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Sue S.

Minneapolis, MN

$55/hour

Experienced Language Arts Teacher/Encourage Reluctant Learners!

In-person lessons

$55/Hour


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Universities Missouri then Minnesota
English,Communicatio
University Minnesota
Master's

Education

Universities Missouri then Minnesota (English,Communicatio)

University Minnesota (Master's)

About Sue

My love of all things related to literature, reading, writing and general language arts has been shared with hundreds of students over the past years. I believe that making the effort to know my students and finding the best way to help them understand and, even enjoy, the content area is hugely rewarding! My style is proven, especially with students who have learning disabilities, Aspergers, or who are reluctant learners. My own son had learning disabilities and anxiety as a young child, so I know full well how that can affect progress. I'm quite patient and have a sense of humor. I think learning should be fun whenever possible and my students quickly realize that I'm effective and expect them to work, but always have a genuine interest in them and helping them achieve goals.

For the last 12 years I have taught high school English at a private school for students who struggled academically. These are my favorite students: ones who have anxiety, or low self-esteem, or lack "motivation" to succeed. A specialty for me was students diagnosed on the Autism spectrum, specifically Aspergers.

In addition to teaching high school, Since 2003, I was also an adjunct at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, teaching in the College of Education. I taught both undergrad and graduate classes on the Psychology of Exceptional Learners which dealt with identifying and working with students with disabilities. This was a course required for teachers, social workers and school counselors. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to teach professionals who would work with students.


I have just moved back to Minnesota and want to apply my expertise and experience on a one-to-one basis. You may rely upon me to always give my best effort to my students and be the most encouraging and enthusiastic teacher they meet!

My love of all things related to literature, reading, writing and general language arts has been shared with hundreds of students over the past years. I believe that making the effort to know my students and finding the best way to help them understand and, even enjoy, the content area is hugely rewarding! My style is proven, especially with Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55403
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have spent years administering ACT to students. I have knowledge of subject matter and strategies to succeed at test.

ACT Reading

My content area is English/language arts so I have had years of experience in this area. My particular strength lies in working with reluctant readers!

English

I taught English for 12 years! I have serious experience.

Grammar

Always a tricky item for students! And adults. I have years of experience as a teacher and writer give me expertise here.

Literature

I love literature of all kinds. I taught British Lit, American Lit and my students were often amazed to learn they even liked Shakespeare!

Vocabulary

I am developing a healthy lexicon is vital to learners! I enjoy using various strategies to build on vocabulary with my students.

Universities Missouri then Minnesota
English,Communicatio
University Minnesota
Master's

Education

Universities Missouri then Minnesota (English,Communicatio)

University Minnesota (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sue will travel within 15 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55403.