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Susan C.

Award-winning tutor specializing in many subjects/standardized tests

Award-winning tutor specializing in many subjects/standardized tests

$40/hour

  • 44 hours tutoring

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Hello! I have close to thirty years of experience in private and one-on-one tutoring in a variety of settings and subjects. Some of the subjects I tutor are math, pre-algebra, algebra, Biology, English, reading, test prep (ACT, SAT, ASVAB, OGT, HSPT, GRE, to name a few), and study skills. I specialize in learners with dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Asberger's, and autism, but I tutor a wide variety of students of all ages. I am reliable, positive, and flexible, and my students enjoy great results.

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Hello! I have close to thirty years of experience in private and one-on-one tutoring in a variety of settings and subjects. Some of the subjects I tutor are math, pre-algebra, algebra, Biology, English, reading, test prep (ACT, SAT, ASVAB, OGT, HSPT, GRE, to name a few), and study skills. I specialize in learners with dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, Asberger's, and autism, but I tutor a wide variety of students of all ages. I am reliable, positive, and flexible, and my students enjoy great results.

I have a clear state and federal background check. I also have experience in writing, proofreading, editing, and grant-writing.


Education

Kenyon College
Biology
Sonoma State University
EdD
Crisis Prevention Institute
Other

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My teaching credential includes a CLAD emphasis (language acquisition and linguistics).
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Professional proofreader for Fortune 500 law publishing company and for several independent presses. Well-versed and top-rated on oDesk for Chicago Manual of Style proofreading, specializing in organization and editing for sense, grammar, mechanics, and high standards of punctuation, syntax, semantics, and clarity.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have been tutoring common-core subjects grades 6 through 11 for the past three years (as long as it's been in Ohio). I am familiar with Pearson online common-core tutorials, quizzes, and tests. I am also practiced at conventional paper-and-pencil common-core homework, tasks, quizzes, review, and testing materials.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an elementary school (K-8) teaching credential. I have tutored for 30+ years and can teach and review most content in elementary, middle, and high school.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I have taught science to students from first grade to the college level. I have a degree in biology from Kenyon College, and find that even advanced topics such as chemistry, anatomy, physiology, and microbiology can be taught to younger students. If the student is motivated and curious, there is much to be gained by teaching theory and practice in the sciences early.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

Not only do I have a K-8 CA multiple subjects credential, I have home schooled a number of classes up to the second year of high school. I also tutor for assessment and entrance exams and common core, so I know what skills are vital to success during and after homeschooling. I can create curriculum, use online programs, or tailor programs to fit a student's needs.
Phonics,

Phonics

In my teaching credential program at Sonoma State University, I took masters level courses on reading and attended several conferences and workshops on phonics and whole language, as well as conversational pragmatics, linguistics, and reading comprehension. I have a multiple subject teaching credential with an emphasis in language acquisition. I am strong in the areas of mechanics, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary development.
Reading,

Reading

I have a teaching credential with CLAD certification (comprehensive language acquisition and development); Master's level work in reading, decoding, language mechanics, phonemes, and proxemics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

This is an area of real strength in my tutoring. I incorporate study skills and strategies in all subjects that I tutor. No matter the age of the student, study skills that encompass efficient, effective study are a big help. I teach organization, hints for success, test strategies, and time management.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a former editor and proofreader who is well-versed in grammar. I can teach about 25 valuable hints and rules to excel in the ACT English section.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Excellent reading and writing tutor with strong skills in paragraph analysis and dissection for standardized tests. Focus on content and evidence-based reading, time management, efficiency, effective skimming, eliminating answers, and using key-word and look-back strategies.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My teaching credential includes a CLAD emphasis (language acquisition and linguistics).
Literature,

Literature

I am widely read and have tutored middle-school and high-school English, including literature, reading, writing, language arts, literature study, summer reading projects, ACT and SAT English, AP English, grammar, paragraph comprehension, vocabulary, editing, etc. I am proficient in literature through the graduate school level.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Professional proofreader for Fortune 500 law publishing company and for several independent presses. Well-versed and top-rated on oDesk for Chicago Manual of Style proofreading, specializing in organization and editing for sense, grammar, mechanics, and high standards of punctuation, syntax, semantics, and clarity.
Reading,

