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Suzanne C.

Expert Writing Coach, College Essays, SAT Prep, Spanish & French

Expert Writing Coach, College Essays, SAT Prep, Spanish & French

$65/hour

  • 2,830 hours tutoring

About Suzanne


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I will teach you to write better essays for school, college applications, and the SAT. My students have improved grades, gained admission to top colleges and won scholarships.

Working with me, adult professionals improve writing for the workplace, through targeted review of grammar, sentence structure, diction, and mechanics.

Business management and marketing students find I make foundation principles simple and help shape responses to case students and other assignments by drawing on my...

I will teach you to write better essays for school, college applications, and the SAT. My students have improved grades, gained admission to top colleges and won scholarships.

Working with me, adult professionals improve writing for the workplace, through targeted review of grammar, sentence structure, diction, and mechanics.

Business management and marketing students find I make foundation principles simple and help shape responses to case students and other assignments by drawing on my MBA training and thirty years senior management experience in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

I will apply thirty years of practical experience on four continents to help you learn English, Spanish or French. I will help your child - or you - master the mechanics and learn how to learn a new language. My middle- and high-school students at beginning through AP Levels improve their grades and enjoy their language classes more. My adult students learn more and faster than with other methods of instruction.

I make positive results for my students my personal responsibility.


Education

Wellesley College
Anthropology
University of Pennsylvania
Masters
Harvard Business School
MBA

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $70
  • Rate details: Hourly rate for college counseling and assistance with applications for school, university and scholarship applications: $80.
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Mc Lean, VA 22101
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/21/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Business,

Business

I have an MBA from Harvard Business School and 30+ years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, and executive recruiting roles. In addition, I am skilled in business communications for a variety of audiences. I can advise and assist in business coursework and in writing professional business presentations.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a full-time executive recruiter focused on finding and evaluating senior executive talent, I review dozens of resumes every week. Since 2000, I have advised hundreds of business executives on improving their resumes as well as on interviewing techniques and job search strategy. I have assisted many students and recent college graduates in preparing a first resume to launch a job search. I know what employers and recruiters look for in a resume, and how to organize and format a resume for maximum impact.
Marketing

Marketing

I am an experienced marketing professional. I earned an MBA with a marketing emphasis from Harvard Business School. I have held senior-level marketing position with the French consumer products company L'Oreal (9 years) in Europe and Asia. Subsequently, I was VP Marketing and New Product Development at Prudential Resources Management and VP Marketing at the American Red Cross. For the last 10 years I have been an executive recruiter, actively involved in marketing my firm's services to organizations in the food, agribusiness and life sciences industries.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have an MBA from Harvard Business School and 30+ years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, and executive recruiting roles. In addition, I am skilled in business communications for a variety of audiences. I can advise and assist in business coursework and in writing professional business presentations.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a full-time executive recruiter focused on finding and evaluating senior executive talent, I review dozens of resumes every week. Since 2000, I have advised hundreds of business executives on improving their resumes as well as on interviewing techniques and job search strategy. I have assisted many students and recent college graduates in preparing a first resume to launch a job search. I know what employers and recruiters look for in a resume, and how to organize and format a resume for maximum impact.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESOL to both children and adults with great success over the last thirty-five years. My own experience developing fluency in two other languages gives me a very practical understanding of how second languages are acquired. I taught ESOL in a private academy in Spain to college students and adults. The students I taught made exceptional progress performing so well on periodic assessments that they were were able to accelerate their studies and reach their goals much faster than they had expected.
French,

French

I acquired my French over years of study followed by nine years working for a French company, three of which in Paris. In recent years, I have tutored numerous middle and high school students at all levels -- French 1 through AP French. Over the course of several months, my regular students usually improve their grades in both written and spoken assessments. I teach with encouragement and enthusiasm. I will willingly provide references on request.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have acquired my mastery of English grammar over a lifetime of study and practice. My experience learning other languages has given me additional perspective on how English grammar works. I enjoy working with people of all ages - both native English speakers and English learners - to improve their grammar skills in both writing speaking.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have long experience editing and proofreading a wide range of written work -- including academic research papers and dissertations, as well as business-oriented brochures and case studies. I am familiar with both MLA and APA standards for academic work.
Spanish

