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Susan S.

Mesa, AZ

$35/hr

Mostly Math Maiden (5th - Geometry)

Background check passed as of 9/26/12
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Mostly Math Maiden (5th - Geometry)

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Teaching math to Junior High and High School students has been one of my favorite things for 23 years. I have tutored several brothers and sisters of former students also. I have taught 5th grade math to Geometry. I have also instructed students in Study Skills, English Language, American History, Geography, Government and Economics. I look forward to helping any student who wants to be helped in math or any of the previously mentioned subjects.
Although I do not have a teaching certificate, I do have several people to call for references. God has given me a passion for teaching and I hope to serve Him by using the gifts He has given me:)

Testimonials

"Susan is exactly what we needed in a tutor"

- Lynda, Gilbert, AZ on 8/10/14

"Patient and organized. "

- Laura, Gilbert, AZ on 2/5/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Mary, Chandler, AZ on 11/22/12
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Economics, English,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Economics, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra I for at least 20 years using the Saxon and Abeka curricula.

Algebra 2

I have taught Algebra II to high school students for four years and tutored during two summers to help some students receive their credits. I have used the Saxon and Abeka curricula.

Bible Studies

Knowing the Bible outline and the main events and topics helps students relate to literature when Bible references are made. I have been in a Bible believing churches since I was 13 years old. I have taught Sunday school and lessons. I have also taught Bible classes and chapel lessons at Christian schools for 23 years. I have also earned several certificates for taking various Bible courses through the churches.

Elementary Math

I have taught 5th grade math at a private school. I believe because I have taught higher maths, that I am more aware of the need to teach certain concepts more in depth and sometimes differently than a curriculum explains. Some students don't understand a math concept the first way it's taught so they need a different approach to get it. I am very aware of the need for students to get the basics before they more on into the higher maths.

English

I taught 8th grade English for one year at a school in Tucson.

Geometry

I have taught geometry for at least 5 years in a high school setting. I tutored over two summers students who were behind and needed their geometry credit to graduate.

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgrebra for at least 15 years. I enjoy helping students get ready for Algebra in a manner that gets them excited about math and helps them to help themselves in understanding the wonders of math.

Study Skills

Study skills is helping a student know the best way for he/she to study based on his/her learning style. It could include for example writing out the spelling word while spelling out loud several times. It could include coming up with an acronym to help remember a list. There are many different learning styles and many ways to use tools based on those styles to help a student learn and remember.
I taught Studies Skills classes to 6th graders several years ago. Parents told me that they didn't learn some of the things I taught the 6th graders until they were in college!

Susan’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Susan. View all of Susan’s resources

One of my favorite ways to help students understand the adding of signed numbers is to play the sign wars game. Say you are adding -3 + 4 for a basic example. You put 3 negative signs on one side of a line and 4 positives on the other side of the line and say they will battle one negative cancels out one positive and what you have left is your answer...1 positive so the answer is 1.

Pima Community College,
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Education

Pima Community College,

None

None

Susan is exactly what we needed in a tutor — Our daughter needed one-on-one help to basically take Algebra II over the summer to help her not only catch up with the rest of her peers, but to also walk her through the course to make sure she understood the rules/concepts. Susan was exactly what we needed. She came on very short notice; she listened to what our daughter needed to accomplish and came up with the game plan. She has been very pat ...

— Lynda, Gilbert, AZ on 8/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 10 miles of Mesa, AZ 85208.


About Susan

Teaching math to Junior High and High School students has been one of my favorite things for 23 years. I have tutored several brothers and sisters of former students also. I have taught 5th grade math to Geometry. I have also instructed students in Study Skills, English Language, American History, Geography, Government and Economics. I look forward to helping any student who wants to be helped in math or any of the previously mentioned subjects.
Although I do not have a teaching certificate, I do have several people to call for references. God has given me a passion for teaching and I hope to serve Him by using the gifts He has given me:)

Testimonials

"Susan is exactly what we needed in a tutor"

- Lynda, Gilbert, AZ on 8/10/14

"Patient and organized. "

- Laura, Gilbert, AZ on 2/5/14

"Excellent Tutor"

- Mary, Chandler, AZ on 11/22/12
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Education

Pima Community College,
None
None

Education

Pima Community College,

None

None


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Mesa, AZ 85208

Susan’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math
English:
Bible Studies,
English,
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft PowerPoint
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Economics, English,
Geometry,
Prealgebra,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Math, SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
Economics, Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Susan’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Susan. View all of Susan’s resources

One of my favorite ways to help students understand the adding of signed numbers is to play the sign wars game. Say you are adding -3 + 4 for a basic example. You put 3 negative signs on one side of a line and 4 positives on the other side of the line and say they will battle one negative cancels out one positive and what you have left is your answer...1 positive so the answer is 1.


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