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Linda B.

Cert.Highly Effective Teacher; ACT, SAT,ENG, Reading, Writing,AP, TEFL

Cert.Highly Effective Teacher; ACT, SAT,ENG, Reading, Writing,AP, TEFL

$65/hour

  • 1,610 hours tutoring

About Linda


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I am in the top 5% of Wyzant tutors for 2019 because I get as much satisfaction from my students' understanding and success as they do. Working one-on-one with my students allows me to find individualized ways to help them learn the material and develop those skills that build their confidence. Our tutoring sessions are positive and collaborative experiences. When they succeed, we both celebrate.

If you need feedback on a college application essay or a coach for college writing, I can...

I am in the top 5% of Wyzant tutors for 2019 because I get as much satisfaction from my students' understanding and success as they do. Working one-on-one with my students allows me to find individualized ways to help them learn the material and develop those skills that build their confidence. Our tutoring sessions are positive and collaborative experiences. When they succeed, we both celebrate.

If you need feedback on a college application essay or a coach for college writing, I can help. If you need to build content skills and strategies to excel on the SAT or ACT, I can help. If you need to improve your skills in analyzing literature, I can help. Whether you are working on daily English assignments and expectations in your middle school, high school, or college classroom, I can help. I have over 15 years of teaching experience as well as three years of tutoring experience in a university writing center where I was professionally certified as a tutor; in addition, I have three years of private tutoring experience with over 750 hours logged on Wyzant alone. In teaching, I have been consistently rated as "Highly Effective," and I am professionally certified to teach in both Kentucky and Michigan.

My experience teaching first-year composition courses at college has helped me to transition my high school students successfully into post-secondary education. They often return from college and tell me that the work we did in the classroom was exactly what they needed when they transferred into college and even into graduate school. Because of my experience in grade levels seven through twelve and first-year college composition, my knowledge provides my students with an excellent vertical alignment.

Let me show you how to build the skills and confidence to succeed in your educational goals. My hourly session fee covers not only our contact time but the research, planning, and brief interactions between our weekly sessions as well.

My degrees and certifications include:
-M. A. in English Language and Litera


Education

B.S. Central Michigan University
Education
M.A. from the University of Michigan-Flint
Masters
M.A. from Central Michigan University
Masters

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

As a consistently rated "Highly Effective" high school English teacher, I found and developed a wide variety of learning tasks to help my students learn according to their various learning styles and strengths. Beyond identifying and correctly using elements and mechanics of grammar, my students learned to apply what they had studied as they discussed other writers' intentions and then polished their own writing. I was the local grammar source at our high school for students and colleagues.
Proofreading

Proofreading

You know that person that you always ask to look over a resume, letter of application, or other crucial document that you have written? I am that person to my friend and colleagues. I do my best to help students understand how a carefully-worded, structured, and edited document elevates their writing and raises their opportunities as they pursue academic and career goals. An undergraduate college course in pedagogic grammar pushed me to understand grammar. Two master's degrees in English reinforced and built up my skills. My time teaching helped me to build a variety of methods and lessons to help teach my students how to understand and apply grammar effectively in their verbal and written communications.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

As a consistently rated "Highly Effective" high school English teacher, I found and developed a wide variety of learning tasks to help my students learn according to their various learning styles and strengths. Beyond identifying and correctly using elements and mechanics of grammar, my students learned to apply what they had studied as they discussed other writers' intentions and then polished their own writing. I was the local grammar source at our high school for students and colleagues.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught students in a variety of levels for several years. My training as a SIM (Strategic Instruction Model) coach has equipped me with additional methods to help students of various learning styles and skill levels to understand and succeed.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I have taught vocabulary at least a hundred different ways to help students of different learning styles and courses build their skills and comprehension. I have taught vocabulary through every high school and middle school grade. In addition, as a college instructor, I have helped students to process vocabulary to better understand and build their reading and writing assignments through first and second-year composition courses. I have two master's degrees in English Language and Literature.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

