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Laura B.

English tutor and instructor with 20 years experience!

English tutor and instructor with 20 years experience!

$60/hour

  • 27 hours tutoring

  • Schererville, IN 46375

About Laura


Bio

For many years the English language has been a favorite subject of mine. Don't know why, it just has! Because of this, I have studied it from my early years in school through college, graduate school and beyond. When I received my Master's Degree with a 4 point grade average in English, the head of the English Department talked me into joining the teaching program at Purdue. I was planning on tutoring and working on my PhD. But my fascination with teaching led me to join the writing program...

For many years the English language has been a favorite subject of mine. Don't know why, it just has! Because of this, I have studied it from my early years in school through college, graduate school and beyond. When I received my Master's Degree with a 4 point grade average in English, the head of the English Department talked me into joining the teaching program at Purdue. I was planning on tutoring and working on my PhD. But my fascination with teaching led me to join the writing program and that was it. 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. Working with young adults was not only a great challenge, it was great fun! There were many great experiences along the way.
One was being chosen by Oprah Winfrey to be a grader for her national essay writing contest for high school students. The goal was to respond and analyze a book about racism and hatred in this country.
At the same time I was able to work one-on-one with students, and believed that any student could achieve some level of success if they acquired the right skills and worked hard enough.
My philosophy included, "Good readers make good writers; good writers make good readers," and begin with a positive attitude toward students-give them some self-esteem-allow them to succeed.
Tutoring gives me the opportunity to understand quickly the unique problems that each student might have in grasping an idea, Years of teaching have shown me to quickly identify the problem with understanding concepts. For example, if a student can verbalize an answer to a problem but can't transfer it to paper then the problem is not a thought process problem but a writing process problem-much easier to fix than a critical thinking process issue. My many years in working with students have taught me to differentiate most literacy problems and how to work with students to fix them.
But the most important reward of all is to receive a letter at the end of a semester by a thankful student.
If you are having any problems with reading or writing in any subject please contact me. I have seen grades improve from D's to A's - of course with hard work and dedication.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Rate details: Rates are negotiable.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Schererville, IN 46375
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/17/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

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

I have worked as an editor to our community journal for 20 years. It has given me the knowledge to edit quickly and precisely.

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

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

I have worked as an editor to our community journal for 20 years. It has given me the knowledge to edit quickly and precisely.
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.
Vocabulary

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.

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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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Laura B.

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