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Sue Gothman's Tutoring Services

Sue currently provides all the math, study skils, academic motivation, and SAT math test prep tutoring services offered through SUCCESSFUL YOU!  

Education

  • Master's of Education in General Education (TESOL Emphasis)
  • Bachelor's of Science in Group Science/Math Emphasis
  • Extensive professional development training in teaching middle school math
  • Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) certification training

Certification

  • Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate with K-8 all subjects, 9th grade math, 9th science, and K-12 ESL endorsements

Related Experience

  • Middle school math teacher in a virtual, online, National Math Lab for 5th-11th grade students; also member of the curriculum development team which wrote and edited the math curriculum used by the teachers
  • Teacher in both private and public school settings, including elementary all subjects, 6th-9th grade math/science, afterschool math tutoring, and assisting students with online career exploration
  • Youth case manager, assisted students and young adults with career education, resume development, and other job search activities
  • ESL summer literacy internship with kindergarten students
  • Online ESL instructor for children living in China
  • ESL instructor for international college-age students at a university-based language center, as well as intensive ESL training in Business English for adults
  • Private math tutor in various settings
  • Home-school educator, K-8th grade all subjects

Academic Honors

  • Received Outstanding Student in Elementary Education and Outstanding Student in Group/Science Math Emphasis awards, Presidential Scholarship, and Phi Kappa Phi honors at Grand Valley State University
  • Graduated from high school as valedictorian and college as Magna Cum Laude

Other Interests

  • Enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially at beaches along Lake Michigan in the summer

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Ken Gothman's Current Educational Role

Ken currently serves as the Regional Career Outreach Coordinator at Montcalm Area Intermediate School District, providing career education and consulting in middle schools and high schools throughout four Michigan counties (Montcalm, Ionia, Gratiot and Isabella). 

  • This includes training and facilitating online career exploration for classrooms and school staff, as well as assisting students in developing their 4-year high school EDP's (Educational Development Plans).
  • Ken is not currently providing organized career education seminars through SUCCESSFUL YOU! Educational Services. 
  • However, older students often ask college/career related questions during their weekly, math tutoring appointments that may get referred to him for his input.

Education

  • Master's of Education in School Counseling
  • Bachelor's of Science in Group Science/Biology Emphasis

Certification

  • Michigan Professional Teaching Certficate with K-8 all subjects, 9th grade science, and K-12 school counseling endorsements

Related Experience

  • Instructor for Allegan Michigan Works! summer work experience youth program focusing on career education, job search skills, and on-the-job work experience
  • School counselor - Byron Center High School; also school counseling intern at the high school and middle school
  • 7th-8th grade sciencce teacher (with some 7th grade math)
  • 6th grade teacher - all subjects

Other Interests

  • Enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially kite boarding at beaches along Lake Michigan in the summer
  • Actually enjoys kite boarding throughout the year, including on the snow during the winter  (That's good, since this is Michigan!)