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D. D.

Waco, TX


Certified Teacher in Spanish and Mathematics-College Spanish preferred

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University of Texas, Austin


University of Texas, Austin

About D.

I am a certified teacher in Spanish and mathematics.

I wish to be your tutor and apply my knowledge, skills and expertise to help you with your learning goals, whether it be simply getting homework finished correctly, studying for a test, or studying Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, or English on your own, outside of a classroom.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Spanish. I have two semesters worth of experience tutoring and I have a teacher's certificate for teaching Spanish grades 8 - 12. I have one year's worth of experience student teaching in a high school Spanish classroom, including two sections per day of an advanced Spanish for Native Speakers class for one semester, and I have been a paid Math tutor at a local high school.

I have one semester experience tutoring college-level Spanish online using Skype. Even if you don't like using the Webcam feature, it's like using a free internet telephone and works very well for tutoring students in foreign languages online if they live too far away to meet in person. It doesn't seem practical for tutoring math.

I majored in mathematics for a time in college, before changing my major to Spanish. I was originally going to double major in these two subjects. My original interest and intent in majoring in these two subjects was to teach freshman and sophomore level college courses, and I was enrolled in education to teach public school only as a back-up plan and because I thought I might as well start my career with extra teaching skills. I am no longer on track to do that, as I decided I needed a break from studying, and I’d rather teach the next several years, starting now. I have just graduated from a teaching program and obtained my teacher certification in Spanish and mathematics, and I would like to spend my free time helping you obtain your learning goals in either of these two subjects (Or 1st or 2nd year Italian or 1st semester Portuguese). I graduated from the University of Texas a couple of years ago and just now completed a Teacher Certification program, and before I start teaching next fall, I would like to practice my teaching skills by tutoring you or your child in math or Spanish.

I have a degree in Spanish, so for Spanish, I am able to tutor at all levels: kids, adults, college students or adults learning Spanish on their own. I can do high school Spanish, AP Spanish test preparation, beginner-level college freshman or sophomore Spanish courses, or 3rd or 4th year advanced Spanish grammar, phonetics or linguistics courses, etc. but all I ask is to avoid literature classes. Poetry and literature are not my favorite in any language, but I love and am capable of tutoring in everything else, including conducting my own Spanish class for adults who are not enrolled in a Spanish course who would like to use me as their own private “language school.”

For math, I can tutor everything except for college level classes at this time. However, I can tutor adult students in NON-credit developmental math courses at the algebra 1 or algebra 2 level. I will be adding availability to tutor students in college algebra and other college – level math courses like calculus, trigonometry, and pre-calculus in the future as soon as I have a chance to review some more mathematics to refresh my skills in these subjects at this level.

But for now, I am fantastic at algebra I and II level math, whether in grades 9 – 12 or in college developmental math classes, as well as GED math or SAT 1 and ACT test-prep mathematics. I will be adding statistics very soon.

Back when I took the SAT, I scored in the top 6% nationwide, and in the top 4% for the state. (1360 out of 1600 points). I prefer to tutor students in the Math or "Quantitative" portion only for the SAT test, or in the subjects of Math or Spanish for the SAT Subject tests, or the CLEP tests.
When I took the SAT I scored 670 out of 800 on the math section, and on the ACT’s math section, I scored 28 out of 36. I also tutored in college for one semester in a math related subject, accounting. I never had to take a college algebra course in college. In college, I took pre-calculus, statistics and I completed the entire college calculus sequence, as well as several other math courses, and I got all A’s in the math at this level, except for one B in a calculus course and a C in discrete math, the first mathematical "theory" class that is of the type that mathematicians take.

I also have some knowledge of Italian and Portuguese as I sampled a few classes in these languages in college.

In addition, I am interested in teaching English to Spanish speakers or in tutoring the above mentioned math topics in Spanish, or "ESL math," as it is called.
I am a certified teacher in Spanish and mathematics.

I wish to be your tutor and apply my knowledge, skills and expertise to help you with your learning goals, whether it be simply getting homework finished…
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Travels within 40 miles of Waco, TX 76706
Background Check: Passed
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary
ACT Science, Anthropology, Biology, Physical Science, Physics
Computer Science, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
ESL/ESOL, German, IELTS, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish,
American History, Anthropology, Classics, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Social Studies, World History
Music History
Elementary Education:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Career Development, GMAT, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, Career Development, Common Core, GED, GMAT, GRE, IELTS, ISEE, LSAT, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, STAAR,
Corporate Training:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL, General Computer, German, GMAT, Grammar, HTML, Italian, Latin, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Portuguese, Spanish,

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In college, I got a grade of 'A' in Precalculus, as well as all 'A's except one 'B' in all the Calculus courses in the full college Calculus sequence before the level requiring proofs.


Bachelor's in Spanish, Language Teaching Option from University of TX, Austin.
27 credit hours in Spanish from UT at the Junior and Senior levels.
Current valid Teaching Certificate for high school Spanish.
1 year student teaching in high school Spanish classrooms.
Have already helped a Spanish student pass in an online college Spanish class by tutoring the student online over Skype for the entire semester.


I have a BA degree and a Valid Teacher's Certificate in my state, TX. I am already qualified on this website to tutor in ACT English. Although the STAAR English and ACT English tests are different, both are for high school level English. The ACT English may be at a higher level than the STAAR test, as the STAAR is for various levels and the ACT English is an exit level English test. By virtue of my possessing a BA degree, I have already passed college level classes in English and composition/rhetoric. As a currently certified teacher, I know where to find standards for teaching English on the state websites and even where to obtain free STAAR practice tests for English at various grade levels in my state. I have been a high school tutor before, paid by a school district (although it was not for English).

University of Texas, Austin


University of Texas, Austin

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Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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D. will travel within 40 miles of Waco, TX 76706.

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