Over 400 tutoring hours

Laurie B.

Rockville, MD

$48/hour

Very Patient Piano and ESOL Teacher - Near North Bethesda

5.0 average from 216 ratings
An excellent tutor and great communicator
— Michiyo, Arlington, VA on 1/21/16

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University of Maryland
French Education
University of Pittsburgh
J.D.
Montgomery College: Rockville Campus
Other

Education

University of Maryland (French Education)

University of Pittsburgh (J.D.)

Montgomery College: Rockville Campus (Other)

About Laurie

I am a certified ESOL teacher in Maryland, and I love teaching English. I have tutored hundreds of hours of ESOL and have my State ESOL certificate as well as a TESOL certificate from Montgomery College. I am also a semi-retired lawyer.

I also love teaching piano. I have studied piano for over 17 years. I teach group piano at the Senior Center of Rockville for a music school, and I have taught piano privately and in groups to all ages of students from 6 to 65.

My goal is to have fun with music and to find melodies that mean something to you as you play.

I teach piano only in my home near White Flint, and I will teach ESOL in my home near White Flint or at the Rockville library.

Laurie
I am a certified ESOL teacher in Maryland, and I love teaching English. I have tutored hundreds of hours of ESOL and have my State ESOL certificate as well as a TESOL certificate from Montgomery College. I am also a semi-retired lawyer. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Rockville, MD 20852
Background Check: Passed

"An excellent tutor and great communicator"

- Michiyo, Arlington, VA on 1/21/16

"Patient teacher"

- Shiho, Montgomry Village, MD on 11/18/15

"Works well with beginners"

- Sarah, Derwood, MD on 9/6/15

"Excellent English Teacher"

- Hyun, Gaithersburg, MD on 2/5/15

"Great Teacher"

- Elias, Boyds, MD on 11/24/13
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Music:
Piano
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED, Praxis, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have passed the elementary math test, prealgebra, reading, writing and vocabulary tests. I have raised three children and have great patience with children. I taught young children piano when I was younger. I was a certified French teacher in Secondary Education, but I am planning on teaching ESOL to both young and older students in the next school year. I have passed my Praxis II in ESOL, and I am certified to teach ESOL in the State of Maryland.

ESL/ESOL

I am a certified ESOL teacher in the State of Maryland. I am a native English speaker. I received my TESOL Training Certificate in December from Montgomery College after 16 credits. I am currently teaching ESOL two nights a week and tutoring as well.

I have recently retired from a long career in law and human resources.

Piano

I studied piano (including classical) from the time I was 6 until 17. I continued to play through the years.

I then took piano lessons at the School of Music in Rockville for 8 more years. I have taught group piano in elementary schools, and I am currently teaching group piano at the Senior Center of Rockville for a music school.

I love sharing my love of all kinds of music with my students. My students range in age from 5 to 70.

Study Skills

I have been tutoring elementary students from grades three through five since the beginning of this year.

I have worked with them on prioritizing homework assignments and projects, test taking skills as well as reading comprehension and writing skills.

I don't just ask them to do an assignment. I ask them about different ways to plan it and complete it.

Vocabulary

Due to my educational background and my language background, I have a very large vocabulary and know word usage.

Writing

I am a semi-retired lawyer and HR professional. I love to write, and I hope to communicate this love to my students. I am extremely patient.

I am a certified ESOL teacher in the State of Maryland, and I completed my TESOL certificate in December of 2013.

University of Maryland
French Education
University of Pittsburgh
J.D.
Montgomery College: Rockville Campus
Other

Education

University of Maryland (French Education)

University of Pittsburgh (J.D.)

Montgomery College: Rockville Campus (Other)

An excellent tutor and great communicator — Laurie is a keen judge of the ability of students. She knows what to look for to evaluate translation quality. She is not only a good tutor but an excellent individual. Thank you very much, Laurie. ...

— Michiyo, Arlington, VA on 1/21/16

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $48.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurie will travel within 10 miles of Rockville, MD 20852.