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Lynda E.

Creative Tutor of English, Math, K-5, and Middle School Studies

Creative Tutor of English, Math, K-5, and Middle School Studies

$35/hour

  • 1,245 hours tutoring

  • Albuquerque, NM 87122

About Lynda


Bio

The English language is my passion - grammar, punctuation, spelling, phonology, pronunciation, reading, writing, proofreading, and listening! As a certified teacher of English as a second language, I am creative with and understand different learning methods.

For over 18 years I have tutored both adult and teen-age foreign-born students in the U.S. with excellent results. For several months in 2008, I also taught English to Arab speakers in Egypt.

Anyone who has the desire and dedication...

The English language is my passion - grammar, punctuation, spelling, phonology, pronunciation, reading, writing, proofreading, and listening! As a certified teacher of English as a second language, I am creative with and understand different learning methods.

For over 18 years I have tutored both adult and teen-age foreign-born students in the U.S. with excellent results. For several months in 2008, I also taught English to Arab speakers in Egypt.

Anyone who has the desire and dedication to learn and polish his/her English skills I applaud. You will find that I am patient, well-organized and well-prepared to help you learn, regardless of your level.

Geography and World History are also my passions, having taught it for several years in a Maryland community college. As a travel manager for many years, I have traveled throughout the U.S. and over 50 countries throughout our world. Cultural and physical geography are my specialties.

Math and pre-algebra can be exciting subjects with the right tutor! I will challenge and explain so that students will quickly understand why math is necessary and can be fun.

I welcome the opportunity to work with anyone who has the desire to obtain a GED as well. Recently, after several months of serious study, two adults were successful in passing the exam.

Music has been a part of my life for many years, both in the performance field and in music history. Piano (22 years) and violin (6 years) studies have helped to shape my classical music interests, as well as jazz and pop.

Let me show you how much you'll learn and retain to help you in your schoolwork, in your job, or for a new or neglected hobby. You CAN have fun while learning.


Education

Ohio State University
International Bus.
National Louis University Wheeling, IL
Graduate Coursework
cert in TESOL and TOEFL teaching
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Albuquerque, NM 87122
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/9/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Lynda hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

For many more years than I want to admit I have been using computers for both professional and personal reasons. Among software word processing programs I have used are WordPerfect and MS Word, the latter being for the longest period of time and the most recent. I consider my skills advanced for all of the Microsoft suite of office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. My corporate training background includes teaching classes and upgrading my own skills for these software programs. Additional skills include set-up and shortcuts, including Vista for Home Office use.
Microsoft Outlook,

Microsoft Outlook

Using Microsoft Outlook has been a part of my business workday for 15+ years, as well as a constant in my personal communications for over 12 years. As a training director for two travel companies, I designed and taught Outlook, Word and Excel to staff and management for a total of seven years. The curriculum included setting up files, archiving, signature lines, out-of-office messages, and general maintenance and time management for both incoming and outgoing emails. One particular favorite class which I taught was how to write business emails in a professional and brief manner. In January, 2011, I completed training for Windows 7 and Word 2010, and since then have tutored an attorney through WyzAnt for both.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

All aspects of the English language have influenced how and what I read, write, and say. Through corporate training and platform skills, I know how important it is to be able speak succinctly and clearly. This is especially so when teaching and learning English as a second or as an additional language. As English has become a global language, I have found students in various areas of the world have learned American English, British English or Australian English. Because of these differences, I wanted to find out what they were, and how I could adapt them in my tutoring. In early 2008 I embarked on a 6-week program to become certified in teaching English to those wanting to learn it as a second or additional language. After receiving my TESOL certification in Alexandria, Egypt, I continued to teach there for the German Language Institute (many other languages were taught there, as well as German) and for TEFL International. The majority of my students were adults. Upon returning to the U.S. I've continued to tutor adults who are serious about learning English and its many components. Whether you want to learn English grammar, spelling, or punctuation that you never managed to learn in school, or you want to be able to communicate in English as your second language, I will make a difference for you!
General Computer,

