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Susan P.

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I'm great at analyzing what you do and don't understand!
I'm great at analyzing what you do and don't understand!
Susan P.

1,773 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,773 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Susan


Bio

I have been a math teacher and English teacher since 1995, focusing on math. I have tutored students individually throughout that time. I believe each person constructs meaning out of the world and individual discussion helps people make sense of what they see and experience. I decided to focus on teaching math because I have also struggled with math in the past and so understand what kinds of trouble other people might experience, and because it is so essential in our modern world to...

I have been a math teacher and English teacher since 1995, focusing on math. I have tutored students individually throughout that time. I believe each person constructs meaning out of the world and individual discussion helps people make sense of what they see and experience. I decided to focus on teaching math because I have also struggled with math in the past and so understand what kinds of trouble other people might experience, and because it is so essential in our modern world to understand graphs and statistics.

I have worked with middle and high school students as a classroom teacher, a tutor and doing SAT Prep. I have also done tutoring work in calculus with not only high school students, but also college students.

I am most talented in individually analyzing why someone is struggling in a particular area and finding ways to change and expand their understanding. I have worked with both advanced and struggling students and have helped them all.

In recent years, I have spent huge amounts of time analyzing the new Common Core Regents Exams and requirements. My students have made huge progress in passing the Algebra I Regents. I can predict a number of topics that are likely to show up and the format in which they will appear and share that information with you. I have also analyzed the newer Geometry and Algebra II Exams, but since they are so new, I have fewer results to back up my understanding.

I love teaching especially in the individual situations of a tutoring experience and I know that I can help you understand math better and succeed in both class and on any exams you may need to take. I can't wait to get to know you and your needs and help you succeed. Let me know what you're interested in and what your schedule is.


Education

B.A., Oberlin College
English
The New School for Social Research
Masters
Hunter College
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $72
  • Rate details: I can negotiate my rate depending on how many times a week we meet, how long we meet, and how far I must travel to see you.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I have worked with students for several years on all parts of the exam, though I am particularly good at working on basic math skills so they stick.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have written and edited speeches for students, principals, and even a politician! I am particularly good at helping tighten up writing. I am an excellent public speaker myself and know tips to make the experience and result significantly better. I regularly taught speech giving as a classroom teacher for twenty years.

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I was a high school teacher and Advisor for 20 years, and during that time I worked with students to edit their papers for school and also their college application essays. I am very familiar with MLA, Chicago and AP Style, and have recently started working in APA Style as well.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have written and edited speeches for students, principals, and even a politician! I am particularly good at helping tighten up writing. I am an excellent public speaker myself and know tips to make the experience and result significantly better. I regularly taught speech giving as a classroom teacher for twenty years.
Statistics

Statistics

I was a high school teacher for twenty years and have worked with numerous students in both college and high school on introductory level statistics classes. I am great at anticipating why something may be confusing and I know how to break the ideas down so that they make sense.

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

I have spent the last five years understanding the Common Core curriculum in New York State, including analyzing both the exam itself and the individual test results at my school. I can predict many of the topics and questions likely to be on the Algebra I Exam and should be able to do the same with Geometry and Algebra II once there are more examples of the tests available. I have developed individual curriculum and problems for students to address Common Core topics and improved the pass rate at my school by 40% the first year I joined the faculty. The rate continued to improve every year I worked there though not as dramatically.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My licenses for teaching are in high school and middle school, so I am qualified to teach students as young as 4th grade (two years below license). I have also worked as a tutor with elementary students of all ages. I studied the entire Common Core curriculum to understand the learning arc for my older students, but that means I also know what the younger students are doing.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

While my training is for middle and high school students, I am well-versed in New York State Common Core curriculum and I have worked with children from 8 years and up as a tutor. I understand how to help children build good math habits as well as understand concepts.
Reading,

Reading

Over the course of my teaching career, I have worked with all sorts of learners to improve their reading level, and often develop an interest in reading. Since I am also a math teacher, I know how to teach reading and writing about mathematics as well.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

When I worked in the classroom, I was also a student advisor and coach, helping my students organize themselves and their materials as well as understand the material. I have some training in the area from workshops and lots of experience. I have continued working on organizational skills with students as a tutor as well as academic subjects. I have extensive experience working with students with special executive functioning needs.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Oberlin College. I am a licensed English teacher. I love reading and writing and am good at both, so I enjoy helping other people with both small and large writing projects. Since I have a broad range of interests and knowledge, I am good at helping write papers in other fields as well as literary papers or creative writing. I am a good editor and am particularly familiar with MLA style.
Literature,

