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Credentialed Teacher Knowledgeable in K-8 Core & Special Needs
Laurie G.

2,985 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $60

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Credentialed Teacher Knowledgeable in K-8 Core & Special Needs
Credentialed Teacher Knowledgeable in K-8 Core & Special Needs
Laurie G.

2,985 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

2,985 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Laurie


Bio

I have over 25 years experience teaching both children and adults in a classroom and privately. My teaching credential is from California State Northridge and I also have a bachelor's degree from George Washington University in East Asian Studies and an Accounting equivalency from UCLA. Special needs, ESL, creative writing, arts, and language are part of my background base as well. No subject area is too small or large to address. Teaching is what I love to do best and I want your...

I have over 25 years experience teaching both children and adults in a classroom and privately. My teaching credential is from California State Northridge and I also have a bachelor's degree from George Washington University in East Asian Studies and an Accounting equivalency from UCLA. Special needs, ESL, creative writing, arts, and language are part of my background base as well. No subject area is too small or large to address. Teaching is what I love to do best and I want your learning to be a positive one.

My interests are eclectic and getting to know people is part of my own growing process. I am willing to travel to your home or a convenient public place, as a library, to complete instruction. My fee is $60 an hour. I have students who I've taught in elementary school that have made their way to college and we still keep in touch. Learning is for life, so make a proactive choice now to improve your child's future.

As a child, I struggled to learn math through the standard approach, listen and learn as the instructor teaches from the front of the classroom. Thus, as a result, I work with a student's strengths to facilitate his/her comprehension of mathematical concepts and always practice patience and understanding. We all learn differently and it will be my goal to find the way to make the subject worthwhile for your child.

I enjoy practicing a hands on approach to science and answering questions to make the subject relevant to today's world and believe we need to encourage our children to learn through creativity. In a classroom, sometimes a subject is raced over, due to time constraints, and in a one on one setting, a child can reach out and explore the possibilities.

I am a poet as well as a teacher and find beauty in linguistics. Any language should not just be memorized, but taught as a usable subject for communication in our global world.

Please contact me through Wyzant with any further questions and I will make your child's learning a priority.


Education

George Washington University
BS in East Asian Studies
Alumni of University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (Bachelor's Accounting Equivalency)
Other
California State Northridge (Credentialed Teacher)
Other

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Rate details: My rate for students beginning on January 25, 2020 or thereafter is $60.00 for in-person or online teaching per hour. I have a strict 8 hour cancellation policy.
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/4/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have assisted students in editing papers in both high school and college level research as part of my tutoring business. I am a writer and poet and work on a poetry site to help fellow authors with correct poetic device and proper grammar usage. With a keen eye for flow and continuity, I can make your writing sing.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my teaching credential from Cal State Northridge and taught K, second, and fifth grade classrooms in Los Angeles County for about 10 years. Then, I ran my own private tutoring business helping elementary children in the core subjects of reading, math, science, spelling, social studies, and language arts for 15 years before moving to Orange County. I've also worked in funded programs with special needs students and volunteered to help in ESL at public libraries.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I've taught elementary math skills in a classroom setting as well as tutored one on one. A student must feel confidence and learn through his strengths to succeed. Using patience and multiple approaches, a teacher can find the niche to help a child move forward and build the necessary knowledge to succeed.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed California teacher who has taught in the classroom and privately and have worked with children with reading difficulties for over 25 years. A balanced approach of phonics and whole language learning is required along with an understanding of a child's specific needs to enable a child to reach his full potential. I am willing to put in the effort in a one on one situation to bring about positive results. Laurie G.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have assisted children and adults in expanding their English language capabilities. They have improved their vocabulary to acquire jobs, pass test scores, and bring up families in a new country. By making it relevant to the student, language becomes a tool of success.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Study Skills

English

English,

English

I have experience teaching English to children who have just arrived in this country to enable them to succeed in a classroom setting. I've worked with adult readers struggling with qualifying tests to move up the career ladder. As a volunteer, I've helped new residents with necessary communications for every day life. English language skills are a necessity and I can make them yours.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have assisted students in editing papers in both high school and college level research as part of my tutoring business. I am a writer and poet and work on a poetry site to help fellow authors with correct poetic device and proper grammar usage. With a keen eye for flow and continuity, I can make your writing sing.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed California teacher who has taught in the classroom and privately and have worked with children with reading difficulties for over 25 years. A balanced approach of phonics and whole language learning is required along with an understanding of a child's specific needs to enable a child to reach his full potential. I am willing to put in the effort in a one on one situation to bring about positive results. Laurie G.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I have assisted children and adults in expanding their English language capabilities. They have improved their vocabulary to acquire jobs, pass test scores, and bring up families in a new country. By making it relevant to the student, language becomes a tool of success.
Grammar, Literature, Spelling

History

Social Studies

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my teaching credential from Cal State Northridge and taught K, second, and fifth grade classrooms in Los Angeles County for about 10 years. Then, I ran my own private tutoring business helping elementary children in the core subjects of reading, math, science, spelling, social studies, and language arts for 15 years before moving to Orange County. I've also worked in funded programs with special needs students and volunteered to help in ESL at public libraries.
English,

