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Susan M.

San Jose, CA

$60/hour

Patient and Effective English Tutor: ESL, Writing, Reading

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/7/15
5.0 average from 20 ratings
Very enthusiastic tutor!
— Warood, Santa Clara, CA on 10/11/15

$60/Hour


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Argosy University
Psychology
Capella University
Master's

Education

Argosy University (Psychology)

Capella University (Master's)

About Susan

As an Educational Psychologist, I have a lifelong love of learning whether for myself or discovering why and how others enjoy to learn. My goal is to help those with diverse backgrounds and languages to be able to communicate successfully in either a home, school, or business environment. I have 20+ years of experience in corporate training. I have instructed many topics and have worked with learners in a traditional classroom and online. The cornerstone of our society is the ability to understand each other and to successfully translate that skill throughout your life whether professionally or personally.

I enjoy working with adult professionals, homemakers, and children of school age. I engage with globally diverse cultures and the greatest challenge is consistently the ability to understand each other. While we may often use the same words I have found that people attach different meanings. I believe that it is essential today to be able to communicate well which includes the ability to read and understand what is written, to write and be able to articulate what you mean to say, and to speak with intention. I have been successful throughout my own years of education, which I continue to pursue as a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology, and as a professional in international hi-tech companies. Whether you are a student (either child or adult) struggling to understand or be understood, or a professional struggling to communicate with peers and management; I will be able to aid in your success by teaching easy skills that will stay with you long after we work together. Some topics that we might work on together would include vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, reading, and communication.

For those that have a true desire to communicate well, I hope to hear from you and help you along your journey. I have a flexible schedule and am able to currently accept students that would like to meet in person or online. While I do have a 24-hour cancellation policy, I am able to provide an opportunity to makeup the time missed. Additionally, I will request feedback from my students which is critical to me as a teacher and tutor to insure a successful experience for both of us. I look forward to hearing from you.
As an Educational Psychologist, I have a lifelong love of learning whether for myself or discovering why and how others enjoy to learn. My goal is to help those with diverse backgrounds and languages to be able to communicate successfully in either a home, school, or business environment. I have 20+ years of experience in corporate training. I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

- I will add $30 to my hourly fee for an additional student (max 3 for an hourly session). - Schedule 9 lessons and receive the 10th lesson for free!

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95134
Background Check: Passed

"Very enthusiastic tutor!"

- Warood, Santa Clara, CA on 10/11/15

"Accommodating and very helpful."

- Eric, San Francisco, CA on 10/29/15

"Knowledgable and patient tutor"

- Hung, San Jose, CA on 10/11/15
Math:
Microsoft Excel
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word,
Writing

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.

ESL/ESOL

In addition to my qualifications, I have many years of experience presenting and communicating with globally diverse populations. I have at least 20 years of high-quality and well-received instructor experience with hundreds of learners. I would love to share easy and fun skills to excel at the English language.

Microsoft Word

I am an expert in MS applications including MS Word. I have advanced skills that demonstrate formatting, macros, tables, and more. I have used MS Word in my professional career in every position I have held for over two decades.

Reading

I have been an avid reader from a very young age. My fascination with the English language which includes reading, writing, and speaking has been the foundation for my life whether with friends, family, my community, or professionally. My years as a high-quality instructor and working with a globally diverse population has only honed my skills to work with others to be successful in the ability to communicate well.

Writing

I have a passion for writing. I write well analytically, and descriptively. I recently received my Masters in Psychology in Educational Psychology. I am nearing the end of my Doctoral degree program in the same concentration. This has required an expertise in writing from a scientific perspective and using an APA formatting. Earlier, in undergrad, I had been studying in another major and am also an expert in MLA formatting. I have a long and successful career in high-tech that has relied on my ability to communicate well using oral and written skills.

Argosy University
Psychology
Capella University
Master's

Education

Argosy University (Psychology)

Capella University (Master's)

Very enthusiastic tutor!

Today I had my first tutoring session with Ms. Susan, she arrived on time and agreed to come to a library very close to my location. I really appreciated her enthusiasm and willingness to help me improve my grammar and writing. Our session was only about an hour and I have already learned so much! She also gave me assignments for our next session and I am really looking forward to it. I would reco

— Warood, Santa Clara, CA on 10/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

- I will add $30 to my hourly fee for an additional student (max 3 for an hourly session). - Schedule 9 lessons and receive the 10th lesson for free!

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 20 miles of San Jose, CA 95134.