, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced. I have taught TOEFL prep to many students including the paper/pencil, CBT, and iBT versions. My extensive experience includes working with students speaking many and varied native languages from many different countries. I have also worked with corporate clients, both privately and in small group settings.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of English, I have been teaching ESOL for over twenty years with Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College, and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida International University. I have extensive experience in all facets of ESOL including conversation, grammar, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced. I have taught TOEFL prep to many students including the paper/pencil, CBT, and iBT versions. My extensive experience includes working with students speaking many and varied native languages from many different countries. I have also worked with corporate clients, both privately and in small group settings.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 20 years experience as an educator including extensive experience with elementary to high school students, I am fully prepared to help students with study skills. The importance of organization, repetition, prioritizing, and skill development cannot be overstated for academic success. With a master's degree in education from FIU, I have studied the philosophical and research underpinnings of education.
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of English, I have been teaching ESOL for over twenty years with Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College, and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida International University. I have extensive experience in all facets of ESOL including conversation, grammar, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced. I have taught TOEFL prep to many students including the paper/pencil, CBT, and iBT versions. My extensive experience includes working with students speaking many and varied native languages from many different countries. I have also worked with corporate clients, both privately and in small group settings.
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of English, I have been teaching ESOL for over twenty years with Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College, and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida International University. I have extensive experience in all facets of ESOL including conversation, grammar, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced. I have taught TOEFL prep to many students including the paper/pencil, CBT, and iBT versions. My extensive experience includes working with students speaking many and varied native languages from many different countries. I have also worked with corporate clients, both privately and in small group settings.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 20 years experience as an educator including extensive experience with elementary to high school students, I am fully prepared to help students with study skills. The importance of organization, repetition, prioritizing, and skill development cannot be overstated for academic success. With a master's degree in education from FIU, I have studied the philosophical and research underpinnings of education.
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of English, I have been teaching ESOL for over twenty years with Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College, and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida International University. I have extensive experience in all facets of ESOL including conversation, grammar, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced. I have taught TOEFL prep to many students including the paper/pencil, CBT, and iBT versions. My extensive experience includes working with students speaking many and varied native languages from many different countries. I have also worked with corporate clients, both privately and in small group settings.
Study Skills

Study Skills

With more than 20 years experience as an educator including extensive experience with elementary to high school students, I am fully prepared to help students with study skills. The importance of organization, repetition, prioritizing, and skill development cannot be overstated for academic success. With a master's degree in education from FIU, I have studied the philosophical and research underpinnings of education.

Science

ACT Science, Physical Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

With more than 20 years experience as an educator including extensive experience with elementary to high school students, I am fully prepared to help students with study skills. The importance of organization, repetition, prioritizing, and skill development cannot be overstated for academic success. With a master's degree in education from FIU, I have studied the philosophical and research underpinnings of education.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball

Basketball

My interest and proficiency in basketball has been lifelong. Since elementary school, I have played on a regular basis. In high school and college, I played competitively. In my junior and senior years of high school, I was the leading scorer on teams which won our league championship and was also chosen as an all-star both years. After finishing college, I worked as a coach for a junior varsity team. Since then, I have played recreationally and never miss watching games when I have the opportunity.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am a native speaker of English, I have been teaching ESOL for over twenty years with Miami Dade County Public Schools and Miami Dade College, and I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Florida International University. I have extensive experience in all facets of ESOL including conversation, grammar, reading and writing at all levels from beginning to advanced. I have taught TOEFL prep to many students including the paper/pencil, CBT, and iBT versions. My extensive experience includes working with students speaking many and varied native languages from many different countries. I have also worked with corporate clients, both privately and in small group settings.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

With more than 20 years experience as an educator including extensive experience with elementary to high school students, I am fully prepared to help students with study skills. The importance of organization, repetition, prioritizing, and skill development cannot be overstated for academic success. With a master's degree in education from FIU, I have studied the philosophical and research underpinnings of education.
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GMAT, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (568 ratings)
5 star
(495)
4 star
(51)
3 star
(11)
2 star
(3)
1 star
(8)

Reviews


Great Tutor

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

Great Tutor

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

Outstanding tutor!!

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

Excellent tutor

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

Great Tutor

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

Fantastic tutor.

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

Amazing

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

$60/hour

Hugh C.

$60/hour

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