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Suzanne S.

ACT_SAT_GRE, English, Reading, Doctoral Dissertations

ACT_SAT_GRE, English, Reading, Doctoral Dissertations

$50/hour

  • 470 hours tutoring

  • Clearwater, FL 33761

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About Suzanne


Bio

I was a high school teacher searching for a way to stay relevant in an indifferent world. When I discovered tutoring and Wyzant, I found my true calling! I will never go back to classroom teaching again. There is no finer, more satisfying feeling than seeing that flash of recognition brighten my student’s face when he or she understands what was unfathomable only a moment before. There’s simply no way in classrooms today to reach every student. The last time I was in the school system, I had...

I was a high school teacher searching for a way to stay relevant in an indifferent world. When I discovered tutoring and Wyzant, I found my true calling! I will never go back to classroom teaching again. There is no finer, more satisfying feeling than seeing that flash of recognition brighten my student’s face when he or she understands what was unfathomable only a moment before. There’s simply no way in classrooms today to reach every student. The last time I was in the school system, I had 130 students every day. Every day! Students need more. I am here to give it to them... one student at a time.

Over the past eight years as a tutor, I’ve had students from 5 years old to 60, from beginning phonetics, to preparing for graduate school, to doctoral dissertation review . Here are a few of my favorites:

"C" was having trouble with punctuation and sentence structure. He came to me with very low self-esteem. He didn’t know what a comma was. After only one session, during which he learned among other things how to use a semi-colon (something even adults have trouble with), his confidence soared.

"L" had poor handwriting skills. Even though he could write an interesting, cogent essay, he routinely received low grades because his teachers couldn't read his handwriting. He was incorrectly diagnosed as below grade level. We started from the beginning and learned how to properly form letters. When he took his state’s standardized writing test he placed squarely in the center of “Fantastic!”

“B” was my first private tutoring student. His father was a well known lawyer, and even though B was of above-average intelligence and did quite well in school, his father constantly corrected his lazy English grammar. B just needed to understand that there are times to use informal slang, and other times (like talking to Dad!) that call for more formal language.

Of course, those are oversimplifications, but I feel certain that WyzAnt students will benefit in the same way from my tutoring. What I hear most is, “you aren’t like my other teachers…you actually LISTEN to me!”

This past winter I had two ESL students. Both were from China. They did not know each other. One had lived in this country for 40 years, and now, at 60, wanted to learn what she called "proper English." The other student was 19 and struggling to stay afloat in college after arriving in America not knowing any English at all only two years before.

For the first student, I had to undo 40 years of poorly learned grammar skills. We became good friends and are still in contact today. She practices “cocktail talk” with me so that when she and her husband give parties she can converse with her guests comfortably and with confidence about a variety of subjects.

With the second student, I had to practically attend class with him to understand what skills he needed to succeed in college. Going over his assignments with him helped him learn English and succeed in college.

I have experience tutoring grades 6-12 remedial, curative, and corrective Language Arts, English as a Second Language (ESL) for all ages, k12.com online learning, and STAR-, SAT-, ACT-, GED-, and GRE preparation.

Education Philosophy:

I believe that every person can learn. My goal is not to teach, but for my student to learn. I am a facilitator. I am ardent, enthusiastic, funny and genuine when I am with a student. At least I try to be. I value every student as I value myself, and I try to be empathic always. ESL students, teens, and adult students especially have pressures and outside influences that may weigh them down and hinder the learning experience.

Facilitative learning leads to growth and development of both the student and teacher. It is the whole person concept, self-directed and student-focused, in which teaching is designed to stress human potential and to enable the student to be involved in the process of becoming a learner. Facilitative learning experiences help students achieve their goals.

I know that students learn better when the subject matter is about them; it must be relevant, and students learn by doing. While it's also important to provide a safe, secure learning environment, and not embarrass or make the students feel uncomfortable in front of the teacher or their peers, it's of utmost importance that they can make themselves understood and to communicate in the language they are learning (even if it’s their native language).

It's not enough for students to be able to read and write English. They have to know how to use it in the real world... to speak and be understood, to feel confidence, and to fit in.

