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Linda S.

Panama City, FL

$35/hour

Tutoring by a Retired Public School Teacher

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 67 ratings
Linda was EXACTLY what we needed to help our First Grader!
— Janice, Panama City Beach, FL on 3/5/14

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University of West Florida
Early Childhood, Elem Ed
Florida State University
Master's
National Board of Professional Teachers, Early Childhood
Other

Education

University of West Florida (Early Childhood, Elem Ed)

Florida State University (Master's)

National Board of Professional Teachers, Early Childhood (Other)

About Linda

Does your child struggle in school? If so, I would love to work with him/her! I am a retired teacher, having taught 30 years in a public school in Bay County and 2 additional years in Georgia, mostly kindergarten, first, and second grades. I have also tutored for over 10 years with students in grades pre-k through 4th grade. I especially enjoy the challenge of finding the best ways to help students who struggle. I'm good at thinking outside the box and I use a lot of games and competition in my lessons because most students learn best when they are having fun. I can help remediate, maintain and strengthen skills learned during the year as well as help prepare students for the next year. I can also provide activities for you to do with your child in between the tutoring sessions if desired. Does your child struggle in school? If so, I would love to work with him/her! I am a retired teacher, having taught 30 years in a public school in Bay County and 2 additional years in Georgia, mostly kindergarten, first, and second grades. I have also tutored for over 10 years Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Panama City, FL 32405
In-person lessons

"Linda was EXACTLY what we needed to help our First Grader!"

- Janice, Panama City Beach, FL on 3/5/14

"The neighborhood you live in is important to her!"

- Kristina, Youngstown, FL on 6/17/16
Linda replied on 6/18/2016

I am sorry she feels this way. I had told her ahead of time I would be a little late. I wasn't expecting to take a very long dirt road with huge holes almost the size of my car and ruts the entire length to delay me further. Once I got to her house, I found out about the shorter clay road and we laughed about the one I had taken. She said that road was so bad neither she nor her husband would go down it. I had also told her in our first meeting, which I didn't charge her for, that because of her son's activity level, my sessions would probably be 45-50 minutes long instead of an hour, and she would only be charged for the length of time I was there. She was OK with that. The morning of the second session, it had been raining hard with more rain forecasted about the time I was to drive out to her house and I was afraid to drive down the clay road which had some deep holes, thick sand/clay areas (which would now be mud), and a stretch where one side of the road was higher than the other. My small Honda had gotten stuck on a similar road not too long ago. When she told me she couldn't meet me elsewhere, I sent her ideas and a web site that she could use to work with him in my absence since she had told me she worked with him everyday. As for the conflicting commitment, if she had told me how she felt, I would have done the tutoring and been fine about getting to the health class late. I'm flabbergasted that she would write a review like this and title it like she did without talking to me first. I had no idea she felt like this.

"We Couldn't Ask For A Better Teacher/Tutor!"

- Amber, Panama City, FL on 11/3/15

"Very Knowledgeable!"

- Laura, Panama City, FL on 2/13/15

"Great Tutor"

- Bill, Lynn Haven, FL on 10/15/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Summer, Panama City, FL on 10/27/13

"Gifted Tutor"

- Donna, Panama City, FL on 4/26/12

"Very patient!"

- Karen, Lynn Haven, FL on 10/26/11
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I have taught kindergarten and first graders to read for 25 years. I have taught inclusion with special needs children, including dyslexia. I know a variety of methods to teach reading and am good at assessing individual strengths and weaknesses of young readers.

Elementary (K-6th)

In the 25+ years I've taught in public schools, I have taught all subjects for kindergarten, first, and second grades. I have worked with third and fourth graders in math and reading. I am certified by Florida to teach - thus I can tutor - in all subjects for students from kindergarten through fifth grade: reading, math, science, writing, and social studies. I look forward to working with your student.

Phonics

Having taught kindergarten and first grade for so many years, I am very familiar with teaching phonics. I have found that the best way to teach phonics skills is through drill and games/competitions. Phonics skills include blending, segmenting, individual sounds, multi-letter sounds, and word families.

University of West Florida
Early Childhood, Elem Ed
Florida State University
Master's
National Board of Professional Teachers, Early Childhood
Other

Education

University of West Florida (Early Childhood, Elem Ed)

Florida State University (Master's)

National Board of Professional Teachers, Early Childhood (Other)

Linda was EXACTLY what we needed to help our First Grader! — We were concerned when we saw our very bright and once confident 1st grader struggling with math concepts and starting to lose confidence in herself. We knew we needed outside help and were so thankful to have found Linda! She creates learning games that meet the student's specific needs and sends them home to reinforce until your next session. Our first grader knew that Linda taught 2nd grade ...

— Janice, Panama City Beach, FL on 3/5/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 8 miles of Panama City, FL 32405.