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Laura S.

Results-Driven Language Arts Coach

Results-Driven Language Arts Coach

$40/hour

  • 839 hours tutoring

  • Greensboro, NC 27409

"Consistent and caring"

Jacob, 30 lessons with Laura

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About Laura


Bio

I believe tutoring is a great way to push students one step further in their education, and it can open their eyes to new points of view and encourage critical thinking. I always work to individualize tutoring plans to ensure students receive the maximum benefits using various techniques, such as multimedia sources, technology, and the latest teaching materials. A key element in tutoring is the connection a tutor makes with a student which gives him/her intrinsic motivation to want to...

I believe tutoring is a great way to push students one step further in their education, and it can open their eyes to new points of view and encourage critical thinking. I always work to individualize tutoring plans to ensure students receive the maximum benefits using various techniques, such as multimedia sources, technology, and the latest teaching materials. A key element in tutoring is the connection a tutor makes with a student which gives him/her intrinsic motivation to want to improve and realize that learning is fun. My ultimate goal is to have students look forward to the tutoring session and contribute as much to the experience as I do.

I specialize in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), reading and hold state licenses in (ESOL) and Language Arts. In addition, I have done SAT test preparation as well as review for state school assessments. I have developed many effective study strategies for students from personal teaching reflection and using good teaching practices. I've had a variety of experiences that include teaching overseas and learning foreign languages such as Spanish and Portuguese.

I believe all students can succeed with proper instruction and motivation. I think learning happens when it is purposeful, relevant to daily life, and engages students. It should teach not only knowledge but also critical thinking skills. I think learning is important to social and personal development, and I strive to be an educator who is results-oriented and hoping to make a difference in students' lives.


Education

Salem College
Psychology
Virginia Tech
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: This rate is standard; a rate may be adjusted for multiple lessons per week within the travel radius. An automatic cancellation fee will be assessed after two consecutive missed sessions.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Greensboro, NC 27409
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/1/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a post secondary teaching credential in "English to Speakers of Other Languages" (Prek-12).
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught simple and complex grammar to ESOL students as well as students taking state assessments in English. In addition, I have worked with college level students in ESOL language programs, teaching writing classes which included grammar instruction. I also teach a seminar to certify adults to teach grammar to students in foreign countries.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Virginia Teaching Certificate for grades Prek-12, which expires in 2014. I have worked with students in grades 1 to 5 in Virginia public schools (ranked number 4 in the U.S.). The subjects I taught were Reading and Math.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught simple and complex grammar to ESOL students as well as students taking state assessments in English. In addition, I have worked with college level students in ESOL language programs, teaching writing classes which included grammar instruction. I also teach a seminar to certify adults to teach grammar to students in foreign countries.
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students for state assessments in reading in public school and have also worked with students on reading concepts for the SAT. In addition, I have taught language arts in public school.
Spelling,

Spelling

High School language teacher, certified
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher who has coached secondary students for state standard tests. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and writing study skills. I also teach test taking skills and strategies for various assessments such as the SAT.
Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am a certified ESOL Teacher who has worked with second language students to teach English language skills as well as content from traditional English classes. I served as a co teacher for state English assessments as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a post secondary teaching credential in "English to Speakers of Other Languages" (Prek-12).
Grammar,

Grammar

I have taught simple and complex grammar to ESOL students as well as students taking state assessments in English. In addition, I have worked with college level students in ESOL language programs, teaching writing classes which included grammar instruction. I also teach a seminar to certify adults to teach grammar to students in foreign countries.
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students for state assessments in reading in public school and have also worked with students on reading concepts for the SAT. In addition, I have taught language arts in public school.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked as a tutor for SAT in local tutoring centers. I have also done end of course test preparation for state standardized assessments with a proven track record for students receiving passing scores (90% pass rate). I use particular vocabulary and reading strategies which are effective for students. I also have researched several web pages which are useful in preparation for the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have worked as a tutor for SAT in local tutoring centers. I have also done end of course test preparation for state standardized assessments with a proven track record for students receiving passing scores (90% pass rate). I use particular vocabulary and reading strategies which are effective for students. I also have researched several web pages which are useful in preparation for the test.
Spelling,

