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Susan S.

Corona Del Mar, CA

$58/hr

Professional math tutor, College Algebra, SAT/ACT, Spanish, K-6

Background check passed as of 2/18/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Professional math tutor, College Algebra, SAT/ACT, Spanish, K-6

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Susan loves tutoring math! She's professional, patient & caring. She has a passion for tutoring and works great with students - because she wants them to be successful and love learning. Susan is extremely experienced and has been tutoring full-time for over 8 years and has logged over 9,840 hours tutoring.

She tutors all levels of math, pre-algebra, algebra I,II, geometry, pre-calculus, trigonometry, statistics, and college algebra. She also successfully and effectively tutors for the ACT math, SAT math and PSAT exams. Susan also tutors Spanish levels 1, 2 and 3, elementary K-6, and study and organizational skills. She reviews the homework with the student to assure they understand it, and she will teach them the next lessons so they stay ahead. Susan will also prepare them for any upcoming quizzes, tests or exams.

She tailors her tutoring sessions to meet the individual needs of the student. Students learn in different ways, so she includes visual aids during all her sessions. As far as grade school tutoring, Susan also works very well with younger children to prepare them in reading, vocabulary, grammar and phonics so they can excel in school. She has developed an excellent program for the younger children that has proven successful! The parents love it as her students are at the top of their class.

Susan is a professional tutor that works 7 days a week and is devoted to her students. She has a passion for teaching and enjoys seeing the "light bulb" go on when the student "gets it"! She has developed programs for the summer sessions that include a concentration of material for the subject and an intense review as necessary to prepare the student for the upcoming school year.

Her younger, elementary students do extremely well in their classes as they excel in reading, math and grammar, etc. Her middle school and high school students have raised their grades since working with Susan. These students have developed a positive attitude toward their education now. Susan also works with the student to teach them proper study skills and organizational skills. Parents and students alike are delighted and very satisfied with Susan's program and tutoring.

Testimonials

"Outstanding tutor."

- Dina, D'Iberville, MS on 2/7/13

"Great tutor"

- Sylvia, San Juan Capistrano, CA on 6/3/14

"Thorough, Punctual, and Accommodating"

- Cari, Irvine, CA on 4/18/14

"Excellent Tutor! "

- Cindy, Irvine, CA on 4/7/14

"Going Well"

- Christine, Mission Viejo, CA on 3/24/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kelly, Fountain Valley, CA on 3/10/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Amanda, Costa Mesa, CA on 2/14/14

"Great content knowledge, patient, easy to communicate with."

- Melinda, Fountain Valley, CA on 8/7/13

"Great tutor."

- Karen, Newport Beach, CA on 2/10/13

"Great tutor!"

- Erin, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 10/29/12

"Very Helpful"

- Charlotte, Costa Mesa, CA on 10/8/12

"Great tutor"

- Blake, Lake Forest, CA on 10/4/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Debra, Laguna Niguel, CA on 9/27/12

"Great Feedback"

- Susan, Costa Mesa, CA on 9/17/12

"ASVAB Tutor"

- Don, Irvine, CA on 9/11/12

"Susan was a perfect match!"

- Carey, Newport Beach, CA on 8/25/12

"Good teaching method"

- Denise, Newport Beach, CA on 8/4/12
English:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GED, ISEE,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT Math

If you are looking for a fantastic ACT math tutor, well, I can really help you. I love tutoring and am very passionate about teaching math. I want all my students be successful with math.

I have tutored many, many SAT and ACT math students to their success! I really know how to prepare the student.

Typically, the ACT math student will need to know all of his/her math through Algebra 2. Many of the SAT or ACT math problems do not take a lot of time to do. The problems are set up in such a way that the student should be looking for the obvious, ie: when something is equal to 0 or 1, or what makes the problem less than 0, or what Domain values are excluded, or when something is less than or more than half.

Also, many of the problems do not take a lot of work as these can be solved logically. I show the student how to do these and to think logically about the problem. Train your brain !!!

So, if you need a really great SAT or ACT math tutor who is experienced and knows how to teach properly, I would be glad to tutor your student.

