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Rodney Joseph R.

Oklahoma City, OK

$35/hour

Spanish/ESL Tutor

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 8 ratings

$35/Hour


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Regent's American College
Business Admin

Education

Regent's American College (Business Admin)

About Rodney Joseph

Education/Professional Training:

Language Certification Institute - Certified ESL Instructor Examination/Credential

Language Certification Institute - Official Business Spanish Proficiency
Examination/Credential

Language Certification Institute - Official Spanish Language Proficiency Examination/Credential

University of Central Oklahoma – Foreign Language Essay Examination – Spanish Language Credential

American Council on Education – College Level Examination Program – Spanish Language Credential.

Advance Level Diploma – Spanish for Tourism– University of Alcala/Spanish Ministry of Education, Spain

Basic Level Certification – Spanish as a Foreign Language – Cervantes Institute, Spain

Basic Level Certification – French Language – French Institute of Madrid, Spain

Bachelors’ of Arts Degree – Business Administration– American College, London, UK

I have over 10 years experience working in an educational environment teaching both Spanish and ESL courses both in the US and abroad. I have taught students from all age brackets, including working professionals. I have also prepared students for major exams such as D.E.L.E, Cambridge Exams, TOEFL, TOEIC, etc. I have taught both immersion courses and grammar based courses.

I tend to apply different methods based on the individual's needs and ability to learn languages. My method tends to be effective and very language focused. I use plenty of flash cards, reviews, and drilling. I believe the best approach to language learning follows a sequence of steps-reading,writing,speaking,and understanding. Students who deviate from this order my find it difficult to really master another language.

An effective language instructor knows not only his subject, but also knows how to apply it. Language learning can be challenging at times, but also very rewarding. Simply just applying oneself can achieve great results. Since I have had the unique opportunity to teach many students from many different backgrounds and cultures, I have sort of developed a skill for different students depending on their exposure to languages. Individuals growing up in the southwest portion of the US have had greater exposure to the Spanish language as opposed to many Mid-westerners. For my southwestern students, I would definitely apply more of an immersion approach with emphasis on vocabulary and sentence structure, as opposed to my mid-west students I would apply more of a standard classroom setting with grammar being the primary focus at the beginning.

ESL can be interesting as well because teaching German, Dutch, and Scandinavian students is less challenging than teaching Southeast Asian students English, because of the similarities and common root English has with other Germanic languages.

All in all, I don't necessarily believe there is one approach and one method for language learning and instruction, I am a firm believer that many methods and approaches can be applied depending on the individual's needs and exposure to the language. We all have the ability to learn a language or even improve our own. It's how we apply ourselves in the end what matters.
Education/Professional Training:

Language Certification Institute - Certified ESL Instructor Examination/Credential

Language Certification Institute - Official Business Spanish Proficiency
Examination/Credential

Language Certification Institute - Official Spanish Language Proficiency Examination/Credential
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Long term and group rates available. Online discount rates apply.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Background Check: Passed
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS,
Proofreading, TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
IELTS,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS,
Portuguese, Spanish, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar
Business:
Business

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Business

I have a bachelors degree in Business Administration and I'm currently working on my State Certification in Business Education. I'm also a state licensed multi-line insurance adjuster.

IELTS

I have over 15+ years of experience preparing students for such exams as TOEFL, TOEIC, Cambridge Exams, etc. I have taught all age groups in the US and abroad.

Regent's American College
Business Admin

Education

Regent's American College (Business Admin)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Long term and group rates available. Online discount rates apply.

Travel policy

Rodney Joseph will travel within 15 miles of Oklahoma City, OK 73112.