Credentialed Teacher Knowledgeable in K-8 Core & Special Needs
Credentialed Teacher Knowledgeable in K-8 Core & Special Needs
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.
Laurie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 30 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
What I appreciated viewing Laurie's profile was her extensive teaching history. She starts showing you that experience from the first moment that you initiate contact with her. Laurie did an excellent job of asking the right questions before our first tutoring lesson. This prepared her with information that she was able to use to engage with our daughter. Laurie arrived with extra materials to start her lesson with my daughter. First was an assessment of her reading and writing skills. Then they started working through an activity book and a book of sounds to determine her phonics level. My daughter has a tendency to get distracted when reading and writing and Laurie did a good job of redirecting her focus back to the task at hand. I highly recommend Laurie for your tutoring needs and I have personally retained her services for more lessons with my daughter.Jensen, 70 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, 9 lessons with Laurie
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, 18 lessons with Laurie
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
Great teacher!! She quickly understands the problem to work on with the kids. She also does her prep before the class. My daughter felt very comfortable.Definitely recommend Ms Laurie.Vani, 30 lessons with Laurie
She amazing with my eight year old.
When my son started working on his reading skills with Laurie he was having a very hard time. After working with Laurie for a couple of weeks he was not only reading small books but also enjoying reading. We are very grateful for her help. Thank you,Nancy, 28 lessons with Laurie
Knowledgeable and patient.
She is very knowledgeable and understanding. My son was very comfortable to communicate with her. We are very pleased with her strategies and approach in teaching English.Nadereh, 182 lessons with Laurie
She is Amazing!
My son said he likes Laurie so much. She is very professional teaching kids English, and has patience with kids.Qian, 55 lessons with Laurie
Very knowledgeable and patient tutor
Laurie has helped my son with writing and reading. As a former teacher and a poet, she is very knowledgeable about the subjects. She's provided some effective techniques to help him with his weaknesses. Laurie is always on time, reliable, and very patient with my son. I'd highly recommend Laurie for any child's tutoring needs.Hugh, 19 lessons with Laurie
Steadfast and patient
My son looks forward to Laurie coming to tutoring as she is kind, patient and steady in her teaching. I am thrilled she is helping him go back to the basics and reinforce skills that will serve him well in school.Kirsten, 120 lessons with Laurie
Laurie has been great as she assessed where my daughter was at in her skill level and has taken it from there. My daughter is having a much easier time with grasping her work and we will continue working with Laurie.Tony, 84 lessons with Laurie
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