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Susan M.

Inspirational tutor motivates students to improve writing/reading

Inspirational tutor motivates students to improve writing/reading

$34/hour

  • 137 hours tutoring

  • Tierrasanta San Diego, CA 92123


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About Susan


Bio

I love tutoring students and helping them achieve their goals. As a certificated English teacher, I have vast experience teaching on all levels from elementary school through high school and on the university level. I am a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego. In the project, I gained knowledge in writing research and the latest methods of teaching writing. My area of expertise is teaching writing/reading and developing writing programs...

I love tutoring students and helping them achieve their goals. As a certificated English teacher, I have vast experience teaching on all levels from elementary school through high school and on the university level. I am a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego. In the project, I gained knowledge in writing research and the latest methods of teaching writing. My area of expertise is teaching writing/reading and developing writing programs for students of all ages. I teach writing as a process which enables students to dramatically improve their skills. As a published writer, I have a passion for teaching writing. My approach is positive and encouraging which allows students to learn in a non-intimidating way. I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.


Education

San Diego State University
English
San Diego State University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $34
  • Rate details: I am changing my rate to make my tutoring services more affordable for students.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92123
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/2/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I worked at the Language Training Center, Indianapolis, Indiana where I was an ESL tutor for International students from many countries. I also worked as an ESL teacher at San Diego State University's "American Language Institute." where I taught writing, reading and communication to students from across the world. And I was an ESL teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego for several years.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications include tutoring elementary students in all grades from first grade through sixth grade. My academic background from the University of California, San Diego, provided a strong foundation in methods/research for teaching reading and writing in all grade levels. Through the writing/reading process, students learn all skills including vocabulary, phonics, spelling, grammar, study skills, and handwriting. I have created/developed/implemented successful writing/reading programs for elementary students throughout San Diego County.
Reading,

Reading

Helping students to improve their reading skills and watching them develop a joy for reading is one of my academic passions. I utilize many techniques to increase reading comprehension and retention. Some of these techniques include dialectical journals, note-taking, quick writing as well as many other techniques.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As an English teacher and tutor for many years, Study Skills have always been part of my curriculum. In the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego, I was educated in Writing/Reading research and teaching techniques. The teaching methods included Study Skills like dialectical journals, note-taking/note-making, clustering/ mapping, outlining and so many, many other techniques I have employed when teaching and tutoring. There are many Study Skills I incorporate when tutoring my students in Reading. Some of these strategies include reading comprehension skills, metacognition, reflective writing, main idea/theme selecting and vocabulary. I have worked with many students on the concept of time-management and timelines. I help them with timelines for completion of assignments, completion of reading textbooks/books and research material. I also help them in organizational skills involving their class materials such as notebooks and files.

English

English,

English

I teach all aspects of English including writing, reading, literature, essay writing and grammar. I teach all genres of writing including narrative and expository. I teach writing as a process in a non-intimidating style. As a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California at San Diego, I have much knowledge and experience in the field of writing. I have vast experience in teaching, developing programs and writing curriculum. I love helping students improve their English skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I worked at the Language Training Center, Indianapolis, Indiana where I was an ESL tutor for International students from many countries. I also worked as an ESL teacher at San Diego State University's "American Language Institute." where I taught writing, reading and communication to students from across the world. And I was an ESL teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego for several years.
Reading,

Reading

Helping students to improve their reading skills and watching them develop a joy for reading is one of my academic passions. I utilize many techniques to increase reading comprehension and retention. Some of these techniques include dialectical journals, note-taking, quick writing as well as many other techniques.
Writing

Writing

As a published writer with vast experience, I am passionate about teaching writing. As a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California at San Diego, I gained knowledge in writing research and all aspects of writing. I teach writing as a process including pre-writing, writing, responding, revising/editing, re-writing and evaluating. I teach all genres of writing including narrative and expository. I am always amazed to witness a student's improvement and increased interest in writing as a result of the writing process.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications include tutoring elementary students in all grades from first grade through sixth grade. My academic background from the University of California, San Diego, provided a strong foundation in methods/research for teaching reading and writing in all grade levels. Through the writing/reading process, students learn all skills including vocabulary, phonics, spelling, grammar, study skills, and handwriting. I have created/developed/implemented successful writing/reading programs for elementary students throughout San Diego County.
English,

