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Laura K.

Experienced attorney/editor. Your tutor for writing, LSAT, and more.

Experienced attorney/editor. Your tutor for writing, LSAT, and more.

$50/hour

  • 140 hours tutoring

  • Lake Oswego, OR 97034

"Great LSAT tutor"

Laura, 5 lessons with Laura

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About Laura


Bio

Hi students! My name is Laura, and I look forward to working with you! My background is in law, and I've spent 25 years working on energy and environmental issues as a lawyer and consultant. I also work as a coordinator for one of the larger foreign exchange programs that brings high school students over to the U.S. for a semester or academic year -- I am responsible for organizing host family applications, placing students in appropriate families, supervising and counseling exchange s...

Hi students!

My name is Laura, and I look forward to working with you!

My background is in law, and I've spent 25 years working on energy and environmental issues as a lawyer and consultant. I also work as a coordinator for one of the larger foreign exchange programs that brings high school students over to the U.S. for a semester or academic year -- I am responsible for organizing host family applications, placing students in appropriate families, supervising and counseling exchange students between the ages of 15-18.

I not only maintain contact with my students and families, but I know how to be sensitive to cultural differences in communications and behavioral issues common to teenagers. Every student is different! That helps me in working with teens in the classroom setting, too, where for the past four years I have worked with high school students in legal and social studies classes in subjects such as mock trial and constitutional law.


Education

Antioch College
undergrad
Univ of California - Davis
J.D.

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: * Group rates, multiple lesson discounts available. * Please cancel lessons with at least 4 hours notice, otherwise you will be responsible for paying for the missed lesson.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Lake Oswego, OR 97034
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/10/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Law,

Law

I have worked for the federal government, in private practice, and as in-house general counsel for a small consulting firm and for an international environmental company. I've taught and tutored students in contracts, administrative law, environmental law, business law, and constitutional law.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Law,

Law

I have worked for the federal government, in private practice, and as in-house general counsel for a small consulting firm and for an international environmental company. I've taught and tutored students in contracts, administrative law, environmental law, business law, and constitutional law.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Proofreading is a skill I developed years ago while still in college. I have reviewed articles for publication, research papers, congressional testimony, and high school and college research papers. I worked early in my career as an editor for a nationally known legal publication; being accurate in our style, grammar, and punctuation was as much part of our reputation as the content of our articles and court analyses. Pretty much anything that needs to be looked at by someone else for review should be thoroughly proofread before submission; I can help with your documents.
Grammar, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Many people say they don't like to read, but it turns out that they just need some additional help to understand the material or develop better reading skills. Once you do that, the wonders of the world will be opened to you! I have worked with non-native English speakers on their reading, mostly at the high school level. I have worked with my own children on their reading skills, both in school and in a test preparation context for school tests, and PSAT/SAT testing as well.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am happy to work with you to improve your vocabulary skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications, and have worked with students on research papers, essays, and presentations. It's not just a matter of more words in your vocabulary, it's learning which are the right words.
Grammar

English

English,

English

If you would like to improve your English (grammar, punctuation, writing, vocabulary, etc.) skills, talk to me! I am happy to work with you to improve your skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications. I have helped high school and college students with essays and papers, working to improve their writing, presentation, and overall clarity.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

Proofreading is a skill I developed years ago while still in college. I have reviewed articles for publication, research papers, congressional testimony, and high school and college research papers. I worked early in my career as an editor for a nationally known legal publication; being accurate in our style, grammar, and punctuation was as much part of our reputation as the content of our articles and court analyses. Pretty much anything that needs to be looked at by someone else for review should be thoroughly proofread before submission; I can help with your documents.
Reading,

Reading

Many people say they don't like to read, but it turns out that they just need some additional help to understand the material or develop better reading skills. Once you do that, the wonders of the world will be opened to you! I have worked with non-native English speakers on their reading, mostly at the high school level. I have worked with my own children on their reading skills, both in school and in a test preparation context for school tests, and PSAT/SAT testing as well.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I am happy to work with you to improve your vocabulary skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications, and have worked with students on research papers, essays, and presentations. It's not just a matter of more words in your vocabulary, it's learning which are the right words.
Writing,

Writing

If you would like to improve your writing skills, talk to me! Writing well takes time and patience, and I am happy to work with you to improve your skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications. My writing has included not only research papers while in college, law school, and graduate school, but also many legal briefs, policy analyses, congressional testimony, newsletters, many articles, and books. I've worked with mostly with high school and college students, and have also worked with adults needing additional help.
Grammar

History

American History,

American History

History can be a fun topic, so I'm happy to help you learn it! I enjoy helping my students understand why history can be so fascinating. In my work with exchange students from around the world, I have watched the fascination grow as my students learn about our culture and our history, and have learned so much about their countries' history, too. I hope I can pass that enthusiasm on to you!
Government & Politics

Government & Politics

Government and politics can be so much fun! I'm happy to help you learn it! I enjoy helping my students understand the workings of our government, both federal and state. I'm a lawyer, so hopefully I know enough about government, politics, and history to explain it to you. I have worked with high school students on U.S. constitutional law, U.S. government, U.S. history, and more. I hope I can pass my enthusiasm on to you!

