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Penn State University (BS in Secondary Education) (English, Speech, ESL)
Emerson College (MA in Communication/Speech) (Master's)
Old Dominion University (Currently PhD student) (Enrolled)
When students work with me, they look forward to our sessions. Whether learning English as a second language (ESL), writing, grammar, literature, public speaking, or business English - it can be fun.
I have 20+ years experience from high school through graduate school and adult learners. My work has taken me to China as a Foreign Expert, Turkey with the State Department, and Bhutan, working for the Royal University. I have taught teens with medical obstacles; business professionals in finance, IT, flower shops, performance fields, etc. I have presented seminars for government and military groups, introduced refugees to American culture; and help countless people rehearse for interviews.. Recently, my Instructor's Manual for a top accent reduction text was published.
I edit and organize other people's writing, too: College applications, thesis work, tech documents. Several med school and other graduate/professional students have worked with me to create clean, balanced submissions.
Each client is unique and is treated that way. Your goals are obtainable. Step by step, with a plan. I truly love what I do.
I am an accent reduction specialist. Many people teach English/ESL. I will teach you how to move your mouth, what repeated errors you are making, and why (culturally and physically) these tiny mispronunciations happen - making it easier for you to understand and correct. When students work with me, they look forward to our sessions. Whether learning English as a second language (ESL), … Read more
Negotiable for editing, groups, military, session location, etc. Saturday and sessions before 9:30 am are available with special arrangements. The latest appointment is generally 6-8 pm.
Suzie is so open, creative, sympathetic, and charming, that I can't say she's just a tutor - this lady is so much more than that! You will be thrilled with the fast improvement of your speech and writing. During the very first session Suzie understands your personal needs, prepares an individual plan, and highlights the complications standing on the way to your goals. I personally notice the progress right after the first lesson!
Taking about professional skills, please, don't forget about how much easier it is to learn something in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Suzie makes me feel strong, smart, and able to manage any task I want, so the time which I spend with her feels like a desired rest.
Suzie is much more than you could even dream about! I want to thank her for all her patience, warmth, and professionalism. Suzie, you're the best!
Suzie is the best English tutor I have ever had. She is exceptionally well-prepared, very engaged from 1st to very last minute of the lesson and at the same time full of positive energy and motivating support.
I was waiting with writing a review to check if it's not only the first impression. Now I'm after 10 meetings and even more impressed with each. Always looking forward my next lesson with her.
Suzie is an excellent teacher, especially for oral English skills. I have been working with her for a few months and I am very happy with the results. I have focused on oral English, and pronunciation in particular. Suzie has a real talent to detect all the mistakes I make and to correct my enunciation. Unlike other teachers, she has a great experience in teaching and this has a huge impact on how much I learn and how fast I improve my communication abilities. I highly recommend her for anyone who wishes to improve his English skills.
Suzie is a sweet teacher, not only she has great patience but also her teaching is so much fun! I am making progress with her help. Definitely I will have her classes more!
Two thumbs up! If you're looking to improve your English..., Suzie is the perfect tutor. She is not only very patient but experienced in teaching students with foreign accent. She tirelessly pin points my problem and helps me to improve my fluency. It's not easy but she guided me through step by step, I'm amazed with the improvement I made in just a few sessions. She also helped me to sharpen my writing skills in a professional manner. The return certainly is worth the investment I put in.
Suzie is an amazing tutor and she has a very wide range knowledge to help any type of student who wants to improve their English. I have been working with Suzie for 3 months in ESL. She is good with students of all levels. She always points out many details that I never paid attention to before. Now I am speaking with a lot more confidence. I also understand how to write a good resume and cover letter, and she taught me a lot of interview skills, which I appreciate a lot. I am very lucky to have a wonderful private tutor and I am very thankful for her help.
I am hard-of-hearing and always struggling with my pronunciation. I have worked with many oral teachers before, but not many of them know how to teach pronunciation as well as Suzie. Suzie is very patient and warm. With her, I saw the hope of speaking the correct English!
I highly recommend Suzie to other people, especially those who are hard-of-hearing, you won't regret it!
Tips: Make her coffee and give her chocolates!
Language issues can be subtle. One may wonder why he speaks English well but does sound "American," and how a seemingly "clear" written sentence is actually ambiguous. Suzie has helped me solve these problems. Efficient and enjoyable!