Reading

I have a teaching credential with CLAD certification (comprehensive language acquisition and development); Master's level work in reading, decoding, language mechanics, phonemes, and proxemics.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading specialist coursework at Master's level, twenty-plus years of tutoring, specialist in reading comprehension, standardized test prep, literature and passage responses, and reading, editing, and writing at all levels.
Writing,

Writing

Since my father was a college English professor, good writing was valued and encouraged at home. I teach writing, grammar, punctuation, and syntax up to the graduate school level. I have proofread several books, written, edited, and published medical articles, and proofread and edited law manuals professionally.
English, Grammar, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

Sociology,

Sociology

I took several sociology courses as prerequisites for my teaching credential. I have a 4.0 GPA in these classes, and one professor said my final paper was worthy of a Master's thesis.
American History, Social Studies

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a specialist in pre-algebra and algebra 1 for both common core and regular curriculums. Expert on solution-based learning for all types of learners; creative problem-solving, test prepreparation (regular, exams, and standardized), managing anxiety, and increasing grades through optimal homework and quiz performance.
Biology,

Biology

Award-winning private tutor who specializes in science, math, English, and test prep. I have a B.A. in Biology from Kenyon College and have taught physiology & anatomy and microbiology to nursing students. I've tutored for high-school honors biology and physiology, as well as the science portion of the ACT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an elementary school (K-8) teaching credential. I have tutored for 30+ years and can teach and review most content in elementary, middle, and high school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My teaching credential includes a CLAD emphasis (language acquisition and linguistics).
Geometry,

Geometry

Highly experienced in geometry, both basic and advanced. Simple helpful strategies, flexible, friendly style. Lots of practice, support, homework help, and test preparation.
Reading,

Reading

I have a teaching credential with CLAD certification (comprehensive language acquisition and development); Master's level work in reading, decoding, language mechanics, phonemes, and proxemics.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading specialist coursework at Master's level, twenty-plus years of tutoring, specialist in reading comprehension, standardized test prep, literature and passage responses, and reading, editing, and writing at all levels.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

This is an area of real strength in my tutoring. I incorporate study skills and strategies in all subjects that I tutor. No matter the age of the student, study skills that encompass efficient, effective study are a big help. I teach organization, hints for success, test strategies, and time management.
Writing,

Writing

Since my father was a college English professor, good writing was valued and encouraged at home. I teach writing, grammar, punctuation, and syntax up to the graduate school level. I have proofread several books, written, edited, and published medical articles, and proofread and edited law manuals professionally.
English, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My teaching credential includes a CLAD emphasis (language acquisition and linguistics).
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a math tutor who specializes in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry. I am well-versed in strategies for standardized testing, especially the ACT.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a specialist in pre-algebra and algebra 1 for both common core and regular curriculums. Expert on solution-based learning for all types of learners; creative problem-solving, test prepreparation (regular, exams, and standardized), managing anxiety, and increasing grades through optimal homework and quiz performance.
Geometry,

Geometry

Highly experienced in geometry, both basic and advanced. Simple helpful strategies, flexible, friendly style. Lots of practice, support, homework help, and test preparation.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a specialist in pre-algebra and algebra 1 for both common core and regular curriculums. Expert on solution-based learning for all types of learners; creative problem-solving, test prepreparation (regular, exams, and standardized), managing anxiety, and increasing grades through optimal homework and quiz performance.
Biology,

Biology

Award-winning private tutor who specializes in science, math, English, and test prep. I have a B.A. in Biology from Kenyon College and have taught physiology & anatomy and microbiology to nursing students. I've tutored for high-school honors biology and physiology, as well as the science portion of the ACT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an elementary school (K-8) teaching credential. I have tutored for 30+ years and can teach and review most content in elementary, middle, and high school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My teaching credential includes a CLAD emphasis (language acquisition and linguistics).
Geometry,

Geometry

Highly experienced in geometry, both basic and advanced. Simple helpful strategies, flexible, friendly style. Lots of practice, support, homework help, and test preparation.
Reading,

