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Laurie M.

Exp, Mastersx2, Teacher/College Prof/ Orton Trained//Dyslexia Screener

Exp, Mastersx2, Teacher/College Prof/ Orton Trained//Dyslexia Screener

$60/hour

  • 378 hours tutoring

  • Nanuet, NY 10954

About Laurie


Bio

I am a certified, experienced ELA and reading teacher (17 years' teaching experience, adjunct college professor, Orton Gillingham trained, Wilson Just Words Trained, Dyslexia Screener, New York State certified EMT, 2012 Teacher of the Year in my current position), and United Nations presenter, seeking to assist your student elementary, middle school through college. I have also recently completed Teachers College at Columbia, Readers Workshop training - it was amazing.

I have personally...

I am a certified, experienced ELA and reading teacher (17 years' teaching experience, adjunct college professor, Orton Gillingham trained, Wilson Just Words Trained, Dyslexia Screener, New York State certified EMT, 2012 Teacher of the Year in my current position), and United Nations presenter, seeking to assist your student elementary, middle school through college. I have also recently completed Teachers College at Columbia, Readers Workshop training - it was amazing.

I have personally been a lifelong learner with a master's degree in teaching children technology and a minor, undergraduate degree in literature. In my current position as a middle school librarian and LA teacher, I have my finger on the pulse of what students like to read. Utilizing high interest materials and technology, I can help reluctant readers and writers succeed. My most recent master's degree in educational administration provides me the insight into where education is heading in the future and expectations of student performance on high stakes testing. Speaking, phonics, reading, writing and reading recovery are integral to student success in all content areas. Allow me the opportunity to help your student develop the tools to succeed.


Education

: William Paterson University
Education Literature
: William Paterson University
MEd
: Grand Canyon University
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 6 miles of Nanuet, NY 10954
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/14/2013

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is currently an integral part of my middle school curriculum. Current students utilize this program for tri-fold brochures, website design, flyers and other business related skills.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking goes hand-in-hand with presentation skills and technology; both a part of my daily curriculum for middle school and adults students. I currently teach fifth and seventh grade students how to compose and present to both other students and authentic audiences in a debate format. Instruction is in both single and group settings.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is currently an integral part of my middle school curriculum. Current students utilize this program for tri-fold brochures, website design, flyers and other business related skills.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taken ESL/ESOL graduate level classes during my Educational Administration certification. I have experience and an internship completed during the summer of 2010 with a northern New Jersey Summer School program and adult speakers in a northern New Jersey public library. Currently, I am the facilitator of a Chinese Cultural exchange club including participation in distance conferences with a Chinese School.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their ELA potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, strategies for success in reading, writing and grammar.
Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher is currently an integral part of my middle school curriculum. Current students utilize this program for tri-fold brochures, website design, flyers and other business related skills.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking goes hand-in-hand with presentation skills and technology; both a part of my daily curriculum for middle school and adults students. I currently teach fifth and seventh grade students how to compose and present to both other students and authentic audiences in a debate format. Instruction is in both single and group settings.
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified general education teacher PreK-8 in the State of New Jersey with experience teaching kindergarten through grade eight and college level. I am a passionate educator, currently teaching middle school and and a college class, and tutoring students from Kindergarten to high school in the areas of reading and language arts both in isolation and as they relate to all other content areas. Good reading and writing skills are of critical importance in school and for your child's future success. To that end,I am also Wilson Just Words and Orton Gillingham trained. That coupled with 14 years of teaching experience, gives me both the training and experience to assist struggling readers and writers.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their ELA potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, strategies for success in reading, writing and grammar.
Phonics,

Phonics

As I prepare for the 2014-15 school year, I find myself the reading recovery instructor at my middle school. To that end, I successfully completed Wilson's Just Words program (reading recovery for older students) and the intensive Orton Gillingham Multi-Sensory Education Program (for k-adult students) and I am ready to rock. Both programs are heavy on cultivating phonemic awareness and sound symbol relationships. I have also just completed Teachers College Readers' Workshop at Columbia University. With these intense training experiences, and my teaching experience in reading and writing skills, I feel confident I can help struggling readers and writers improve their fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Reading,