Spanish

I acquired my Spanish in Spain, where I attended university, and worked for a total of five years. I have lots of experience tutoring high school students as well as adults. My approach involves grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice. I have raised three bi-lingual daughters. If you are motivated to study hard, I can help you raise your grade or learn Spanish for work and/or enjoyment.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have acquired my mastery of English grammar over a lifetime of study and practice. My experience learning other languages has given me additional perspective on how English grammar works. I enjoy working with people of all ages - both native English speakers and English learners - to improve their grammar skills in both writing speaking.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have assisted numerous middle and high school students in acquiring study strategies to improve their learning and academic performance. I have developed a specific checklist of action points to manage daily assignments and longer-range projects. These include use of a study log and planner, as well as how to approach a subject or assignment--simple operating rules that boost success and learning. I tutor sixteen different subjects, virtually any and everything in the language arts, social studies, French, Spanish, writing and test preparation.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I assist students in preparing for the ACT English, Reading and Writing sections by teaching strategies for maximizing success. I provide guidance in practice sessions, and advise on how students can augment their preparation working on their own between sessions with me. My students feel well prepared in English and Writing when they take the ACT.
English,

English

I have helped many students learn to write essays of the kind required for high school English and History assignments. I work with students to map out their thoughts prior to writing, and then to write clearly and effectively. My writing skill has been developed during ten years of academic writing during my own higher education, followed by thirty years of professional writing for a variety of audiences. I have tutored high school students in writing for the past ten years and can provide the name and contact information for parents of past or current students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESOL to both children and adults with great success over the last thirty-five years. My own experience developing fluency in two other languages gives me a very practical understanding of how second languages are acquired. I taught ESOL in a private academy in Spain to college students and adults. The students I taught made exceptional progress performing so well on periodic assessments that they were were able to accelerate their studies and reach their goals much faster than they had expected.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have acquired my mastery of English grammar over a lifetime of study and practice. My experience learning other languages has given me additional perspective on how English grammar works. I enjoy working with people of all ages - both native English speakers and English learners - to improve their grammar skills in both writing speaking.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have long experience editing and proofreading a wide range of written work -- including academic research papers and dissertations, as well as business-oriented brochures and case studies. I am familiar with both MLA and APA standards for academic work.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I assist students in preparing for the SAT critical reading and writing sections by teaching strategies for maximizing success. In my sessions I provide guided practice and advise students how they can augment their preparation working on their own between sessions with me. My students feel well- prepared when they take the SAT, and those taking it for the second time after working with me boost their scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

An experienced writing coach, I prepare students for the essay section of the SAT essay section. I show students how the SAT essay differs from the untimed academic essay format they are more familiar with. I teach them a process for organizing thoughts quickly, blocking out the essay and writing it up under time pressure. Those of my students who have taken the SAT before I work with them improve their SAT essay score by at least one point and often by more.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writing tutor and coach for anyone wishing to improve writing skill for school, work or general purposes. Some of my students are in honors or AP-level high school level English classes; some require remedial work in idea development and writing mechanics like sentence structure and diction. I have taught many college students and adults. My writing skills developed over 35 years of professional experience as a business communications consultant, in combination with many hours tutoring academic writing over the last several years. References available.

History

American History,

American History

For students at the college level, I assist in planning research and organizing term papers. I review key concepts and help students prepare for exams and presentations. I successfully help U.S. AP history students meet the key challenges of this course and the AP Exam: mastery of key concepts, critical reading, and Document-Based essay writing.
European History,

European History

I have helped many students succeed in written assignments (document-based essays and research papers) for advanced placement high school courses in World History, American History, and European History. I teach study skills for history, such as analyzing a question or essay prompt, and building timelines, cause-outcome and comparison tables.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a B.A. in sociology and an MA in Anthropology. Over the last five years, I have tutored all social studies subjects generally part of the usual high school curriculum at both standard and honors levels (World History I, World History II, World Civilization, US History, Government); over the last two years I have tutored several high school AP US History students (as a WyzAnt tutor) with success.
World History

World History

I have helped many students succeed in written assignments (document-based essays and research papers) for advanced placement high school courses in World History, American History, and European History. I teach study skills for history, such as analyzing a question or essay prompt, and building timelines, cause-outcome and comparison tables.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have helped many students learn to write essays of the kind required for high school English and History assignments. I work with students to map out their thoughts prior to writing, and then to write clearly and effectively. My writing skill has been developed during ten years of academic writing during my own higher education, followed by thirty years of professional writing for a variety of audiences. I have tutored high school students in writing for the past ten years and can provide the name and contact information for parents of past or current students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESOL to both children and adults with great success over the last thirty-five years. My own experience developing fluency in two other languages gives me a very practical understanding of how second languages are acquired. I taught ESOL in a private academy in Spain to college students and adults. The students I taught made exceptional progress performing so well on periodic assessments that they were were able to accelerate their studies and reach their goals much faster than they had expected.
French,

