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Susan M.

Pana, IL

$40/hour

Writing Professor, Phonics Instructor, Published Author

Background check passed as of 12/1/14

$40/Hour


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Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Journalism
University of Phoenix - Online
MEd

Education

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (Journalism)

University of Phoenix - Online (MEd)

About Susan

With five years' experience as a university writing instructor and eight years working in lower elementary teaching phonics and designing reading interventions, I am comfortable and experienced with all levels of reading and writing. I also spent 10 years writing for newspapers and producing in-house publications, as well as authoring an online column for several years, from which I created an inspirational book.

Learning style plays a big part in the way I approach individual instruction and I tailor my teaching to those specific needs. I encourage my students to read and write on topics about which they are passionate. I want my students to learn to love reading and writing, and strive to make their learning fun and memorable.
With five years' experience as a university writing instructor and eight years working in lower elementary teaching phonics and designing reading interventions, I am comfortable and experienced with all levels of reading and writing. I also spent 10 years writing for newspapers and producing in-house publications, as well as authoring an online Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Pana, IL 62557
Background Check: Passed
English:
Bible Studies,
Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Bible Studies

I have studied the Bible for more than 35 years, coached a Bible bowl team for 10 years and taught Sunday school (preschool-high school) for more than 10 years, as well as several women's Bible study courses. My six years of teaching at a Christian university also have increased my knowledge of scripture and its application.

Handwriting

As a trained reading aide, I worked for eight years in lower elementary helping Kindergarten, first grade and second grade students learn proper letter formation in both D'nealian and block style letters.

I understand how to teach students the proper motions for forming letters, as well as how to correctly hold a pencil. Because D'nealian printing transitions into cursive writing, I am comfortable teaching cursive writing as well.

Phonics

As a trained reading aide, I worked with K-2nd grade students for eight years teaching phonics and reading. I was certified in the Tucker Signing method and learned how to develop personalized interventions according to each student's needs.

I have experience teaching letters and sounds to hundreds of students, many of whom were not able to learn through traditional methods. I believe a child's learning style should be considered in one-on-one tutoring.

Reading

I have eight years' experience creating and carrying out individualized reading interventions for lower elementary students in public schools. I have privately tutored several students in reading and currently teach writing to university students, which I have been doing for six years.

Writing

*Eight years of individualized instruction in lower elementary
*Six years of teaching writing at the university level

*Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English minor
*Master's degree in Education, Curriculum Instruction

*Published author

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Journalism
University of Phoenix - Online
MEd

Education

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale (Journalism)

University of Phoenix - Online (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 40 miles of Pana, IL 62557.