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Rufina C.

Rufina C., Ph.D. College Counseling, Editing, Reading and Writing

Rufina C., Ph.D. College Counseling, Editing, Reading and Writing

$45/hour

  • 16 hours tutoring

  • Urbana, IL 61802


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About Rufina


Bio

I have a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and a Master’s in Higher Education. I teach because I believe that all students have the capacity to achieve their fullest academic potential. I have years of tutoring experience. Most recently, I tutored students in K-12 in the Champaign-Urbana and Rantoul school districts in Illinois. It is extremely rewarding to see my students excited about the curriculum material after working through problem-solving and practice exercises! Their pre- and post...

I have a Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies and a Master’s in Higher Education. I teach because I believe that all students have the capacity to achieve their fullest academic potential. I have years of tutoring experience. Most recently, I tutored students in K-12 in the Champaign-Urbana and Rantoul school districts in Illinois. It is extremely rewarding to see my students excited about the curriculum material after working through problem-solving and practice exercises! Their pre- and post-assessments show that they have gained greater competency in the subject areas where I have tutored them.

I specialize in tutoring English, Math, and Spanish. Whether working with students on their writing or solving a word problem, I customize and structure lesson plans based on students’ specific needs. In preparation for recurring sessions, I provide substantial feedback, periodic assessments, and progress reports.

I am flexible with time, but if a parent/student fails to notify me of a cancellation at least 24 hours beforehand, they will be charged for the full tutoring lesson. While I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I offer makeup classes.

I offer tutoring sessions at the Champaign Public Library. However, I am happy to travel to another location if it is more convenient for students and parents.

I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve academic success!


Education

University of California at Santa Barbara
Sociology
Claremont Graduate University
Masters
University of Illinois
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Urbana, IL 61802
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have over 15 years of career development experience. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have over 15 years of career development experience. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. As a tutor in the Champaign Unified School District, I interacted with Spanish-speaking students and parents in Spanish with great fluency.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Social Studies,

Social Studies

My qualifications for tutoring in Social Studies include my earned Ph.D. in Education, ability to effectively communicate with students, earn students’ trust by establishing a good rapport with them, and motivate them to excel academically. I work one-on-one with students. I assess and implement best teaching practices for each individual student at every tutoring session to maximize their learning potential and grasp of material.
Sociology

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor students in this specific subject because I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology. In addition, I have been a teaching assistant for sociology courses at the university level. I am well read in this subject.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. As a tutor in the Champaign Unified School District, I interacted with Spanish-speaking students and parents in Spanish with great fluency.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
English, ESL/ESOL, Spelling, Writing

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. As a tutor in the Champaign Unified School District, I interacted with Spanish-speaking students and parents in Spanish with great fluency.
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. As a tutor in the Champaign Unified School District, I interacted with Spanish-speaking students and parents in Spanish with great fluency.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
English, ESL/ESOL, Writing

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have over 20 years of experience in College Counseling. I worked as an Admissions Counselor at a top Research 1 university for over eight years, in addition to having vast experience at small liberal arts colleges and universities. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. I also work with parents to address the specific questions and concerns they have about college going rates, financing, and declared/undeclared majors, among other concerns. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
Sociology,

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor students in this specific subject because I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology. In addition, I have been a teaching assistant for sociology courses at the university level. I am well read in this subject.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
ESL/ESOL

Science

Sociology

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor students in this specific subject because I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Sociology. In addition, I have been a teaching assistant for sociology courses at the university level. I am well read in this subject.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As a tutor who has worked with students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, I implement different teaching techniques to help them focus and learn more effectively. I make it a point to change activities every 5 minutes to keep students engaged and prepare hands-on learning activities that also incorporate online tools and workbook activities/lessons, in addition to other visual aids. I establish eye contact with students, especially when I am explaining lesson plans for the session. I keep instruction simple, clear, and structured. I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for Champaign Unified School District and Math for Rantoul City School District. I have tutored special needs students and created individualized lesson plans, provided direct instruction, one-on-one tutoring and group tutoring.
Reading,

Reading

I have a Ph.D. in Education. I have tutored Elementary Level (K-6) in Reading/Language Arts and Math for the Champaign Unified School and Rantoul City School districts, in addition to working with students in all grade levels, K-12, and college students. I assess students' specific needs and progress to tailor their own individual lesson plans.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Spanish native speaker with excellent pronunciation, grammar, and extended vocabulary mastery of the language. As a tutor in the Champaign Unified School District, I interacted with Spanish-speaking students and parents in Spanish with great fluency.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have a Ph.D. in educational policy studies and a master’s in higher education. I work with my students in establishing learning objectives and goals, developing effective learning strategies, and setting academic priorities that optimize their use of time and learning outcomes. I develop an individualized approach catered specifically to their own study needs and objectives. I regularly use the Cornell note-taking system to help K-12 students improve their note-taking and study skills, leading to subject competency in math and reading/reading comprehension.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I have over 15 years of career development experience. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have over 20 years of experience in College Counseling. I worked as an Admissions Counselor at a top Research 1 university for over eight years, in addition to having vast experience at small liberal arts colleges and universities. I have worked closely with prospective college students on their college applications, essays, and coaching them on majors, pre-professional programs, and funding opportunities. I also work with parents to address the specific questions and concerns they have about college going rates, financing, and declared/undeclared majors, among other concerns. My years of experience have also included different professional conferences and programs I have completed to further my expertise in this area.
GED, TOEFL

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$45/hour

Rufina C.

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