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Real Talk: Ongoing/Weekly 1-On-1 Social Skills Tutoring for Kids

Miss Suzanne (M.A., CCC-SLP)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(111)
This ongoing, weekly private class for kids is a "safe space" to learn about social awareness, social communication, peer interactions, communication skills, non-verbal cues, and making friends.

Class experience

Learners will build their "communication toolbox" of skills to help them tackle various real-world situations. Practice makes perfect, right? Class topics will be very similar to or the same as the multi-learner class ("Real Talk: Advanced Conversational Skills for Kids"), but with more privacy for learners who prefer to learn on their own.
Suzanne holds an M.A. in Education - Speech-Language Pathology, and a B.A. in Linguistics (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Campuswide Honors Program, Linguistics Honors Program), with an emphasis in Sociolinguistics and a secondary emphasis in Historical Linguistics. Her Honors thesis, "'Like', 'go', and 'all' in the speech of Southern California youth," (1996) reflected her desire to understand how language is actually used. In high school, she was on drill/dance team and in theatre, belonged to a slew of clubs, played in two string ensembles, was an award-winning creative writer, and was a National Merit Commended Scholar. 

She is a speech-language pathologist, an educator, and a parent of three kids (two teens, one elementary-aged) with various special learning and health needs. She is also a twice-exceptional/NAT individual. 

She has experience (as a professional, a parent, or a volunteer) across the full spectrum of education, including public school, private school (secular, Christian, International Baccalaureate), homeschool, homeschool co-op, online school, de-schooling, mainstream education, special education, special day class, Deaf/HOH schools, and day care. She is familiar with a variety of curricula and has also developed her own curricula. She has approximately 20 years of experience as speech-language pathologist, and has been volunteering in schools since she was a fifth grader (more years ago than she'll admit). She has dedicated her life to lifting children up and supporting their educational and socio-emotional needs. 

In her spare time - when she has any - she is a performer (dance production, modeling, on-screen acting), takes voice lessons, manages her daughter's acting career, reads voraciously, plays multiple musical instruments, and writes.
Social etiquette involves knowing when, where, and how to talk about certain topics. Being an able communicator means knowing how to talk to many different types of people from many different backgrounds. It also means communicating what you want/need to, and not communicating other information. There may be references to people coming different secular/faith backgrounds, people arguing about politics, the origin of the term "bless you" when someone sneezes, etc. However there is no "indoctrination" to any particular point of view.

I tell the learners, "I'm here to help you build skills to communicate with many types of people in many situations. Every family has their own rules. Check with your parents or guardians if you are not sure what is right for your family." 

Please message the teacher if there are particulars that should be noted, or you have any questions.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(111)
Greetings! I'm a speech-language pathologist, homeschool/public/private school mom, and Outschool parent who was moved to share her love of learning. I'm also a parent of children who qualify for supports and services via Section 504... 
1-on-1 Coaching


per session
Meets on demand
30 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-12

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