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Ruth R.

Retired teacher and business professional is available as tutor.

Retired teacher and business professional is available as tutor.

$50/hour

  • San Antonio, TX 78250

About Ruth


Bio

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...

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!


Education

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
French, Math, English
Northern Illinois University
Masters
Texas A&M University
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of San Antonio, TX 78250
  • Lesson cancellation: 10 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

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
Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

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
English, Grammar, Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

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
English, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

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

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

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
English, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

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

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

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
Writing

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$50/hour

Ruth R.

$50/hour

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