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Suzanne N.

Cinebar, WA

$30/hour

Teacher Extraordinaire

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 12/20/16
5.0 average from 46 ratings
Amazing with my son!
— Amber, Eatonville, WA on 1/30/17

$30/Hour


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Brown University

Education

Brown University

About Suzanne

Having been a professional teacher for many years, most recently in a private, K-8 setting where I taught Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, I believe in discipline and practice, but only if it's fun! Therefore I have always endeavored to tailor my teaching style to the needs and interests of my students. Although I no longer teach in a school setting, I have continued to educate children and adults as a private tutor. In general, I most enjoy and find optimum value in an interdisciplinary approach to all subject materials. In my view, clarity of observation and attention are at the heart of all learning. In this view, for example, reading is not separate from writing, and both can be applied to and generated by observation and thoughtful contemplation - the roots of all great science and innovation. I enjoy working one-on-one with students because this allows for completely individualized curriculum and focus. I look forward to working with you! Having been a professional teacher for many years, most recently in a private, K-8 setting where I taught Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science, I believe in discipline and practice, but only if it's fun! Therefore I have always endeavored to tailor my teaching style to the needs and interests of my students. Although I no longer teach in a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Cinebar, WA 98533
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Amazing with my son!"

- Amber, Eatonville, WA on 1/30/17

"Patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Julia, Lacey, WA on 3/3/16

"My son was happy with his tutor"

- Amparo, Lacey, WA on 11/3/15

"Simply the best!"

- Jamie, Chehalis, WA on 7/23/15

"An excellent fit!"

- Cindy, Centralia, WA on 1/30/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Elementary Science, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Physiology
Music:
Music Theory, Songwriting,
Voice (Music)
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Homeschool,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

As I mentioned above, I am currently tutoring a high school student in Algebra 1, via the Penn Foster online curriculum. I am extremely pleased with the results. I will be continuing to tutor this student through Algebra 2 and trigonometry, as is required by his college of choice, to which he is applying. I have no doubt that I can help you and your niece to master Algebra 1 in an effective and timely manner.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught professionally (though am not certified) at The Children's School of Excellence from 1999 through 2010. Although most of my classes were for 4th through 6th graders (combined classes), I also taught 2nd and 3rd grade science. I have extensive tutoring experience with children in the K-6th grade age ranges. I have no doubt I can be of valuable service as a tutor for children in this category.

Homeschool

I have been both a classroom teacher and a private tutor for the better part of the last 20 years. During this time, I have taught dozens of elementary, middle school, and high school students in a broad range of academic disciplines. I am committed to tailoring lessons and methods to each student's particular learning style and needs. This ability is particularly important in a homeschooling setting, and I am confident I can offer profound help and service in this area.

Prealgebra

I have successfully tutored students in elementary grade math, as well as Prealgebra, Algebra I, and Algebra II.

Songwriting

Having been a semi-professional singer/songwriter in New York City, Seattle, and most recently in the Olympia, Washington area, I am thoroughly qualified to tutor in this subject area. My original CD was well reviewed in a local music magazine and one song received airplay on a local radio station. I have taught workshops to dozens of aspiring songwriters and am currently coaching voice and songwriting on an individual basis in my home.

Study Skills

For the last 16 years I have served my community as a teacher and tutor. I have taught dozens of students at the elementary, middle school, high school, and adult continuing education levels. In all of these settings, I have included study skills as a fundamental part of what it takes to be a successful student. Teaching students how to prioritize the tasks at hand, how to manage their time, and how to mentally prepare for test situations have all been a part of my approach as a teacher and tutor. As a graduate of Brown University (Ivy League), I developed excellent study skills early on and have applied them to all of my endeavors since, including educational, creative, and professional. Altogether, I would say that I am profoundly qualified to teach and support students in their development of strong study skills and habits.

Brown University

Education

Brown University

Amazing with my son!

Suzanne is amazing with my son. She has been amazing with getting him to come out of his shell. Mikey is coming around building his confidence and getting right back to learning. This is completely amazing because he confidence was shattered by the school system and teacher telling him over and over that he was always behind. Also doing this in front of a classroom of his class mates. I would high

— Amber, Eatonville, WA on 1/30/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Suzanne will travel within 40 miles of Cinebar, WA 98533.