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Susan B.

Licensed Intervention Teacher for Reading/Writing/ESL/Test Prep

Licensed Intervention Teacher for Reading/Writing/ESL/Test Prep

$60/hour

  • 694 hours tutoring

  • Athens, OH 45701

About Susan


Bio

My goal as a teacher is to help students learn how to learn so that they will no longer need my help. I establish a calm, harmonious learning environment and employ an all-positive approach. By encouraging students to stretch beyond K-12 curriculum goals, I nudge them toward college-level standards.

I intuitively retool and simplify concepts to suit different learning styles and skill levels. As an experienced intervention/special education classroom leader, I help learners understand...

My goal as a teacher is to help students learn how to learn so that they will no longer need my help. I establish a calm, harmonious learning environment and employ an all-positive approach. By encouraging students to stretch beyond K-12 curriculum goals, I nudge them toward college-level standards.

I intuitively retool and simplify concepts to suit different learning styles and skill levels. As an experienced intervention/special education classroom leader, I help learners understand increasingly complicated reading assignments. As a published author of dozens of articles, I can teach them to convey ideas precisely and engagingly. Your student will finish each tutoring session better prepared to deal with what's next.

I teach beyond the Common Core State Standards -- my beloved students learn to believe that they CAN learn, that learning is interesting, and that they can take charge of their own learning. I keep up to date on the very latest research and best practices, and make sure that my students feel valued and understood.


Education

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Anthropology
Central Connecticut State University
Other
Member, Kappa Delta Pi -- International Honor Society in Education
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Athens, OH 45701
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/14/2011

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach lessons based on your interests. You'll enjoy gaining English speaking, reading, and writing skills as you read, talk, and write about what's important to YOU!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Before becoming a teacher, I was a professional writer. Proofreading is second-nature to me, and I can teach you, too, to proofread and evaluate your own writing systematically and effectively.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of experience at the elementary level. I particularly love tutoring one-to-one at this level, because it’s easiest to determine where students are already strong in their reading and math skills, and where they need greater strength. Targeted instruction propels students to higher levels of achievement. I present instruction tailored to a student’s areas of interest, and this reduces or eliminates attention difficulties so he or she can stay on task throughout the lesson.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

When students struggle with elementary math, it’s often related to reading or language processing difficulties. Helping students to make sense of the language of math is essential to their progress. At the same time, they need to “see” how math works, using objects you probably already have in your own home. Combining these efforts leads to steady progress in math performance.
Reading,

Reading

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of helping students to increase their reading skills. I evaluate a student's present level of achievement, and target instruction to address areas of need, for fastest progress. I always aim to connect whatever a student is reading with his or her areas of interest; this increases motivation. A motivated reader is ready to succeed!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Special educators/intervention teachers know: better study habits can be acquired through repeated, conscious application of specific skills -- such as effective note-taking -- and of habits of thought. Good study skills mean knowing what to study and why. It's helpful for students to learn to think like a teacher -- in other words, to ask, and then to answer: "What does my teacher think is most important? What is she most likely to ask on the test? What are different ways she could ask it?" I help children learn to ask and answer such questions, as well as how to organize their notes and thoughts to better use the information they have learned.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

It hurts to send a child off to school knowing he or she will struggle with reading and writing assignments all day. I’m a certified special education teacher, and I’ve helped dozens of children to gain the fundamental skills to make them more effective readers and writers. I will assess your child's current reading and writing skills – phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and organization – and develop a focused tutoring curriculum based on your child’s specific needs and interests.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach lessons based on your interests. You'll enjoy gaining English speaking, reading, and writing skills as you read, talk, and write about what's important to YOU!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Before becoming a teacher, I was a professional writer. Proofreading is second-nature to me, and I can teach you, too, to proofread and evaluate your own writing systematically and effectively.
Reading,

