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Laura M.

Frisco, TX


Empowering People to Succeed! English, ESL, TOEFL Tutor

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Background check passed as of 10/18/11
5.0 Avg. Rating
58 Ratings
1 day Response Time
Just what we were looking for!!!
— Cassi, Midland, TX on 5/15/13

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University of Texas, Permian Basin


University of Texas, Permian Basin

About Laura

I am a certified teacher in the state of Texas; my specialty is in English and language acquisition. I worked for Midland ISD in Texas for 10 years both teaching students and training teachers to work with students, especially in the field of English and language acquisition. I also worked for Midland College as an adult education teacher and Adult Education director supervising GED and ESL instruction.

My philosophy is that all students can learn and through education they can be empowered to improve their home, school, and work life. Areas of expertise include: English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading, and Writing.

I like to work with students and facilitate their learning by teaching them strategies that they can put in their "backpack" or brain and take with them, providing them with tools they can access not only in the subject they are learning, but also in other academic areas. I enjoy helping students learn to help themselves, become life-long learners, and attain their goals. For more information, please feel free to contact me.

FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS: Si usted necesita aprender ingles para mejorar su calidad de vida en casa, en la escuela, o en el trabajo, comuniquese conmigo. Soy maestra bilingue certificada en el estado de Texas con especialidad en ingles, gramatica, vocabulario, lectura, y escritura y preparacion para el TOEFL. Tengo experiencia como maestra bilingue en las escuelas primarias, y con adultos impartiendo clases en el colegio. El enfoque de mis clases es en adquirir vocabulario, con lo cual se logra la comprension y la comunicacion. Se aprende el vocabulario relacionado con un texto, incluyendo pronunciacion, fonetica, y ortografia. Luego estudiamos gramatica del mismo texto a la vez que practicamos lectura y escritura--todo relacionado con el mismo texto, porque los estudios nos indican que se aprende mejor en contexto. Este metodo lleva al alumno a aprender el idioma mas rapidamente porque lo que se practica de una destreza ayuda y mejora las otras destrezas necesarias para aprender un idioma completamente: el escuchar y hablar, el leer y el escribir. Si se interesa en progresar, ya sabe con quien se debe comunicar...
I am a certified teacher in the state of Texas; my specialty is in English and language acquisition. I worked for Midland ISD in Texas for 10 years both teaching students and training teachers to work with students, especially in Read more

24 hours notice required

No fee for rescheduled appt. made with 48 hr advance notice. Cancellations made within 24 hrs. will be billed at 50%. No shows billed at full price.

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Frisco, TX 75033
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Just what we were looking for!!!"

- Cassi, Midland, TX on 5/15/13

"Knowledgeable and Patient"

- Martin, Plano, TX on 6/17/15

"Excellent Spanish Tutor"

- Paul, Midland, TX on 11/10/14

"Very friendly and capable"

- Liane, Midland, TX on 9/26/14

"Great tutor"

- Charlie, Midland, TX on 9/26/14

"Very professional and helpful."

- Mary, Midland, TX on 1/3/14


- Susan, Midland, TX on 3/19/13

"Patient and knowledgeable"

- Connie, Houston, TX on 8/30/12

"Excellent tutoring services "

- Kristen, Dallas, TX on 4/9/12
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Microsoft Excel
Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Microsoft Excel
Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish,
Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED,
SAT Reading, STAAR,
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Proofreading, Spanish

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Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher for the state of Texas for elementary grades 1-6. Additionally, I have a bilingual/ESL certification. I have taught grades 3-6 and am very experienced in TAKS strategies for reading, math, and science. I have received extensive hours of professional development in English language acquisition and learning strategies for both elementary and secondary.


I am a certified teacher; bilingual with an ESL endorsement. I am trained in working with English language learners; have extensive training in the area of English language arts, reading, writing, grammar, spelling, and phonics.


I am a grade 1-6 certified teacher for the state of Texas with bilingual/ESL certification. As a teacher, trainer, grant administrator, and curriculum developer, I have taught elementary and adult English language learners since 1997 and have worked as a trainer for PreK-12 grade and adult education teachers in ESL and language acquisition methodology. I have worked with all-level teachers in developing curriculum for language learners in all content area subjects. In my capacity as teacher, training supervisor, and dual language coordinator, I have received extensive training in ESL methods and strategies.


I have worked with adults as a grant supervisor for Midland ISD with students preparing for college and students in college. I was director of the ESL/GED program at Midland College, and I currently work with adult students as an ESL instructor/citizenship tutor. I enjoy helping students to become empowered through education and helping them achieve their goals. My expertise is in reading, language, and grammar. Many of these skills are required in order to pass the science, social studies, & math GED tests. I can help you! We will set your goal date for taking the test, establish milestones for each subject and begin to work on your weak areas in order to prepare you to do your best!


As a certified English/Spanish bilingual teacher with over 15 years of teaching second language learners, I have the knowledge and skills needed to help students learn a second language. The language acquisition process is the same whether the person is a child or an adult, or whether the person is learning English, Spanish or Chinese. The advantage I have in being a native Spanish speaker is that I can assist with pronunciation and practical Spanish in a way that a non-native teacher may not be able to. I truly believe in the benefit of being multilingual and that it is a gift, an asset, that opens up the person to other cultures, people, and opportunities.

Special Needs

I am a certified elementary teacher with bilingual/ESL certification. I have over 15 years of teaching experience. As a teacher and trainer, I have received substantial training in working with special need students, in making learning accommodations, and in differentiating instruction. These skills are necessary for working with ALL populations, as the students in EVERY classroom have different learning styles, abilities, and modes of learning. I believe all students can learn.


I have been tutoring students for the STAAR test since it evolved from the test formerly known as TAKS in 2012. Prior to that, I had worked with the TAKS helping students as a teacher and teacher trainer since 1997. Most of the basic knowledge and skills remains the same; however, the depth and complexity of the test has increased, as well as the way it is tested. I have extensive experience with these tests and learning strategies for students to implement to improve their scores.

Study Skills

As a certified teacher, I have taught children, adults, and teachers. Regardless of subject matter, learning to study, take notes, research,read critically, and write to summarize material is an invaluable skill that is necessary to succeed in learning and passing tests. I have worked with all these groups as an elementary teacher, adult education teacher, and professional development trainer to help people reach their learning and academic goals. I am familiar with the TAKS/STAAR test and have worked as a tutor for 7 years.

University of Texas, Permian Basin


University of Texas, Permian Basin

Just what we were looking for!!! — I love that we found Laura!! My son has a better attitude about reading since we have started our lessons. I've seen improvement in his fluency AND the fact that he is able to figure out most of the words with the techniques he has been learning with the one on one sessions!! ...

— Cassi, Midland, TX on 5/15/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

No fee for rescheduled appt. made with 48 hr advance notice. Cancellations made within 24 hrs. will be billed at 50%. No shows billed at full price.

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 0 miles of Frisco, TX 75033.

Background Check Status for Laura M.

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