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Linda B.

English Tutor Specializing in ESOL; Reading, Writing, and Test Prep

Charlotte, NC (28269)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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I am passionate about education, and I love tutoring. I enjoy the one-to-one relationship I have with my students and the opportunity to tailor material to each student's individual needs. I would love to help you improve your English language skills; prepare for the SAT or ACT exams; write your college essay; or brainstorm, organize, and write that final project for your high school or college course. I can also help you with organization and study skills. I have extensive experience using research based strategies and methods for communicating information and making it relevant to the student.

I am a certified teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages and an adjunct professor of cultural anthropology. I have 15 years' experience teaching high school, university, and adult students. I have a Master's Degree in cultural anthropology from the University of New Mexico and have completed graduate coursework at the University of New Hampshire for ESOL certification.

I hold myself to a high standard and for that reason I often ask for feedback from my students. I am flexible with scheduling, however I do have a 24 hour cancellation policy. If student cancels less than 24 hours prior to a lesson, a cancellation fee of 50% will be assessed. I look forward to working with you towards your success in furthering your education.

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Linda’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

ACT Reading

I help students improve their ACT reading scores by teaching critical reading, finding the main idea, understanding the author's purpose, and increasing vocabulary. I provide students with ample practice of ACT reading passages and questions. Most importantly, I encourage students to find a connection to the reading passage so they read with purpose instead of simply reading words. Making a personal connection is key in reading comprehension.

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESOL teacher and Highly Qualified English Teacher for grades 7-12.
I have a Master's Degree in cultural anthropology and post graduate study in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Through my anthropology education, research fieldwork, and teaching experiences, I have gained an understanding of how a student's culture can impact learning. I have 15 years' experience teaching adults, university students, and high school students. I have taught refugees and immigrants from more than 20 different language groups and cultures. Many of these students have successfully completed high school, and gone on to earn college degrees.

SAT Reading

I help students improve their SAT reading scores by teaching critical reading, finding the main idea, understanding the author's purpose, and increasing vocabulary. I provide students with ample practice of SAT reading passages and questions. Most importantly, I encourage students to find a connection to the reading passage so they read with purpose instead of simply reading words. Making a personal connection is key in reading comprehension.

Study Skills

My philosophy is: External order = internal order. I taught and tutored refugee high school students for nine years. Many of them had no previous formal education or understanding of time management. Teaching these students organization and study skills was my first priority. I have successfully helped students learn to organize and prioritize their work using time management, note-taking tips, agendas, and school or teacher web sites. Most importantly, I encourage students to be self-directed learners.

Writing

I have 14 years' experience teaching writing to high school and college students. I have taught all types of writing from a short, 3-paragraph essay to a 10-page research paper, and I have helped students write their college essays. As a graduate student in Cultural Anthropology, I had extensive experience in academic writing. I've written grant applications and research proposals for faculty, committee, and Internal Review Board approval. I have conducted several field research projects and written reports for presentations at professional meetings.

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Education

Univ. New Hampshire

Univ. New Mexico (Master's)

Univ. New Hampshire (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent approach Linda is a great teacher, She knew from the very beginning where to focus on and actually knew how to name our classes (Individual Language Profile). She is been able to use all kind of tools to get me where we agreed when we first talk. The use of video tape, books, You tube files and different types of tools have been very effective because I'm able to check my progress even from very beginning. ...

— Kristi from Mooresville, NC on 9/13/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If student cancels withing 24 hours of the lesson, a cancellation fee of 50% will be assessed.

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 20 miles of Charlotte, NC 28269.

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