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Suzanne M.

Very Enthusiastic Earth Science Student Who Knows Arabic and Chinese

Kew Gardens, NY (11415)

Travel radius
10 miles
Hourly fee
$40.00
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Hi there! My name is Suzanne M. I am a 23 year old undergraduate student at CUNY Hunter College where I study environmental earth science, geology and archaeology. I am also a member and employee of the Thomas Hunter Honors Program, an interdisciplinary studies program at the university. My current qualifications of the earth sciences include a specialty in the geological sciences and earth system concepts. Though I specialize in physical geology, I also have working knowledge of climatology and oceanography. For a while, I was employed with the National Parks Service where I have worked in environmental sustainability, habitat restoration and community leadership. After traveling throughout the U.S. National Parks system I have also collected extensive photographs of many geological formations from all over the country and I use them as visual guides for students to see working geology in its natural environment.

I grew up in San Francisco, California where I was enrolled in a Chinese Immersion Program since kindergarten. Thus, I am fluent in Cantonese Chinese and I speak some Mandarin as well. Though I am of Arab descent, the only working Arabic I knew until recently was a little bit of the Palestinian dialect but since I have been studying Modern Standard and Egyptian Arabic at Hunter, my proficiency has significantly improved.

Throughout my studies at Hunter, I also had the chance to study abroad in Jordan, England, Greece and Egypt so I feel fortunate to have met with people from all over the world.

It would be my pleasure to tutor anyone in the earth sciences, Chinese language and Arabic language. Likewise, I am qualified to tutor in various math and English levels, as well as K-12 science concepts such as chemistry, physics and astronomy.

I like to make the learning experience engaging and fun, with creative approaches to remembering vocabulary or difficult concepts. My love for all my subjects (and more!) excites me to pass on my knowledge to anyone who is interested in learning them, or is having trouble making sense of all the information. There is no one method to learning science or a foreign language, and I understand how tough the process can be (I've been there.) So I'm not critical and I truly want to work with you! =]

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Suzanne’s subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Arabic, Chinese, ESL/ESOL
History:
Archaeology, Geography, World History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Elementary Education:
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading
Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Arabic

I have been studying the Arabic language in Modern Standard and Egyptian Colloquial varieties for two and a half years now, and I have familial knowledge of the Palestinian and Jordanian dialects as well.

Archaeology

I am an archaeology minor at CUNY Hunter College where I have studies anthropological and classical archaeology extensively. Likewise, I have experience working in the college zooarchaeology lab located on campus.

Astronomy

I've taken a course a Hunter College on astronomy which included a lab portion. Because many concepts of astronomy are related to physics, I found that many processes are understandable from an Earth science perspective. I am therefore knowledgeable of the life cycle of stars, formation of planets, moon phases, and earth's position in the solar system and the universe.

Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker of the Cantonese dialect after attending primary and secondary school in Guangzhou, China, as well as in a San Francisco based public immersion program. Thus, I am fluent in reading, writing and speaking. I also have knowledge of the Mandarin dialect through my university's Chinese Flagship Program of which I was a member for a semester.

Geography

My major field of study is in the environmental Earth sciences which is a branch of the geography department at Hunter College. I am knowledgeable of various aspects of geography, ranging from cultural geography to physical geography, including land forms, physical processes, demography (ethnicity, age, language etc.), and people-planet relationships. Also related, I've memorized the locations, flags and capitals of every country in the world, and I am well versed in international relations.

Geology

I am nearing completion for my bachelor's degree in environmental Earth science with a concentration in geology. My specialties are in geomorphology and plate tectonics, and I have experience with petrology and environmental hazards.

Physical Science

Because I am an Earth science major, I have many experiences working within the physical sciences, including astronomy.

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Education

CUNY Hunter College (Environ. Science)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Suzanne will travel within 10 miles of Kew Gardens, NY 11415.

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