Results-Driven Language Arts Coach
Results-Driven Language Arts Coach
"Consistent and caring"
Jacob, 30 lessons with Laura
Response time: 4 hours
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.
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Consistent and caring
She has our son go through his homework, and then works through some reading, then asks him what he learned. We are seeing his comprehension increase, as well as his abilities to sound out words. We are pleased.Jacob, 30 lessons with Laura
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
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 satisfiedJeffrey, 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
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
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
Response time: 4 hours