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Susan S.

San Rafael, CA

$75/hour

Career writer specializes in tutoring K-2 students in writing

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 5/11/16

$75/Hour


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Bard College
Painting

Education

Bard College (Painting)

About Susan

For the last four years I have worked in public elementary schools in Marin County, California tutoring 1st and 2nd graders in writing. I previously spent 12 years working with children ages 4-10 in an expressive arts group. In addition, I have made my living as a marketing writer for more than 35 years; 25 of those years as sole proprietor of my own business. I provide tutoring in one subject: writing, with a focus on K-2 students.

My personal approach is to start with each student's current level of skill and proficiency, then provide patient guidance as they practice printing letters, spacing words, spelling, punctuation and sentence construction. Over time, students will increase skill and understanding so they can write with proficiency and express ideas clearly. The goal is for each child to experience success completing writing projects in the classroom, and ultimately to discover the joy of writing outside the school setting.

Writing is a vital skill for every child and is linked directly to reading proficiency. However many children never get the one-on-one attention they need to succeed at writing in their first years of school. Young children develop confidence when they can print clearly and legibly, spell words perfectly and express their ideas with well-crafted sentences. Let me guide your child in learning how to write well so they can be proud of the results and build on their skills as they advance through their school years! I have a flexible schedule and can tutor your child at your home or mine.
For the last four years I have worked in public elementary schools in Marin County, California tutoring 1st and 2nd graders in writing. I previously spent 12 years working with children ages 4-10 in an expressive arts group. In addition, I have made my living as a marketing writer for more than 35 years; 25 of those years as sole proprietor of my Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of San Rafael, CA 94901
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
Writing
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Writing

I have made my living as a marketing writer for 35+ years, the past 25 years as sole proprietor of my own business. I am in my fourth year tutoring elementary school students in grades 1 and 2 specifically in writing. I work one-on-one and in small groups to help students learn and gain confidence. I previously spent 12 years as a facilitator of arts groups for children ages 4-10. My knowledge of correct writing techniques combined with my love of working with young children makes me a great tutor for young children who must master basic writing skills to succeed in school.

Bard College
Painting

Education

Bard College (Painting)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 15 miles of San Rafael, CA 94901.