My students usually score between 30-36 on their ACT Reading and English Tests. I have fifteen years experience as a High school English, literature, ACT Prep., and AP English Language & Composition teacher. My work has been always been rated as "Highly Effective" in state evaluations. I have also taught first-year composition in college, and I am a certified tutor. I have the skills, but what is more important is that I love what I do.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have completed several years as a high school teacher and private tutor, preparing students to succeed on the ACT. As a Strategic Instruction Model coach, I am able to offer a variety of different methods to help individuals connect with and excel on this test. Learning and practicing test-taking strategies help my students excell and gain confidence before, during, and after the testing experience. Sometimes, it just takes looking at something in a new way and developing a positive working relationship.
English,

English

I have been rated as "Highly Qualified" in every professional evaluation, and I have two Masters in English. What is more important, I have worked with a wide variety of learners over the years, so my bag of strategies has something for every type of learner. I enjoy working one-on-one with individuals and helping them to feel successful.
Grammar,

Grammar

As a consistently rated "Highly Effective" high school English teacher, I found and developed a wide variety of learning tasks to help my students learn according to their various learning styles and strengths. Beyond identifying and correctly using elements and mechanics of grammar, my students learned to apply what they had studied as they discussed other writers' intentions and then polished their own writing. I was the local grammar source at our high school for students and colleagues.
Literature,

Literature

I have been a "Highly Effective" high school teacher in American literature and British literature for several years. As an Advanced Placement Composition teacher, I teach students how to rhetorically analyze and write about many different genres of literature. I have two master's degrees in English Language and Literature.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

You know that person that you always ask to look over a resume, letter of application, or other crucial document that you have written? I am that person to my friend and colleagues. I do my best to help students understand how a carefully-worded, structured, and edited document elevates their writing and raises their opportunities as they pursue academic and career goals. An undergraduate college course in pedagogic grammar pushed me to understand grammar. Two master's degrees in English reinforced and built up my skills. My time teaching helped me to build a variety of methods and lessons to help teach my students how to understand and apply grammar effectively in their verbal and written communications.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught students in a variety of levels for several years. My training as a SIM (Strategic Instruction Model) coach has equipped me with additional methods to help students of various learning styles and skill levels to understand and succeed.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As an experience high school teacher and college instructor, my skills in working with students to guide them in developing the content and test-taking skills that are needed for the SAT are extensive. As an Strategic Instruction Model coach, I am able to offer a variety of different methods to help individuals connect with and excel on this test. Learning and practicing test-taking strategies help my students to excell and gain confidence before, during, and after the testing experience. Sometimes, it just takes looking at something in a new way and developing a postive working relationship.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

As an experience high school teacher and college instructor, my skills in working with students to guide them in developing the content and test-taking skills that are needed for the SAT are extensive. As an Strategic Instruction Model coach, I am able to offer a variety of different methods to help individuals connect with and excel on this test. Learning and practicing test-taking strategies help my students to excel and gain confidence before, during, and after the testing experience. Sometimes, it just takes looking at something in a new way and developing a positive working relationship.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have taught vocabulary at least a hundred different ways to help students of different learning styles and courses build their skills and comprehension. I have taught vocabulary through every high school and middle school grade. In addition, as a college instructor, I have helped students to process vocabulary to better understand and build their reading and writing assignments through first and second-year composition courses. I have two master's degrees in English Language and Literature.
Writing

