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Lauren D.

Clifton, NJ

$45/hr

Experienced Teacher for Writing, Reading and Test Prep Skills

Background check passed as of 10/24/14
Usually responds in about 1 day

Experienced Teacher for Writing, Reading and Test Prep Skills

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I possess a B.A. in English and a NJ Certification as a Teacher of English. I have experience as a classroom teacher at the middle school level and most recently at the high school level. In addition, I have several years' experience tutoring privately and for a well-known tutoring company. I have experience tutoring the SAT verbal (Writing and Critical Reading) sections. I particularly enjoying helping students expand and strengthen their writing skills, but I have also worked with students in other areas including reading comprehension, vocabulary, organizational skills and elementary math.

I recently completed coursework for a second teaching certification as a Teacher of English as a Second Language (and I am awaiting the actual certificate). I am currently working with adult learners of ESL. In addition to teaching basic English skills, I am also knowledgeable in pronunciation, TOEFL test preparation and business English skills.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Sandra, Garfield, NJ on 3/5/14

"Excellet Tutor"

- Rosemary, Newark, NJ on 10/21/13
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL,
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.

College Counseling

As a high school English teacher, I developed a unit on college entrance essay writing. I have also tutored students individually to develop, revise and edit college essays.

English

English/Language Arts Qualifications
-NJ Teacher of English Certification
-Seven years total classroom teaching experience - 4 at the high school level
-Currently working with adult ESL (English as Second Language) students and pursuing teaching certification in ESL
-Experience tutoring privately and for tutoring companies including Huntington Learning Center and Club Z

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL Qualifications:
-4 years experience teaching ESL students at a private high school
-Currently teaching adult ESL students as an English instructor

Literature

I earned a B.A. in English at Montclair State University and possess an NJ Teacher of English Certification.

I have experience in the classroom as a high school English teacher and am familiar with most of the commonly taught high school level novels. I have experience working with students to write analytic essays of literature.

Proofreading

I have a B.A. in English and a NJ Teacher of English Certification. I have worked with many students to revise and edit essays.

Reading

I earned a B.A. in English at Montclair State University and possess an NJ Teacher of English Certification.

I have worked in the classroom as a English teacher at the middle and high school levels and have experience working with ESL students. I have taught reading strategies that can help struggling learners improve their comprehension.

SAT Reading

I can teach you the SAT reading strategies and provide the guided practice needed to reach your goal scores. I received a perfect score (800) on the SAT verbal section (in 1999). I have tutored SAT reading and writing for a private tutoring company.

SAT Writing

I have helped students make significant improvement in essay writing in standardized test formats, including the SAT. In addition, I have helped students focus on the grammar rules most frequently tested by the multiple-choice writing section.

Study Skills

I have worked with students on study skills such as note-taking, reading comprehension and preparing for tests in various subject areas, outlining and planning for essays and research papers.

TOEFL

TOEFL Qualifications:
-Currently pursuing NJ certification as a Teacher of ESL at Montclair State University
-Completed student teaching in a TOEFL review course at Montclair State University

Writing

I have taught and tutored students in all types of writing including college entrance essays, research papers and creative writing. I enjoy helping students master the elements of strong writing.

Montclair State University
English
Montclair State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Montclair State University (English)

Montclair State University (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor — Lauren is an excellent tutor. She is very professional, patient, and punctual. I am extremely happy that my son is making such nice progress in wring an essay. He is very comfortable with her and he is more confident with his writing skills. I highly recommend her. ...

— Sandra, Garfield, NJ on 3/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lauren will travel within 12 miles of Clifton, NJ 07012.


About Lauren

I possess a B.A. in English and a NJ Certification as a Teacher of English. I have experience as a classroom teacher at the middle school level and most recently at the high school level. In addition, I have several years' experience tutoring privately and for a well-known tutoring company. I have experience tutoring the SAT verbal (Writing and Critical Reading) sections. I particularly enjoying helping students expand and strengthen their writing skills, but I have also worked with students in other areas including reading comprehension, vocabulary, organizational skills and elementary math.

I recently completed coursework for a second teaching certification as a Teacher of English as a Second Language (and I am awaiting the actual certificate). I am currently working with adult learners of ESL. In addition to teaching basic English skills, I am also knowledgeable in pronunciation, TOEFL test preparation and business English skills.

Testimonials

"Excellent tutor"

- Sandra, Garfield, NJ on 3/5/14

"Excellet Tutor"

- Rosemary, Newark, NJ on 10/21/13
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Education

Montclair State University
English
Montclair State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Montclair State University (English)

Montclair State University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Clifton, NJ 07012

Lauren’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
ESL/ESOL,
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.


Background Check Status for Lauren D.

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