Literature

I have a bachelor's degree from Oberlin College where I majored in English Literature and edited the poetry magazine. I am a fluent writer and editor. I am also good at helping people think through ideas and write a thesis. I am also a licensed high school English teachers and have designed my own course content for both literature and writing classes.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I was a high school teacher and Advisor for 20 years, and during that time I worked with students to edit their papers for school and also their college application essays. I am very familiar with MLA, Chicago and AP Style, and have recently started working in APA Style as well.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have written and edited speeches for students, principals, and even a politician! I am particularly good at helping tighten up writing. I am an excellent public speaker myself and know tips to make the experience and result significantly better. I regularly taught speech giving as a classroom teacher for twenty years.
Reading,

Reading

Over the course of my teaching career, I have worked with all sorts of learners to improve their reading level, and often develop an interest in reading. Since I am also a math teacher, I know how to teach reading and writing about mathematics as well.
Writing,

Writing

I am a licensed English teacher and graduate of Oberlin College, with a major in English Literature. I have worked for many years in a tutoring capacity with high school students on college essays and on essays for other classes. In addition, I have worked with many college students to both organize and edit their papers.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school algebra in many contexts for 20 years. I am well versed in the Common Core standards and have greatly improved the Regents scores of my students. I have also worked with students on portfolio assessment in math and know how to build Algebra I topics into the kind of understanding needed for math papers and presentations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been a high school math teacher for almost 20 years. I am familiar with the Common Core standards and the new Regents Exam as well as more traditional curriculum. I have worked with high school students to prepare them for the CUNY placement exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught high school math for almost 20 years, including the equivalent of calculus I. I have a thorough understanding of Calculus I, II and III and can help with select advanced topics.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My licenses for teaching are in high school and middle school, so I am qualified to teach students as young as 4th grade (two years below license). I have also worked as a tutor with elementary students of all ages. I studied the entire Common Core curriculum to understand the learning arc for my older students, but that means I also know what the younger students are doing.
English,

English

I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Oberlin College. I am a licensed English teacher. I love reading and writing and am good at both, so I enjoy helping other people with both small and large writing projects. Since I have a broad range of interests and knowledge, I am good at helping write papers in other fields as well as literary papers or creative writing. I am a good editor and am particularly familiar with MLA style.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught high school math for almost twenty years. I have worked with students to prepare for the Common Core Geometry Exam.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have worked as a high school math teacher for 20 years. I am very familiar with the expectations for both middle school and high school math. In addition, I have regularly created problems and experiences for students in response to questions in class and the changing expectations for Common Core over the last few years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was a high school teacher for twenty years. I know what concepts are important and which aren’t and I can make really difficult things seem much easier.
Reading,

Reading

Over the course of my teaching career, I have worked with all sorts of learners to improve their reading level, and often develop an interest in reading. Since I am also a math teacher, I know how to teach reading and writing about mathematics as well.
Statistics,

Statistics

I was a high school teacher for twenty years and have worked with numerous students in both college and high school on introductory level statistics classes. I am great at anticipating why something may be confusing and I know how to break the ideas down so that they make sense.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

When I worked in the classroom, I was also a student advisor and coach, helping my students organize themselves and their materials as well as understand the material. I have some training in the area from workshops and lots of experience. I have continued working on organizational skills with students as a tutor as well as academic subjects. I have extensive experience working with students with special executive functioning needs.
Writing

Writing

I am a licensed English teacher and graduate of Oberlin College, with a major in English Literature. I have worked for many years in a tutoring capacity with high school students on college essays and on essays for other classes. In addition, I have worked with many college students to both organize and edit their papers.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have worked successfully with many students on the ACT over my last three years as a tutor. I am familiar with the exam and the types of questions they are likely to ask. My specialty is math, but I can help with all sections of the exam.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school algebra in many contexts for 20 years. I am well versed in the Common Core standards and have greatly improved the Regents scores of my students. I have also worked with students on portfolio assessment in math and know how to build Algebra I topics into the kind of understanding needed for math papers and presentations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been a high school math teacher for almost 20 years. I am familiar with the Common Core standards and the new Regents Exam as well as more traditional curriculum. I have worked with high school students to prepare them for the CUNY placement exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught high school math for almost 20 years, including the equivalent of calculus I. I have a thorough understanding of Calculus I, II and III and can help with select advanced topics.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught high school math for almost twenty years. I have worked with students to prepare for the Common Core Geometry Exam.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have worked as a high school math teacher for 20 years. I am very familiar with the expectations for both middle school and high school math. In addition, I have regularly created problems and experiences for students in response to questions in class and the changing expectations for Common Core over the last few years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was a high school teacher for twenty years. I know what concepts are important and which aren’t and I can make really difficult things seem much easier.
Statistics,

