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Linda D.

In-Person Reading, Phonics, and Math Lessons for Elementary Students

In-Person Reading, Phonics, and Math Lessons for Elementary Students

$30/hour

  • 1,020 hours tutoring

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Get the help your child needs with Elementary Math, Science, English, Reading, Phonics, and Writing. I had the unique experience of tutoring for four years in Japan. That experience has provided me with the ability to seek different ways to get a concept across to a student. If one way doesn't work, I look for another way. When my own children were in elementary school, I was a regular classroom volunteer. In that setting, I not only helped children learn to read and do math, but I was...

Get the help your child needs with Elementary Math, Science, English, Reading, Phonics, and Writing. I had the unique experience of tutoring for four years in Japan. That experience has provided me with the ability to seek different ways to get a concept across to a student. If one way doesn't work, I look for another way. When my own children were in elementary school, I was a regular classroom volunteer. In that setting, I not only helped children learn to read and do math, but I was able to observe good teaching techniques from their teachers. My teaching methods are supportive and involve positive reinforcement. We play learning games, read aloud, and work math problems on a white board. My goal is for them to learn, but also to make it fun. Students earn points which they can trade for Dunstan bucks they can use to buy toys from my student store.

I can also help you with your computer. Learn to use Microsoft Office in a quiet, comfortable setting with no pressure. I am very well-educated and have over 20 years of experience using MS Office in an office setting. In every company for which I have worked, my coworkers came to me when they couldn't figure out how to do something in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. I will teach you to use these software applications (sorry, no programming) in short, concise lessons. 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.

NOTE: I offer in-person sessions only, in my home. Many students have lost ground educationally because of online education, so I don't offer online sessions. I tutor only in my home because all of my resources are here. I have received both Covid injections, and I practice mask and/or shield wearing, use of hand sanitizer, and do temperature checks.


Education

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

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Business

GRE,

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.
Microsoft Excel,

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 PowerPoint,

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 Word

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.

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

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 PowerPoint,

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 Word

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.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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.
Microsoft Excel,

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 PowerPoint,

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 Word

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.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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,

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,

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!
Grammar,

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.
Phonics,

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my adult life, I have endeavored to do my best and get the highest grades I could in college, achieve the most I could in my professional life, and be the best person I could be in my personal life. In my undergraduate university program, I was a member of two honor societies and made the Dean's List in seven of eight semesters while earning a GPA of 3.75. (I had a GPA of 4.0 in my major.) In graduate school, I earned a GPA of 3.58 while working full time. I could not have achieved all of this if I didn't have great study skills. I learned early on that study groups were invaluable for preparing for exams and for working on group projects. Other students in my classes often asked to be in my study group. It also helped to be very organized.
Vocabulary

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.

English

ACT English,

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,

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.
English,

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.
Grammar,

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.
Literature,

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!
Reading,

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 Reading,

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,

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,

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

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.

History

American History,

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.
World History

Homeschool

Biology,

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),

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.
English,

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.
Reading,

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 Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my adult life, I have endeavored to do my best and get the highest grades I could in college, achieve the most I could in my professional life, and be the best person I could be in my personal life. In my undergraduate university program, I was a member of two honor societies and made the Dean's List in seven of eight semesters while earning a GPA of 3.75. (I had a GPA of 4.0 in my major.) In graduate school, I earned a GPA of 3.58 while working full time. I could not have achieved all of this if I didn't have great study skills. I learned early on that study groups were invaluable for preparing for exams and for working on group projects. Other students in my classes often asked to be in my study group. It also helped to be very organized.
Writing

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.

