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Sue C.

For the Love of Words

For the Love of Words

$50/hour

  • 143 hours tutoring

  • Toms River, NJ 08753

About Sue


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For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with words. When I first read Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in 8th grade, I fell in love with language, the manipulation of words as a means to affect an audience. Whether we manipulate language to communicate with one another or to compose a specific piece of writing, we start with words. Through words, we make our entrance into the world; through words, we chronicle our experiences, our ideas, our understanding, and...

For as long as I can remember, I have been in love with words. When I first read Coleridge's poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in 8th grade, I fell in love with language, the manipulation of words as a means to affect an audience. Whether we manipulate language to communicate with one another or to compose a specific piece of writing, we start with words. Through words, we make our entrance into the world; through words, we chronicle our experiences, our ideas, our understanding, and sometimes we even create personal masterpieces.

I received my B.A. in English at New Mexico State University where I also completed my Master of Arts in English. During graduate school there, I worked in the Writing Lab, was an editor for the university literary journal Puerto del Sol, and taught classes as a teaching assistant. I earned my Master of Fine Arts in English at Warren Wilson College with an emphasis in creative writing. For me, though, all writing is creative.

I taught a wide variety of courses at New Mexico State University after receiving my MFA including two remedial English classes at the Dona Ana Community College at NMSU, Effective Communication Skills and General Composition, as well as Freshman Composition, Business Writing, Technical Communication, Writing Across the Humanities, Imaginative Writing, and the Creative Writing/Poetry Workshop, all on the main campus. More recently, I have been teaching English online for Grand Canyon University based in Phoenix, AZ. Again, my teaching experience has been diverse: Academic Writing, Freshman Composition I and II, Advanced Composition, American Literature I and II, and The Short Story I and II.

By helping students learn how to read and write critically, whether it's to strengthen their skills for current classes or to prepare them for college, in the process, they become better critical thinkers, a valuable skill they will use in every area of their lives. Creative writing, too, helps students develop expressive writing strategies which carry over into nearly all forms of academic writing.

I have always encouraged my students to trust their own voices, and my greatest satisfaction comes when they discover they have a voice that is both unique and valid. Through words and our manipulation of them, we all find our voices.

~Sue


Education

New Mexico State University--BA
English
New Mexico State University
Masters
Warren Wilson College Master of Fine Arts
Other

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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I can vividly remember when, as a high school student, I first had to address an audience and how terrified I was. I can also remember when I gave my first undergraduate public reading as part of my application to graduate school. Then, there came the defense of my thesis, followed by another public reading.Finally, as part of completing my MFA degree, I had to teach a class with my peers and my professors in attendance. Many might suppose that I then felt comfortable as I stood before my first class of students. However, it took a little time, a little practice, a lot of preparation, and a keen sense of organization until I gained the confidence to see that my role as a speaker worked in conjunction with my audience. It was after the realization that I had to always keep my audience in mind that I was able to feel comfortable with what I say to say and confident that I could say it.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Please see description for English.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Please see the description for English. Not only do I have a lot of experience proofreading my own work, but one of the ways I view grading students' work is as a master proofreader.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I can vividly remember when, as a high school student, I first had to address an audience and how terrified I was. I can also remember when I gave my first undergraduate public reading as part of my application to graduate school. Then, there came the defense of my thesis, followed by another public reading.Finally, as part of completing my MFA degree, I had to teach a class with my peers and my professors in attendance. Many might suppose that I then felt comfortable as I stood before my first class of students. However, it took a little time, a little practice, a lot of preparation, and a keen sense of organization until I gained the confidence to see that my role as a speaker worked in conjunction with my audience. It was after the realization that I had to always keep my audience in mind that I was able to feel comfortable with what I say to say and confident that I could say it.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Please see description for English.
Reading,

Reading

Please see the description for English. From my own personal experience as a student, I have developed skills to not only help students with reading comprehension but also with reading strategies geared toward studying and those geared toward increasing speed.
Spelling,

Spelling

Please see the description for English. My spelling skills have always been strong and I believe that I can work with any aged student to strengthen this basic skill.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having completed my undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I have learned solid study skills. My teaching experience has also given me many opportunities to help students at various stages of their own education with general and more specific strategies to improve comprehension and retention of textual information.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have taught English Freshman Composition on a remedial level at a community college and taught Freshman Comp, both standard and honors, at the university level. I have also taught a wide variety of other university-level English courses including Business and Professional Communication, Technical Writing, Advanced Composition, Writing Across the Humanities, Imaginative Writing, and Poetry Workshops. I also have experience and am currently teaching university English courses online. My online teaching experience includes Freshman Comp I and II, Advanced Comp, American Lit I and II, and The Short Story.Having also worked in a university Writing Center, I have experience teaching basic grammar and organizational skills.
Grammar,

Grammar

Please see description for English.
Literature,

Literature

Please see the description for English.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Please see the description for English. Not only do I have a lot of experience proofreading my own work, but one of the ways I view grading students' work is as a master proofreader.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I can vividly remember when, as a high school student, I first had to address an audience and how terrified I was. I can also remember when I gave my first undergraduate public reading as part of my application to graduate school. Then, there came the defense of my thesis, followed by another public reading.Finally, as part of completing my MFA degree, I had to teach a class with my peers and my professors in attendance. Many might suppose that I then felt comfortable as I stood before my first class of students. However, it took a little time, a little practice, a lot of preparation, and a keen sense of organization until I gained the confidence to see that my role as a speaker worked in conjunction with my audience. It was after the realization that I had to always keep my audience in mind that I was able to feel comfortable with what I say to say and confident that I could say it.
Reading,

