Linda S.


Linda S.

Tutor

Buffalo, NY 14221

Will travel 12 miles

$40 per hour.

4.78 41 ratings

Effective Reading Tutor Specializing in K-12 Literacy and SAT Prep

I am available to tutor your child in grades K-12 and even some college level courses. I have a Master's in Reading and permanent NY certification in Reading with over 20 years of classroom experience. I am able to help strengthen your child's reading comprehension, letter-sound recognition, sight word and vocabulary, reading fluency and writing skills. I have tutored students on essay writing requirements for NYS Regents Exams. Since the Regents Exams are focused on reading comprehension a... [more]


Algebra 1


American History

I have experience tutoring the U.S. History course and Regents exam. I am able to tutor both the multiple choice questions and essay questions ( thematic and DBQ). As a former Academic Intervention Services (AIS) teacher I assisted my students to prepare for this Regents exam. I incorporate content knowledge, test taking skills and study skills in my lessons.


Biology

As a permanently certified NYS reading teacher and ajunct college reading instructor I tutored college level Anatomy as an employee of the Academic Achievement Center. Because of this I am capable of tutoring high school Biology. I have an undergraduate Health Education degree which makes me competent as well. I taught health education for 20 years.


Vocabulary


Grammar


Prealgebra


Reading

I am a part time reading teacher at NCCC and substitute teacher. I have taught students to be stronger readers throughout my career.


Writing

I have tutored students in Writing my entire career as an Academic Intervention Services teacher, as a former college tutor in NCCC 's Academic Achievement Center, as an SAT and ACT writing tutor, an ELA Regents tutor and as an essay tutor for the TOEFL, Global Studies Regents and U.S. History Regents.


Geography


English

I presently teach English Language Learners in my reading classes at Niagara Community College. I have tutored English as a Second Language students to prepare for the TOEFL for Wyzant. I have experience tutoring and teaching students who wish to learn English.


ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.


Psychology


Anatomy

I teach reading part time at NCCC. For several semesters I also worked as a college tutor at NCCC in the Academic Achievement Center. I tutored students in various college courses including Anatomy. As an undergraduate student at Brockport I took Anatomy as a required course for my Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education.


World History


SAT Reading

I have tutored the reading, language and essay sections of the SAT for many years and through the revised changes the College Board implemented in 2016. I am an experienced adjunct reading instructor at NCCC and local substitute teacher.


SAT Writing

I have tutored the SAT writing language) and essay sections for many years. I have experience with the same sections of the ACT. I am an adjunct reading instructor at NCCC who has worked as a college tutor in the past assisting students with various assignments including essays.


TOEFL

I am an experienced TOEFL tutor who has tutored English Language Learners to be successful on this test. I work with ELL students in my reading classes at NCCC.


Spelling


ACT Reading

I have extensive experience tutoring the critical reading section of the ACT. I have a Masters in Reading and permanent NY State certification as a Reading Teacher. I teach reading part time at NCCC and substitute teach in Amherst, Depew, Lancaster and Williamsville School Districts.


ACT English

I am an experienced ACT English tutor. The sections that I tutor include the reading, language (grammar), essay and even the science section since that section relies on reading comprehension. I am a part time reading instructor at NCCC and a local substitute teacher. At NCCC I worked in the Academic Achievement Center for several semesters assisting students with their essays and other college assignments.


Elementary (K-6th)

I have permanent New York State Certification as a Reading Teacher K-12. I have worked as a remedial reading teacher in grades 4 - 12. I can assist students in strengthening reading skills at the elementary level so that they can read for meaning and read to learn from content area subjects including social studies, science and math.


Phonics

I have worked with 4th-6th grade students in strengthening their phonics decoding skills.


Study Skills

As a teacher I have developed and taught study skills units. While at Niagara County Community College as a part time reading instructor I worked in the Academic Achievement Center meeting with struggling students on numerous study skill strategies ranging from proper note-taking, test prep, time management, how to study from notes, what to study and test prep.


ADHD

I have worked with special needs students in my classroom my entire career. I am familiar with IEP requirements and respond accordingly. As an undergraduate and graduate student I took and passed special education classes as required courses for my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I have received staff development training throughout my career pertaining to special needs students including those with ADD/ADHD and autism.


Regents

I have tutored Regents subjects, including U.S.History and English, while I was an AIS Reading/Writing Teacher at Wellsville High School for 13 years. I also tutored these Regents exam courses while working as a tutor for Huntington Learning Center for 3 years. I know the content of these courses and the expectations of these exams. I know how to prepare students for both the content and the required essays.


Sociology

I am qualified to tutor sociology because as a college reading instructor at Niagara County Community College I have worked in the capacity of college tutor in the college's Academic Achievement Center and have tutored students in Sociology. I am familiar and understand Sociology textbook material and other readings assigned. I have assisted students with their test prep for Sociology midterms and finals using their textbook, lecture notes, instructor handouts and graded quizzes.


Speech

Speech is the closest topic I could find for public speaking. I have fine-tuned public speaking skills courtesy of 20+ years as a teacher. I have also presented staff development workshops to teachers I have worked with and presented at NYS health conferences. I am extremely qualified to help someone become a public speaker.


Nutrition

As a health education teacher for 20 years I have taught nutrition units in middle school and high school health courses.


Handwriting

As a certified teacher, I have taught elementary students cursive handwriting. I personally have exceptional cursive handwriting that I use to model for my students. There are practice materials I will purchase to use with students I am teaching cursive handwriting.