Most Popular

Biology,

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),

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.
English,

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my adult life, I have endeavored to do my best and get the highest grades I could in college, achieve the most I could in my professional life, and be the best person I could be in my personal life. In my undergraduate university program, I was a member of two honor societies and made the Dean's List in seven of eight semesters while earning a GPA of 3.75. (I had a GPA of 4.0 in my major.) In graduate school, I earned a GPA of 3.58 while working full time. I could not have achieved all of this if I didn't have great study skills. I learned early on that study groups were invaluable for preparing for exams and for working on group projects. Other students in my classes often asked to be in my study group. It also helped to be very organized.
Writing

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.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

Throughout my adult life, I have endeavored to do my best and get the highest grades I could in college, achieve the most I could in my professional life, and be the best person I could be in my personal life. In my undergraduate university program, I was a member of two honor societies and made the Dean's List in seven of eight semesters while earning a GPA of 3.75. (I had a GPA of 4.0 in my major.) In graduate school, I earned a GPA of 3.58 while working full time. I could not have achieved all of this if I didn't have great study skills. I learned early on that study groups were invaluable for preparing for exams and for working on group projects. Other students in my classes often asked to be in my study group. It also helped to be very organized.

Science

ACT Science,

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.
Biology

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!

Special Needs

Phonics,

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.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Throughout my adult life, I have endeavored to do my best and get the highest grades I could in college, achieve the most I could in my professional life, and be the best person I could be in my personal life. In my undergraduate university program, I was a member of two honor societies and made the Dean's List in seven of eight semesters while earning a GPA of 3.75. (I had a GPA of 4.0 in my major.) In graduate school, I earned a GPA of 3.58 while working full time. I could not have achieved all of this if I didn't have great study skills. I learned early on that study groups were invaluable for preparing for exams and for working on group projects. Other students in my classes often asked to be in my study group. It also helped to be very organized.

Summer

Biology,

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),

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.
Reading,

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.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Throughout my adult life, I have endeavored to do my best and get the highest grades I could in college, achieve the most I could in my professional life, and be the best person I could be in my personal life. In my undergraduate university program, I was a member of two honor societies and made the Dean's List in seven of eight semesters while earning a GPA of 3.75. (I had a GPA of 4.0 in my major.) In graduate school, I earned a GPA of 3.58 while working full time. I could not have achieved all of this if I didn't have great study skills. I learned early on that study groups were invaluable for preparing for exams and for working on group projects. Other students in my classes often asked to be in my study group. It also helped to be very organized.
Writing,

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.
GED

Test Preparation

ACT English,

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,

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,

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.
GRE,

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.
SAT Reading,

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,

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.
GED

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Good teacher and communication skills

I have a small business with few hundred clients. Helped put together a CRM that fit my needs. It is simple enough for me to keep all contact available to communicate with clients

Larry, 1 lesson with Linda

She Knows Her Math

Evan reported that Linda knew the math issues well and was able to communicate them to him. So far, so good. Will know more after a few more tutoring sessions.

ROBERT, 25 lessons with Linda

knowledgable, flexible and focused

Linda is knowledgable about all aspects of the SAT's and the new requirements. She focuses on what areas need improvement, instead of overwhelming the student with too much information. My daughter is learning study habits and test taking skills that will also help her in her classes at school.

Melissa, 22 lessons with Linda

Patient and Accomodating

Our son has been with Linda for over a year and in that time she was able to contribute to his spelling and reading improvements, which were the main focus. For a 2nd grader it was fun to go to tutoring because there was a rewards system based on the work that was done. Ben always came home with a "prize." Linda was very patient and very kind, so it made for a nice experience each week.

Benjamin, 62 lessons with Linda

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Linda uses different approaches to find what works best for me. She is tutoring me in math and reading for the SAT. She prepares lessons ahead of time to help me prepare for the SAT.

Sherri, 26 lessons with Linda

Patient Help with Computers

I am not very computer literate and Linda was very patient in helping me understand how to accomplish the downloading of pictures from Galaxy and cell phone to main computer and external hard drive. She was very knowledgeable. I will definitely use her services again. Thank you.

Jim, 3 lessons with Linda

Very patient and helpful

Linda teaches AP-world history to my daughter. My daughter is really happy with the way she explains her the stuff. I highly recommend her.

samandeep, 6 lessons with Linda

Very Knowledgeable and kind to work with

She taught my daughter preparedness for kindergarten. My daughter is getting prepared for her next step and we are very happy with her.

Adam, 13 lessons with Linda

Lifesaver

Help me through a confusing Quickbooks dilemma. She is patient and easy to get along with. Linda was able to work with my schedule so we could meet at a time and a place that was good for me.

Tammy, 1 lesson with Linda
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