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Susan S.

Steger, IL

$30/hour

Elementary, High School and Adult Tutoring & Study Skills

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/16/13
4.8 average from 23 ratings
Reading, Vocabulary and Homework
— Darcella, Richton Park, IL on 2/4/16

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Governors State University Park Illinois
Communications Disor
Saint Xavier Chicago Illinois
Master's
Governors State University
Master's

Education

Governors State University Park Illinois (Communications Disor)

Saint Xavier Chicago Illinois (Master's)

Governors State University (Master's)

About Susan

I have experience in the public school systems as a Teacher, Speech Therapy Assistant and after school tutor that gives me a strong background in spelling, phonics, reading, oral language and study skills. I developed and taught Study Skills for 2nd to 7th grade students at Prairie State College during their Kids at College summer program for 4 years. I also have taught study skills to High School students. I have experience with special needs children. Some of tests that I tutor are: SAT, ACT, GRE, and GED. My experience includes teaching Adult Education Classes and lecturing through local community colleges. I tutored the Wilson method and other multi-sensory approaches. I enjoy working with children and look forward to working with you and your child/children. I have experience in the public school systems as a Teacher, Speech Therapy Assistant and after school tutor that gives me a strong background in spelling, phonics, reading, oral language and study skills. I developed and taught Study Skills for 2nd to 7th grade students at Prairie State College during their Kids at College summer program for 4 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 17 miles of Steger, IL 60475
Background Check: Passed

"Reading, Vocabulary and Homework"

- Darcella, Richton Park, IL on 2/4/16

"Insightful"

- Deborah, Indianapolis, IN on 6/19/15

"Excellent"

- Ernelle, Richton Park, IL on 3/14/14
Math:
Algebra 1, Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, GED, GRE
Science:
ACT Science, Geology, PSAT, Psychology, Sociology
Art:
Drawing, Painting
English:
ACT Reading, English, Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, ACT Science, Common Core,
GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL
Computer:
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
Reading, Speech,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar,
Handwriting,
Homeschool, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Chess

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADHD

I worked with ADD/ADHD students for 12 years in special and regular educational settings. I know how to present materials and understand strategies to help focus the student. I helped to develop behavior plans and adaptation of school work and situations. I worked one-on-one and in groups.

American History

I teach American History through college. I bring a great understanding to 'dusty' history. It need not be painful. I taught Study Skills at Prairie State College (2nd to 7th grades) for 4 years. I have Masters in English and Communication Disorders. I worked in schools for 18 years. I am patient and have many study tips to share.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have 16 years experience working with children who are autistic. I have worked with and developed educational goals for mild to profound autism students. I have Masters degree in Communication Disorders and literature (with minor in children's literature) I worked at SPEED Special Education Co-Op for 8 years and public school setting for 8 years with special education students. Before retiring, I was a Speech Therapist.

Chess

I was the chess coach for a high school team for 3 years. I taught chess to high school students once a week for 3 years. My teams won many awards.

Common Core

I helped present Common Core to Teachers at my former district. I have also held meetings to explain what Common Core is to parent groups. When I tutor, I give my parents a copy of expected areas to be covered by Common Core and what it means to their child. It helps the parents understand how their child is being graded and what is expected at their grade level.

Dyslexia

I have used the multisensory approach in teaching and tutoring students for 8 years. What I have used is based on Orton-Gillingham Approach. I have also prepared & presented workshops on the multisensory learning styles.

Elementary (K-6th)

When a child is struggling I try to find where the gap in their learning occurred. Then we have a starting point. I have much success bringing failing students to achieving good grades. I have taught study skills and reading at Prairie State College in the Kids at College program for 4 years. I have Masters in English Reading & Communication Disorders. I do not tutor languages. Patience is my strong suit. I hope to hear from you soon.

Grammar

I have over 20 years teaching and tutoring various subjects. I have noticed over the years that a lot students are struggling with grammar and general word usage. I have Masters in Communication Disorders and Literature. I taught Study Skills for 4 years at Prairie State College for students 2nd to 7th grades. I look to see where the student is and where they need to be. I am patient and thorough.

Handwriting

I have taught student, both left and right-handed, how to correctly form their letters. I include proper spacing techniques and combining letters into words. I can teach either cursive or printing. My students have been elementary and middle school students and stroke victims.

Microsoft Windows

I taught beginning computers or Computer 101 for adults at Moraine Valley Community College for 4 years. I also taught Microsoft Windows for Senior Seniors at Moraine Valley Community College. I use Microsoft windows daily.

Phonics

I have a BHS degree in Communication disorders and 30 hours at the graduate level. The course work is very strong in phonics. I worked in the a special education Co-Op and public school system for 12 years as a Speech Assistant.

Public Speaking

I have spoken in public for various reasons. I have taught adult students in the community college arena. I also lectured to parents and professionals through Prairie State College. I also lectured on various subjects at local libraries.

Religion

I have taken various comparative religion classes in college and seminars. I am very familiar with many different Christian religions, Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist, various Native American religions and others. I do not try to convert to any religions. I also can add an historic aspect.

Social Studies

I taught Social Studies for 2 years. I have planned, overseen, and helped teach a series of social studies programs for a local library for the summer. I studied social sciences in college.

Sociology

I took Sociology classes in college and during my 18 years in education I attended many seminars and presentations. I am very interested in research and studies. In graduate school, I conducted a sociology research survey for my thesis. I would divide the field into manageable sections or follow the student's syllabus.

Special Needs

I have a Masters degree in Communication Disorders and English. I worked 8 years at a special education co-op and 6 years in the Special Education department at a local school district. Part of my duties were adaptations . I am very familiar with IEP's. My ideal range is moderate to mild. I will work with you and child to help them to achieve their goals.

Speech

I have extensive experience preparing and presenting various topics in a public speaking forum. I have a degree in Speech Disorders that included public speaking, presenting research, and leading meetings. I have taught adults at various Community Colleges in my area. I also lectured to parents and professionals at presentations on child development for Good Shepherd through Prairie State College. I have helped students prepare when making presentations to their classes.

Study Skills

I have a BHS Degree plus 50 hours in English and Communication Disorders. I taught Study Skills at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights Illinois for their Kids at College summer program for 4 years. The Classes included students from 2nd to 7th grades. I developed the curriculum used for the sessions.

Governors State University Park Illinois
Communications Disor
Saint Xavier Chicago Illinois
Master's
Governors State University
Master's

Education

Governors State University Park Illinois (Communications Disor)

Saint Xavier Chicago Illinois (Master's)

Governors State University (Master's)

Reading, Vocabulary and Homework

Susan, tutors my 10 years son who's in the 6th grade. Although, we have have only been working with Susan for a week. The future is looking very promising. My son and I look forward to going to his tutoring section. She's very patient, pleasant and knowledgeable.

— Darcella, Richton Park, IL on 2/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 17 miles of Steger, IL 60475.