General Computer

For many more years than I want to admit I have been using computers for both professional and personal reasons. Among software word processing programs I have used are WordPerfect and MS Word, the latter being for the longest period of time and the most recent. I consider my skills advanced for all of the Microsoft suite of office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. My corporate training background includes teaching classes and upgrading my own skills for these software programs. Additional skills include set-up and shortcuts, including Vista for Home Office use.
Grammar, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past three years I have been tutoring elementary students (grades 1-6) on a one-on-one basis. Although I do not hold an elementary teaching certificate, I have been certified in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, using many of the methods I learned with measured success. TESOL Certification includes pre-school through adults levels. Through WyzAnt I have tutored and am presently tutoring students in grades 1, 2, 3, and 5 Math, English, and Social Studies. These students have shown considerable improvements in comprehension of the subject matter, as well as in test scores. If requested, I am sure that these students' parents would provide testimonials. One must possess an abundance of patience and knowledge of numerous learning methods to teach elementary students, which I do. I have worked closely with my students' parents in suggesting processes and aids to help their children practice and learn on their own as well.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Experienced in all elementary and middle school math applications. During the past eight years, I have successfully tutored 12 elementary, 4 middle school, and 2 GED students.
Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics may seem to be a vague component of English, when in reality it is the building block to speaking, reading and writing that will remain with one forever. Phonics unlocks the mystery of how and why words are the way they are. Fortunately, I was taught phonics as a young child in school. Today, however, the science of phonics has been lost in teaching English, and children and adults alike have been cheated of a fascinating and integral part of learning English. As a certified TESOL (Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher, I use phonics in everyday spoken English. I teach and direct my students why phonics is so important to them, and how phonics improve reading, writing and speaking skills quickly. Whether you, or someone you know, is in an academic or business environment, you will benefit from being successful with phonics. I'm ready to show you the way!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be easily learned and implemented quickly! Having good skills to study various subjects either simultaneously, or one-at-a-time, is related to being organized in your home and/or work place. It's a matter of disciplining your brain and thoughts. Some people are better at memorization; others may be more efficient in keeping lists to help them study. The proper study environment is important, whether it's in a library or a quiet room in your home. Setting aside a chunk of time on a regular basis is conducive to learning. Some people learn better while listening to their favorite music; others prefer a totally quiet background. I would introduce various options for you to try, as well as recommendations for how to study effectively.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

All aspects of the English language have influenced how and what I read, write, and say. Through corporate training and platform skills, I know how important it is to be able speak succinctly and clearly. This is especially so when teaching and learning English as a second or as an additional language. As English has become a global language, I have found students in various areas of the world have learned American English, British English or Australian English. Because of these differences, I wanted to find out what they were, and how I could adapt them in my tutoring. In early 2008 I embarked on a 6-week program to become certified in teaching English to those wanting to learn it as a second or additional language. After receiving my TESOL certification in Alexandria, Egypt, I continued to teach there for the German Language Institute (many other languages were taught there, as well as German) and for TEFL International. The majority of my students were adults. Upon returning to the U.S. I've continued to tutor adults who are serious about learning English and its many components. Whether you want to learn English grammar, spelling, or punctuation that you never managed to learn in school, or you want to be able to communicate in English as your second language, I will make a difference for you!
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History,

Music History

Music is an integral part of my life. I can truthfully say, I cannot live without hearing a Beethoven Symphony, a Mozart Piano Sonata, or a Schumann String Quartet. Being aware of the historical background for both composers and their works is equally important as listening. Knowing the period when particular music was written and often why, gives us insight into a different time. Having studied classical piano for 18 years and violin for 6 years gives me a perspective which others may not have. In addition, I have studied music history, specifically the baroque and romantic periods, at Tritone University, receiving certifications in both. During my years of study at Ohio State University, I studied music history, beginning with the baroque period through modern compositions, ending in the 1950's. I have performed as a soloist (piano), part of a chamber music group (violin), an accompanist for a choral group (piano), and in an orchestra (violin and piano). Learning, practicing and performing music has been a joy for me.
Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past three years I have been tutoring elementary students (grades 1-6) on a one-on-one basis. Although I do not hold an elementary teaching certificate, I have been certified in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, using many of the methods I learned with measured success. TESOL Certification includes pre-school through adults levels. Through WyzAnt I have tutored and am presently tutoring students in grades 1, 2, 3, and 5 Math, English, and Social Studies. These students have shown considerable improvements in comprehension of the subject matter, as well as in test scores. If requested, I am sure that these students' parents would provide testimonials. One must possess an abundance of patience and knowledge of numerous learning methods to teach elementary students, which I do. I have worked closely with my students' parents in suggesting processes and aids to help their children practice and learn on their own as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

