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I have been in the teaching profession for 37 years and have taught kindergarten through college. I have a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in mathematics and a master's degree in English literature with a concentration in composition. I spent most of my career as a college professor, teaching at such schools as Georgia State, Mercer University, and in the Governor's Honors Summer Program at the College of Charleston. I have also taught at Lithia Springs High School with a PBTA (Performance-based teaching certificate) where I taught the advanced and accelerated classes in literature and composition. As a graduate student, I tutored in the GSU Writing Center and evaluated Regent's exams. At Mercer University, I taught SAT prep in addition to my English classes. I have successfully tutored students in preparing for the SSAT. I also spent eight years at a private academy in Atlanta where I was responsible for the language arts program for grades K-8. It was in this capacity that I became proficient in teaching phonics/reading. I have been retired for a year and am now returning to part-time teaching as a private tutor.
I specialize in traditional grammar and mechanics.
I am proficient in all areas of literature--elementary, young adult, and college-level.
I was responsible for administering and teaching the reading program at Kingfisher Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.
The new SAT math section covers arithmetic, algebra 1 and 2, geometry, and miscellaneous subjects, such as probability, data, and graph analysis. I have a minor in mathematics as well as a life-long love of math. I have prepared students for all areas of the SAT, including math.
I have taught both classes and individual students in preparing for the SAT. The best approach is a combination of coaching on the specific skills required by the SAT and coaching on "how" to take the test.
I have taught both classes and individual students in preparing for the Writing and Reading sections of the SAT. The ideal preparation includes a review of subject material relevant to the particular area of the SAT and "how" to take the test in a better, smarter, and faster way.
I have successfully prepared students for the SSAT. My latest student scored in the 90 percentile in every category.
The Perfect Tutor — Linda M. is an excellent tutor. She is well informed, scholarly, has terrific motivational skills, and is always punctual with her appointments. She possesses all of the great teaching skills. She is exactly what we dreamed for in selecting a tutor for our daughter. ...
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