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Susan B.

Dayton, OH

$25/hr

Easygoing Tutor Encourages and Guides Early Skill Development

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Easygoing Tutor Encourages and Guides Early Skill Development

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Hi. I taught in the Chicago Public Schools for over 30 years. I don't miss the large class sizes or the administrative challenges, but I do miss the kids. I enjoy tutoring because I love helping children discover the continuous joy inherent in learning. I have found that kids easily feel comfortable with me and that even reluctant learners will soon begin to explore new strategies. As a calm, unassuming encourager, I help children build on their strengths. Together we recognize and celebrate each step that leads to learning new information and mastering new skills.

Most of my experience has been with children ages three to seven, but I have also worked with older students. Not all children process information in the same way and I have always enjoyed the challenge of trying to see the world through their eyes. There are foundational skills that children need for school success. Some of these are number and spatial awareness, letter recognition, decoding skills, and good study and listening habits. The most important cornerstone for success in school, though, is a child's sense of self-worth. Children will continue to put forth effort when they experience success. I focus on building and maintaining a solid foundation of skills and confidence by presenting developmentally appropriate incremental skill building activities.

Testimonials

"My daughters look forward to every sesson!"

- Crystal, Dayton, OH on 11/17/14

"Truly A Blessing"

- Rick, Troy, OH on 9/29/14

"Enjoyed meeting "

- Patricia, Fairborn, OH on 7/30/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Carol, Dayton, OH on 6/17/14

"Very Patient and Understanding!"

- Tammy, Dayton, OH on 2/5/13
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills

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.

ADD/ADHD

My graduate degree was in special education and in my years of teaching I worked with a number of students with ADD/ADHD.

Aspergers

I found that my graduate training in teaching children with learning disabilities was extremely helpful and applicable to working with children who have Aspergers.

Autism

In my early childhood non-categorical special education classes, I worked with children on the Autism spectrum. My background in teaching children with learning disabilities gave me some tools that were helpful.

Dyslexia

I have a master's degree in special education with an emphasis on teaching children with learning disabilities. I taught early childhood special education classes and a self-contained class of 4th-6th grade children with severe learning disabilities.

Elementary (K-6th)

In over three decades with the Chicago Public School system, I taught preschool, kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, as well as special education classes for 4th-6th grade. I had Illinois teaching certificates for elementary and special education.

Elementary Math

I have taught math to children from ages three to fifteen and have used many different programs and approaches. Because math is essentially about patterns, sequencing, and logical reasoning, I like to use manipulative and interactive games whenever possible. These keep learners engaged and invite them to apply math concepts in real world situations.

Flute

I am an accomplished flautist with over 50 years of experience playing in bands, orchestras, and chamber ensembles.

General Music

I studied piano and flute as a child and have had decades of experience performing with various school and community ensembles. Although I do not have a degree in music, I have devoted a great deal of my life to its study and appreciation.

Phonics

During my tenure as a Chicago Public School teacher, the emphasis for teaching reading was on phonics. Not only did I teach phonics everyday, I also received numerous hours of professional development training the phonics approach to reading skill development.

Special Needs

I have a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education with an emphasis on teaching children with learning disabilities. I also have extensive experience working with children ages 3 - 12 with a variety of special needs.

Study Skills

I tutored high school students and found the biggest challenge for them was study skills. Being organized and purposeful in one's approach to studying makes a huge difference in the results achieved. I also learned this through personal experience as I took classes later in life. In fact I took a non-credit study skills class, which I found extremely helpful.

Macalester College St. Paul Minnesota
Northeastern Illinois Universty
Master's
Unity Institute and Seminary
Master's

Education

Macalester College St. Paul Minnesota

Northeastern Illinois Universty (Master's)

Unity Institute and Seminary (Master's)

My daughters look forward to every sesson! — My daughters are always very excited to work with Susan. She is very kind, patient and makes learning fun! ...

— Crystal, Dayton, OH on 11/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 10 miles of Dayton, OH 45424.


About Susan

Hi. I taught in the Chicago Public Schools for over 30 years. I don't miss the large class sizes or the administrative challenges, but I do miss the kids. I enjoy tutoring because I love helping children discover the continuous joy inherent in learning. I have found that kids easily feel comfortable with me and that even reluctant learners will soon begin to explore new strategies. As a calm, unassuming encourager, I help children build on their strengths. Together we recognize and celebrate each step that leads to learning new information and mastering new skills.

Most of my experience has been with children ages three to seven, but I have also worked with older students. Not all children process information in the same way and I have always enjoyed the challenge of trying to see the world through their eyes. There are foundational skills that children need for school success. Some of these are number and spatial awareness, letter recognition, decoding skills, and good study and listening habits. The most important cornerstone for success in school, though, is a child's sense of self-worth. Children will continue to put forth effort when they experience success. I focus on building and maintaining a solid foundation of skills and confidence by presenting developmentally appropriate incremental skill building activities.

Testimonials

"My daughters look forward to every sesson!"

- Crystal, Dayton, OH on 11/17/14

"Truly A Blessing"

- Rick, Troy, OH on 9/29/14

"Enjoyed meeting "

- Patricia, Fairborn, OH on 7/30/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Carol, Dayton, OH on 6/17/14

"Very Patient and Understanding!"

- Tammy, Dayton, OH on 2/5/13
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Education

Macalester College St. Paul Minnesota
Northeastern Illinois Universty
Master's
Unity Institute and Seminary
Master's

Education

Macalester College St. Paul Minnesota

Northeastern Illinois Universty (Master's)

Unity Institute and Seminary (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Dayton, OH 45424

Susan’s Subjects

English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills

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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