Reading

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of helping students to increase their reading skills. I evaluate a student's present level of achievement, and target instruction to address areas of need, for fastest progress. I always aim to connect whatever a student is reading with his or her areas of interest; this increases motivation. A motivated reader is ready to succeed!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Even students who love to read worry about facing the Critical Reading section of the SAT. This is because it's unnatural to read under pressure, especially for readers who like to "see" and savor what they read -- to imagine scenes and characters, and to make connections with what they already know. During the SAT, students are expected to read a passage, answer questions about it, and move on quickly to the next passage. There's very little time to apply the skills that make reading enjoyable. Further, students who already struggle with reading report feeling overwhelmed by passages that seem long or confusing and questions that seem tricky; the time pressure makes it all seem even more difficult. Doing well on the Critical Reading section of the SAT requires a.) knowing several basic tactics for answering the questions, and b.) knowing vocabulary words that can help guide students to the right answers. Mastering these tactics and understanding these words can take as little as four to eight lessons, with independent practice in between. My students complete tutoring ready to approach the Critical Reading section calmly and with confidence.
Writing,

Writing

Before becoming a teacher, I was a professional writer. I can teach you, too, to write effectively by following a sequence of steps to ensure that your writing communicates exactly what you mean to say.
ACT English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary

History

American History, European History, Geography, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of experience at the elementary level. I particularly love tutoring one-to-one at this level, because it’s easiest to determine where students are already strong in their reading and math skills, and where they need greater strength. Targeted instruction propels students to higher levels of achievement. I present instruction tailored to a student’s areas of interest, and this reduces or eliminates attention difficulties so he or she can stay on task throughout the lesson.
English,

English

It hurts to send a child off to school knowing he or she will struggle with reading and writing assignments all day. I’m a certified special education teacher, and I’ve helped dozens of children to gain the fundamental skills to make them more effective readers and writers. I will assess your child's current reading and writing skills – phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and organization – and develop a focused tutoring curriculum based on your child’s specific needs and interests.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach lessons based on your interests. You'll enjoy gaining English speaking, reading, and writing skills as you read, talk, and write about what's important to YOU!
Reading,

Reading

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of helping students to increase their reading skills. I evaluate a student's present level of achievement, and target instruction to address areas of need, for fastest progress. I always aim to connect whatever a student is reading with his or her areas of interest; this increases motivation. A motivated reader is ready to succeed!
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Even students who love to read worry about facing the Critical Reading section of the SAT. This is because it's unnatural to read under pressure, especially for readers who like to "see" and savor what they read -- to imagine scenes and characters, and to make connections with what they already know. During the SAT, students are expected to read a passage, answer questions about it, and move on quickly to the next passage. There's very little time to apply the skills that make reading enjoyable. Further, students who already struggle with reading report feeling overwhelmed by passages that seem long or confusing and questions that seem tricky; the time pressure makes it all seem even more difficult. Doing well on the Critical Reading section of the SAT requires a.) knowing several basic tactics for answering the questions, and b.) knowing vocabulary words that can help guide students to the right answers. Mastering these tactics and understanding these words can take as little as four to eight lessons, with independent practice in between. My students complete tutoring ready to approach the Critical Reading section calmly and with confidence.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Special educators/intervention teachers know: better study habits can be acquired through repeated, conscious application of specific skills -- such as effective note-taking -- and of habits of thought. Good study skills mean knowing what to study and why. It's helpful for students to learn to think like a teacher -- in other words, to ask, and then to answer: "What does my teacher think is most important? What is she most likely to ask on the test? What are different ways she could ask it?" I help children learn to ask and answer such questions, as well as how to organize their notes and thoughts to better use the information they have learned.
Writing

Writing

Before becoming a teacher, I was a professional writer. I can teach you, too, to write effectively by following a sequence of steps to ensure that your writing communicates exactly what you mean to say.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach lessons based on your interests. You'll enjoy gaining English speaking, reading, and writing skills as you read, talk, and write about what's important to YOU!
TOEFL

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of experience at the elementary level. I particularly love tutoring one-to-one at this level, because it’s easiest to determine where students are already strong in their reading and math skills, and where they need greater strength. Targeted instruction propels students to higher levels of achievement. I present instruction tailored to a student’s areas of interest, and this reduces or eliminates attention difficulties so he or she can stay on task throughout the lesson.
English,

English

It hurts to send a child off to school knowing he or she will struggle with reading and writing assignments all day. I’m a certified special education teacher, and I’ve helped dozens of children to gain the fundamental skills to make them more effective readers and writers. I will assess your child's current reading and writing skills – phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and organization – and develop a focused tutoring curriculum based on your child’s specific needs and interests.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach lessons based on your interests. You'll enjoy gaining English speaking, reading, and writing skills as you read, talk, and write about what's important to YOU!
Reading,

