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Hi, my experience in tutoring is over 10 years tutoring Math, Algebra, Geometry, English including Reading, Writing Composition, Grammar, Literature, and Reading Comprehension. In fine art I can tutor drawing, painting, and arts and crafts. I work with a student to enrich their learning experience using teaching methods that are very easy to understand and pleasant to accomplish.
My teaching and tutoring experience:
Community College Instructor for English and Math.
Elementary School Teacher for grades l -6.
Middle School Teacher grades 7 -9.
High School Teacher.
College level teacher.
Art Teacher for grades K - 12 and adults.
My tutoring style directed to the needs and personality of the student.
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.
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.
I have taught drawing to children and adults for over ten years at:
Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM
(2002 -2010)for children and adult classes
The University of New Mexico at Los Alamos, NM (1994- 1995)
Santa Fe Public School System, Santa Fe, NM(2004 -2007)for children in after school programs)
My approach to tutoring drawing is to teach the basic shapes, form and perspective first, then more refined pencil techniques. I can tutor all drawing mediums: pencil, charcoal, pastel and ink.
I tutor all areas: Still life, figure, and landscape drawing.
My Educational Background:
The Art Students' League of New York, New York, NY (1983 - 1988)
Galerie La Vie, Santa Fe, NM
Owner and Studio Artist (1990 -1995)
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.
I have taught Painting for over ten years:
Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, NM
(2002 - 2010)for children and adult classes.
ArtXcapes, Santa Fe, NM (2008 -2010)
Painting Workshops in Oil and Acrylic. Painting, Plein Air Landscape painting, Palette knife painting.
Santa Fe, NM (1990 - 2010) Private Art Instructor for numerous students both in the studio and on location for landscape painting.
The University of Los Alamos, Los Alamos, NM (1994 -1995) Painting Instructor
Galerie La Vie, Santa Fe, NM (1990 - 1995)
Artist and Owner
I tutor techniques of painting, landscape and still life painting, and portrait and figure painting.
I first tutor the basics of how to mix paint, types of brushes,and how to create an interesting palette of colors. I like to develop the students' own creative ability to produce their own unique painting style.
The Art Students' League of New York, NY (1983 - 1988) Portrait, Figure and Still Life Painting.
Workshops with: Joyce Pike - Floral Painting
Albert Handell - Pastel and Oil landscape and portrait painting.(1991)
George Burrows - Oil Painting Landscape and Still Life (1992 - 1994)
Ted Georschner - Landscape Painting (1993)
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.
I have taught speech including phonics and pronunciation on both the elementary and secondary levels. As an English teacher, I have had many students who I taught public speaking, articulation, and pronunciation of difficult words. As a tutor I have worked with students on oral projects and presentations, and these students have succeeded very well in their oral presentations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My child hated writing before Miss Linda, now it's his favorite subject! — My son has always struggled with his spelling and writing. He has ADHD and has trouble with fidgeting and focus. He would fight with me to sit down and write just two sentences. Thank goodness I found Miss Linda! She keeps his interest for a whole 1 1/2 hours!! He has a whole new outlook on writing now. He enjoys writing now and he writes stories for fun now. What a difference she has made in suc ...
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