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Laura B.

Dedicated English instructor specializing in APA and MLA research

Dedicated English instructor specializing in APA and MLA research

$60/hour

  • 120 hours tutoring

About Laura


Bio

When I received my Master's Degree with a 4 point grade average, the head of the English Department talked me into joining the teaching program at Purdue University. I was planning on tutoring and working on my PhD, but my fascination and love for teaching resulted in spending decades in the classroom.
I fell in love with teaching-engaging all kinds of students to not only think critically but to improve their reading and writing skills. It was one of the most important and rewarding things...

When I received my Master's Degree with a 4 point grade average, the head of the English Department talked me into joining the teaching program at Purdue University. I was planning on tutoring and working on my PhD, but my fascination and love for teaching resulted in spending decades in the classroom.
I fell in love with teaching-engaging all kinds of students to not only think critically but to improve their reading and writing skills. It was one of the most important and rewarding things I have ever done.
Probably the best lesson I learned was to quickly identify pretty much any of the weaknesses that my students had. This led to finding solutions for those students. My classes were filled with diverse populations-again an opportunity to find unique solutions well-fitted to individual learners.
Working with a diverse student population was not only a great challenge, it was great fun! There were many memorable experiences along the way.
One was being chosen by Oprah Winfrey to be a judge for her national essay writing contest for high school students across the country.
I look forward to working with each student, the challenge, creating unique lessons to fit each student's needs, and finding that each student I have helped has become a confident and successful student.


Education

• Indiana University Purdue University
English
-Purdue University
Masters
University of Chicago
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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

I have years of experience working with interns preparing to work for the Lake County Indiana Prosecutor. I have knowledge of legal research and writing.

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is one of my favorite lessons in teaching English. To me grammar is like a puzzle- one that must be figured out as one of the first basic of the English language. I even like diagramming sentences!
Proofreading

Proofreading

Giving writing assignments to my university students on a daily basis has prepared me for proofreading any document!

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is one of my favorite lessons in teaching English. To me grammar is like a puzzle- one that must be figured out as one of the first basic of the English language. I even like diagramming sentences!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English for many years and have developed certain "tricks" for students to try that help them to learn. For me, it is always a pleasure see them succeed:)
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Teaching reading at all levels, from middle school, high school to college and beyond has given me the skill-set to solve most kinds of reading problems and to create unique lessons that a student might benefit from. Decades in the English classroom have not only enabled a quick recognition of reading weaknesses but a tried and true method to help strengthen this most important requirement for all learners.

English

English,

English

My qualifications include twenty years of teaching English composition at Purdue University and working as a private tutor for middle school, high school and college students as well as adults. As a result of my many years of experience, I have acquired the ability to find quickly exactly what the students need to improve in their subject matter. I have a Master's degree in English (4.0), and I do love to teach!
Grammar,

Grammar

Grammar is one of my favorite lessons in teaching English. To me grammar is like a puzzle- one that must be figured out as one of the first basic of the English language. I even like diagramming sentences!
Literature,

Literature

I fell in love with Shakespeare as a child living in England. This love grew as I continued through school-all the way to graduate school and beyond. In fact, all literature was always a favorite: American, French, English, poetry, literary theory-anything related to literature still fascinates me and I still take classes in literature as often as I can. I love to teach literature and to tutor because literature can challenge one to think about the human condition in many ways. It is how we learn about history and culture- so many things!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Giving writing assignments to my university students on a daily basis has prepared me for proofreading any document!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English for many years and have developed certain "tricks" for students to try that help them to learn. For me, it is always a pleasure see them succeed:)
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Teaching reading at all levels, from middle school, high school to college and beyond has given me the skill-set to solve most kinds of reading problems and to create unique lessons that a student might benefit from. Decades in the English classroom have not only enabled a quick recognition of reading weaknesses but a tried and true method to help strengthen this most important requirement for all learners.
Writing

Writing

I have worked as an English Composition instructor at Purdue University for close to 20 years. I have also tutored students from many different backgrounds. My strength lies in quickly identifying the weaknesses they have and coming up with alternative solutions: I BELIEVE THAT ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN, JUST NOT IN THE SAME WAY.

