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Over 700 tutoring hours

Susan K.

Newton Upper Falls, MA

$40/hour

Success In English for International Adults

Background check passed as of 12/6/13
5.0 average from 291 ratings
A patient tutor.
— Tapani, Medford, MA on 9/25/13

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Cornell University
Human Development
Simmons College
Master's
Boston University
MEd

Education

Cornell University (Human Development)

Simmons College (Master's)

Boston University (MEd)

About Susan

Welcome! Thank you for checking in. My name is Susan and I have been a language teacher for over 30 years. My experience includes both public and private higher education. At this time, my teaching focus is helping international adults achieve their goals. I offer conversation and accent reduction, business English for international commerce, medical English for those seeking jobs in medical fields. In addition, I teach speech and writing for adults who hope to publish in professional journals or present at a professional conference. For each student, I am committed to providing the instruction and encouragement you need to experience success in our English speaking world. Your accomplishments are my joy! Welcome! Thank you for checking in. My name is Susan and I have been a language teacher for over 30 years. My experience includes both public and private higher education. At this time, my teaching focus is helping international adults achieve their goals. I offer conversation and accent Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
Background Check: Passed

"A patient tutor."

- Tapani, Medford, MA on 9/25/13

"Great and Patient"

- Chi, New York, NY on 11/8/13
Test Preparation:
GRE, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

My work as an English teacher is directed toward meeting the needs of international adults. I am able to help with all aspects of language learning. I welcome an opportunity to evaluate a student's needs and develop an instruction plan that will be helpful!

ESL/ESOL

I've been teaching ESL/ESOL for over 30 years and have expertise assisting adult students in all areas of language learning. My purpose is always to help students experience success and self-confidence in the USA!

Grammar

I am able to support and teach every grammar level from beginner to advanced-proficiency. Please note, although I love children, my expertise is in teaching adult learners! Thank you.

Literature

Reading literature is a wonderful way to expand your English skills. Experience the rich story telling of the English written word. Improve your language and deepen your insight!

Proofreading

I help students revise and proofread written work for academic and professional purposes. I spot errors in grammar and usage quickly and make corrections with as little alteration as possible. If your writing is highly technical or specific to your discipline, we will dialogue to find the best way to express your meaning. The goal of our proofreading efforts will always be your success!

Public Speaking

As part of working with International adults on writing, vocabulary, accent reduction and clear speech, I have helped students prepare and practice for interviews, research presentation at professional conferences, and product presentation at international corporations. The students with whom I've worked are international professionals working in the sciences, medicine, law, and business.

Reading

As a college instructor, I have taught students who needed to improve their reading skills. Reading seems one of the most challenging skill areas for an adult. However, assessment, practice of helpful strategies and finding pertinent reading materials have been helpful to students. They have experienced success and increased their self esteem as readers. I would be happy to provide reading support to WyzAnt students!

Speech

As an ESL/ESOL teacher I have dedicated years to helping international students reduce their accent when speaking English and to improving the quality of their speech. Business, academic, scientific presentations can all be practiced and polished to great effect. Skills can be developed for carrying on casual conversation with self-confidence and friendship!

TOEFL

There are many ways to practice for the TOEFL-IBT. Having an experienced coach can polish your performance and raise your score. I am ready to help you assess your needs and focus your efforts. So important in exam preparation is your own self-assurance and calm. Working together we can help you achieve confidence and reach your goals!

Vocabulary

Through reading and conversation together we can build and enhance your vocabulary. If you have a specific area on which you wish to concentrate-business, medicine, psychology, media, any and all can be our focus.

Writing

Adults have many reasons for writing, using both formal and casual English. Together we'll identify aspects of writing you'd like to improve and we'll make our focus your development as a writer of English. Success and self-confidence are within your reach!

Cornell University
Human Development
Simmons College
Master's
Boston University
MEd

Education

Cornell University (Human Development)

Simmons College (Master's)

Boston University (MEd)

A patient tutor. — I have had good results with Susan. We use poetry and kid books for variety and they are great fun to read while practicing my trouble spots in pronunciation. I am looking forward to my next lesson! ...

— Tapani, Medford, MA on 9/25/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 0 miles of Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464.