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Linda M.

Columbus, OH

$40/hour

Special Needs/ ESOL Tutor

In-person lessons
4.7 average from 81 ratings

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Capital University
English

Education

Capital University (English)

About Linda

I have been a private tutor for seven years to preschool, elementary students, college students, and adults. I have been an ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) tutor for Westerville City Schools.

In addition to being a tutor, I am also an Educational Kinesiologist / Brain Gym Consultant and use integrative / developmental movements to improve students' performance and ease of learning. I have completed school for medical massage therapy and just took the state licensing exam administered by the Ohio Medical Board.

I have more than seven years experience in tutoring. My specialties are working with children K-2, and children and adults with developmental delays and autism.

I work with a variety of students whose native language is English as well as students from many other countries for whom English is a second language. My students include a preschooler with developmental delays, a Somali woman who was partially illiterate in her own language, and a corporate executive from Germany.

One of my students, Anne, was a second grader who received a negative interim report from school. She was a solid C student, and the teacher couldn't find a positive word to say about her. I used a kinsthetic method to teach spelling to her. By the end of the next reporting period, she had graduated to the challenge spelling group, earned an A in social studies, and received only one C. The teacher then had only positive things to say about her. I believe that because Anne learned she could do one thing well, she gained self-confidence and her success generalized into other areas.

We all have unique ways of learning. This is why I do my best to meet my students where they are and to maximize their natural learning styles. I also incorporate integrative / developmental movements into my teaching. These movements make learning easier and improvements are seen both in the tutored subject and also in other areas of the student's life.
I have been a private tutor for seven years to preschool, elementary students, college students, and adults. I have been an ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) tutor Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43221
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
Autism,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Autism

I've worked with children and adults on the autism spectrum for 13 years. I have a degree in psychology. I was an independent provider for state medicaid and worked under 3 amazing consultants. I also work at a school for children on the autism spectrum and receive additional training there.

Capital University
English

Education

Capital University (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 20 miles of Columbus, OH 43221.