All aspects of the English language have influenced how and what I read, write, and say. Through corporate training and platform skills, I know how important it is to be able speak succinctly and clearly. This is especially so when teaching and learning English as a second or as an additional language. As English has become a global language, I have found students in various areas of the world have learned American English, British English or Australian English. Because of these differences, I wanted to find out what they were, and how I could adapt them in my tutoring. In early 2008 I embarked on a 6-week program to become certified in teaching English to those wanting to learn it as a second or additional language. After receiving my TESOL certification in Alexandria, Egypt, I continued to teach there for the German Language Institute (many other languages were taught there, as well as German) and for TEFL International. The majority of my students were adults. Upon returning to the U.S. I've continued to tutor adults who are serious about learning English and its many components. Whether you want to learn English grammar, spelling, or punctuation that you never managed to learn in school, or you want to be able to communicate in English as your second language, I will make a difference for you!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be easily learned and implemented quickly! Having good skills to study various subjects either simultaneously, or one-at-a-time, is related to being organized in your home and/or work place. It's a matter of disciplining your brain and thoughts. Some people are better at memorization; others may be more efficient in keeping lists to help them study. The proper study environment is important, whether it's in a library or a quiet room in your home. Setting aside a chunk of time on a regular basis is conducive to learning. Some people learn better while listening to their favorite music; others prefer a totally quiet background. I would introduce various options for you to try, as well as recommendations for how to study effectively.
Algebra 1, English, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

All aspects of the English language have influenced how and what I read, write, and say. Through corporate training and platform skills, I know how important it is to be able speak succinctly and clearly. This is especially so when teaching and learning English as a second or as an additional language. As English has become a global language, I have found students in various areas of the world have learned American English, British English or Australian English. Because of these differences, I wanted to find out what they were, and how I could adapt them in my tutoring. In early 2008 I embarked on a 6-week program to become certified in teaching English to those wanting to learn it as a second or additional language. After receiving my TESOL certification in Alexandria, Egypt, I continued to teach there for the German Language Institute (many other languages were taught there, as well as German) and for TEFL International. The majority of my students were adults. Upon returning to the U.S. I've continued to tutor adults who are serious about learning English and its many components. Whether you want to learn English grammar, spelling, or punctuation that you never managed to learn in school, or you want to be able to communicate in English as your second language, I will make a difference for you!

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past three years I have been tutoring elementary students (grades 1-6) on a one-on-one basis. Although I do not hold an elementary teaching certificate, I have been certified in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, using many of the methods I learned with measured success. TESOL Certification includes pre-school through adults levels. Through WyzAnt I have tutored and am presently tutoring students in grades 1, 2, 3, and 5 Math, English, and Social Studies. These students have shown considerable improvements in comprehension of the subject matter, as well as in test scores. If requested, I am sure that these students' parents would provide testimonials. One must possess an abundance of patience and knowledge of numerous learning methods to teach elementary students, which I do. I have worked closely with my students' parents in suggesting processes and aids to help their children practice and learn on their own as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

All aspects of the English language have influenced how and what I read, write, and say. Through corporate training and platform skills, I know how important it is to be able speak succinctly and clearly. This is especially so when teaching and learning English as a second or as an additional language. As English has become a global language, I have found students in various areas of the world have learned American English, British English or Australian English. Because of these differences, I wanted to find out what they were, and how I could adapt them in my tutoring. In early 2008 I embarked on a 6-week program to become certified in teaching English to those wanting to learn it as a second or additional language. After receiving my TESOL certification in Alexandria, Egypt, I continued to teach there for the German Language Institute (many other languages were taught there, as well as German) and for TEFL International. The majority of my students were adults. Upon returning to the U.S. I've continued to tutor adults who are serious about learning English and its many components. Whether you want to learn English grammar, spelling, or punctuation that you never managed to learn in school, or you want to be able to communicate in English as your second language, I will make a difference for you!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be easily learned and implemented quickly! Having good skills to study various subjects either simultaneously, or one-at-a-time, is related to being organized in your home and/or work place. It's a matter of disciplining your brain and thoughts. Some people are better at memorization; others may be more efficient in keeping lists to help them study. The proper study environment is important, whether it's in a library or a quiet room in your home. Setting aside a chunk of time on a regular basis is conducive to learning. Some people learn better while listening to their favorite music; others prefer a totally quiet background. I would introduce various options for you to try, as well as recommendations for how to study effectively.
Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