Algebra 1

I am an excellent Algebra tutor. My students are successful and increase their grades. I work with them on study skills and test preparation. I also make sure they understand their HW and, if time allows, I will prepare them on the next few lessons. I bring a whiteboard and other materials with me to help the student visualize the lesson better. My students have gone to the Math Olympics, and one placed second! I am professional, patient and caring and want to see your student succeed!

Algebra 2

I have a passion for teaching math and your student's success is important to me. I just love tutoring Algebra 2. I am an excellent math tutor and very patient and caring. I make sure your student understands the material, not only the current lesson, but the prior lessons as well. I also thoroughly prepare students for upcoming tests. I am thoroughly engaged in your student's learning process and stay in touch, if necessary, with what is going on in their math class. I want your student to be successful and have confidence in their math work and gain a positive attitude toward the same. I also believe in preparing over the summer to start the next school year out on a strong foundation.

ASVAB

I am an excellent ASVAB tutor and AFQT tutor. I have tutored other candidates for this exam and all have been successful in passing with a great score. I have also tutored ASVAB candidates who desired to improve their score to get into the Special Forces. All those candidates were successful after I tutored them.

I first focus on making sure the student is prepared for the AFQT (qualifying test) in the 4 core area subjects of (English vocabulary, comprehension, math word problems and arithmetic knowledge).

I make sure my students are strong in all aspects of the tests, especially the algebra and geometry parts which many students need help in. I am a very patient, caring and a very experienced professional tutor. I have tutored over 8 years now, full-time, and have logged over 9,720 hours tutoring.

Elementary (K-6th)

Professional, experienced, & happy tutor. I LOVE teaching children. I am a natural teacher. I teach all levels of K-6. I especially work with the children to help them achieve proficiency in math and reading. I have developed my own successful program for reading, phonics, grammar, spelling and writing. I encourage the students to complete tutoring assignments throughout the week to strengthen their skills.

I am an excellent math/reading tutor and work tremendously well with younger children. I have a passion for teaching. My students are very successful. I am a very patient and caring tutor. I believe learning math & reading at an early age is the absolute KEY to their success in Jr. High and High School math classes.

I have worked for many years with students and their families through the summers and school years, and I have seen my students at the TOP of their class - and they usually remain at the TOP with continued, weekly reinforcement in math/reading learning. I am typically fully engaged in a student's learning environment, as I stay current with what they are working on and need to know. I believe in preparing ahead of time and challenging the student. This reinforces the learning in class and helps the student understand their homework on the days I am not tutoring them. I have a huge amount of resources and materials available to me and bring them to the tutoring sessions as needed.

I believe in your student and every student - that they can learn the material and be successful and thereby gain confidence in their ability to do the work. I believe in positive reinforcement and positive encouragement. I want your student to be successful and gain a positive attitude toward learning.

I have been tutoring for over 8 years, full-time, and have logged over 9,410 hours tutoring. I know how to properly tutor for my students to achieve success. A student benefits most from a working partnership between tutor, student and parent- all working together toward the same goal: The student being the best student they can be!

Elementary Math

I am an excellent math tutor and work tremendously well with younger children. I have a passion for teaching. My students are very successful. I am a very patient and caring tutor. I believe learning math and reading at an early age is the KEY to their success in Jr. High and High School math classes.

I have worked for many years with students and their families through the summers and school years, and have seen my students at the TOP of their class - and they usually remain at the TOP with continued, weekly reinforcement in math/reading learning. I am typically fully engaged in a student's learning environment, as I stay current with what they are working on and need to know. I believe in preparing ahead of time and challenging the student. This reinforces the learning in class and helps the student understand their homework on the days I am not tutoring them. I have a huge amount of resources and materials available to me and bring them to the tutoring sessions as needed.

I believe in your student and every student - that they can learn the material and be successful and thereby gain confidence in their ability to do the work. I believe in positive reinforcement and positive encouragement. I want your student to be successful and gain a positive attitude toward learning.

I have been tutoring for over 8 years, full-time, and have logged over 9,410 hours tutoring. I know how to properly tutor for my students to achieve success.