English

I have experience teaching English to children who have just arrived in this country to enable them to succeed in a classroom setting. I've worked with adult readers struggling with qualifying tests to move up the career ladder. As a volunteer, I've helped new residents with necessary communications for every day life. English language skills are a necessity and I can make them yours.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed California teacher who has taught in the classroom and privately and have worked with children with reading difficulties for over 25 years. A balanced approach of phonics and whole language learning is required along with an understanding of a child's specific needs to enable a child to reach his full potential. I am willing to put in the effort in a one on one situation to bring about positive results. Laurie G.
Prealgebra, Spelling, Study Skills

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my teaching credential from Cal State Northridge and taught K, second, and fifth grade classrooms in Los Angeles County for about 10 years. Then, I ran my own private tutoring business helping elementary children in the core subjects of reading, math, science, spelling, social studies, and language arts for 15 years before moving to Orange County. I've also worked in funded programs with special needs students and volunteered to help in ESL at public libraries.
English,

English

I have experience teaching English to children who have just arrived in this country to enable them to succeed in a classroom setting. I've worked with adult readers struggling with qualifying tests to move up the career ladder. As a volunteer, I've helped new residents with necessary communications for every day life. English language skills are a necessity and I can make them yours.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed California teacher who has taught in the classroom and privately and have worked with children with reading difficulties for over 25 years. A balanced approach of phonics and whole language learning is required along with an understanding of a child's specific needs to enable a child to reach his full potential. I am willing to put in the effort in a one on one situation to bring about positive results. Laurie G.
Prealgebra, Study Skills

Other

Study Skills

Special Needs

Phonics, Study Skills

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I received my teaching credential from Cal State Northridge and taught K, second, and fifth grade classrooms in Los Angeles County for about 10 years. Then, I ran my own private tutoring business helping elementary children in the core subjects of reading, math, science, spelling, social studies, and language arts for 15 years before moving to Orange County. I've also worked in funded programs with special needs students and volunteered to help in ESL at public libraries.
Reading,

Reading

I am a credentialed California teacher who has taught in the classroom and privately and have worked with children with reading difficulties for over 25 years. A balanced approach of phonics and whole language learning is required along with an understanding of a child's specific needs to enable a child to reach his full potential. I am willing to put in the effort in a one on one situation to bring about positive results. Laurie G.
Study Skills

Examples of Expertise


Laurie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 30 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Ms Laurie is Amazing tutor!!!

She understands our need and have been very patient with my son. She corrects him as required and give him space at same time to express his views. My son always looks forward to her lessons and I have seen improvement in him which I always wanted.

Monalisa, 20 lessons with Laurie

Experienced, knowledgeable and involved tutor!

Laurie draws on many years of experience as an English teacher as well as her vast knowledge of English literature. She is also well versed in guiding student's thinking and writing to produce clear and concise messages.

Sam, 33 lessons with Laurie

Awesome Tutor

Laurie is very patient with my child, and my child loves learning with her. She provides lessons that help my child in the classroom and in everyday life. Learning to write well is a necessity, and I feel Laurie is really helping my daughter in this area.

Shayla, 25 lessons with Laurie

She make learning fun!!!

My daughter loved her session. Awesome energy and knowledge. Laurie is very patient and knows have to make learning fun and productive. Laurie was prepared and had a plan on how to help my daughter with her reading.

Christopher, 13 lessons with Laurie

Best thing that has happened to us since e pandemic

My daughter has been doing distance learning since last March. She was always behind in math even before the pandemic and we felt completely lost. We found Laurie and all of a sudden our daughter not only started to understand her math but actually started to enjoy doing it. We are so grateful to Laurie and feel very lucky to have found her.

David, 34 lessons with Laurie

VERY knowledgeable and patient!!

She worked through various competencies to see where my son was having difficulties. She kept a positive atmosphere throughout the lesson and helped him to understand and improve upon them.

Jill, 68 lessons with Laurie

Excellent tutor for our 6 year old

We just had our first lessons with Laurie and our son really loved her. She made the lesson fun, engaging and very educational. Our son is going into first grade and is yet to crack the code on reading. Laurie quickly evaluated him and within minutes had him working on phonetics and reading three letter words. Can't wait for more.

Ryan, 178 lessons with Laurie

Amazing tutor to improve english writing skills

Laurie has been amazing tutor with result that showed up very quickly. After I detected "writer block" in my daughter online school, I wanted a tutor to help overcome that. In online school, my daughter was not turning in her homework for social science or english. She didn't know what to write even if she knew the answer !! I was amazed how Laurie could detect what was needed for my daughter, and how Laurie could communicate effectively with my daughter. She gained trust by finding the strength, and worked on her weakness. I am now amazed how my 4th grader can write a paragraph and work on it to improve it. What use to take days of struggle can now be done in less than an hour ...

Charles, 44 lessons with Laurie

Math help

We connected with Laurie to help our granddaughter with some basic arithmetic. She just finished fifth grade and is really struggling with fundamentals. While we’ve only had two sessions we can see a change already and our granddaughter seems to be improving. We are confident this effort and Laurie’s help will make her sixth grade much more pleasant.

Ken, 38 lessons with Laurie
Hourly Rate: $60
Response time: 9 hours
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