General Music,

General Music

At age seven I began taking piano lessons, which eventually led to 15+ years of serious classical music studies. Learning to play the violin and playing in school and community orchestras gave me many hours of enjoyment throughout my school years. I accompanied choral groups as well, playing popular, jazz, religious and classical repertoire. Music theory and history have been predominant throughout my childhood and adult life. I attend concerts frequently, keeping myself updated on performers and new recordings. Understanding music from the composers' perspectives to current day reviews can be captivating with always something new to learn.
Music History,

Music History

Music is an integral part of my life. I can truthfully say, I cannot live without hearing a Beethoven Symphony, a Mozart Piano Sonata, or a Schumann String Quartet. Being aware of the historical background for both composers and their works is equally important as listening. Knowing the period when particular music was written and often why, gives us insight into a different time. Having studied classical piano for 18 years and violin for 6 years gives me a perspective which others may not have. In addition, I have studied music history, specifically the baroque and romantic periods, at Tritone University, receiving certifications in both. During my years of study at Ohio State University, I studied music history, beginning with the baroque period through modern compositions, ending in the 1950's. I have performed as a soloist (piano), part of a chamber music group (violin), an accompanist for a choral group (piano), and in an orchestra (violin and piano). Learning, practicing and performing music has been a joy for me.
Music Theory

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

All aspects of the English language have influenced how and what I read, write, and say. Through corporate training and platform skills, I know how important it is to be able speak succinctly and clearly. This is especially so when teaching and learning English as a second or as an additional language. As English has become a global language, I have found students in various areas of the world have learned American English, British English or Australian English. Because of these differences, I wanted to find out what they were, and how I could adapt them in my tutoring. In early 2008 I embarked on a 6-week program to become certified in teaching English to those wanting to learn it as a second or additional language. After receiving my TESOL certification in Alexandria, Egypt, I continued to teach there for the German Language Institute (many other languages were taught there, as well as German) and for TEFL International. The majority of my students were adults. Upon returning to the U.S. I've continued to tutor adults who are serious about learning English and its many components. Whether you want to learn English grammar, spelling, or punctuation that you never managed to learn in school, or you want to be able to communicate in English as your second language, I will make a difference for you!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be easily learned and implemented quickly! Having good skills to study various subjects either simultaneously, or one-at-a-time, is related to being organized in your home and/or work place. It's a matter of disciplining your brain and thoughts. Some people are better at memorization; others may be more efficient in keeping lists to help them study. The proper study environment is important, whether it's in a library or a quiet room in your home. Setting aside a chunk of time on a regular basis is conducive to learning. Some people learn better while listening to their favorite music; others prefer a totally quiet background. I would introduce various options for you to try, as well as recommendations for how to study effectively.
Geography, Government & Politics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

Phonics may seem to be a vague component of English, when in reality it is the building block to speaking, reading and writing that will remain with one forever. Phonics unlocks the mystery of how and why words are the way they are. Fortunately, I was taught phonics as a young child in school. Today, however, the science of phonics has been lost in teaching English, and children and adults alike have been cheated of a fascinating and integral part of learning English. As a certified TESOL (Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages) teacher, I use phonics in everyday spoken English. I teach and direct my students why phonics is so important to them, and how phonics improve reading, writing and speaking skills quickly. Whether you, or someone you know, is in an academic or business environment, you will benefit from being successful with phonics. I'm ready to show you the way!
Study Skills

Study Skills

Study skills can be easily learned and implemented quickly! Having good skills to study various subjects either simultaneously, or one-at-a-time, is related to being organized in your home and/or work place. It's a matter of disciplining your brain and thoughts. Some people are better at memorization; others may be more efficient in keeping lists to help them study. The proper study environment is important, whether it's in a library or a quiet room in your home. Setting aside a chunk of time on a regular basis is conducive to learning. Some people learn better while listening to their favorite music; others prefer a totally quiet background. I would introduce various options for you to try, as well as recommendations for how to study effectively.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

For the past three years I have been tutoring elementary students (grades 1-6) on a one-on-one basis. Although I do not hold an elementary teaching certificate, I have been certified in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, using many of the methods I learned with measured success. TESOL Certification includes pre-school through adults levels. Through WyzAnt I have tutored and am presently tutoring students in grades 1, 2, 3, and 5 Math, English, and Social Studies. These students have shown considerable improvements in comprehension of the subject matter, as well as in test scores. If requested, I am sure that these students' parents would provide testimonials. One must possess an abundance of patience and knowledge of numerous learning methods to teach elementary students, which I do. I have worked closely with my students' parents in suggesting processes and aids to help their children practice and learn on their own as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

