Over 200 tutoring hours

Susie D.

Tucson, AZ

$40/hour

Experienced Elementary and Middle School Teacher

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/14/14
5.0 average from 114 ratings
Patient, fun and engaged!
— Angela, Tucson, AZ on 2/27/16

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Gonzaga University
Sociology
University of Denver
Master's
University of San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

Gonzaga University (Sociology)

University of Denver (Master's)

University of San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

About Susie

I have enjoyed teaching students in a variety of settings, but my favorite is individual instruction. I think understanding how a student thinks is the first key to successful learning. A second key is utilizing a variety of instructional strategies to match the student's needs. My 40 years of experience with students range from primary grades to middle school in all areas of reading, writing and math. I am certified in K-8 education and Special Education.

Selecting the right tutor for your child is an important process. I am available for an in person interview with parents and students before any tutoring charges are incurred to ensure the best fit for the student's tutoring services.
I have enjoyed teaching students in a variety of settings, but my favorite is individual instruction. I think understanding how a student thinks is the first key to successful learning. A second key is utilizing a variety of instructional strategies to match the student's needs. My 40 years of experience with students range from primary grades to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Tucson, AZ 85750
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient, fun and engaged!"

- Angela, Tucson, AZ on 2/27/16

"English tutor for H.S. Sophmore"

- Mark, Tucson, AZ on 12/16/15

"We Love Susie"

- Danette, Denver, CO on 2/6/15

"Great tutoring sessions so far"

- Heidi, Denver, CO on 12/3/14

"Great Talent"

- Jennifer, Denver, CO on 7/23/14

"Works great with ADHD boy"

- Robyn, Lafayette, CO on 6/18/14

"Great Tutor"

- Deborah, Denver, CO on 6/16/14
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary

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

As a certified special educator, I have worked successfully with students who experience symptoms of attention deficit disorder. Often, students benefit from individual attention, novel ways to practice new learning, and hands on learning experiences. Ultimately, students need to understand what the learning target is and how they will achieve it.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently licensed and endorsed in elementary education and also in Special Education K-12. I have 10 years experience as a classroom teacher, 12 years as an interventionist and 8 years as a special educator in moderate needs.

Elementary Math

I have provided individual tutoring and small group instruction that has helped many students become proficient in math both in the classroom and on Common Core assessments.

Phonics

I have over 20 years of experience as an interventionist in the area of reading instruction. I am proficient in a variety of ways to help students learn the alphabetic principle. Specifically, I have been trained in Lindamood Bell and SpellRead instructional programs.

Reading

Teaching a child to read is the best part of tutoring. I have been a successful teacher in this area for 40 years and have helped many students understand the decoding and comprehension elements in a variety of text.

Gonzaga University
Sociology
University of Denver
Master's
University of San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

Gonzaga University (Sociology)

University of Denver (Master's)

University of San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

Patient, fun and engaged! — My 5th grader was so excited to tell me all about her session. She is so excited to continue working with Susie! She has been struggling with reading, sentence structure, spelling, and comprehension. She also struggles to get her thoughts written out on paper. She was so excited after her session that she finished her project the same night, and even started talking about what she wants to do with ...

— Angela, Tucson, AZ on 2/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Susie will travel within 12 miles of Tucson, AZ 85750.