Reading

I have a teaching credential with CLAD certification (comprehensive language acquisition and development); Master's level work in reading, decoding, language mechanics, phonemes, and proxemics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

This is an area of real strength in my tutoring. I incorporate study skills and strategies in all subjects that I tutor. No matter the age of the student, study skills that encompass efficient, effective study are a big help. I teach organization, hints for success, test strategies, and time management.
Writing,

Writing

Since my father was a college English professor, good writing was valued and encouraged at home. I teach writing, grammar, punctuation, and syntax up to the graduate school level. I have proofread several books, written, edited, and published medical articles, and proofread and edited law manuals professionally.
English, Prealgebra

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My teaching credential includes a CLAD emphasis (language acquisition and linguistics).
Sociology,

Sociology

I took several sociology courses as prerequisites for my teaching credential. I have a 4.0 GPA in these classes, and one professor said my final paper was worthy of a Master's thesis.
Study Skills

Study Skills

This is an area of real strength in my tutoring. I incorporate study skills and strategies in all subjects that I tutor. No matter the age of the student, study skills that encompass efficient, effective study are a big help. I teach organization, hints for success, test strategies, and time management.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

Extraordinary Science ACT tutor, solid in all aspects of microbiology, anatomy, physiology and other life sciences, cell biology, nursing exams (TEAS) and ASVAB science section.
Biology,

Biology

Award-winning private tutor who specializes in science, math, English, and test prep. I have a B.A. in Biology from Kenyon College and have taught physiology & anatomy and microbiology to nursing students. I've tutored for high-school honors biology and physiology, as well as the science portion of the ACT.
Microbiology,

Microbiology

I taught Microbiology in a nursing program to assist LPNs become RNs for several years. I am well versed in cell biology, microbiology, and related subjects, and have a degree in Biology from Kenyon College.
Physiology,

Physiology

Teacher of anatomy and physiology to augment textbook and learning modules for nursing students to take CLEP exams. My students had the highest pass rates in the agency. I have a degree in Biology from Kenyon College and have tutored AP physiology as well as all of the regular biology courses offered in high school (anatomy, integrated bio, life sciences, comparative physiology, etc.).
Psychology,

Psychology

I have tutored Psychology in high school up to the college level and took Psychology in college. I also took psychology courses in my education post-B.A. studies for my credential.
Sociology,

Sociology

I took several sociology courses as prerequisites for my teaching credential. I have a 4.0 GPA in these classes, and one professor said my final paper was worthy of a Master's thesis.
Anatomy, Physical Science

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have been tutoring children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD for at least twenty years. I received specialized training as a full inclusion special ed. aide in California. I have a k-8 credential with an emphasis in teaching differently abled learners to focus better in the areas of comprehension and using effective language. I also excel at teaching concentration, memorization, and organizational skills.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I have been working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism for over twenty years. I have received training in California and in Ohio at the Cleveland Clinic to help people with autism learn more effectively to develop adaptive social skills. I have assisted people on the autism spectrum in school, at home, and in work settings. I have been an aide, a 1:1, a coach, a teacher, a tutor, a behavior plan developer, an ISP/IEP team member, a staff person in residential care, and a program manager. And I really like people with autism!
Phonics,

Phonics

In my teaching credential program at Sonoma State University, I took masters level courses on reading and attended several conferences and workshops on phonics and whole language, as well as conversational pragmatics, linguistics, and reading comprehension. I have a multiple subject teaching credential with an emphasis in language acquisition. I am strong in the areas of mechanics, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary development.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

My experience with children with special needs began in 1991. I have extensive experience with persons with autism spectrum disorder, in a variety of environments. I worked as a full inclusion tutor for Behavioral Couseling and Research Center in California, one of the first agencies in the state to utilize applied behavior analysis programming. I am quite successful at integrating many types of behvioral techniques with teaching strategies. I work well in the home as well as in schools and in vocational settings. As a tutor, I am a positive, upbeat person who puts the students and parents at ease. Even the most severe behaviors are not a barrier to learning. Parents often remark on my quick results and the steady progress the students make. I hold training certifications in k-8 teaching, Crisis Prevention, and ABA. I have trained staff in the areas of behavioral interventions, task analyses, behavior plans, and documentation. I work well with others and welcome opportunities to further my own education.
Study Skills

