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Linda S.

Ridgewood, NJ

$50/hr

Reading, Writing, Language Arts and ESL

Background check passed as of 8/28/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Reading, Writing, Language Arts and ESL

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Currently focusing on writing for grades 4 and up. Using examples from mentor texts, improve your writing and practice in all different styles--narrative, opinion, persuasive, informative, expository, etc.

I have over five years of tutoring experience. I have tutored students from kindergarten through seven grade. I have tutored children who can't read yet and those who are in accelerated gifted programs. I also have experience in the classroom environment. I have taught reading and writing to a class of multi-aged students. I have also taught adult ESL students in multiple classes at a language school in New Jersey. I devised my own curriculum that revolved around teaching American history and culture as a discussion base for intermediate and advanced speaking and conversation classes.

Reading and Writing (K-8) Using non-fiction children's books and creative projects, my lessons are personalized for each individual student to match their ability and help them grow to the next level. Students are encouraged to read aloud to promote pronunciation, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Reading is followed by a writing assignment or creative project focusing on the themes of the book. My students and I read, discuss and write about books on many different subjects. Here is a small sample: space, the Fibonacci sequence, skyscrapers, jellyfish, Komodo dragons, Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, hawks in Central Park, the Winter Solstice, the "chocolate pilot" of the Berlin airlift, and diver Sammy Lee (the first Asian-American to win a U.S. Olympic Gold Medal). Writing projects include everything from creative writing to standardized essay formats found on the NJASK. Focus on structure, grammar, vocabulary and spelling as well as expressing ideas clearly and writing persuasively.

Enrichment Projects Using Critical Thinking. For children whose minds need stimulation beyond what is offered in school. Learn how to evaluate data, evaluate text, analyze facts, and synthesize information. Think well and think creatively. Creative projects allow kids to research a subject and tackle a large scale undertaking. For Example: Read about New York City and what makes a city function well. Become an urban planner and designer: create a city map and build the tallest skyscraper you can with the materials provided. Learn about Muppet creator Jim Henson and explore the art of storytelling and puppet making: create a character, give your puppet personality traits and writing a script for a show. Art lessons combine Art History and artist biographies with hands-on projects. Read and discuss books about famous artists and their work; then create your own art in their style.

ESL and English Language for Adults or Children I specialize in speech, conversation, and American culture. I also teaching writing and grammar separately or as part of the other lessons. I have been a private tutor for many years and also taught classes of 10-15 adults in a language school.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

Reading, Writing, Social Studies. I am certified to teach elementary school in the state of NJ.

I privately tutor elementary studies in Reading, Writing, and Social Studies.

ESL/ESOL

I currently teach adult ESL classes in a language school. I have also been a tutor for ESL for both adults and children.

Reading

I use children's nonfiction books to improve reading comprehension and vocabulary while learning about interesting people and events.

Social Studies

Elementary and Middle School Students. I am certified to teach social studies through high school in the state of NJ.

My area of specialty is American History and Law, ethics, etc. I have a BA in American History from Columbia Univerisity and a JD from Brookyln Law School.

Barnard College, Columbia University
History
Brooklyn Law School
J.D.

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University (History)

Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 10 miles of Ridgewood, NJ 07450.


About Linda

Currently focusing on writing for grades 4 and up. Using examples from mentor texts, improve your writing and practice in all different styles--narrative, opinion, persuasive, informative, expository, etc.

I have over five years of tutoring experience. I have tutored students from kindergarten through seven grade. I have tutored children who can't read yet and those who are in accelerated gifted programs. I also have experience in the classroom environment. I have taught reading and writing to a class of multi-aged students. I have also taught adult ESL students in multiple classes at a language school in New Jersey. I devised my own curriculum that revolved around teaching American history and culture as a discussion base for intermediate and advanced speaking and conversation classes.

Reading and Writing (K-8) Using non-fiction children's books and creative projects, my lessons are personalized for each individual student to match their ability and help them grow to the next level. Students are encouraged to read aloud to promote pronunciation, vocabulary development, and comprehension. Reading is followed by a writing assignment or creative project focusing on the themes of the book. My students and I read, discuss and write about books on many different subjects. Here is a small sample: space, the Fibonacci sequence, skyscrapers, jellyfish, Komodo dragons, Eleanor Roosevelt's childhood, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, hawks in Central Park, the Winter Solstice, the "chocolate pilot" of the Berlin airlift, and diver Sammy Lee (the first Asian-American to win a U.S. Olympic Gold Medal). Writing projects include everything from creative writing to standardized essay formats found on the NJASK. Focus on structure, grammar, vocabulary and spelling as well as expressing ideas clearly and writing persuasively.

Enrichment Projects Using Critical Thinking. For children whose minds need stimulation beyond what is offered in school. Learn how to evaluate data, evaluate text, analyze facts, and synthesize information. Think well and think creatively. Creative projects allow kids to research a subject and tackle a large scale undertaking. For Example: Read about New York City and what makes a city function well. Become an urban planner and designer: create a city map and build the tallest skyscraper you can with the materials provided. Learn about Muppet creator Jim Henson and explore the art of storytelling and puppet making: create a character, give your puppet personality traits and writing a script for a show. Art lessons combine Art History and artist biographies with hands-on projects. Read and discuss books about famous artists and their work; then create your own art in their style.

ESL and English Language for Adults or Children I specialize in speech, conversation, and American culture. I also teaching writing and grammar separately or as part of the other lessons. I have been a private tutor for many years and also taught classes of 10-15 adults in a language school.

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University
History
Brooklyn Law School
J.D.

Education

Barnard College, Columbia University (History)

Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Linda’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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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