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Susan T.

Millbury, MA

$45/hr

Literature, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, SAT

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Literature, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, SAT

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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.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Pam, Shrewsbury, MA on 6/21/14

"Great Tutor"

- Shaoping, Southborough, MA on 6/8/13

"She is great!"

- Cely, Shrewsbury, MA on 12/16/09

"Prompt, efficient, and effective."

- Lorna, Weston, MA on 12/7/09
Elementary Education:
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I can help with English homework which includes literature, grammar, and writing.

SAT Reading

Preparation for SAT critical reading, including vocabulary and passage based reading.

SAT Writing

Preparation for SAT Writing questions (including the essay).

SSAT

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.

Study Skills

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

Vocabulary building: learn new words and how to use them. Learn how words are related and learn some roots and prefixes.

Writing

Academic writing. Tailored to student needs.

Susan’s Resources

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A sure way to succeed on the SAT reading test: Read! It sounds obvious, but since the passages range in difficulty, your best bet is to read on your own often. Don't rely simply on the reading your classes require you to do. Read more of what you like. If you are a sports fan, read the sports page of the newspaper or biographies of your favorite players. If you are into science, there are plenty... read more

SUNY Fredonia
English
Boston University
Master's
U of Mass Boston
Master's

Education

SUNY Fredonia (English)

Boston University (Master's)

U of Mass Boston (Master's)

Great Tutor — 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. ...

— Pam, Shrewsbury, MA on 6/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 10 miles of Millbury, MA 01527.


About Susan

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.

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Pam, Shrewsbury, MA on 6/21/14

"Great Tutor"

- Shaoping, Southborough, MA on 6/8/13

"She is great!"

- Cely, Shrewsbury, MA on 12/16/09

"Prompt, efficient, and effective."

- Lorna, Weston, MA on 12/7/09
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Education

SUNY Fredonia
English
Boston University
Master's
U of Mass Boston
Master's

Education

SUNY Fredonia (English)

Boston University (Master's)

U of Mass Boston (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Millbury, MA 01527

Susan’s Subjects

Elementary Education:
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT

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.


Susan’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 Susan. View all of Susan’s resources

A sure way to succeed on the SAT reading test: Read! It sounds obvious, but since the passages range in difficulty, your best bet is to read on your own often. Don't rely simply on the reading your classes require you to do. Read more of what you like. If you are a sports fan, read the sports page of the newspaper or biographies of your favorite players. If you are into science, there are plenty... read more


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