Jake Ruiz

Jake R.

Bronx, NY

About Jake R.

Background check: Last verified 08/17/2016
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Jake teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: March 2009
Last sign in: 6 days ago


Jake Ruiz has been teaching private lessons since 2009. He has helped students learn how to play guitar and piano in a variety of styles.

As an academic instructor, Jake has helped the youth of the NYCDOE pass the regents examinations in U.S. History and Global History. He is also special education certified so that he can meet the needs of all learners!

Jake received his training at Lehman college from 2008-2012 where he received a degree in music and later a graduate degree in Education from Hunter College. As an expert in his field, Jake looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.

Instruments Played:
Guitar : 12 years
Piano : 6 years

Ages Previously Taught : 5 to 73.

Photos and Videos

The Streets of Boston, Home to the famous Berklee college of Music


History/English Teacher

Sep 2013 - Present
NYC Department of Education

High School American History, Global History, Global Issues, College Prepatory English Teacher

Music Instructor

Mar 2008 - Present
Take Lessons, Lehman college, Freelance

Graduated from Lehman College B.S. in Music Magna cum Laude with Honors

Instructed music lessons for all ages


M.S. Education Special Education

Jun 2013 - Jan 2016
Hunter College

B.S. Music

Aug 2008 - May 2012
Lehman College

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


NYCDOE Initial Teaching License

Sep 2015
Hunter College

License to teach in the New York City Department of Education


Magna cum Laude

May 2012
Lehman College

Departmental Honors in Music

May 2012
Lehman College

Lehman Scholars Honors Program Graduate

May 2012
Lehman college
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