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Lauren E.

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

Mc Lean, VA (22102)

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Lauren's Tutoring Subjects

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Corporate Training:
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Homeschool:
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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.

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