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Laura S.

Johnson City, TN

$30/hour

Certified Educator with years of experience

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University of Wyoming
Elementary Education
Lesley University
Master's
USC Upstate
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Wyoming (Elementary Education)

Lesley University (Master's)

USC Upstate (Graduate Coursework)

About Laura

I have been a certified elementary school teacher for seventeen years.

I moved to South Carolina from Wyoming in 2006 after completing a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught in classrooms both in the Low Country of Charleston, and in Upstate Spartanburg. Recently, my husband received a transfer to Johnson City and I am very excited for our new adventure here in the beautiful state of Tennessee.

I believe that every child has the right to a positive, safe educational experience--one that addresses and meets their individual needs and guides them to independence. My goal as a teacher is to help my students to learn and enjoy learning; to think for themselves; and build confidence for success.

I had the opportunity this past June to participate in The Spartanburg Writing Project at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, SC. I gained additional knowledge and new practices for teaching reading and writing to all levels of students as well as became a teacher leader in the language arts field. My final project was teaching educators how to incorporate graphic novels and comics into their reading program, especially for reluctant readers.

I have been a classroom teacher of language arts, math, science, and social studies for students from pre-school through sixth grade. I am also a mother of three and grandmother of seven. I have spent my whole life working with children and helping them to learn. In addition, I am gifted and talented endorsed, technology proficient, and specialize in incorporation of arts into all subjects.

Contact me to find out how my tutoring services can help grow learners. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I have been a certified elementary school teacher for seventeen years.

I moved to South Carolina from Wyoming in 2006 after completing a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught in classrooms both in the Low Country of Charleston, and in Upstate Spartanburg. Recently, my husband received a transfer to Johnson City
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Johnson City, TN 37601
In-person lessons
Math:
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th)
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Common Core
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Social Studies, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD, Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
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.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a licensed teacher and have worked in public classrooms for the past seventeen years. In that time, I have taught all subjects in grades PreK-6th, as well as Gifted & Talented. Being an educator, mother of three, and grandmother of seven, I can truthfully say that I understand struggles some children have with learning, understanding, or retaining information. In addition, my psychology training gives me perspective on learning styles and child development helping me with evaluating the needs of individuals. Additional practice and one-on-one instruction through tutoring can help. I am highly qualified to tutor Elementary (k-6) and hope to have the opportunity to help your child be successful.

Reading

Elementary Math and Reading certified

Study Skills

I have been a classroom teacher for seventeen years. In that time, I taught study skills to all students in my classes from 2nd through 6th grades to help them be successful. I also held a position as a tutor within the school districts and worked directly with struggling students on individual study skills in math and reading.

University of Wyoming
Elementary Education
Lesley University
Master's
USC Upstate
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Wyoming (Elementary Education)

Lesley University (Master's)

USC Upstate (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 30 miles of Johnson City, TN 37601.