Temple University (Sociology)
Northeastern University (MEd)
I am passionate about helping children achieve success in reading. Reading is the fundamental skill needed for a successful life in the 21st century, the skill needed to open opportunities.
I have more than 30 years' experience tutoring children and teaching and supervising others to tutor in three non-profit organizations in Manhattan. I've worked with youngsters from Kindergarten through high school, and some adults who were unable to read at all. The children in these programs came from public, independent, and parochial schools. I hold a Master's degree in Education (M.Ed.) from Northeastern University, with a specialty in Reading. In particular I studied about remedial reading, ways to assist those who are struggling with any of a variety of aspects of the reading process, such as phonics or comprehension or vocabulary development. My specialty is aiding youngsters who are struggling with reading assignments in school, who hate reading. In Massachusetts, I am certified to teach Kindergarten - 8th grade.
It's important to capture the attention of struggling students, to give them a purpose for reading beyond getting their schoolwork done. For this reason, I identify what the student is interested in and teach based on that interest. For example, one 7th grade student, reading on a 3rd grade level, wanted to learn how to draw dinosaurs. I had a book for that - a book that included a paragraph about the dinosaur before teaching how to draw it. He read the paragraph, learned some new vocabulary and facts, and then how to draw the dinosaur. Next he wanted to read about basketball and we read a great Matt Christopher book. We worked on phonics, spelling, vocabulary, sentence structure, summarizing, assorted comprehension skills, and confidence, overcoming fear, making mistakes and learning from them, and resiliency. We played many games, some in every session. We worked hard and had a lot of fun and laughs. By the school-year end he was on a 7th grade reading level and confident in his ability to learn. He no longer thought of himself as a failure.
My approach to tutoring, to teaching the wide variety of skills needed by fluent, successful readers, is to separate this learning process from the failures and difficulties of school. I teach students skills and how to learn, qualities that are needed in any situation. And, I try to make tutoring enjoyable, utilizing reading games to make learning fun and pressure free, advance skills and accomplishments, and change attitudes. I find ways to make each lesson a successful experience, ensuring that the student knows of this accomplishment, all the while challenging students with new skills and knowledge.
For me, reading is one of the greatest joys in life, taking me on adventures world-wide throughout time, teaching me about so many varied topics, helping me in times of trouble, and so much more. My wish is that everyone can experience this joy. I am passionate about helping children achieve success in reading. Reading is the fundamental skill needed for a successful life in the 21st century, the skill needed to open opportunities.
I have more than 30 years' experience tutoring children and teaching and supervising others to tutor in three non-profit organizations in
Linda is helping our daughter in reading (1st grade) and she is improving a lot. As this teacher is very experienced, she found immediately what needed to be reinforced and the right method to do it. Linda is kind and firm at the same time, our daughter loves to practice with her. The right teacher for us!
Thank you, Anne. Your daughter is a sweetie, and I enjoy my time with her. She's a hard worker. She loves stories. And she's working on her 3rd language! Awesome. I know she'll do well.
Linda plans tutoring lessons in a beautiful and engaging way for children. I love to see her with my daughter! She goes the extra mile to make sure her students learn and benefit from her classes.
Thank you, Maria. Your daughter is a joy and fun to work with. She is so very interested in learning and works diligently throughout the lesson. She is filled with excitement at her successes and has made good progress. I smile just thinking of her.
Linda is amazing. Working with her closely for homeschooling has helped my children to excel in their curriculum. The lesson plans and tutoring Linda has developed provides my children with the tools to absorb and understand the material adequately.
Thank you, Rychelle. Your children are delightful to work with -- interested in learning, excited about reading, curious about life -- and charming and polite. I enjoy my time with them and can see their progress.
My daughter adores Linda. Linda was well prepared for each session and made the learning process fun and valuable. My first-grade daughter struggles with dyslexia, Linda started getting through to her on the very fist session and it just got better from there!
Many thanks to Linda for patience and knowledge. I highly recommend her.
Thank you so much, April. Your daughter is such an eager and willing student. She loves to learn and is open to try things in a new way. We had lots of fun and laughs. I think she'll be an independent reader soon.
She is been teaching our 6 year old for months now he has accomplished so much ever since Linda is been helping him with reading and writing! She is great! -thank you Linda for being the best! :)
Thank you, Shkurta. Your son is a fast and good learner. He wants so much to read and do well. He's really learned to focus and made great progress. He's great fun to work with, too!
Linda has been working with our daughter for several months, in preparation for the state ELA tests, and has been an absolute gift. Linda's expert insights and intuition -- not to mention her warmth, humor and patience -- have helped increase our daughter's confidence and focus. We're extremely grateful.
Thank you, Elysa. Your daughter is fun to work with. She's smart, curious, and opinionated, with interesting comments on life. She's also a diligent worker. I enjoy my time with her.
I'm was so please to have Linda tutor my 5 years old. She is very knowledgeable. My child is looking to see next week. Thank you very much for being my child tutor
Thank you, David. Your daughter was fun to be with. She is so excited about learning to read and write. She's a smart and interested student. I think she'll be an accomplished reader soon.
We had first lesson with Linda and it was amazing. My 9 years old loved her. She is patient and calm. We will continue working with her and prepare for Common Core Exam.
Thank you, Irina. Your daughter is a delight to work with - such a hard worker and enthusiastic writer. I'm looking forward to our lessons together!
Linda is helping my son with his handwriting. She made a point of warming my son up so he can feel open to receiving his tutoring session. He was dreading tutoring but by the end, thoroughly enjoyed their session.
Thank you, Niki. Your son is smart, open to learning, friendly, and fun to be with. We had a good first lesson. I know he'll work hard and that he'll ask questions and learn as much as he can. We'll continue to have with different games, too. I'm glad he's one of my students.