All aspects of the English language have influenced how and what I read, write, and say. Through corporate training and platform skills, I know how important it is to be able speak succinctly and clearly. This is especially so when teaching and learning English as a second or as an additional language. As English has become a global language, I have found students in various areas of the world have learned American English, British English or Australian English. Because of these differences, I wanted to find out what they were, and how I could adapt them in my tutoring. In early 2008 I embarked on a 6-week program to become certified in teaching English to those wanting to learn it as a second or additional language. After receiving my TESOL certification in Alexandria, Egypt, I continued to teach there for the German Language Institute (many other languages were taught there, as well as German) and for TEFL International. The majority of my students were adults. Upon returning to the U.S. I've continued to tutor adults who are serious about learning English and its many components. Whether you want to learn English grammar, spelling, or punctuation that you never managed to learn in school, or you want to be able to communicate in English as your second language, I will make a difference for you!
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Study skills can be easily learned and implemented quickly! Having good skills to study various subjects either simultaneously, or one-at-a-time, is related to being organized in your home and/or work place. It's a matter of disciplining your brain and thoughts. Some people are better at memorization; others may be more efficient in keeping lists to help them study. The proper study environment is important, whether it's in a library or a quiet room in your home. Setting aside a chunk of time on a regular basis is conducive to learning. Some people learn better while listening to their favorite music; others prefer a totally quiet background. I would introduce various options for you to try, as well as recommendations for how to study effectively.
Algebra 1, GED, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Lynda is a pleasure to work with.

From a parent's perspective, Lynda has been professional, polite, accessible and flexible. Our Son has also had a wonderful experience working with Lynda. Her friendly style is a perfect fit for him. We will continue to work with Lynda, as we are seeing great results.

Phil, 10 lessons with Lynda

Awesome Tutor!

My two boys have been working with Ms. Lynda for almost 4 moths now and have improved tremendously. Ms. Lynda really takes her time to teach. My kids love to work with her because she is very patient and awesome tutor. I definitely recommend Ms.Lynda to anyone in this area who is looking for one-on-one tutoring for their kids.

Purvi, 31 lessons with Lynda

Excellent tutor!

Lynda has been tutoring my wife in English during a brief stay here in the US for 6 weeks. We are extremely happy with the rapid progress that she has made with Lynda and we will certainly call Lynda again when my wife will be back in New Mexico.

Alessandro, 10 lessons with Lynda

Great, period!

I have really enjoyed working with Lynda and can rely on her tenacity and ingenuity to help my daughter progress and learn what she is missing or lacking in her studies on her own.

Claudia, 65 lessons with Lynda

Great tutor!!!

Lynda has been a fantastic patient and thorough math tutor and I would strongly recommend her to other students trying to achieve his or her GED. Thank so much for your help.

Adam, 31 lessons with Lynda

Excellent tutor, very patient and genuine.

Ms. Lynda is very kind and patient. I listen to how Ms. Lynda interacts with my daughter and how well the two of them communicate. I especially like the calm tone of Ms Lynda's voice when she explains things to her. I see how much she is learning each week and we have only had Ms. Lynda for short time. My daughter was in a different program for 3 years and I wish we would have found her sooner, best thing we ever did for our daughter.

Shirley, 72 lessons with Lynda

The most awesome tutor!

Lynda is very good with Ellie. Ellie also responds to her teaching method very well. I am so glad that Lynda is her tutor.

Angela, 44 lessons with Lynda

Master tutor

Lynda E. is an outstanding tutor. She is kind, patient, and really cares about her student both academically and as a person. My child is extremely shy and Lynda was welcoming and very approachable and knew just how to bring out all the ability in my child and help her open up. She is also very organized and has a special way of getting the child to follow suit. She made learning fun and still kept it challenging. She was nice, yet firm and structured. My child enjoyed and looked forward to her tutoring sessions. I can't say enough about this tutor. It was a wonderful experience for both my child and I. I will definitely use her again, if/when the need should arise. A Truly Satisfied and Grateful Parent.

Martyne, 16 lessons with Lynda

Thank You, Lynda!

We have had the great pleasure of working with Lynda through the majority of the past two school years. Lynda has been a wonderful help, and a favorite of our daughter's. She is well able to harness the attention of our eight year old, which is not always the easiest thing to do! She has been marvelously flexible in her scheduling, which is a huge relief to such a busy household. We hope to have her continued service through the years, as Lynda has proven herself to be quite irreplaceable. Thank you, Lynda!

Tammy, 121 lessons with Lynda

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