French

I acquired my French over years of study followed by nine years working for a French company, three of which in Paris. In recent years, I have tutored numerous middle and high school students at all levels -- French 1 through AP French. Over the course of several months, my regular students usually improve their grades in both written and spoken assessments. I teach with encouragement and enthusiasm. I will willingly provide references on request.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I assist students in preparing for the SAT critical reading and writing sections by teaching strategies for maximizing success. In my sessions I provide guided practice and advise students how they can augment their preparation working on their own between sessions with me. My students feel well- prepared when they take the SAT, and those taking it for the second time after working with me boost their scores.
Spanish,

Spanish

I acquired my Spanish in Spain, where I attended university, and worked for a total of five years. I have lots of experience tutoring high school students as well as adults. My approach involves grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice. I have raised three bi-lingual daughters. If you are motivated to study hard, I can help you raise your grade or learn Spanish for work and/or enjoyment.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have assisted numerous middle and high school students in acquiring study strategies to improve their learning and academic performance. I have developed a specific checklist of action points to manage daily assignments and longer-range projects. These include use of a study log and planner, as well as how to approach a subject or assignment--simple operating rules that boost success and learning. I tutor sixteen different subjects, virtually any and everything in the language arts, social studies, French, Spanish, writing and test preparation.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writing tutor and coach for anyone wishing to improve writing skill for school, work or general purposes. Some of my students are in honors or AP-level high school level English classes; some require remedial work in idea development and writing mechanics like sentence structure and diction. I have taught many college students and adults. My writing skills developed over 35 years of professional experience as a business communications consultant, in combination with many hours tutoring academic writing over the last several years. References available.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESOL to both children and adults with great success over the last thirty-five years. My own experience developing fluency in two other languages gives me a very practical understanding of how second languages are acquired. I taught ESOL in a private academy in Spain to college students and adults. The students I taught made exceptional progress performing so well on periodic assessments that they were were able to accelerate their studies and reach their goals much faster than they had expected.
French,

French

I acquired my French over years of study followed by nine years working for a French company, three of which in Paris. In recent years, I have tutored numerous middle and high school students at all levels -- French 1 through AP French. Over the course of several months, my regular students usually improve their grades in both written and spoken assessments. I teach with encouragement and enthusiasm. I will willingly provide references on request.
Spanish

Spanish

I acquired my Spanish in Spain, where I attended university, and worked for a total of five years. I have lots of experience tutoring high school students as well as adults. My approach involves grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice. I have raised three bi-lingual daughters. If you are motivated to study hard, I can help you raise your grade or learn Spanish for work and/or enjoyment.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have helped many students learn to write essays of the kind required for high school English and History assignments. I work with students to map out their thoughts prior to writing, and then to write clearly and effectively. My writing skill has been developed during ten years of academic writing during my own higher education, followed by thirty years of professional writing for a variety of audiences. I have tutored high school students in writing for the past ten years and can provide the name and contact information for parents of past or current students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESOL to both children and adults with great success over the last thirty-five years. My own experience developing fluency in two other languages gives me a very practical understanding of how second languages are acquired. I taught ESOL in a private academy in Spain to college students and adults. The students I taught made exceptional progress performing so well on periodic assessments that they were were able to accelerate their studies and reach their goals much faster than they had expected.
French,

French

I acquired my French over years of study followed by nine years working for a French company, three of which in Paris. In recent years, I have tutored numerous middle and high school students at all levels -- French 1 through AP French. Over the course of several months, my regular students usually improve their grades in both written and spoken assessments. I teach with encouragement and enthusiasm. I will willingly provide references on request.
Spanish,

Spanish

I acquired my Spanish in Spain, where I attended university, and worked for a total of five years. I have lots of experience tutoring high school students as well as adults. My approach involves grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice. I have raised three bi-lingual daughters. If you are motivated to study hard, I can help you raise your grade or learn Spanish for work and/or enjoyment.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have assisted numerous middle and high school students in acquiring study strategies to improve their learning and academic performance. I have developed a specific checklist of action points to manage daily assignments and longer-range projects. These include use of a study log and planner, as well as how to approach a subject or assignment--simple operating rules that boost success and learning. I tutor sixteen different subjects, virtually any and everything in the language arts, social studies, French, Spanish, writing and test preparation.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writing tutor and coach for anyone wishing to improve writing skill for school, work or general purposes. Some of my students are in honors or AP-level high school level English classes; some require remedial work in idea development and writing mechanics like sentence structure and diction. I have taught many college students and adults. My writing skills developed over 35 years of professional experience as a business communications consultant, in combination with many hours tutoring academic writing over the last several years. References available.