Reading

Please see the description for English. From my own personal experience as a student, I have developed skills to not only help students with reading comprehension but also with reading strategies geared toward studying and those geared toward increasing speed.
Spelling,

Spelling

Please see the description for English. My spelling skills have always been strong and I believe that I can work with any aged student to strengthen this basic skill.
Writing,

Writing

Please see the description for English. Additionally, each of my graduate degrees required a thesis manuscript.
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught English Freshman Composition on a remedial level at a community college and taught Freshman Comp, both standard and honors, at the university level. I have also taught a wide variety of other university-level English courses including Business and Professional Communication, Technical Writing, Advanced Composition, Writing Across the Humanities, Imaginative Writing, and Poetry Workshops. I also have experience and am currently teaching university English courses online. My online teaching experience includes Freshman Comp I and II, Advanced Comp, American Lit I and II, and The Short Story.Having also worked in a university Writing Center, I have experience teaching basic grammar and organizational skills.
Reading,

Reading

Please see the description for English. From my own personal experience as a student, I have developed skills to not only help students with reading comprehension but also with reading strategies geared toward studying and those geared toward increasing speed.
Spelling,

Spelling

Please see the description for English. My spelling skills have always been strong and I believe that I can work with any aged student to strengthen this basic skill.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having completed my undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I have learned solid study skills. My teaching experience has also given me many opportunities to help students at various stages of their own education with general and more specific strategies to improve comprehension and retention of textual information.
Writing,

Writing

Please see the description for English. Additionally, each of my graduate degrees required a thesis manuscript.
SAT Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught English Freshman Composition on a remedial level at a community college and taught Freshman Comp, both standard and honors, at the university level. I have also taught a wide variety of other university-level English courses including Business and Professional Communication, Technical Writing, Advanced Composition, Writing Across the Humanities, Imaginative Writing, and Poetry Workshops. I also have experience and am currently teaching university English courses online. My online teaching experience includes Freshman Comp I and II, Advanced Comp, American Lit I and II, and The Short Story.Having also worked in a university Writing Center, I have experience teaching basic grammar and organizational skills.
Reading,

Reading

Please see the description for English. From my own personal experience as a student, I have developed skills to not only help students with reading comprehension but also with reading strategies geared toward studying and those geared toward increasing speed.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having completed my undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I have learned solid study skills. My teaching experience has also given me many opportunities to help students at various stages of their own education with general and more specific strategies to improve comprehension and retention of textual information.
Writing

Writing

Please see the description for English. Additionally, each of my graduate degrees required a thesis manuscript.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having completed my undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I have learned solid study skills. My teaching experience has also given me many opportunities to help students at various stages of their own education with general and more specific strategies to improve comprehension and retention of textual information.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Having completed my undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I have learned solid study skills. My teaching experience has also given me many opportunities to help students at various stages of their own education with general and more specific strategies to improve comprehension and retention of textual information.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Please see the description for English. From my own personal experience as a student, I have developed skills to not only help students with reading comprehension but also with reading strategies geared toward studying and those geared toward increasing speed.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Having completed my undergraduate and two graduate degrees, I have learned solid study skills. My teaching experience has also given me many opportunities to help students at various stages of their own education with general and more specific strategies to improve comprehension and retention of textual information.
Writing

Writing

Please see the description for English. Additionally, each of my graduate degrees required a thesis manuscript.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

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Great experience with Miss Sue!

I have had a great experience with Miss Sue as my tutor. She is kind and extremely helpful. Miss Sue knows what she is doing and always has great resources and different assignments when she tutors me. I was skeptical about having a tutor because I didn’t think it would do anything to actually help me improve, but I was wrong. Miss Sue is also great for helping out with assignments. I had to do a paper on a book for summer reading and I was having problems with it. Without even reading the book, she was a huge help and made it go by a lot easier. She is an excellent tutor and I am lucky to have found her.

Parker, 7 lessons with Sue

Absolutely Wonderful!!

Sue C. is a wonderful tutor. Sue gave me perfect amount of guidance so that I can write an effective personal statement. Sue asked thought provoking questions to get a better understanding of what I wanted to say and helped me focus on the important parts of the story. Sue helped me to organize my thoughts so that I could be a better writer and ultimately, complete my personal statement. Thank you!

Alene, 2 lessons with Sue

Very warm, kind, and professional.

Sue is very accommodating and very professional. She would find a way on how to help out. She's very calm and warm to students like me. She would not only give techniques, she'll give friendly advice. She's an asset to Wyzant. She also expresses concern to students.

Cherry, 1 lesson with Sue

"Great Tutor"

Sue C. was my tutor for about 8 weeks and tutored me on essay writing. First I like to start out by saying how comfortable I felt with Sue. I learned a lot from Sue, she has great communication skills and was always on time and reliable. We mainly worked on my final essay, but she also had helped with some discussion questions. All the assignments that we work on including my final essay, I got a hundred percent on. My final grade in that class was a 94 %. I know I couldn’t of done it without Sue’s knowledge and support. I recommend her highly and I will definitely use her again in the future.

Denise, 8 lessons with Sue

Fantastic Tutor

We were so happy & pleased to have found Sue to help our son. Sue helped him prepare for his next step in life... college. Not having much experience with writing papers in high school, Sue was able to assess our son, evaluate what type of help he needed, & taught him. My son enjoyed working with Sue, and my husband & I were pleased with what she taught our son, & her follow up with us. Sue is a very pleasant & professional tutor & I would highly recommend her for any other students in the family & our friends' children.

Anne, 13 lessons with Sue

$50/hour

Sue C.

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