Union College (BA in Economics)
Stern School of Business, New York University (MBA)
I am a licensed English Teacher with 11+ years experience tutoring students in reading, writing, standardized test preparation, and college essays. I enjoy working with students of all ages and capabilities. I have an extensive library, including novels, prep books, and worksheets that I've created to address specific needs.
I can teach you how to construct useful outlines for the four main essay types, demystify grammar rules and vocabulary, help you to identify thesis ideas and supporting quotes, and share useful tips for the SSAT/SAT/ACT. No matter the book or writing assignment, I will tailor instruction to your individual needs.
I hope you will choose me to be your tutor. I welcome new students and will always do my best to accommodate schedules.
Laura C. I am a licensed English Teacher with 11+ years experience tutoring students in reading, writing, standardized test preparation, and college essays. I enjoy working with students of all ages and capabilities. I have an extensive library, including novels, prep books, and worksheets that I've created to address specific needs.
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Laura had made an amazing connection with my son. She not only provided him with fantastic SAT preparation but also has motivated him to increase his efforts on his own. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Laura came very prepared and had an excellent game plan as how to proceed with the subject matter. She then laid out the plan , how the next layer of learning would added. She is a true pro!
Laura is helping my kids improve reading and writing skills. She will also help them develop vocabulary and grammar. I am impressed with her style of tutoring.
Laura was very patient and professional while helping me with my personal statement. I can often be difficult to work with, given my ideas and visions and Laura did her very best to accommodate these while collaborating with me.
We started working on SSAT and analogies today and my kids really responded to her and got a lot out of her method of teaching. She gave them homework and we look forward to the next session.
Thank you so much for all your tutoring so far. We wish him much success on this upcoming SAT, especially the essay writing section.
We really appreciate all the insights, comments, advice and tips you have shared with him and guided him through. It's not been long, but we are impressed with your hard work and professional capabilities.
David likes your tutoring. We will contact you after his SAT.
She is a great teacher and is always prepared for class. My kids love her teaching. We are glad we found her.
Laura seems to be very knowledgable and with quite a few tips/tools to help my daughter. We are very glad that my daughter has her as the tutor. Looking forward to the future sessions.
After my daughter’s first session with Laura, she felt more confident and had several ah-ha moments on that first day! Working with Laura, my daughter knew that Laura’s tutoring would help her not only on the ACT test, but also in her daily classes! My daughter has always struggled with writing & reading. Over the past year, a light switch was turned on and her skills had improved. The work that she did with Laura, adjusted the brightness on that dimmer switch! During the tutoring sessions Laura focused on points that my daughter missed in class. My daughter enjoyed her learning time with Laura, which she doesn’t say too often for a girl who went to ‘school’ in the summer!
Personally, I loved the session updates! Being tutored for a whole summer could have been grueling but Laura made each session meaningful & the assignments manageable. Bottom line, my daughter’s ACT scores in Writing improved 5 points & Reading improved 4 points – Outstanding!
She is very helpful with vocabulary, reading and comprehension tips. She has recommended great books for my daughter for pleasure reading, who is a reluctant reader. Very pleased.
Laura brought in some sample work that we went over and how to work with the tricky multiple choice questions. After I have my essays done I will send them to her.
Laura C. met with our son over the course of several weeks, with a view to helping him finalize English, history, and philosophy papers in a timely manner for his classes. Their meetings were beneficial for him, helping him to focus, to organize his thoughts and express them clearly and effectively, and to complete his papers on time.
Laura went beyond the call of duty, reviewing our son's syllabus and assignments to determine how best to meet requirements, diligently reading the materials about which he was writing in order to help him synthesize his ideas, and accommodating his unpredictable schedule. Her tutoring strategies are intelligent and clear: she provided outlines of different types of academic papers and helped our son determine which approach was required for a given assignment. Her reports to us on their meetings were well considered and encouraging.
We are grateful to Laura for her work with our son. She is an excellent and very responsible tutor.
My daughter has learned from Laura the skills needed to achieve success for her future. She never complains about going to see Laura; instead she always says in the car on the ride home that "The two hours flew by." Laura is a professional tutor who not only strives for excellence in her students, but also strives for success in her lessons as well. Could not be happier with our choice.
This was our first experience using WyzAnt and a tutor. Laura was the perfect fit for my son. She is patient and extremely smart. She had the ability to boost his vocabulary confidence tremendously and encourage him in such a positive manor. He was so eager to see her each week and review and learn new words and SSAT strategies. I cannot thank her enough and I hope to work with her again in the future.
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I am qualified to teach English in the state of Massachusetts for grades 5-12. I have also spent over 7 years as a literacy tutor in elementary and middle schools. I have worked with students on reading comprehension, spelling and vocabulary, and learning how to write effectively. Students I tutored enjoyed significant improvements in reading and writing skills.
I have helping students and adults to improve their writing and reading skills since 2006. I also help with standardized test preparation, including the SSAT, SAT, and ACT.
Grammar is the glue that holds sentences together. When used properly, it fades into the background and lets words shine through. When used improperly or avoided all together, it bogs down sentences and makes them hard to understand.
I will be happy to explain 10 important rules for comma usage and how to use semicolons and colons properly. I can explain the difference between a sentence fragment (dependent clause) and a complete sentence (independent clause). I can also diagnose and explain a number of common grammatical errors: lack of noun-verb agreement, lack of parallelism, misplaced modifiers, and comma splices to name a few.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge of grammar with students. Please let me know if I can help your son or daughter.
No matter your goals in life, the ability to write a well-organized letter, essay, or research paper will help you achieve them. I have enjoyed teaching all forms of writing and proper outlining techniques to students for more than 11 years. As a writer myself, I have a special passion for helping students to tap into their creativity.