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University of Florida (Cognitive Science)
University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D.)
I am an alumnus of Brandeis University, a graduate of University of Florida College of Law, and a licensed attorney, but have always gravitated toward teaching. I have taught for over 20 years, and have worked with both children and adults. I have tutored hundreds of students, including those with autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s, and other learning disabilities. I have a patient and reassuring manner and students enjoy learning with me. I truly love teaching and strive for all of my students to reach their highest potential. I also assist students with college admissions and planning. I look forward to working with you or your child! I am an alumnus of Brandeis University, a graduate of University of Florida College of Law, and a licensed attorney, but have always gravitated toward teaching. I have taught for over 20 years, and have worked with both children and adults. I have tutored hundreds of students, including those with… Read more
Love her. Gave me confidence and the help I needed. I will miss her as I am moving from the area. You've got a gem
Mrs. Laurie goes above and beyond the job of a tutor. She is extremely organized and gives you the tools to be successful. I am so HAPPY with my choice. I initially went with someone cheaper and am grateful that it didn't work out. I advise anyone to consider the quality of a tutor over the price.
Laurie is very patient and shows great concern and passion for her student's progress. She is very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and I would definitely recommend her as a tutor.
To describe Laurie as a "tutor" would do an utter disservice to the quality of service she provides to her students. She is an institution in and of herself! You simply will not find another individual in the South Florida area with as much experience in Hebrew tutoring as Laurie. She has successfully prepared hundreds of students in the community for their bar or bat mitzvahs and has helped me improve my Hebrew skills for over eight years. She is extremely knowledgeable about college/grad school admissions and has experience helping students prepare for standardized tests. Whether you're looking for an in-person or virtual tutor, you need to look no further than Laurie. Having spent years in South Florida, I can say wholeheartedly that you will not find someone better than she!
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I have a special place in my heart for students with ADD/ADHD, that originated with helping members of my family. I have successfully classroom taught and tutored many children and adults that face this challenge. I have an expertise both with teaching organization/study skills and subject content to these students. I know how to keep their attention and motivate them, as well as, when to transition to new topics before reaching a saturation point for absorbing material. I truly understand both their difficulties and limitless potential. Most importantly, I build a rapport and relationship with my students that helps create an ideal learning environment.
I am qualified to tutor in the area of American history through the WyzAnt testing program. In tutoring this subject, I emphasize study techniques, such as outlining. A key to mastering American history is to understand rather than memorize the material.
I have assisted many students in college planning and specialize in admissions to University of Florida. I have a formula for acquiring an associate degree from community college while in high school, through dual enrollment, AP, AICE, and CLEP credit that can be used to gain admissions right from high school as a transfer student to a four-year university. With this method, the application is granted a priority status. This works as a fall back strategy, in lieu of being accepted as a freshman, for admissions at any state university, including University of Florida. The key is early planning! Additionally, I have an expertise in premed planning and have unique strategies for medical school admissions.
I am a graduate of University of Florida Levin College of Law and a member of the Florida Bar. My curriculum in law school included criminal law, appellate advocacy, trial practice, and legal counseling. I passed the Florida Bar Exam, which included the subjects of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Rights of the Accused. I taught Constitutional Law, including rights of criminal defendants at Florida International University, and enjoy teaching at the college level.
I have taught elementary school students both locally and overseas. I have also served as a volunteer reading tutor at a local elementary school. I have completed numerous education courses, relating to best teaching practices. I relate very well with children in this age group!
I have tutored Broward College students taking National Government. I have also taught, at Florida International University, a course in Constitutional Law, which is a major component of a college National Government class or AP course in American Government.
I provide practice tests for students to complete at home and then tailor my tutoring to the specific needs of the individual student. I emphasize approach and test taking technique.
As a CAJE certified Hebrew teacher, I have taught at Bnai Aviv of Weston for 17 years. I was a classroom teacher of Hebrew and Judaic Studies for elementary school age students and have tutored Hebrew reading and successfully prepared hundreds of students for their Bar or Bat Mitzvah service. I have also taught Hebrew as a modern foreign language to adults, including first and second year Hebrew for an Ivy League College course. I graduated from Hebrew Academy of Greater Miami and completed the third level (highest level class) at a half year kibbutz ulpan (a rigorous daily 4 hour program) in Israel. As a freshman at Brandeis University, I placed out of three years of Hebrew Language through testing, and completed a semester of Hebrew Literature. Most importantly, my students make great strides and enjoy the experience!
I am a graduate of the Frederick Levin College of Law at University of Florida and a licensed attorney. While a law student, I tutored contracts (business law), under the employ of the University of Florida College of Law. I have also taught courses in constitutional law and international law at Florida International University.
I am qualified to teach the LSAT by WyzAnt through their testing system and have been a member of the Florida Bar since 1987. But beyond this, I have a great way of working with students and have taught for over twenty years. I am particularly good at teaching logic problems. Before Law School, I started college as a computer science major and graduated with Highest Honors with a degree in Cognitive Science. I love logic and my thesis was on transference of problem solving skills.
I completed courses in Computer Science, including Data Structures using PASCAL, at Brandeis University. There, I was selected through a competitive process as a teaching assistant in an Introductory Computer Science course, using PASCAL. I assisted students in the lab with writing programs in PASCAL and graded their projects.
I love teaching reading through phonics. I first taught English reading to elementary school students in Israel, in an afternoon program at a language instruction school. I have also taught reading through phonics as a volunteer at a Weston public elementary school. I have books that focus on phonics exclusively for the first stage of reading and other books that can be used after, that integrate phonics with sight reading. For younger children or those that have difficulty with sustaining concentration, I also have games to teach phonics. Whatever the route, your child will learn to read!
WyzAnt qualification for the PSAT is gained through testing requirements, which I have met. I earned the Commended Student Award for my performance on the PSAT from the National Merit Corporation. Most students take the PSAT test "cold". However, this test not only serves as preparation for the SAT but also as a qualifying exam for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.
I hold a WyzAnt qualification for this subject. As an undergraduate, I majored in cognitive science, an interdisciplinary degree with an emphasis on cognitive psychology. I am experienced in tutoring general psychology.
I have met the WyzAnt qualification for tutoring SAT Math, which is based on their testing process. However, my qualifications go beyond this, as I achieved a score on the math section of the SAT in the 99th percentile. I not only can help you with the traditional route to solving problems, but also short cuts. This includes learning when it is more time efficient to test each multiple choice answer to find the correct solution, rather than spending more time with the traditional method of solving a problem.
WyzAnt qualification for SAT Reading is met through testing, which I have passed. My qualifications go further, since I scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT general test and also in the 99th percentile on the SAT Reading section. Many students believe that Reading level is set by this point, and there is not much that can done to improve scores. Not true! I can teach students how to improve on finding the correct answer through zeroing in on the focus of reading passages and the process of elimination.
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