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Laurie G.

Deerfield Beach, FL

$30/hour

Experienced Homebound Teacher and Tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 10/5/15
4.9 average from 70 ratings
Great teacher
— Arzu, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 10/14/16

$30/Hour


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SUNY Purchase/St. Thomas Aquinas
Social Studies
Teaching
Graduate Coursework

Education

SUNY Purchase/St. Thomas Aquinas (Social Studies)

Teaching (Graduate Coursework)

About Laurie

I am a graduate from the State University of New York at Purchase, New York. I was a Social Studies/History and Government major. Upon graduating I attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York and received my degree in Education. I received my Teaching Certification in the area of Social Studies grades 7-12. I was a Homebound Teacher for a School District in New York. I tutored students in the area of Social Studies, Reading, and students with Learning Disabilities.

I worked with students improving their sentence structures, vocabulary and reading abilities. I have always felt that to be able to excel in these areas will enable the student to better achieve his or her future goals. Reading is the key to literacy.

In teaching, I am a guide to the wonders of learning. Learning is fun. We learn something every day. I enjoy helping students better themselves and watch them thrive in a school environment.
I am a graduate from the State University of New York at Purchase, New York. I was a Social Studies/History and Government major. Upon graduating I attended St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York and received my degree in Education. I received my Teaching Certification in the area of Social Studies grades 7-12. I was a Homebound Teacher Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 22 miles of Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great teacher"

- Arzu, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 10/14/16

"Knowledgeable and well experienced"

- Barbara, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 11/15/16

"My first tutor experience"

- Shannon, Pompano Beach, FL on 7/14/16

"Experienced, kind, knowledgeable"

- Kat, Boca Raton, FL on 7/1/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lauren, Pompano Beach, FL on 4/18/16

"We love Ms Laurie"

- Mallory, Pompano Beach, FL on 3/30/16

"well qualified & highly recommend"

- Keshon, Deerfield Beach, FL on 3/27/16

"She is absolutely amazing!"

- Nicole, Pompano Beach, FL on 2/21/16

"Great Job!"

- Kendra, Pompano Beach, FL on 9/16/15
Science:
Anthropology
Art:
Art History
English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary
History:
American History, Anthropology, Criminal Justice,
Geography,
Government & Politics, Political Science, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting,
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.

Criminal Justice

As a student achieving my BA degree in college, I took many classes in the field of Criminal Justice and the Juvenile Court system. I also attended seminars in this field of study so I would be able to achieve one of my goals, that of working with youngsters in need. As part of my desire to help young people, I also took social psychology and behavioral management to get a better understanding of young adults who seemed not to fit into the societal norm. As a Homebound Instructor and Tutor, I was assigned to work with children and young adults who were waiting for alternative placement within the school district. Afterwards, I worked as a tutor with Criminal Justice majors who attended college. Theses students had a greater understand of this field and had success in achieving their degree. I have always acted as a guide to learning for my students, but when needed, I assisted in their learning process, I became their mentor.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring many students who are in grades K-6. I tutor phonics, reading, letter recognition, and numeric recognition. In instructing students in achieving academically in advancing their reading skills I use "chunking", which enables the student to better comprehend the section, passage or story they have read. I also have youngsters phonetically sound out words. When working phonetically with students I use "blending" as an ea In letter recognition and numerical recognition I prefer to use the rote method. My students have academically achieved in the academic studies.

Geography

I received my Bachelors of Arts degree at the State University of New York at Purchase, New York where I majored in History. I continued my education at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York. There I received my Teaching Certification in Social Studies, grades 7 - 12. At St Thomas Aquinas College I also studied and took courses in Reading and Literacy. I was a Homebound Instructor/Tutor with great success. I believe some students require individual help enabling them to better achieve their educational goals.

Handwriting

As a teacher I emphasize the importance of being able to write clearly. Even though this is a computerized world handwriting is still essential. As I worked with students in various subject areas I always had students write paragraphs in cursive and corrected them appropriately.

Phonics

I have been a Homebound Instructor/Teacher in Reading and in order to read and speak properly phonics is important. I have taken many courses in Reading and Literacy. Phonics is always emphasized in reading. Students must know how to pronounce a word/words. When working with students who have difficulty with reading the sounding out of the word is of vital importance. I also have used sight and chunking of words to enable the student to better grasp the reading process. In both these areas I have had great success. As stated before, I have taken many courses in the field of Reading and Literacy and used these techniques to make the student feel confident in their ability to speak and read.

Reading

I have taken many courses in Reading and Literacy while achieving my teaching certification. I have tutored many students in Reading and Reading Comprehension. I use sight words and "chunking," which enable a student to have a better grasp of words. My students have achieved great success in school.

Study Skills

As a teacher, I have always stressed the need for strong study skills in a student. The proper study skills enables the student to succeed in his/her classwork, I created study skill sheets in various subject areas to enable the student to be able to retain the lesson for today. I kept my students on track and had great success when students followed my study guides.
As I tutored LD students I used study guides in developing an IEP for them.

SUNY Purchase/St. Thomas Aquinas
Social Studies
Teaching
Graduate Coursework

Education

SUNY Purchase/St. Thomas Aquinas (Social Studies)

Teaching (Graduate Coursework)

Great teacher

It was my son's first lesson with Laurie. She is very experienced and nice teacher. She observed my son's weak subjects and at the end of the lesson we had a very short but effective meeting. I am sure that she is the right teacher for my son. She has own teaching style that we need. Thank you Laurie.

— Arzu, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 10/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurie will travel within 22 miles of Deerfield Beach, FL 33441.