Reading

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of helping students to increase their reading skills. I evaluate a student's present level of achievement, and target instruction to address areas of need, for fastest progress. I always aim to connect whatever a student is reading with his or her areas of interest; this increases motivation. A motivated reader is ready to succeed!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Special educators/intervention teachers know: better study habits can be acquired through repeated, conscious application of specific skills -- such as effective note-taking -- and of habits of thought. Good study skills mean knowing what to study and why. It's helpful for students to learn to think like a teacher -- in other words, to ask, and then to answer: "What does my teacher think is most important? What is she most likely to ask on the test? What are different ways she could ask it?" I help children learn to ask and answer such questions, as well as how to organize their notes and thoughts to better use the information they have learned.
Writing

Writing

Before becoming a teacher, I was a professional writer. I can teach you, too, to write effectively by following a sequence of steps to ensure that your writing communicates exactly what you mean to say.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach lessons based on your interests. You'll enjoy gaining English speaking, reading, and writing skills as you read, talk, and write about what's important to YOU!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Special educators/intervention teachers know: better study habits can be acquired through repeated, conscious application of specific skills -- such as effective note-taking -- and of habits of thought. Good study skills mean knowing what to study and why. It's helpful for students to learn to think like a teacher -- in other words, to ask, and then to answer: "What does my teacher think is most important? What is she most likely to ask on the test? What are different ways she could ask it?" I help children learn to ask and answer such questions, as well as how to organize their notes and thoughts to better use the information they have learned.
Geography

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

Sudden shifts in attention can interfere with comprehension and study skills. I'm a certified special education/intervention teacher with years of experience in guiding students who are still gaining mastery over their attention. Reducing stress is important to increasing attention skills. I help my students to stay calm in order to stay focused. As a result, my students look forward to our lessons, and so do I!
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I help my students with autism to direct and convey their thinking with increasing verbal fluency. This is mainly a matter of “translation,” as students with autism often can “see” what they wish to communicate before they can say it; I work to help students connect what they envision to words. As they become more flexible “translators,” not only do they enjoy cognitive growth, but they also display fewer symptoms of autism, and can better integrate sensory experiences. Gaining rapport with highly visual thinkers is one of the most stimulating and rewarding experiences I have enjoyed as a teacher.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

Overcoming dyslexia requires a lot of practice. But what to practice? I provide multi-sensory instruction based on evidence-based programs for dyslexia remediation, such as Orton-Gillingham. My all-positive approach and steady, positive feedback let students know that they are making serious progress.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

As a certified K12 special education teacher, I'm trained to teach students with special needs at all academic levels. I have taught students with cognitive delays, emotional and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum symptoms, and/or specific learning disabilities. I have helped them improve language processing skills and study skills, as well as reading comprehension, writing, sequencing, and motivation. As a tutor, my main goals are to identify and address the needs that will help your child become a stronger, more independent student, so that he or she will no longer need my help. I am happy to be in contact with your child’s teacher, as well, to be sure we are meeting IEP goals.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Special educators/intervention teachers know: better study habits can be acquired through repeated, conscious application of specific skills -- such as effective note-taking -- and of habits of thought. Good study skills mean knowing what to study and why. It's helpful for students to learn to think like a teacher -- in other words, to ask, and then to answer: "What does my teacher think is most important? What is she most likely to ask on the test? What are different ways she could ask it?" I help children learn to ask and answer such questions, as well as how to organize their notes and thoughts to better use the information they have learned.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of experience at the elementary level. I particularly love tutoring one-to-one at this level, because it’s easiest to determine where students are already strong in their reading and math skills, and where they need greater strength. Targeted instruction propels students to higher levels of achievement. I present instruction tailored to a student’s areas of interest, and this reduces or eliminates attention difficulties so he or she can stay on task throughout the lesson.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I teach lessons based on your interests. You'll enjoy gaining English speaking, reading, and writing skills as you read, talk, and write about what's important to YOU!
Reading,

