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Susan S.

Port Arthur, TX

$40/hour

Multiple disciplines

In-person lessons

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Augusta State University
Biology
Florida Atlantic University
Master's

Education

Augusta State University (Biology)

Florida Atlantic University (Master's)

About Susan

I have a diverse background in science, teaching, and writing. Recently I have worked as a tutor for the 7th grade STAAR test in writing and math and loved working with students in that setting. I love the feeling I get when I can see a student finally understands and suddenly things begin to "click" into place. I like to use a variety of activities to hold the student's interest and learn material in a multi-layered approach.

Every student has strengths and I like to figure out how I can use their stronger skills to help them in areas where they are lacking interest and/or understanding.

I struggled in math until I had a good teacher willing to work to help me find what was missing in my background. My struggle as a student has helped me be a better teacher.

Science is all about curiosity and I have an abundance of curiosity. Science addresses the how and why of the way the world works from an atomic level to cellular, to environmental, to cosmic. I like to tap into a student's natural questioning of the world to interest them in science.

In a world of texts and tweets, we are losing the effectiveness of well written communication. How may misunderstandings happen because a text message was poorly written? I like to help students draw on their on experiences to develop a subject, bring forth interesting details, and add flavor and personality when appropriate.

I recently tutored 7th grade students for the math and writing portions of STARR. I took students who told me, "I don't math," and showed them many ways in which they were using mathematical thinking so that math became relatable, meaningful and a normal part of life. For the writing, I had many students tell me that I would have been so proud of them when they were taking the test because they remembered techniques, stayed focused and were able to write a good essay.

I like students who want to learn to enjoy learning. I want students to get excited about coming to tutoring. If you are a student who feels left behind in the classroom and has started to hate school, I can help you feel more positive and excited to embrace learning.
I have a diverse background in science, teaching, and writing. Recently I have worked as a tutor for the 7th grade STAAR test in writing and math and loved working with students in Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Port Arthur, TX 77640
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra
Science:
Biology, Chemistry
English:
Writing
Test Preparation:
STAAR

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Augusta State University
Biology
Florida Atlantic University
Master's

Education

Augusta State University (Biology)

Florida Atlantic University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 30 miles of Port Arthur, TX 77640.