Writing

As a "Highly Effective" high school and college English Language Arts teacher, I have excelled in teaching a wide spectrum of composition skills to my students. This includes helping them to prepare for the writing portions of the ACT, SAT, and AP exams. As a professionally trained and certified writing center consultant at Central Michigan University, I regularly helped students from across contents to write effectively for their subjects.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have been rated as "Highly Qualified" in every professional evaluation, and I have two Masters in English. What is more important, I have worked with a wide variety of learners over the years, so my bag of strategies has something for every type of learner. I enjoy working one-on-one with individuals and helping them to feel successful.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught students in a variety of levels for several years. My training as a SIM (Strategic Instruction Model) coach has equipped me with additional methods to help students of various learning styles and skill levels to understand and succeed.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As an experience high school teacher and college instructor, my skills in working with students to guide them in developing the content and test-taking skills that are needed for the SAT are extensive. As an Strategic Instruction Model coach, I am able to offer a variety of different methods to help individuals connect with and excel on this test. Learning and practicing test-taking strategies help my students to excell and gain confidence before, during, and after the testing experience. Sometimes, it just takes looking at something in a new way and developing a postive working relationship.
Writing

Writing

As a "Highly Effective" high school and college English Language Arts teacher, I have excelled in teaching a wide spectrum of composition skills to my students. This includes helping them to prepare for the writing portions of the ACT, SAT, and AP exams. As a professionally trained and certified writing center consultant at Central Michigan University, I regularly helped students from across contents to write effectively for their subjects.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have been rated as "Highly Qualified" in every professional evaluation, and I have two Masters in English. What is more important, I have worked with a wide variety of learners over the years, so my bag of strategies has something for every type of learner. I enjoy working one-on-one with individuals and helping them to feel successful.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught students in a variety of levels for several years. My training as a SIM (Strategic Instruction Model) coach has equipped me with additional methods to help students of various learning styles and skill levels to understand and succeed.
Writing

Writing

As a "Highly Effective" high school and college English Language Arts teacher, I have excelled in teaching a wide spectrum of composition skills to my students. This includes helping them to prepare for the writing portions of the ACT, SAT, and AP exams. As a professionally trained and certified writing center consultant at Central Michigan University, I regularly helped students from across contents to write effectively for their subjects.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have taught students in a variety of levels for several years. My training as a SIM (Strategic Instruction Model) coach has equipped me with additional methods to help students of various learning styles and skill levels to understand and succeed.
Writing

Writing

As a "Highly Effective" high school and college English Language Arts teacher, I have excelled in teaching a wide spectrum of composition skills to my students. This includes helping them to prepare for the writing portions of the ACT, SAT, and AP exams. As a professionally trained and certified writing center consultant at Central Michigan University, I regularly helped students from across contents to write effectively for their subjects.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

My students usually score between 30-36 on their ACT Reading and English Tests. I have fifteen years experience as a High school English, literature, ACT Prep., and AP English Language & Composition teacher. My work has been always been rated as "Highly Effective" in state evaluations. I have also taught first-year composition in college, and I am a certified tutor. I have the skills, but what is more important is that I love what I do.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have completed several years as a high school teacher and private tutor, preparing students to succeed on the ACT. As a Strategic Instruction Model coach, I am able to offer a variety of different methods to help individuals connect with and excel on this test. Learning and practicing test-taking strategies help my students excell and gain confidence before, during, and after the testing experience. Sometimes, it just takes looking at something in a new way and developing a positive working relationship.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As an experience high school teacher and college instructor, my skills in working with students to guide them in developing the content and test-taking skills that are needed for the SAT are extensive. As an Strategic Instruction Model coach, I am able to offer a variety of different methods to help individuals connect with and excel on this test. Learning and practicing test-taking strategies help my students to excell and gain confidence before, during, and after the testing experience. Sometimes, it just takes looking at something in a new way and developing a postive working relationship.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

As an experience high school teacher and college instructor, my skills in working with students to guide them in developing the content and test-taking skills that are needed for the SAT are extensive. As an Strategic Instruction Model coach, I am able to offer a variety of different methods to help individuals connect with and excel on this test. Learning and practicing test-taking strategies help my students to excel and gain confidence before, during, and after the testing experience. Sometimes, it just takes looking at something in a new way and developing a positive working relationship.

