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Linda M.

Atlanta, GA

$50/hr

Experienced Teacher in Language Arts and SAT preparation

Background check passed as of 4/16/13
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Experienced Teacher in Language Arts and SAT preparation

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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.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor"

- Adele, Atlanta, GA on 12/1/14

"The Perfect Tutor"

- Jimmie, Atlanta, GA on 7/14/13

"Great Tutor, Very Professional and Punctual."

- ROCHELLE, Stockbridge, GA on 4/22/13

"Outstanding"

- Augustine, Smyrna, GA on 10/2/12

"excellent teacher"

- Premila, Macon, GA on 9/28/11

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Audrey, Griffin, GA on 9/12/11
Math:
SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I taught K-8th at Kingfisher Academy for eight years. I also home-schooled my granddaughter through 3rd grade. I am proficient in phonics and whole reading as well as related elementary subjects.

English

I have taught Language Arts in kindergarten through college.

Grammar

I specialize in traditional grammar and mechanics.

Literature

I am proficient in all areas of literature--elementary, young adult, and college-level.

Phonics

I was responsible for administering and teaching the reading program at Kingfisher Academy in Atlanta, Georgia.

Reading

I teach phonics and "whole" (classical) reading.

SAT Math

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.

SAT Reading

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.

SAT Writing

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.

SSAT

I have successfully prepared students for the SSAT. My latest student scored in the 90 percentile in every category.

Vocabulary

My lessons are based on Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes, and roots.

Writing

I am an experienced teacher in all genres--composition, creative writing, and business.

Georgia State University
English
Georgia State University,
Master's
Emory University, Atlanta
Graduate Coursework

Education

Georgia State University (English)

Georgia State University, (Master's)

Emory University, Atlanta (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent Tutor — Linda M. was a great tutor for my daughter who was preparing for the SAT. My daughter now feels much more confident in her ability to write a good essay and has incorporated the many tips in all the language arts portions of the test. Linda knows how to encourage and motivate the student to practice, learn and improve. ...

— Adele, Atlanta, GA on 12/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates are available on request.

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 15 miles of Atlanta, GA 30312.


About Linda

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.

Testimonials

"Excellent Tutor"

- Adele, Atlanta, GA on 12/1/14

"The Perfect Tutor"

- Jimmie, Atlanta, GA on 7/14/13

"Great Tutor, Very Professional and Punctual."

- ROCHELLE, Stockbridge, GA on 4/22/13

"Outstanding"

- Augustine, Smyrna, GA on 10/2/12

"excellent teacher"

- Premila, Macon, GA on 9/28/11

"Fantastic Tutor"

- Audrey, Griffin, GA on 9/12/11
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Education

Georgia State University
English
Georgia State University,
Master's
Emory University, Atlanta
Graduate Coursework

Education

Georgia State University (English)

Georgia State University, (Master's)

Emory University, Atlanta (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group rates are available on request.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Atlanta, GA 30312

Linda’s Subjects

Math:
SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar,
Literature,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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