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Susanne F.

USC Doctor of Education Available for Tutoring

South Pasadena, CA (91030)

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Hello! I look forward to meeting you and talking with you about your children's needs. I have a strong background in the area of educational psychology, child and adolescent development, and teaching children and adolescents with learning challenges.

My educational experience includes a strong research-based program in Educational Psychology and Human Development, beginning in my undergraduate work in psychology; delving more in depth with a Master of Science degree in educational psychology; and culminating in a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California. My passion is research and teaching students in the area of learning and developmental processes, and teaching special populations in inclusive environments. Other areas of interest include: literacy and self-regulation.

My experience includes a diverse background in working with children and adolescents from infancy through high school. This includes the founding of my own school, which included students of various cultural backgrounds with learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges as well as those with physical disabilities.

My teaching background at the University level includes undergraduate and graduate courses taught in Special Education, Parenting, Research Methods, Educational Psychology, and Human Development. I have taught with the University of La Verne and currently with the University of Southern California. My experience includes teaching diverse student populations in both a face-to-face classroom format as well as online in the USC Master of Teaching Program (MAT). I am committed to assisting all students in reaching their learning and educational potential!

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Susanne’s subjects

Bible Studies, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking


I hold a B.S. in Psychology, a M.S.Ed., Educational Psychology, and a Doctorate of Education. Additionally, my experience includes an extensive background in working with children with diverse needs. This includes the founding of a small school, which included students of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds with learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges. The inclusive program I developed took on a pro-social approach and focused on research based practices in promoting the learning process. A critical component to the program was the provision of opportunities toward the development of responsibility, communication, and literacy skills, which were embedded into all activities. I teach at the university level in the Master of Arts in Teaching program.


I hold a Master of Science degree in Educational Psychology and a Doctorate of Education. I recently completed serving as Acting Director of a local Early Childhood Education Program in South Pasadena, California. This program is an educationally structured, inclusive program with a capacity of 96 children. Families served include those with typically developing children and others referred by the Regional Centers who require early intervention services for their children. Many of the children were identified as on the Spectrum. In my working capacity I supervised 17 teachers.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California, with a specialization in Literacy. Coursework included Curriculum for Elementary School Education and Recognizing Reading Disabilities (K-6).


I hold a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California, with a specialization in Language and Literacy. Coursework included Language and Cultural Diversity in Learning. I also studied Spanish in college and can read, speak conversationally, and write in Spanish.


As an Educational Consultant for the past twelve years I have developed literacy programs for children and adolescents, which are based in strong foundational knowledge in phonemic awareness and other reading readiness skills.


*Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (graduated with departmental honors) Univ of La Verne
*Master of Science Degree in Educational Psychology USC
*Doctorate of Education Degree USC

Lifetime Member of Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)

Public Speaking

I hold a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California. I have had extensive experience in public speaking through my work as a University Professor (5 years), Educational Consultant (12 years), and President/Founder of an Educational Non-Profit Organization (12 years). My college/university teaching experience is in the area of Teacher Education as well as Education and Organizational Management.

Special Needs

I hold a doctor of education degree from the University of Southern California, a master of educational psychology, and a bachelor's degree in psychology. An area of specialization of mine is working with families and their children with special needs.

I have extensive hands-on experience as a mentor teacher and founder of a small school. I have worked with toddlers, preschool, and elementary school aged children with special needs for over 20 years.

As an educational consultant for the past twelve years, I have developed learning programs for children, which are based in strong learning and development skills in all learning domains. Special needs I have addressed include: learning and behavioral challenges, autism spectrum disorders, emotional challenges.

I love working with all children and believe that learning is incremental! When children and parents are provided the tools to support their learning, the sky is the limit to what they can accomplish! I work with the parents as well.

I also teach at the university level in the master's of teaching (MAT@USC) program at the University of Southern California. Preparing teachers to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population, including children with special needs, is a passion of mine! The course I specialize in is entitled Human Differences and Teaching Special Populations.

I hold certification of my CBEST as well as an Emergency 30-day Substitute Teaching Permit with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. I also hold a Child Development Program Director Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Study Skills

I hold a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California, with a specialization in Self-Regulation. Application of my research addresses learning and development, specifically as it addresses self-management and study skills.

I have extensive hands on experience as a Mentor Teacher, working with elementary school and high school aged children. I have been successful in facilitating learning through goal setting, planning, regulating emotions, and successful task completion.

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University of La Verne (Psychology)

(1)University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Master's)

University of Southern California (EdD)

An Educational Gem! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Susanne! A little over a year ago my ward had been admitted, and was attending, a high profile upper-level learning institution. Unfortunately, early in the semester it became evident that he did not possess the critical thinking, self-regulatory, and writing skills that were needed to be successful in his new learning environment. He had been raise ...

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Susanne will travel within 40 miles of South Pasadena, CA 91030.

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