Private English Tutor


Do the thing and you will have the power.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am an expressive arts specialist offering patient, professional 1-to-1 tutoring in reading, speaking, and writing American English. My methods and learning materials are research-based and student-centered for ages 9 to adult.

· Reading Comprehension
· Writing Skills for School and Career
· Vocabulary Development
· Grammar Foundations
· Artful Thinking Routines
· Note-taking Strategies
· Literature Analysis

· Rhetorical Strategies
· College Essay Assistance
· SAT and ACT Prep

Language is a means of knowledge, access, power and participation. Language and literacy are the critical foundations of success, the keys to a better life. By enhancing our ability to communicate with one another, we can move in many spheres with acceptance and understanding.

Learning is a process that involves the whole person emotionally, psychologically, and intellectually. As a published writer with a highest-honors degree in English, I apply over 30 years of teaching experience to help students of all abilities improve their English language skills, bolster their self-confidence, and fulfill their academic, professional, and personal goals.

“Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open a window and look out to see who’s there.” —Rumi

My teaching methods and learning materials are research-based, multi-sensory, results-oriented, and developmentally-appropriate to correspond to the needs and learning style of each student. Each session is carefully personalized to correspond to the needs and learning style of the student.

My patient, respectful, and nurturing approach includes positive discipline, encourages collaboration, and inspires self-esteem and motivation to learn. Much can be accomplished in a short time.

Your tutoring sessions are conducted online via Zoom in my secure, private meeting room.

For more information, or to schedule a personal tutoring program, please e-mail me to discuss your needs and make arrangements.

Thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you.


Linda Lanza
Expressive Arts Specialist
P. O. Box 7695
North Brunswick · NJ 08902



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Best Regards,
Skillman, NJ

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Basking Ridge, NJ

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Thanks again,
Basking Ridge, NJ

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Skillman, NJ

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West Caldwell, NJ

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Warren, NJ

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Basking Ridge, NJ

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— K.
Lebanon, NJ

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