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Susan V.

Spanish, French, SAT Tutor

Lawrenceville, GA (30043)

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Hello! I'm a retired teacher with thirty years experience. I can help your child learn Spanish or French quickly and easily. I can also assist in English SAT/ACT test preparation! I've taught English language arts in Gwinnett County along with Spanish and French.

Students and parents have complimented my positive approach, saying I break material into steps the student can understand. I think compartmentalizing is the key to learning effectively. Students may encounter blocks to learning as they tackle a new task. Overcoming these blocks is easy when the teacher can adapt material to the child's learning style and draw on a variety of teaching methods to reach the individual student.

Having raised three children of my own, and having taught for more than thirty years, I'm experienced in working with all levels--learning disabled through gifted, middle school through college.

I'm a graduate of the University of Paris, Emory University and Yale University, and have studied in Mexico and Guatemala. I currently teach foreign language at Emory Continuing Education.

While no one can realistically guarantee a child's success, experience counts! Students working with me have raised test scores by as much as two letter grades. I'm patient and supportive and have a wealth of teaching materials to draw on. I believe in what I teach--languages can open doors to new cultures, create a friendlier world, help advance an individual's career. Let's work together to reach your goal!

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Susan’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Spanish
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT English

As an experienced Language Arts teacher, I have a wealth of materials to help students prepare for the ACT/SAT English tests. My perfect score on the SAT English exam was due to the exceptional coaching of my high school English teacher, and I am happy to put her knowledge to work in preparing others to master these tests.


As a retired teacher with thirty years' experience, I have a wealth of materials and knowledge to draw on in order to help students master the French language easily. In college, I earned the Degré Supérieur from the University of Paris, where I studied for one year. I received a B.A. cum laude in French from Emory, and an M.A.T. in French from Yale. My awards include two Yale University fellowships and the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Fellowship, as well as membership in Phi Sigma Iota foreign language honor society. I'm currently teaching French part-time at Emory Continuing Education.


As a retired language arts teacher, I know what students need for success in reading and writing. My students first take a diagnostic test to identify areas of weakness. We then create a program of exercises to strengthen those particular skills. This eliminates unnecessary tutorial time and focuses the student on specific areas for practice.

SAT Reading

As a retired language arts teacher, I know what students need for success on the SAT.

My students are given a diagnostic test at our first meeting to determine their strengths and weaknesses. Using the test results, I create a plan of study tailored to the individual student. From then on, sessions focus on particular exercises that will reinforce the needed skills.

This eliminates unnecessary tutorial time (and expense!) and moves us more effectively toward the desired goal-—a higher SAT score.

A good teacher can make such a difference in a student’s life! I received a perfect score on the SAT English Achievement test due to the instruction of a wonderful teacher, and I'm happy to transmit those skills to others.


Having taught Spanish, French and Language Arts for more than thirty years, I have a multitude of resources and years of experience to help students master the Spanish language. I've studied Spanish in Mexico and Guatemala as well as at Emory, and have led student tours to Central America and Spain for in-depth experience of the culture. I'm currently receiving ACTFL certification in Spanish oral proficiency and teaching foreign language part-time at Emory Continuing Education.

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Emory University, Atlanta, GA (French)

Yale University (French) (Master's)

Sorbonne University of Paris France (Other)

Enthusiasm is catching!!! Susan has taken Spanish II, which was challenging for my son, and made it enjoyable. Susan takes her time and makes sure that he understands the concepts, pronunciations, grammar and word usage. Susan provides feedback in a positive manner. My son now has a love for the subject and is truly engaged because of her enthusiastic delivery of the subject. My son now speaks Spanish in our home on a ...

— Penny from Lawrenceville, GA on 7/24/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Susan will travel within 15 miles of Lawrenceville, GA 30043.

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