EducationI have a BS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, an MS in Chemistry Education from the University of Montevallo, and extensive classwork completed for an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama.
ExperienceI worked 8 years as a Chemical Engineer, and 4 years as a Control Systems Engineer on missile defense.
I stayed home for 12 years to raise my children, then returned and got my masters to teach Chemistry.
I taught high school Chemistry for 3 years
I then stayed home for 4 years to home school my youngest son for his last 4 years of High school. He has Asperger's Syndrome and home school was the best choice for him. He made a 30 on the ACT and won a full scholarship to college.
I have tutored numerous students over the years in math, algebra, and chemistry. I have worked for over 10 years helping students improve their ACT scores in all areas of the exam. I currently tutor chemistry part time online with tutor.com.
I pride myself in being able to adjust my teaching methods to maximize learning for each student according to their needs. I have tutored many students with learning disabilities - high school and college. Helping them complete homework, studying notes along side them, prepping for tests - are just a few of the ways I have assisted students with dyslexia, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome.
HobbiesI love to play online video games. My students hooked me on it a few years back.
I love cooking.
I love to read fantasy and science fiction.
Client Reviews (6)
Linda was wonderful!!! I had to find a tutor for my online chemistry course and found her here on University Tutor. I was glad to find out that she is centrally located in Hoover and she was able to meet me at any time. Scheduling appointments can be difficult with two little ones at home, but Linda was very accommodating. You can really tell she has a genuine love for chemistry and her teaching and chemical engineer background really shows through in her tutoring sessions! She breaks things down with analogies and makes it fun to learn. I would recommend her to anyone who wants a tutor who sincerely helps and encourages students do their best!
Linda has been outstanding. I originally hired her to help my ADHD son with an introductory chemistry course in the Clinical Laboratory Technology (CLT/MLT) program at Jefferson State Community College. She is excellent in chemistry. My son received an A in the course. In addition, she has taken over the responsibility of guiding him through his entire CLT/MLT curriculum. He has been in the program for over a year now and his lowest grade was a B. He has told me that he could not be doing this without her and he is right. Linda is an excellent tutor in this field as well. Although CLT/MLT was not her field, she picked up the material very quickly and made it understandable and logical to our son. She has a knack understanding how to keep a student's attention and be light hearted and fun when teaching. While doing this, she makes sure that material is understood and work gets done. She has been a pillar of support for our son. I highly recommend her.
Our very perceptive 8 th grader benefitted with math all of summer with Ms. Linda. She is not only very intelligent but also highly personable. We loved her from the get go and that's why we stuck to her all summer. Her teaching style is effective because of her wonderful sense of humor , communication skills and last but not least her sound base of knowledge. Ms. Linda is very flexible with time too. We would highly recommend her. Thank you Ms. Linda. :)
Wonderful lady! Very pleasant and easy to work with. My daughter and I were both extremely pleased with the tutoring sessions. She was great at explaining concepts. I can't say enough good things about her!
Not only does she have a good understanding, but she also really knows how to teach, improve study methods and strategize for test taking. Great to work with, friendly and takes obvious pleasure in helping.
Mrs. Heck was amazing. She helped me understand chemistry better than any teacher I had in High School or College. She is so funny and cheerful and really wants you to understand what you are learning.
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