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Laura I.

Rock Hill, SC

$45/hour

Effective English, Math, and Special Needs Tutor

In-person lessons
200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/22/14
5.0 average from 33 ratings
Great tutor! My child loves her!
— Christine, Mc Connells, SC on 10/22/14

$45/Hour


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University of Arizona
BS
2004
Other
National University
MEd

Education

University of Arizona (BS)

2004 (Other)

National University (MEd)

About Laura

Dear Parents,

Hello, I have been actively tutoring students of all ages using Multi sensory techniques focusing on phonics/phonemic awareness for more than a decade. I've been successful in working individually with students and families each year because I individualize their programs. I became a teacher and tutor, more than ten years ago, because of my own children and because of my love for the work. I am driven by the success of each child that I see achieve his or her goals. Traveling to multiple countries, living in ten states, and understanding a diverse background is how I've lived my life. I have considerable amount of time working with students who have dyslexia, apraxia, memory, processing, and connecting speech sounds into blends. Reading and Math can become easier with the right person.

I am certified in the following: English, Agriculture, Elementary Education (k-8), and Reading. My methods and strategies, which I find most useful, have come from the Orton-Gillingham, Linda Barton approach. My goal with each student is to remain goal oriented, on task, and successful. It is important for me to assess each student regularly to ensure that measurable goals are being achieved. My specialities are: English (Grades 7-12), Science (Grades 6/7-Life Science), Math (Pre-Algebra-Pre-Calculus), Reading (All grades), Test Prep for the CA CBEST (Reading/Writing Sections), and CSET (Reading/Writing).

To ensure that students are able to learn in a comfortable study space I have an office in my home, or I am able to travel to a mutual meeting place up to the Charlotte area, Great Falls, Chester, Waxhaw, NC, and in the general vicinity.

I look forward to hearing from you and to help your child achieve his or her academic goals. I welcome all military members as well. Thank you.
Dear Parents,

Hello, I have been actively tutoring students of all ages using Multi sensory techniques focusing on phonics/phonemic awareness for more than a decade. I've been successful in working individually with students and families each year because I individualize their programs. I became a teacher and tutor, more than ten years
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Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Rock Hill, SC 29732
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor! My child loves her!"

- Christine, Mc Connells, SC on 10/22/14

"Thankful I found this tutor"

- Cathy, Rock Hill, SC on 3/25/17

"Great tutor!"

- Porsha, Rock Hill, SC on 9/28/15

"Very patient and positive!"

- Patti, Clover, SC on 3/2/15
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Science:
Elementary Science, Physical Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, CBEST,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Writing
Special Needs:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Public Speaking, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

CBEST

A certified English teacher, I have been tutoring teaching candidates in reading and writing for 5 years successfully online and one-on-one. Strategies in this subject area include focusing on an initial practice test. Together we will review each of the sections and discuss terminology related to the CBEST while continuing to examine additional core questions and examples current with today's CBEST. Test taking strategies will be focused with a passing score in mind.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher in K-8 Elementary. Strategies include evidence based literacy texts and language activities geared towards involvement in inquiry and development of conceptual understanding. I offer explicit teaching in all genres of reading, writing, language, and math and direct instruction of comprehension strategies guiding learning towards theme based learning. I build upon prior knowledge, while instructing and mapping learning towards new concepts.

Special Needs

I have a Master's in Special Education and a Masters in Education. I am certified and currently working in Special Needs with students who range from mild to moderate disabilities, including Autism. Tutoring experience ranges greatly in this field. I've worked mostly with students who struggle with ADHD, ADD, Anxiety Disorder, Bi-Polar, Autism, PDD-NOS, OCD, Tourette's Disorder, and many combinations of Dyslexia.

One method I use to successfully help my Dyslexic Students achieve success is through multi-sensory direct instruction. Many of my students prefer direct instruction designed in an organized, predictable pattern which is systematic and explicit. Flexibility has been the key to successful teaching with all of my students.

University of Arizona
BS
2004
Other
National University
MEd

Education

University of Arizona (BS)

2004 (Other)

National University (MEd)

Great tutor! My child loves her!

Our family is so thankful to have found Laura! Our 7 year old child enjoys her and her teaching technique. She provides a friendly and accessible environment for him! He feels more comfortable sitting in the floor to be tutored than at a desk, and she does that! Just after a few sessions, we practice what he is taught by her! As a child that loves to come home and play outside after school, there

— Christine, Mc Connells, SC on 10/22/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 15 miles of Rock Hill, SC 29732.