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Susan W.

Ann Arbor, MI

$50/hour

Univ. of Michigan language grad, English/ESL teacher & tutor

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univ of michigan
Spanish and Econ
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

univ of michigan (Spanish and Econ)

University of Michigan (Master's)

About Susan

I am an expert in my native English language. I can read it, write it, speak it and teach it in a clear, patient and enjoyable way. I use student materials, student interests and a wide variety of audio resources to promote learning.

My extensive experience makes me uniquely qualified as an outstanding tutor. I am a published author and award - winning speaker in English, my native language. My American English accent is highly desirable, the one required of news broadcasters. Because I speak Spanish and French and have taught students from 5 continents, I know the obstacles faced by students based on their native languages. I have taught ESL or Spanish to students from preschool to graduate school, from professionals to executives. My students and I have fun learning together.

We tap the methods best suited to the student – direct, audio-lingual, structural and other approaches, as well as the internet, audio-visual materials, language books and print media – all aimed at raising the student’s ability to listen, speak, read, write, and feel comfortable using English. The students are inspired to continue and do well. I have successfully taught all ESL subjects: grammar, reading comprehension, writing, pronunciation, conversation, and more. My ESL reading students mastered Shakespeare and my ESL business students created a profitable American business.

Testimonial
About my work in an international language and business institute, the owner wrote this in the catalogue:

Susan W, the instructor, is a marvelously talented English instructor who has shown herself to be a true friend to students and a highly effective teacher. Her classes are characterized by her motivational enthusiasm and creative techniques. Students in her sections are invariably well- prepared for subsequent … levels.”
I am an expert in my native English language. I can read it, write it, speak it and teach it in a clear, patient and enjoyable way. I use student materials, student interests and a wide variety of audio resources to promote learning.

My extensive experience makes me uniquely qualified as an outstanding tutor. I am a published author
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Background Check: Passed
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a University of Michigan graduate (BA and Master's degrees). I have taught all grades as a substitute in public and private elementary schools in Ann Arbor, Saline, and Dexter, Michigan. I am registered/certified with EDUStaff, the company managing substitute placement for all my selected Washtenaw County school districts.

English

I am a University of Michigan Bachelor's and Master's degree graduate. My goal is the success of my students and my experience includes teaching and tutoring ages 4 years to adult. I am a native English speaker and an award winning, published author.

ESL/ESOL

I have University of Michigan BA and Master's degrees. I have taught and tutored all ESL subjects to students from five continents. The subjects include: grammar, conversation, composition, reading, TOEFL, vocabulary, and international business. I created and presented a training program on professional writing for non-native speakers of English. I value watching my students succeed!

Grammar

I am a University of Michigan graduate with BA and Master's degrees. I know, speak, write and teach proper English grammar. My students have included U.S. American school children as well as foreign students from 5 continents. My goal is my students' success.

Handwriting

I am an artist. My handwriting is clear, American-style, and elegant (if needed). I can teach print and cursive and can teach people from other countries (where the style is different) to write clearly in English. I am a University of Michigan graduate (BA and Master's degrees) and I truly enjoy helping my students succeed!

Public Speaking

University of Michigan BA and Master's degrees. I am a graduate of, and former graduate assistant in, the Dale Carnegie Course, often taken by people to learn or improve their public speaking. I am a professional corporate trainer, having worked in public speaking capacities for the Ford Motor Company, Bosch, and other major corporations. I have made public presentations to elected officials, executives and professionals for more than 20 years.

Spanish

I have a BA (Spanish) and Master's degree from the University of Michigan. I entered college with 1/2 year course credit in Spanish. I've taught Spanish in public and private schools, grades K through high school as well as in my city's after school language program. My experience includes Mexico-based corporate business training for several global enterprises as well as Spanish training to international corporate professional staff. In addition, I've enjoyed work as a Spanish dialect coach to actors. I believe strongly in the value of knowing more than one language and I pass this belief to my students so it can strengthen their success.

Spelling

I am a University of Michigan graduate (BA and Master's degrees) and I can spell correctly in English without a spell-checker. I am a youth spelling bee winner. (I still have the dictionary I won.) I know and can teach the rules. Also, because I know at least 2 other languages, I am aware that English spelling is difficult. I can easily empathize with a student! This understanding + spelling knowledge + good teaching technique help my students succeed (and have fun in the process).

Vocabulary

I am a University of Michigan graduate (BA and Master's degrees). My English vocabulary is quite vast, due to reading, being a published writer, knowing two languages in addition to English, and knowing the roots of English vocabulary. I delight in knowing and teaching these things and I wish to pass this delight to my students, for their success.

univ of michigan
Spanish and Econ
University of Michigan
Master's

Education

univ of michigan (Spanish and Econ)

University of Michigan (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 5 miles of Ann Arbor, MI 48105.