English

I teach all aspects of English including writing, reading, literature, essay writing and grammar. I teach all genres of writing including narrative and expository. I teach writing as a process in a non-intimidating style. As a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California at San Diego, I have much knowledge and experience in the field of writing. I have vast experience in teaching, developing programs and writing curriculum. I love helping students improve their English skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I worked at the Language Training Center, Indianapolis, Indiana where I was an ESL tutor for International students from many countries. I also worked as an ESL teacher at San Diego State University's "American Language Institute." where I taught writing, reading and communication to students from across the world. And I was an ESL teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego for several years.
Reading,

Reading

Helping students to improve their reading skills and watching them develop a joy for reading is one of my academic passions. I utilize many techniques to increase reading comprehension and retention. Some of these techniques include dialectical journals, note-taking, quick writing as well as many other techniques.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an English teacher and tutor for many years, Study Skills have always been part of my curriculum. In the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego, I was educated in Writing/Reading research and teaching techniques. The teaching methods included Study Skills like dialectical journals, note-taking/note-making, clustering/ mapping, outlining and so many, many other techniques I have employed when teaching and tutoring. There are many Study Skills I incorporate when tutoring my students in Reading. Some of these strategies include reading comprehension skills, metacognition, reflective writing, main idea/theme selecting and vocabulary. I have worked with many students on the concept of time-management and timelines. I help them with timelines for completion of assignments, completion of reading textbooks/books and research material. I also help them in organizational skills involving their class materials such as notebooks and files.
Writing

Writing

As a published writer with vast experience, I am passionate about teaching writing. As a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California at San Diego, I gained knowledge in writing research and all aspects of writing. I teach writing as a process including pre-writing, writing, responding, revising/editing, re-writing and evaluating. I teach all genres of writing including narrative and expository. I am always amazed to witness a student's improvement and increased interest in writing as a result of the writing process.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I worked at the Language Training Center, Indianapolis, Indiana where I was an ESL tutor for International students from many countries. I also worked as an ESL teacher at San Diego State University's "American Language Institute." where I taught writing, reading and communication to students from across the world. And I was an ESL teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego for several years.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications include tutoring elementary students in all grades from first grade through sixth grade. My academic background from the University of California, San Diego, provided a strong foundation in methods/research for teaching reading and writing in all grade levels. Through the writing/reading process, students learn all skills including vocabulary, phonics, spelling, grammar, study skills, and handwriting. I have created/developed/implemented successful writing/reading programs for elementary students throughout San Diego County.
English,

English

I teach all aspects of English including writing, reading, literature, essay writing and grammar. I teach all genres of writing including narrative and expository. I teach writing as a process in a non-intimidating style. As a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California at San Diego, I have much knowledge and experience in the field of writing. I have vast experience in teaching, developing programs and writing curriculum. I love helping students improve their English skills.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I worked at the Language Training Center, Indianapolis, Indiana where I was an ESL tutor for International students from many countries. I also worked as an ESL teacher at San Diego State University's "American Language Institute." where I taught writing, reading and communication to students from across the world. And I was an ESL teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego for several years.
Reading,

Reading

Helping students to improve their reading skills and watching them develop a joy for reading is one of my academic passions. I utilize many techniques to increase reading comprehension and retention. Some of these techniques include dialectical journals, note-taking, quick writing as well as many other techniques.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an English teacher and tutor for many years, Study Skills have always been part of my curriculum. In the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego, I was educated in Writing/Reading research and teaching techniques. The teaching methods included Study Skills like dialectical journals, note-taking/note-making, clustering/ mapping, outlining and so many, many other techniques I have employed when teaching and tutoring. There are many Study Skills I incorporate when tutoring my students in Reading. Some of these strategies include reading comprehension skills, metacognition, reflective writing, main idea/theme selecting and vocabulary. I have worked with many students on the concept of time-management and timelines. I help them with timelines for completion of assignments, completion of reading textbooks/books and research material. I also help them in organizational skills involving their class materials such as notebooks and files.
Writing

