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Laura H.

Brookline, MA

$95/hour

University Professor for reading, writing and study skills

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 9 ratings
fun, dynamic and engaging
— Jing, Brookline, MA on 6/27/16

$95/Hour


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Wesleyan University
History of Religions
Columbia University
Master's
Columbia University
PhD

Education

Wesleyan University (History of Religions)

Columbia University (Master's)

Columbia University (PhD)

About Laura

I have been teaching 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 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.


I have been teaching 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 and all Middle School subjects. I also help high school seniors craft and shape their college Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Brookline, MA 02446

"fun, dynamic and engaging"

- Jing, Brookline, MA on 6/27/16
Math:
Elementary (K-6th)
Science:
Anthropology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology,
European History, Religion,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th), Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

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.

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

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.

Wesleyan University
History of Religions
Columbia University
Master's
Columbia University
PhD

Education

Wesleyan University (History of Religions)

Columbia University (Master's)

Columbia University (PhD)

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, Brookline, MA on 6/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $95.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 5 miles of Brookline, MA 02446.