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Laura H.

BU professor for critical reading and writing; Summer group classes

BU professor for critical reading and writing; Summer group classes

$175/hour

  • 38 hours tutoring

About Laura


Bio

I have been teaching history, literature and philosophy at the university level for 15+ years, and excel in building critical reading and writing skills for students at all levels. As a private tutor, I have supported students through IB high school programs, APUSH and all Middle School subjects. I also help high school seniors craft and shape their college application essays, working both independently and with private educational consultants.

I am passionate about what I teach,...

I have been teaching history, literature and philosophy at the university level for 15+ years, and excel in building critical reading and writing skills for students at all levels. As a private tutor, I have supported students through IB high school programs, APUSH and all Middle School subjects. I also help high school seniors craft and shape their college application essays, working both independently and with private educational consultants.

I am passionate about what I teach, non-judgmental and have an excellent sense of humor. My concern is not only to hone my students' skills in specific subjects, but to help them learn how to be students. Studying, test taking,time management, communicating with teachers -- these are not genetic inheritances, they are skills that can be learned. I have been teaching them with great success for more than two decades.


Education

Wesleyan University
History of Religions
Columbia University
Masters
Columbia University
PhD

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Study Skills

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Writing

History

American History,

American History

I teach how to read thoroughly, take speedy, effective notes; and construct narratives so that history "makes sense." APUSH tutoring includes prepping for class exams; writing effective DBQs, LEQs and SAQs for each APUSH Period; review key APUSH themes, vocabulary, texts, and political cartoons.
Anthropology,

Anthropology

I have a doctorate from Columbia University on S Asian Religion, and completed my dissertation in tandem with the Anthropology department, where I took a full set of their required courses. (My masters included an anthropological study of women ascetics in India.) I presently teach Anthropology of Asia at the college level.
Religion,

Religion

I have a doctorate in the History of Religions from Columbia University, and am a current faculty member of the Religion Department at Boston University. I have been teaching the history of religions for almost 20 years. As a private tutor of both IB and regular high school social studies, I have covered American history (early and 20th century), modern European history, Age of Exploration, world geography and classical civilizations. I am also well-read on theory and methods in the domains of history, political science and anthropology.
World History

Homeschool

English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

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English, Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Other

Religion,

Religion

I have a doctorate in the History of Religions from Columbia University, and am a current faculty member of the Religion Department at Boston University. I have been teaching the history of religions for almost 20 years. As a private tutor of both IB and regular high school social studies, I have covered American history (early and 20th century), modern European history, Age of Exploration, world geography and classical civilizations. I am also well-read on theory and methods in the domains of history, political science and anthropology.
Study Skills

Science

Anthropology

Anthropology

I have a doctorate from Columbia University on S Asian Religion, and completed my dissertation in tandem with the Anthropology department, where I took a full set of their required courses. (My masters included an anthropological study of women ascetics in India.) I presently teach Anthropology of Asia at the college level.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Summer

Reading, Study Skills, Writing

Test Preparation

SSAT

SSAT

I teach only the verbal portion of the SSAT, including targeted vocabulary, close reading and test-taking strategies. I like to keep things light. Test-taking is already very stressful, the lessons should be a place to relax and learn, not to dread.

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fun, dynamic and engaging

I have two boys, age 9 and 13, who both really enjoy working with Laura. They found her easy to understand, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. -Jing

Jing, 12 lessons with Laura
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Response time: 8 hours

$175/hour

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Laura H.

$175/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Laura

Response time: 8 hours