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Laura R.

Thousand Oaks, CA

$55/hour

Elementary Reading and Math Teacher

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
4.9 average from 28 ratings
Great Work!
— Joe, Simi Valley, CA on 11/7/17

$55/Hour


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University of California, Davis
Psychology
University of California, Davis
Graduate Coursework
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Davis (Psychology)

University of California, Davis (Graduate Coursework)

University of California, San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

About Laura

I have many years of experience in the field of education. I was a classroom teacher for 7 years, teaching first, second, fifth and sixth grades. I hold a multiple subject teaching credential and also am certified with the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization from the state.

I am presently a reading and math specialist in an elementary school, working with students at each grade between Kindergarten through 5th in the areas of phonics, reading comprehension, and math. I love designing and planning lessons for my students to help each of them reach their individual potential.

In my work as a math tutor, I can help your student with basic skills that they may need, as well as help them navigate the common core math curriculum. I will assess your student upon first meeting them to found out particular areas of need. I work with them on the current concepts in their class to help them keep up with the classroom curriculum, as well as incorporate skills in their area of need to help fill in any holes in math concepts that they may have. I am very knowledgeable in the common core math curriculum that is now taught in the schools.

There are five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. As a tutor in reading, I complete an assessment for your child and make an individual plan for which areas would be best focused on for reading skill improvement. I also bring into play my experience with the California Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

As a phonics tutor, an assessment of phonemic awareness as well as phonics skills helps me to best focus my time with each student.

I look forward to hearing from you and working with your child. I am available most afternoons and on Saturdays. Please contact me to learn more and to schedule your first lesson.
I have many years of experience in the field of education. I was a classroom teacher for 7 years, teaching first, second, fifth and sixth grades. I hold a multiple subject teaching credential and also am certified with the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization from the state.

I am presently a reading and math specialist in an
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
In-person lessons

"Great Work!"

- Joe, Simi Valley, CA on 11/7/17

"Patient and explains clearly."

- Laura, Oak Park, CA on 1/22/17
Math:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary

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.

Common Core

I am qualified to teach the Common Core State Standards based on my education and experience. I have studied the Common Core State standards in reading in my recent classes I completed for the Reading and Literacy Added Authorization to my California Credential. In addition to those courses, I have taught lessons using the Common Core standards in reading in my work as an intervention specialist in an elementary school. I also have experience with the Common Core Standards in math, as I have been working with the Go Math program at the elementary level, which is a math program adopted by the school district where I work.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have many years of experience at the elementary level. I was a teacher for 7 years, teaching 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. In the last 3 years I have worked at an elementary school as an intervention specialist, where I work with students needing tutoring in math and reading at all grade levels from K-5.

Homeschool

I am a credentialed teacher, holding a multi-subject teaching credential as well as the reading and literacy added authorization credential. I have worked at the elementary level for 7 years at many grade levels, and as an intervention specialist for 3 years teaching math and reading intervention classes. I am qualified to teach homeschool students at the elementary level in any subject, as I have experience teaching all subjects in an elementary school classroom.

Phonics

I have been teaching phonics for many years. I currently teach phonics to Kindergarten, first and second grade students in my position as a reading and math Intervention Specialist at an Elementary school. I teach phonemic awareness, as well as phonics skills such as sounding out CVC words and words with blends. With my students I use a program called SIPPS, which stands for Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words. I also have had additional training in teaching phonics through the reading certificate program I am currently in at UCSD Extension.

University of California, Davis
Psychology
University of California, Davis
Graduate Coursework
University of California, San Diego
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of California, Davis (Psychology)

University of California, Davis (Graduate Coursework)

University of California, San Diego (Graduate Coursework)

Great Work!

Laura has been working with our 5 yr old Twin boys 1-2 times per week for several months. She is very patient and works extremely well with our boys. The benefits have paid off and we plan to continue with Laura for a while.

— Joe, Simi Valley, CA on 11/7/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Thousand Oaks, CA 91362.