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Susan W.

Alexandria, VA

$65/hour

Susan, Retired Elementary Teacher

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$65/Hour


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George Mason University
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George Mason University
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George Mason University (Master's)

About Susan

I have recently retired from teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). I taught primary grades for 23 years. I taught 1st grade for 6 years, 2nd grade for 3 years, and 3rd grade for 14 years. I have a Postgraduate Professional License for Early Education Nk-4. My favorite subjects are math and reading. I have tutored in the past and enjoyed it immensely. I love working with children one-on-one!

I work part-time at Woodlawn and the Pope-Leighy House (Alexandria, Virginia) as a historical interpreter.

I love teaching math and finding hands-on activities that provide a deeper understanding of concepts taught. For the 14 years I taught 3rd grade I was the grade level math teacher. I co-taught with a specialist to provide meaningful and sometimes alternative ways of teaching math. I feel very strongly that using manipulatives in an integral part of understanding math concepts.

Throughout my career I have several reading programs including Reading Mastery and a phonics-based program called Balanced Literacy. I love to teach reading and incorporate as many strategies to improve understanding and reading rates.

Spelling and reading go hand in hand. I have successfully used the Word Study-Phonics approach. Word Study uses word sorts that help the student learn blends, diphthongs, trigraphs, and other letter combinations. This helps students to learn to spell without memorization.

Please contact me at Wyzant to learn more and schedule lessons.
I have recently retired from teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). I taught primary grades for 23 years. I taught 1st grade for 6 years, 2nd grade for 3 years, and 3rd grade for 14 years. I have a Postgraduate Professional License for Early Education Nk-4. My favorite subjects are math and reading. I have tutored in the past and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Alexandria, VA 22315
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
English:
Reading, Vocabulary
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading, Vocabulary

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George Mason University
Education
George Mason University
Master's

Education

George Mason University (Education)

George Mason University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Susan will travel within 5 miles of Alexandria, VA 22315.