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Laura Z.

Caring, experienced tutor: elementary, high school, college students

Spring, TX (77380)

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I have a passion for helping people reach their educational and professional goals. I have worked in education for more than 20 years. I was the Project Director for a large tutoring program that focused on increasing students' academic achievement.

I see myself as a student mentor as well as a tutor. I am qualified to teach all subjects in elementary and specialize in the following areas for high school and college students: study skills, writing research reports, scientific writing, statistics for social scientists, biology, psychology, SAT Reading, ESL/ESOL Algebra I and Algebra II. Also, I provide assessments in learning styles and multiple intelligences, which gives parents, teachers, and students insight into students' preferred method/methods to learn.

I have a diverse educational and professional background. I possess a doctorate degree in educational psychology, a master's degree in counseling, and a bachelor's in psychology with a minor in biology. I have utilized my writing and research skills in disciplines as diverse as education, public health, psychology, emergency medicine, marketing, and communications. I have published research papers in education, psychology, health care, and medical publications. I have extensively used both the American Psychological and American Medical Association styles. As part of my graduate studies, I successfully wrote a doctoral dissertation, doctoral research paper, and master's thesis.

In addition to my writing and research skills, I can offer students techniques to become better organized and to study more effectively for any subject. I find that sometimes students do not complete assignments based on what is specifically required from the teacher, which results in a significantly lower grade. I would be glad to help you become a better student and help you realize your full potential!

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Laura’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Biology, Psychology
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Career Development, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling, SAT Reading
Cooking, Fitness
Corporate Training:
Career Development, College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Career Development

I have 15 years of professional experience and a very diverse background educational and professional background. With a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology, I have been a team member of unique projects in many arenas including, education, psychology, teacher training, teaching undergraduate and graduate students, medicine, public health, statistics, counseling, communications, and marketing. I also owned my own research consulting business for 7 years.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have two years of tutor and tutor management experience with elementary students, particularly in the areas of math, reading, spelling, and phonics. I have a diverse educational and professional background, with a doctorate degree in Educational Psychology, a masters in counseling, and a bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in biology. I have worked in the psychology, public health, medical research, and communication arenas.


I have two years of tutoring and tutor management experience. I taught phonics to children in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, including ESL students.

Study Skills

Study skills are an essential part of the learning process. Organization, understanding teacher expectations, and review and practice are key components to obtaining excellent study skills. I try to make studying fun for students so they can really connect with the curriculum.

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DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Psychology )

DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Master's)

University of Illinois, Chicago (PhD)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $37.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Spring, TX 77380.

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