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Lauren E.

Mc Lean, VA

$85/hr

College Prof. with Expertise in Writing, Reading, and Literature

Background check passed as of 9/11/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

College Prof. with Expertise in Writing, Reading, and Literature

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I am currently a college professor of English, with expertise in teaching literature, writing, reading, study skills, and other liberal arts subjects.

I graduated from Williams College with a degree in English with honors and followed that passion to Sarah Lawrence College, where I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing. As a professor, I have experience teaching basic English skills, as well as advanced critical reading and writing techniques. My teaching and tutoring philosophy is based on encouraging students to explore their own voices while learning the fundamentals.

My students are challenged as well as supported; we work as a team to approach assignments with a can-do attitude. I have experience partnering with ADD/ADHD and ESL students.

Focus on time management and study skills are also incorporated into each tutoring lesson. Knowing that no student is the same, I do not use prefabricated lesson plans. Each lesson is designed for your student, and your student alone.

I also help students prepare for the Reading and Writing portions of the SAT exam and the Verbal portion of the GRE exam. Typically, I work with students of all ages, elementary through graduate school.

I have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject of English and writing. I am available days, nights, and weekends for tutoring sessions. I look forward to meeting you, and answering any questions you might have.

Testimonials

"Wonderful English/Writing Tutor!"

- Stephanie , Mc Lean, VA on 12/19/14

"An excellent tutor, very knowledgeable and proactive, you must hire her!"

- Humza, Jersey City, NJ on 8/14/13

"Amazing instructor"

- Rolando, New York, NY on 5/3/13
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
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.

English

I graduated with a degree in English with honors from Williams College, and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Needless to say, English is my passion, and teaching English is my joy!

As a teacher, I focus on making the subject of English accessible and interesting, with proven results.

Grammar

I have taught grammar to students ages five to fifty. I focus on grammar in every class I teach, from basic English to advanced literature. No matter our age or level, grammar is an essential building block of coherent writing.

Literature

It was in college that I first discovered my love of English literature, where amazing teachers supported and inspired me.

My approach to literature is "bite size," meaning we take small portions of text and break them down to find all the delicious hidden meanings.

Proofreading

We aren't born with an eye for detail; we learn how to be detail-oriented. There are easy, proven ways to become a better reader of your own work. The first is to understand that everyone makes mistakes--once we realize this, it becomes exponentially easier to find our own!

Reading

I believe becoming a critical and educated reader is a fundamental part of becoming an excellent student in all other subjects.

I teach students to recognize main ideas and themes, organizational patterns, and authors' purposes with the goal of 100% comprehension and retention.

Study Skills

Study skills is an integral part of each subject I tutor. Knowing the fundamentals of a subject only gets you so far; students need a tool kit to build on their foundation of knowledge. The tool kit includes organization skills, time management skills, and study skills. As a tutor, I actually provide a "tool kit," filled with a day calendar, a binder, dividers, post-it notes, and colored pens.

Swimming

I was a swim coach for 6 years in high school and college, as well as a lifeguard. I swam on my college's varsity swim team, and was an Academic All-American, meaning I held higher than a 3.3 GPA while actively competing on the swim team. I was also a three-time NCAA Division III champion.

Vocabulary

Context clues. Prefixes, suffixes, and roots. The good, old-fashioned flash card. We will use whatever technique works for you or your student to build vocabulary and build confidence.

Writing

My experience teaching writing to students ages 11 to 60 has provided me with an extensive tool kit for enable you or your student to craft coherent sentences, paragraphs and essays. My specific methods will be personally tailored to each situation and student.

Lauren’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 Lauren. View all of Lauren’s resources

During Manhattan's extreme heat wave last week, when there was nothing to do except sit in the arm chair next to my air conditioner, I decided to take all the unread books down from my bookshelf and create a summer reading list. There is some new fiction and some classics that I never got around to. Here's my list! 1) A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend My friend Danny, who works... read more

My students and I are celebrating my first month with WyzAnt! Although I have tutored extensively in the past, these past 30 days with WyzAnt have been the most seamless tutoring experience so far. I am loving getting connected with students all over the five boroughs, as well as Westchester! Tutoring is an excellent way to get out and see the City. I've met with students in small coffee... read more

Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
English and History
Sarah Lawrence College
Master's

Education

Williams College (Williamstown, MA) (English and History)

Sarah Lawrence College (Master's)

Wonderful English/Writing Tutor! — Our son, a junior who attends an area prep school, has received invaluable help from Ms. E. He has a demanding and challenging curriculum, yet Lauren has immensely helped our 11th grader (the most important year in high school if one seeks to further their education). Her patience, support, and interesting understanding of a student's needs with an intense fast paced curriculum combined with her ...

— Stephanie , Mc Lean, VA on 12/19/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Outside the 5 boroughs: 2 hr lesson minimum, or 1.5 hr with added travel costs. Outside Manhattan: 1 hour min. If the student is more than 30 minutes late to a lesson, I do charge for time lost.

Travel policy

Lauren will travel within 20 miles of Mc Lean, VA 22102.


About Lauren

I am currently a college professor of English, with expertise in teaching literature, writing, reading, study skills, and other liberal arts subjects.

I graduated from Williams College with a degree in English with honors and followed that passion to Sarah Lawrence College, where I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Writing. As a professor, I have experience teaching basic English skills, as well as advanced critical reading and writing techniques. My teaching and tutoring philosophy is based on encouraging students to explore their own voices while learning the fundamentals.

My students are challenged as well as supported; we work as a team to approach assignments with a can-do attitude. I have experience partnering with ADD/ADHD and ESL students.

Focus on time management and study skills are also incorporated into each tutoring lesson. Knowing that no student is the same, I do not use prefabricated lesson plans. Each lesson is designed for your student, and your student alone.

I also help students prepare for the Reading and Writing portions of the SAT exam and the Verbal portion of the GRE exam. Typically, I work with students of all ages, elementary through graduate school.

I have a strong knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject of English and writing. I am available days, nights, and weekends for tutoring sessions. I look forward to meeting you, and answering any questions you might have.

Testimonials

"Wonderful English/Writing Tutor!"

- Stephanie , Mc Lean, VA on 12/19/14

"An excellent tutor, very knowledgeable and proactive, you must hire her!"

- Humza, Jersey City, NJ on 8/14/13

"Amazing instructor"

- Rolando, New York, NY on 5/3/13
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Education

Williams College (Williamstown, MA)
English and History
Sarah Lawrence College
Master's

Education

Williams College (Williamstown, MA) (English and History)

Sarah Lawrence College (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required

Outside the 5 boroughs: 2 hr lesson minimum, or 1.5 hr with added travel costs. Outside Manhattan: 1 hour min. If the student is more than 30 minutes late to a lesson, I do charge for time lost.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mc Lean, VA 22102

Lauren’s Subjects

Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL, Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming
Corporate Training:
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.


Lauren’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 Lauren. View all of Lauren’s resources

During Manhattan's extreme heat wave last week, when there was nothing to do except sit in the arm chair next to my air conditioner, I decided to take all the unread books down from my bookshelf and create a summer reading list. There is some new fiction and some classics that I never got around to. Here's my list! 1) A Nearly Perfect Copy by Allison Amend My friend Danny, who works... read more

My students and I are celebrating my first month with WyzAnt! Although I have tutored extensively in the past, these past 30 days with WyzAnt have been the most seamless tutoring experience so far. I am loving getting connected with students all over the five boroughs, as well as Westchester! Tutoring is an excellent way to get out and see the City. I've met with students in small coffee... read more


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