Linda L.


Linda L.

Tutor

Springfield, OR 97477

Will travel 25 miles

$25 per hour.

4.71 42 ratings

Highly experienced tutor for Algebra, English, Writing, and Reading

I am a highly experienced tutor for English and Math for many years on the elementary, middle school, high school, and college level. On the elementary level I have had great success in helping students improve both their reading, writing and math skills. Middle school and secondary subjects that I can tutor are Math and English including vocabulary, grammar, writing, and literature analysis. Many of my students have been college level Math and English Students. I can tutor Math and English... [more]


Algebra 1

I am an excellent Algebra 1 teacher and tutor. All my students have shown remarkable improvement in their grades. I explain Algebra an easy and understandable way. I truly enjoy tutoring students in Math and am delighted when they accomplish their goals.


Grammar


Prealgebra

I have lots of experience tutoring students in Prealgebra on the middle and high school levels as well as the college levels. My students always succeed in raising their Math grades. I teach in an easy to understand way, and repeat information until the students understand Prealgebra and can work on their own.


Reading

Reading is so important for children in school, and I enjoy teaching reading to them. I work with phonics, learning the alphabet, and sight words in combination to accelerate reading progress. These techniques help students to read accurately and successfully. As a credentialed Language Arts teacher with elementary and high school teaching experience, I understand the problems that students deal with regarding Reading.


Writing

As a teacher of writing I have been able to help many students become better and faster writers by showing them how to successfully express themselves verbally and to understand the mechanics of grammar in a simple way. I have taught Writing for over ten years on the college, high school, and elementary levels. My goal is to help students to write in their own style, but to do so more effectively and creatively.


English

I am an excellent English and Writing teacher. I have a MA in English and experience teaching English to all ages. I can help with writing, grammar, and speaking.


SAT Math

I have tutored many students for the SAT Math tests, entrance type exams and placement tests with great success. All my students pass their exams on the first try as there is a special skill to test taking which I work with each student individually. I enjoy students and helping them succeed in their academic life.


GED

Highly Experienced GED teacher. I have taught GED for over ten years on the Community College level and as a tutor. Great success with all students especially in Math and English.


SAT Reading

As an English and Math teacher I have been able to raise many students SAT's scores by 100-200 points. In English, I work on improving writing ability, reviewing grammar, and brushing up on vocabulary knowledge. For the Math section of the SAT, I review all the Algebra and Geometry skills needed for achieving a high SAT score. Also, I utilize practices tests in all areas of SAT subjects to help students feel familiar with the tests.


SAT Writing

As a math and English teacher, I have taught SAT skills for many years with great results. All of my students have raised their SAT scores 100-200 points. I work in English with writing, grammar, and vocabulary improvement. In math, I review the algebra and geometry skills that are necessary for the SAT math section of the test. My SAT students all have had great success on their SAT tests.


Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught on the elementary level in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5 for four years. I was an elementary school substitute for the Santa Fe Public School System, Santa Fe, NM for over ten years. I also was an elementary school substitute for Vista Unified School District for five years.


Study Skills

I have been a teacher in both elementary, middle school, high school, and college for over 20 years. In all of these positions I taught students how to study all their subjects, how to memorize information, take notes, edit writing, and review for tests. As a tutor I have taught students how to do research, re-write information in their own words and organize essays and research papers from elementary grades through college. As a GED instructor for the Santa Fe Community College, New Mexico, I taught my students study skills that improved their test scores and enabled them to pass their GED tests. As a tutor for the First District Court of Santa Fe, New Mexico, I worked with many students who needed to learn study skills to pass various proficiency exams.


ADHD

As an elementary teacher I have worked with many students who have ADD/ADHD. I understand their needs and work to help them focus on their work in ways that they can understand. I am extremely patient and use many various methods that help students with ADD/ADHD succeed in school. These methods include study skills, writing improvement, and reading comprehension. Most of the students that I am presently tutoring have some form of ADD/ADHD. They have all raised their grade levels and developed a better understanding of their school work.


Handwriting

My handwriting in cursive is clear and legible. I was taught to write in cursive as a young child and continued the correct style throughout my adult life. I have taught cursive handwriting to students in grades 2-5 and including middle and high school. I use cursive letter worksheets when tutoring students. I instruct students to trace the cursive letters first at least 3 times and then to start writing them without tracing. Next students begin to write words in cursive and ultimately sentences and paragraphs.