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Susan B.

Fernandina Beach, FL

$65/hour

Primary through High School Reading, Language Arts, Math

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Coe College
psychologyelementary
St. Joseph College
Master's

Education

Coe College (psychologyelementary)

St. Joseph College (Master's)

About Susan

I retired from teaching in Connecticut in June 2013 after 36 years in the classroom. I was blessed with a career that was a delight. Each day provided new challenges and opportunities and I was fortunate to always enjoy my job. Over the course of those 36 years I taught sixth grade English, fifth grade, and kindergarten. The majority of my time was spent in the sixth grade classroom. The town in which I taught had a separate sixth grade building so all the students were of the same age. It was a unique setting and a true plus for the students' education. Not only was I an English teacher but I was also the homeroom teacher and study skills instructor for my students. This meant I was responsible for assisting during a 45 minute block of time with all subject areas. Spanish, mathematics, science, social studies were all areas that I had to be well versed in to provide for my students. During my teaching career I also did private tutoring. My tutoring students came from all walks of life. I had kindergarten children and adults attempting to achieve their GED. I am a passionate writer so giving feed back on essays for all grade levels was another reason I was called upon for tutoring. I have assisted many seniors in preparing their college essays and also in completion of the application process. I feel confident to say that I am able to tutor math students from primary through algebra 2. My English ability extends through the high school level. I find working one on one exciting. The ability to hone in and focus 100% on a skill for a set period of time is rewarding and success in most cases can be readily seen. I also find it helpful to guide students when they are completing homework. Many parents are working and when they arrive home after a long day they are not happy to face the task of homework monitoring/completion. This is an area where I shine. I believe I can readily motivate and encourage students to attempt work that they might otherwise allow to fall by the wayside. I am not reluctant to work with children with disabilities and have a Masters Degree in Special Education. I currently have started substituting here in Florida and hope that I will have the chance to do one on one tutoring. I retired from teaching in Connecticut in June 2013 after 36 years in the classroom. I was blessed with a career that was a delight. Each day provided new challenges and opportunities and I was fortunate to always enjoy my job. Over the course of those 36 years I taught sixth grade Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Differential Equations, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Hard Of Hearing,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Grammar,
Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have a Masters Degree in Special Education and have taught in the public school setting for 36 years. Over the course of my teaching career I have had students with ADD/ADHD in my classroom. I made sure that the students had preferential seating, word banks, breaks when necessary and any other tools which would enhance their education. I have also worked one on one in tutoring many ADHD students. I examine where their deficient is and then implement ways to compensate for the disability.

Algebra 1

I have worked with a variety of math students over the years. I have experience in this level as well as other areas of math. For 36 years I was a teacher in Connecticut and during that time worked with algebra students.

Algebra 2

I have instructed students in a variety of levels of math. I feel confident that my skills and experience can be beneficial to you. Over the course of my 37 years of teaching, I have worked one on one. I try to see where the student is and evaluate where the strengths and weaknesses are.

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past 36 years I have taught in Glastonbury, Connecticut. I retired in June 2013. I am certified in Connecticut for Nursery School through Grade 8 regular education and I have a Master's Degree in Special Education Kindergarten through 12th Grade.

Elementary Math

Over the past 36 years I have tutored students in a wide range of math classes. Being a sixth grade homeroom teacher it was necessary for me to we well versed in levels from primary through calculus. Students at my school were given the opportunity to excel in mathematics and therefore they could take exams to pass out of a class. I believe visualization is key to comprehending mathematics. I also believe in using manipulative. Being able to apply problem solving to real world situations makes the process easier to comprehend.

English

For 36 years I have taught English. I feel confident in my ability to interpret literature, discuss vocabulary, and assist with grammar. I love creative writing and have tutored many students over the years in this area.

ESL/ESOL

I was a teacher in Connecticut for 36 years. Over the years my classroom was filled with students from a variety of cultures and languages. I am quite comfortable working with students who need assistance learning the English language. I am patient and resourceful.

Grammar

For almost 36 years I have taught sixth grade English. This meant that I instructed my students in grammar and proofread their papers. I tried to make my lessons come alive. Hearing as well as seeing is essential is comprehending the proper usage of words. In order to communicate effectively students must be able to write and speak properly.

Hard Of Hearing

For the past 36 years I have been a teacher in Connecticut. I am certified to teach special education kindergarten through 12th grade. All special education students in the district where I taught are mainstreamed. It was my job to provide an education with modifications for those in need. I have had several hearing impaired students. I wore a special sound device to enhance my voice as well as providing extra notes. I have worked with Down's syndrome, physically handicapped, autistic, dyslexic, and a variety of of other needs. i am not reluctant to instruct anyone with a disability and I am always ready to search for the best approach to making learning a success.

Prealgebra

Over the course of my 36 years of teaching, I have worked with students at a variety of levels of mathematics. Not only have I tutored kindergarten children but I have assisted in preparing high school students for classes in algebra, geometry, and calculus. I believe that one method which is quite effective is applying the problem solving to today's world. It allows the students to see how important the mathematic skills are.

Special Needs

For the past 36 years I have been a teacher in Connecticut. I am certified to teach special education kindergarten through 12th grade. All special education students in the district where I taught are mainstreamed. It was my job to provide an education with modifications for those in need. I have worked with Down's syndrome, physically handicapped, autistic, dyslexic, and a variety of of other needs. i am not reluctant to instruct anyone with a disability and I am always ready to search for the best approach to making learning a success.

Study Skills

Part of my responsibility as a teacher for the past 36 years was to instruct my students in study skills. Many students do not understand the best approach to interpreting and reviewing material. For some students flash cards are a requirement and other students find success with two column note taking. Outlining and learning to select essential information is also a key component to study skills. Over the course of 36 years of teaching I have learned that each student is unique and what works in one situation might not be the answer in another. I feel strongly that my experience has provided me with a strong repertoire of ideas and methods to strength study skills for students.

Coe College
psychologyelementary
St. Joseph College
Master's

Education

Coe College (psychologyelementary)

St. Joseph College (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 20 miles of Fernandina Beach, FL 32034.