We feel very fortunate to have a tutor like Linda. She is enthusiastic, punctual, professional and a pleasure to work with. Linda’s numerous years of experience has provided our high school daughter with a stronger foundation with which she has enhanced both her reading and writing skills. She is very positive and encouraging with our daughter and immediately noticed what her needs were. She constantly follows up with feedback after tutoring sessions and always provides candid recommendations for progression to elevate our daughter's learning to a higher level.
Thank you, Sandy and Doug. Your daughter is a joy to work with. She asks good questions, knows where she needs help, and most of all, she wants to learn and succeed to her best abilities. She always is a diligent worker and we enjoy our work and time together.
Looking forward to more lessons. The eye contact between both Linda and my son told me a whole lot. My son cannot stop saying how nice Linda is. All will work out.
Thank you, Basil. Your son is intent on learning and doing well. He is a very hard worker. We had fun and laughs too. I know we'll have a good time together and that he will learn quickly.
When my son began tutoring lessons with Linda in July, he was in danger of being sent back to the 1st grade when school resumed in the Fall. He struggles with reading and had extreme difficulty understanding the different vowel blends. His reading was far below grade expectations. In the few short months of working with Linda, my son has shown REMARKABLE improvement! He is now on grade level in his reading and is in the 100% Spelling Club weekly. He loves reading now and takes a book with him everywhere he goes.
Addressed many aspects of what my son needed to work on including reading, vocabulary and handwriting in a very engaging, intuitive and friendly manner.
We have been working with Linda for several months now. She's been very good to my daughter. She's been helping her a lot with reading and writing. Linda is very patient and understanding. She's helped my daughter a lot in the past few months and I see improvement in my child's writing skills. We will continue working with her.
Thank you, Gen. I so enjoy my lessons with your daughter. She is charming, curious, and wants to learn and understand so much about the world. She has a good heart. She listens carefully and works diligently in every lesson to improve her skills.
Linda is very patient and thorough with my daughter and makes great use of every minute of the lesson. More importantly however, she makes the session fun so my daughter is engaged and is actually enjoying learning!
Thank you, Andrea. I'm glad to hear that Ruby is enjoying our sessions. I am too! She's a bright and delightful child.
Linda is an enthusiastic & experienced teacher who knows what & how to teach my 11 year old special ed, but bright daughter!
Thank you, Yuri. I'm very glad we found each other.
You must know that I love your daughter. She is a joy to tutor, and so much fun.
Have a great week! See you on Friday.
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I was awarded a M.Ed., Reading from Northeastern University in 1977. Part of the coursework included learning about ADD/ADHD, the difficulties it caused for students, and ways to assist students in learning. I have worked with numerous students with this issue during the past 30 years. I make sure to (a) vary the work in each lesson and the approach to it, (b) spend a limited amount of time on each segment of a lesson, (c) work with a student to help identify distractions and how to ignore or work through them and how to refocus, (d) and, when appropriate, include some time for a break and movement. Also, I continue to read articles and attend workshops on this topic.
I was granted a M.Ed., Reading from Northeastern University in 1977. My area of specialty within that degree program was remediation, requiring two semesters of supervised remedial teaching and courses on the best methods. I have directed 3 different after-school programs with remedial tutoring components with successful outcomes for the students (2nd - 12th grade). The primary method I employ is to use materials related to the student's interest and reading level and to work on difficulties as they occur.
I was granted a M.Ed. in reading from Northeastern University in 1977, and hold permanent certification from Massachusetts for elementary education, grades K-8. Also, during 1987-1989 and 1994-1996 I served several public elementary schools as a substitute, including a long-term position (March-June 1987) and received excellent ratings.
I was awarded a M.Ed., Reading from Northeastern University in 1977. The coursework includes learning about methods of teaching the vast assortment of skills related to English reading and writing. Over the years I have assisted elementary & middle school students with proper printing, including letter formation and size, spacing within a word and within a sentence, and neatness. Also, I have worked with college graduates teaching them how to do cursive writing including letter formation and size, connections of letters, and signatures.
I was granted a M.Ed. in reading from Northeastern University in 1977, requiring specific courses in teaching all aspects of reading for those just learning to read and for those needing remedial assistance. The primary method I use in teaching phonics is a "word family" approach. With older students (middle school and up) I usually treat this as a spelling skill. I have been teaching an assortment of reading skills to students in 2nd - HS, and adults, in a full-time after-school setting for 30+ years.
I have a Master's degree in Education, with a specialty in Reading, particularly remedial reading.
I have experience tutoring children from 2nd grade through high school in all reading skills. I use reading materials that capture the student's attention. For example, I found books teaching how to draw dinosaurs, how to learn to swim, basketball stories, etc., based on the child's interest. I frequently teach phonics through spelling. We play vocabulary games. I'm very patient and a great encourager.
I was awarded a M.Ed., Reading from Northeastern University in 1977. Part of the coursework included learning about an assortment of Special Needs and methods to assist the student in learning and/or compensating for these needs. Since then I have worked successfully with a number of students (grades 2 - 12) with this diagnosis, as many students listed with Dyslexia have an underlying learning need. Also, I continue to read articles and attend workshops on this topic as available.
I hold a M.Ed. degree with a specialty in reading. My studies included all aspects of reading and its components parts including vocabulary, grammar, spelling, etc. I have been successfully teaching spelling for many years using a word family approach or pattern approach making it easier for a child to learn several spelling words at once.
I was granted a M.Ed. in reading from Northeastern University in 1977, a degree program that required training in teaching all aspects of reading and learning skills. "Study skills" cover a broad array of skills, many of which are specialized comprehension skills, for example, note-taking is related to being able to identify the main idea and details. I've also taken several workshops on teaching different aspects of study skills.