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SUNY Fredonia (English)
Boston University (Master's)
U of Mass Boston (Master's)
I have thirteen years of experience as a high school teacher in English, literature, composition, and SAT review. I currently teach first year college writing and literature classes. I enjoy helping students do their best. I have an undergraduate degree in English, a master's in English education, and a Master's in literature. I usually work with students in grades 9 and above, and can help with test preparation, essay writing, reading comprehension, and some study skills. In my free time I enjoy seeing movies, book club, and mixed media art. I have thirteen years of experience as a high school teacher in English, literature, composition, and SAT review. I currently teach first year college Read more
Susan has worked with my son for only a few sessions and my son made significant improvement in his writing skills. His teacher mentioned this was the best work she has seen from my son all year.
Susan is an enthusiastic, encouraging and inspiring tutor. My son is a high school student and likes her tutoring very much. She is diligent to her work, effective, and talented with teens. I can hear my son's and hers laughs during lessons. Her remarks must be humorous and her classes must be fun. I highly recommend her to any parents.
My son was failing his Language Arts subject in high school until Susan came to the rescue. She helped my son raise his grade and made him confident in turning in his school work.
Susan is able to cover a lot of material efficiently, and I feel very positive about my son's future progress with her.
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I have been tutoring two 8th grade students for the SSAT for several weeks. I have reviewed the test requirements carefully and this, combined with my extensive experience teaching vocabulary, critical reading, and writing to students in grade 9 as a secondary English teacher help me make the most of one on one test prep with students. I go beyond working practice questions, and include lessons on building vocabulary through learning roots and prefixes and writing sentences. I discuss strategy for critical reading sections and often ask students to point out where in the passage they found the answer, to help identify how the students are reading and if they are picking up on signal words in the passage and relationships between sentences.
My ten years of teaching experience have helped me to understand the reading, writing, and organizational skills students need for academic success. I have worked within a high school science department, focusing on text book reading strategies, lab writing strategies, and study skills. As an English teacher, I encouraged students to use different organizational strategies for writing and graphic organizers as study sheets for literary selections and vocabulary. Recently I team taught a study skills class where a colleague and I developed projects addressing specific reading strategies for fiction and non-fiction. I am well versed in reading strategies that can help with comprehension of different textbooks.
Vocabulary building: learn new words and how to use them. Learn how words are related and learn some roots and prefixes.
Academic writing. Tailored to student needs.
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