Examples of Expertise


Linda has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 1 question submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Cooperative, Gives great feedback

Linda helped me with a paper for my AP class and she gave great feedback. She gave me resources to use for future writing and gave me many tips. She made sure to compliment me on parts where i did well and parts where i can improve. Would recommend her to anyone who needs help in their writing.

Shamim, 1 lesson with Linda
Tutor responded:

Hi Shamin, I really enjoyed working with you in our writing session. You consider your writing and questions carefully, and you listen so well. We make a good team. Thank you for your thoughts! Linda

Very Helpful Tutor

Linda is a very patient and helpful tutor. For each lesson, she went over the writing with the kid and provided insightful comment and suggestion. The kid is highly motivated to revise and improve.

Jenny, 14 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Jenny. Your son makes my day when we work together. He loves to be challenged and always gives his best. Linda

Very experienced and knowledgeable tutor

Linda was able to access the level of expertise from SAT Reading & Writing sections and provided useful information for improving scores . Provided good feedback on the SAT Reading so that the candidate could get better understanding

Suresh, 8 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thank you for your feedback, Suresh. Your student is dedicated and applies what we study; she is a joy to work with in our sessions. Linda

Great tutor.

Ms. Linda is very smart, patient, and knowledgeable tutor. She makes the sessions easier and more comfortable with her sense of humor. Learning is a lot easier and fun!

Dominique, 16 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Dominuqe! Your daughter is a joy to work with, and she brings that joyful personality to every session as she digs right into our activities and learning. Linda

Writing tutor

Linda is the best, she help my son to become more comfortable with writing and now he has more confidence in himself . Every week they look forward to do tutoring with Linda, thank you

Marjorie, 46 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Hi Marjorie! Your sons make me smile! They work hard and share their thoughts easily in our discussions. They are focused on growing in their skills, and they are not afraid to ask questions. Thank you for connecting us! Linda

Organized and patient tutir

Linda has been working with my daughter for about 5 months now to improve her writing and vocabulary skills. Her style and approach are very methodical and she is always thinking ahead and flagging material that will be prevalent in standardized testing. I have seen direct results in terms of her grades going up but more importantly in terms of the feedback that we are getting from her teachers. Thank you so much Linda!

Raja, 37 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Raja, for making the connection. I look forward to my sessions with your daughter, and it is exciting to see her grow in confidence and skills. I am honored to be working with her. Linda

Very helpful and hard-working

She helped review my essays and gave me some very helpful feedback. She went overtime to finish reviewing my paper. I learned a lot from her. She helped improve my writing a lot and even looked at my essay outside of the lesson after I had made revisions. She is an excellent tutor and is very fun to work with.

Wendy, 4 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thank you, for being such a fun and hardworking student! I have really enjoyed our sessions, and I hope to work with you again. I love what I do, and working with Amy has been a real pleasure; she is so kind and so bright. Thank you for connecting us, Wendy! Linda

Very helpful and patient tutor

Working with Linda was a real pleasure for me. She is very helpful in brainstorming ideas and helps you get out your own words. She makes you feel good about your writing but helps you get better. She is helpful with writing analysis and grammar. Linda is highly recommended.

Michelle, 4 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Michelle, working with you has been fruitful in so many ways. I enjoy the tenactiy that keeps you pushing for your ideas and goals; you inspire me every time we meet. Our sessions have been productive beyond measure. Thank you for your kind words. Linda

AMAZING TUTOR!

Linda is the best tutor to have for grammer! I was so nervous and scared of not passing and she made sure to walk me through each and every step with me to make sure I was doing everything right. She is so sweet and she made me laugh. She means business but does it in such a fun way! I am glad I came on this site and found her! Thanks Linda!!!! :D

Tonya, 7 lessons with Linda
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Tatiana! It was a real joy to work with you on such an intense and challenging project. You worked hard and asked questions that helped me to help you. We conquered that task as a team. Thank you for asking me along on your academic quest.

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$65/hour

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