I have Suzie as my tutor to help me reduce my Chinese accent. So far, I have had three classes with her. She is very professional and helpful. She pointed out the letters and syllables I have problems with and taught me how to move my lips and tongue to make the right pronunciation.
She is also very patient in that she practiced with me multiple times to correct my pronunciation. Moreover, she helped me with my writing and gave me lots of good advice about how to write like a native speaker. I'm happy with having Suzie as my tutor.
Suzie is a great tutor. She is full of energy and really enjoys teaching. She is really good with picking up flaws in my speech and correcting them. She also helps me to write more precisely and structurally. You can learn a lot about American culture from her as well. A+ in my book.
Suzie's English course is exactly what I need. I believe she's the best teacher for students who want to enhance his/her communication skills and pronunciation. Thanks Suzie for giving me the opportunity to learn English. Learning English is interesting because of Suzie.
Suzie is a wonderful tutor, very professional and committed to help me reduce my accent. I was afraid of writing and Suzie helped me face my fear. I am writing with a lot more confidence. I also understand the importance of being clear and precise with each sentence that I write for my work.
She listens patiently to identify the words and sounds that I need help the most. I am very grateful for her help.
I met Suzie when I had to submit my Statement of Purpose to MFA Graduate school. She was very cooperative with my tight deadline and even worked with me on weekends.
Suzie helped improve my statement dramatically. Not only did she work on grammar and structure side of the essay, she was also very keen to my ideas and helped express them. It was a true pleasure working with Susie; shall I need another essay I will definitely come back to her.
I feel very much improved after my sessions with
Suzie. She is very helpful and patient,and she makes me feel more comfortable with my speaking and pronunciation. I understand things much better now.
I have been studying with Suzie for seven weeks. She is the most friendly tutor I have ever met. She is not only helping me to improve my English but also teaches me the American culture. Other than being a great storyteller, she is an artist. I hope to write more about her by using my improved writing skills in coming years. To be continued.
Meeting Suzie is one of the biggest fortunes in this year. She is the exact tutor I was looking for. She is so positive and always has so many inspiring experiences so I personally like her as a person too. Her lesson is not boring but really fun. She treats her students as her friends rather than just her students. That is the best part of being her student. If you are in art or design field (especially fashion), I will strongly recommend her because she knows a lot about fashion design and arts and she understands how the design industry goes on. She knows what words that I need and which conversations that I have to prepare.
Beyond improving English, She sometimes helps me to develop my concepts and my vague, kind of abstract ideas are getting much clearer with her help.
Also, I got huge help in terms of pronunciation and intonation. She catches every tiny mispronunciation and article issue and explain how to pronounce easily. Every time i go to meet her, I am so excited!
For foreigners who have learned English as a second language, she is a perfect English tutor! She is specialized not only in correcting pronunciation, but also in grammar, vocabulary, editing essays and so on. In addition, she is an experienced tutor who has lots of valuable materials for learning English. It has been more than two months since I started studying with her, and it seems that my pronunciation and conversation skill already improved. I hope I can study with her as long as possible.
Suzie is literally a life saver. I've met with many tutors for English/writing and she is by far the best one. She is professional, patient, and knowledgeable. I learned a lot and I am very satisfied with her. She helped me improve my English and I am even able to apply it in my everyday life. I am doing well in my classes now with great confidence. Suzie is very supportive and is willing to accommodate the needs of a student as much as possible- she takes the extra steps to ensure that her student learns and improves. She will sit down with you and work hard until quality work is produced. Suzie is your one stop for everything. She is simply THE BEST out there!!! You should not hesitate to hire her!
I have been working with Suzie for several weeks. She is very good at correcting accents and editing papers. I never realized I had some problems with my pronunciation until I met her. She is very patient and experienced. She is good with all level students. I am at a bottle neck stage of my English, and she pointed out many details that I never pay attention to before. She is also a very nice person who excuses me of being late every time. It is a pleasure to work with her.
Suzie is a sweet, creative and energetic person. She helped me with my CV and many of my essays for entrance into medical school. Additionally, she encouraged me how to further develop my ideas and bring my thoughts to paper. Suzie is a REAL teacher, and she will guide you through the writing process. I truly enjoy working with Suzie and I will continue to use her services for all my writing assignments. If you need help in taking your work to the next level, call Suzie!
