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Laurie S.

Kensington, MD

$75/hour

Making School Easy - I Love School!

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Lehigh University
Mechanical Engineering

Education

Lehigh University (Mechanical Engineering)

About Laurie

Hi,

I love academics and I love teaching - I understand math from all angles (pun intended) and specialize in helping students see problems from a perspective that makes sense to them. If you understand the principles of a problem, there is no memorizing, it all becomes natural and easy. I also enjoy teaching Study Skills, Common Core subjects, and organizational skills.

I taught in a conventional high school (math, physics, English, and Study Skills for 12 years) and I taught students with special needs (math, chemistry, Common Core, English, 11 years). But mostly I have spent my time tutoring students privately. I enjoy seeing students get the hang of it and begin to do well, and maybe even admit that they like academics.

Math, and academics in all subjects, makes sense to me. There is a logical progression of logical steps which culminate in a logical conclusion. The key is understanding the steps. That's where I can guide you!

I majored in mechanical engineering in college, which is basically 4 years of math, math and more math. In my spare time I play math games, do math mind games and puzzles. and read books; read, read, read. I have always loved school, either as student or teacher.

My enthusiasm and appreciation for learning is contagious. I would enjoy the opportunity to work with you.

Laurie
Hi,

I love academics and I love teaching - I understand math from all angles (pun intended) and specialize in helping students see problems from a perspective that makes sense to them. If you understand the principles of a problem, there is no memorizing, it all becomes natural and easy. I also enjoy teaching Study Skills, Common Core
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Kensington, MD 20895
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Geometry, Microsoft Excel, Prealgebra
Science:
Elementary Science
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Career Development, Common Core
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word, Visual Basic
Language:
Reading
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Career Development, Finance, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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.

ADHD

I have a degree in Special Education and taught students in a magnet school for 12 years. The school was specifically for students with learning and emotional disabilities. Some students had Asperger's Syndrome and some were autistic and many had Attention Deficit Disorder/or Attention Deficit Hyper-Activity Disorder, among other difficulties. I was trained to work with ADD/ADHD students on their academics. I was also trained to work with ADD/ADHD students on life skills and social skills, focusing and concentration techniques.. After teaching, I have stayed knowledgeable by attending conferences and tutoring private students.

Common Core

I am an experienced tutor in Common Core subjects. Students like working with me because I understand where the tricky points are and show students how to navigate around them and build upon concepts they are comfortable with. I have taught Common Core subjects both in the classroom (12 years in a magnet high school working with students who have learning disabilities) and to individual students (20 years of private tutoring). I believe in Common Core as I think it promotes thinking and learning; the most important thing in a good education is to learn how to learn, not simply to memorize facts.

Common Core enables students to find relevance in the material they are learning. My goal is to help students get excited about looking at larger concepts and how they affect and relate to the world they live in. I encourage students to be thoughtful and to open their minds. And I work with them to understand and complete their assignments.

Microsoft Outlook

I am extremely proficient in Microsoft Outlook. I use Microsoft Outlook every day (all day long) as it is the basis for our email, calendar, planning (tasks) and contacts for our entire organization - of which I am in charge as Office Manager and IT assist.

I have taught other software applications, such as Visual Basic, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Internet research and protocol and Basic programming to students at community colleges and am familiar with how to present information in a hands-on approach.

Because I know the ins and outs of Outlook and I have taught courses in similar subjects, I am completely qualified to tutor in this subject ( I also tutor in Excel, Word, and other applications).

Laurie

Study Skills

I have a solid background in teaching study skills. I taught high school study skills classes at both a vocational high school and at a traditional high school for twelve years. I co-authored the Study Skills curriculum for the summer STEM program at Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) and I have tutored students privately for 15 years in study skills.

My methods for teaching study skills are to use index cards, flash cards and outlines. I help students create the most fitting study space for themselves, find their most productive time of day and define the optimum amount of time to spend studying. Most importantly I teach students to: Get Started, Focus, Give yourself Rewards for Small Tasks, and Pick an End Time.

Lehigh University
Mechanical Engineering

Education

Lehigh University (Mechanical Engineering)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurie will travel within 5 miles of Kensington, MD 20895.