Study Skills

This is an area of real strength in my tutoring. I incorporate study skills and strategies in all subjects that I tutor. No matter the age of the student, study skills that encompass efficient, effective study are a big help. I teach organization, hints for success, test strategies, and time management.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a specialist in pre-algebra and algebra 1 for both common core and regular curriculums. Expert on solution-based learning for all types of learners; creative problem-solving, test prepreparation (regular, exams, and standardized), managing anxiety, and increasing grades through optimal homework and quiz performance.
Biology,

Biology

Award-winning private tutor who specializes in science, math, English, and test prep. I have a B.A. in Biology from Kenyon College and have taught physiology & anatomy and microbiology to nursing students. I've tutored for high-school honors biology and physiology, as well as the science portion of the ACT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have an elementary school (K-8) teaching credential. I have tutored for 30+ years and can teach and review most content in elementary, middle, and high school.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

My teaching credential includes a CLAD emphasis (language acquisition and linguistics).
Geometry,

Geometry

Highly experienced in geometry, both basic and advanced. Simple helpful strategies, flexible, friendly style. Lots of practice, support, homework help, and test preparation.
Reading,

Reading

I have a teaching credential with CLAD certification (comprehensive language acquisition and development); Master's level work in reading, decoding, language mechanics, phonemes, and proxemics.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

This is an area of real strength in my tutoring. I incorporate study skills and strategies in all subjects that I tutor. No matter the age of the student, study skills that encompass efficient, effective study are a big help. I teach organization, hints for success, test strategies, and time management.
Writing,

Writing

Since my father was a college English professor, good writing was valued and encouraged at home. I teach writing, grammar, punctuation, and syntax up to the graduate school level. I have proofread several books, written, edited, and published medical articles, and proofread and edited law manuals professionally.
GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am a former editor and proofreader who is well-versed in grammar. I can teach about 25 valuable hints and rules to excel in the ACT English section.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a math tutor who specializes in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry. I am well-versed in strategies for standardized testing, especially the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Excellent reading and writing tutor with strong skills in paragraph analysis and dissection for standardized tests. Focus on content and evidence-based reading, time management, efficiency, effective skimming, eliminating answers, and using key-word and look-back strategies.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

Extraordinary Science ACT tutor, solid in all aspects of microbiology, anatomy, physiology and other life sciences, cell biology, nursing exams (TEAS) and ASVAB science section.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have tutored for the ASVAB for about 12 years. I have the latest practice problems, sample practice tests, and strategies for improving your score, speed, and overall efficiency and accuracy on the test.
CBEST,

CBEST

I passed the CBEST before I got my teaching credential. I scored in a very high percentile.
Common Core,

Common Core

I have been tutoring common-core subjects grades 6 through 11 for the past three years (as long as it's been in Ohio). I am familiar with Pearson online common-core tutorials, quizzes, and tests. I am also practiced at conventional paper-and-pencil common-core homework, tasks, quizzes, review, and testing materials.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have tutored for the ISEE for many years, and my students have a 100% success rate applying successfully to their target schools. I can teach content in all areas on the test, as well as advise on managing time, controlling anxiety, using wise strategies, and moving through the test efficiently.
Praxis,

Praxis

I took the PRAXIS at the end of my credential training in order to receive my teaching credential. I scored in the 99th percentile. That is the top 1%. I have been tutoring students to help them prepare for standardized testing for over ten years.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Reading specialist coursework at Master's level, twenty-plus years of tutoring, specialist in reading comprehension, standardized test prep, literature and passage responses, and reading, editing, and writing at all levels.
TEAS,

TEAS

I am well qualified to help prep for the entry-level skills tested by the TEAS. The areas of concentration (math, science, English, and language) are all areas of strength in my tutoring. These subjects are also on the ACT and SAT, which I have tutored for many years. Additionally, I teach challenge courses to help nursing students earn RNs by earning credit hours by CLEP exams. These exams are much more difficult than the TEAS.
GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing, TOEFL

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