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Linda S.

Effective Reading Tutor Specializing in K-12 Literacy and SAT Prep

Effective Reading Tutor Specializing in K-12 Literacy and SAT Prep

$40/hour

  • 130 hours tutoring

  • Buffalo, NY 14221

"History and ELA"

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About Linda


Bio

I am available to tutor your child in grades K-12 and even some college level courses. I have a Master's in Reading and permanent NY certification in Reading with over 20 years of classroom experience. I am able to help strengthen your child's reading comprehension, letter-sound recognition, sight word and vocabulary, reading fluency and writing skills. I have tutored students on essay writing requirements for NYS Regents Exams. Since the Regents Exams are focused on reading comprehension a...

I am available to tutor your child in grades K-12 and even some college level courses. I have a Master's in Reading and permanent NY certification in Reading with over 20 years of classroom experience. I am able to help strengthen your child's reading comprehension, letter-sound recognition, sight word and vocabulary, reading fluency and writing skills. I have tutored students on essay writing requirements for NYS Regents Exams. Since the Regents Exams are focused on reading comprehension along with factual retention I can help students with the Global Studies, U.S. History and English Language Arts Regents exams. I have experience with the reading and essay components of all of these exams.
I have solid experience with the reading and writing sections of the SAT and ACT and have tutored students to strengthen their reading comprehension and refresh their vocabulary,grammar, editing and essay writing skills as well as strategies involving time management while taking the SAT and ACT.


Education

SUNY Brockport
undergrad
SUNY College at Geneseo
Masters
SUNY College @ Brockport
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Buffalo, NY 14221
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am qualified to tutor public speaking for a number of reasons. As an experienced teacher and school administrator I have engaged in public speaking my entire career. I have taken the required college freshman speech course and passed it and delivered oral presentations for most of my college professors as an undergraduate as well as graduate student. As a former school administrator I have delivered staff development training to my staff on classroom management, use of rubrics,critical thinking, research based literacy strategies for content area lessons, and Ruby Payne's insights on teaching children from poverty. I have given workshop presentations at professional state conferences on the topics of writing performance based assessments and on lessons I created for a high school health education AIDS Unit. I have presented to Boards of Education that I have worked for. As a high school teacher I have coached my students as they prepared for and delivered oral presentation requirements for my health classes. Presently I teach College Reading as an adjunct professor and continue to hone my public speaking skills.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am qualified to tutor public speaking for a number of reasons. As an experienced teacher and school administrator I have engaged in public speaking my entire career. I have taken the required college freshman speech course and passed it and delivered oral presentations for most of my college professors as an undergraduate as well as graduate student. As a former school administrator I have delivered staff development training to my staff on classroom management, use of rubrics,critical thinking, research based literacy strategies for content area lessons, and Ruby Payne's insights on teaching children from poverty. I have given workshop presentations at professional state conferences on the topics of writing performance based assessments and on lessons I created for a high school health education AIDS Unit. I have presented to Boards of Education that I have worked for. As a high school teacher I have coached my students as they prepared for and delivered oral presentation requirements for my health classes. Presently I teach College Reading as an adjunct professor and continue to hone my public speaking skills.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have permanent New York State Certification as a Reading Teacher K-12. I have worked as a remedial reading teacher in grades 4 - 12. I can assist students in strengthening reading skills at the elementary level so that they can read for meaning and read to learn from content area subjects including social studies, science and math.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a certified teacher, I have taught elementary students cursive handwriting. I personally have exceptional cursive handwriting that I use to model for my students. There are practice materials I will purchase to use with students I am teaching cursive handwriting.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked with 4th-6th grade students in strengthening their phonics decoding skills.
Reading,

