Over 50 tutoring hours

Susan R.

Los Angeles, CA

$40/hr

Adult ESL and Elementary School Reading Tutor

In-person lessons
Replies in 10 hours
Background check passed as of 3/27/15
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
60 Ratings
 
 
10hrs Response Time
Wonderful and patient tutor!
— Margaret, Los Angeles, CA on 1/15/15

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University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado
English
California State University, Los Angeles
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado (English)

California State University, Los Angeles (Graduate Coursework)

About Susan

I have over 25 years teaching experience in the fields of adult ESL. I was the ESL coordinator at the largest adult school in Los Angeles. I love working with adults who are striving to improve their English language skills. I have developed and presented ESL workshops for teachers throughout Southern California. My methodology for ESL is tailored to an individual's learning style. I use a variety of techniques from the natural approach to grammar driven lessons. I always begin with an evaluation of the student's abilities and needs.

I am also an avid reader who motivates children to develop a love for reading. I'm currently volunteering at a local elementary school tutoring first and third graders in reading and language development. I taught elementary school in both California and Colorado for 7 years (grades 1-6).

For my elementary students, I utilize phonics as well as the whole language approach for reading instruction. I make reading stimulating and enjoyable by taking the time to discover my students' interests as well as their strengths and weaknesses. A positive attitude and patience are my greatest assets.

Teaching has been and continues to be my profession and my passion.
I have over 25 years teaching experience in the fields of adult ESL. I was the ESL coordinator at the largest adult school in Los Angeles. I love working with adults who are striving to improve their English Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful and patient tutor!"

- Margaret, Los Angeles, CA on 1/15/15
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a current California state teaching credential in Multiple Subjects for grades K-6. I taught elementary school in California and Colorado for 10 years. I'm currently a volunteer reading and language tutor at a local elementary school. I specialize in reading and language development.






English

English was always my favorite subject in school. I have a degree in English from the University of Colorado. For over twenty years, I taught English as a Second Language to adults. Before that I was a tutor and classroom teacher. I worked with students in grades K-12, many of whom spoke English as a Second Language. I approach the teaching of English with a vast amount of knowledge in the areas of grammar, literature, vocabulary, and writing. I love to share my enthusiasm for the language with my students of all ages.

ESL/ESOL

I have an extensive background in ESL.

Aside from my BA in English from the University of Colorado, I have completed the coursework for a masters degree in TESOL. I taught ESL to adults for over twenty five years. I also served as the ESL coordinator at the largest adult school in Los Angeles. I developed and presented teacher training workshops throughout Southern California. I love working with English language learners. I use a blend of creative and traditional instructional techniques.

Grammar

I studied English grammar theory and teaching methodology in graduate school. During my twenty years as an ESL teacher, I taught grammar to students in all levels. I use a variety of techniques to engage my students in learning English grammar. Not only do I carefully and methodically explain rules, but I create activities for my students to practice grammar in context. I strive to make my lessons interesting.

Phonics

I have taught and studied phonics for many years. In my undergraduate studies and my graduate studies, I took courses in Reading Methodology and Theory. I'm currently volunteering as a reading tutor for first graders where I utilize phonics to help my students advance their reading skills.

Reading

I taught reading as an elementary school teacher to students in grades K-6. Currently I am a reading tutor for first and third grade students at a local elementary school. I have completed several graduate level courses in reading theory and methodology. I utilize a variety of techniques including phonics and the whole language approach. When working with students, I strive to make reading enjoyable while teaching them new skills to improve their abilities. Most important, I'm an avid reader who loves to share her enthusiasm for reading with others.

Spelling

As a former adult ESL and elementary school teacher, spelling is a subject I have taught for many years. Spelling English words can be very challenging. I use a variety of techniques to teach spelling. My students will learn rules and practice spelling through reading, writing and oral exercises.

Study Skills

As a classroom teacher, I always emphasized the importance of study skills. I taught my students organizational skills, time management and test taking strategies.
During my time as a teacher trainer, I created study skills lessons and activities for classroom teachers to utilize.
When teaching or tutoring, I include study skills techniques in my lessons.

Vocabulary

A good vocabulary is the key to success in many subjects. I have experience teaching vocabulary to ESL students and native speakers. Through reading, writing and oral exercises I help students increase their vocabularies.

University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado
English
California State University, Los Angeles
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Colorado, Boulder Colorado (English)

California State University, Los Angeles (Graduate Coursework)

Wonderful and patient tutor! — I am thrilled with Susan and the positive results I have noticed in the short time she has been working with my daughter. Susan is very kind, thoughtful and engaging. She has made learning fun for my daughter, and has given her confidence in her spelling and reading. She teaches her different ways of doing things, and explains why words and letter combinations make the sounds they do. Susan knows ...

— Margaret, Los Angeles, CA on 1/15/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 10 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90066.

Background Check Status for Susan R.

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