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Laurence J.

Greenwood, SC

$40/hour

Experienced in the Social Sciences, Algebra, English, and Writing

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/19/14

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Ashford University Online
Social Science
University of the Rockies Online
Master's

Education

Ashford University Online (Social Science)

University of the Rockies Online (Master's)

About Laurence

I recently completed my master's degree in psychology and along with my bachelor's degree in social science with an education specialization I can offer expertise in several subjects. While studying graduate level psychology courses, I gained knowledge in learning theory. As everyone does not learn the same, it is very important for a tutor to understand the learning style of the student in order to maximize the time spent together. The surroundings that the student are also important. Things that are often taken for granted such as lighting, seating, and noise level play an important role in the retention of information.

As a parent I learned the hard way about tutoring. My oldest child has an affective disorder (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which hindered his learning as the disruptive behavior that often accompanies the disorder forced me to withdraw him from the traditional public school for two years. Along with a neighbor who was having similar issues and his younger brother we enrolled in the South Carolina Virtual Charter School for grades 7-9. My role was learning coach, but I delivered most of the lessons for the middle school grades, assisted with all assignments as needed, and monitored the assessment taking. The curriculum (K-12) is first-rate, and I challenge any adult to attain mastery in the English and writing subjects. What I did not know I certainly relearned, and part of my academic success in college and graduate school was directly related to my ability to write.

I have always been an excellent math student, especially algebra. While I do not have a formal degree in mathematics, I attended Georgia Tech and got took advanced mathematics classes as part of the engineering curriculum. I cannot explain how or why I retained algebra so well, but I have. My experience with the boys at home confirmed it though. I also excelled in research methods and graduate-level statistics. I successfully tutored two of my classmates through a very difficult graduate statistics class.

As a parent, I understand the need to think differently about learning, both for children and as an adult. I am a lifelong learner. I pledge to promote learning to you in your academic endeavors.

Thank you for your consideration.

Larry J.
I recently completed my master's degree in psychology and along with my bachelor's degree in social science with an education specialization I can offer expertise in several subjects. While studying graduate level psychology Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Greenwood, SC 29646
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra, Statistics
Science:
Nutrition, Physics, Psychology
Music:
Composition (Music), General Music, Music History, Music Theory, Trombone
Art:
Composition (Music)
English:
English, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading
Computer:
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History, Music History, Social Studies
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have a master's degree in psychology from the University of the Rockies (June, 2013). I spent a significant amount of research focusing on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, specifically the etiology of the disorder and how it affects behavior. I have significant understanding about how to control the disorder and to provide an atmosphere where a student can attend to his or her studies.

Cooking

I graduated with high honors from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 1993 and have 30 years experience in the food and beverage industry. I currently serve on the advisory board of the G. Frank Harris Career Center for culinary arts. Additionally, I have given numerous cooking classes and demonstrations throughout the Greenwood community. I have a sound fundamental knowledge of hot and cold food cookery and am proficient in numerous international cuisines, including Northern Italian, French, and regional American.

Social Studies

I have a bachelor's degree in Social Science from Ashford University (2011). My coursework includes American and World Histories, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, and Psychology. I tutored three students in middle school social science utilizing the K-12 curriculum as a learning coach while my children were enrolled in the South Carolina Virtual Charter School.

Trombone

I played trombone throughout high school and college. Additionally I am currently working with my son as he auditions for the United States Marines Band. I have played in community bands and have participated in one big band recording session. My strength is reading, as I play bass and trombone in a praise and worship band.

Ashford University Online
Social Science
University of the Rockies Online
Master's

Education

Ashford University Online (Social Science)

University of the Rockies Online (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurence will travel within 40 miles of Greenwood, SC 29646.