Linda's Tutoring Service

Linda's Tutoring Service

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I am trained in Orton Gillingham which is a very structured and specially organized phonics program that takes children through phonemic awareness and on to reading sentences and books at their own pace.  I have been working with children of all ages from 5 to 15 plus for many years.   It is important to note reaching out at an early age helps catch the problem sooner and recitifying the issues so children can function at a their own pace in the classroom.  I have been successful with 99% of the children I work with in the phonics program.  I also work with math as well and have lots of fun ideas for math with children ages 6 to 12.   I will travel within 15 to 20 miles but prefer my home as well as I can work with more children during the day.   I have references if parents wish to speak with parents of their children.  

I have taught grades 1 through 6 over my 40 plus years as a teacher in all subject areas. 

I love working with the children.  It is a joy and helps me stay young working with kids.  They are delightful to work with and those that are struggling are the ones that I love helping the most. They get to see they are capable and able to succeed and grow in confidence.

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Mesa, AZ 85205
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I usually will do my own testing with the student.  I have been working with children for 40 years and tutoring the same.  I am a reading specialist.  I will have parents come to my home or if they cannot I will go to their home for the testing.  The results will show pretty clearly what the child is in need of and then I sit down with the parent and talk about my findings.  

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been trained in the Orton Gillingham Structured Reading Program.  This is a specialized reading program that helps children with Dyslexia and many Reading Difficulties learn to read more fluently and with ease and confidence.  I have been teaching this program for almost 30 years.   

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Basically my price is 35 to 40 an hour.  But if this is a problem I will definitely discuss with parents.  

How did you get started teaching?

Wow I have been teaching for over 40 years.  Love children and they keep me young for sure.  I really enjoy seeing the light bulb go on when they start to read and comprehend as we work on our lessons. Teaching has been a big part of my life for so long I would never trade this profession.  Children are our future.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all ages from 5 years old to 13 years of age.  I have worked with very bright children to very low academically challenged children to hyper active ADD children.  I have taught grades 2nd to 8th grade in most subjects.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

There are so many recent events of working with children struggling with reading.  I work with a young girl that was on a .6 grade level in February 2019  and after many weeks of tutoring twice a week when I tested her in August her reading and spelling scores were on a 3rd grade level!  That to me is pretty awesome. She raised her reading word attack over two years in six months.  

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Just be sure this teacher knows the strength and weaknesses of the child they are going to work with and that they actually have the expertise you are looking for please.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

These students shoudl have parents interested in finding the right tutor for thier child.  Students should not be asking the questions unless they are high school but I would think that the children in mot need of help are young children.  

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