Over 600 tutoring hours

Linda D.

Chico, CA

$30/hour

Elementary School through College Tutoring, Windows and MS Office

In-person lessons
4.7 average from 114 ratings
Great tutor! Flexible, Reliable and easy to work with!
— Angela, Chico, CA on 7/1/14

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California State University, Chico
Business Admin
California State University, Hayward (now East Bay)
MBA

Education

California State University, Chico (Business Admin)

California State University, Hayward (now East Bay) (MBA)

About Linda

Get the help you need with English, Math, Science, and more from elementary school students to college students. I had the unique experience of tutoring for four years in Japan. This experience has provided me with the ability to seek different ways to get a concept across to students. If one way doesn't work, I look for another way. When my children were in elementary school, I was a regular classroom volunteer. In that setting, I helped children learn to read and do math. Studying with other people is a great way to reinforce classroom learning. In college, I often had a study group, in fact, in some of my classes, other students asked to be in my study group.

I can also help you with your computer. Learn to use Microsoft Windows and Office in a quiet, comfortable setting with no pressure. I have an MBA and over 16 years of experience using MS Office and Windows in an office setting. My co-workers in every company for which I have worked came to me when they couldn't figure out how to do something in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I can also teach you to use QuickBooks. I will teach you to use a computer and the software in short, concise lessons, or in a half-day or whole-day session. You will do the "driving" and I will be there to assist you. We can start with the basics, or we can jump to what you need to learn. It's up to you!
Get the help you need with English, Math, Science, and more from elementary school students to college students. I had the unique experience of tutoring for four years in Japan. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Chico, CA 95973
In-person lessons

"Great tutor! Flexible, Reliable and easy to work with!"

- Angela, Chico, CA on 7/1/14

"Very patient and helpful"

- samandeep, Chico, CA on 9/1/15

"Very Knowledgeable and kind to work with"

- Adam, Chico, CA on 6/14/15

"Lifesaver"

- Tammy, Oroville, CA on 4/27/15

"Great Personality and very easy to get along with."

- Debbie, Chico, CA on 10/2/14

"The Best in Service and Knowledge"

- Ron, Chico, CA on 1/18/13
Science:
ACT Science,
Biology,
Philosophy
History:
American History,
World History
Special Needs:
Phonics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have been preparing students for college entrance exams for over a year. A big part of those exams are the English sections. I can teach you to use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure. I can also work with you on vocabulary and writing.

ACT Reading

I have been preparing students for college entrance exams for over a year. Reading is a part of these exams. I can teach to you read with greater comprehension. I love to read! I will help you with phonics and vocabulary.

ACT Science

I have been preparing students for college entrance exams for over a year. Science is what makes the ACT Exam different from other exams. I have a passion for science and would love to share that passion with you. I have studied earth science, biology, space science, chemistry, and physiology.

Algebra 1

Algebra was a tough subject for me in high school; I earned Cs and Ds. When I attended community college, I had a wonderful teacher and I earned an A for the class. I went on to university and earned Bs in my finite math and calculus classes. I believe this was due to that wonderful teacher in community college and my hard work. I am no longer afraid of math.

American History

History is so interesting! I love learning about what has happened and why and how it happened. I especially like making the people behind history seem like real people rather than bigger than life heroes. A lot of history was made by ordinary people living in extraordinary times and situations.

Biology

Science is very fascinating to me. I was blessed to have had an excellent biology teach in high school. He set up the most memorable science experiments for us. For example, in the middle of winter in Idaho, he ordered live frogs for us, which we, in lab groups, caused to lay eggs which we fertilized and watched develop under microscopes. In the intervening years, there have been so many exciting advances in biology. Let's study about them together!

Elementary (K-6th)

I was a regular classroom volunteer when my children were in elementary school, helping students with reading and math. I also taught English to children for four years when I lived in Japan.

I hold a BS degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Computer Information Systems. I was required to take algebra, finite math, statistics, and calculus courses as part of these programs; I am therefore confident that I can help your student in lower-level mathematics.

Elementary Math

I am able to teach your child math using practice sheets, flash cards, and games to help your child learn and enjoy doing math. My focus is to help your child learn math facts by memorization and not counting on fingers. I do this in a very supportive, non-critical way using praise and encouragement.

Elementary Science

Science is so interesting! There have been so many technological advances in the way we have studied science and nature in recent years, that as a result, we have learned so much more about the plants, animals, and world around us. Let's explore some of those findings together!

English

English wasn't always my favorite subject. Then, in the eighth grade, our English teacher began to teach us about the parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.) and it all suddenly clicked for me. Everything made sense! I would love to work with you to help you have a similar experience.

General Computer

I have been using a PC in a student and a business setting since 1991. My first computer was purchased before Windows was released. I am able to teach you to work in all versions of Microsoft Windows through Windows 7. I can teach you to change the appearance of your Windows desktop, change the size of your icons, arrange the icons on the desktop, add applications to your taskbar, install and remove software, and much more.