Also, students’ cultural traditions and values must be respected. When I was a classroom teacher, I always asked my students to write a paragraph telling a story about their family’s customs or culture. People love to talk about themselves, and students are no different. It’s a way to open them up, relax them, and allow them to share their backgrounds with pride.

Using a student-centered approach encourages communication. Facilitative learning strategies give confidence and allow students to take control of their own educations. The teacher is a facilitator who provides a safe, non-threatening environment. I believe everyone is capable of learning. It’s my duty, honor and vocation to help each person unlock his or her potential.


Education

Florida Atlantic University
English
University of South Florida
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Clearwater, FL 33761
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/22/2009

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been a teacher for most of my adult life, and a tutor for WyzAnt for the last 6 years. My favorite success story in career development features a young Russian woman who wanted to be a fashion designer here in America but had no experience and could barely speak English. I developed a plan of action for her using language lessons about the fashion industry to help her reach her goal. We looked at schools offering fashion design, and what entrance exams might be necessary to get her in. Today she is well on her way to realizing her version of the American dream. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
GRE,

GRE

I am a certified English teacher with eight years experience tutoring the GRE. My re-take students average a 7-point gain. First-time takers are calmer, more confident, and better prepared. We work together to utilize your unique talents to allow you your best possible score.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

The thought of Public Speaking strikes terror into the hearts of many. Sometimes nerves can get the better of us and we won’t even try. I’ve been a high school teacher for a number of years and a WyzAnt tutor for 6 years. Public speaking isn’t a problem for me – now. But I remember very clearly the first time I had to give a speech. I froze, and then ran outside into the corridor. I have a student right now who couldn’t finish one sentence in front of the class. Each session we work on giving her the confidence and tools she needs to develop her public speaking skills. Please contact me through WyzAnt today. I’m ready to help you communicate! Skills include: Oratory The use of gestures Control of the voice (inflection) Vocabulary, register, word choice Speaking notes, pitches Using humor Developing a relationship with the audience

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I have been a teacher for most of my adult life, and a tutor for WyzAnt for the last 6 years. My favorite success story in career development features a young Russian woman who wanted to be a fashion designer here in America but had no experience and could barely speak English. I developed a plan of action for her using language lessons about the fashion industry to help her reach her goal. We looked at schools offering fashion design, and what entrance exams might be necessary to get her in. Today she is well on her way to realizing her version of the American dream. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for 15 years. In addition, for the last 5 years I have been taking graduate level courses in teaching ESL/ESOL to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience in tutoring reading, writing, and conversational English. I also have experience setting up English programs for schools and private organizations.
Grammar,

Grammar

I’m a former high school 11th grade English teacher. I’ve been with WyzAnt for 6 years. Language is involved with almost everything we do. Grammar is the fundamental organizing principle of language. Poor grammar distracts the listener or reader, and your message is diluted or worse, lost. Your teacher or professor wants to glide effortlessly through your essay on the Civil War, but poor grammar creates stumbling blocks. Your essay falls from a B to a C. Dazzle her with great grammar and your B becomes an A!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've been an upper level English teacher for 20 years, and an English tutor with WyzAnt for 7 years. My experience is in English grammar, composition skills, rhetoric and writing, sentence structure, and organization.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

The thought of Public Speaking strikes terror into the hearts of many. Sometimes nerves can get the better of us and we won’t even try. I’ve been a high school teacher for a number of years and a WyzAnt tutor for 6 years. Public speaking isn’t a problem for me – now. But I remember very clearly the first time I had to give a speech. I froze, and then ran outside into the corridor. I have a student right now who couldn’t finish one sentence in front of the class. Each session we work on giving her the confidence and tools she needs to develop her public speaking skills. Please contact me through WyzAnt today. I’m ready to help you communicate! Skills include: Oratory The use of gestures Control of the voice (inflection) Vocabulary, register, word choice Speaking notes, pitches Using humor Developing a relationship with the audience

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

The latter years of elementary school – grades 4 through 6 – are very important in establishing your child’s educational foundation for high school, college, and beyond. Your child has a better chance of succeeding if he or she masters school survival skills now. I’ve been a certified teacher across several states for most of my adult life and a tutor with WyzAnt for the last 8 years. Although I have had students as young as 5, I find that more mature 4th through 6th graders are my sweet spot. I am accepting new students in Language Arts: English, Reading, and Writing, as well as Social Studies, Science, and Math.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Children love learning from me because I get down on their level and find the best ways to teach them. I have 10+ years as a certified teacher and 8 years with Wyzant. I'm an English teacher, which somehow makes it easier for me to reach students who say they hate math. Maybe they're just learning it wrong!
Grammar,

