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Susan H.

Portland, OR

$30/hour

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University of Wisconsin, Madison

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison

About Susan

My name is Susan and I am a mother of a 21 year-old athletically talented son who will be on the college Basketballteam again for his sophomore year at a community college. During his elementary school years, I have volunteered with reading to the children who required more attention and praise for their achievements. I also worked with the SMART program here in Northeast Portland. I receive so much energy from these innocent and eager children. Their enthusiasm is contagious.

I worked as a Registered Nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Legacy Emanuel hospital for 9.5 years when I decided to teach nursing students the never-ending rewards of compassion. I taught the skill of listening to what was behind the spoken words. Patient care is teaching. The patients must understand all the reasons for treatments, medications and lifestyle habits. I worked three summers for camps that included teenagers from both middle schools and high schools. I was the Camp Nurse, but also engaged in all the activities they learned in the outdoors. I secretly desired to be a kid again. I now want to enlighten this new generation for preservation of the earth and each other.
My name is Susan and I am a mother of a 21 year-old athletically talented son who will be on the college Basketballteam again for his sophomore year at a community college. During his elementary school years, I have volunteered with reading to the children who required more attention and praise for their achievements. I also worked with the SMART Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97212
In-person lessons
Science:
Nursing,
Nutrition, Physiology
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics, Spelling, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I attended a Catholic school for 12 years. English was emphasized as significant for success in obtaining employment or continuing forward in further education.

In grade 4, we were given 20 new words/week. We were instructed to write two sentences for each new word. Each sentence needed to be written in a different format.

I taught different subjects in the field of nursing at the college level using a variety of methods (PowerPoint presentation, small group discussions, scenarios).

Grammar

I attended a Catholic school for 12 years where grammar and sentence structure were highly emphasized and graded astutely.

I taught nursing courses at the college level for 24 years. I corrected inappropriate grammatical errors as needed, but did not lower students' grades due to these errors.

Nursing

1. Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin, June 1972
2. Master of Science from the OHSU , June 1979
3. Nursing Instructor for 28 years in both the academic and clinical settings
4. Ski Patroller at Mt. Hood for 10 years where I rendered First Aid to a variety of people from children to older adults

Proofreading

As a tutor at the college level, and I often proofread students' papers before they submitted them. I explained the reasons why I suggested changes in the writings.

Vocabulary

I attended Catholic school for 12 years. In grades first through eighth, the teachers organized spelling "bees". I often was the last one standing. I contribute this success to both my father and the school system.

I often used the dictionary when I didn't know the meaning of a word whenever I was reading a fiction or non-fiction book.

I worked on crossword puzzles in the newspaper.

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 5 miles of Portland, OR 97212.