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Laura T.

Owens Cross Roads, AL

$40/hr

Hang In There- Help is On the Way!

Background check passed as of 6/10/13
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Hang In There- Help is On the Way!

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Hi! I'm Laura, a former public school teacher of fifteen years. My most recent jobs in public education included teaching third grade for two years, fifth grade the year before, and teaching science lab students in grades 4-6 for several years in South Carolina. Before that, I taught both fifth grade, and fourth grade in Duncan, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County Schools. Prior, I taught sixth grade Literature in Shelby County, Tennessee. Having a wide variety of experiences makes me an ideal elementary grades tutor.

I enjoy using my sense of humor and I believe learning can be fun. My special gift is being able to reach and teach others who need a non-traditional environment. I believe in comfort and movement and active participation. I am very kind, patient and intuitive. I will plan interesting and thoughtful lessons to help you reach your goal. Your job will be to grasp this learning and own it. Together we can move YOU towards your goal.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Praxis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have a Master's degree in Divergent Learning. This training helps one identify, reach, teach and encourage underachievers, gifted underachievers, and students who struggle for other reasons. Using multiple sensory avenues is key to reaching a divergent learner and unlocking learning potential.

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold an elementary teaching certification in the state of Alabama.

Phonics

I am a former elementary reading teacher that had daily experience in phonics instruction for fifteen years. This past school year I tutored a first grader, a second grader, and a third grader in reading and phonics skills. This summer I am successfully working with two children on these skills.

Praxis

When I relocated to Alabama I had to retake the PRAXIS exam to receive an Alabama teaching license. I had taken the PRAXIS in Tennessee and held a license in both Tennessee and South Carolina. I approached the test in my most aggressive study mode and spent two months in intensive study. My study method is highly effective and I have taught it over the years to my public school students. When I received my PRAXIS scores I was informed that I had scored in the top fifteen percent of all test takers ever! I am proud of this accomplishment and I am confident that I can teach these skills to future teachers.

Social Studies

I am a highly qualified elementary teacher of all core subjects for grades one through eight in the states of Alabama and South Carolina. As a classroom teacher with fifteen years of experience I have taught social studies on a variety of levels for many years. Additionally I tutored a student for a semester in seventh grade subjects to include social studies. Her learning and scores greatly improved under my guidance.

Study Skills

I am a former public education teacher with over fifteen years of experience. Additionally, I hold a Masters degree in teaching underachieving students. Over the years I have developed a method for study that is proven effective for learning new material and review for testing.

University of Memphis
Elementary Education
Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina
Master's
Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
Other

Education

University of Memphis (Elementary Education)

Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina (Master's)

Converse College, Spartanburg, SC (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Rates for Saturday and Sunday are $50 per hour. Half hour sessions are available in the 35763, 35802 and 35801 zip code areas of Huntsville.

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 30 miles of Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763.


About Laura

Hi! I'm Laura, a former public school teacher of fifteen years. My most recent jobs in public education included teaching third grade for two years, fifth grade the year before, and teaching science lab students in grades 4-6 for several years in South Carolina. Before that, I taught both fifth grade, and fourth grade in Duncan, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County Schools. Prior, I taught sixth grade Literature in Shelby County, Tennessee. Having a wide variety of experiences makes me an ideal elementary grades tutor.

I enjoy using my sense of humor and I believe learning can be fun. My special gift is being able to reach and teach others who need a non-traditional environment. I believe in comfort and movement and active participation. I am very kind, patient and intuitive. I will plan interesting and thoughtful lessons to help you reach your goal. Your job will be to grasp this learning and own it. Together we can move YOU towards your goal.

I look forward to the opportunity to work with you.

Education

University of Memphis
Elementary Education
Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina
Master's
Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
Other

Education

University of Memphis (Elementary Education)

Columbia College, Columbia, South Carolina (Master's)

Converse College, Spartanburg, SC (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Rates for Saturday and Sunday are $50 per hour. Half hour sessions are available in the 35763, 35802 and 35801 zip code areas of Huntsville.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

Laura’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology, Ecology, Geology, Physical Science
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, European History, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics
Homeschool:
Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
Praxis
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Laura T.

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