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Over 300 tutoring hours

Sue R.

Commack, NY

$90/hour

SAT and ACT test prep, Skilled and Effective, NYS Certified Teacher

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 130 ratings
Awesome tutor!
— Donna, East Northport, NY on 10/3/13

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About Sue

A highly qualified and experienced educator, I prepare students for the math, reading and writing portions of the SAT and ACT tests. I have enjoyed tutoring and preparing students for their college entrance tests for five years. I am a New York State certified teacher, and I have also spent twenty years in the classroom at different grade levels. I started as an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, but most of my classroom experience has been teaching Middle School and High School Social Studies. I have also taught Adult Education classes.

I am skilled and experienced at tutoring SAT Math, SAT English, SAT Writing, ACT Reading, Writing, Math and Science, Integrated Algebra, Social Studies, Regents Test Prep, ESL for children and adults, and helping students find their voice and become better writers. Because my experience spans various grade levels and different school settings, I have become very flexible with meeting the changing needs of my students. I am a warm and caring teacher with a sense of humor, which helps put students learning something new at ease.

One of the most effective ways I help my students is by presenting comprehensible material that stimulates different learning styles. As a one-to-one tutor, I assess how a student learns best and create lessons that cater to that students' learning modality. All my students experience success.
A highly qualified and experienced educator, I prepare students for the math, reading and writing portions of the SAT and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I won't charge for the first, but will charge for the second last-minute (within the same day as session) cancellation.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Commack, NY 11725
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Awesome tutor!"

- Donna, East Northport, NY on 10/3/13

"Caring, patient, extremely knowledgeable."

- Kathy, Commack, NY on 10/3/15

"Great tutor"

- Renee, Huntington Station, NY on 3/7/15

"Great Fit"

- Wendy, Smithtown, NY on 6/5/14

"excellent tutor"

- Darla, West Babylon, NY on 1/18/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English,
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math, GED, Regents,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

The English portion of the ACT is very grammar-based, with a little bit of rhetorical skills as well. There are rules to follow, and then one must learn and incorporate those rules and practice! I guide students to identify grammatical errors and recognize what the test makers are looking for. All my students improve their English skills.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am NY State Certified in N-6 Education. Documentation is available on request.

ESL/ESOL

I am NYS Certified in TESOL, certified in September 2009. I have experience in teaching and tutoring in ESL.

Phonics

As an elementary teacher, I have used phonics with first and second graders as one of the tools in their repertoire of skills to use in decoding words as they're learning to read. Although phonics doesn't help every student, and beyond second/third grade it is largely ineffective, I believe for some youngsters who are auditory learners it can be immensely helpful. I have many successful phonics lessons and activities to use with students.

Regents

I have been proctoring and preparing students for Regents exams for years. Because I am an ESL teacher, the state requires ESL students be given the option of having a regents in their native language, therefore I have become versed in different Regents subjects. I have prepared students for Global and American History, English, Integrated Algebra and Spanish. I have been a proctor in many other Regents subjects.

SAT Math

With a background in microeconomics and data analysis and over 20 years helping students understand and improve their math skills, I significantly raise ACT and SAT math scores for all my students.

It is not uncommon to have difficulty grasping abstract, analytical concepts needed to master math. In school, teachers have very little time to spend on each concept. Sometimes it seems as if you had just one more day to practice, the math concept would be seared in your mind; you would get it. I will help you practice your problem-solving, reasoning and analytical skills. You can get it.

SAT Writing

As a history teacher and an SAT tutor, I assist students with their writing skills. On the college board exams, not only do students need to write effectively, but they need to assess sentence structure, syntax, grammar, transitions between paragraphs, etc. I give my students lessons that will help them score better on the multiple choice section of the SAT.

Social Studies

As a former Social Studies teacher, I often prepare students for regents in American History and Global History. Although history can be daunting for some, I show students how to "chunk it down," and organize material which makes it easier to study and learn material.

Hofstra University
St. John's University
MEd
Hofstra University
Master's

Education

Hofstra University

St. John's University (MEd)

Hofstra University (Master's)

Awesome tutor! — Sue was a dream to work with, easy to plan sessions and very flexible. As a teacher myself, I appreciate her methods for SAT tutoring. I believe my daughter gained a lot from working with Sue. ...

— Donna, East Northport, NY on 10/3/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $90.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I won't charge for the first, but will charge for the second last-minute (within the same day as session) cancellation.

Travel policy

Sue will travel within 10 miles of Commack, NY 11725.