I have 25 years of tutoring experience in both school-based and private settings working with children and adolescents, some of whom have complex social/emotional issues, learning challenges and developmental disorders.
I have worked with over 1400 students from 34 schools on the Peninsula and have consistently guided them toward improved test scores and higher grades.
Education background & experience
As a Burlingame native, I attended Franklin Elementary, Burlingame Intermediate and Burlingame High School. I have a Bachelor of Arts in World Arts and Cultures with an emphasis in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In Southern California, I worked with teen mothers both in and out of the prison system. In volunteer outreach programs, I tutored at-risk youths from Crenshaw, Ventura and Watts. After graduating from UCLA with honors in 1996, I returned to Northern California and founded Learning with Lindsay.
I have specialized training in the Lindamood-Bell method for reading comprehension and phonics and in the Princeton Review strategies for SAT preparation. In May 2010, I completed my Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Expressive Arts Therapy at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.
I work with students with a spectrum of educational needs, including auditory processing, attention deficit disorders (ADD, ADHD), issues of executive functioning and Asperger’s Syndrome. As a member of the North County School Crisis Intervention Team in Burlingame, I helped to devise strategies for crisis prevention and intervention for at-risk teens.
My experience also includes offering presentations on SAT test-taking strategies and tools for academic success to the Burlingame High School Parents’ Group and to the Aragon Asian Parents’ Group. Upon parents’ requests, I advocate for students’ needs by composing letters requesting educational service accommodations, drafting letters of recommendation and attending parent/teacher conferences and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings.
Sharing the power of art
I am a strong believer that art is a powerful tool to enhance and support learning. With this in mind, I founded and currently facilitate Artz Groupz, arts-oriented peer groups that offer support in the following areas: coping with academic stress, easing anxiety, developing healthy decision-making skills and navigating peer and family relationships.
I am passionate about supporting and empowering youths. I hope that you will choose to learn with Lindsay!