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Susan K.

New York, NY

$50/hr

Effective Tutor Specializing in Literacy, Elem Math, and Test Prep

Usually responds in about 17 hours

Effective Tutor Specializing in Literacy, Elem Math, and Test Prep

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I am an Early Childhood and English Language Arts teacher, a life-long learner with enthusiasm and dedication to education, available for tutoring assignments. I accommodate my tutoring style to the needs of learner. I evaluate where the student is right now and build from there. I am a patient, warm, and caring professional.

My qualifications include both a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education and an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education. My training and credentials more than qualify me to bring my students to meet their full potential as a student and a learner. Additionally, my experience as a long term substitute teacher in the NYC schools system has provided me with the opportunity to instruct a diverse population of students within varied academic settings. I feel that teaching is my true passion, and my background provides even more to offer. My experiences in business and traveling allows me to bring appreciation for multiplicity and new avenues of learning into my tutoring practice.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

As a substitute teacher for 6 years I have been exposed to the elementary curriculum from kindergarten through 6th grade. I also worked with my children on homework help for all subjects through the elementary school years. I am currently working as a Head Teacher in an afternoon Pre-K program and as an Assistant Teacher in a morning Kindergarten program, and I tutor 2nd grade students in an after-school program. I am well versed in all elementary subjects and I am able to perform homework help and enhance the elementary curriculum.

Phonics

I teach the sounding out words, identifying sound groupings within words, and decoding words. I hold an MS in Education with a concentration in Reading including courses in Basics in Reading Instruction, Workshop in Language Arts, Educational Research in Language Arts, Diagnosis & Correction of Reading Disabilities, and Practicum in Remedial Reading. Additional graduate level courses include Corrective Reading in the Classroom, Emergent to Fluent Literacy, and Literacy Strategies, Birth to 6th Grade. Literacy is my particular passion.

I have been a teacher for grades Pre-K through 5th grade for the past 8 years. Additionally, I've tutored private students on emergent literacy skills for the past 2 years. I assess where the student is right now by using short, fun reading activities and then we build from there. I establish a caring, trusting environment where the students feels secure in the knowledge that we are in a working relationship where we are learning from each other. I also strongly believe in the use of technology as an important learning tool. Today's students increasing rely on technology and find it a fun and entertaining way to learn literacy skills.

Reading

I am a NYC teacher with both a Bachelors and Masters in Education. Reading and literacy was my core concentration for my Masters and I have additional post-Masters credits in reading and literacy. I also have an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education so curriculum enhancement combined with literacy is one of my specialties.

I have been working as a teacher in New York City for the past 8 years and worked with students privately for the past 2 years. As a tutor I work with emergent reading skills such as word building, phonics, vocabulary building, compound words, and sentence structure. I also utilized games and technology to enhance and support learning.

Study Skills

I work with students in organizing study materials, learning time management skills for studying, and working together on tools or techniques for studying. I have a Master's Degree in Education and an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education which required me to use my personal study skills to obtain.

I started my career in teaching over 30 years ago. After several years I entered the business world where I enjoyed a successful career developing educational programs in the financial and medical arenas. I returned to teaching in 2003 but also needed to return to school to become a certified classroom teacher. I did this and continued my studies in Gifted Education while I continued to work full time and raise my children. I could not have done this without organization and use of developed study skills. I assess the students needs and consider their challenges to provide the best strategies in study skills tailored specifically to them.

City College of City University of New York
Education
Brooklyn College of CUNY
MEd
Hunter College, CUNY, New York
Other

Education

City College of City University of New York (Education)

Brooklyn College of CUNY (MEd)

Hunter College, CUNY, New York (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023.


About Susan

I am an Early Childhood and English Language Arts teacher, a life-long learner with enthusiasm and dedication to education, available for tutoring assignments. I accommodate my tutoring style to the needs of learner. I evaluate where the student is right now and build from there. I am a patient, warm, and caring professional.

My qualifications include both a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education and an Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education. My training and credentials more than qualify me to bring my students to meet their full potential as a student and a learner. Additionally, my experience as a long term substitute teacher in the NYC schools system has provided me with the opportunity to instruct a diverse population of students within varied academic settings. I feel that teaching is my true passion, and my background provides even more to offer. My experiences in business and traveling allows me to bring appreciation for multiplicity and new avenues of learning into my tutoring practice.

Education

City College of City University of New York
Education
Brooklyn College of CUNY
MEd
Hunter College, CUNY, New York
Other

Education

City College of City University of New York (Education)

Brooklyn College of CUNY (MEd)

Hunter College, CUNY, New York (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of New York, NY 10023

Susan’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

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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