Grammar

I’m a former high school 11th grade English teacher. I’ve been with WyzAnt for 6 years. Language is involved with almost everything we do. Grammar is the fundamental organizing principle of language. Poor grammar distracts the listener or reader, and your message is diluted or worse, lost. Your teacher or professor wants to glide effortlessly through your essay on the Civil War, but poor grammar creates stumbling blocks. Your essay falls from a B to a C. Dazzle her with great grammar and your B becomes an A!
Phonics,

Phonics

I’ve been a certified teacher across several states for most of my adult life and a tutor with WyzAnt for the last 6 years. In addition, for the last several years I have been taking graduate level education courses to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience teaching phonics for reading with students as young as 5 years old and as old as 50. There’s no age limit for learning to read. Please contact me through WyzAnt today.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher most of my adult life and a tutor for WyzAnt for 6 years. During that time, I’ve had students from 5 years old to 60, from beginning phonetics to preparing for graduate school, and I know that the key to academic success is developing good study skills, no matter what age. My favorite success model is the middle school student who was getting D’s in most of her subjects and had very low self-esteem. Week after week we worked on developing her study skills – especially good test taking strategies and note taking skills, and also organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to help her achieve academic success. Within one grading cycle she saw dramatic improvement and was soon on the honor roll. She continues to be an honor student today. Moreover, her teachers know she is an A student…and so does she! Often what holds you back from trying is the fear of failure or the memory of a time you didn't do well. You can help break that cycle by celebrating your successes, no matter how small, and by giving yourself opportunities to succeed academically. Whether you’re in grade school, high school or college, developing good study skills will open up new horizons in learning for you. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a successful English tutor with 8+ years experience who will guide you with individualized sessions to your highest score! I have the low down on all the ACT changes including the new essay prompts. High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take note! Seniors, it's not too late. Start today!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a successful English tutor with 8+ years experience teaching ACT reading skills. Using individualized sessions tailored to your strengths, we'll work together to help you earn your highest possible score.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for 15 years. In addition, for the last 5 years I have been taking graduate level courses in teaching ESL/ESOL to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience in tutoring reading, writing, and conversational English. I also have experience setting up English programs for schools and private organizations.
Grammar,

Grammar

I’m a former high school 11th grade English teacher. I’ve been with WyzAnt for 6 years. Language is involved with almost everything we do. Grammar is the fundamental organizing principle of language. Poor grammar distracts the listener or reader, and your message is diluted or worse, lost. Your teacher or professor wants to glide effortlessly through your essay on the Civil War, but poor grammar creates stumbling blocks. Your essay falls from a B to a C. Dazzle her with great grammar and your B becomes an A!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I've been an upper level English teacher for 20 years, and an English tutor with WyzAnt for 7 years. My experience is in English grammar, composition skills, rhetoric and writing, sentence structure, and organization.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

The thought of Public Speaking strikes terror into the hearts of many. Sometimes nerves can get the better of us and we won’t even try. I’ve been a high school teacher for a number of years and a WyzAnt tutor for 6 years. Public speaking isn’t a problem for me – now. But I remember very clearly the first time I had to give a speech. I froze, and then ran outside into the corridor. I have a student right now who couldn’t finish one sentence in front of the class. Each session we work on giving her the confidence and tools she needs to develop her public speaking skills. Please contact me through WyzAnt today. I’m ready to help you communicate! Skills include: Oratory The use of gestures Control of the voice (inflection) Vocabulary, register, word choice Speaking notes, pitches Using humor Developing a relationship with the audience
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT has been completely redesigned. I love the changes! No more mind-numbing vocabulary lists. The new test will be administered starting in Spring, 2016. I have the low down on all the changes including the new essay prompts. High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take note! Seniors, it’s not too late. Start today!
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA in English and a Master's in Liberal Arts. I have been an English teacher for 20 years (retired now), and a private tutor for seven years. Writing composition and grammar are my specialties.
English, Literature, Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