The perfect tutor. Couldn't have ask for anyone better. The way she explains an understands the subject and your learning needs.
I just finished up my first lesson with Suzie and will be coming for more! Suzie is very pleasant teacher and I believe I can learn a lot with her. I am looking forward to my next lesson.
We had Suzie tutor my daughter a handful of times on organizing and writing papers. Suzie was terrific in helping to simplify the process and "getting started". She and my daughter got along very well. I felt she inspired curiosity and the desire to do well. I am only sorry that she will be away for a year teaching abroad!
I had an amazing lesson with her. She is very patient and easy to understand. She is a very good tutor!
Suzie is a great tutor! She is elegant and very patient! Suzie is also a good storyteller who can teach you not only the language, but also the emotion behind it. I feel very happy to work with her.
Suzie S. is a great tutor. Very professional, and teaches in detailed information about the subjects.
She is patient and I would recommend her to anyone for studying skills.
I have received English lessons from Suzie for about two months so far. I have been living in the US for 12 years, but I always wanted to improve my English for my job. Suzie has been a great tutor to correct my accent. She explains the subtle differences in the pronunciation very well, and she is also very patient until you can make the sound right.
She is flexible about what you want to learn and practice. She has been helping me with my presentation and writing at work, taught me idioms on negotiations, and even helped me to hang my new mirror on the wall in my apartment. :)
She is a very pleasant and vibrant person. I also learned a lot about American culture by talking to her.
I highly recommend Suzie for advanced level English lessons!
If you are looking for an experienced, reliable and very skilled tutor - Suzie is the right lady. She worked with me on my accent reduction, pronunciation improvement and vocabulary enlargement. And Suzie is a master at that. She might seem a little more expensive than the other tutors, but believe me - it is one of the best personal investments I have ever made. She will work back to you every penny and even more. She is always on time, her schedule is pretty flexible, and she conducts her tutoring very professionally. She is fun and tough, goal-oriented and ruthless to your bad language habits that you want to eliminate at the same time. I am 39 years old with Russian origin and working in international firm in New York.
Thank you, Suzie.
Suzie S. is an excellent tutor with creative teaching skills. She immediately pinpointed the issues I needed to work on and within just a few classes I have seen a major improvement. I am very impressed with her ability to make this an enjoyable learning experience. Suzie demonstrates her extensive experience in this field and her professionalism with every session.
She is also very accomodating with class time.
Suzie is a very detail oriented teacher, her ability to correct accent is remarkable. Also Suzie works on the specifics that may affect your job performance (grammar, etiquette, etc).
Another aspect of the class is her flexibility to work with you towards a presentation that you may need to give or an important email that you need to polish, she will go with you as much as you want her to go. She has an overall sense of language that allows her to quickly see where your barrier is with an specific word or sentence, she has the ability to explain to you what is interfering in order to help you to get the connection.
Suzie S. provides consistent, easy to understand feedback on essays and assignments. She has a really quick turn-around time and aims to help you improve your overall grammar. I highly recommend her!
I had been looking for an English tutor who could help me to improve my conversation skills: business and daily conversations including an accent reduction.
I especially have difficulty expressing myself using the right vocabulary since I don't understand the nuance of many words.
Also in conversation, I want to choose words that reflect personality. So I thought it was crucial to be taught by a tutor who is very professional and has a personality that I want to have, in my case, charming, fun and elegant.
Suzie is who I was looking for.
She is also very patient, and she always gives me many choices of words and explains the nuances of each word until I feel satisfied.
Not only does she make my English better, but also she boosts my confidence in English!
I had an excellent lesson. Suzie is a wonderful tutor. She caught most of my problems with English right away. I am so grateful to have found her. She is a great tutor and I would recommend her for anybody.
Suzie has been working with my partner for several weeks now and in that short period of time his confidence has grown significantly. It's evident by his willingness to speak more on the phone, something he was hesitant to do before. I have also noticed an improvement with his pronunciation of words he had difficulty with before. We have worked with other tutors, but we have seen the most improvements with Suzie. It's exciting to see the advancements in just a few short months we are excited to see how much his English language skills will grow in the months to come. Suzie is one of the best investments we have made.
Hi my name is Eamon, Suzie is helping me with my reading and writing its going very well. I think she's very good at tutoring. I'm learning a lot faster than I though I could, and she's very patient.
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