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Suzanne C.

Mc Lean, VA

$65/hr

Effective Writing and Essay Coach-Spanish and French Tutor Through AP

Background check passed as of 11/14/13
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Effective Writing and Essay Coach-Spanish and French Tutor Through AP

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I will help you improve the essays you write for school, SATs and college applications. My students have improved grades, gained admission to top colleges and won scholarships.

I can help you learn English, Spanish or French. I will help your child - or you - master the mechanics and learn how to learn a new language. My middle- and high-school students at beginning through AP Levels improve their grades and enjoy their language classes more. My adult students learn more and faster than with other methods of instruction.

I make positive results for my students my personal responsibility.

Testimonials

"Excellent Essay Tutor"

- Shauna, Fairfax, VA on 1/4/12

"Very Prepared"

- Sarah, Mc Lean, VA on 6/24/14

"Wonderful And Kind Tutor Who Helped Me With Scholarship Essays/ Application Process"

- Janan, Washington, DC on 3/13/14

"Very knowledgeable and always willing to assist"

- Melvin, Alexandria, VA on 1/19/14

"Excellent Essay Teacher!"

- B, Potomac, MD on 11/3/13

"Excellent teacher."

- Sharon, Great Falls, VA on 8/8/13

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Christa, Mc Lean, VA on 6/14/13

"Easy to work with and very prompt "

- Elodie, Washington, DC on 8/6/12

"Suzanne C."

- Chris, Vienna, VA on 3/8/12

"nice and helpful tutor"

- Cynthia, Fairfax, VA on 1/10/12

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Yukiko, Potomac, MD on 1/2/12

"Review for Suzanne"

- Jai, Fairfax, VA on 11/8/11

"Very thorough! "

- Joanne, Arlington, VA on 11/7/11
Language:
French,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
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.

ACT English

I assist students in preparing for the ACT English, Reading and Writing sections by teaching strategies for maximizing success. I provide guidance in practice sessions, and advise on how students can augment their preparation working on their own between sessions with me. My students feel well prepared in English and Writing when they take the ACT.

American History

I successfully help U.S. AP history students meet the key challenges of this course and the AP Exam: mastery of key concepts, critical reading, and Document-Based essay writing.




Business

I have an MBA from Harvard Business School and 30+ years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, and executive recruiting roles. In addition, I am skilled in business communications for a variety of audiences. I can advise and assist in business coursework and in writing professional business presentations.

Career Development

As a full-time executive recruiter focused on finding and evaluating senior executive talent, I review dozens of resumes every week. Since 2000, I have advised hundreds of business executives on improving their resumes as well as on interviewing techniques and job search strategy. I have assisted many students and recent college graduates in preparing a first resume to launch a job search. I know what employers and recruiters look for in a resume, and how to organize and format a resume for maximum impact.

College Counseling

Over the last three years, I have assisted some 30 high school students with navigating the college applications process. My approach is to help the student and his/her parents develop a customized list of target schools. The first step is helping the student and parent(s) identify the criteria for selecting a college. Then, based on these criteria and the student's interests, academic record, standardized test scores and extracurricular involvement, we develop the target list, taking into consideration the published admissions statistics. Next, I help the student develop a timetable for completing each phase of the process, from campus visits, SAT/ACT test dates, resume writing, essay writing, and submitting the applications.

My goal is to help each student find the right fit - that special place where he or she can pursue his or her goals and be successful. I find that preparing the right list of target schools, and beginning to plan no later than middle of junior year produces a happy result and takes a lot of the stress out of the process.

English

I have helped many students learn to write essays of the kind required for high school English and History assignments. I work with students to map out their thoughts prior to writing, and then to write clearly and effectively. My writing skill has been developed during ten years of academic writing during my own higher education, followed by thirty years of professional writing for a variety of audiences. I have tutored high school students in writing for the past three years and can provide the name and contact information for parents of past or current students.

European History

I have helped many students succeed in written assignments (document-based essays and research papers) for advanced placement high school courses in World History, American History, and European History. I teach study skills for history, such as analyzing a question or essay prompt, and building timelines, cause-outcome and comparison tables.

French

I acquired my French over years of study followed by nine years working for a French company, three of which in Paris. In recent years, I have tutored numerous middle and high school students at all levels -- French 1 through AP French.

Over the course of several months, my regular students usually improve their grades in both written and spoken assessments. I teach with encouragement and enthusiasm. I will willingly provide references on request.

Grammar

I have acquired my mastery of English grammar over a lifetime of study and practice. My experience learning other languages has given me additional perspective on how English grammar works. I enjoy working with people of all ages - both native English speakers and English learners - to improve their grammar skills in both writing speaking.

Marketing

I am an experienced marketing professional. I earned an MBA with a marketing emphasis from Harvard Business School. I have held senior-level marketing position with the French consumer products company L'Oreal (9 years) in Europe and Asia. Subsequently, I was VP Marketing and New Product Development at Prudential Resources Management and VP Marketing at the American Red Cross. For the last 10 years I have been an executive recruiter, actively involved in marketing my firm's services to organizations in the food, agribusiness and life sciences industries.

