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Laura N.

I'll teach you my passion and talent for English - guaranteed!

Palm Desert, CA (92260)

Travel radius
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Hourly fee
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English is my passion. It's an exciting language with an amazing history; it's also one of the most difficult. I will show you how to master its nuances and develop skills you thought were impossible. I'm a world published journalist of countless articles and an English broadcast journalist. I'm also an author and have edited a number of books (including my own) and recently I've been after school-tutoring a 9th grade pupil who was an unwilling student convinced that a grasp of English grammar was beyond him. With my help, his grades have jumped from C to A, his vocabulary has increased vastly and he's finally enjoying homework and study. I'm very proud of him. And I can help you too. Let me share with you the joy of this proud language and make understandable what has previously seemed insurmountable.

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Laura’s subjects

Sports/Recreation:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Art:
Film, Theatre
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Language:
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing

Cooking

I am an international broadcast journalist who loves cooking and throwing endless dinner parties and buffets. I was recently offered a TV cooking program and we've just shot the pilot. My passion is desserts, and especially chocolates (which I have sold in shops). I specialize in the art of presentation, of making a dish look superb. I can make yours look remarkable, too.

English

I have taught English to a foreign student whose English was very sparse. He became quite excellent by the time we finished. I also have taught a few young students, aged 10-15, and their English improved noticeably. I am also a journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines throughout the world.

ESL/ESOL

I am an English journalist and author of 30 years' standing. I have privately taught English to a Frenchman in Paris who spoke no English at all. And to a Spaniard who had a very basic grasp of English. I am conversant in many languages and understand their derivation which makes me well able to communicate my teachings and compare the structure of English to that of Spanish, French and Italian. I am English myself, and my speech is very precise and carefully enunciated so as to be understandable to those who have only a smattering of knowledge. I also explain things very concisely to give a better understanding of the background of English.

Film

I am a print and broadcast Arts journalist, specializing in the area of cinema. I have been writing and broadcasting about film for the last 30 years and have interviewed many of the great film directors, such as Hitchcock and William Wyler. I also write about the history of cinema and some of its landmarks, such as 75 years of talking pictures, 100 years of Hollywood, Cecil B DeMille centennial.

General Computer

I love working with computers and showing people how to use them. I have taught numerous adults and youngsters and am very patient in my teaching. Always, by the time we've finished, they have ended up with a basic grasp of computing. I've also helped people with specific problems that have occurred and which they could not resolve. With my help we were able to combat the problems.

Grammar

I have taught English grammar to foreign students whose English was very limited and their grammar non-existent. They became quite fluent by the time we finished. I also have taught grammar to a few young students, aged 10-15, and their grammar improved noticeably and their grades went up. I am also a journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines throughout the world.

Microsoft Word

I have taught Microsoft Word to a number of adults and youngsters and have had great success in my teaching and in their understanding of the program. I've worked in Word myself for over 10 years and understand it intimately. I'm especially good at resolving problems that arise which are not overtly resolvable.

Proofreading

I am a journalist who writes for newspapers throughout the world. I have also written books. And I have also proofread several books, all of them memoirs and two were academic. There was substantial editing involved and the results were gratefully acknowledged in the acknowledgments in the books.

Public Speaking

I am an international print and broadcast journalist and have frequently been asked to speak publicly and to give lectures on broadcasting. I have lectured at various public events and universities, including UCLA. Speaking publicly is an art and requires focus on specific areas which I am qualified to teach.

Reading

I love reading to people and have read to a number of young students, aged 10-15, after which their reading skills and understanding improved noticeably. I have also read to children in groups and am also a journalist who broadcasts on the radio and on occasion have read long excerpts from books.

Speech

I am a broadcast journalist and speech is of the utmost importance in broadcasting. I am meticulous about grammar and its frequent misuse is my pet peeve. I have lectured to college students where, I believe, impeccable speech is mandatory. And finally I love speaking and passing on my passion for the English language.

Writing

I am a journalist who writes for newspapers and magazines throughout the world. I have also written several books. Additionally, I have lectured on writing and taught youngsters and adults the basic concepts of writing.

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Education

Hove County, Brighton, UK

Clarks College, Brighton, UK (Other)

Fabulous Tutor Laura was an incredible help in assisting me with a complex Microsoft Word problem. In addition to providing a solution to the problem she educated me so that I was better able to avoid such problems in the future. I highly recommend Laura to provide tutoring services on behalf of anyone in need of assistance. ...

— Jerry J from Indian Wells, CA on 8/22/12);

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Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

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Laura will travel within 20 miles of Palm Desert, CA 92260.

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