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Linda N.

Experienced teacher and tutor - writing, grammar, literature

Experienced teacher and tutor - writing, grammar, literature

$55/hour

  • 835 hours tutoring

About Linda


Bio

I moved to Longmont approximately three (3) years ago and have been tutoring middle school, high school, and college students face to face and online for Wyzant ever since. Before the move, I taught high school English for 25 years with the last 10 years teaching English to all International Baccalaureate seniors. During the 25 years I taught regular, honors, college-prep, advanced placement, and International Baccalaureate students. Since retiring I have had private tutoring students and...

I moved to Longmont approximately three (3) years ago and have been tutoring middle school, high school, and college students face to face and online for Wyzant ever since. Before the move, I taught high school English for 25 years with the last 10 years teaching English to all International Baccalaureate seniors. During the 25 years I taught regular, honors, college-prep, advanced placement, and International Baccalaureate students. Since retiring I have had private tutoring students and also was the English tutor for the Wichita State University athletes.

I especially try to simplify the teaching of grammar, punctuation, and writing to make the concepts as easy as possible to understand. I can help with writing introductions with clear thesis statements, well-organized and developed paragraphs with textual support, effective conclusions, in-text MLA citations and works cited pages; research including use of scholarly, peer-reviewed research sources; and proofreading. I can offer assistance with English papers including narrative, persuasive/argumentative, definition, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, research, analysis, argumentative, and literature analysis. I can also work with students to prepare them for taking the ACT, SAT, PSAT, or TOEFL exams.

I am happy to offer help with particular assignments or papers or to plan an on-going approach to working on areas such as grammar, punctuation, writing, etc. I am open to single appointments or long-term tutoring.


Education

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
English
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
MEd

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I love teaching grammar and have been successful in teaching students everything from the basic parts of speech to the more sophisticated parts of the sentence, usage issues, punctuation, etc. I pride myself in working successfully with students who have been confused by earlier explanations of grammar. I can also focus on a specific mechanics area such as comma or semicolon usage.

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I love teaching grammar and have been successful in teaching students everything from the basic parts of speech to the more sophisticated parts of the sentence, usage issues, punctuation, etc. I pride myself in working successfully with students who have been confused by earlier explanations of grammar. I can also focus on a specific mechanics area such as comma or semicolon usage.

English

English,

English

I taught high school English for 25 years and have tutored English, especially writing, for the past 10 years. I have worked with regular, honors, advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, and university students. My experience has provided me the skills and techniques to make difficult concepts easier and clearer. I am comfortable teaching grammar, literature, and writing.
Grammar,

Grammar

I love teaching grammar and have been successful in teaching students everything from the basic parts of speech to the more sophisticated parts of the sentence, usage issues, punctuation, etc. I pride myself in working successfully with students who have been confused by earlier explanations of grammar. I can also focus on a specific mechanics area such as comma or semicolon usage.
Literature,

Literature

As a former high school English teacher and college level tutor, I have experience teaching a wide variety of literary concepts including literary terms related to poetry, novels, drama, and short stories. I have taught numerous Shakespeare plays to students ranging from regular freshmen through advanced placement and International Baccalaureate seniors. I can assist with the analysis of literature and papers related to literature.
Writing

Writing

As a former high school English teacher and college level and high school tutor, I can help students master writing effective, organized paragraphs to writing effective multiple paragraph argument/persuasive, narratives, comparison contrast, cause-effect, analysis, and research papers. I can also help with correctly managing sources for papers with MLA and APA formats. Another service I can provide is the proofreading of papers prior to their submission.

Homeschool

English,

English

I taught high school English for 25 years and have tutored English, especially writing, for the past 10 years. I have worked with regular, honors, advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, and university students. My experience has provided me the skills and techniques to make difficult concepts easier and clearer. I am comfortable teaching grammar, literature, and writing.
Writing

Writing

As a former high school English teacher and college level and high school tutor, I can help students master writing effective, organized paragraphs to writing effective multiple paragraph argument/persuasive, narratives, comparison contrast, cause-effect, analysis, and research papers. I can also help with correctly managing sources for papers with MLA and APA formats. Another service I can provide is the proofreading of papers prior to their submission.

