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Suzanne C.

South Windsor, CT

$40/hour

Hands-on Education in Elementary Reading and Math

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/26/13
5.0 average from 87 ratings
Very helpful, patient, reliable, sympathetic teacher.
— Franziska, South Windsor, CT on 10/26/15

$40/Hour


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University of RI
Zoology
SUNY at Buffalo
Master's
Cetral Ct State Univ
EdD

Education

University of RI (Zoology)

SUNY at Buffalo (Master's)

Cetral Ct State Univ (EdD)

About Suzanne

Early in my teaching career I was a title I teacher, instructing grades 3 to 5 in math and reading. I then became a second grade teacher for nine years. I believe in making education fun and captivating for students. I am well versed in phonics, reading comprehension, reading skills (inferencing, summarizing, retelling, cause and effect, comparisons etc. ). In math, I was the leader for 4th and 5th grade Math Olympiads and have been teaching with Everyday Mathematics, an interactive and hands-on program. Children are such great little sponges. It's such fun to draw out their enthusiasm to learn. I love it. Prior to teaching, I worked as a clinical librarian and a computer programmer. I am married and have 2 children, ages 21 and 18. Early in my teaching career I was a title I teacher, instructing grades 3 to 5 in math and reading. I then became a second grade teacher for nine years. I believe in making education fun and captivating for students. I am well versed in phonics, reading comprehension, reading skills (inferencing, summarizing, retelling, cause and effect, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of South Windsor, CT 06074
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very helpful, patient, reliable, sympathetic teacher."

- Franziska, South Windsor, CT on 10/26/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a B.S in Zoology, a master's in Library Science and a certification in Elementary Education (K-6). Early in my career, as a Title I teacher, I instructed students who struggled in math, reading and writng in grades 3 through 5. During that time, I taught Kindergarteners for 1 hour a day, basic concepts such as opposites, rhyming, colors, sight words, phonics reading and basic math skills. I instructed the 4th and 5th graders in Math Olympiads. I was a member of "Partners Around Literacy" (PAL) to encourage and work with parents regarding children's langauge development and literacy. I tutored an ESL first grade student in phonics, reading, language and math. I taught second grade for nine years. I have received annual professional development classes in the various reading, writing and math practices.

Phonics

I have been a second grade teacher for 9 years. Along with the reading program, I taught phonics using the MacMillan McGraw series. I also tutored phonics before and after school at my school in Vernon, Ct for 2 years. I have the phonics base computer program, Lexia that I had my struggling students perform. For those students I would teach small groups using the Lexia lesson Plans.

Study Skills

Study skills require the student to first grasp the whole picture of the subject being studied. Next the main ideas along with the details need to be extracted from the material Once this is accomplished the student needs to reread the material until familiar with it. To guarantee the material has been retained (hopefully in long term memory), the student needs to review at a later date. As an elementary teacher for 12 years, I have developed expertise in K-5 reading, math and writing.

University of RI
Zoology
SUNY at Buffalo
Master's
Cetral Ct State Univ
EdD

Education

University of RI (Zoology)

SUNY at Buffalo (Master's)

Cetral Ct State Univ (EdD)

Very helpful, patient, reliable, sympathetic teacher.

Tenses, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, pronunciation etc. as preparation for the proficiency exam in Europe were taught by Suzanne – she’s just great! Thanks a lot!

— Franziska, South Windsor, CT on 10/26/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Suzanne will travel within 7 miles of South Windsor, CT 06074.