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Laura A.

Cary, NC

$40/hour

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Winthrop University
Elementary Education

Education

Winthrop University (Elementary Education)

About Laura

Hi! My name is Laura. I graduated from Winthrop University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. My last job was in academic intervention - serving all grades in reading and math 1-5, so my specialty is in tutoring and making kids feel great about themselves! I am also starting my reading specialist degree this fall at NC State!

Math -- I like to use front row personalized online education to benchmark where kids need to start with their learning. I then go on my own personal hunt to find the best tools and activities necessary to help a child get stronger -- TPT, Superteacherworksheets, or I make up my own. In upper level students, I find this can be best solved by working on word problems because it trains their brains to think critically. If you can do word problem, you can do anything.

Reading -- I am first and foremost a classroom teacher, and I've always taught some form of language arts. I also work as a language arts interventionist and use the right tools and diagnostics to figure out where a child's level is and use the best resources and curriculum to teach them to ensure they get better. With upper level students, a lot of times I find this in their writing. If you can write concisely about what you read, you can comprehend.

Phonics -- I actually currently work in the literacy intervention room, serving grades K-3. I have worked and continue to work, in my job, with below grade level primary students in literacy intervention -- a lot of this requires phonics training. I also use a lot of external resources and curriculum to provide structure and content for my students. This includes but is not limited to personalized sight word book, digraph/ abc charts, sight word spot it, and leveled readers.

I am certified in Elementary Education to teach grades K-6 in North Carolina. Thus, I am well trained across all grade levels and understand what is too hard or just right for any child in any subject. And how to challenge and push them to exceed their potential.

How to describe me as a teacher? I'm one of the funnest, most innovative teachers at my school. I've been in a large and small group classroom setting. To be honest the smaller group setting is my favorite because it means I really get to know my students and what makes them tick. We learn to learn because it's fun and imaginative, not because schools require it. Please contact me, let's at least sit down and talk, see if it clicks; I promise, you will not be disappointed!
Hi! My name is Laura. I graduated from Winthrop University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. My last job was in academic intervention - serving all grades in reading and math 1-5, so my specialty is in tutoring and making kids feel great about themselves! I am also starting my reading specialist degree this fall at NC Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Cary, NC 27519
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Homeschool,
Phonics,
Reading,
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.

Common Core

Working as an elementary teacher since 2011, I have been using Common Core. I understand its techniques, strategies, and comprehensive reasoning. As an intervention teacher, I know how to break it down so that students can understand how to apply these strategies and techniques for both math and language arts.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified Elementary Education teacher. I worked the last three years intervention -- filling in learning gaps with underperforming students across all grade levels. I worked with all grade levels 1-5 with math, reading, and phonics intervention. All this put together, makes me more than qualified to tutor and teach children to perform at their level and beyond.

Elementary Math

I am elementary certified. I graduated in 2009 with a BS in Elementary Education. I began my career as a classroom teacher. Recently, before moving to Raleigh, I worked in intervention serving grades 1-5 (math included). Thus, I am very knowledgeable of all kinds of math curriculums across all grade levels, common core techniques included. I love working with kiddos who need the extra push to be better and or just need the right tools to learn their way. I would love the opportunity to partner with you and your child to ensure this happens.

Handwriting

As a teacher, I have taught handwriting. I also know how to pull certain practice pages from the web as needed. I have also used Zaner-Blozer and understand how to integrate curriculum and supplemental resources as needed. All these things put together should quality me to tutor for handwriting.

Homeschool

As a certified teacher, K-6, so I know how to implement and teach all subjects - science, social studies, language arts, math - at any level. I know where to find the right resources for any age and/ or grade. I worked in intervention the last few years, thus building my experience in doing so for any child. I am aware of standards and benchmarks and what it takes to plan effectively and efficiently. All these things put together should quality me to teach home school.

Phonics

I work with below grade level primary students in ELA Intervention -- a lot of this requires phonics training which I use A LOT of with my job on a daily basis. I also use a lot of external resources and curriculum to provide structure and content for my students. This includes but is not limited to personalized sight word books, digraph/ abc charts, sight word spot it, and leveled readers.

Reading

I've worked in literacy intervention for the past three years with all grades. I know best teaching practices when working with students who struggle with a potential reading/ learning disability. This includes but is not limited to the following: decoding, fluency, and comprehension.

Study Skills

I am a knowledgeable certified elementary teacher and with that comes the heart to understand that not every child learns the same. The last few years I worked in academic intervention, helping students overcome academic weaknesses and barriers. As an interventionist, one of the biggest skills we teach is study skills or coping mechanisms to overcome said academic barriers. All of these things put together would qualify me to teach said skills.

Winthrop University
Elementary Education

Education

Winthrop University (Elementary Education)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Cary, NC 27519.