Most Popular

English,

English

I taught high school English for 25 years and have tutored English, especially writing, for the past 10 years. I have worked with regular, honors, advanced placement, International Baccalaureate, and university students. My experience has provided me the skills and techniques to make difficult concepts easier and clearer. I am comfortable teaching grammar, literature, and writing.
Writing

Writing

As a former high school English teacher and college level and high school tutor, I can help students master writing effective, organized paragraphs to writing effective multiple paragraph argument/persuasive, narratives, comparison contrast, cause-effect, analysis, and research papers. I can also help with correctly managing sources for papers with MLA and APA formats. Another service I can provide is the proofreading of papers prior to their submission.

Summer

Writing

Writing

As a former high school English teacher and college level and high school tutor, I can help students master writing effective, organized paragraphs to writing effective multiple paragraph argument/persuasive, narratives, comparison contrast, cause-effect, analysis, and research papers. I can also help with correctly managing sources for papers with MLA and APA formats. Another service I can provide is the proofreading of papers prior to their submission.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (285 ratings)
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Reviews


I enjoyed the session!

I’m excited about my next session. Linda is very patient and that helps me to know that it is ok to ask questions when I don’t understand. I think my writing style is as unique as I am, and learning to cite properly will make me a stronger writer.

Tanya, 1 lesson with Linda
Tutor responded:

thanks, Tanya, for the kind words, and I, too, am looking forward to another session with you.

Linda is very nice teacher.

Linda helps my son, 7th-grade to succeed in writing, grammar, and vocab. She is very nice, patient and works really well with my son. My son is really enjoying his lesson and getting improved. We will continue to seek her support.

Eunjung, 46 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much for nice feedback. I feel we're making good progress, and I enjoy working with your son.

Great teacher

Linda N helped my son with English she was very patient with him and they got through in a timely matter

Lynda, 1 lesson with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much for the comment; I enjoyed working with your son and would be happy to help him another time.

Highly recommend

Very responsive to needs. Very professional. Easy to work with. Flexible. Great at proofreading and APA formatting. Did quick turn around and delivered as promised.

Carol, 3 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Carol, for your kind remarks. I really enjoyed working with you.

Amazing!

Linda obviously enjoys teaching. Her joy is evident as she encourages and challenges in balance. My 13-year-old was anxious to end the lesson and get to editing and creating! Reminds you the value of ‘your favorite’ teacher we all had.

Amy, 4 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the nice comments. I thoroughly enjoyed our session also.

Very knowledgeable and encouraging!

Linda has been responsive and accommodating from our first interaction. We emailed her some sample work and she incorporated in the session. My son felt like he learned today! He is eager to work with her tomorrow. We are very happy that she is working on exactly what he needs to cover for school.

Erika, 4 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much for the kind feed-back. I enjoyed working with your son and think we will make rapid progress.

Knowledgeable and Excellent Tutor!

Linda has been helping my son with his college essays. We are repeat customers. She is extremely knowledgeable and efficient. She is patient, has great insight and her English skills are amazing. She’s very understanding and considerate in the way she explains and give feedback. She conferenced with him to help him discover what he really wanted to write about, then they discussed structure. Linda really helped my son find focus on his essay to narrow all of his wandering thoughts. We will definitely set up more sessions to complete this assignment as well as future writing support. As a college basketball coach, I am a great evaluator of talent. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND LINDA!

Denise, 3 lessons with Linda

Amazing

Linda is awesome and provides a lot of great tips for the ACT test. My daughter got a lot of tips just meeting wit her on the first time. We will recommend Linda to our friends.

Ana Lisa, 3 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much for the kind words. I'm very glad you're pleased.

Passion

Linda exudes passion in her craft. She’s understanding and is working with my daughter all the way through her AP Lit this year. Highly recommend her to help you or your student.

Marc, 15 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Marc. I thoroughly enjoy working with Sophie. Let me know if you ever have concerns or requests.

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Response time: 3 hours

$55/hour

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Linda N.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Linda

Response time: 3 hours