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Linda B.

Accomplished Tutor: English, Math, Test Prep, Study Skills

Accomplished Tutor: English, Math, Test Prep, Study Skills

$65/hour

  • 215 hours tutoring

About Linda


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As an undergraduate at Smith College, I majored in Psychology, minored in Philosophy, and took many courses is English Literature. These are all subjects at which I excel, and served as a starting point for my expertise in areas of literary analysis, critical thinking and writing. Later, I earned a Masters of Arts in Education, specializing in School Counseling, and was certified as a school counselor for Kindergarten through 12th grade for many years. I spent 21 years as a school counselor...

As an undergraduate at Smith College, I majored in Psychology, minored in Philosophy, and took many courses is English Literature. These are all subjects at which I excel, and served as a starting point for my expertise in areas of literary analysis, critical thinking and writing. Later, I earned a Masters of Arts in Education, specializing in School Counseling, and was certified as a school counselor for Kindergarten through 12th grade for many years. I spent 21 years as a school counselor at the secondary level, in both private and public schools.

My Master's thesis, "Motivation and Learning: From Theory to Practice," included a detailed plan for a High School Transition Program, which I later implemented and ran for 10 years. This included a Study Skills Course that I taught myself, including topics such as reading strategies such as SQ3R, note-taking strategies, writing techniques, test-taking strategies, mnemonics, metacognitive skills, organization, time management, self-assessment and self-advocacy. I also developed an after school tutoring program. In addition to training peer tutors, I tutored students myself, 4 days a week for 10 school years.

My post graduate professional development has included attending seminars on brain development, ADHD instruction, and workshops held by the College Board and American College Testing. Because of my work as a counselor, I am knowledgeable about a variety of learning styles, and with school plans such as Individualized Education Plans. I also understand the college admission process, and regularly read scholarly articles in this field.

During my 21 years working in schools, I taught Health classes for more than 10 years, co-taught English 9, and taught Independent Study courses in Pre-Algebra, British Literature and Philosophy. I held workshops for students on SAT preparation and writing a college admissions essay. Finally, I taught a variety of seminars for Masters' level students in Education.

I left school counseling to found my own company as a


Education

Smith College
Psychology
Goddard College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $65
  • Rate details: Special pricing is available for multiple hours lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/1/2016

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I have taught writing skills at the high school level and I have tutored students in writing at both high school and college levels.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught writing skills at the high school level and I have tutored students in writing at both high school and college levels.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

TOEFL

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught writing skills at the high school level and I have tutored students in writing at both high school and college levels.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Government & Politics

Science

Psychology,

Psychology

I majored in Psychology as an undergraduate and I hold a Master’s Degree in School Counseling. I routinely tutor college students in Psychology.
ACT Science

Special Needs

ADHD

ADHD

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I also earned a Masters of Arts in Education, specializing in School Counseling, and was certified as a school counselor for Kindergarten through 12th grade for many years. During my Master’s program, my coursework included the study of Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. As a school counselor, I read educational evaluations for hundreds of students and routinely wrote 504 Plans for students with ADD and ADHD. I am very familiar with the kind of accommodations needed for these students to be successful, and served as an advocate for students who needed support in order to be academically successful. As a private educational consultant, I worked with high school and college students with ADD/ADHD, and adults as well. I consult with a school psychologist who has referred students to me to help them with their academic functioning due to ADD/ADHD. I recently attended a conference with Dr. Edward Hallowell, who is a leading ADD/ADHD expert, and I receive his monthly newsletters with cutting edge research. I continue to read books on the subject as well.

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, GED, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

Examples of Expertise


Linda has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (109 ratings)
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Reviews


excellent SAT tutor for my twins

Linda has done a great job tutoring my twins. They are different learners and she has done an excellent job with each of them. They’ve enjoyed working with her and have found her very helpful. From my perspective as a parent, her communication with me is clear and prompt and she is easy to work with. I recommend Linda without hesitation!

Amy, 26 lessons with Linda

Knowledgeable, patient, thorough tutor

Linda is very easy to work with and provides clear feedback to students and parents. Her post session notes are extremely thoughtful and helpful. I feel lucky to have found Linda B on Wyzant for my son.

Janet, 47 lessons with Linda

patient and extremely helpful

Linda helped me plan a unit for my college course. We worked online over a few weeks. She was so helpful and patient. The online tutoring worked very well. Linda was very kind and always willing to help.

Rachel, 7 lessons with Linda

My son loves her, patient and knowledge preparing him for his SAT

My son has a short time to get ready to retake SAT, and she is doing a great job taking him into the right direction to be prepared, knowing his weakness and where he needs more help. Very happy with her.

Marianela , 6 lessons with Linda

So Very Helpful

No matter if it’s learning new concepts or prepping for big tests, Linda has been exceptionally helpful.

Trish, 12 lessons with Linda

Knowledgeable and Patient - Great Listener

Linda was very helpful and insightful as it related to this tutoring session. Given the special circumstances, she was able to break things down in a methodical/pragmatic way helping me to better understand the writing process as a whole (everything from structure to comprehension). Her extensive skill set, along with her patience and understanding, made the session very successful.

Nancy, 1 lesson with Linda

Good tutor

She helped me with some math problems that I was having a hard time to solve. She is very helpful and patient.I recommend her to anyone who needs help in Math

Angelica, 4 lessons with Linda
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