Spelling

High School language teacher, certified
Writing,

Writing

I have taught basic to advanced writing to students from grades 1 to college level. I have taught the writing process as well as the revision process and structure of essays for class writing as well as timed writing for standardized assessments. In addition, I write my own blogs online.
ACT English, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Virginia Teaching Certificate for grades Prek-12, which expires in 2014. I have worked with students in grades 1 to 5 in Virginia public schools (ranked number 4 in the U.S.). The subjects I taught were Reading and Math.
English,

English

I am a certified ESOL Teacher who has worked with second language students to teach English language skills as well as content from traditional English classes. I served as a co teacher for state English assessments as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a post secondary teaching credential in "English to Speakers of Other Languages" (Prek-12).
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students for state assessments in reading in public school and have also worked with students on reading concepts for the SAT. In addition, I have taught language arts in public school.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked as a tutor for SAT in local tutoring centers. I have also done end of course test preparation for state standardized assessments with a proven track record for students receiving passing scores (90% pass rate). I use particular vocabulary and reading strategies which are effective for students. I also have researched several web pages which are useful in preparation for the test.
Spelling,

Spelling

High School language teacher, certified
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher who has coached secondary students for state standard tests. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and writing study skills. I also teach test taking skills and strategies for various assessments such as the SAT.
Writing

Writing

I have taught basic to advanced writing to students from grades 1 to college level. I have taught the writing process as well as the revision process and structure of essays for class writing as well as timed writing for standardized assessments. In addition, I write my own blogs online.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have a post secondary teaching credential in "English to Speakers of Other Languages" (Prek-12).

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Virginia Teaching Certificate for grades Prek-12, which expires in 2014. I have worked with students in grades 1 to 5 in Virginia public schools (ranked number 4 in the U.S.). The subjects I taught were Reading and Math.
English,

English

I am a certified ESOL Teacher who has worked with second language students to teach English language skills as well as content from traditional English classes. I served as a co teacher for state English assessments as well.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a post secondary teaching credential in "English to Speakers of Other Languages" (Prek-12).
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students for state assessments in reading in public school and have also worked with students on reading concepts for the SAT. In addition, I have taught language arts in public school.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher who has coached secondary students for state standard tests. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and writing study skills. I also teach test taking skills and strategies for various assessments such as the SAT.
Writing

Writing

I have taught basic to advanced writing to students from grades 1 to college level. I have taught the writing process as well as the revision process and structure of essays for class writing as well as timed writing for standardized assessments. In addition, I write my own blogs online.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a post secondary teaching credential in "English to Speakers of Other Languages" (Prek-12).
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher who has coached secondary students for state standard tests. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and writing study skills. I also teach test taking skills and strategies for various assessments such as the SAT.

Science

Psychology

Psychology

I hold a BA degree in Psychology with an emphasis on learning styles.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher who has coached secondary students for state standard tests. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and writing study skills. I also teach test taking skills and strategies for various assessments such as the SAT.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Virginia Teaching Certificate for grades Prek-12, which expires in 2014. I have worked with students in grades 1 to 5 in Virginia public schools (ranked number 4 in the U.S.). The subjects I taught were Reading and Math.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have a post secondary teaching credential in "English to Speakers of Other Languages" (Prek-12).
Reading,

Reading

I have tutored students for state assessments in reading in public school and have also worked with students on reading concepts for the SAT. In addition, I have taught language arts in public school.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher who has coached secondary students for state standard tests. I specialize in reading, vocabulary and writing study skills. I also teach test taking skills and strategies for various assessments such as the SAT.
Writing

Writing

I have taught basic to advanced writing to students from grades 1 to college level. I have taught the writing process as well as the revision process and structure of essays for class writing as well as timed writing for standardized assessments. In addition, I write my own blogs online.