Geometry

I am an excellent Geometry tutor. I currently tutor several students in Geometry and am very familiar with what they need to know. My students excel in learning math and have raised their grades considerably after I work with them. I make sure they understand the material, not only the lesson that day, but the prior lessons as well. I typically prepare them for an upcoming test. I bring all of my own materials and teacher resources. Many students are visual learners, and especially with Geometry, I work with a small tabletop white board and demonstrate all problems. My students learn quickly and "get it" after I work with them. Oftentimes, they are surprised that they understand the material now, and wonder why their teacher "didn't explain it that simple way." I care about the success of your student and am fully engaged in their learning process to be successful in math. I enjoy tutoring math and I desire your student to appreciate math also.

Grammar

I love teaching grammar! I am a natural teacher. Teaching comes easy for me, and I explain concepts in a way the students really "get it". Whether it be to the younger children or someone who needs to brush up on the English grammar or to a non-native speaker who needs to learn English, I do it all.

I am very patient, kind and caring. It is so important to me that your student learns to be the best student they can be. I am very experienced and have been tutoring for over 8 years and logged over 9,412 hours to date in tutoring.

I have a passion for teaching the younger children to read, write and do math very early on in the school years. This is SOOOO important to get a head start in their education as learning the skills early will help them succeed in their other subjects.

I work with the student on all English grammar, subject/predicates, punctuation, sentence formation, phrases, nouns,verbs, adjective, adverbs, pronouns, verb tenses, phonics, phonemes, diphthongs, vowel pairs, analogies, diagramming sentences, etc., as necessary.

I also work with them on spelling, vocabulary, and writing, paragraph formats, and how to outline and do rough drafts - depending on the grade level. With the younger children, I try to make learning fun and change it up to keep their attention and focus.

If you need a really great grammar tutor, well, I would love to be that tutor. Just simply contact me, and we can partner to get your student on the road to success!

ISEE

The ISEE exam is an Independent School Entrance Exam and consists of 3 levels: Lower Level (students going into 5 or 6 grade), Middle Level (students going into 7 or 8 grade), and Upper Level (students going into 9 thru 12 grade). Each exam is a 2 hr. 20 min exam consisting of multiple choice questions including a 30 minute essay section. The essay portion is not scored, but a photocopy for review is sent to the school of choice. You may take the test once within a 6-month period. There is no penalty for incorrect answers. The schools use the ISEE as one one item of the student profile to consider the applicant.

I have successfully prepared students for this ISEE exam for which they were accepted by the particular school. I prepare the students by reviewing and working through the ISEE practice exams and also reinforce with additional work any areas the student is lacking in. I provide additional math and English support as necessary.

Phonics

Learning phonics early as a student is vital to being a successful reader. I work with the student through workbooks, flashcards, writing exercises, visual aids and assessments to learn phonics well. I teach them proper pronunciation, long & short vowels, diphthongs, consonant blends, vowel pairs, prefixes, suffixes, phonemes, synonyms, homonyms, antonyms, etc. I challenge them to learn more and appreciate learning. I instill in them a desire for learning and to do their best. When I work continually with a student, that student is usually at the top of their class and has developed a positive attitude toward learning.

Prealgebra

Pre-Algebra: I am a very experienced in tutoring Pre-Algebra. I know exactly what the Pre-algebra student needs to know. For those students trying to test-out of Pre-algebra, I cover all the categories they would need to know. I teach in a way the student readily understands the concepts.

I also have access to test copies of the State standards tests and Star tests for my students to do to make sure they understand all aspects and concepts the State expects them to know.

Many students are visual learners, so I work with a table-top white board to visually work out the problems and concepts. I teach my students my "Quick-Math" method, to the learn easy concepts on how to do the problems accurately. I also show my students how to properly check the work.

I am VERY experienced.

Precalculus

I am a fantastic Precalculus tutor and passionate about teaching math. I enjoy tutoring this subject. I completely and clearly explain the concepts, prepare the student for any upcoming quizzes or tests, and prepare them for their final exam.

