NEW FEATURES MORE

Linda R.

Brownsville, TX

$20/hour

Writing and Thinking Coach

In-person lessons

Message Linda

Send Linda a message explaining your needs and you will receive a response shortly. Have you already emailed Linda or another tutor? If so, you have an account! Sign in now

 Checking availability…
Please enter the tutor's email address.
Please enter the student's email address.
Please describe how you heard about us.

Receive responses from additional tutors

If you select this option, Wyzant will ask interested tutors to contact you by email if they are able to help. A maximum of five different tutors will email you and none of your personal information, including your email address, will be released.

Augsburg College
University of Houston, Main Campus
Master's

Education

Augsburg College

University of Houston, Main Campus (Master's)

About Linda

I have been a teacher since 1979. I have taught American History at the college level, and I have taught special education English and history in high school. I just returned from an exhilarating teaching experience at an orphanage in the bush of Uganda. The orphanage has about 550 primary students and 60 high schoolers. I chose the older kids as that is the group I relate to.

In addition to academic subjects, I have studied the Bible very carefully for both personal inspiration and direction and to learn the true meaning behind the Hebrew and Greek.

All that sounds like big stuff, maybe, but my experience teaching special ed students has taught me to teach with simplicity. There is no subject to deep to be easily explained. I believe I do that.

My best qualities, however, are that I am a listener and rather than teaching, I facilitate learning. That is, I help my students to discover for themselves what I could simply spoon feed them.
I have been a teacher since 1979. I have taught American History at the college level, and I have taught special education English and history in high school. I just returned from an exhilarating teaching experience at an orphanage Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brownsville, TX 78521
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology, Archaeology
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, GRE, SAT Writing, TAKS
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Hebrew
History:
American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
Special Needs:
Aspergers,
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Public Speaking
Sports/Recreation:
Softball, Tennis

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Aspergers

I have had a special ed certification since 1990. I have worked in the classroom with those diagnosed with Aspergers and have had really great relationships with them. Two children, in particular, I had much success with.

ESL/ESOL

I taught English in an orphanage in Uganda. Their native language was a tribal language called Lugandan. I have also passed the Wyzant test for ESL/ESOL.

Reading

I am a certified special ed teacher in Texas. I have been teaching reading and English since 1989 to kids and adults who are having a hard time reading because they have not been taught that letters are trustworthy. They say what they said they would say. Sometimes letters jump around, but you can figure that out. Confidence is the main thing. The rest can be taught. Trust the letters.

Augsburg College
University of Houston, Main Campus
Master's

Education

Augsburg College

University of Houston, Main Campus (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $20.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Linda will travel within 20 miles of Brownsville, TX 78521.