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Laura S.

SAT and Reading Tutor with 25 years of experience ready to help you

SAT and Reading Tutor with 25 years of experience ready to help you

$37/hour

  • 1,216 hours tutoring

About Laura


Bio

I have taught in public, private, and charter schools for over 20 years, and I have been a private tutor for six years now, specializing in Reading and test preparation. 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 have taught in public, private, and charter schools for over 20 years, and I have been a private tutor for six years now, specializing in Reading and test preparation. 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: $37
  • Rate details: A cancellation fee of $30 will be assessed for notice of less than 24 hours. A fee of $45 will apply for two consecutive cancellations.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/27/2021

  • 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

ACT English,

ACT English

I have tutored ACT and SAT at Sylvan Learning Center and with private students.
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
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.

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.

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.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have tutored ACT and SAT at Sylvan Learning Center and with private students.
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.

Examples of Expertise


Laura has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 13 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (289 ratings)
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Reviews


Wonderful tutor - knowledgeable, patient and kind

Excellent English tutor. Laura is very knowledgeable, kind and patient. She is helping my child with reading comprehension and grammar.

Kristen, 9 lessons with Laura

Very nice and professional and extremely easy to talk with and to understand. Eli, my 2nd grade Grandson, loves her already!

She came really prepared and explained his progress so we could know at what level he's at. Eli is very excited for her next lesson. We are sure she is going to be exactly what he needs to get caught up.

Steve, 15 lessons with Laura

A good tutor with more patient

Laura’s voice and English speaking are very clear. It will help student understand questions faster. Reading is clear and give student more explanation about article, grammar.... at same time. I think I get right choice. Looking forward to see more classes with her.

A, 8 lessons with Laura

Student friendly,knowledgable & Patient tutor .

Laura taught and prepared my daughter for SAT English , I must say the sessions are very well organized and time was well spent explaining and coaching , my daughter felt very confident . If need arises we will be going back to Laura's session and would recommend her to our family and friends for their kids . Thank you Laura .

Ranjit, 20 lessons with Laura

She's a pretty knowledgeable tutor

I've been tutored by Ms. Laura for about half a year so far, and she's a great tutor. She helped me with school work, areas that I don't know well, etc. She knows what she's talking about.

Alex, 42 lessons with Laura

Dedicated and Patient

Miss Laura has been a fantastic tutor for our daughter. Madison loves tutoring and has made consistent progress on her reading goals. Laura found material on Madison's level, as well as slightly above to provide room to grow. It is evident that Laura has a heart for each of the students she tutors.

Molly, 103 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

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
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Response time: 43 minutes