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Retired from engineering field, I also have a background in school social work. I tutored 4th and 5th grade students in reading and math last year for one semester. Most improved their standardized test scores by 10 to 30% after two months. My greatest success has come with students who are afraid or don't think they can do the work.
I prefer to help students with homework and am good at finding and addressing learning issues that stop someone from progressing and accomplishing assigned tasks. For example, last year a 5th grader who was certain he could not do math learned long division within two hours. A high school student failing geometry spent several hours with me and passed her final the next week, enabling her to graduate from high school.
A love of learning adds to my enjoyment of tutoring. Currently, I am a student of Spanish and can hold a basic conversation with Spanish speakers.
I can zero in on what is missing for the student to be successful and enable them to focus on what they need to accomplish. For example, a student who needs to know the multiplication tables will be far more effective at almost any math problem once the basics are mastered. It is also important to address what is missing without having the student feel that something is wrong.
Please contact me to find out more about what you could get out of working with me. Retired from engineering field, I also have a background in school social work. I tutored 4th and 5th grade students in reading and math last year for one semester. Most
My kids who have hated being tutored in the past actually enjoy and look forward to working with Laurie! I am happy with the progress that my kids are making! Laurie is also always on time and very reliable! I would definitely recommend her to others as I think that she is a fantastic tutor! :)
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