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Linda S.

Buffalo, NY

$40/hour

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

In-person lessons
4.9 average from 24 ratings
History and ELA
— Felicia, Buffalo, NY on 5/24/16

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SUNY Brockport
SUNY College at Geneseo
Master's
SUNY College @ Brockport
Other

Education

SUNY Brockport

SUNY College at Geneseo (Master's)

SUNY College @ Brockport (Other)

About Linda

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 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.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Buffalo, NY 14221
In-person lessons

"History and ELA"

- Felicia, Buffalo, NY on 5/24/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Jill, North Tonawanda, NY on 12/1/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
Science:
Anatomy, Biology, Nutrition,
Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, LSAT, Regents,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Speech,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Geography, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Autism, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/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.

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

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.

Nutrition

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

Phonics

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

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.

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.

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

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.

SUNY Brockport
SUNY College at Geneseo
Master's
SUNY College @ Brockport
Other

Education

SUNY Brockport

SUNY College at Geneseo (Master's)

SUNY College @ Brockport (Other)

History and ELA — Linda is a GREAT tutor! My daughter loves the way she takes her time with her. She is very professional and prompt. If I could give her 10 stars I would. ...

— Felicia, Buffalo, NY on 5/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 10 miles of Buffalo, NY 14221.