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Susan N.

Northbrook, IL

$60/hr

Ill Certified Classroom Spanish teacher offers tutoring

Usually responds in about 4 hours

Ill Certified Classroom Spanish teacher offers tutoring

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Susan holds 2 Illinois teaching certificates, a Masters Degree, and a Bachelors Degree in Spanish Education. She has 20 years of classroom experience teaching all ages of students, specializing in high school and college students, and adults. She is a renown Spanish teacher, combining many years of experience with recent academic training of best instructional practices (e.g. scaffolding, modeling, reflective teaching, differentiation) for the acquisition of all skills of foreign language; i.e. listening, speaking, reading, writing. Her innovative teaching strategies reflect her vast knowledge and skills in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

In addition to support for the struggling student and enrichment for the succeeding student, Susan offers tutoring for students who are preparing for standardized exams: the Spanish AP language or literature exams, the CEEB language test, or the college proficiency exams.

Susan teaches to a wide range of ability levels and learning styles. She offers her services to special needs students, Bilingual students, adult students preparing for travel or new jobs. She customizes her services for tutoring or teaching to individuals, classes, or other teachers seeking tutorials to improve their own teaching strategies.

Susan distinguished herself when she initiated, designed and taught the first interdisciplinary course of its kind in Illinois for the acquisition of language proficiency through the academic content of social sciences. She also expanded high school Spanish programs to all levels of course offerings and contributed to schools becoming foreign language academies. She has piloted television courses for all domains of language acquisition at the college level. She has successfully persuaded school districts to offer foreign language instruction at the primary grades by her research and presentations as to how the brain learns language.

Susan is a native speaker since early childhood. She has lived in Spain and Costa Rica, has traveled extensively throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and has led student trips.

Here's what others have said about her:

Ms... is very well informed about the subject of early foreign language instruction at the elementary level (Principal of an elementary school on the North Shore).

One of your former students has identified you as the best teacher of her high school years (The College of the University of Chicago).

"Superior" ratings in teaching excellence & significant contributions (Chicago Public Schools).

Testimonials

"Very Creative"

- Gabrielle, Deerfield, IL on 3/27/14

"Very Engaged"

- Kirsten, Glenview, IL on 8/12/14

"Great for practical Spanish learning"

- Ryan, Evanston, IL on 5/15/14

"Fantastic tutor"

- Nancy, Glenview, IL on 1/16/14

"Energetic Tutor"

- Radha, Northbrook, IL on 12/1/13

"Tripled my Score! "

- Sarah, Schaumburg, IL on 8/29/13

"Excellent!"

- Nancy, Gurnee, IL on 7/2/13

"Execellent Tutor"

- Zhanna, Northbrook, IL on 5/9/13

"Very average."

- Boris, Deerfield, IL on 5/8/13
Susan replied on 5/8/2013

In order to provide material which is challenging, it is necessary to first assess what the student has already learned; in which domain of language the student has the strongest language skill, i.e. listening, speaking, reading, or writing; and what is the learning style of the student; i.e. auditory, visual, kinesthetic learner or combination. After assessing the student and learning a little about the student in the first session, the tutor can then zoom ahead of the class if the student is ready for that acceleration.

The stated and agreed purpose of this first lesson was to assess the skills; subsequent sessions would have taken this particular student way beyond the material of the class. The numerous positive reviews that others have written about my services, validate the many students' and parents' satisfaction with this approach.

"Excellent teacher"

- Brae, Wilmette, IL on 3/21/13

"Creative and passionate teacher."

- Marcia, Northbrook, IL on 3/18/13

"Consistent, patient and fun"

- Kelli, Deerfield, IL on 11/29/12

"Very Helpful"

- Carolynne, Highland Park, IL on 10/26/12

"Enthusiastic, Organized, Patient Tutor"

- Anne, Wilmette, IL on 10/1/12

"Great Tutor Choice"

- Karen, Arlington Heights, IL on 9/27/12

"Great tutor and delightful person!"

- Judith, Glenview, IL on 7/25/12

"Wonderful gifted tutor"

- Doug, Northbrook, IL on 4/12/12

"Great tutor for advanced test taking."

- Pam, Grayslake, IL on 4/11/12

"Best match for our child!"

- Jennifer, Chicago, IL on 11/4/11

"A plus review for Susan Nelson"

- Bruce, Mundelein, IL on 9/19/11
Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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University of Illinois, Chicago
BA Spanish Education
Graduate Coursework
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago

BA Spanish Education (Graduate Coursework)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)

Very Creative — Susan has been a pleasure to work with. She is very responsive and flexible with scheduling. My son is having difficulty in Spanish at school and Susan has found ways to tap into his learning style and preferences, and really help him learn the complexities of the language. She engages him in visual and auditory learning, not just textbook and worksheets, although she has also been able to effect ...

