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Lauren D.

Clifton, NJ

$50/hour

Certified Teacher for ESL/ESOL, Writing/Reading, SAT Prep

In-person lessons
4.8 average from 61 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Sandra, Garfield, NJ on 3/6/14

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Montclair State University
English
Montclair State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Montclair State University (English)

Montclair State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Lauren

I am certified to teach both English and English as a Second Language. I have experience teaching vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, business English and other skills to beginner through advanced level ESL/ESOL learners. Currently, I teach adult ESL classes, and I love seeing the progress my students make. As a tutor, I will work with you step by step so that you gain confidence using English and make progress towards your goals.

I also have a background in teaching and tutoring writing, reading comprehension, organizational skills, and preparation for the Writing and Critical Reading sections of the SAT. I worked for several years as a high school English teacher. As a tutor, I have worked with students to improve their fundamental writing and reading comprehension skills, as well as planning and revising school reports, research papers and college entrance essays. I can provide homework and study skills support for upper elementary through high school students (not including high school level math or sciences).
I am certified to teach both English and English as a Second Language. I have experience teaching vocabulary, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 12 miles of Clifton, NJ 07012
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Excellent tutor"

- Sandra, Garfield, NJ on 3/6/14

"Great tutor for writing"

- Liaobo, Rochelle Park, NJ on 5/21/15

"Excellet Tutor"

- Rosemary, Newark, NJ on 10/21/13
Test Preparation:
College Counseling,
PSAT, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

As a high school English teacher, I developed a unit on college entrance essay writing. I have also tutored students individually to develop, revise and edit college essays.

English

English/Language Arts Qualifications:
-NJ Teacher of English Certification.
-NJ Teacher of English as a Second Language Certification.
-Seven years total classroom teaching experience, four at the high school level.
-Currently working with adult ESL (English as Second Language) students.
-Experience tutoring privately and for tutoring companies including Huntington Learning Center and Club Z.

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL Qualifications:
-NJ Teacher of English as a Second Language certification.
-Currently teaching adult ESL students as an English instructor.
-4 years experience teaching ESL students at a private high school

Grammar

Grammar is an important part of writing and speaking. I believe it is important to clearly demonstrate and model grammar, and give students plenty of opportunities to practice.

Literature

I earned a B.A. in English at Montclair State University and possess an NJ Teacher of English Certification.

I have experience in the classroom as a high school English teacher and am familiar with most of the commonly taught high school level novels. I have experience working with students to write analytic essays of literature.

Proofreading

I have a B.A. in English and a NJ Teacher of English Certification. I have worked with many students to revise and edit essays.

Reading

I earned a B.A. in English at Montclair State University and possess an NJ Teacher of English Certification.

I have worked in the classroom as a English teacher at the middle and high school levels and have experience working with ESL students. I have taught reading strategies that can help struggling learners improve their comprehension.

SAT Reading

I can teach you the SAT reading strategies and provide the guided practice needed to reach your goal scores. I received a perfect score (800) on the SAT verbal section (in 1999). I have tutored SAT reading and writing for a private tutoring company.

SAT Writing

I have helped students make significant improvement in essay writing in standardized test formats, including the SAT. In addition, I have helped students focus on the grammar rules most frequently tested by the multiple-choice writing section.

Study Skills

I have worked with students on study skills such as note-taking, reading comprehension and preparing for tests in various subject areas, outlining and planning for essays and research papers.

TOEFL

TOEFL Qualifications:
-NJ Teacher of English as Second Language certification.
-Completed student teaching in a TOEFL review course at Montclair State University.

Vocabulary

From teacher English as a second language, to preparing students for the SAT, vocabulary is important. I give students many opportunities to practice with new vocabulary words in different contexts. I help students gain skills, such as using context clues and knowledge of word parts, to figure out new words on their own.

Writing

I have taught and tutored students in all types of writing including college entrance essays, research papers and creative writing. I enjoy helping students master the elements of strong writing.

Montclair State University
English
Montclair State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Montclair State University (English)

Montclair State University (Graduate Coursework)

Excellent tutor — Lauren is an excellent tutor. She is very professional, patient, and punctual. I am extremely happy that my son is making such nice progress in wring an essay. He is very comfortable with her and he is more confident with his writing skills. I highly recommend her. ...

— Sandra, Garfield, NJ on 3/6/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lauren will travel within 12 miles of Clifton, NJ 07012.