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Laura S.

Redwood City, CA

$60/hour

Writing Tutor Specializing in Essays and Comprehension

5+ Hours

$60/Hour


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San Jose State University
Humanities
California Institute of the Arts
Master's

Education

San Jose State University (Humanities)

California Institute of the Arts (Master's)

About Laura

I believe that strong writing and reading comprehension skills provide a foundation that will help students improve in all subjects. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely is a skill that will serve students throughout their academic and professional careers. Writing CAN be something that students enjoy and look forward to, rather than dread and avoid.

I hold a BA in Humanities and Creative Writing from San Jose State University and a MFA in Writing from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). I have extensive experience in writing and editing personal essays, research papers, short stories, and book-length projects. I am a creative and academic writing instructor with Society of Young Inklings, as well as an active member of our curriculum team. I have been teaching students of all ages, in groups and individually, for over five years.

Every student learns differently; therefore it is important to help them find the best way to approach reading and writing. Tutoring will focus on pre-writing, revision, and study skills/note taking. Content (i.e.: ideas) and grammar are equally important in every type of essay, so we will focus on strengthening both these areas. My skills are best suited for middle and high school students, and I can help students with personal essays for college applications.

I look forward to working with you and your family!
I believe that strong writing and reading comprehension skills provide a foundation that will help students improve in all subjects. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely is a skill that will serve students throughout their academic and professional careers. Writing CAN be something that students enjoy and look forward to, rather than Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Multiple hour session discount: 2 hours = $110, 3 hours = $150. Multiple students may result in higher rates, to be negotiated.

Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Redwood City, CA 94062
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling,
GRE, PSAT, SAT Reading
History:
European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

College Counseling

I hold a Writing MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2013) and a Humanities BA from San Jose State University (2011). I have taught college composition, remedial and introductory. I have worked with high school students through The Community College Foundation, helping them improve their writing skills for both in-class and at-home essays. I have also assisted many students in creating and perfecting their college entrance essays, through private tutoring and volunteer mentoring.

English

4 years tutoring experience, elementary through college, private, volunteer, The Community College Foundation

3 years teaching experience, college, middle, and elementary, California Institute of the Arts, DeVry University, Society of Young Inklings

Literature

I hold a Writing MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2013) and a Humanities BA from San Jose State University (2011). I have taught college composition, remedial and introductory. I have worked with K-12 students through The Community College Foundation, helping them improve their writing skills for both in-class and at-home essays. I also specialize in study skills and reading comprehension, with an emphasis in breaking down literary texts: novels, short stories, poetry, etc.

Proofreading

I hold a Writing MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2013) and a Humanities BA from San Jose State University (2011). I have taught college composition, remedial and introductory. I have worked with K-12 students through The Community College Foundation, helping them improve their writing skills for both in-class and at-home essays. I have also assisted many students in creating and perfecting their college or high school entrance essays, through private tutoring and volunteer mentoring.

Reading

4 years tutoring experience, elementary through college, private, volunteer, The Community College Foundation, reading comprehension, writing skills, basic math and Algebra I

3 years teaching experience, college, middle, and elementary, California Institute of the Arts, DeVry University, Society of Young Inklings, composition, creative writing

Writing

I hold a Writing MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2013) and a Humanities BA from San Jose State University (2011). I have taught college composition, remedial and introductory. I have worked with K-12 students through The Community College Foundation, helping them improve their writing skills for both in-class and at-home essays. I have also assisted many students in creating and perfecting their college or high school entrance essays, through private tutoring and volunteer mentoring.

San Jose State University
Humanities
California Institute of the Arts
Master's

Education

San Jose State University (Humanities)

California Institute of the Arts (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Multiple hour session discount: 2 hours = $110, 3 hours = $150. Multiple students may result in higher rates, to be negotiated.

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 30 miles of Redwood City, CA 94062.