Reading

I am a part time reading teacher at NCCC and substitute teacher. I have taught students to be stronger readers throughout my career.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher I have developed and taught study skills units. While at Niagara County Community College as a part time reading instructor I worked in the Academic Achievement Center meeting with struggling students on numerous study skill strategies ranging from proper note-taking, test prep, time management, how to study from notes, what to study and test prep.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I am an experienced ACT English tutor. The sections that I tutor include the reading, language (grammar), essay and even the science section since that section relies on reading comprehension. I am a part time reading instructor at NCCC and a local substitute teacher. At NCCC I worked in the Academic Achievement Center for several semesters assisting students with their essays and other college assignments.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have extensive experience tutoring the critical reading section of the ACT. I have a Masters in Reading and permanent NY State certification as a Reading Teacher. I teach reading part time at NCCC and substitute teach in Amherst, Depew, Lancaster and Williamsville School Districts.
English,

English

I presently teach English Language Learners in my reading classes at Niagara Community College. I have tutored English as a Second Language students to prepare for the TOEFL for Wyzant. I have experience tutoring and teaching students who wish to learn English.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am qualified to tutor public speaking for a number of reasons. As an experienced teacher and school administrator I have engaged in public speaking my entire career. I have taken the required college freshman speech course and passed it and delivered oral presentations for most of my college professors as an undergraduate as well as graduate student. As a former school administrator I have delivered staff development training to my staff on classroom management, use of rubrics,critical thinking, research based literacy strategies for content area lessons, and Ruby Payne's insights on teaching children from poverty. I have given workshop presentations at professional state conferences on the topics of writing performance based assessments and on lessons I created for a high school health education AIDS Unit. I have presented to Boards of Education that I have worked for. As a high school teacher I have coached my students as they prepared for and delivered oral presentation requirements for my health classes. Presently I teach College Reading as an adjunct professor and continue to hone my public speaking skills.
Reading,

Reading

I am a part time reading teacher at NCCC and substitute teacher. I have taught students to be stronger readers throughout my career.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored the reading, language and essay sections of the SAT for many years and through the revised changes the College Board implemented in 2016. I am an experienced adjunct reading instructor at NCCC and local substitute teacher.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored the SAT writing language) and essay sections for many years. I have experience with the same sections of the ACT. I am an adjunct reading instructor at NCCC who has worked as a college tutor in the past assisting students with various assignments including essays.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I am an experienced TOEFL tutor who has tutored English Language Learners to be successful on this test. I work with ELL students in my reading classes at NCCC.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored students in Writing my entire career as an Academic Intervention Services teacher, as a former college tutor in NCCC 's Academic Achievement Center, as an SAT and ACT writing tutor, an ELA Regents tutor and as an essay tutor for the TOEFL, Global Studies Regents and U.S. History Regents.
Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I have experience tutoring the U.S. History course and Regents exam. I am able to tutor both the multiple choice questions and essay questions ( thematic and DBQ). As a former Academic Intervention Services (AIS) teacher I assisted my students to prepare for this Regents exam. I incorporate content knowledge, test taking skills and study skills in my lessons.
Sociology,

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor sociology because as a college reading instructor at Niagara County Community College I have worked in the capacity of college tutor in the college's Academic Achievement Center and have tutored students in Sociology. I am familiar and understand Sociology textbook material and other readings assigned. I have assisted students with their test prep for Sociology midterms and finals using their textbook, lecture notes, instructor handouts and graded quizzes.
Geography, World History

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

As a permanently certified NYS reading teacher and ajunct college reading instructor I tutored college level Anatomy as an employee of the Academic Achievement Center. Because of this I am capable of tutoring high school Biology. I have an undergraduate Health Education degree which makes me competent as well. I taught health education for 20 years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have permanent New York State Certification as a Reading Teacher K-12. I have worked as a remedial reading teacher in grades 4 - 12. I can assist students in strengthening reading skills at the elementary level so that they can read for meaning and read to learn from content area subjects including social studies, science and math.
English,

English

I presently teach English Language Learners in my reading classes at Niagara Community College. I have tutored English as a Second Language students to prepare for the TOEFL for Wyzant. I have experience tutoring and teaching students who wish to learn English.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

As a certified teacher, I have taught elementary students cursive handwriting. I personally have exceptional cursive handwriting that I use to model for my students. There are practice materials I will purchase to use with students I am teaching cursive handwriting.
Reading,