Test Preparation

SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have worked as a tutor for SAT in local tutoring centers. I have also done end of course test preparation for state standardized assessments with a proven track record for students receiving passing scores (90% pass rate). I use particular vocabulary and reading strategies which are effective for students. I also have researched several web pages which are useful in preparation for the test.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have worked as a tutor for SAT in local tutoring centers. I have also done end of course test preparation for state standardized assessments with a proven track record for students receiving passing scores (90% pass rate). I use particular vocabulary and reading strategies which are effective for students. I also have researched several web pages which are useful in preparation for the test.
ACT English

Resources

Laura has shared 11 answers and 8 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (190 ratings)
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4 star
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Reviews


Very nice and patient teacher

My 10 year old daughter just loves Laura's lesson because she is nice, patient and explains problems very clearly. We are glad that Laura can help us out.

Jie, 3 lessons with Laura

Second lesson

My daughter loves her and loves tutoring. She is very good at keeping the child's attention. She has lesson plans and advice that are very professional. Completely satisfied

Jeffrey, 17 lessons with Laura

Great tutor - improved SAT score by 160 points

Laura was a big help tutoring my daughter over a few months. Helped her with the material and perhaps the biggest benefit was strategy of taking the SAT. Her scores improved by 160 points. Thanks Laura!

Jim, 15 lessons with Laura

Knowledgeable, patient

My daughter loves working with Laura because she is very encouraging and makes her feel as if she is very capable of learning to read better.

Katy, 7 lessons with Laura

Brilliant tutor!!!

Ms. Laura is a brilliant educator. She has been tutoring our eight-year-old son for the past year and it has been a great experience. She has helped our son significantly develop his reading and comprehension skills. He began the year below his grade level and he ended the year well above. Ms. Laura has helped pique his interest in reading and now not only does he love to read but he has inspired his younger sister to join in the fun! It's just wonderful. You will not be disappointed in hiring Ms. Laura. She is both caring and extremely experienced; she is warm but also firm. Her techniques should be made standard for all tutors. Again, excellent educator.

Diana, 149 lessons with Laura

She is pretty patient

She is pretty patient and caring about the needs of my daughter, creates different ways for my daughter to read and interpret the text.

Kelly, 53 lessons with Laura

Great tutor for both my girls

Laura has been tutoring my girls for 8 months, she is a very patient and enthusiastic tutor. We come from Europe and arrived with two girls starting school (7th and 10th graders) with barely a few words of English. We hired Laura for ESL but she proved to be very helpful with my girl's homework. She patiently reviewed lessons in Language Arts, but also in Social studies, Sciences and Civics. We appreciate her versatility as she did not focus only on ESL but often came with resources directly related to the girls' needs. My girls both enjoy the fact that Laura understands what is helpful for them. She also switches from my 12 year old to my 15 year old with no problem and adapts the contents to their level and their age. Both my girls speak good English now and are getting better and better at school. Within a few months, both of them had A and Bs in Language Arts.

Naomi, 74 lessons with Laura

Patient and Caring Tutor

Laura is a very patient and caring tutor! Our son enjoyed the sessions with her very much and was always looking forward to her return visits. Best of all, we saw solid improvement in his speech, reading and comprehension. We definitely recommend her!

Randy, 16 lessons with Laura

Great Tutor for SAT Reading Section

My son worked with Laura to prepare for the reading section of the SAT. Laura came to the home for a first meeting free of charge and we all sat down to review our goals and her strategy to help my son achieve that goal. She was patient, knowledgeable, and offered multiple strategies that helped him achieve an excellent score on his first attempt of the SAT test. We would highly recommend Laura for any student looking to prepare for the PSAT, SAT, or any standardized test where reading/vocabulary/English subjects are involved. Very pleased.

Shannon, 10 lessons with Laura

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