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Lauren B.

Philadelphia, PA


Certified Teacher - Elementary and Special w/ adult experience

5.0 average from 15 ratings
Great tutor and very patient!
— Elina, Philadelphia, PA on 6/21/12

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Temple University


Temple University

About Lauren

Hello! I am a certified teacher who is seeking tutoring students. I taught in Philadelphia and received two certifications from Temple University in May 2009. I am certified in Elementary Education K-6 as well as Special Education K-12. I am accepting students for tutoring sessions starting immediately. I have teaching supplies for all ages and I have certificates and clearances available if you'd like. I can work on weak skills, homework help, test preparation and study skills, or if your child has an IEP, I can tailor our sessions to their annual goals if you'd like. I have many teaching resources available for all ages and ability levels.

I also have experience with adults with developmental disabilities, so I can work with adults with and without disabilities as well.

I have done a good amount of PRAXIS tutoring, and I feel strongly I can help you brush up on the skills you need to pass the PRAXIS 1, any special education, or elementary PRAXIS exams.

My price is negotiable once we start talking, and you will never feel judged by me, that's for sure! So send me a message!
Hello! I am a certified teacher who is seeking tutoring students. I taught in Philadelphia and received two certifications from Temple University in May 2009. I am certified in Elementary Education K-6 as well as Special Education K-12. I am accepting students for Read more

3 hours notice required

There is a 15-minute grace period. After that, if I haven't heard from you, I will assess a cancellation fee equal to the cost of the scheduled lesson time.

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Travels within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19103
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"Great tutor and very patient!"

- Elina, Philadelphia, PA on 6/21/12

"Enjoyable time"

- Shatha, Philadelphia, PA on 4/7/16
Lauren replied on 4/11/2016

Thank you so much for this review, Shatha! I enjoyed our time as well. I hope all is well, and I look forward to meeting you again soon.

"Philadelphia Tutor"

- Scott, Havertown, PA on 3/10/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Pam, Philadelphia, PA on 2/29/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ASVAB, GED, Praxis,
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science,
Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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As a highly trained special educator, I am equipped with training in methods and strategies to use to help students with ADHD. I use several practices such as small attainable goals, games and especially engaging activities, and incentives for learning. It also requires patience because you may have to explain the same concept multiple times from multiple angles, and I know how to do that.


I have done work with students with Aspergers disorder. Several of my special education students have communication disorders, and a good tutor will understand that Aspergers does not have to do with the student's intellect, but rather their ability to use receptive and communicative skills to learn. Visual activities are very useful to students with Aspergers. I also have experience working with adults with Aspergers.


I have studied some applied behavior analysis so I have skills that will allow me to teach students with autism using repetitive learning and behavior modification. I keep my lessons very visual for students who have autism and relate everything to a students interests.


When teaching a child with dyslexia, you have to pay close attention to the mistake patterns in their reading. It's not random. Once I have observed what letters and words may be confusing, I can help to correct the errors in a way the student will understand.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a K-6 education degree and have taught special and regular education before so I am qualified to teach K-6 students. I look forward to working with your student!

Elementary Science

Teaching elementary science can include some pretty fun hands on activities and games, and the more fun you can make it for a child, the more they will retain.


I have been through several ESL courses as an undergraduate as part of my teaching program. I also have been communicating with people from all over the world and helping them understand our difficult language. English is full of idioms and irregular rules that make it very difficult to learn as a second language. When I teach ESL, I break everything down to be understood.


I am a current Mac user and lover. I can help with using the computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. It is an intuitive system that will allow you to multitask and organize your life and I can teach you how to use it to your advantage.

Microsoft Windows

I am a longtime Windows user. Until recently, I used all forms of Windows including 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. I am also skilled in the Microsoft Office suite, so if you need help in that, I'm there for you as well.


Phonics is an essential foundation for literacy development. As an undergraduate in a teacher education program, I took classes all about phonics. Phonics is rarely useful on its own, so I will teach your student phonemic awareness, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension where needed based on their current skills. These five components must all be strong in order for strong reading skills to be possible.


I play poker online and have played in casinos as well. I usually do really well. A lot of it is patience. I am most familiar with Texas Hold'Em, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, and Five Card. I can teach you the rules and strategies of play as well as betting.


I have taken and passed on first try with flying colors the following PRAXIS series tests:
Praxis I PPST
Elementary Education: Content Knowledge
Elementary Education: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge

I have received my certification in teaching and have taught for a year and a half. I have some supplies for studying, particularly for the PRAXIS I PPST exam.

Public Speaking

Public speaking is a difficult skill for most people to master. The most important thing is to be genuine in what you are saying. I have taught for several years, which involves speaking in front of several of the most critical audience members: kids! I also have facilitated and given presentations in front of adults in groups as large as 300 to 400 people. I can help you prepare your presentation and make it comfortable to give.

Social Studies

I have taken a course on teaching elementary social studies, which is made of history, geography, economics, civics, anthropology, and sociology. I have also taught cross-curricular lessons that teach to the social studies standards while also developing mathematics and reading skills.

Special Needs

I have a special education degree, as well as a K-6 education degree. I have taught special education before so I am fully qualified to work with special needs students.

Study Skills

Being organized is the first step to maintaining excellent study habits. I have experience teaching children how to keep track of academic goals as well as defining personal goals. Prioritizing, planning, and time management are all skills that are incorporated in study skills.

Temple University


Temple University

Great tutor and very patient! — Lauren B. is a wonderful tutor/teacher who has helped me with Praxis prep. She is very patient and takes her time explaining material and explains it well. She is a true teacher with tons of experience. She is very flexible and understanding. It was a great pleasure having her as a tutor! I will definitely come back to her for Praxis2 prep. ...

— Elina, Philadelphia, PA on 6/21/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

There is a 15-minute grace period. After that, if I haven't heard from you, I will assess a cancellation fee equal to the cost of the scheduled lesson time.

Travel policy

Lauren will travel within 5 miles of Philadelphia, PA 19103.