Former high school teacher with 8 years at WyzAnt specializes in 6th grade through adult American History education. Need help with the Constitution and Bill of Rights, the discovery of America, or today's political climate? I'm your best guide!
Social Studies,

Social Studies

The term Social Studies comprises a number of subjects including civics and government, U.S. and world history, culture, economics, and geography. I’ve been a teacher for most of my adult life and a tutor with WyzAnt for the last 6 years, during which time I’ve come into contact with most of them. I most recently had two 8th grade best friends who studied the U.S. Constitution under me. Each started with less than stellar grades and study habits. Within one grading period both brought up their grades substantially, and ended the school year at the top of their class. In addition, I had three 6th graders, in different schools, who were studying world history. It was so interesting seeing how the same subject matter got different treatments, based on different textbooks from two private schools and one public school. Also, I had a very successful homeschooled 8th grader studying U.S. History. I love Social Studies! Contact me through WyzAnt today. Let’s get ready to excel!
Geography, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

The latter years of elementary school – grades 4 through 6 – are very important in establishing your child’s educational foundation for high school, college, and beyond. Your child has a better chance of succeeding if he or she masters school survival skills now. I’ve been a certified teacher across several states for most of my adult life and a tutor with WyzAnt for the last 8 years. Although I have had students as young as 5, I find that more mature 4th through 6th graders are my sweet spot. I am accepting new students in Language Arts: English, Reading, and Writing, as well as Social Studies, Science, and Math.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for 15 years. In addition, for the last 5 years I have been taking graduate level courses in teaching ESL/ESOL to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience in tutoring reading, writing, and conversational English. I also have experience setting up English programs for schools and private organizations.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT has been completely redesigned. I love the changes! No more mind-numbing vocabulary lists. The new test will be administered starting in Spring, 2016. I have the low down on all the changes including the new essay prompts. High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take note! Seniors, it’s not too late. Start today!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher most of my adult life and a tutor for WyzAnt for 6 years. During that time, I’ve had students from 5 years old to 60, from beginning phonetics to preparing for graduate school, and I know that the key to academic success is developing good study skills, no matter what age. My favorite success model is the middle school student who was getting D’s in most of her subjects and had very low self-esteem. Week after week we worked on developing her study skills – especially good test taking strategies and note taking skills, and also organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to help her achieve academic success. Within one grading cycle she saw dramatic improvement and was soon on the honor roll. She continues to be an honor student today. Moreover, her teachers know she is an A student…and so does she! Often what holds you back from trying is the fear of failure or the memory of a time you didn't do well. You can help break that cycle by celebrating your successes, no matter how small, and by giving yourself opportunities to succeed academically. Whether you’re in grade school, high school or college, developing good study skills will open up new horizons in learning for you. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA in English and a Master's in Liberal Arts. I have been an English teacher for 20 years (retired now), and a private tutor for seven years. Writing composition and grammar are my specialties.
English, Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for 15 years. In addition, for the last 5 years I have been taking graduate level courses in teaching ESL/ESOL to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience in tutoring reading, writing, and conversational English. I also have experience setting up English programs for schools and private organizations.
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

The latter years of elementary school – grades 4 through 6 – are very important in establishing your child’s educational foundation for high school, college, and beyond. Your child has a better chance of succeeding if he or she masters school survival skills now. I’ve been a certified teacher across several states for most of my adult life and a tutor with WyzAnt for the last 8 years. Although I have had students as young as 5, I find that more mature 4th through 6th graders are my sweet spot. I am accepting new students in Language Arts: English, Reading, and Writing, as well as Social Studies, Science, and Math.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for 15 years. In addition, for the last 5 years I have been taking graduate level courses in teaching ESL/ESOL to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience in tutoring reading, writing, and conversational English. I also have experience setting up English programs for schools and private organizations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher most of my adult life and a tutor for WyzAnt for 6 years. During that time, I’ve had students from 5 years old to 60, from beginning phonetics to preparing for graduate school, and I know that the key to academic success is developing good study skills, no matter what age. My favorite success model is the middle school student who was getting D’s in most of her subjects and had very low self-esteem. Week after week we worked on developing her study skills – especially good test taking strategies and note taking skills, and also organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to help her achieve academic success. Within one grading cycle she saw dramatic improvement and was soon on the honor roll. She continues to be an honor student today. Moreover, her teachers know she is an A student…and so does she! Often what holds you back from trying is the fear of failure or the memory of a time you didn't do well. You can help break that cycle by celebrating your successes, no matter how small, and by giving yourself opportunities to succeed academically. Whether you’re in grade school, high school or college, developing good study skills will open up new horizons in learning for you. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA in English and a Master's in Liberal Arts. I have been an English teacher for 20 years (retired now), and a private tutor for seven years. Writing composition and grammar are my specialties.
English, Reading

