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Linda C.

Pensacola, FL

$40/hour

Educator w/38 years of experience in K-12, testing, technology

4.9 average from 45 ratings
Just a wonderful teacher and person
— Manny, Milton, FL on 2/22/15

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University of Tennnessee
Deaf Ed
University of Tennessee
Master's

Education

University of Tennnessee (Deaf Ed)

University of Tennessee (Master's)

About Linda

My career started with a passionate belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and capitalize on their own unique strengths to become successful, contributing members of our society. My first encounter with those that had not been given this opportunity started with my organizing a swimming program at my university for individuals that had special needs. It was amazing that there was no public education, at that time, for these individuals, young and old. They learned on the street, at home, or church. I couldn't believe that these incredible minds were being wasted. Thus started my quest!

My 38 years as an educator encompass most subject areas, K-12, with expertise in a variety of disciplines. For the first 17 years of my career I worked with special education students. My main area of focus was with hearing impaired students and multiply handicapped individuals.

This classroom experience enabled me to be introduced to to my next passion, technology in the classroom and workforce. Although I had no idea what my future held at that time, it led to an interesting and constantly changing, exciting employment opportunity. I worked as a technology specialist in an inner city school for eight years. While I was there, I realized some of my greatest strengths involved assessing situations and understanding, planning, and providing instruction/remediation strategies as needed, followed by appropriate follow-up for students and teachers as they started their technology journey.

I continued using my strengths at the district level planning technology integration techniques for integrating technology in the classroom with teachers and students. This was done using a variety of techniques including individual and group instruction with teachers, staff, and students. It provided me opportunities to keep my skills on the cutting edge in order to provide needed expertise in subject areas using technology as a tool. Throughout my career my statewide connections have allowed me to become involved in educational development decisions though my certifications and involvement in the following areas:
- Smart - Certified Trainer (2010)
- Florida Master Digital Educator
- Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer
- Microsoft 21st Century Learning Design Trainer
- Edmodo Trainer
- Florida Society for Technology in Education (FSTE) Region 1 President
- Florida Counsel of Instructional Technology Leaders (FCITL) Member

My specializations include using technology and hands-on methods to provide individual needs assessments, educational tutoring and intervention strategies, individual curriculum development and assessment, informal and formal.

Critical thinking is an important part of my instructional process. Closely tied to this is the ability to think creatively, outside the box. I have a love of learning and excellent communication skills with people of all ages. I genuinely want to help people learn to succeed in our world today.
My career started with a passionate belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and capitalize on their own unique strengths to become successful, contributing members of our society. My first encounter with those that had not been given this opportunity started with my organizing a Read more

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Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Special rates for multiple hour lessons.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Pensacola, FL 32514

"Just a wonderful teacher and person"

- Manny, Milton, FL on 2/22/15
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, IELTS, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, Career Development, CLAST, GRE, IELTS, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Computer:
Computer Science, General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, Sign Language
Special Needs:
Dyslexia,
Hard Of Hearing,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dyslexia

I have a B.S in deaf education and a M.S in special education from the University of Tennessee.
I have 19 years of experience teaching various kinds of special ed students from PreK-12. I realized after getting my B.S. that most hearing impaired students had other factors that contributed to their ability to learn. I found that many of my students only had a slight hearing loss. I got my M.S. in special education so that I could meet their multiple educational needs in order for them to learn. This included experience with students that had reading and language difficulties such as dyslexia. I was also endorsed in varying exceptionalities and gifted. My specialty soon became students with varying disabilities.

After 20 years I became a regular elementary technology specialist for eight years at an inner city school of 600. This provided me the opportunity to focus with students concentrating on an intensive reading program. Although reading was emphasized, I worked with these students in all subject areas across the board. Combined with my ESE experience, I became an excellent needs-assessment evaluator, and a curriculum design and implementation expert in the preK- 6 elementary environment. My tutoring experiences have validated my knowledge of K-6 curriculum.