History

Classics,

Classics

I studied the classics at the University of Chicago Returning Scholar Program with a strong focus on literature and the classics as well as 12 hours undergraduate classes studying the classics related to literature.
Political Science

Homeschool

English,

English

My qualifications include twenty years of teaching English composition at Purdue University and working as a private tutor for middle school, high school and college students as well as adults. As a result of my many years of experience, I have acquired the ability to find quickly exactly what the students need to improve in their subject matter. I have a Master's degree in English (4.0), and I do love to teach!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English for many years and have developed certain "tricks" for students to try that help them to learn. For me, it is always a pleasure see them succeed:)
Writing

Writing

I have worked as an English Composition instructor at Purdue University for close to 20 years. I have also tutored students from many different backgrounds. My strength lies in quickly identifying the weaknesses they have and coming up with alternative solutions: I BELIEVE THAT ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN, JUST NOT IN THE SAME WAY.

Most Popular

English,

English

My qualifications include twenty years of teaching English composition at Purdue University and working as a private tutor for middle school, high school and college students as well as adults. As a result of my many years of experience, I have acquired the ability to find quickly exactly what the students need to improve in their subject matter. I have a Master's degree in English (4.0), and I do love to teach!
Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English for many years and have developed certain "tricks" for students to try that help them to learn. For me, it is always a pleasure see them succeed:)
Writing

Writing

I have worked as an English Composition instructor at Purdue University for close to 20 years. I have also tutored students from many different backgrounds. My strength lies in quickly identifying the weaknesses they have and coming up with alternative solutions: I BELIEVE THAT ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN, JUST NOT IN THE SAME WAY.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have been teaching English for many years and have developed certain "tricks" for students to try that help them to learn. For me, it is always a pleasure see them succeed:)
Writing

Writing

I have worked as an English Composition instructor at Purdue University for close to 20 years. I have also tutored students from many different backgrounds. My strength lies in quickly identifying the weaknesses they have and coming up with alternative solutions: I BELIEVE THAT ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN, JUST NOT IN THE SAME WAY.

Examples of Expertise


Laura has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 22 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Laura is a very Knowledgeable and Patient tutor

Laura is a very Knowledgeable and Patient tutor. I recommend her strongly for any English courses that you might be planning. She helped my son with AP English courses. It would be more effective to start early over the year with her rather than closer to the exam.

Venkat, 1 lesson with Laura

Teaching through constructive feedback and guiding me so that my writing is going to the nextblevel.

Laura is an excellent tutor. She is really helpful and knowledgeable. She is helping me to brainstorm about what to write and then giving me feedback so that I am learning while taking my writing to the next level. She is really positive and easy to work with. I look foward to working with her for the next session.

Ottrell, 6 lessons with Laura
Tutor responded:

So easy to work with a wonderful family with two bright kids!!!

Excellent Tutor

She was knowledgeable and offered great critiques. She is well-versed in grammar and sentence flow. It is clear that she has the pupil's best interest at heart. I would recommend her!

Annie, 2 lessons with Laura

Great RWS 280 Rhetorical Analysis

Laura has saved my life! I have the much confusing assignment that my professor assigned me for Rhetorical Analysis. She highlighted the areas I needed to address in the essay prompt. Gave my paper clarity and provided numerous examples. She has helped me to execute the assignment with dine details. Laura is the best and I'm going to continue working with her.

Sabrina, 10 lessons with Laura
Tutor responded:

Sabrina has been a wonderful student--a pleasure to work with!

Amazing

AMAZING. Extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Helped me feel more confident about my paper and overall writing abilities! Best writing tutor I have ever had!!!

Emily, 1 lesson with Laura
Tutor responded:

Emily is an excellent student and a nice girl with a sweet manner. She will be successful in whatever she does. I enjoyed helping her very much:)

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Response time: 9 hours

$60/hour

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Laura B.

$60/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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Response time: 9 hours