Grammar

Study grammar with me and I will teach you how to avoid common mistakes. I will also teach you correct punctuation, subject-verb agreement, vocabulary, and sentence structure. We will study idiomatic phrases as well.

GRE

I have been preparing students for college entrance exams for over a year. I am currently working with a high school student who is preparing for the SAT test in October 2013. Together we have worked out a test taking strategy that has raised her scores on practice test by more than 300 points.

Literature

I love to read. I have taken college-level English and American literature classes. I also love history. I can help you to understand what the author means in the context of the time in which he or she was writing. Let's read together!

Microsoft Access

I have used Access databases for many years and I have designed and built Access databases for my employers and for my own use.

Microsoft Excel

I have used Excel in a business setting for over 17 years. I can teach you to create spreadsheets and workbooks, use formulas, format your spreadsheets, sort and manipulate data, create charts and graphs, insert links to other documents, and much more.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Outlook at work for the past ten years or so. I keep my personal calendar as well as my business calendar in Outlook. I know how to create forms for boilerplate email and frequently sent email. I can make distribution lists and contact lists. I can send invitations to meetings, set importance levels for email, and request voting by email. In the Outlook calendar, I can set recurring meetings and categorize appointments on the calendar.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have used PowerPoint in a business setting for over 10 years. I can teach you to create dynamic presentations, format your presentations, add animation and sound, insert clip art and other graphics, insert links to the Internet or other documents, and much more.

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Windows since 1992. I have used all of the following versions: 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, XP, Vista, and 7. I can configure the display, use the control panel, change the volume, pin programs to the status bar, and much more.

Microsoft Word

I have used Word in a business setting for almost 20 years. I can teach you to create and format documents, add graphics, insert tables, add tables of contents, track changes to your documents, create headers and footers, include page numbers, and much more.

Phonics

From my experience as a classroom volunteer, I help students learn to read by using phonics to sound out the words they don't know. This includes learning the sounds of short and long vowels, consonants, beginning consonant blends, and ending consonant blends. I do this using practice sheets, flash cards, and games. I teach students in a relaxed, non-critical environment using praise and encouragement.

PSAT

I have just finished tutoring a high school junior who has raised her PSAT practice test scores from somewhere in the 1300s to 1870.

QuickBooks

I have done bookkeeping for myself and clients using QuickBooks Pro 8, QuickBooks Pro 9, and QuickBooks Pro 12. I am currently teaching two people to use QuickBooks 12 for their businesses. I can create invoices, general journal entries, sales receipts, track inventory, manage bank accounts (enter checks and deposits and reconcile accounts), modify invoices with company logos, etc., generate reports and graphs, and much more.

Reading

I help students learn to read by using phonics to sound out the words they don't know. This includes learning the sounds of short and long vowels, consonants, beginning consonant blends, and ending consonant blends. I do this using practice sheets, flash cards, and games. In addition, use sight word cards to help them recognize the words so they don't have to sound out each word in a reading lesson. I teach students in a relaxed, non-critical environment using praise and encouragement.

SAT Math

I have been preparing students for college entrance exams for over a year. I am currently working with a high school student who is preparing for the SAT test in October 2013. In order to teach her the algebra and geometry on the test, I refer to my own classwork when I studied algebra, geometry, finite math, statistics, and calculus at university.

SAT Reading

Reading is a big part of the SAT exam, and I love to read! We work on reading passages and then answering questions based on the passages. We also will study vocabulary and idioms.

SAT Writing

Writing is an important component of the SAT exam. I can teach you correct grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure. I wrote many papers for my undergraduate and graduate university classes. I earned As on all of them.

Vocabulary

Knowing what a word means and how to use it correctly is vital to good speaking and writing. Study vocabulary with me and expand your world. I have a very large vocabulary and many resources from which you may increase your vocabulary.

Writing

I have written many papers for college and university classes and I am proud to say that I have never received less than a grade of A on any of them. I like to express myself in writing. After I write, I spend a lot of time fine-tuning what I have written. I think this is what makes me a successful writer. I can teach you how to do this and how to avoid common writing mistakes.

California State University, Chico
Business Admin
California State University, Hayward (now East Bay)
MBA

Education

California State University, Chico (Business Admin)

California State University, Hayward (now East Bay) (MBA)

Great tutor! Flexible, Reliable and easy to work with! — Linda approaches her tutoring in a very supportive and kind way. She is very flexible with her time and tailors her educational approach to the style of student she's tutoring. We have found her to be very reliable, easy to work with, and genuinely concerned about the educational goals of our son. We've seen great improvement with his grades as well as his confidence. She has been tutoring our fam ...

— Angela, Chico, CA on 7/1/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 10 miles of Chico, CA 95973.