Statistics

I was a high school teacher for twenty years and have worked with numerous students in both college and high school on introductory level statistics classes. I am great at anticipating why something may be confusing and I know how to break the ideas down so that they make sense.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I was a high school teacher for twenty years. Trig is my specialty. I can show you why this strange area of math makes sense so you don’t need to memorize unclear concepts.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school algebra in many contexts for 20 years. I am well versed in the Common Core standards and have greatly improved the Regents scores of my students. I have also worked with students on portfolio assessment in math and know how to build Algebra I topics into the kind of understanding needed for math papers and presentations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been a high school math teacher for almost 20 years. I am familiar with the Common Core standards and the new Regents Exam as well as more traditional curriculum. I have worked with high school students to prepare them for the CUNY placement exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught high school math for almost 20 years, including the equivalent of calculus I. I have a thorough understanding of Calculus I, II and III and can help with select advanced topics.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My licenses for teaching are in high school and middle school, so I am qualified to teach students as young as 4th grade (two years below license). I have also worked as a tutor with elementary students of all ages. I studied the entire Common Core curriculum to understand the learning arc for my older students, but that means I also know what the younger students are doing.
English,

English

I have a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Oberlin College. I am a licensed English teacher. I love reading and writing and am good at both, so I enjoy helping other people with both small and large writing projects. Since I have a broad range of interests and knowledge, I am good at helping write papers in other fields as well as literary papers or creative writing. I am a good editor and am particularly familiar with MLA style.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught high school math for almost twenty years. I have worked with students to prepare for the Common Core Geometry Exam.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have worked as a high school math teacher for 20 years. I am very familiar with the expectations for both middle school and high school math. In addition, I have regularly created problems and experiences for students in response to questions in class and the changing expectations for Common Core over the last few years.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I was a high school teacher for twenty years. I know what concepts are important and which aren’t and I can make really difficult things seem much easier.
Reading,

Reading

Over the course of my teaching career, I have worked with all sorts of learners to improve their reading level, and often develop an interest in reading. Since I am also a math teacher, I know how to teach reading and writing about mathematics as well.
Statistics,

Statistics

I was a high school teacher for twenty years and have worked with numerous students in both college and high school on introductory level statistics classes. I am great at anticipating why something may be confusing and I know how to break the ideas down so that they make sense.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

When I worked in the classroom, I was also a student advisor and coach, helping my students organize themselves and their materials as well as understand the material. I have some training in the area from workshops and lots of experience. I have continued working on organizational skills with students as a tutor as well as academic subjects. I have extensive experience working with students with special executive functioning needs.
Writing

Writing

I am a licensed English teacher and graduate of Oberlin College, with a major in English Literature. I have worked for many years in a tutoring capacity with high school students on college essays and on essays for other classes. In addition, I have worked with many college students to both organize and edit their papers.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

When I worked in the classroom, I was also a student advisor and coach, helping my students organize themselves and their materials as well as understand the material. I have some training in the area from workshops and lots of experience. I have continued working on organizational skills with students as a tutor as well as academic subjects. I have extensive experience working with students with special executive functioning needs.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

When I worked in the classroom, I was also a student advisor and coach, helping my students organize themselves and their materials as well as understand the material. I have some training in the area from workshops and lots of experience. I have continued working on organizational skills with students as a tutor as well as academic subjects. I have extensive experience working with students with special executive functioning needs.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught high school algebra in many contexts for 20 years. I am well versed in the Common Core standards and have greatly improved the Regents scores of my students. I have also worked with students on portfolio assessment in math and know how to build Algebra I topics into the kind of understanding needed for math papers and presentations.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been a high school math teacher for almost 20 years. I am familiar with the Common Core standards and the new Regents Exam as well as more traditional curriculum. I have worked with high school students to prepare them for the CUNY placement exam.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have taught high school math for almost 20 years, including the equivalent of calculus I. I have a thorough understanding of Calculus I, II and III and can help with select advanced topics.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

My licenses for teaching are in high school and middle school, so I am qualified to teach students as young as 4th grade (two years below license). I have also worked as a tutor with elementary students of all ages. I studied the entire Common Core curriculum to understand the learning arc for my older students, but that means I also know what the younger students are doing.
GED,

GED

I have worked with many people on the GED over the years. I can help with both sections and I am particularly good at helping break down exactly why you are struggling with a math concept.
Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught high school math for almost twenty years. I have worked with students to prepare for the Common Core Geometry Exam.
Reading,

Reading

Over the course of my teaching career, I have worked with all sorts of learners to improve their reading level, and often develop an interest in reading. Since I am also a math teacher, I know how to teach reading and writing about mathematics as well.
Statistics,