Reading

I am a part time reading teacher at NCCC and substitute teacher. I have taught students to be stronger readers throughout my career.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored the reading, language and essay sections of the SAT for many years and through the revised changes the College Board implemented in 2016. I am an experienced adjunct reading instructor at NCCC and local substitute teacher.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher I have developed and taught study skills units. While at Niagara County Community College as a part time reading instructor I worked in the Academic Achievement Center meeting with struggling students on numerous study skill strategies ranging from proper note-taking, test prep, time management, how to study from notes, what to study and test prep.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored students in Writing my entire career as an Academic Intervention Services teacher, as a former college tutor in NCCC 's Academic Achievement Center, as an SAT and ACT writing tutor, an ELA Regents tutor and as an essay tutor for the TOEFL, Global Studies Regents and U.S. History Regents.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am an experienced TOEFL tutor who has tutored English Language Learners to be successful on this test. I work with ELL students in my reading classes at NCCC.

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

As a permanently certified NYS reading teacher and ajunct college reading instructor I tutored college level Anatomy as an employee of the Academic Achievement Center. Because of this I am capable of tutoring high school Biology. I have an undergraduate Health Education degree which makes me competent as well. I taught health education for 20 years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have permanent New York State Certification as a Reading Teacher K-12. I have worked as a remedial reading teacher in grades 4 - 12. I can assist students in strengthening reading skills at the elementary level so that they can read for meaning and read to learn from content area subjects including social studies, science and math.
English,

English

I presently teach English Language Learners in my reading classes at Niagara Community College. I have tutored English as a Second Language students to prepare for the TOEFL for Wyzant. I have experience tutoring and teaching students who wish to learn English.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.
Reading,

Reading

I am a part time reading teacher at NCCC and substitute teacher. I have taught students to be stronger readers throughout my career.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher I have developed and taught study skills units. While at Niagara County Community College as a part time reading instructor I worked in the Academic Achievement Center meeting with struggling students on numerous study skill strategies ranging from proper note-taking, test prep, time management, how to study from notes, what to study and test prep.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored students in Writing my entire career as an Academic Intervention Services teacher, as a former college tutor in NCCC 's Academic Achievement Center, as an SAT and ACT writing tutor, an ELA Regents tutor and as an essay tutor for the TOEFL, Global Studies Regents and U.S. History Regents.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.
Sociology,

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor sociology because as a college reading instructor at Niagara County Community College I have worked in the capacity of college tutor in the college's Academic Achievement Center and have tutored students in Sociology. I am familiar and understand Sociology textbook material and other readings assigned. I have assisted students with their test prep for Sociology midterms and finals using their textbook, lecture notes, instructor handouts and graded quizzes.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher I have developed and taught study skills units. While at Niagara County Community College as a part time reading instructor I worked in the Academic Achievement Center meeting with struggling students on numerous study skill strategies ranging from proper note-taking, test prep, time management, how to study from notes, what to study and test prep.
Geography

Science

Anatomy,

Anatomy

I teach reading part time at NCCC. For several semesters I also worked as a college tutor at NCCC in the Academic Achievement Center. I tutored students in various college courses including Anatomy. As an undergraduate student at Brockport I took Anatomy as a required course for my Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education.
Biology,

Biology

As a permanently certified NYS reading teacher and ajunct college reading instructor I tutored college level Anatomy as an employee of the Academic Achievement Center. Because of this I am capable of tutoring high school Biology. I have an undergraduate Health Education degree which makes me competent as well. I taught health education for 20 years.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

As a health education teacher for 20 years I have taught nutrition units in middle school and high school health courses.
Sociology,

Sociology

I am qualified to tutor sociology because as a college reading instructor at Niagara County Community College I have worked in the capacity of college tutor in the college's Academic Achievement Center and have tutored students in Sociology. I am familiar and understand Sociology textbook material and other readings assigned. I have assisted students with their test prep for Sociology midterms and finals using their textbook, lecture notes, instructor handouts and graded quizzes.
Psychology

