Over 200 tutoring hours

Laura C.

Andover, MA


Experienced ELA Tutor Specializing in Reading/Writing and Test Prep

In-person lessons
Replies in 56 minutes
Background check passed as of 9/25/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
35 Ratings
56mins Response Time
Excellent and Very Responsible Tutor
— Jeff, Anderson, SC on 6/7/15

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Union College
BA in Economics
Stern School of Business, New York University


Union College (BA in Economics)

Stern School of Business, New York University (MBA)

About Laura

I am a licensed English Teacher for grades 5-12 and an ELA/SAT tutor with over six years of experience. Do you need help writing papers for English or Social Studies? Would you like to maximize your SSAT or SAT Reading/Writing scores? Are you struggling to understand the books you read for school? Are you trying to prepare a college essay that will make the school of your dreams stand up and take notice? If you answered YES to any of these questions, I am the tutor for you!

I am knowledgeable, patient, and kind, and can explain difficult ELA concepts in terms that students can understand. It is important to me that students are engaged, and I strive to make my lessons as interactive as possible. I prepare diligently for each lesson, from creating grammar and vocabulary worksheets to reading the books my students are assigned so I can help them to interpret reading passages. I also have an extensive library of SSAT and SAT prep materials, including books and materials that I've created myself. I am always willing to help students with writing assignments, whether research papers, book reports, or any of the four main types of essays: persuasive, expository, narrative, or creative.

I hope you will choose me to be your ELA or SAT tutor. I welcome new students, and will always do my best to accommodate schedules.


Laura C.
I am a licensed English Teacher for grades 5-12 and an ELA/SAT tutor with over six years of experience. Do you need help writing Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Andover, MA 01810
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent and Very Responsible Tutor"

- Jeff, Anderson, SC on 6/7/15

"Laura gave me some strategies and good ideas moving forward with taking this mtel. "

- Rani, North Andover, MA on 6/11/15

"Mary Poppins of Tutoring"

- Gail, Tewksbury, MA on 12/10/14

"Highly recommend"

- Laurie , Middleton, MA on 10/15/14
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Elementary (K-6th)

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 am an experienced tutor specializing in reading, writing, and SSAT/SAT prep. I received my teaching license in English for grades 5-12 and have been successfully tutoring students for more than 7 years. I am also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, through which I have received instruction from some of the best writers for children today, and am working on picture books as well as middle grade and young adult novels.

Union College
BA in Economics
Stern School of Business, New York University


Union College (BA in Economics)

Stern School of Business, New York University (MBA)

Excellent and Very Responsible Tutor — 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 syllab ...

— Jeff, Anderson, SC on 6/7/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Andover, MA 01810.

Background Check Status for Laura C.

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