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Laura D.

Mankato, MN

$50/hour

Interdisciplinary Educator/Coach; Focus on English Lang. Development

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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MN State University, Mankato
Geography
MN State University, Mankato
Master's
MN State University, Mankato
Master's

Education

MN State University, Mankato (Geography)

MN State University, Mankato (Master's)

MN State University, Mankato (Master's)

About Laura

I am licensed in MN to teach K-12 English language learners, however, I believe that those who love to teach inspire students who love to learn! I have loved learning throughout my life experiences both in and out of school. I have a wide range of experience, education, and interests that help me to excel at teaching.

I have a BA in Geography, an MS in Experiential Education, and will soon have an MA in TESL. I have worked as a teacher, server, diving coach, Flyboard instructor, and as a professional diver performing in shows all over the world. I love to travel, meet new people, and develop a sense of place wherever I am. My curiosity leads to learning about myself and others, and I enjoy the challenge of discovering what motivates others to learn.

One of my strengths is individualizing instruction according to each student's needs. I have been successful at teaching students of all ages and abilities and I look forward to developing customized learning plans to help struggling students.

I have an advanced degree in Teaching English as a Second Language.

I have done reading interventions with students and have creative methods for teaching phonics.

I have been a swimmer and diver for over 30 years as well as a diving coach for over 20 years.

I would love to discuss how I can help you to achieve your educational goals!
I am licensed in MN to teach K-12 English language learners, however, I believe that those who love to teach inspire students who love to learn! I have loved learning throughout my life experiences both in and out of school. I have a wide range of experience, education, and interests that help me to excel at teaching.

I have a BA in
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Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Mankato, MN 56001
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL
Test Preparation:
IELTS, TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL, IELTS, TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Hard Of Hearing, Phonics,
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Phonics
Sports/Recreation:
Swimming

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.

ADD/ADHD

As an adult with ADHD/ADD, I have personal experience with the struggles that students have, especially in academics. Fortunately, I have a plan that has led to my success both in school and beyond. It starts with identifying priorities and celebrating steps toward progress. I use several strategies myself, and with students, to overcome the challenge of focus on academics: kinesthetic learning activities, incorporation of cognitive breaks, identifying students' strengths, and communicating goals. I also believe that using a standards-based portfolio or other forms of alternate assessment can show the best evidence of students' with ADHD. I have had multiple experiences as a teacher and as a para-professional with students who have ADHD. In addition, I have studied successful inclusion strategies throughout my teacher education coursework.

Phonics

My education and experience qualify me to tutor in the area of phonics. Throughout my graduate studies in Teaching English as a Second Language, I have learned how phonology in a student's first language can influence his acquisition of English phonics through language transfer, particularly in Spanish. I am licensed to teach K-12 English learners and I use a variety of strategies for phonics instruction.

Swimming

My goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident in the water. I have been coaching diving for 20 years. Although diving is my focus, I have also coached beginning swimmers. I have taken Water Safety Instruction, Lifeguarding, and USA Diving Safety Certification.

MN State University, Mankato
Geography
MN State University, Mankato
Master's
MN State University, Mankato
Master's

Education

MN State University, Mankato (Geography)

MN State University, Mankato (Master's)

MN State University, Mankato (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 20 miles of Mankato, MN 56001.