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Laura L.

Ivy-League Educated Writing Tutor with Journalism Background

Ivy-League Educated Writing Tutor with Journalism Background

$75/hour

  • 288 hours tutoring

About Laura


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Hello, I’m Laura! Thank you for visiting my page! Everyone can learn to write well, but it’s a skill that takes practice. Before I begin with any tutoring assignment, I like to assess where the student needs to focus--I can do that in a phone call or by looking at an example of current written work. Some students need to concentrate on their mechanics; others need to work on their organization and clarity. Whatever the challenge, we’ll figure out the best way to tackle it and try to take the...

Hello, I’m Laura! Thank you for visiting my page! Everyone can learn to write well, but it’s a skill that takes practice. Before I begin with any tutoring assignment, I like to assess where the student needs to focus--I can do that in a phone call or by looking at an example of current written work. Some students need to concentrate on their mechanics; others need to work on their organization and clarity. Whatever the challenge, we’ll figure out the best way to tackle it and try to take the stress out of the process!

As for my background, I worked for over a dozen years as a broadcast journalist (at both PBS and CBS) and also spent a year writing a freelance column for my local paper, The Journal News of Rockland County, NY. I obtained a master’s degree in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University, where I also taught an introductory creative writing course to undergraduates. Before that, I earned my B.A. from Yale. Finally, I’ve written a novel that a literary agent is currently submitting to editors for publication.

Having spent decades working as a writer, I am anxious to pass along my knowledge about expository/analytical writing, creative writing and essays for college applications. I look forward to meeting you and tackling your challenges!


Education

BA, Yale University
American Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $75
  • Rate details: Rates are flexible in cases of financial hardship. Please let me know if affordability is an issue for your family.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

Writing,

Writing

I spent nearly a dozen years working as a broadcast journalist, writing detailed briefs about daily and ongoing news stories as well as scripts. My work as a journalist also included a one year stint as a feature writer for my local newspaper in Rockland County, NY. Finally, I earned an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins, where I also taught fiction writing to undergraduates.
Literature, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

I spent nearly a dozen years working as a broadcast journalist, writing detailed briefs about daily and ongoing news stories as well as scripts. My work as a journalist also included a one year stint as a feature writer for my local newspaper in Rockland County, NY. Finally, I earned an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins, where I also taught fiction writing to undergraduates.
Reading

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

I spent nearly a dozen years working as a broadcast journalist, writing detailed briefs about daily and ongoing news stories as well as scripts. My work as a journalist also included a one year stint as a feature writer for my local newspaper in Rockland County, NY. Finally, I earned an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins, where I also taught fiction writing to undergraduates.
Reading

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I spent nearly a dozen years working as a broadcast journalist, writing detailed briefs about daily and ongoing news stories as well as scripts. My work as a journalist also included a one year stint as a feature writer for my local newspaper in Rockland County, NY. Finally, I earned an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins, where I also taught fiction writing to undergraduates.
Reading

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Extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and patient

Laura is very passionate about teaching. Laura helped my daughter in Essay writing and proof reading her essays for college applications. Laura is a great tutor. I would highly recommend her.

Parveen, 6 lessons with Laura

Excellent tutor

Laura has been helping my daughter with her writing since the very first lesson. She identified the skills that my daughter needs to improve and patiently went through her essay line by line, to make sure that she understood. Laura also encourages and motivates her, so my daughter always wants to become a better writer!

Kate, 96 lessons with Laura
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$75/hour

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Laura L.

$75/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Laura

Response time: 23 minutes