— Gabrielle, Deerfield, IL on 3/27/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 20 miles of Northbrook, IL 60062.


About Susan

Susan holds 2 Illinois teaching certificates, a Masters Degree, and a Bachelors Degree in Spanish Education. She has 20 years of classroom experience teaching all ages of students, specializing in high school and college students, and adults. She is a renown Spanish teacher, combining many years of experience with recent academic training of best instructional practices (e.g. scaffolding, modeling, reflective teaching, differentiation) for the acquisition of all skills of foreign language; i.e. listening, speaking, reading, writing. Her innovative teaching strategies reflect her vast knowledge and skills in teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

In addition to support for the struggling student and enrichment for the succeeding student, Susan offers tutoring for students who are preparing for standardized exams: the Spanish AP language or literature exams, the CEEB language test, or the college proficiency exams.

Susan teaches to a wide range of ability levels and learning styles. She offers her services to special needs students, Bilingual students, adult students preparing for travel or new jobs. She customizes her services for tutoring or teaching to individuals, classes, or other teachers seeking tutorials to improve their own teaching strategies.

Susan distinguished herself when she initiated, designed and taught the first interdisciplinary course of its kind in Illinois for the acquisition of language proficiency through the academic content of social sciences. She also expanded high school Spanish programs to all levels of course offerings and contributed to schools becoming foreign language academies. She has piloted television courses for all domains of language acquisition at the college level. She has successfully persuaded school districts to offer foreign language instruction at the primary grades by her research and presentations as to how the brain learns language.

Susan is a native speaker since early childhood. She has lived in Spain and Costa Rica, has traveled extensively throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and has led student trips.

Here's what others have said about her:

Ms... is very well informed about the subject of early foreign language instruction at the elementary level (Principal of an elementary school on the North Shore).

One of your former students has identified you as the best teacher of her high school years (The College of the University of Chicago).

"Superior" ratings in teaching excellence & significant contributions (Chicago Public Schools).

Testimonials

"Very Creative"

- Gabrielle, Deerfield, IL on 3/27/14

"Very Engaged"

- Kirsten, Glenview, IL on 8/12/14

"Great for practical Spanish learning"

- Ryan, Evanston, IL on 5/15/14

"Fantastic tutor"

- Nancy, Glenview, IL on 1/16/14

"Energetic Tutor"

- Radha, Northbrook, IL on 12/1/13

"Tripled my Score! "

- Sarah, Schaumburg, IL on 8/29/13

"Excellent!"

- Nancy, Gurnee, IL on 7/2/13

"Execellent Tutor"

- Zhanna, Northbrook, IL on 5/9/13

"Very average."

- Boris, Deerfield, IL on 5/8/13
Susan replied on 5/8/2013

In order to provide material which is challenging, it is necessary to first assess what the student has already learned; in which domain of language the student has the strongest language skill, i.e. listening, speaking, reading, or writing; and what is the learning style of the student; i.e. auditory, visual, kinesthetic learner or combination. After assessing the student and learning a little about the student in the first session, the tutor can then zoom ahead of the class if the student is ready for that acceleration.

The stated and agreed purpose of this first lesson was to assess the skills; subsequent sessions would have taken this particular student way beyond the material of the class. The numerous positive reviews that others have written about my services, validate the many students' and parents' satisfaction with this approach.

"Excellent teacher"

- Brae, Wilmette, IL on 3/21/13

"Creative and passionate teacher."

- Marcia, Northbrook, IL on 3/18/13

"Consistent, patient and fun"

- Kelli, Deerfield, IL on 11/29/12

"Very Helpful"

- Carolynne, Highland Park, IL on 10/26/12

"Enthusiastic, Organized, Patient Tutor"

- Anne, Wilmette, IL on 10/1/12

"Great Tutor Choice"

- Karen, Arlington Heights, IL on 9/27/12

"Great tutor and delightful person!"

- Judith, Glenview, IL on 7/25/12

"Wonderful gifted tutor"

- Doug, Northbrook, IL on 4/12/12

"Great tutor for advanced test taking."

- Pam, Grayslake, IL on 4/11/12

"Best match for our child!"

- Jennifer, Chicago, IL on 11/4/11

"A plus review for Susan Nelson"

- Bruce, Mundelein, IL on 9/19/11

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago
BA Spanish Education
Graduate Coursework
Northeastern Illinois University
Master's

Education

University of Illinois, Chicago

BA Spanish Education (Graduate Coursework)

Northeastern Illinois University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Northbrook, IL 60062

Susan’s Subjects

Language:
Spanish
Homeschool:
Spanish
Corporate Training:
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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