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Linda C.

Los Altos, CA

$80/hour

Enthusiastic Tutor for Math and Chinese Mandarin, Great with Kids

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 218 ratings
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— Sylvia, Palo Alto, CA on 11/9/15

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UC Berkeley
Computer Science

Education

UC Berkeley (Computer Science)

About Linda

I am a native Chinese Mandarin speaker, reader and writer. I was born, raised and educated in Taiwan but have lived in US for almost 30 years. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Computer Science degree. I tutored elementary and middle school students in Math throughout my college years and really enjoyed watching kids improving their skills through my teaching.

After graduating from UC Berkeley, I worked in High-Tech industry as a Senior Marketing Professional for many years. It was fun and taught me how to deal with different personalities. This was also when I tutored professionals in Chinese Mandarin to help improving their connection to Chinese manufacturers.

As my kids going through schools, I volunteered frequently as a teaching assistant in the classroom. I really enjoyed working with kids and transferring my knowledge to the next generation. From teaching and assisting my own kids through elementary and middle school (and even high school now), I have learned many tips and tricks to get young kids motivated in learning. I want to utilize what I have learned to help other kids succeed.

I am fluent in speaking, reading and writing in both Chinese and English. For Chinese, I am very focused on teaching the correct pronunciations because different tones in Chinese can have very different meanings. It is extremely important to pronounce correctly so that people can understand. I can teach all levels and am especially good with kids.

I can also help kids who are struggling in elementary school education. I will teach them the right study habit so that they can carry on to middle school and high school. I am experienced in teaching k-6 math and pre algebra and algebra 1. My two sons have always been placed in Advanced Math level in schools throughout their school years because of my tutoring and guidance. Since I started tutoring through WyzAnt, I have helped D students become A students in ~6 months and A students who dropped to B/C students back to A students in about one month.

At this moment due to high demand of my service, I can only accept new students who are willing to come to me for tutoring. I also require a 24-hour cancellation notice for schedule planning purpose.
I am a native Chinese Mandarin speaker, reader and writer. I was born, raised and educated in Taiwan but have lived in US for almost 30 years. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Group of 2: $130 Group of up to 4: $200 Weekend rate of 1 : $100 Weekend rate of 2 : $160

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Los Altos, CA 94024
In-person lessons

"Happy to have found Linda"

- Sylvia, Palo Alto, CA on 11/9/15

"The Best Math tutor!"

- Julie E, Los Altos, CA on 12/21/15

"A pleasure to work with!!"

- Daniel, Portola Valley, CA on 8/28/15
Linda replied on 9/1/2015

It has been a great pleasure teaching you Mandarin. I am glad that you are having fun with our lessons because I really enjoy our meeting every time. You have improved so much over the past 3 months and I hope you feel that too. Thank you for writing me such wonderful review. I really appreciate it. See you on Thursday.

"Effective tutor with a great rapport!"

- Catherine, Cupertino, CA on 1/29/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math,
Prealgebra
Language:
Chinese

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Chinese

I am a native Chinese Mandarin speaker. This is my first language and I am fluent in speaking, reading and writing. I have tutored hi-tech professionals in Mandarin to help them improving their connections and communications with China manufacturers. I have also started tutoring young kids in learning Mandarin as the demand increases. I am a passionate and fun tutor who knows how to deal with different personalities and is especially good with kids.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a UC Berkeley graduate with a Computer Science degree. I have tutored many elementary students (k-6) in all elementary school subjects but focusing on Math during my 4 college years.

After having my own kids, I was a frequent teaching assistant in their elementary classrooms for 6 years where I gained the valuable experience of tailoring my teaching style to fit different needs. I taught kids who struggled in writing the basic writing structure and how to be descriptive and specific about what they write. For kids who struggled in math, I translated math problems from words and numbers to visual graphs whenever possible to help kids understand the concepts better. I used various games to help kids learn history and science. I really enjoyed working with kids and helping them grow and improve.

I am a passionate and fun tutor. Your kids will have fun with me while improving their grades.

Elementary Math

I have extensive experience in working with elementary school kids on improving their Math skills. I teach them not only the basic fundamental computational skills but also the techniques of translating word problems into graphs or visible imageries so that the relation of the given information is clearly understood.

Study Skills

I have tutored elementary school and middle school kids for more than 6 years and study skills are always a major part of my teaching. These important skills, to name a few, include time management, priority setting, test-taking, notes-taking, content outlining and workload balancing. I have taught kids how to prioritize their work based on due date and grading weight, how to plan ahead and learn divide and conquer techniques. I have also taught students when studying for a test, as they read through the material, how to sense what questions are most likely to appear on the test so that they can better prepare for it. I help students establish a quiet working environment and a study routine that fit their individual needs so that they can carry on in the future. My goal is to help my students become successful in schools.

UC Berkeley
Computer Science

Education

UC Berkeley (Computer Science)

Happy to have found Linda — Linda has started math tutoring for my then 6th grader around February 2015 and under Linda's guidance she has come a long way. We had moved from Australia and my daughter had missed out on half a year of math as she moved forward into grade 6 immediately. In the second semester she was struggling as some of the basic math concepts were missing. Linda did a great job in bringing her up to speed. S ...

— Sylvia, Palo Alto, CA on 11/9/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group of 2: $130 Group of up to 4: $200 Weekend rate of 1 : $100 Weekend rate of 2 : $160

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 10 miles of Los Altos, CA 94024.