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I use my unusual combination of skills -- strategic communications, project management, coaching, and my direct experience with several top-tier institutions of higher learning (BA, MA, MBA, plus 15 graduate credits in higher education) to assist students and their parents in navigating the college applications process, from target list selection, through mapping the process, to perfecting the applications essays -- always ensuring that the ideas and voice of the essay are the student's own). Over the last eight years, I have helped some 100 students with part or all of the college applications process.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESOL to both children and adults with great success over the last thirty-five years. My own experience developing fluency in two other languages gives me a very practical understanding of how second languages are acquired. I taught ESOL in a private academy in Spain to college students and adults. The students I taught made exceptional progress performing so well on periodic assessments that they were were able to accelerate their studies and reach their goals much faster than they had expected.
Marketing,

Marketing

I am an experienced marketing professional. I earned an MBA with a marketing emphasis from Harvard Business School. I have held senior-level marketing position with the French consumer products company L'Oreal (9 years) in Europe and Asia. Subsequently, I was VP Marketing and New Product Development at Prudential Resources Management and VP Marketing at the American Red Cross. For the last 10 years I have been an executive recruiter, actively involved in marketing my firm's services to organizations in the food, agribusiness and life sciences industries.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have assisted numerous middle and high school students in acquiring study strategies to improve their learning and academic performance. I have developed a specific checklist of action points to manage daily assignments and longer-range projects. These include use of a study log and planner, as well as how to approach a subject or assignment--simple operating rules that boost success and learning. I tutor sixteen different subjects, virtually any and everything in the language arts, social studies, French, Spanish, writing and test preparation.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have assisted numerous middle and high school students in acquiring study strategies to improve their learning and academic performance. I have developed a specific checklist of action points to manage daily assignments and longer-range projects. These include use of a study log and planner, as well as how to approach a subject or assignment--simple operating rules that boost success and learning. I tutor sixteen different subjects, virtually any and everything in the language arts, social studies, French, Spanish, writing and test preparation.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESOL to both children and adults with great success over the last thirty-five years. My own experience developing fluency in two other languages gives me a very practical understanding of how second languages are acquired. I taught ESOL in a private academy in Spain to college students and adults. The students I taught made exceptional progress performing so well on periodic assessments that they were were able to accelerate their studies and reach their goals much faster than they had expected.
French,

French

I acquired my French over years of study followed by nine years working for a French company, three of which in Paris. In recent years, I have tutored numerous middle and high school students at all levels -- French 1 through AP French. Over the course of several months, my regular students usually improve their grades in both written and spoken assessments. I teach with encouragement and enthusiasm. I will willingly provide references on request.
Spanish,

Spanish

I acquired my Spanish in Spain, where I attended university, and worked for a total of five years. I have lots of experience tutoring high school students as well as adults. My approach involves grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice. I have raised three bi-lingual daughters. If you are motivated to study hard, I can help you raise your grade or learn Spanish for work and/or enjoyment.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have assisted numerous middle and high school students in acquiring study strategies to improve their learning and academic performance. I have developed a specific checklist of action points to manage daily assignments and longer-range projects. These include use of a study log and planner, as well as how to approach a subject or assignment--simple operating rules that boost success and learning. I tutor sixteen different subjects, virtually any and everything in the language arts, social studies, French, Spanish, writing and test preparation.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writing tutor and coach for anyone wishing to improve writing skill for school, work or general purposes. Some of my students are in honors or AP-level high school level English classes; some require remedial work in idea development and writing mechanics like sentence structure and diction. I have taught many college students and adults. My writing skills developed over 35 years of professional experience as a business communications consultant, in combination with many hours tutoring academic writing over the last several years. References available.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I assist students in preparing for the ACT English, Reading and Writing sections by teaching strategies for maximizing success. I provide guidance in practice sessions, and advise on how students can augment their preparation working on their own between sessions with me. My students feel well prepared in English and Writing when they take the ACT.
Career Development,