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for 15 years. In addition, for the last 5 years I have been taking graduate level courses in teaching ESL/ESOL to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience in tutoring reading, writing, and conversational English. I also have experience setting up English programs for schools and private organizations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher most of my adult life and a tutor for WyzAnt for 6 years. During that time, I’ve had students from 5 years old to 60, from beginning phonetics to preparing for graduate school, and I know that the key to academic success is developing good study skills, no matter what age. My favorite success model is the middle school student who was getting D’s in most of her subjects and had very low self-esteem. Week after week we worked on developing her study skills – especially good test taking strategies and note taking skills, and also organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to help her achieve academic success. Within one grading cycle she saw dramatic improvement and was soon on the honor roll. She continues to be an honor student today. Moreover, her teachers know she is an A student…and so does she! Often what holds you back from trying is the fear of failure or the memory of a time you didn't do well. You can help break that cycle by celebrating your successes, no matter how small, and by giving yourself opportunities to succeed academically. Whether you’re in grade school, high school or college, developing good study skills will open up new horizons in learning for you. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
Geography

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have had over 20 years of experience in the classroom. There have been students in my classes who have had physical disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Autism, Bipolar, and other challenges. Some showed the outward signs of their challenges; others blended in. Some were diagnosed; others were not but showed signs. Some were on medications; others were not. I have used special accommodations such as sitting closer to the front of the classroom, seating the student near a good role model, increasing the immediacy of rewards and consequences, allowing the student to keep a set of books at home, providing short breaks between assignments. I have been a tutor for over 6 years and I find this one-on-one interaction far superior to classroom accommodations alone.
Phonics,

Phonics

I’ve been a certified teacher across several states for most of my adult life and a tutor with WyzAnt for the last 6 years. In addition, for the last several years I have been taking graduate level education courses to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience teaching phonics for reading with students as young as 5 years old and as old as 50. There’s no age limit for learning to read. Please contact me through WyzAnt today.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been a teacher most of my adult life and a tutor for WyzAnt for 6 years. During that time, I’ve had students from 5 years old to 60, from beginning phonetics to preparing for graduate school, and I know that the key to academic success is developing good study skills, no matter what age. My favorite success model is the middle school student who was getting D’s in most of her subjects and had very low self-esteem. Week after week we worked on developing her study skills – especially good test taking strategies and note taking skills, and also organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to help her achieve academic success. Within one grading cycle she saw dramatic improvement and was soon on the honor roll. She continues to be an honor student today. Moreover, her teachers know she is an A student…and so does she! Often what holds you back from trying is the fear of failure or the memory of a time you didn't do well. You can help break that cycle by celebrating your successes, no matter how small, and by giving yourself opportunities to succeed academically. Whether you’re in grade school, high school or college, developing good study skills will open up new horizons in learning for you. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

