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Ruth R.

San Antonio, TX

$50/hour

Retired teacher and business professional is available as tutor.

$50/Hour


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Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
French, Math, English
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Texas A&M University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (French, Math, English)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Texas A&M University (Graduate Coursework)

About Ruth

I started tutoring in 10th grade when a teacher asked me to help another girl who had been out sick for 6 weeks and needed to catch up. It was my first paid job and I loved it and my student did exceptionally well on her exams. I also learned that I loved helping others learn.
I have continued to provide tutoring throughout my life. My "real jobs" have included being a middle school teacher, a high school teacher, a college teacher, a software developer, a business analyst, a research engineer, an IT manager, and a business manager. I am now retired and spend a lot of time with my grandchildren.

I have extensive experience in teaching and tutoring English and ESL, including k12, college undergraduate students, masters and PhD students as well as informal education for adults and children. I hold an MA in English/TESOL and post graduate work in linguistics and speech processing. But most important, I truly enjoy working with students of all ages and try to make learning fun. I take a communicational and functional approach to language education. Please contact me if you would like more details.

In addition to my graduate studies in general linguistics, I have also studied French phonology and syntax and methods of teaching French effectively. I completed a BA in French language and literature from Valparaiso University, a one year course in le français pour les étrangers at L'université de Nantes, and Illinois secondary certification for teaching French. I have taught beginning and more advanced levels of high school French in Illinois. I have tutored high school French as recently as the spring semester 2015. I have also held informal classes in French for both children and adults and helped singers improve their French pronunciation. I would like to help you improve your French speaking and comprehension through an enjoyable communicative approach. I can also help you improve your reading and writing ability in French.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss how I can help you. There is no charge or obligation to ask me your questions. Best wishes on your learning endeavors!
I started tutoring in 10th grade when a teacher asked me to help another girl who had been out sick for 6 weeks and needed to catch up. It was my first paid job and I loved it and my student did exceptionally well on her exams. I also learned that I loved helping others learn.
I have continued to provide tutoring throughout my life. My "real
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Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of San Antonio, TX 78250
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ESL/ESOL

Masters Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Northern Illinois University
Illinois Secondary Certification in Foreign Language Education
Many years of teaching and tutoring experience
Current ESL tutoring

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
French, Math, English
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Texas A&M University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN (French, Math, English)

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Texas A&M University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ruth will travel within 8 miles of San Antonio, TX 78250.