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I have worked with special needs students in my classroom my entire career. I am familiar with IEP requirements and respond accordingly. As an undergraduate and graduate student I took and passed special education classes as required courses for my Bachelors and Masters degrees. I have received staff development training throughout my career pertaining to special needs students including those with ADD/ADHD and autism.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have worked with 4th-6th grade students in strengthening their phonics decoding skills.
Speech,

Speech

Speech is the closest topic I could find for public speaking. I have fine-tuned public speaking skills courtesy of 20+ years as a teacher. I have also presented staff development workshops to teachers I have worked with and presented at NYS health conferences. I am extremely qualified to help someone become a public speaker.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a teacher I have developed and taught study skills units. While at Niagara County Community College as a part time reading instructor I worked in the Academic Achievement Center meeting with struggling students on numerous study skill strategies ranging from proper note-taking, test prep, time management, how to study from notes, what to study and test prep.

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

As a health education teacher for 20 years I have taught nutrition units in middle school and high school health courses.

Summer

Biology,

Biology

As a permanently certified NYS reading teacher and ajunct college reading instructor I tutored college level Anatomy as an employee of the Academic Achievement Center. Because of this I am capable of tutoring high school Biology. I have an undergraduate Health Education degree which makes me competent as well. I taught health education for 20 years.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have permanent New York State Certification as a Reading Teacher K-12. I have worked as a remedial reading teacher in grades 4 - 12. I can assist students in strengthening reading skills at the elementary level so that they can read for meaning and read to learn from content area subjects including social studies, science and math.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have worked with English as a Second Language students throughout my career as a middle and high school teacher and now as a part time college instructor. I have tutored students to prepare for the TOEFL test, also.
Reading,

Reading

I am a part time reading teacher at NCCC and substitute teacher. I have taught students to be stronger readers throughout my career.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a teacher I have developed and taught study skills units. While at Niagara County Community College as a part time reading instructor I worked in the Academic Achievement Center meeting with struggling students on numerous study skill strategies ranging from proper note-taking, test prep, time management, how to study from notes, what to study and test prep.
Writing,

Writing

I have tutored students in Writing my entire career as an Academic Intervention Services teacher, as a former college tutor in NCCC 's Academic Achievement Center, as an SAT and ACT writing tutor, an ELA Regents tutor and as an essay tutor for the TOEFL, Global Studies Regents and U.S. History Regents.
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I am an experienced ACT English tutor. The sections that I tutor include the reading, language (grammar), essay and even the science section since that section relies on reading comprehension. I am a part time reading instructor at NCCC and a local substitute teacher. At NCCC I worked in the Academic Achievement Center for several semesters assisting students with their essays and other college assignments.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have extensive experience tutoring the critical reading section of the ACT. I have a Masters in Reading and permanent NY State certification as a Reading Teacher. I teach reading part time at NCCC and substitute teach in Amherst, Depew, Lancaster and Williamsville School Districts.
Regents,

Regents

I have tutored Regents subjects, including U.S.History and English, while I was an AIS Reading/Writing Teacher at Wellsville High School for 13 years. I also tutored these Regents exam courses while working as a tutor for Huntington Learning Center for 3 years. I know the content of these courses and the expectations of these exams. I know how to prepare students for both the content and the required essays.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored the reading, language and essay sections of the SAT for many years and through the revised changes the College Board implemented in 2016. I am an experienced adjunct reading instructor at NCCC and local substitute teacher.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have tutored the SAT writing language) and essay sections for many years. I have experience with the same sections of the ACT. I am an adjunct reading instructor at NCCC who has worked as a college tutor in the past assisting students with various assignments including essays.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I am an experienced TOEFL tutor who has tutored English Language Learners to be successful on this test. I work with ELL students in my reading classes at NCCC.

Ratings and Reviews


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Great session with my reluctant writer

My son hates to write, my son doesn't write, asking my son to write is like offering a field splenectomy with a rusty spoon. But He like Linda there were words on the paper when he was done. No tears. And I look forward to working with her in the future.

Kisha, 2 lessons with Linda

Excellent tutor!

Linda has been very professional from the beginning of the process. She has not only researched the necessary topic, making sure she can help our daughter become successful, she is also teaching her test taking skills.

Jill, 3 lessons with Linda

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