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Susan L. D.

Middletown, CT

$65/hour

Ivy League Children and Teens: Reading, Writing, Painting

In-person lessons

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American University
Elementary Education
Dartmouth College (manuscript writing focus)
Master's
2nd BA Univ of Hawaii (essay writing focus)
Other

Education

American University (Elementary Education)

Dartmouth College (manuscript writing focus) (Master's)

2nd BA Univ of Hawaii (essay writing focus) (Other)

About Susan L.

Some kids are so into words. Some, not so much. I can help your child or teen or adult learner get deeply involved in words. Even if the student has elementary reading in his/her skill set, and I can give them the greater love for words to make them happy readers. How do I do it? The first step we have to take is talking. A reader and writer should be a competent speaker and when he/she is, writing flows. At first, a writer may need help with spelling, but by second grade that should be mastered more or less. If you are a teen or adult learner you can base your measure on second grade performers in American schools. Schools allow and encourage students to write their own stories and at that time, the spelling can vary but any reader should be able to sound it out. A writer never writes without reading and a reader never reads without the joy of talking. And that's where some of you will start with me. We walk around anywhere we want, and talk in formal English. I will be the example of the "formal English Language speaker." Because we will be new to each other, I'll start our reading and writing experience by writing letters to friends.

I've been involved in teaching reading, writing and researching to students for two decades. When I went to University of Hawaii, I specialized in writing essays. All kinds. This, of course, requires much reading. When I went to Dartmouth College, I specialized in manuscript writing. A writer never writes well without being a speaker of good English and a reader of English. Let's try each other out. I love working with students.

Some kids are so into words. Some, not so much. I can help your child or teen or adult learner get deeply involved in words. Even if the student has elementary reading in his/her skill set, and I can give them the greater love for words to make them happy readers. How do I do it? The first Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 35 miles of Middletown, CT 06457
In-person lessons
English:
Literature, Writing
Computer:
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Business:
Microsoft Word

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American University
Elementary Education
Dartmouth College (manuscript writing focus)
Master's
2nd BA Univ of Hawaii (essay writing focus)
Other

Education

American University (Elementary Education)

Dartmouth College (manuscript writing focus) (Master's)

2nd BA Univ of Hawaii (essay writing focus) (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan L. will travel within 35 miles of Middletown, CT 06457.