Reading

I am a teacher/librarian and college professor specializing in reluctant readers or those struggling with reading skills and comprehension. I utilize a mix of grassroots tried and true practices and methods with a mix of technology to encourage even the most reluctant of readers. I have also recently added my training in Orton Gillingham to my reading decoding and encoding arsenal while focusing specific attention to fluency and comprehension skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a school media specialist and teacher, this component is a critical skill and integral part of my curriculum. Skills include organization, determination of importance and preparation for various assessments and assessment modalities.
Elementary Science, Vocabulary

English

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their reading potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, strategies for success.
English,

English

English Language Arts / college professor specializing in reading and writing skills, test prep, and school success. Skills prep includes preparation for and determining important content in core subject areas. Orton Gillingham based instruction for reading decoding, encoding, and comprehension skills with emphasis on fluency and expression through writing.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taken ESL/ESOL graduate level classes during my Educational Administration certification. I have experience and an internship completed during the summer of 2010 with a northern New Jersey Summer School program and adult speakers in a northern New Jersey public library. Currently, I am the facilitator of a Chinese Cultural exchange club including participation in distance conferences with a Chinese School.
Grammar,

Grammar

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their ELA potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, strategies for success in reading, writing and grammar.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Public speaking goes hand-in-hand with presentation skills and technology; both a part of my daily curriculum for middle school and adults students. I currently teach fifth and seventh grade students how to compose and present to both other students and authentic audiences in a debate format. Instruction is in both single and group settings.
Reading,

Reading

I am a teacher/librarian and college professor specializing in reluctant readers or those struggling with reading skills and comprehension. I utilize a mix of grassroots tried and true practices and methods with a mix of technology to encourage even the most reluctant of readers. I have also recently added my training in Orton Gillingham to my reading decoding and encoding arsenal while focusing specific attention to fluency and comprehension skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their reading potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, offering strategies for success.
Writing,

Writing

Reading and writing skills go hand in hand, and are critically important skills contributing to student success at all levels. By combining both skills with a grassroots approach, and including a technology based program, students can hone both important skills.
Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

Social Studies

Social Studies

During my studies in teacher education, I took classes in ancient civilizations, American History and religions of the world. Pre-K through eighth grade Social Studies is exactly that the study of society and cultures. It includes all aspects of our history, diversity, demographics and economy. Additionally, it includes how technology impacts our world today by allowing real time cultural exchange. These factors all contribute to tolerance and acceptance of other cultures and people. History is closely tied to language arts in that both require reading for understanding, in addition to expository and research writing skills.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified general education teacher PreK-8 in the State of New Jersey with experience teaching kindergarten through grade eight and college level. I am a passionate educator, currently teaching middle school and and a college class, and tutoring students from Kindergarten to high school in the areas of reading and language arts both in isolation and as they relate to all other content areas. Good reading and writing skills are of critical importance in school and for your child's future success. To that end,I am also Wilson Just Words and Orton Gillingham trained. That coupled with 14 years of teaching experience, gives me both the training and experience to assist struggling readers and writers.
English,

English

English Language Arts / college professor specializing in reading and writing skills, test prep, and school success. Skills prep includes preparation for and determining important content in core subject areas. Orton Gillingham based instruction for reading decoding, encoding, and comprehension skills with emphasis on fluency and expression through writing.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taken ESL/ESOL graduate level classes during my Educational Administration certification. I have experience and an internship completed during the summer of 2010 with a northern New Jersey Summer School program and adult speakers in a northern New Jersey public library. Currently, I am the facilitator of a Chinese Cultural exchange club including participation in distance conferences with a Chinese School.
Reading,

Reading

I am a teacher/librarian and college professor specializing in reluctant readers or those struggling with reading skills and comprehension. I utilize a mix of grassroots tried and true practices and methods with a mix of technology to encourage even the most reluctant of readers. I have also recently added my training in Orton Gillingham to my reading decoding and encoding arsenal while focusing specific attention to fluency and comprehension skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their reading potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, offering strategies for success.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a school media specialist and teacher, this component is a critical skill and integral part of my curriculum. Skills include organization, determination of importance and preparation for various assessments and assessment modalities.
Writing

