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Laura C.

Licensed ELA Teacher offering Reading, Writing, and Test Prep Tutoring

Licensed ELA Teacher offering Reading, Writing, and Test Prep Tutoring

$65/hour

  • 466 hours tutoring

  • Andover, MA 01810

"Wonderful motivator and extremely prepared!"

Laurie, 4 lessons with Laura

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About Laura


Bio

I am a licensed English Teacher with 11+ years of tutoring experience. I enjoy working with students of all ages and capabilities in the areas of reading comprehension, creative writing, test prep, and essay writing.

I can teach you how to construct proper outlines for the four main essay types, demystify grammar rules, bolster vocabulary, share useful tips for the SSAT/SAT/ACT, and help you to write a college essay that will shine. No matter the reading or writing assignment, I will tailor...

I am a licensed English Teacher with 11+ years of tutoring experience. I enjoy working with students of all ages and capabilities in the areas of reading comprehension, creative writing, test prep, and essay writing.

I can teach you how to construct proper outlines for the four main essay types, demystify grammar rules, bolster vocabulary, share useful tips for the SSAT/SAT/ACT, and help you to write a college essay that will shine. No matter the reading or writing assignment, I will tailor instruction to your individual needs.

I hope you will choose me to be your tutor.

Sincerely,
Laura C.


Education

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

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $65
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Andover, MA 01810
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/25/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

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.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Grammar,

Grammar

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.
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

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,

Grammar

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.
Writing,

Writing

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.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
English,

English

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.
Writing,

Writing

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.
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
English,

English

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.
Writing,

Writing

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.
Reading

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

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.
Writing,

Writing

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.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Resources

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (150 ratings)
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Reviews


"Wicked Smart", Very Prepared

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!

Michael , 5 lessons with Laura

Laura is very knowledgeable, dedicated and patient.

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.

Subramaniam, 18 lessons with Laura

Patient and does her homework!

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.

Meredith, 1 lesson with Laura

Very happy with Laura and her tutoring style!

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.

Tammie, 4 lessons with Laura

Excellent Tutor

Dear Laura: 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.

George, 3 lessons with Laura

Great teacher

She is a great teacher and is always prepared for class. My kids love her teaching. We are glad we found her.

Subathira, 12 lessons with Laura

Excellent tutor

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.

Na, 17 lessons with Laura

Outstanding; Very patient, meaningful sessions, lots of ah-ha moments!

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!

Gail, 10 lessons with Laura

Very knowledgeable and constructive!

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.

Emily, 6 lessons with Laura

$65/hour

Laura C.

$65/hour

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