Writing

As a published writer with vast experience, I am passionate about teaching writing. As a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California at San Diego, I gained knowledge in writing research and all aspects of writing. I teach writing as a process including pre-writing, writing, responding, revising/editing, re-writing and evaluating. I teach all genres of writing including narrative and expository. I am always amazed to witness a student's improvement and increased interest in writing as a result of the writing process.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I worked at the Language Training Center, Indianapolis, Indiana where I was an ESL tutor for International students from many countries. I also worked as an ESL teacher at San Diego State University's "American Language Institute." where I taught writing, reading and communication to students from across the world. And I was an ESL teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego for several years.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As an English teacher and tutor for many years, Study Skills have always been part of my curriculum. In the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego, I was educated in Writing/Reading research and teaching techniques. The teaching methods included Study Skills like dialectical journals, note-taking/note-making, clustering/ mapping, outlining and so many, many other techniques I have employed when teaching and tutoring. There are many Study Skills I incorporate when tutoring my students in Reading. Some of these strategies include reading comprehension skills, metacognition, reflective writing, main idea/theme selecting and vocabulary. I have worked with many students on the concept of time-management and timelines. I help them with timelines for completion of assignments, completion of reading textbooks/books and research material. I also help them in organizational skills involving their class materials such as notebooks and files.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

As an English teacher and tutor for many years, Study Skills have always been part of my curriculum. In the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego, I was educated in Writing/Reading research and teaching techniques. The teaching methods included Study Skills like dialectical journals, note-taking/note-making, clustering/ mapping, outlining and so many, many other techniques I have employed when teaching and tutoring. There are many Study Skills I incorporate when tutoring my students in Reading. Some of these strategies include reading comprehension skills, metacognition, reflective writing, main idea/theme selecting and vocabulary. I have worked with many students on the concept of time-management and timelines. I help them with timelines for completion of assignments, completion of reading textbooks/books and research material. I also help them in organizational skills involving their class materials such as notebooks and files.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My qualifications include tutoring elementary students in all grades from first grade through sixth grade. My academic background from the University of California, San Diego, provided a strong foundation in methods/research for teaching reading and writing in all grade levels. Through the writing/reading process, students learn all skills including vocabulary, phonics, spelling, grammar, study skills, and handwriting. I have created/developed/implemented successful writing/reading programs for elementary students throughout San Diego County.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I worked at the Language Training Center, Indianapolis, Indiana where I was an ESL tutor for International students from many countries. I also worked as an ESL teacher at San Diego State University's "American Language Institute." where I taught writing, reading and communication to students from across the world. And I was an ESL teacher at Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego for several years.
Reading,

Reading

Helping students to improve their reading skills and watching them develop a joy for reading is one of my academic passions. I utilize many techniques to increase reading comprehension and retention. Some of these techniques include dialectical journals, note-taking, quick writing as well as many other techniques.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As an English teacher and tutor for many years, Study Skills have always been part of my curriculum. In the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California, San Diego, I was educated in Writing/Reading research and teaching techniques. The teaching methods included Study Skills like dialectical journals, note-taking/note-making, clustering/ mapping, outlining and so many, many other techniques I have employed when teaching and tutoring. There are many Study Skills I incorporate when tutoring my students in Reading. Some of these strategies include reading comprehension skills, metacognition, reflective writing, main idea/theme selecting and vocabulary. I have worked with many students on the concept of time-management and timelines. I help them with timelines for completion of assignments, completion of reading textbooks/books and research material. I also help them in organizational skills involving their class materials such as notebooks and files.
Writing

Writing

As a published writer with vast experience, I am passionate about teaching writing. As a Fellow in the San Diego Area Writing Project at the University of California at San Diego, I gained knowledge in writing research and all aspects of writing. I teach writing as a process including pre-writing, writing, responding, revising/editing, re-writing and evaluating. I teach all genres of writing including narrative and expository. I am always amazed to witness a student's improvement and increased interest in writing as a result of the writing process.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.7 (16 ratings)
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4 star
(1)
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Reviews

Very Systematic and Knowledgeable

Susan tutored my 11 year old son (mother tongue not English) for English writing. She was very systematic and patient. She was also very good at motivating him to listen and be involved during the sessions. She understands student psychology very well. She is very knowledgeable and up to date in teaching English writing. She used the iProject method to explain writing techniques. Along the way, she not only helped him with his writing but also with his grammar. We were very happy with Susan and hope to continue over Skype.

Turhan, 7 lessons with Susan

Great tutor

Susan has been great supporting my wife improving her English skills. She is very patient and knows exactly how to communicate with ESL students.

Rodolfo, 9 lessons with Susan
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your positive response regarding tutoring with Rebeca. Her hard work and studying is evident in her progress. Rebeca is improving in speaking fluency, writing fluency and pronunciation. I really like her descriptive writing;it is my pleasure to help her with Her English skills!

$34/hour

Susan M.

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