Subjects I Tutor:


    Reading and Writing for Upper Elementary Students

    Social Studies for Elementary and Middle School Students

    Language Arts and Social Studies for Middle School Students

    Reading, Writing, American History, SAT and ACT Test Prep, and College Essays for High School Students

    Writing for College Students

    Reading, Writing and ESL for Adults


    Types of Students I work with:


    I work with all types of learners


    I have worked with:

    students who are home-schooled and want to create their own curriculum

    students who are in public school and have difficulty with assignments

    students who love to read and want to discuss a variety of challenging books

    students with IEPs who benefit from one-on-one help

    students in college who need help with writing,

    ESL students who need support reading and writing in English




    In person in my home in Ridgewood, NJ

    In your home in Bergen county or parts of Essex or Rockland

    On line Zoom or Skype




    I have been a reading and writing tutor since 2010. I come from a family of teachers, but I took a long, windy path to get there. I studied history at Columbia University and then went to law school. After having children, I remembered my love of children's books and started writing my own manuscripts. After several years, I went back to school to get my teaching certificate.

    Working one-on-one with students, instead of in a classroom, was a choice I made early on. I have seen my students build self-confidence and make tremendous progress when engaged directly. I have worked with four year olds, elementary, middle and high school, college and adult learners. While some of my students are in Ivy League colleges, others are high school students with IEPs or middle school ESL students who have never read a book in English before. I have a large collection of children’s books that I like to loan out to my students.

    My two children are grown; I live with my husband and two dogs in Ridgewood, NJ. When not tutoring I am usually reading, writing, or making things out of clay.




    From My Students

    "Linda made learning into something completely different that is called 'FUN!'" D., 4th grader



    "I learned a lot from the books I read. Reading these books and our assignments out loud has also taught me to be more confident." B., 4th grader



    "So, a teacher needs to be fun but they still discipline the students. Now what could that mean? Well, simple. It's almost like there is two sides to them. Although they like to joke around and have fun, they still make the students work hard when they need to. I have had this experience with a teacher, and who was it? You!" J., 5th grader



    "What I see in a good teacher is one who is able to combine a good learning experience with a fun one. I cannot say who was my best teacher, because all of them educated me well. All of these qualities I see in you." E., 5th grader



    "He got his progress report back and he went up a grade in English. Right away he said, 'That's because of Linda." mom of V., 4th grader




    "The lessons were really fun and I learned a lot from you. I feel more confident in my writing because of you, so thank you." B., 6th grader





    "When I seeked guidance regarding my personal essay for a graduate studies program I contacted Linda. She responded back to me that very day! Since then she has been able to help me clearly organize and structure my thoughts into an outline, construct a well written essay, and continued to keep contact with me, revising and perfecting my paper. Without Linda I would have been lost! While working with Linda I realized she is not only very knowledgable and good at her job, but is also very generous and passionate about helping others succeed and achieve their goals. I plan on working with Linda again in the future!" G., graduate school applicant




    Teaching Certifications


    • Certificate of Eligibility With Advanced Standing In NJ K-5

    • Certificate of Eligibility With Advanced Standing in NJ Social Studies


    Business Certification

    • Business Registration Certificate in NJ


    Brooklyn Law School



    Barnard College, Columbia University


    BA History





    $50/hr for private lessons in Ridgewood, NJ or online


    $60/hr to travel to your home in Bergen, Essex or Rockland county



    I am available during school hours, after school, and evenings Monday-Friday. Saturday 9-3.