Over 100 tutoring hours

Suzanne N.

Cinebar, WA


Teacher Extraordinaire

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/20/16
5.0 average from 44 ratings
Patient and knowledgeable tutor
— Julia, Lacey, WA on 3/3/16


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Brown University


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 Read more

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

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

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.


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


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


Brown University

Patient and knowledgeable tutor

In just one lesson Suzanne was able to help my 2nd grade son so tremendously with math concepts! We look forward to working with her every week, it is such a privilege!

— Julia, Lacey, WA on 3/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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