• WHAT, WHERE, AND HOW

    Subjects I Tutor:

     

    Reading and Writing for Upper Elementary Students

    Language Arts and Social Studies for Middle School Students

    Reading, Writing, 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

     


     

    Lessons:

    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

  • ABOUT ME

    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, too. 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 feel like students can make tremendous progress having a teacher who can connect with them directly and adapt to the student's learning style. I've had students who only meet with me once or twice and we are done. But I've also had students who I meet with every week for years, where I have felt deeply invested in their education and have gotten tremendous satisfaction from seeing their growth.

    I have two grown children and two dogs. When not tutoring I am usually reading, writing, or making things out of clay.

     

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    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

     

  • CERTIFICATIONS

    TEACHING AND BUSINESS CERTIFICATIONS

    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

  • EDUCATION

    Brooklyn Law School

     

    JD

    Barnard College, Columbia University

     

    BA History

  • PRICING AND HOURS

     

     

     

    $60/hr for private lessons in my home in Ridgewood, NJ or online

     

    $70/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.

     

     

     

                                

  • GET IN TOUCH

    Email

    linda@

    lessonswithlinda

    .com

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