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Susan F.

Midland, MI

$50/hr

I love teaching English!

Background check passed as of 8/14/13
Usually responds in about 8 hours

I love teaching English!

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Hi!

I'm a teacher with 10 years of experience teaching students of all ages. My specific degree is an MA in English Language and Literature, and teaching English is my great love. I started out as an English teacher for 7 - 12th grade students at a local learning center where I mainly taught all forms of writing. The high school classes were much more intensive and focused on writing about literature and the standardized essay.

For three years of my teaching career, I taught 4th grade and had a blast. My students were so eager to learn new things, and teaching all subjects was a lot of fun for me. My last year at a private school I was also the school librarian which gave me the opportunity to teach K-5 library while teaching middle school English. It was so enjoyable to foster a love of books to students of all ages, and I loved reading aloud to them! I also have experience in teaching students with Asperger's Syndrome, dysgraphia, hyperlexia, ADD, and cognitive disabilities that affect reading and writing.

For five years I was an English teacher for 6th - 8th grade, and as a private school teacher I am knowledgeable in the HSPT and ISEE tests for private high schools. At my previous school, I was the Coordinator and Analyst for all of the school's standardized testing. I've been to local, regional, and national conferences, and was one of six teachers in the country to review test questions for the 2013 6th and 7th grade ERB test. Because of this specialized knowledge, I can help students not only study for standardized tests, but I can give them insight into how questions are formulated and how best to narrow down the answer.

The best part of teaching, to me, has always been getting to know my students. The one-on-one teacher/student relationship works because the better you can know a student the more successful you can be in teaching to his/her specific needs. Students thrive in this arrangement because they have their teacher's full attention and can have questions answered quickly. Tutoring gives students the individualized learning experience not normally found in the classroom.

Testimonials

"Knows how to teach!"

- Liz, La Crescenta, CA on 6/13/13

"Great first lesson"

- Dan, Los Angeles, CA on 11/8/12
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, CBEST,
COOP/HSPT,
ISEE,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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CBEST

I took and passed the CBEST with no studying or test preparation. I have standardized test writing experience and can help students learn the best way to formulate an answer.

COOP/HSPT

As an 8th grade English teacher at a private school, I became well-versed in the HSPT. I have experience in writing questions for standardized tests and can help students to logically narrow their focus when answering questions.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught all subjects covered in elementary school grades: reading, writing, vocabulary, math, social studies, and science. I have extensive experience teaching students in K-6, not only as a classroom teacher, but as a technology teacher and librarian.

ISEE

As an 8th grade teacher, I became well-versed in the ISEE test. I also have experience in writing standardized test questions and can help students eliminate outliers and common mistakes to find the correct answer.

Phonics

Phonics is the basic principle in learning the ins and outs of words for understanding. I have years of experience in teaching students the principles of phonics, and have taught them to older students who may not have learned these basic skills.

Social Studies

I have taken courses in anthropology, social studies and psychology while in college. As a teacher, I have taught 4th grade social studies covering California history and westward expansion.

Study Skills

I have extensive experience in teaching study skills to students. These skills include organization skills, proper use of time, focusing on the main idea, and using the student's particular strengths to come up with the best study approach for them.

Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Master's

Education

Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Master's)

Knows how to teach! — With the very first meeting, I could tell she knows how to teach, specifically teach boys. My son dislikes writing but she is able to focus his attention to complete his writing assignments. She's very nice but firm when needed. She's a great tutor and highly recommend her to anyone. ...

— Liz, La Crescenta, CA on 6/13/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 25 miles of Midland, MI 48640.


About Susan

Hi!

I'm a teacher with 10 years of experience teaching students of all ages. My specific degree is an MA in English Language and Literature, and teaching English is my great love. I started out as an English teacher for 7 - 12th grade students at a local learning center where I mainly taught all forms of writing. The high school classes were much more intensive and focused on writing about literature and the standardized essay.

For three years of my teaching career, I taught 4th grade and had a blast. My students were so eager to learn new things, and teaching all subjects was a lot of fun for me. My last year at a private school I was also the school librarian which gave me the opportunity to teach K-5 library while teaching middle school English. It was so enjoyable to foster a love of books to students of all ages, and I loved reading aloud to them! I also have experience in teaching students with Asperger's Syndrome, dysgraphia, hyperlexia, ADD, and cognitive disabilities that affect reading and writing.

For five years I was an English teacher for 6th - 8th grade, and as a private school teacher I am knowledgeable in the HSPT and ISEE tests for private high schools. At my previous school, I was the Coordinator and Analyst for all of the school's standardized testing. I've been to local, regional, and national conferences, and was one of six teachers in the country to review test questions for the 2013 6th and 7th grade ERB test. Because of this specialized knowledge, I can help students not only study for standardized tests, but I can give them insight into how questions are formulated and how best to narrow down the answer.

The best part of teaching, to me, has always been getting to know my students. The one-on-one teacher/student relationship works because the better you can know a student the more successful you can be in teaching to his/her specific needs. Students thrive in this arrangement because they have their teacher's full attention and can have questions answered quickly. Tutoring gives students the individualized learning experience not normally found in the classroom.

Testimonials

"Knows how to teach!"

- Liz, La Crescenta, CA on 6/13/13

"Great first lesson"

- Dan, Los Angeles, CA on 11/8/12
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Education

Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Master's

Education

Delta College, Saginaw Valley State University

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Midland, MI 48640

Susan’s Subjects

English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Psychology
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, CBEST,
COOP/HSPT,
ISEE,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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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