Statistics

I was a high school teacher for twenty years and have worked with numerous students in both college and high school on introductory level statistics classes. I am great at anticipating why something may be confusing and I know how to break the ideas down so that they make sense.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

When I worked in the classroom, I was also a student advisor and coach, helping my students organize themselves and their materials as well as understand the material. I have some training in the area from workshops and lots of experience. I have continued working on organizational skills with students as a tutor as well as academic subjects. I have extensive experience working with students with special executive functioning needs.
Writing

Writing

I am a licensed English teacher and graduate of Oberlin College, with a major in English Literature. I have worked for many years in a tutoring capacity with high school students on college essays and on essays for other classes. In addition, I have worked with many college students to both organize and edit their papers.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

I have worked with 5 students on the Accuplacer Exam and they have all passed it and then gone on to become successful college students. I am a licensed teacher in both English and math so I can help with all parts of the exam. Three of the five students I worked with on the Accuplacer were special needs students. I am particularly good at helping students identify and practice the skills that are most likely to help them pass.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have worked successfully with many students on the ACT over my last three years as a tutor. I am familiar with the exam and the types of questions they are likely to ask. My specialty is math, but I can help with all sections of the exam.
Common Core,

Common Core

I have spent the last five years understanding the Common Core curriculum in New York State, including analyzing both the exam itself and the individual test results at my school. I can predict many of the topics and questions likely to be on the Algebra I Exam and should be able to do the same with Geometry and Algebra II once there are more examples of the tests available. I have developed individual curriculum and problems for students to address Common Core topics and improved the pass rate at my school by 40% the first year I joined the faculty. The rate continued to improve every year I worked there though not as dramatically.
GED,

GED

I have worked with many people on the GED over the years. I can help with both sections and I am particularly good at helping break down exactly why you are struggling with a math concept.
GRE,

GRE

I have worked with students for several years on all parts of the exam, though I am particularly good at working on basic math skills so they stick.
Regents

Regents

I have taught in New York as a Regents teacher for my entire career. At my last school. I turned the pass rate for Regents from 11% to 54% in the first year and continued to grow the pass rate each subsequent year. I know what is on the exam, how questions are asked and the likely common errors due to the research we did on student scores at my previous schools. I gave a presentation on the Regents Exam to a group of other education professionals. While I am best at math, I am comfortable with English, all Social Studies exams, Biology and Earth Science.

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Ratings and Reviews


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Flexible schedule, patient, and amazing tutor!

Susan is wonderful at teaching different strategies for solving any problem. I struggle with trigonometry and have improved already after one lesson! She checks to make sure you understand what’s going on before moving on to next step. She also supplied me with extra material for practice!! She’s really the best.

Sara, 12 lessons with Susan

Awesome teacher!

Susan has been wonderful to work with. SO thankful to have her on board helping my son with the geometry regents exam. She’s kind, thorough, patient and does a great job explaining each problem. This has been a great experience so far, thank you Susan!

Shawna, 5 lessons with Susan

Great start

Very good impression after first session. Susan is excellent in identifying and targeting knowledge gaps and staying very focused on the task, utilizing every minute of the session. Highly recommended.

Yulia, 5 lessons with Susan

Knowledgeable, patient and engaging tutor.

Susan was so great at creating an engaging tutoring session and asking questions along the way to ensure comprehension. She was helping my daughter with algebra 2 honors math and did a fantastic job in finding practice questions, resources and also reviewing the teacher's current lesson plan.

Shanaz, 13 lessons with Susan

Knowledgable and fun tutor.

Excellent tutor. My daughter really enjoys learning with her. Clearly very experienced, and knows how to give over the material in a varied and interesting way. Highly recommend.

Judy, 1 lesson with Susan

Knowledgeable and

Susan worked on bolstering weaknesses with pre algebra and fractions. My daughter really enjoyed working with her and got a lot out of the session! She will work with her again for sure.

Jennifer, 3 lessons with Susan

Great Teacher

Susan helped me mold my college essay from good to excellent. She made me feel very comfortable when talking to her and was very informative. We added more detail to my essay and I know with her help my essay will be impeccable.

Courtney , 1 lesson with Susan

Patient and easygoing

Connected well with my kid and walked them through an SHSAT test, focusing on techniques and concepts for math and English. Very pleased, and my kid is eager to have more classes.

Aisha, 8 lessons with Susan

Fantastic! Knowledgeable! Friendly!

Working with Susan was great! She is prepping my daughters for the upcoming Algebra 1 Regents. After one session my children already feel confident that they will pass their upcoming exams due to Susan’s help!

Amy, 2 lessons with Susan
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