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Laurie G.

Credentialed Teacher Knowledgeable in K-8 Core & Special Needs

Credentialed Teacher Knowledgeable in K-8 Core & Special Needs

$60/hour

  • 1,507 hours tutoring

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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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, 9 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, 20 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, 167 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

Math

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

Great reading tutor

Laurie was very adept at observing, identifying and determining the right course of action for my son’s reading problems. I am glad to have found her and have her working with my son. I recommend her.

Jim, 90 lessons with Laurie
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

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