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Laura S.

Reading IS fun!

Dana Point, CA (92629)

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I believe in the success of each child. Learning can be fun and individual. I was an elementary school teacher for six years (grade 1, 2, 3 and special education). I left the classroom because I was frustrated with being told what I should teach. I now do statistical research in the field of education policy.

I went to the University of Notre Dame and I have a double BA in Economics and Psychology (with a focus on Developmental Psychology). I also have a Master of Education from University of San Diego (specialization in literacy) and Master of Public Policy (emphasis on statistics in education. I am currently training for the Olympics in London in 2012 (in cycling).

I love kids. I love my job but I miss the every day interaction with students. I am a firm but fun educator. Hard work, belief in success and boundaries can set each child up for success in school!

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Laura’s subjects

Econometrics, Prealgebra, Statistics
ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows, STATA
American History, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics, Special Needs
GRE, Microsoft Excel
Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, CBEST, College Counseling, GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Statistics


I have a Multiple Subject California Credential that included classes on teaching students with Special Needs. In addition, I taught Special Education at the Mild/Moderate and Severe levels, both of which included students with an Asperger's diagnosis.


I have a Multiple Subject California Credential that included classes on teaching students with Special Needs. In addition, I taught Special Education at the Mild/Moderate and Severe levels, both of which included students with an Autistic diagnosis.


I have taken and passed the CBEST and CSET, in addition to being an elementary school teacher for six years.

College Counseling

I was a college counselor for undergraduates at UCLA. I helped them decide schedules and figure out which courses they needed to select for a major or requirements. I also helped at-risk students adjust to college, study habits and time management that is required for university level study.


I have Master of Public Policy degree with a specialization in Quantitative Methods. I use econometrics in my current professional position.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a multiple subjects K-12 California Teaching Credential. I taught Elementary School (grades 1, 2, and 3) for six years. I have an MEd in Learning and Teaching, with a specialization in literacy.


I have a California State Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and taught early elementary school for six years. I also have an MEd with a specialization in literacy. I was mentored by a Reading Recovery Teacher and I have experience in all sorts of reading instruction, including basic phonics instruction.

Special Needs

As an undergraduate student, I did a personal study project with a child with autism. I also taught special education courses (early elementary and preschool) in public schools. In addition, I have worked with children with severe ADHD, ADD and dyslexia as an elementary school teacher. I also have experience with children with more several mental challenges like Down Syndrome.


I have taken advanced Econometrics at the graduate school level (Master and PhD levels). In all classes, we primarily used Stata to analyze data. I currently use Stata in my professional life.

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University of Notre Dame

University of San Diego (MEd)

UCLA (Master's)

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Laura will travel within 20 miles of Dana Point, CA 92629.

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