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Susyn D.

Palo Alto, CA

$80/hr

Experienced Math, Science and English Tutor Ready to Help

Background check passed as of 11/15/13
Usually responds in about 5 hours

Experienced Math, Science and English Tutor Ready to Help

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Hi. My name is Susyn. I have been a tutor for over 20 years. I tutor elementary, middle school, high school, collegiate and adult students.

I received my bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Colorado, and I was a teaching assistant while there. I am also an MBA candidate at UC-Irvine with expected graduation in 2016.

While mathematics, life sciences, history, English/literature, and SAT and ACT test preparation are my specialties, I have well-rounded knowledge in several subjects and topics. Other topics that I tutor include clarinet, music, theatre, swimming, psychology, sociology, economics, accounting, finance, resume and interview preparation skills, study skills, vocabulary, business, personal management and computers (general computers, Mac and MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). I also tutor elementary school subjects like reading, grammar, phonics and arithmetic.

I like to break things down into the smallest components and build them back up - it's the easiest and most fun way to learn. And I am eager and ready to help you gain confidence and knowledge so you become a master student and test taker. I also guarantee the student a minimum of a one grade increase if the student follows the tutor program.

I have a very flexible schedule and will work around your schedule to accommodate you.

Please note I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel in less than 24 hours, I am willing to give you a credit to be used for a makeup session if scheduled within 3 days.

I look forward to working with you.

Cheers!

Susyn

Testimonials

"Cool as a cucumber :)"

- Angel, Malibu, CA on 9/9/11

"Well rounded and very helpful."

- Susan, Redwood City, CA on 11/4/14

"Improved English Scores"

- Dennis, Redwood City, CA on 5/16/14

"Did not show up on time"

- Erica, San Jose, CA on 4/24/14

"Great Tutor"

- Joy, Palo Alto, CA on 5/1/13

"Great tutor."

- Zia, Redwood City, CA on 4/23/13

"An Exceptional Tutor"

- Luba, San Mateo, CA on 2/11/13

"Efficient, thorough and patient!"

- Lori, Scotts Valley, CA on 1/15/13

"Great tutor"

- Susie, Los Angeles, CA on 10/15/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Linda, Santa Monica, CA on 10/4/12

"Very knowledgable"

- Tammy, Los Angeles, CA on 4/6/09

"Best tutor ever!!!!"

- CHRISTIAN, Torrance, CA on 2/23/09
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, College Counseling,
Economics, Finance, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.

Bible Studies

I have significant knowledge in multiple religions including: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Mormon. I also have significant knowledge of the Christian Bible, not only through taking a lot of coursework in the subject, but also having taught Bible studies to elementary, and junior and senior high students.

Thank you for your time.


Susyn

College Counseling

College counseling usually involves college selection, college application preparation (including essay development) and financial aid application preparation. As a private tutor, I have helped students determine a secondary education path, helped them research schools and appropriate college fairs and other local events to attend that their schools of interest will be at, helped them produce a target school list, helped in college and financial aid application preparation, and helped create and edit their essays for their applications. I love doing this work because to see the excitement in my students' eyes to move forward with their college plans and get into the college of their dreams makes my day!

Macintosh

I have been working on Macintosh products since the very first Macintosh (1984). That includes Mail, Macintosh's own suite of word processing, spreadsheet and presentation programs, calendar, and many other Macintosh-specific programs and utilities. I have also tutored students on Macintosh, whether it has been for home or business use. I look forward to working with you to help you become a Mac Pro.

Marketing

I am a Marketing consultant and prior to that, I was a Marketing Director and Marketing Manager in several corporations.

My strengths include: developing marketing and product strategy, brand development, copywriting, designing and implementing lead generation programs, internet marketing, PR, advertising, etc.

I would love to help tutor you in the nuances of Marketing. It is fun and you will learn a lot.

Public Speaking

I have been in Sales and Marketing for more than 15 years, and during that time, I made presentations where I had to speak in front of different types of organizations, and to small and large groups at regional and national conferences. I have accumulated quite a number of tips on how to be a successful public speaker. I also have trained others on how to be successful public speakers. Today, I continue to speak and present at business, nonprofit, marketing and education events. I would love to work with students to help them to improve their public speaking skills so they become more successful at public speaking.

Reading

I enjoy reading. I have been very fortunate to help elementary, junior high, high school, college and adult students with reading, pronunciation, vocabulary, and reading comprehension and make their reading experiences more enjoyable.

I look forward to helping you improve your reading skills.

Social Studies

I currently tutor elementary school students in Mathematics, English, Science and Social Studies. Social Studies is the study of history. I make all the elementary school subjects fun for kids to learn. In addition to working in the text book and with handouts, I use games and current events to help students understand what they are studying in a fun way, which helps with retention.

Study Skills

I have been a tutor for over 20 years and have been working with students (elementary through adults) on their study skills for years.

Having solid study skills comes down to organizing and prioritizing work. I am very strong in this area. And I help students make working on their study skills more like fun and less like work. I have some fun tricks that will help every student improve their study skills.

