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Susan L.

Newark, DE


Teacher with 34 Years Experience - Elementary and Special Education

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Background check passed as of 6/22/12
5.0 average from 236 ratings
Holistic approach
— Liz, Newark, DE on 6/11/15

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SUNY Buffalo
Elem.Special Ed.
SUNY College at Buffalo


SUNY Buffalo (Elem.Special Ed.)

SUNY College at Buffalo (Master's)

About Susan

Hi! I've been teaching for thirty-five years and love it! I have two B.S. degrees, one in Elementary Education and one in Special Education. I also have a Master's degree in Elementary Education. I have taught every grade from first to sixth in New York City, Pennsylvania and Delaware, and am familiar with many reading, math and writing programs. I think learning should be fun! I also believe that, as the teacher, it is my job to come up with as many ways to teach a concept as is needed until your child understands it.

I am specially trained to work with children with ADD, ADHD, Asperger's and other learning differences and have done so successfully throughout the years. The special education programs in the Delaware Public Schools rely mostly on remediation. I know that the key to success for a child with special needs is not to treat them as if they're slow, but to teach them compensating methods so that they are able to perform as effectively as their classmates.

I began and headed up a Resource Room in a private school in Delaware when first moving here. However, I have done most of my teaching in a general class setting, mainstreaming special needs students with my other students.

I have also been a lead teacher, grade leader and teacher trainer in the NYC public schools as well as in the Christina School District in Delaware.

Let's talk and see if my experience matches your child's needs!
Hi! I've been teaching for thirty-five years and love it! I have two B.S. degrees, one in Elementary Education and one in Special Education. I also have a Master's degree in Elementary Education. I have taught every grade from first to sixth in New York City, Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Newark, DE 19711
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In-person lessons

"Holistic approach"

- Liz, Newark, DE on 6/11/15
Susan replied on 10/29/2015

Thank you so much for the kind words. Ian is an enthusiastic student and I love being with him.

"Wonderful with my son"

- Roselyn, Bear, DE on 3/15/14
Susan replied on 3/17/2014

Thank you, Roselyn. He is so much fun to teach!

"Excellent tutor - highly recommend"

- Bryan, Newark, DE on 11/2/13

"Great session."

- Erica, New Castle, DE on 3/16/13
Susan replied on 4/30/2013

Thank you so much. I've really enjoyed working with your son. I love it when he gets a concept and says, "Now, I see!".

I'm looking forward to working with him as long as he needs.

Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
American History, Religion,
Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Spelling, Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

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I have been working with students with Asperger's for over twenty seven years. My second undergraduate major was in Learning and Behavior Differences and Asperger's. I was the teacher always chosen for mainstreamed students with Asperger's, due to my background.


I have an undergraduate degree in Special Education/Autism and have taught many students with PDD and Aspergers.


I have two Bachelors of Science degrees; one in Elementary Education and the other in Special Education--Learning Differences and Autism from the State College at Buffalo, which is renowned for their Exceptional Education department. There, I was taught specific modalities to help children with dyslexia find the best compensating skills for themselves, so they can read more fluidly and efficiently. I use verbal, written and kinesthetic approaches so I can determine how each child learns best. Using that knowledge, and the student's IEP (if one is available), I prepare lessons that will not only bring the student up to grade level, but will teach them the compensating skills they need to become a lifelong learner.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two Bachelor of Science degrees-one in Elementary Education and the other in Special Education. I also have a Master of Science degree in Urban and Multicultural Education. I have taught in both public and private schools for thirty-two years and hold teaching certifications in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York City. I have also been deemed "highly qualified" under No Child Left Behind.

Elementary Math

During my thirty-two years in the classroom, I taught math in grades one through six and used several different math programs. At P.S. 197 in New York City I was also a teacher trainer in math. I was a terrible math student in elementary school, so I became determined to make it fun and understandable as a teacher!


I have taught Hebrew to students in grades 1-6, as well as help prepare students for Bar/Bat Mitzvah. I have also taught Hebrew to adults.


I have taught all forms of reading programs. However, I used phonics with all of them, as I think it helps children read more fluently. This is especially true in the lower grades. Using phonics as a teaching tool with children who are a grade level or more behind helps them to strengthen their reading skills and bring them up to grade level or beyond.


I have taught reading in every grade from first through sixth. I also have a special education degree and have worked extensively with children with learning disabilities and Asperger's. I have tutored students, both one-on-one and in small groups, to help them improve their decoding, fluency and comprehension skills.


I have been teaching for thirty-two years and teach all Judaic studies including Hebrew, as well as Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation.

Social Studies

I have taught elementary social studies for thirty-two years, from grades one through six.

Special Needs

I have an B.S. in Special Education and have begun Resource Room programs as well as had children with PDD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) mainstreamed into my classroom for over thirty years. Working with children with autism is something that is very close to my heart.

Study Skills

I start teaching study skills as early as second grade. We begin by reading an interesting paragraph. Then, as a class, we decide what information is important in the paragraph and use an outline to list that information. We also discuss why one bit of information is worthy of being included in the outline as opposed to another bit of information. As the year progresses, we use the same strategy in small groups and finally as individuals. I use the same process when tutoring one on one.

I have also taught students, both as a class and individually, how to organize their notes, homework, etc., suggesting tools that will help as well as ways to remember assignments, etc.

SUNY Buffalo
Elem.Special Ed.
SUNY College at Buffalo


SUNY Buffalo (Elem.Special Ed.)

SUNY College at Buffalo (Master's)

Holistic approach — A great teacher who takes a holistic approach in her student. She looks at the whole person, academic, emotional, psych, spiritual, health. It is not just decoding a book. Puts the student at ease building confidence. She very professional. I'm glad I found her at the right time. My son has greatly improved and I don't take her effort for granted. TO BE CONTINUED..., merci beaucoup Susan!!!!! ...

— Liz, Newark, DE on 6/11/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 10 miles of Newark, DE 19711.