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Susan S.

Pittsburgh, PA

$50/hour

Former English Professor Available to Tutor Pre-K through University

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University of Pittsburgh
English Writing
Carlow University
Master's
Chatham University
Master's

Education

University of Pittsburgh (English Writing)

Carlow University (Master's)

Chatham University (Master's)

About Susan

I taught English Composition I and II, as well as Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature, at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for two years. I had many advanced placement high school students in my classes. In fact, I was originally hired to teach advanced placement high school students from a local school that was not meeting the state guidelines; so I have taught both many talented and many struggling students. Very often they are the same students. I also taught art to students Pre-K through 8th grade at a private Christian school, as well as all subjects to preschoolers in a homeschooling co-op.

I have two sons myself, who are now at university. I taught both of them how to read and, when asked, have offered suggestions on their essays all the way up through their senior year. I even helped my youngest son with an essay that won him a scholarship. I love young people of all ages and it would be a privilege to teach any student who needs help with reading and writing.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I have two MFA's in Creative Writing, one in poetry and one in fiction, as well as a BA in English Writing. I graduated with distinction from the first MFA program at Carlow University and with a 3.92 out of 4.00 from the second at Chatham University. I also received the highest possible grade on all my essays in both programs - except my last one, which I handed in late and, alas, could not receive the highest grade. Boy, did I regret that.
I taught English Composition I and II, as well as Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature, at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for two years. I had many advanced placement high school students in my classes. In fact, I was originally hired to teach advanced placement high school students from a local school that was not Read more

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3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15208
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Public Speaking

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University of Pittsburgh
English Writing
Carlow University
Master's
Chatham University
Master's

Education

University of Pittsburgh (English Writing)

Carlow University (Master's)

Chatham University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15208.