Writing

Reading and writing skills go hand in hand, and are critically important skills contributing to student success at all levels. By combining both skills with a grassroots approach, and including a technology based program, students can hone both important skills.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taken ESL/ESOL graduate level classes during my Educational Administration certification. I have experience and an internship completed during the summer of 2010 with a northern New Jersey Summer School program and adult speakers in a northern New Jersey public library. Currently, I am the facilitator of a Chinese Cultural exchange club including participation in distance conferences with a Chinese School.

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified general education teacher PreK-8 in the State of New Jersey with experience teaching kindergarten through grade eight and college level. I am a passionate educator, currently teaching middle school and and a college class, and tutoring students from Kindergarten to high school in the areas of reading and language arts both in isolation and as they relate to all other content areas. Good reading and writing skills are of critical importance in school and for your child's future success. To that end,I am also Wilson Just Words and Orton Gillingham trained. That coupled with 14 years of teaching experience, gives me both the training and experience to assist struggling readers and writers.
English,

English

English Language Arts / college professor specializing in reading and writing skills, test prep, and school success. Skills prep includes preparation for and determining important content in core subject areas. Orton Gillingham based instruction for reading decoding, encoding, and comprehension skills with emphasis on fluency and expression through writing.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taken ESL/ESOL graduate level classes during my Educational Administration certification. I have experience and an internship completed during the summer of 2010 with a northern New Jersey Summer School program and adult speakers in a northern New Jersey public library. Currently, I am the facilitator of a Chinese Cultural exchange club including participation in distance conferences with a Chinese School.
Reading,

Reading

I am a teacher/librarian and college professor specializing in reluctant readers or those struggling with reading skills and comprehension. I utilize a mix of grassroots tried and true practices and methods with a mix of technology to encourage even the most reluctant of readers. I have also recently added my training in Orton Gillingham to my reading decoding and encoding arsenal while focusing specific attention to fluency and comprehension skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a school media specialist and teacher, this component is a critical skill and integral part of my curriculum. Skills include organization, determination of importance and preparation for various assessments and assessment modalities.
Writing

Writing

Reading and writing skills go hand in hand, and are critically important skills contributing to student success at all levels. By combining both skills with a grassroots approach, and including a technology based program, students can hone both important skills.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taken ESL/ESOL graduate level classes during my Educational Administration certification. I have experience and an internship completed during the summer of 2010 with a northern New Jersey Summer School program and adult speakers in a northern New Jersey public library. Currently, I am the facilitator of a Chinese Cultural exchange club including participation in distance conferences with a Chinese School.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a school media specialist and teacher, this component is a critical skill and integral part of my curriculum. Skills include organization, determination of importance and preparation for various assessments and assessment modalities.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

As I prepare for the 2014-15 school year, I find myself the reading recovery instructor at my middle school. To that end, I successfully completed Wilson's Just Words program (reading recovery for older students) and the intensive Orton Gillingham Multi-Sensory Education Program (for k-adult students) and I am ready to rock. Both programs are heavy on cultivating phonemic awareness and sound symbol relationships. I have also just completed Teachers College Readers' Workshop at Columbia University. With these intense training experiences, and my teaching experience in reading and writing skills, I feel confident I can help struggling readers and writers improve their fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Study Skills

Study Skills

As a school media specialist and teacher, this component is a critical skill and integral part of my curriculum. Skills include organization, determination of importance and preparation for various assessments and assessment modalities.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified general education teacher PreK-8 in the State of New Jersey with experience teaching kindergarten through grade eight and college level. I am a passionate educator, currently teaching middle school and and a college class, and tutoring students from Kindergarten to high school in the areas of reading and language arts both in isolation and as they relate to all other content areas. Good reading and writing skills are of critical importance in school and for your child's future success. To that end,I am also Wilson Just Words and Orton Gillingham trained. That coupled with 14 years of teaching experience, gives me both the training and experience to assist struggling readers and writers.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taken ESL/ESOL graduate level classes during my Educational Administration certification. I have experience and an internship completed during the summer of 2010 with a northern New Jersey Summer School program and adult speakers in a northern New Jersey public library. Currently, I am the facilitator of a Chinese Cultural exchange club including participation in distance conferences with a Chinese School.
Reading,

