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Laura S.

Marion, IL

$60/hour

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About Laura

My name is Laura S. I have a BA in Mass Communications. I have been a broadcast journalist for over 15 years. What this means for my students is that they are getting a teacher who literally communicates verbally and in writing with the public everyday and in every way. During my time as a journalist, I have volunteered extensively as a tutor around the world for all age ranges and education levels. I am a versatile instructor, and have experience with young children just beginning to read, college bound students wanting to learn to write more succinctly, and high powered executives looking to improve their business presence and presentation skills. Skills I teach include, but are not limited to the following:

*ESL
*Reading/Writing (K-12)
*Adult Literacy
*Business Writing/Correspondence
*Presentation Skills
*Public/Persuasive Speaking

I tailor my classes to fit the individual, helping students (or their parents)set and surpass short and long term goals. My teaching style is very flexible, fun, and easy going but just because it's fun, it doesn't mean we don't get results. I am a results oriented individual. I want my students to succeed and they do!
My name is Laura S. I have a BA in Mass Communications. I have been a broadcast journalist for over 15 years. What this means for my students is that they are getting a teacher who literally communicates verbally and in writing with the public everyday and in every way. During my time as a journalist, I have volunteered extensively as a tutor Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Marion, IL 62959
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

Having three school age children, I have spent a lot of time not only helping them with their studies, but also tutoring students. I offer a flexible approach and "study help", tailoring sessions to the individual needs of clients.

ESL/ESOL

I have tutored students learning English as a Second Language for 5 years. Though many of my students have been children beginning to learn English, I have also been successful with older students and executives looking to increase their comfort and confidence speaking with native English speakers. My focus is on conversation and reading comprehension, which enables students to be more confident during their interactions with native speakers, whether it be in the classroom, in a business environment, or out on the town leading their normal lives in an English speaking environment.

Public Speaking

I have over 15 years experience in the Public Affairs career field, with most of my career focused in broadcast journalism. I have been a network anchor, reporter and radio host for stations overseas and in the United States. Not only have I trained my employees in the art of public speaking, but I have also taught native speaking and ESL business executives in the art of persuasive presentation. I teach confidence building techniques, enabling students to become more conversational and really connect with their audience.

Video Production

I have over 20 years experience in videography and production. I have trained my employees using both analog and digital equipment. My primary experience is with AVID products, but I am also comfortable training others on Final Cut Pro.

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Education

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Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Marion, IL 62959.