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Linda S.

Bloomfield, NJ

$47/hr

Retired College Instructor/Journalist Available For English Tutoring

Usually responds in about 7 hours

Retired College Instructor/Journalist Available For English Tutoring

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I am a certified teacher who taught English at Wagner College, and I'm a former Star-Ledger editor. Because I've also taught English/ESL at a grade-school level in private school, I'm available to teach younger and older students.

I can walk you though grammar and writing basics, or I can help you add dramatic flair in your writing. Whether you want to learn a newspaper editor's tips to clean up a story or whether you want to master the basics, I will be happy to help.

Basic grammar lessons: In my basic grammar lessons, you will learn the simplified steps to creating grammatically correct sentences, paragraphs and essays. I have a N.J. English Teacher certificate and a NJ Reading Teacher certificate.

Advanced writing and proofreading lessons: I'm also a former Star-Ledger editor/and writer who can jazz up your writing style. In my advanced proofreading class, you'll learn how to manipulate sentence structures. You'll begin seeing grammar as a traffic signal to prioritize the ideas within a sentence or paragraph. And playing with syntactic structures, such as gerunds, participles and appositives, can create a desired impression on your readers.

Other tricks are hiding controversial topics through using passive voice or through burying the lead. Alternatively, your leads will shout out if you use personal narrative statements in the active voice.

You can also learn to add descriptive adjective flourishes, or to create dramatic flair through punchier verb choices, or to create concise, explanatory business statements.

But whether you choose to take basic grammar lessons or advanced writing and proofreading lessons, I am looking forward to meeting you and to helping you view language in a new way.

By the way, I also have an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate (from Fairleigh Dickinson University).

Testimonials

"Wonderful and very knowledgeable teacher! "

- Julia, Staten Island, NY on 6/17/14

"Great tutor, very nice person and professional"

- Minh, Clifton, NJ on 5/24/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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New Jersey City Univ.
B.A. in English and Psychology
New Jersey City Univ., M.A. in Education
Master's
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. for Paralegal Certificate
Other

Education

New Jersey City Univ. (B.A. in English and Psychology)

New Jersey City Univ., M.A. in Education (Master's)

Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. for Paralegal Certificate (Other)

Wonderful and very knowledgeable teacher! — I am very happy that I found Linda! She always coordinates learning content with my demands and organizes materials prior to every lesson! Immediately, Linda defined the majority of my problems. She is a very accurate, organized, and knowledgeable tutor! ...

— Julia, Staten Island, NY on 6/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $47.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 10 miles of Bloomfield, NJ 07003.


About Linda

I am a certified teacher who taught English at Wagner College, and I'm a former Star-Ledger editor. Because I've also taught English/ESL at a grade-school level in private school, I'm available to teach younger and older students.

I can walk you though grammar and writing basics, or I can help you add dramatic flair in your writing. Whether you want to learn a newspaper editor's tips to clean up a story or whether you want to master the basics, I will be happy to help.

Basic grammar lessons: In my basic grammar lessons, you will learn the simplified steps to creating grammatically correct sentences, paragraphs and essays. I have a N.J. English Teacher certificate and a NJ Reading Teacher certificate.

Advanced writing and proofreading lessons: I'm also a former Star-Ledger editor/and writer who can jazz up your writing style. In my advanced proofreading class, you'll learn how to manipulate sentence structures. You'll begin seeing grammar as a traffic signal to prioritize the ideas within a sentence or paragraph. And playing with syntactic structures, such as gerunds, participles and appositives, can create a desired impression on your readers.

Other tricks are hiding controversial topics through using passive voice or through burying the lead. Alternatively, your leads will shout out if you use personal narrative statements in the active voice.

You can also learn to add descriptive adjective flourishes, or to create dramatic flair through punchier verb choices, or to create concise, explanatory business statements.

But whether you choose to take basic grammar lessons or advanced writing and proofreading lessons, I am looking forward to meeting you and to helping you view language in a new way.

By the way, I also have an ABA-approved Paralegal Certificate (from Fairleigh Dickinson University).

Testimonials

"Wonderful and very knowledgeable teacher! "

- Julia, Staten Island, NY on 6/17/14

"Great tutor, very nice person and professional"

- Minh, Clifton, NJ on 5/24/14
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Education

New Jersey City Univ.
B.A. in English and Psychology
New Jersey City Univ., M.A. in Education
Master's
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. for Paralegal Certificate
Other

Education

New Jersey City Univ. (B.A. in English and Psychology)

New Jersey City Univ., M.A. in Education (Master's)

Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. for Paralegal Certificate (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Linda’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

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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