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Laura P.

Plymouth, MA

$40/hour

Laura P., M.Ed. Plymouth, MA

In-person lessons

$40/Hour


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Lesley University
Lesley University
Master's

Education

Lesley University

Lesley University (Master's)

About Laura

Teaching is a large part of who I am. As a young girl, I was the “helper” in the classroom, the teacher when we played “school” and the go-to person in high school to proofread my classmates’ work. I became known as the grammar and spelling critic. So why not tutor? It's part of who I am. I love teaching and want to share my knowledge.

My academic journey was long and winding and began in 2008 at the young age of 45 with Lesley University’s Bachelor's adult cohort program. The cohort, along with the aid of both my college daughters helped me navigate the world of computers and edit papers (both excellent writers!). I completed Lesley’s program in May 2010 and my liberal arts and electives through Cape Cod Community College, 12 CLEP credits (English Comp.and College Math 30 years after high school!) and an 80 page/28 credit Prior Learning Assessment paper. I went on to earn my Master's in Education with Curry College. I hold both a Moderate Special Needs and Elementary 1-6 license. I am proof that you're never too old to learn and you're never to old to ask for help.

My specialty is ELA and Math. When you need help, you can call me. I promise to challenge you and help you meet your goals. I'm available Monday thru Friday, days or evenings. I'll travel to you or a convenient meeting point. Weekends upon special requests.
Teaching is a large part of who I am. As a young girl, I was the “helper” in the classroom, the teacher when we played “school” and the go-to person in high school to proofread my classmates’ work. I became known as the grammar and spelling critic. So why not tutor? It's part of who I am. I love teaching and want to share my knowledge.
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

*This rate may be negotiable*

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Plymouth, MA 02360
In-person lessons
Math:
Prealgebra
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, 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 currently hold dual licenses for Moderate Special Needs Prek-8 and Elementary 1-6. I have been working with grades K-8 in varying capacities during the past school year. Additionally, I tutored 5th, 6th and 9th grade students last summer with much success. I feel I can be a great asset to students in need of extra support.

Phonics

I am qualified to teach phonics based on the fact that I have serviced students using Fundations and LLI, a division of Fountas and Pinnell. Additionally, I have implemented phonics based games with both kindergarten and grade one students with great success. All of the students who received instruction using these strategies had improved their decoding skills by at least one step in a one month period. Also, I am a believer in nonsense word drills, both paper and game based, e.g., Around the World with 3 or more students. The students love the competition and a chance to shine!

Special Needs

I am a certified Moderate Special Needs teacher with a Masters degree. I have serviced students with varying disabilities in grades K-8 with much success. They have all made good progress toward or met their IEP goals under my instruction. I am confident in my ability to modify both instruction and content in order to meet the needs of my students to be successful and to recognize that success can look different from one child to the next.

Lesley University
Lesley University
Master's

Education

Lesley University

Lesley University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

*This rate may be negotiable*

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 20 miles of Plymouth, MA 02360.