I am a veteran educator with 39 years of experience. I taught for 8 years and became an administrator at the young age of 30.
In June 2011, I retired and have returned to substitute teaching, which I truly love. After all, I went into education because I enjoyed being with students and I wanted to help them learn new things about themselves, their community and their world.
My undergraduate and graduate degrees are in history. However, my 6th year certificate is in educational le... ... More
"Using Computers and Microsoft Windows Tutor"
This Algebra 1 course attempts to develop fluency in working with linear equations. Students will extend their experiences with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations and inequalities. They will broaden their knowledge of the number system to include irrational numbers and will generate equivalent expressions and use formulas. Students will simplify polynomials and start to work with quadratic relationships. They will use technology and visualizations to investigate and explore mathematical ideas and relationships and develop v ... More
Suzanne is very patient, and I am a slow learner. So far, problems in resolving some confusion have popped up on my pc, revealing formatting that neither Suzanne nor I had ever encountered before. Suzanne tries very hard to research and resolve these unexpected problems, both when they occur, and also in preparation for the next lesson.
Sue Ann V. from Astoria, NY
"Summer 2014 Tutoring in History, Reading, Writing, English, and German"
Currently I am pursuing my PhD in modern European history, with a focus on the WWII period. In addition to my years of history coursework as both an undergraduate and graduate student, I am a Teaching Assistant in my current history department. Courses I have assisted professors with, and taught lecture or discussion components in, include a survey of modern European history (French Revolution to present), the history of Nazi Germany, Europe 1914-45, and the social and intellectual history of Europe. I regularly hold office hours at Stony Brook to assist students enrolled in these courses. ... More
"Enthusiastic Social Studies Teacher Who Also Likes Algebra"
I love to teach students and encourage them to think deeper about the history of our community, nation, and world. I am passionate about helping students reach their full potential, become active members in the community, and develop a love of learning. A graduate degree perpetuated my love for seeing students reach their goals. With a background in alternative education, I am familiar with struggles that students often face and also the work it takes to achieve success. I believe all student... ... More
Michelle was very professional. She is excellent at communicating with the parent and providing feedback. She is very transparent about her goals and how she plans to accomplish them. My child was definitely comfortable with her and enjoyed his experience. She comes across as extremely capable and knowledgeable. I appreciate her willingness to travel to us and do what she can to prepare my child for kindergarten. Look forward to future sessions.
Christie C. from Willimantic, CT
"Experienced Teacher (all subjects K-6) and Published Children's Author"
If you are looking for a K-6 grade tutor, I would love the opportunity to work with your child! I am a former middle school teacher who taught at a private school in Massachusetts before beginning my career as a published children's author. I also home schooled all three of my children from first grade through high school. In addition, I earned a bachelor's degree from Bryant University, and graduated from a two year Bible college program. I have also taken numerous CE courses at ACSI (As... ... More
"Eliza - A Chemistry Tutor"
I have been tutoring others since early high school in math, English, and chemistry. In college my strength in chemistry prompted the department to hire me as a Workshop Facilitator (Problem Based Learning Instructor) for the general chemistry class. Working in this position for three years has allowed me to strengthen not only my depth of understanding of the various subject matters, but also my understanding of learning techniques and styles. It is important to me to encourage students in t... ... More