Career Development

As a full-time executive recruiter focused on finding and evaluating senior executive talent, I review dozens of resumes every week. Since 2000, I have advised hundreds of business executives on improving their resumes as well as on interviewing techniques and job search strategy. I have assisted many students and recent college graduates in preparing a first resume to launch a job search. I know what employers and recruiters look for in a resume, and how to organize and format a resume for maximum impact.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I use my unusual combination of skills -- strategic communications, project management, coaching, and my direct experience with several top-tier institutions of higher learning (BA, MA, MBA, plus 15 graduate credits in higher education) to assist students and their parents in navigating the college applications process, from target list selection, through mapping the process, to perfecting the applications essays -- always ensuring that the ideas and voice of the essay are the student's own). Over the last eight years, I have helped some 100 students with part or all of the college applications process.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I assist students in preparing for the SAT critical reading and writing sections by teaching strategies for maximizing success. In my sessions I provide guided practice and advise students how they can augment their preparation working on their own between sessions with me. My students feel well- prepared when they take the SAT, and those taking it for the second time after working with me boost their scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

An experienced writing coach, I prepare students for the essay section of the SAT essay section. I show students how the SAT essay differs from the untimed academic essay format they are more familiar with. I teach them a process for organizing thoughts quickly, blocking out the essay and writing it up under time pressure. Those of my students who have taken the SAT before I work with them improve their SAT essay score by at least one point and often by more.
SSAT

SSAT

I help students prepare for the SSAT test for Secondary School entrance. I coach for skill development in every area covered in the test, and teach students test-taking techniques to maximize performance and confidence. For the essay section, I teach students a process for organizing thoughts quickly, blocking out the essay and writing it up under time pressure.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great Knowledge and more Patience

Suzanne helped my son in writing. She is highly knowledgeable and dedicated. She is very kind and patiently answers all the questions we had. Highly recommended her.

Deepa, 1 lesson with Suzanne

Wonderful Tutor!

Suzanne was a wonderful tutor! I went to Suzanne for help studying for my AP and IB French tests. I was able to earn a 5 out of 5 on the AP exam and a 6 out of 7 (just 2 marks away from a 7!) on the IB exam. Not only did she help me to achieve the test scores I wanted, she also made me love French as a subject more because of her passion for studying it. While I had previously planned on quitting my study of French following high school, thanks to Suzanne I now wish to continue pursuing it in college. Merci beaucoup Suzanne!

Fang, 16 lessons with Suzanne

Excellent teacher!

Suzanne helped me rethink how to explain things in more succinct way so it would reflect into my writing. Also she was well prepared. I emailed my writing samples previous night (almost midnight) to our first session. When we met, not only she brought them in hard copies, she already took a look at them and identified my weaknesses in my writing so we were able to dive into working on the writing samples right away. While providing me with advice where to improve on my writing, Suzanne was encouraging and positive to keep me motivated. It was a great session and I look forward to our next one!

Kristyn, 1 lesson with Suzanne

Experienced and intuitive tutor

Suzanne helped me approach writing in a practical way. She gave me realistic hope and expectations given that my field is academic. She spent adequate time reading my sample and providing explanations and areas of improvement.

Laura, 1 lesson with Suzanne

My daughter loves teaching style of Suzanne.

She is getting good help with her reading comprehension and writing essays. She is very timely and good with students. She is flexible with schedules also. Thanks.

Rajendra, 13 lessons with Suzanne

Knowledgeable Tutor

Suzanne C. has a wide breadth of knowledge. She will be working with my son on study skills for all subjects and on English. She is friendly and takes an interest in her clients.

Jennifer, 2 lessons with Suzanne

Extremely Helpful!

Suzanne C. helped me understand a difficult essay prompt, form an outline, and build a thesis statement. She provided me with complex words to write with and she was very patient when hearing out my ideas. Overall my lesson with her was very beneficial and she is an amazing tutor.

Olivia, 16 lessons with Suzanne

Suzanne is great help!

Suzanne has be helping both my son and me for his college application process. She had been giving great recommendation on essay, recommendation letters and patent essay writing. She is very dedicated and working very late to help us meeting timelines. Also is a great writer! Will strongly recommend Suzanne!

Isabel , 11 lessons with Suzanne

Outstanding session

Sophia had overall a very positive experience with Suzanne. Her patience and teaching methods made Sophia feel very comfortable. Muchas gracias señora Cox :) Miguel Montes

Miguel, 2 lessons with Suzanne

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