Writing

I am a published writer, copywriter and proofreader. I love helping students with their writing assignments and to help them improve their writing skills. Because I have tutored students for a long time, I have found ways to teach students while making learning fun.

Susyn’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 Susyn. View all of Susyn’s resources

Now is the time to be thinking about mid-terms. To prep for mid-terms and finals, get a 3-ring binder notebook per subject. Don't mix subjects or you will confuse yourself. Have tabs for notes, homework assignments, review, quizzes and tests and action items. Action items should include anything like notes of what you have due such as homework or upcoming tests, questions you have for your... read more

Nobody likes to cram. Try this tidbit to help you retain info. After class, during study hall, or in the evening, go over your class notes for the day. Make sure you can read your writing. Make sure you haven't missed any key concepts. If you think you have, text, email or call your classmate the same day. Once you have all the info, read your notes and highlight the key items. This will... read more

Now is the time I receive a lot of questions from prospective students and current students about the SAT. So here are my steps to achieve success with the SAT. 1. With any goal, you want to look at goal completion and move backward. With that I mean, say you want to take the SAT test on May 4, 2013, move back at least 3 months and that is the time you should start prepping for the test. In... read more

University of Colorado, Boulder
Economics
University of California, Irvine
MBA

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Economics)

University of California, Irvine (MBA)

Cool as a cucumber :) — Super Susyn took all the anxiety out of math for my daughter, both in her attitude and in her approach to each problem. Solved! ...

— Angel, Malibu, CA on 9/9/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susyn will travel within 30 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94301.


About Susyn

Hi. My name is Susyn. I have been a tutor for over 20 years. I tutor elementary, middle school, high school, collegiate and adult students.

I received my bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Colorado, and I was a teaching assistant while there. I am also an MBA candidate at UC-Irvine with expected graduation in 2016.

While mathematics, life sciences, history, English/literature, and SAT and ACT test preparation are my specialties, I have well-rounded knowledge in several subjects and topics. Other topics that I tutor include clarinet, music, theatre, swimming, psychology, sociology, economics, accounting, finance, resume and interview preparation skills, study skills, vocabulary, business, personal management and computers (general computers, Mac and MS Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). I also tutor elementary school subjects like reading, grammar, phonics and arithmetic.

I like to break things down into the smallest components and build them back up - it's the easiest and most fun way to learn. And I am eager and ready to help you gain confidence and knowledge so you become a master student and test taker. I also guarantee the student a minimum of a one grade increase if the student follows the tutor program.

I have a very flexible schedule and will work around your schedule to accommodate you.

Please note I have a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel in less than 24 hours, I am willing to give you a credit to be used for a makeup session if scheduled within 3 days.

I look forward to working with you.

Cheers!

Susyn

Testimonials

"Cool as a cucumber :)"

- Angel, Malibu, CA on 9/9/11

"Well rounded and very helpful."

- Susan, Redwood City, CA on 11/4/14

"Improved English Scores"

- Dennis, Redwood City, CA on 5/16/14

"Did not show up on time"

- Erica, San Jose, CA on 4/24/14

"Great Tutor"

- Joy, Palo Alto, CA on 5/1/13

"Great tutor."

- Zia, Redwood City, CA on 4/23/13

"An Exceptional Tutor"

- Luba, San Mateo, CA on 2/11/13

"Efficient, thorough and patient!"

- Lori, Scotts Valley, CA on 1/15/13

"Great tutor"

- Susie, Los Angeles, CA on 10/15/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Linda, Santa Monica, CA on 10/4/12

"Very knowledgable"

- Tammy, Los Angeles, CA on 4/6/09

"Best tutor ever!!!!"

- CHRISTIAN, Torrance, CA on 2/23/09
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Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
Economics
University of California, Irvine
MBA

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder (Economics)

University of California, Irvine (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94301

Susyn’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
Bible Studies,
English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
History:
Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Accounting, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Accounting, Business, College Counseling,
Economics, Finance, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


Susyn’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 Susyn. View all of Susyn’s resources

Now is the time to be thinking about mid-terms. To prep for mid-terms and finals, get a 3-ring binder notebook per subject. Don't mix subjects or you will confuse yourself. Have tabs for notes, homework assignments, review, quizzes and tests and action items. Action items should include anything like notes of what you have due such as homework or upcoming tests, questions you have for your... read more

Nobody likes to cram. Try this tidbit to help you retain info. After class, during study hall, or in the evening, go over your class notes for the day. Make sure you can read your writing. Make sure you haven't missed any key concepts. If you think you have, text, email or call your classmate the same day. Once you have all the info, read your notes and highlight the key items. This will... read more

Now is the time I receive a lot of questions from prospective students and current students about the SAT. So here are my steps to achieve success with the SAT. 1. With any goal, you want to look at goal completion and move backward. With that I mean, say you want to take the SAT test on May 4, 2013, move back at least 3 months and that is the time you should start prepping for the test. In... read more


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