Personal Statement

Suzanne is an experienced educator as well as a lifelong learner. She holds over ten years experience as a teacher at both the middle and high school levels. Having worked with high school and middle school students for many years, she has experience teaching reading comprehension, essay writing skills, and test preparation. One extremely interesting fact about Suzanne is that she lived in Costa Rica! She taught at Blue Valley International School near the capital where she instructed students who were children of ambassadors from around the world. Because of her experience teaching at such a renown school, Suzanne speaks fluent Spanish and is quite experienced with the International Baccalaureate Organization. In addition to teaching in schools, Suzanne has been working at tutoring centers since 2003. She was even on the development team who wrote both student and teacher versions of SAT preparation books. Suzanne believes that students learn best when they are able to see the “bigger picture” of what they’re learning and make it both relevant and applicable to their world. As a teacher, Suzanne enjoys working with her students set high goals, work diligently, and make their aspirations become realities. She seeks to guide her students to embrace knowledge and become independent learners. Suzanne holds an undergraduate degree in Literature from Rutgers University, a graduate degree in Education from Ramapo College, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Montclair University. In her free time, Suzanne enjoys running, following New York Giants and Rutgers University football, and decorating her new house in Westfield, NJ. She looks forward to meeting future students and helping them reach their academic goals.

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor

Masters Degree

  • M.A. in Educational Leadership, Montclair State University
  • English Teacher Certification, Ramapo College
  • B.A. in English, Rutgers University
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • AP English
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • ISEE Reading and Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • Spanish
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • English Teacher Certification, Ramapo College, 2005
  • Academic Director, Kaplan Test Prep, 2009

“…Her approach was terrific and thorough. She was very invested in my son’s success. He improved by over 250 points!”

Satisfied Parent

“…She has proven herself to be a master of her content and its instruction through creatively implementing lessons that address the needs in the best interests of her students.”

Satisfied Administrator

“…She is an exceptional educator. My scores significantly improved as well as my study habits. She gave me the opportunity to feel empowered.”

Satisfied Student