Dyslexia is not a subject, but a lack of a specialized skill in learning to read and process language. This weakness occurs in the phonologic module of the brain where sounds of language are put together to form words or break words down into sounds. My expertize in this area includes specialized training through college courses, teacher in-service training, and educational experiences that include a multisensory, structured approach. This incorporates a method that involves several senses (seeing, touching, hearing) at the same time. Each student needs an individualized approach to seeing the whole picture and how various parts fit in, and a plan that is developed specifically for him/her.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a B.S in Deaf Education and a M.S in Special Education from the University of Tennessee.
I have 19 years of experience teaching various kinds of special ed students from Pre-K-12. I realized after getting my BS that most HI students had other factors that contributed to their ability to learn. As a a matter of fact, many of my students only had a slight hearing loss. I got my MS in Special Education so that I could meet their multiple special educational needs in order for them to learn. This included experience with students that had reading difficulties such as Dyslexia. I was also endorsed in varying exceptionalities and gifted. My specialty soon became students with varying disabilities.
After 20 years I became a regular elementary technology specialist for 8 years at an inner city school of 600. This provided me the opportunity to focus with students concentrating on an intensive reading program to over 600 students at an inner city school. Not only reading was emphasized. I worked with these students in all subject areas across the board. Combined with my ESE experience, I became an excellent needs-assessment evaluator, and a curriculum design and implementation expert in the preK- 6 elementary environment. My tutoring experiences have validated my knowledge of K-6 curriculum.

Hard Of Hearing

I have degrees from University of Tennessee in B.S Deaf Education and M.S Special Education.
I taught hearing impaired students from Pre-K through 12th grade for seventeen years in the Escambia County School system. Additionally I began my career in South Carolina for 2 years. My experience has been with 2-21 year old students across all subject areas. Students using sign language and oral students have been among those that I have taught.

Macintosh

Since 1990 I have been working with K-adult students and teachers helping them learn and integrate computer knowledge along with Microsoft Office programs on a Macintosh, Apple platform. I am a Master Digital Educator from USF where I received massive training in all computer areas. Our preferred platform was Macs. I then used that knowledge around the state of Florida to train and evaluate adults/teachers. I also am a current MIE trainer certification from Microsoft. The MIE certification is dual platform. This means that the training and ongoing access to materials and updates are both Mac and Windows based.

Microsoft Windows

For the last twenty years I have been working with K-adult students and teachers helping them learn and integrate computer knowledge along with Microsoft Office programs. I am a Master Digital Educator from USF where I received massive training in all computer areas. I then used that knowledge around the state of Florida to train and evaluate adults/teachers. I also am a current MIE trainer certification from Microsoft. Recently for my MIE certification, I attended a 2 day workshop in Mobile, Al to acquire the knowledge needed for Windows 10.

Special Needs

I have a B.S Deaf Education and a M.S in Special Education from the University of Tennessee.
I have 19 years of experience teaching various kinds of special ed students from Pre-K-12.I have degrees from University of Tennessee in B.S Deaf Education and M.S Special Education. I realized after getting my BS, That most HI students had other factors that contributed to their ability to learn. AS a a matter of fact, many of my students only had a slight hearing loss. I got my MS in Special Education so that I could meet their multiple special educational needs in order for them to learn. I also got endorsed in varying exceptionalities and gifted. My specialty soon became students with varying disabilities.
I taught hearing impaired students from Pre-K through 12th grade for seventeen years in the Escambia County School system. Additionally I began my career in South Carolina for 2 years. My experience has been with 2-21 year old students across all subject areas. Students using sign language and oral students have been among those that I have taught.

Study Skills

Throughout my tutoring and educational experiences with students from first grade through college, I have found that achievement in most subject areas comes back to developing good study habits and finding the tools that are necessary in each subject area to help each individual student the most to achieve their goals.

These skills have to be individualized for each student and sometimes their families. However there are some common areas that are consistent across all disciplines. These include time management, memorization, self discipline, concentration and organization.

Studying is a skill that must be developed. Each student must want to be successful and understand the importance of learning. My job with the young is to help them develop these skills and find out why education is important. Several of my high school students have never learned how to study effectively.

This is where I come in by helping them learn to organize and prioritize how to tackle each task. Identifying each student's strengths help determine what techniques will be most successful. What kind of learner are they? Auditory, Visual, Hands-On or a combination? Often the SQ3R method of reading works well for them as well as memory tricks, study groups, note taking, self testing, and concept maps. One of the key areas that must be addressed is managing stress. I also incorporate Marzano's nine instructional strategies for effective learning.

Throughout my 30+ years in education, I've had numerous opportunities to help students identify and develop the study skills that they need to conquer any challenge.

University of Tennnessee
Deaf Ed
University of Tennessee
Master's

Education

University of Tennnessee (Deaf Ed)

University of Tennessee (Master's)

Just a wonderful teacher and person — I'm am very pleased with Ms. C's attention to my daughters's needs. Her communication skills are just awesome. I highly recommend and I am blessed to have such an ally on my side with regards to my daughter's education pursuits. ...

— Manny, Milton, FL on 2/22/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Special rates for multiple hour lessons.

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 20 miles of Pensacola, FL 32514.