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Laura C.

Andover, MA

$65/hour

Experienced ELA Tutor Specializing in Reading/Writing and Test Prep

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/25/13
4.9 average from 109 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— George, Andover, MA on 2/29/16

$65/Hour


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

Education

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.

Sincerely,

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 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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Andover, MA 01810
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor"

- George, Andover, MA on 2/29/16

"Laura is very knowledgeable, dedicated and patient."

- Subramaniam, Middleton, MA on 1/23/17

"Patient and does her homework!"

- Meredith, Danvers, MA on 1/16/17

"Very happy with Laura and her tutoring style!"

- Tammie, Boxford, MA on 7/13/16

"Great teacher"

- Subathira, Andover, MA on 2/14/16

"Excellent tutor"

- Na, Lawrence, MA on 10/20/15

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

- Gail, Middleton, MA on 10/9/15

"Very knowledgeable and constructive!"

- Emily, North Andover, MA on 8/14/15

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

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

"Excellent and Very Responsible Tutor"

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

"Mary Poppins of Tutoring"

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

"Highly recommend"

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

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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 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

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
MBA

Education

Union College (BA in Economics)

Stern School of Business, New York University (MBA)

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

— George, Andover, MA on 2/29/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

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