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Laurie S.

Making School Easy - I Love School!

Making School Easy - I Love School!

$75/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • Kensington, MD 20895

About Laurie


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Hi,

I love academics and I love teaching - I understand math from all angles (pun intended). I 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 becomes natural and easy. I also enjoy teaching Science ( Physics, Chemistry and Biology), English (writing, reading, vocabulary, literature), Study Skills, Common Core subjects, SAT prep, and organizational skills.

I taught in a...

Hi,

I love academics and I love teaching - I understand math from all angles (pun intended). I 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 becomes natural and easy. I also enjoy teaching Science ( Physics, Chemistry and Biology), English (writing, reading, vocabulary, literature), Study Skills, Common Core subjects, SAT prep, 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, make sense to me. You can always find a sequential progression of steps that 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, and physics. 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


Education

Lehigh University
Mechanical Engineering
Berkshire Community College
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Kensington, MD 20895
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Outlook,

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
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Common Core,

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.
Study Skills,

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.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra

Other

Study Skills

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.

Special Needs

ADHD,

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.
Study Skills

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.

Summer

Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

Test Preparation

Common Core

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.

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$75/hour

Laurie S.

$75/hour

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