Reading

I'm a certified special education teacher with years of helping students to increase their reading skills. I evaluate a student's present level of achievement, and target instruction to address areas of need, for fastest progress. I always aim to connect whatever a student is reading with his or her areas of interest; this increases motivation. A motivated reader is ready to succeed!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Special educators/intervention teachers know: better study habits can be acquired through repeated, conscious application of specific skills -- such as effective note-taking -- and of habits of thought. Good study skills mean knowing what to study and why. It's helpful for students to learn to think like a teacher -- in other words, to ask, and then to answer: "What does my teacher think is most important? What is she most likely to ask on the test? What are different ways she could ask it?" I help children learn to ask and answer such questions, as well as how to organize their notes and thoughts to better use the information they have learned.
Writing

Writing

Before becoming a teacher, I was a professional writer. I can teach you, too, to write effectively by following a sequence of steps to ensure that your writing communicates exactly what you mean to say.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

Even students who love to read worry about facing the Critical Reading section of the SAT. This is because it's unnatural to read under pressure, especially for readers who like to "see" and savor what they read -- to imagine scenes and characters, and to make connections with what they already know. During the SAT, students are expected to read a passage, answer questions about it, and move on quickly to the next passage. There's very little time to apply the skills that make reading enjoyable. Further, students who already struggle with reading report feeling overwhelmed by passages that seem long or confusing and questions that seem tricky; the time pressure makes it all seem even more difficult. Doing well on the Critical Reading section of the SAT requires a.) knowing several basic tactics for answering the questions, and b.) knowing vocabulary words that can help guide students to the right answers. Mastering these tactics and understanding these words can take as little as four to eight lessons, with independent practice in between. My students complete tutoring ready to approach the Critical Reading section calmly and with confidence.
ACT English, SAT Writing, TOEFL

Resources

Susan has shared 1 answer and 3 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (174 ratings)
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4 star
(11)
3 star
(2)
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Reviews


Great tutor!

Susan is a great tutor and is very patient. She is dedicated to her students and is eager to help them succeed. I am excited to see the progress yet to come.

Angela, 1 lesson with Susan

Theories paper help

Very helpful. Would highly recommend. Susan was able to help correct many grammatical errors in my paper. As well as she was able to increase the examples and depth of my paper. She helped me make my paper flow correctly. I was satisfied with the grade I got on the paper.

Shelli , 4 lessons with Susan

The best personal tutor ever!

She is so kind and patient with my son and she is doing her best to keep him in the right path for his early enrollment assessment. Highly recommended. Looking forward to have more lesson with her

Shouq, 13 lessons with Susan

Essay Writing

My son is about to start his second year at Durham University, UK reading Theology. He wanted to improve his essay writing technique to a standard that is necessary to secure a first class honors degree. He traveled from Bermuda to Connecticut for lessons with Susan B. Based on providing two first year essays, Susan put together a program for him to work on. My son was very happy with both the lessons and the material he has been left with to use on his future essays. I felt that Susan progress reports were detailed and gave me clear insight as to their objectives and progress that was being made.

Simon, 5 lessons with Susan

Great tutor

Susan is a teacher who is worthy of respect. She is so patient and warm, humorous, and flexible. Her lessons are interesting. She gives me a lot of help with my TOEFL, in writing, reading, and listening. I love working with her very much.

Frank, 37 lessons with Susan

Great tutor.

Susan is a great tutor and she is a very nice and warm person. She not only did a full preparation for his classes, but also try to find a suitable way to adapt his student. She is professional tutor. She help us not only for English, but also for all aspects which can.

Edric, 38 lessons with Susan

A fantastic teacher!!!

Susan is a fantastic teacher. I learned a lot in her classes. She is a very nice person and an excellent teacher. She taught me how to write in English and gave me a lot of help with grammar as well. After my July vacation I hope to resume the classes with her.

Carmen Licia, 13 lessons with Susan

Dedicated Tutor

Mrs. Susan B is a great reading/writing tutor. She is pretty sincere, creative, entertaining and humorous. My kids love her. She is very patient, flexible and always reachable by phone or email.

Victor, 7 lessons with Susan

Great Tutor - Lesson Reviews are Detailed, Loved It

Susan, You have been extremely helpful in getting my son thru reading while on the lazy days of summer. I liked the strategies used it was helpful enabling him to think more in terms of what he needs to be aware of in reading as the books he reads are getting longer and longer. We are happy with the service received.

Judy, 21 lessons with Susan
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$60/hour

Susan B.

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