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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

  • 1,773 hours tutoring

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
  • Rate details: When students arrive for lessons, I absorb the costs for planning time and materials designed for their needs. "No-shows" without notice will be charged up to the full rate for a missed lesson.
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/6/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Susan hasn’t set a schedule.


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.
Prealgebra

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

Math

Prealgebra

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.
Prealgebra

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

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very good tutor

My daughter really enjoyed her lessons. Thank you for your support and kindness I recommend for dyslexic kids . Great method for reading and phonic Thank you

Analicia , 3 lessons with Susan

Great personality

My daughter enjoyed spending time with Susan, which is impressive because she is very discerning. Susan was very comfortable, knowledgeable and detailed. We are eager for our next lesson!

Mukeni , 1 lesson with Susan

She was.great.

Susan made my granddaughter feel good about herself and gave her the confidence to keep trying. My granddaughter has.dyslexia and.Susan made her comfortable learning new techniques to deal with her.reading issues

Patricia, 26 lessons with Susan

Extremely knowledgeable

We met Susan for the first time. She was so upbeat an just gave positive vibes. She walked my son through everything so nothing was a surprise. She went at his pace. Did not rush him. He had a blast and cannot wait until next session. She is amazing.

Vickie, 21 lessons with Susan

Extremely knowledgeable

We met Susan for the first time. She was so upbeat an just gave positive vibes. She walked my son through everything so nothing was a surprise. She went at his pace. Did not rush him. He had a blast and cannot wait until next session. She is amazing.

Vickie, 21 lessons with Susan

Picks Up Easily On Areas of Struggle

Susan taught my son and myself ways to break down words to make them easier to pronounce. I struggled to find ways to explain how to break words into syllables. Susan's method easily addressed that. My son is showing progress after only 2 sessions with these easy to understand methods.

Steve, 27 lessons with Susan

We are off to a great start!

I appreciate it Susan’s time and attention, when assessing my son’s academic needs. We look forward to future sessions to improve my son’s organizational and study skill set.

Traci, 11 lessons with Susan

She loves what she does and it shows! I am so thankful that I found her and will be using her for now on

My son is dyslexic and struggles with reading he’s nine years old and very behind.I have so much confidence that we will be able to get him on track with Susan thank you so much! She loves what she does and it shows she has so much patience. My son loves his tutor

Kristal, 6 lessons with Susan

Very Patient and know how to engage with children!

I have notice a huge spike in my son’s confidence when it come to reading. He get excited to read and isn’t hesitant about reading out loud. Ms. Susan is the best!

TiAnna, 36 lessons with Susan
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$60/hour

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Response time: 2 hours