SUC Plattsburgh (Environmental Science, French)
College of St. Rose (Master's)
Anaheim Univ. (Graduate Coursework)
As a recently retired public school teacher, I am permanently certified to teach or tutor K-12 Special Education, Elementary Education, N-6 and Regents French, 7-12 Additionally, I hold a certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA, 2003) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and have successfully completed 50+ hours of graduate credits in TESOL at SUNY Albany and Anaheim University, an online university based in San Diego, California.Since 2006, I have successfully tutored individuals of all ages, pre-school through adult in the acquisition of English as a second language, both academic and conversational.
Since the Fall of 2012 I have accepted contractual part-time employment as a national and state essay evaluator and test scorer. Consequently, I have acquired focused experience and expertise that allows me to prepare learners to successfully negotiate common core exams at the K-12 level. This involves practice using a standardized rubric along with formulaic instruction on topic development during the writing process. As a recently retired public school teacher, I am permanently certified to teach or tutor K-12 Special Education, Elementary Education, N-6 and Regents French, 7-12 Additionally, I hold a certificate in English Language Teaching (CELTA, 2003) from Halifax, Nova Scotia, and have successfully completed 50+ hours of graduate credits in TESOL at SUNY
We are very pleased with the tutoring sessions that we've had so far with Laurie. My child had a great lesson today and expressed how much she's enjoying the experience!
We needed Laurie for emergency test prep . She was excellent! She was very good at assessing where my son's needs were and was quick to form a plan in a short period of time. She was also very patient .
Currently Laurie teaching English for my kid. Excellent ! I respected her for her energy and enthusiasm. She knows how to deal with teenagers and what teenagers want.
My daughter really enjoys Laurie coming. She is very friendly and very helpful. My daughter enjoys the way she goes about teaching her.
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As a Special Education teacher, I have 15 years' experience with learners with attention deficit challenges, with and without medication. Generally, the path to success is to establish and maintain a routine with set expectations resulting in a preferred reward.
During the 2008-2009 school year, I supported non-native speakers of English in the four content areas in Hoosick Falls, NY. At the elementary level, I was a resource room and consultant teacher. In grades 7-12, I taught Regents French as well as supported older ESL students with specific subject area needs. Between 2009 and 2012 I taught ESOL at the refugee and immigrant support services of Emmaus (RISSE) in Albany, NY.
My instructional approach to younger language learners promotes vocabulary acquisition and cultural exchange through journaling and hands-on activities. My current focus and expertise is based on the reteaching and reinforcement of K-12 common core standards in order to prepare for assessment in New York State.
I am permanently certified to teach Elementary Education in grades N-6 in New York state, as well as French, grades 7-12 and K-12 Special Education. Most recently, I have supported the academic needs of learners in grades 3-9.
I am a retired Special Education teacher. I know how to assess learner needs, develop objectives and assess progress. I especially enjoy working with learners with Down's Syndrome; however, I spent most of my teaching career as a grades 7-12 instructor for a self-contained At-Risk population preparing learners in the four core disciplines to pass or attempt the NYS Regents exams.
Special Needs learners are hungry to be noticed, appreciated, and valued by others. The struggle to find their place in society requires great support. I especially like to help Special Needs learners succeed in a sheltered work environment (focus on related reading, writing, social skills) to secure and maintain meaningful employment.