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Lynda I.

Andover, MA

$40/hour

Lynda I., Master of Arts in Teaching German and English,SAT SSAT,TOEFL

In-person lessons
400+ Hours
4.9 average from 74 ratings
Very nice English lesson experience
— Luca, Andover, MA on 3/3/16

$40/Hour


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Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
German, English
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
MEd
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Graduate Coursework

Education

Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY (German, English)

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (MEd)

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (Graduate Coursework)

About Lynda

My love of teaching for over 27 years began with a realization of which teachers in my years of learning could really teach. Those skilled teachers helped me love their subject and their approach. Teachers and professors from Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY, from which I graduated Summa Cum Laude and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society, taught me that dedication to learning could pay off. As a student I not only learned the subject but gained a passion for learning. I had wonderful professors at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT from which I learned innovative approaches to teaching and received a Masters of Teaching degree. My lifelong love of learning led me to years of other graduate courses in English and German at the University of New Hampshire and Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

Each session is custom designed for a particular student. I use the great variety of materials I have to address each need. I specialize in tutoring English and German for success in school, on all tests and in everyday life. Whether teaching and tutoring in such varied demographic areas as farm country in Upstate New York, suburbia in Andover, MA and Melrose MA or the City of Boston , I feel I have an understanding of many kinds of students. My goals for each lesson are to keep the student challenged and proud of their accomplishments but not overwhelmed. I never forget that the learning process takes time and patience on the part of the teacher and the student. I ask for feedback to keep myself on track for the individual learner. Many of my students have been surprised and relieved that I understand not only the material they are trying to master but the process they are going through.

My homework assignments are designed to prepare for the next session. They are innovative and meant to get the student ready on their own terms for the next step. I give friendly challenges and assessments followed by a progress report.

Arrangements for location and time are flexible. I look for a quiet place in which to meet and require a 24 hour cancellation notice because I spend a great deal of time preparing for each session. I tutor in my home office, however I am happy to travel to another location for the convenience of the student. I never bill for a session in which the student or parent is not completely satisfied. I offer a free consultation meeting to discuss your needs.

Whatever your language need is, I look forward to helping you with it and giving you success in your studies.
My love of teaching for over 27 years began with a realization of which teachers in my years of learning could really teach. Those skilled teachers helped me love their subject and their approach. Teachers and professors from Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY, from which I graduated Summa Cum Laude and became a member of Phi Beta Kappa Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rate is solely for the task. Any conversation or work with the parent(s) is free of charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Andover, MA 01810
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very nice English lesson experience"

- Luca, Andover, MA on 3/3/16

"Very good Tutor"

- Yingyi, Andover, MA on 12/18/16

"Knowledgeable and Patiebt"

- Lisa, Amesbury, MA on 10/3/16

"Help with foreign children"

- Anja, Andover, MA on 9/2/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Robert, Andover, MA on 3/31/16
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
German
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Study Skills

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I have a Master of Arts in Teaching, and taught English and German for 27 years. I have experience in writing correctly, reading for accuracy and grammar. Colleges: William Smith (BA), Wesleyan University (Masters), Middlebury (graduate courses), UNH (graduate courses).

ESL/ESOL

I have a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and taught English and foreign languages for over 27 years. I have experience as an ESL teacher and tutor as well over those years. Each student has a special need and special strengths that I pay close attention to and use in each lesson. I can cover all skills in English such as reading, writing, conversation, grammar and sentence structure. Colleges: William Smith College (BA), Wesleyan University (Masters), Middlebury Colleges (graduate courses) and UNH (graduate courses).
I enjoy seeing a student attain their goals and look forward to working with them.

German

I have taught German in Andover, MA and Melrose, MA for 30 years. I love teaching and sharing information that the student can use. There are specific strategies the tutor/teacher can use such as linking topics in learning so the student can see the patterns and progress fairly rapidly. When the student has some tools they can anticipate what is coming and feel they are accomplishing a lot. Of course practice with rewards is a key part of tutoring. Success is a good feeling and has a practical application.

Reading

I have taught reading for 27 years in Andover, MA, Melrose, MA, Boston, MA and upstate New York. I learned specific strategies for teaching and tutoring reading from wonderful teachers at Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT and Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. I became a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude because my teachers taught me the love of learning. I have my Masters in Teaching degree as well.
As a result of these many efforts, I want to help students enjoy the learning process as I have enjoyed it for years.
The widely different places where I have tutored have led me to use my large variety of materials in creative ways. Because I took courses well after graduate school, I have continued to learn new ways to break material down for each student's needs.

SAT Reading

I have taught reading for 27 years in Andover and in Melrose I love teaching it because the student feels good when they master key skills and gains confidence. There are specific strategies the teacher/tutor can use such as helping the student to look for important words (which invariably will be found in the questions) and how to anticipate key information coming in the next sentences (a word like "but" can be anticipated with a study of sentence structures). Of course practice is basic but it can be made fun and rewarding. Even in summer!

SAT Writing

I have taught writing and English skills in Andover and in Melrose schools for almost 30 years. There are specific strategies for teaching each skill. Once the student sees the strategy the task becomes clear. I will be very clear to the parent(s)as to the steps I will take to lead to success for the student. Students need to get rewards for their effort and the work has to have a fun and challenging quality to it.

Study Skills

As a teacher of English, SAT and German for 27 years, I was always aware of how my students approached the work I assigned. As a tutor I continue to suggest specific ways to students to prepare for the next class or test. It may be as basic as the need to find a quiet place in which to work or something more sophisticated such as breaking information down into meaningful groups. The skill of recognizing similarities, for example, in assigned work gives the student confidence.

Throughout my years at William Smith College and all my graduate courses at Wesleyan, Middlebury and UNH I knew I wanted to be a teacher and I observed how students including myself had success in preparing for the work. The most basic thing I realized is that different learning styles must be recognized by teachers as they give the fundamental tools to each student.

Writing

I have taught writing for almost 20 years in Melrose, MA. As with any skill, there are fundamentals to writing. A student has to organize specifics, concepts, make connections and deliver meaning for the reader of their essay. Isolating the keys and of course practice are essential, and it can be made into fun when tutor and student work together.

Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
German, English
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
MEd
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Graduate Coursework

Education

Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY (German, English)

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (MEd)

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT (Graduate Coursework)

Very nice English lesson experience

Lynda is a very passionate and prepared teacher She could arrange English lessons to fit specifically my English level and development needs providing a lot of materials and a flexible methodology which I really enjoyed

— Luca, Andover, MA on 3/3/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rate is solely for the task. Any conversation or work with the parent(s) is free of charge.

Travel policy

Lynda will travel within 12 miles of Andover, MA 01810.