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Laura C.

Andover, MA

$65/hr

Effective ELA Tutor Specializing in Reading/Writing and SAT Prep

Background check passed as of 9/25/13
Usually responds in about 1 hour

Effective ELA Tutor Specializing in Reading/Writing and SAT Prep

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I am a licensed English Teacher for grades 5-12 as well as an English Language Arts/SAT tutor with over five years of experience.
Why should you choose me? I am knowledgeable, patient, and effective, and have the ability to explain difficult ELA concepts in terms that students can understand. Every student I've tutored has reached or exceeded grade level standards - and had fun while doing it. I enjoy tutoring as it allows me to tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. My tutoring specialties are: Grammar, Sentence Structure, Vocabulary Enrichment, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Creative/Other Writing, and SAT/PSAT/SSAT/MCAS. I am also able to critique and/or edit research papers and applications.

A special note about SAT tutoring: The SAT requires rigorous understanding of grammar, sentence structure, and the conventions of Standard Written English. The Passage-based reading questions are particularly challenging - requiring College-level, rhetorical thinking. I can help you maximize your SAT score, whether it is your first time taking the test or your third.

I hope you will choose me to be your ELA or SAT tutor. I offer my tutoring services every day of the week, and do my best to accommodate new students.
Sincerely,

Laura C.

Testimonials

"Mary Poppins of Tutoring"

- Gail, Tewksbury, MA on 12/10/14

"Highly recommend"

- Laurie , Middleton, MA on 10/15/14
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am qualified to teach English in the state of Massachusetts for grades 5-12. I have also spent over 5 years as a literacy tutor in elementary and middle schools. I have worked with students on reading comprehension, spelling and vocabulary, and learning how to write effectively. Students I tutored enjoyed significant improvements in reading and writing skills.

Laura’s Resources

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My goal for each student is to tailor instruction to fit his or her individual needs. The quickest way for me to determine those needs is for students to bring writing samples or standardized test results to our first meeting.    TEN USEFUL ITEMS, good for all sessions:   1) a 1-inch binder 2) paper to write on 3) pen or pencil 4) highlighter 5) school... read more

Winter Break is over, but February Break is just around the corner.  Do you want to know a pain free way to improve your vocabulary and sharpen your brain cells?  The answer awaits you at your local library.  There are thousands upon thousands of books to choose from, and there is sure to be at least one book that whets your appetite for reading.  Books can introduce you... read more

Union College
BA in Economics
Stern School of Business, New York University
MBA

Education

Union College (BA in Economics)

Stern School of Business, New York University (MBA)

Mary Poppins of Tutoring — My daughter has learned from Laura the skills needed to achieve success for her future. She never complains about going to see Laura; instead she always says in the car on the ride home that "The two hours flew by." Laura is a professional tutor who not only strives for excellence in her students, but also strives for success in her lessons as well. Could not be happier with our choice. ...

— Gail, Tewksbury, MA on 12/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Andover, MA 01810.


About Laura

I am a licensed English Teacher for grades 5-12 as well as an English Language Arts/SAT tutor with over five years of experience.
Why should you choose me? I am knowledgeable, patient, and effective, and have the ability to explain difficult ELA concepts in terms that students can understand. Every student I've tutored has reached or exceeded grade level standards - and had fun while doing it. I enjoy tutoring as it allows me to tailor instruction to meet the individual needs of each student. My tutoring specialties are: Grammar, Sentence Structure, Vocabulary Enrichment, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Creative/Other Writing, and SAT/PSAT/SSAT/MCAS. I am also able to critique and/or edit research papers and applications.

A special note about SAT tutoring: The SAT requires rigorous understanding of grammar, sentence structure, and the conventions of Standard Written English. The Passage-based reading questions are particularly challenging - requiring College-level, rhetorical thinking. I can help you maximize your SAT score, whether it is your first time taking the test or your third.

I hope you will choose me to be your ELA or SAT tutor. I offer my tutoring services every day of the week, and do my best to accommodate new students.
Sincerely,

Laura C.

Testimonials

"Mary Poppins of Tutoring"

- Gail, Tewksbury, MA on 12/10/14

"Highly recommend"

- Laurie , Middleton, MA on 10/15/14
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Education

Union College
BA in Economics
Stern School of Business, New York University
MBA

Education

Union College (BA in Economics)

Stern School of Business, New York University (MBA)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Andover, MA 01810

Laura’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Laura’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Laura. View all of Laura’s resources

My goal for each student is to tailor instruction to fit his or her individual needs. The quickest way for me to determine those needs is for students to bring writing samples or standardized test results to our first meeting.    TEN USEFUL ITEMS, good for all sessions:   1) a 1-inch binder 2) paper to write on 3) pen or pencil 4) highlighter 5) school... read more

Winter Break is over, but February Break is just around the corner.  Do you want to know a pain free way to improve your vocabulary and sharpen your brain cells?  The answer awaits you at your local library.  There are thousands upon thousands of books to choose from, and there is sure to be at least one book that whets your appetite for reading.  Books can introduce you... read more


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