In Precalculus, the student typically needs to everything about trigonometry (I love teaching trigonometry). Trig can be hard for some students, but I explain the concepts in a simple way and demonstrate the Unit Circle. Many teachers don't explain in detail how the Unit Circle works with trig - but I do. All of my students that I have tutored in Trig and Precalculus have gotten A's on their exams.

Also in Precalculus, I thoroughly explain the functions, exponential/logarithmic functions, matrices, limits, derivatives, and integrals as necessary.

If you are looking for a great precalculus tutor, then you are going to be very satisfied with my services.

SAT Math

If you are looking for a fantastic SAT math or ACT math tutor, well, I can really help you. I love tutoring and am very passionate about teaching math. I want all my students be successful with math.

I have tutored many, many SAT and ACT math students to their success! I really know how to prepare the student.

Typically, the SAT math student will need to know all of his/her math through Algebra 2 and some pre-calculus/trig. Many of the SAT or ACT math problems do not take a lot of time to do. The problems are set up in such a way that the student should be looking for the obvious, ie: when something is equal to 0 or 1, or what makes the problem less than 0, or what Domain values are excluded, or when something is less than or more than half.

Also, many of the problems do not take a lot of work as these can be solved logically. I show the student how to do these and to think logically about the problem. Train your brain !!!

So, if you need a really great SAT or ACT math tutor who is experienced and knows how to teach properly, I would be glad to tutor your student.

Spanish

Spanish: I love tutoring Spanish. I have successfully tutored Spanish 1, 2 and 3 to many middle-school and high school students both in public and private schools.

I work with them on vocabulary, grammar, writing, and speaking. Many schools, I find, do not work very much on proper pronunciation and inflection - I do.

I make sure the student thoroughly understands the grammar concepts and verb tenses. In Spanish 2, it can be very rigorous as in this level; they work on many types of verb formats and tenses. This can be overwhelming for the Spanish 2 student, so practice, practice, practice is the key.

I have been told that I am a natural teacher and explain the concepts in a way a student easily understands. I am very patient, kind and caring.

Study Skills

I have worked well and successfully with students to help them develop and use proper study skills, from preparing flash cards, outlines, proper note taking, diagramming, etc. I show the students how to properly prepare for a test and quiz. I have developed a check list for test-taking skills which I review with the student prior to a test. I review the student's notes and binder for organizational guidance, and review the student's homework planner on a daily/weekly basis as needed. If given the opportunity, I review the student's test/and or quiz to make sure they understand their mistakes and give them suggestions on how to correct these mistakes and be better prepared. I also teach the student how to prepare a time-management plan to obviously make the best use of their time. I want your student reach their full potential. I believe and have faith in every student.

Trigonometry

I love tutoring and teaching trigonometry. I have a passion for it. I explain trigonometry in such a simple and clear way with lots of examples that the student really "gets it."

I am a very patient, kind and caring tutor. I really want your student to succeed. I am very experienced and have consistently tutored full-time for over 8 years and have logged over 9,412 hours to date.

In school, many teachers just don't have the time or patience to work with the students to really explain trigonometry. I totally explain how the Unit Circle works with many examples. After this, the student completely understands how it all works and is surprised how easy it is.

I also teach the students how to think logically about the problem and teach them ways that they can check their own work.

After working with my students, they are successful and do extremely well on their exams. I can review all their lessons and chapters with them. I will also prepare them for any upcoming quizzes, tests or final exams.

If you are looking for a fantastic trigonometry tutor, well I am the one. I will help you or your student be successful in this subject and easily understand it.

Just simply contact me so we can partner toward success!

Cal-State fullerton/ BS, Computer Sci., State Certified in Math Subject Test Level 1 and Level 2
computer sci , math

Education

Cal-State fullerton/ BS, Computer Sci., State Certified in Math Subject Test Level 1 and Level 2 (computer sci , math )

Outstanding tutor. — My son has worked with Susan since October, and I cannot express enough how much she has helped him. We have had tutors for our son for years, and we weren't going to stop until our son achieved his goal and dream. Yesterday that dream was reached!!! Several attempts were made in the past to pass this one test for a job, and he was never able to reach that number. He has worked with a lot of t ...