Reading

I am a teacher/librarian and college professor specializing in reluctant readers or those struggling with reading skills and comprehension. I utilize a mix of grassroots tried and true practices and methods with a mix of technology to encourage even the most reluctant of readers. I have also recently added my training in Orton Gillingham to my reading decoding and encoding arsenal while focusing specific attention to fluency and comprehension skills.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

As a school media specialist and teacher, this component is a critical skill and integral part of my curriculum. Skills include organization, determination of importance and preparation for various assessments and assessment modalities.
Writing

Writing

Reading and writing skills go hand in hand, and are critically important skills contributing to student success at all levels. By combining both skills with a grassroots approach, and including a technology based program, students can hone both important skills.

Test Preparation

ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their reading potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, strategies for success.
SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I am currently a college professor specializing in a reading and writing intensive subject area offering. In that light, I know what schools are looking for and can assist students in attaining their reading potential. Being Orton Gillingham and Wilson trained, also gives me a leg up in assisting struggling readers, as well as effective readers, offering strategies for success.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Best teacher!

Laurie has been teaching my seven year old daughter for some weeks now and my daughter says it all: "Laurie is the best teacher in the world!"

Alvaro, 14 lessons with Laurie

Outstanding tutor! Very responsive and accessible too!

When I first came onto the WyzAnt website, I was at a point where I knew I needed help. I was still very apprehensive about seeking help for my inability to comprehend what I read. I went through the process, and I found Laurie. She and I met and discussed my background in reading, learned about my frustrations while reading, and gave me a small test in the initial consultation to find out where I was. All along, she was very understanding and thorough. She helped put me at ease and she was very encouraging. We agreed to proceed with lessons. I was still a bit nervous, but I knew there was a real sense of urgency to get my reading woes addressed. I had a very productive first lesson with her! Laurie was able to put me at ease with seeking help and about reading. She was very encouraging with me. I plan to keep working with her for however long it takes me to get to a solid level of reading comprehension. Laurie is outstanding at what she does! I would encourage any parent, student or adult who is concerned about their reading skills to contact Laurie and meet with her. I highly recommend her! You won't be sorry.

Liam, 2 lessons with Laurie

Amazing tutor

Laurie is so knowledgeable regarding working with a child with dyslexia. Her friendly demeanor allows for the child to feel comfortable right away. We are very thankful that we found Laurie to tutor our 7th grade son.

Heather, 31 lessons with Laurie

Fantastic

We love Ms. Laurie. She has been amazing helping our son gain confidence in his reading, and I can see major improvements. She is very patient, very helpful with information and suggestions.

Jessenia , 35 lessons with Laurie

Great Patience and Expertise

Laurie connected well with our 5th Grader Hannah and not only understood her needs but left her motivated and encouraged after their hour together. A great resource for our child.

Karen, 42 lessons with Laurie

Multi-faceted professional

A willing student with complex language learning deficiencies met her match with this multi-faceted professional. Skilled and experienced, Ms. Laurie M. is nevertheless keenly diagnostic as she explores the tools necessary to maximize this child's potential. The student is responding most positively.

ANDREW, 5 lessons with Laurie

Excellent tutor!

I highly recommend Laurie. Her tutoring skills are only outmatched by her ability to connect with your child. My son was resistant to having a tutor but from the first session, he was captivated by Laurie's warmth and humor. She is skilled in all areas of language arts and he is making steady improvements every week. I can't say enough good things about her. She is awesome.

Maureen, 42 lessons with Laurie

Great Tutor

Up to now very pleased Laurie is very easy to reach, immediately responds/follows up and is committed to helping our son with his writing issues.

Mark, 8 lessons with Laurie
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Laurie M.

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