The latter years of elementary school – grades 4 through 6 – are very important in establishing your child’s educational foundation for high school, college, and beyond. Your child has a better chance of succeeding if he or she masters school survival skills now. I’ve been a certified teacher across several states for most of my adult life and a tutor with WyzAnt for the last 8 years. Although I have had students as young as 5, I find that more mature 4th through 6th graders are my sweet spot. I am accepting new students in Language Arts: English, Reading, and Writing, as well as Social Studies, Science, and Math.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching ESL/ESOL for 15 years. In addition, for the last 5 years I have been taking graduate level courses in teaching ESL/ESOL to keep my skills sharp and fresh. I have experience in tutoring reading, writing, and conversational English. I also have experience setting up English programs for schools and private organizations.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been a teacher most of my adult life and a tutor for WyzAnt for 6 years. During that time, I’ve had students from 5 years old to 60, from beginning phonetics to preparing for graduate school, and I know that the key to academic success is developing good study skills, no matter what age. My favorite success model is the middle school student who was getting D’s in most of her subjects and had very low self-esteem. Week after week we worked on developing her study skills – especially good test taking strategies and note taking skills, and also organization, time management, prioritization, concentration and motivation — to help her achieve academic success. Within one grading cycle she saw dramatic improvement and was soon on the honor roll. She continues to be an honor student today. Moreover, her teachers know she is an A student…and so does she! Often what holds you back from trying is the fear of failure or the memory of a time you didn't do well. You can help break that cycle by celebrating your successes, no matter how small, and by giving yourself opportunities to succeed academically. Whether you’re in grade school, high school or college, developing good study skills will open up new horizons in learning for you. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
Writing,

Writing

I have a BA in English and a Master's in Liberal Arts. I have been an English teacher for 20 years (retired now), and a private tutor for seven years. Writing composition and grammar are my specialties.
GED, Reading

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

The Accuplacer web-based test helps colleges identify your knowledge, strengths, and needs in math, reading, and writing. Accuplacer results help you choose courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunities for success. I’m an early-retirement high school English teacher and have now been with WyzAnt 8 years. My students generally prepare for the Accuplacer test because they want to take college-level courses in middle or high school (dual enrollment) or because they have non-standard high school diplomas and wish to enroll at a community college.
ACT English,

ACT English

I am a successful English tutor with 8+ years experience who will guide you with individualized sessions to your highest score! I have the low down on all the ACT changes including the new essay prompts. High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take note! Seniors, it's not too late. Start today!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am a successful English tutor with 8+ years experience teaching ACT reading skills. Using individualized sessions tailored to your strengths, we'll work together to help you earn your highest possible score.
Career Development,

Career Development

I have been a teacher for most of my adult life, and a tutor for WyzAnt for the last 6 years. My favorite success story in career development features a young Russian woman who wanted to be a fashion designer here in America but had no experience and could barely speak English. I developed a plan of action for her using language lessons about the fashion industry to help her reach her goal. We looked at schools offering fashion design, and what entrance exams might be necessary to get her in. Today she is well on her way to realizing her version of the American dream. Please contact me about tutoring with WyzAnt today!
COOP/HSPT,

COOP/HSPT

I have been a high school English teacher for a number of years, and a tutor with WyzAnt for 8 years. Every year I have several students taking tests to get into private or Catholic high schools in the area. I’m delighted to say all have qualified for their chosen academic programs! Contact me at WyzAnt today to help your middle school student get into a private or Catholic high school. I’m ready to help!
GRE,

GRE

I am a certified English teacher with eight years experience tutoring the GRE. My re-take students average a 7-point gain. First-time takers are calmer, more confident, and better prepared. We work together to utilize your unique talents to allow you your best possible score.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have been a high school teacher for many years and a WyzAnt tutor for 6 years. I’ve helped a number of students prepare successfully for the ISEE using study materials prepared by the test maker. Each time we meet, I assign the student sections of the material to complete as homework. We then go over each section together to identify challenging concepts. For many, this is their first time taking any kind of standardized entrance exam. To help make the experience a positive one, I provide a review of key concepts and material found on tests, practical tips, and lots of practice to help students prepare successfully for test day. Please contact me through WyzAnt today!
PSAT,

PSAT

I am a High School English teacher and ardent tutor enthusiast who sings the praises of the PSAT. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and PSAT 10 have changed. They are tightly aligned with the redesigned SAT. Eighth-graders, high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take note! Start today!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

The SAT has been completely redesigned. I love the changes! No more mind-numbing vocabulary lists. The new test will be administered starting in Spring, 2016. I have the low down on all the changes including the new essay prompts. High school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take note! Seniors, it’s not too late. Start today!
ACT Math, ACT Science, GED, SAT Writing, TOEFL

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4.9 (175 ratings)
5 star
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Reviews


Helpful and understanding

I like how Suzanne was able to diagnose my weaknesses and help me work towards improving them. I look forward to improving my verbal scores on my GRE with Suzanne.

Ezela, 1 lesson with Suzanne

Suzanne is great!

