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Susan S.

Port Arthur, TX

$40/hour

Multiple disciplines

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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 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 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.