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Lora M.

Granada Hills, CA

$150/hour

SAT/ACT tutor: Friendly, Knowledgeable, 26 years Experience

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 7/23/14
5.0 average from 25 ratings
Extraordinarily engaging and patient
— Paul, Pacific Palisades, CA on 10/12/14

$150/Hour


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Ursinus College
History
Cal State University, Northridge
MEd

Education

Ursinus College (History)

Cal State University, Northridge (MEd)

About Lora

Hi there. I am the classic example of a teacher who just loves to teach. Although I am new to Wyzant, I have been teaching for many years. I have 26 years' experience in SAT and ACT prep for high school students. I can work with students who only need a little bit of fine tuning, or students who need a full program covering all aspects of the test from A-Z. I pride myself on being skilled at diagnosing exactly what students need to improve their scores. I don't want to waste students' time teaching what they can already do well. Instead, I target the problem areas, while still supporting and leveraging the strength areas. I teach students as efficiently as they can handle, but recognize when I need to slow down so that a student fully understands. I can also help with the college application essay, which can often makes the difference between acceptance and denial.

In addition to test prep, I have experience with a wide variety of academic subjects for students from Kindergarten through High School. I teach math up through High School Geometry, History, English and essays, and Study Skills. As a professional educator, I am aware of and following all the current changes going on in schools as they adapt to the Common Core curriculum.

I have a Master's Degree in Education, with an emphasis on Development, Learning, and Instruction. I have always preferred to teach in a private setting, rather than a classroom. After all, a cookie cutter approach doesn't always work. Students are individuals, each with unique strengths and weaknesses. I like to work with students to identify and meet those individual needs.

Although I have tasted other careers through the years, I keep coming back to teaching. I love seeing the light bulbs go off when students finally understand a difficult concept, or the excitement on their faces when they realize they CAN be successful. I am versatile, flexible, friendly, experienced, and able to handle the unexpected, which often occurs during instruction.

I look forward to hearing from you and discussing how I can help you or your child achieve success!
Hi there. I am the classic example of a teacher who just loves to teach. Although I am new to Wyzant, I have been teaching for many years. I have 26 years' experience in SAT and ACT prep for high school students. I can work with students who only need a little bit of fine tuning, or students who need a full program covering all aspects of the test Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Two hour minimum recommended for most test prep tutoring or when travel is required. Hour long sessions OK for online tutoring.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Granada Hills, CA 91344
Background Check: Passed

"Extraordinarily engaging and patient"

- Paul, Pacific Palisades, CA on 10/12/14

"perfect tutor"

- Lezlie, Granada Hills, CA on 2/4/16
Lora replied on 2/4/2016

Thank you so much. I look forward to working with him, too. He is a delightful student!

"Knowledgeabe and enthusiastic tutor"

- John, Northridge, CA on 11/24/15

"Focused and Insightful"

- Haley, Van Nuys, CA on 8/9/14
Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, PSAT
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ursinus College
History
Cal State University, Northridge
MEd

Education

Ursinus College (History)

Cal State University, Northridge (MEd)

Extraordinarily engaging and patient

I was looking for someone who had strengths in PSAT and SAT tutoring. Ms. Lora is expertly versed in all the approaches to understanding the logic of the test structures and conveying those tenets, with humor, patience, and deep understanding. She has clarified some of the more difficult aspects of the tests and, most importantly, made our teenagers gain a sense of self-confidence. Which, in some

— Paul, Pacific Palisades, CA on 10/12/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Two hour minimum recommended for most test prep tutoring or when travel is required. Hour long sessions OK for online tutoring.

Travel policy

Lora will travel within 25 miles of Granada Hills, CA 91344.