Suzanne has helped me so much these past couple weeks. I was able to review everything I needed for English and have a better understanding at the math for the ACT test now. She does an excellent job at explaining the problem and putting in ways I can understand. She is also very easy to talk to and that makes the tutoring easy to get through!

Kelli, 4 lessons with Suzanne

Excellent Tutor~Highly recommend

Suzanne is an excellent tutor. Always on time and prepared and my son really enjoys working with her to prep for his ACT test. He never complains about going, then always comes home to say that he's getting a lot out of the session. Looking for a tutor? You won't find better than Suzanne.

JUDY, 14 lessons with Suzanne
Tutor responded:

Gosh, Judy, thanks! I'm happy to say I get a lot out of the sessions too! He sure isn't shy. He asks lots of questions that help me gauge how much he understands. I thoroughly enjoy our time together!

Amazing Tutor

Suzanne is amazing! I am so beyond happy I picked her to help me start my journey with my education. Today she showed me that I am a high school graduate, when I thought for the past 5 years I was not by my certificate I received when I graduated from high school. Long story but it was such a reflief to hear the great news! Suzanne made me feel very comfortable to open up to her, because she could really relate to you in so many ways. I suggest anyone who is nervous or scared to take test's or do anything with your education, to reach out to Suzanne so she could help and courage you all the way. Thank you so much Suzanne I can not wait to meet with you soon!

Antasia, 1 lesson with Suzanne

It's all good. I passed!

Suzanne is an excellent tutor. She really knows the climate of the classroom and gave me real life tips. I tried her patience many times and she hung in there with me and this is because she had high expectations of me. I could not have done it without her help. She is also a perfectionist and wanted me to succeed. She is an excellent model for future teachers (which I hope to be.) I would be happy to recommend her. She also wanted to hear from me about how my lesson went and I am going to get back with her on it (it was fine.)

Deborah , 3 lessons with Suzanne

ACT Master

My ACT reading score was at 23 when I took the test in April 2015. It was a scary moment for me and I was not sure how to turn things around until I found Suzanne. Within two months she guided me to (hear this): 33 Reading, 32 English and I am looking now at colleges like Tufts, Boston University, and Boston College. I am still meeting with Suzanne to work on my ACT essay and she is putting an enormous effort to help me with my college application process as well.

Chester, 20 lessons with Suzanne

Patient and good listener

Suzanne told me tips about how to relax before and during the exam. She is good listener and good helper. I appreciate your help. Thank you.

Ereny, 1 lesson with Suzanne

Excellent Tutor

I am an 38 year old male that was recently diagnosed with Dyslexia. If I was asked to read, I had the hardest time figuring out what the main idea was and answering questions based on what I just read. I had to read everything over and over to get it. It was a struggle. I started intensive daily tutoring with Suzanne and what a difference it has made. I can now sound out all of the words, spell words that I would misspell before and I finally understand the main idea of the stories when I am asked to read! It's incredible! Suzanne is a true professional. She prepares for her sessions and often brings additional materials into the tutoring sessions. She spends the time to prepare and makes the sessions interesting, meaningful and insightful. Due to her unique way of approaching the subject of reading I learn something new about myself in relation to reading comprehension every session. She is the English/Reading teacher that I wished I had in school. I highly recommend Suzanne as a reading tutor. You will be happy with the results.

Fred, 24 lessons with Suzanne

Positive experience for my teen.

My son is a great student but American History is not in the list of favorite subjects to study. It is truly a challenge to motivate himself to work on it. Since Mrs. Suzanne S. started working with him I have notice a complete turn around on his attitude. Mr. Suzanne S. not only dominates the subject but she is also passionate about it. This is something that my son has come to admire and enjoy. Before he didn't want to know anything about American History and now he wants to talk about what he has learned!!! As a mother is a pleasure to see this type of change in your kid. In addition, as a teacher she took time to understand my son's learning strengths and weaknesses. His strong subject is Math and she has tailored her teaching methods to fit how he process information. Lastly, she also set up goals which helps him stay in schedule and organize with his school work. She is now tutoring him for English Literature and helping him improve writing skills and vocabulary. Thank you Mrs. Suzanne S. It has been truly a pleasure and a positive experience for us.

Martha, 26 lessons with Suzanne

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