— Dina, D'Iberville, MS on 2/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $58.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

PLEASE NOTE TRAVEL POLICY: Due to possible traffic and travel constraints, tutor should arrive within 15 minutes of scheduled time.

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 20 miles of Corona Del Mar, CA 92625.


About Susan

Susan loves tutoring math! She's professional, patient & caring. She has a passion for tutoring and works great with students - because she wants them to be successful and love learning. Susan is extremely experienced and has been tutoring full-time for over 8 years and has logged over 9,840 hours tutoring.

She tutors all levels of math, pre-algebra, algebra I,II, geometry, pre-calculus, trigonometry, statistics, and college algebra. She also successfully and effectively tutors for the ACT math, SAT math and PSAT exams. Susan also tutors Spanish levels 1, 2 and 3, elementary K-6, and study and organizational skills. She reviews the homework with the student to assure they understand it, and she will teach them the next lessons so they stay ahead. Susan will also prepare them for any upcoming quizzes, tests or exams.

She tailors her tutoring sessions to meet the individual needs of the student. Students learn in different ways, so she includes visual aids during all her sessions. As far as grade school tutoring, Susan also works very well with younger children to prepare them in reading, vocabulary, grammar and phonics so they can excel in school. She has developed an excellent program for the younger children that has proven successful! The parents love it as her students are at the top of their class.

Susan is a professional tutor that works 7 days a week and is devoted to her students. She has a passion for teaching and enjoys seeing the "light bulb" go on when the student "gets it"! She has developed programs for the summer sessions that include a concentration of material for the subject and an intense review as necessary to prepare the student for the upcoming school year.

Her younger, elementary students do extremely well in their classes as they excel in reading, math and grammar, etc. Her middle school and high school students have raised their grades since working with Susan. These students have developed a positive attitude toward their education now. Susan also works with the student to teach them proper study skills and organizational skills. Parents and students alike are delighted and very satisfied with Susan's program and tutoring.

Testimonials

"Outstanding tutor."

- Dina, D'Iberville, MS on 2/7/13

"Great tutor"

- Sylvia, San Juan Capistrano, CA on 6/3/14

"Thorough, Punctual, and Accommodating"

- Cari, Irvine, CA on 4/18/14

"Excellent Tutor! "

- Cindy, Irvine, CA on 4/7/14

"Going Well"

- Christine, Mission Viejo, CA on 3/24/14

"Great Tutor"

- Kelly, Fountain Valley, CA on 3/10/14

"Awesome tutor"

- Amanda, Costa Mesa, CA on 2/14/14

"Great content knowledge, patient, easy to communicate with."

- Melinda, Fountain Valley, CA on 8/7/13

"Great tutor."

- Karen, Newport Beach, CA on 2/10/13

"Great tutor!"

- Erin, Trabuco Canyon, CA on 10/29/12

"Very Helpful"

- Charlotte, Costa Mesa, CA on 10/8/12

"Great tutor"

- Blake, Lake Forest, CA on 10/4/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Debra, Laguna Niguel, CA on 9/27/12

"Great Feedback"

- Susan, Costa Mesa, CA on 9/17/12

"ASVAB Tutor"

- Don, Irvine, CA on 9/11/12

"Susan was a perfect match!"

- Carey, Newport Beach, CA on 8/25/12

"Good teaching method"

- Denise, Newport Beach, CA on 8/4/12
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Education

Cal-State fullerton/ BS, Computer Sci., State Certified in Math Subject Test Level 1 and Level 2
computer sci , math

Education

Cal-State fullerton/ BS, Computer Sci., State Certified in Math Subject Test Level 1 and Level 2 (computer sci , math )


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

PLEASE NOTE TRAVEL POLICY: Due to possible traffic and travel constraints, tutor should arrive within 15 minutes of scheduled time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Corona Del Mar, CA 92625

Susan’s Subjects

English:
Grammar,
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GED, ISEE,
SAT Math
Corporate Training:
Grammar,
Spanish

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.


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