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Lynda D.

Bethesda, MD

$60/hour

Academic Coach and Tutor: Math/Finance and Writing

50+ Hours
4.9 average from 32 ratings
Excellent tutor!
— Yolanda, Silver Spring, MD on 10/1/16

$60/Hour


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B.A. University of Maryland
Journalism
American University, Kogod Business School, Finance
Master's

Education

B.A. University of Maryland (Journalism)

American University, Kogod Business School, Finance (Master's)

About Lynda

Whether you need help with math or writing, I will break complex work down to manageable lessons. I aim to show you how you can help yourself and gain confidence with success. My undergraduate degree in Journalism and Master's degree in Business Finance have given me the skills to both communicate and calculate.

When tutoring math, I show students how a step-by-step process can help break down the method behind the math. I've found it's better to do the math first by hand, working out each step along the way, before making heavy use of a calculator or spreadsheet. Technology is an integral part of our business and education world, but it's important to understand the behind the scenes math so you can later build and modify powerful spreadsheets.

If writing is your area of concern, I can help you become a better writer by developing a system with you to manage any writing assignment. Whether you have an essay or a term paper, we will work on covering key elements such as content development, opening and closing paragraphs, citations, and use of proper grammar. I encourage my students to email their current writing projects to me before we meet. Having that advance time helps us get started right away.

My professional background includes 25+ years working as a top researcher/writer for a major Fortune 100 financial services company and for the past three years, I have been a college finance instructor, in a classroom setting. Math has always been a favorite subject for me because I like working with metrics which help to analyze, track and evaluate the world around us. In high school, I was the youngest student in each math class since I took an advanced track, with straight A's through Calculus.

It's nice to meet in person but I am flexible to also working with you on-line.
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Whether you need help with math or writing, I will break complex work down to manageable lessons. I aim to show you how you can help yourself and gain confidence with success. My undergraduate degree in Journalism and Master's degree in Business Finance have given me the skills to both communicate and calculate.

When tutoring math, I
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Bethesda, MD 20814
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor!"

- Yolanda, Silver Spring, MD on 10/1/16

"GREAT finance tutor"

- Kenneth, Gaithersburg, MD on 2/24/17

"Consistently fantastic tutor and motivational coach"

- Sam, Bowie, MD on 2/4/17

"Really great"

- Michael, Potomac, MD on 11/27/16

"Lynda is patient, knowledgeable teacher"

- Chris, Rockville, MD on 11/6/16

"Great"

- Nowair, Chantilly, VA on 10/13/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math,
Geometry, Prealgebra,
Precalculus
English:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Finance

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.

Elementary Math

My qualifications for teaching elementary math are broad based and span many years. In elementary , junior high and high school, I was always in the most advanced math section and maintained a solid "A" throughout all my years at school. I have earned a Masters degree in finance, which requires mastery of applied business mathematics, including expanded use of exponents, algebra and statistics. I've taught college level finance for three years and have valuable experience learning how to break down complicated math into smaller, manageable lessons. I think it's always best to work a difficult problem by using simple numbers, such that you can "see" the answer and then go back and study and learn the methodology. Calculators are great tools, but one should be capable of doing those problems by hand before relying on a calculator or computer to do the work. I also scored a perfect 100% on the Wyzant qualifying math exam.

Finance

I've been teaching college-level finance for three years and am very experienced at explaining the math basics needed to solve common problems such as compound interest, present value (PV), future value (FV), net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR) and the like. Many students benefit from a review or new instruction on basic math, exponents, percentages and calculating weighted averages and I can help you with that.

I've got a Masters degree in Finance and have more than 30 years experience in the financial services sector.

Prealgebra

My qualifications for tutoring pre-algebra include a love of math, having always been placed in advanced math from elementary through high school. I have a Master's degree in Finance, a subject which requires skill in understanding math and applying that knowledge in real life and practical problems.

I also earned a perfect 100% score on the WyzAnt placement test.

Writing

My qualifications as a writing tutor include academic, volunteer and work experience. I have a BA undergraduate Journalism degree and worked through college and beyond in varying capacities as an editorial assistant and public information officer. Within the financial services field, I have 25+ years experience doing research and writing. I volunteered as a teacher's helper when my own kids attended elementary school, and worked with students, one-on-one, to help each young writer improve writing skills. I was also recently selected to work part-time as an on-line writing tutor for a national educational training company.

B.A. University of Maryland
Journalism
American University, Kogod Business School, Finance
Master's

Education

B.A. University of Maryland (Journalism)

American University, Kogod Business School, Finance (Master's)

Excellent tutor!

Linda is knowledgeable in her field and know how to deliver her lesson. My daughter is pleased working with her. Linda is very time efficient in helping her with homework and still be able to learn a lot in the small time. Linda is patient, flexible and reliable. My daughter and I highly recommend her to be your tutor.

— Yolanda, Silver Spring, MD on 10/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lynda will travel within 6 miles of Bethesda, MD 20814.