Homeschool

English,

English

If you would like to improve your English (grammar, punctuation, writing, vocabulary, etc.) skills, talk to me! I am happy to work with you to improve your skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications. I have helped high school and college students with essays and papers, working to improve their writing, presentation, and overall clarity.
Reading,

Reading

Many people say they don't like to read, but it turns out that they just need some additional help to understand the material or develop better reading skills. Once you do that, the wonders of the world will be opened to you! I have worked with non-native English speakers on their reading, mostly at the high school level. I have worked with my own children on their reading skills, both in school and in a test preparation context for school tests, and PSAT/SAT testing as well.
Writing

Writing

If you would like to improve your writing skills, talk to me! Writing well takes time and patience, and I am happy to work with you to improve your skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications. My writing has included not only research papers while in college, law school, and graduate school, but also many legal briefs, policy analyses, congressional testimony, newsletters, many articles, and books. I've worked with mostly with high school and college students, and have also worked with adults needing additional help.

Most Popular

English,

English

If you would like to improve your English (grammar, punctuation, writing, vocabulary, etc.) skills, talk to me! I am happy to work with you to improve your skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications. I have helped high school and college students with essays and papers, working to improve their writing, presentation, and overall clarity.
Reading,

Reading

Many people say they don't like to read, but it turns out that they just need some additional help to understand the material or develop better reading skills. Once you do that, the wonders of the world will be opened to you! I have worked with non-native English speakers on their reading, mostly at the high school level. I have worked with my own children on their reading skills, both in school and in a test preparation context for school tests, and PSAT/SAT testing as well.
Writing

Writing

If you would like to improve your writing skills, talk to me! Writing well takes time and patience, and I am happy to work with you to improve your skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications. My writing has included not only research papers while in college, law school, and graduate school, but also many legal briefs, policy analyses, congressional testimony, newsletters, many articles, and books. I've worked with mostly with high school and college students, and have also worked with adults needing additional help.

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

Government and politics can be so much fun! I'm happy to help you learn it! I enjoy helping my students understand the workings of our government, both federal and state. I'm a lawyer, so hopefully I know enough about government, politics, and history to explain it to you. I have worked with high school students on U.S. constitutional law, U.S. government, U.S. history, and more. I hope I can pass my enthusiasm on to you!
Law

Law

I have worked for the federal government, in private practice, and as in-house general counsel for a small consulting firm and for an international environmental company. I've taught and tutored students in contracts, administrative law, environmental law, business law, and constitutional law.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Many people say they don't like to read, but it turns out that they just need some additional help to understand the material or develop better reading skills. Once you do that, the wonders of the world will be opened to you! I have worked with non-native English speakers on their reading, mostly at the high school level. I have worked with my own children on their reading skills, both in school and in a test preparation context for school tests, and PSAT/SAT testing as well.
Writing

Writing

If you would like to improve your writing skills, talk to me! Writing well takes time and patience, and I am happy to work with you to improve your skills. I have 25 years of experience writing for business, law, and many different types of publications. My writing has included not only research papers while in college, law school, and graduate school, but also many legal briefs, policy analyses, congressional testimony, newsletters, many articles, and books. I've worked with mostly with high school and college students, and have also worked with adults needing additional help.

Test Preparation

Bar Exam,

Bar Exam

I have taken the bar exam in two states (Oregon and California). California has a difficult three-day exam. I understand how the states test on essays as well on multiple choice.
LSAT

LSAT

There are no magic bullets for getting ready for the LSAT - just good, solid, hard work and good coaching. A tutor can guide you, give you approaches for studying, advise you on techniques, and point out your errors. I can help you on all aspects of LSAT test prep: logical reasoning, reading comprehension, and logic games. Let's talk and get you ready!

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Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (45 ratings)
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Reviews


Patient and diligent

Laura is working with me to prep for LSAT and I am learning quickly, great strategies for logic reasoning. She always makes a point to reiterate the overall lesson for each problemset.

Charlene, 8 lessons with Laura

Productive Meeting

Laura helped my write an introduction letter to schools that will be attending a leadership fair in Bangkok. Excellent! 5 stars!

Dana, 5 lessons with Laura

Supportive and resourceful

Laura has provided me with material for studying, she has been patient in my development in understanding the language of the LSAT, and has provided constructive feed back and instruction at each session. It's also great to have someone how currently practices as a tutor. I recommend her to anyone interested in studying for the LSAT.

Dawa'son, 5 lessons with Laura

Very helpful

She was great in consistently trying to find ways to help me improve my score and consistency. After every lesson, she gave me take aways to help me better identity and understand my mistakes and avoid doing them. in the future. She was also easy to communicate with and helps you rethink your answers. She was always working to provide helpful materials for me to review, and she really made an effort to improve not only my score, but my confidence as well. I would recommend her as an LSAT tutor, she is very flexible in working with her students and allows you to gain access to the way a lawyer would analyze LSAT arguments. She also tailors her lessons with your input on mind to go over questions from previous tests. Overall, I think she was very instrumental for my LSAT development!

ENRICA, 8 lessons with Laura

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Laura K.

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