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Ms. Susan Z.

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"Hi! I'm Susan. I’ve been working with college and graduate students to improve their writing for over 15 years. It has been enormously rewarding to watch students grow in their thinking as they learn techniques they can use in their writing throughout college and beyond. I've also taught courses in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, particularly Buddhism, at several Chicago colleges, while I more...

"Hi! I'm Susan. I’ve been working with college and graduate students to improve their writing for over 15 years. It has been enormously rewarding to watch students grow in their thinking as they learn techniques they can use in their writing throughout college and beyond. I've also taught courses in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, particularly Buddhism, at several Chicago colleges, while I pursue my PhD. I was a 99th percentile scorer in both the SATs and the GRE and have previously taught test prep courses in SAT, GRE, and GMAT. I am an upbeat, yet focused tutor and can work with high school and college students on subjects across the Humanities and Social Sciences; on writing skills; and on test prep.

I've successfully worked with hundreds of students over the years, both on writing skills in particular, as an instructor of Humanities and Religion courses, and in assisting with college and grad school application essays. I know that learning isn't mainly a matter of the expertise of the teacher, but of engaging the learner in the process, so that they become genuinely interested in the material and develop a sense of confidence and competence. I treat each student as an individual and do my utmost to find ways to improve not only their mastery of content, but to help them develop the skills, habits, and confidence that will serve them throughout their years as a student and after.

Please contact me for a free 30 minute phone consultation, during which we can discuss the areas you're looking for tutoring help, your goals, what aspects you find challenging, and the qualities you're looking for in a tutor." less...

Details

fee: $75 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 40 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Susan Z. is a certified tutor

Wesleyan University, Religious Studies

University of Washington, Comparative Religion, with Honors, Masters

University of Chicago, History of Religions (specialization in Buddhism), PhD Candidate, Enrolled

Chicago, IL 60615

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Reading - Study Skills - Writing - English - SAT Math - Literature - World History - GRE - Proofreading - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - GMAT - PSAT - Social Studies - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - Anthropology