Proofreading

I have long experience editing and proofreading a wide range of written work -- including academic research papers and dissertations, as well as business-oriented brochures and case studies. I am familiar with both MLA and APA standards for academic work.

SAT Reading

I assist students in preparing for the SAT Critical Reading and Writing sections by teaching strategies for maximizing success. I provide guidance in practice sessions, and advice on how they can augment their preparation working on their own between sessions with me. My students feel well prepared when they take the SAT.

SAT Writing

As an experienced writing coach, I have helped many high school students prepare for the essay section of the SAT. I show students how the SAT essay differs from an untimed essay assignment or the kind they are more familiar with. I teach them a process for organizing thoughts quickly, blocking out the essay and writing it up under time pressure. Those of my students who have taken the SAT before I work with them improve their SAT essay score by at least one point and often by more.

Social Studies

I have a B.A. in sociology and an MA in Anthropology. Over the last five years, I have tutored all social studies subjects generally part of the usual high school curriculum at both standard and honors levels (World History I, World History II, World Civilization, US History, Government); over the last two years I have tutored several high school AP US History students (as a WyzAnt tutor) with success.

Spanish

I acquired my Spanish in Spain, where I attended university, and worked for a total of five years. I have lots of experience tutoring high school students as well as adults. My approach involves grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice. I have raised three bi-lingual daughters. If you are motivated to study hard, I can help you raise your grade or learn Spanish for work and/or enjoyment.

SSAT

I help students prepare for the SSAT test for Secondary School entrance. I coach for skill development in every area covered in the test, and teach students test-taking techniques to maximize performance and confidence. For the essay section, I teach students a process for organizing thoughts quickly, blocking out the essay and writing it up under time pressure.

Study Skills

I have assisted numerous middle and high school students in acquiring study strategies to improve their learning and academic performance. I have tutored over 2500 hours in the past 4 years (1200 hours with WyzAnt) and have developed a specific checklist of action points to manage daily assignments and longer-range projects. These include use of a study log and planner, as well as how to approach a subject or assignment -- simple operating rules that boost success and learning. I tutor sixteen different subjects - virtually any and everything in the languages arts, social studies, French, Spanish, writing and test preparation.

World History

I have helped many students succeed in written assignments (document-based essays and research papers) for advanced placement high school courses in World History, American History, and European History. I teach study skills for history, such as analyzing a question or essay prompt, and building timelines, cause-outcome and comparison tables.

Writing

I am an experienced essay coach for students middle school age and above. Many of my students are in honors or AP-level high school level English classes; some require remedial work in idea development and writing mechanics like sentence structure and diction. My own writing skills have developed over 35 years of professional experience as a business communications consultant, in combination with many hours tutoring academic writing over the last several years. References available.

Wellesley College
Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
Master's
Harvard Business School
MBA

Education

Wellesley College (Anthropology)

University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

Harvard Business School (MBA)

Excellent Essay Tutor — Ms. C displayed a deep interest in our daughter’s success. She engaged her in discussions, took the time to learn her strengths and weaknesses, and tutored her on ways to overcome her flaws. Additionally, Ms. C showed personal delight in the subject matter, helped my daughter understand the relevance of the material, and generally challenged her to put fourth her best effort in her endeavors. I ...

— Shauna, Fairfax, VA on 1/4/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Suzanne will travel within 12 miles of Mc Lean, VA 22101.


About Suzanne

I will help you improve the essays you write for school, SATs and college applications. My students have improved grades, gained admission to top colleges and won scholarships.

I can help you learn English, Spanish or French. I will help your child - or you - master the mechanics and learn how to learn a new language. My middle- and high-school students at beginning through AP Levels improve their grades and enjoy their language classes more. My adult students learn more and faster than with other methods of instruction.

I make positive results for my students my personal responsibility.

Testimonials

"Excellent Essay Tutor"

- Shauna, Fairfax, VA on 1/4/12

"Very Prepared"

- Sarah, Mc Lean, VA on 6/24/14

"Wonderful And Kind Tutor Who Helped Me With Scholarship Essays/ Application Process"

- Janan, Washington, DC on 3/13/14

"Very knowledgeable and always willing to assist"

- Melvin, Alexandria, VA on 1/19/14

"Excellent Essay Teacher!"

- B, Potomac, MD on 11/3/13

"Excellent teacher."

- Sharon, Great Falls, VA on 8/8/13

"Great Spanish Tutor"

- Christa, Mc Lean, VA on 6/14/13

"Easy to work with and very prompt "

- Elodie, Washington, DC on 8/6/12

"Suzanne C."

- Chris, Vienna, VA on 3/8/12

"nice and helpful tutor"

- Cynthia, Fairfax, VA on 1/10/12

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Yukiko, Potomac, MD on 1/2/12

"Review for Suzanne"

- Jai, Fairfax, VA on 11/8/11

"Very thorough! "

- Joanne, Arlington, VA on 11/7/11
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Education

Wellesley College
Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
Master's
Harvard Business School
MBA

Education

Wellesley College (Anthropology)

University of Pennsylvania (Master's)

Harvard Business School (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Mc Lean, VA 22101

Suzanne’s Subjects

Language:
French,
Spanish
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
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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