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Linda R.

Palo Alto, CA


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The University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
San Francisco State University (SFSU)


The University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (Philosophy)

San Francisco State University (SFSU) (MEd)

About Linda


My name is Linda, and I provide in-home tutoring in the South Bay/Peninsula area in the following subjects:

English/Language Arts All grades K-College
Social Studies 3-8
Mathematics K-8
Organizational and Study Skills All levels
Computer Applications All levels
Organizational and Study Skills All levels

Over 10 years teaching experience in public school system
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Single Subject Teaching Credential in English with Authorization to teach Computer Applications K-12
TESOL(Teaching English as a Second Language)certified
B.A. Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
M.A. in Education with Area of Emphasis in Educational Technology, SFSU

Tutor most CORE subjects K-8; English, Computer Applications K-College
Flexible & convenient scheduling
Improve self-esteem & confidence
Communication with teachers
Diagnostic testing and personalized learning programs
In-home tutoring
Progress reports after each session

My mission is to help students reach their personal academic goals by providing high-quality personalized tutoring in the comfort and convenience of their own homes.

In the beginning, each student is given a free initial evaluation that helps to pinpoint what is needed to be successful. During the initial evaluation, if I feel it necessary, I will test the student. Often students are so anxious when they first start tutoring, that testing them might add to their anxieties. Testing is not always accurate. After I have seen the student talked with him and watched him work, I can diagnose the problem. Afterward, an individualized study program is designed which caters to each student's strengths and learning styles.

Each tutoring session is approximately one hour long. The length of the session may vary depending upon the student's needs.

Within 24 hours after each tutoring session, a progress report gets emailed to the parents/student to help them see that their investment is working. The report includes a rating in three different categories: Energy Level, Preparation Level, and Progress made during each session.

I look forward to helping you solve your learning challenges.

My name is Linda, and I provide in-home tutoring in the South Bay/Peninsula area in the following subjects:

English/Language Arts All grades K-College
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24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94303
In-person lessons
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Geology, Nutrition, Philosophy, Sociology
Desktop Publishing,
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word
American History, Geography, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Desktop Publishing

I have a Master's Degree in Education with an area of emphasis in Educational Technology. I have worked as a graphics and web designer using software including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Pagemaker, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Framemaker and other desktop publishing software. I've also designed business cards, brochures, and flyers.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD certification. I have taught 5th grade in the public school system and have been a long-term substitute teacher for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. I look forward to working with your child.


I have prior teaching experience in English and I have a current credential to teach English in grades K-12.


I have 3 years experience teaching ESL in the public school system, and am TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) certified. I have a Master's in Education and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with CLAD (Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development) certification.


I learned how to use a computer on a Macintosh platform over 20 years ago. I currently use a Mac, and have used and owned a Macintosh computer in an educational and business setting. I can help you or your student get the most out of this operating system.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology and worked many years as an administrator using PowerPoint to develop my presentations.


I am qualified to tutor phonics because I have a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a Masters in Education degree, and have taught phonics previously when substitute teaching kindergarten and first grade. One method I use to teach phonics is by analogy. In analogy phonics I teach students unfamiliar words by analogy to known words (e.g., recognizing that the rime segment of an unfamiliar word is identical to that of a familiar word, and then blending the known rime with the new word onset, such as reading brick by recognizing that -ick is contained in the known word kick, or reading stump by analogy to jump). Another method I use is to teach students explicitly to convert letters into sounds (phonemes) and then blend the sounds to form recognizable words.


I have a Masters degree in Education, am TOEFL certified, and certified to teach English and second language learners in the public school system.

The University of Illinois at Chicago Circle
San Francisco State University (SFSU)


The University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (Philosophy)

San Francisco State University (SFSU) (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 20 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94303.

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