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Susan S.

Elementary, High School and Adult Tutoring & Study Skills

Elementary, High School and Adult Tutoring & Study Skills

$35/hour

  • 217 hours tutoring

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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,...

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.


Education

Governors State University Park Illinois
Communications Disor
Saint Xavier Chicago Illinois
Masters
Governors State University
Masters

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking,

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.
GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Windows,

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.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Public Speaking,

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.
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Common Core,

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.
Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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,

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.
Phonics,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Elementary Math, Reading, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

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.
Public Speaking,

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.
ACT Reading, English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History,

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.
Religion,

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,

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,

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.
Geography, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Handwriting,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, English, Reading, Writing

Other

Religion,

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.
Sociology,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Geography

Science

Sociology,

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.
ACT Science, Anatomy, Geology, Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

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.
Dyslexia,

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.
Phonics,

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.
Special Needs,

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,

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

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.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, GED, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

Common Core,

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.
ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SSAT, TOEFL

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (59 ratings)
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Reviews

Very patient tutor

My Sonia a sixth grader and is home on quarantine and has a hard time with online learning. I reached out to Susan as her credentials stood out as the best match for my son’s needs. She responded quickly and we were scheduled right away for his first lesson. She asked for assignments ahead of time ensuring she was prepared for his lesson. She makes great use of the hour she spends with my son, I feel it is helping him tremendously. He only has a couple of lessons left on quarantine, but I hope to continue to have Susan work with him throughout the remainder of the school year.

Sarah, 4 lessons with Susan

Susan Stewart

Susan is doing so well at understanding the pace and her expectations of homework. Her knowledge goes way beyond the material, therefore she knows the answers to all of the questions asked and recognizes the area or areas where more work needs to be implemented. She has increased the knowledge of her student so much.

Joyce, 20 lessons with Susan

Susan is very valuable to my child's growth in speech!

My child used to hate working on speech and doing lessons but Susan has turned that around completely. He has fun working with her and actually looks forward to the lessons. In just two short months I can see and hear a big difference in my child's speech already. Susan rules!

Eric, 52 lessons with Susan

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Susan has been a great help to my son. My son has an intellectual disability and requires a lot of patience. She has been helping my son with his language skill and my son really enjoys her company. She is well organized and knowledgeable about what she teaches. I highly recommend her!

Ho, 24 lessons with Susan

Patient and knowledgeable and experienced.

She is wonderful teacher and our boy loves having her. We added additional session for Spring Break next week. We might keep her for long period of time. Our 10 yrs old boy wants to improve his reading, writing and speech.

Daniel, 31 lessons with Susan

First session

Hi Susan was great trying to help my daughter with different mathematical methods. My daughter enjoyed the one on one time she had. Can’t chair till future session.

Teresa, 4 lessons with Susan

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, 6 lessons with Susan

Insightful

Figured out what is needed and works towards fixing it! My daughter looks forward to the online sessions. At first she was doubtful, but Susan won her over!

Deborah, 11 lessons with Susan

Excellent

Susan is excellent. Her expertise with Word is so on point. I was taught a wealth of information. Before meeting her, I was user-stupid. She is the reason why I am succeeding in my online courses. I would recommend her to anyone I know.

Ernelle, 2 lessons with Susan
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$35/hour

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$35/hour

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Response time: 5 hours