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Laura B.

English Reading and Writing, History, ACT, SAT, German

English Reading and Writing, History, ACT, SAT, German

$40/hour

  • 179 hours tutoring

  • Spring, TX 77386

About Laura


Bio

Hi! I have been working with a variety of students - from the very young to the non-traditional adult student. I specialize in English, Humanities, History, Politics, German, GED, SAT, and ACT. My intention is to achieve small successes with each student, in an effort to assist the student in building confidence while working toward their goals. I believe that a strength of mine is providing non-threatening, open learning environments. I further believe that all students learn differently...

Hi! I have been working with a variety of students - from the very young to the non-traditional adult student. I specialize in English, Humanities, History, Politics, German, GED, SAT, and ACT. My intention is to achieve small successes with each student, in an effort to assist the student in building confidence while working toward their goals. I believe that a strength of mine is providing non-threatening, open learning environments. I further believe that all students learn differently and that it is my responsibility to find the way that works best for each individual student.

I have been an educator for the better part of two decades. I am working on my M.A. in Adult Education at the University of Phoenix. I have taught English as a Second Language at LoneStar College along with adult basic education classes at the Houston Read Commission. Working with the adult population has fueled my desire to continue my own education and learn all I can about teaching. I have a B.A. in German and International Affairs while also holding a secondary teaching certificate in German and Humanities. I have taught at both the middle school and the high school levels. My joy for teaching extends to pilates and yoga.

I look forward to making each session alive and interesting, focusing on helping the student make real connections between learning and life. Helping students reach goals and achieve success in a non-threatening learning environment is the main tenet of my teaching philosophy.


Education

University of Colorado
German Int'l Affairs
University of Phoenix
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Spring, TX 77386
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/3/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

German, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I have been teaching reading to illiterate adults for many years. Phonics is one of the main areas I work on with them. I also have taught foreign born expats how to improve their speaking skills in this manner. Teaching German requires an understanding of phonics and how to apply it to teaching reading and speaking inngerman.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. My experience teaching students how to read in German qualify me to teach reading. I have also taught reading to adults in adult basic education classes. These students were illiterate and were able to learn how to read.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold a teaching certificate in German and social studies and taught high school for ten years. A part of my duties was teaching students how to study for standardized tests. I also helped students learn to write effective essays for these tests and college applications. I have also taught GED classes and civics classes for non native speakers. Study skills, time management, and stress techniques were an important part of the curriculum.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught English test prep, particularly the ACT reading and writing portion, for many years. My grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills are exceptional. I use proven techniques to improve your child's English score. I am working on my master's degree in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have teaching credentials in Colorado, and taught German and social sciences in public schools for 10 years. I have also taught ESL and GED classes for more than a decade.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught English test prep, particularly the ACT reading portion, for many years. My reading and vocabulary skills are exceptional. I use proven techniques to improve your child's reading comprehension level and, therefore, his or her test score. I am working on my master's degree in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have teaching credentials in Colorado, and taught German and social sciences in public schools for 10 years. I have also taught ESL and GED classes for more than a decade.
English,

English

I have taught German, ESL, and GED classes to both middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills are exceptional. I am working on my masters in Adult Education and receive high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have had teaching credentials in Colorado and taught public school for 10 years.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. My experience teaching students how to read in German qualify me to teach reading. I have also taught reading to adults in adult basic education classes. These students were illiterate and were able to learn how to read.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring college test prep to students for many years. I taught social sciences, German, ESL, and GED classes to middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and adults. I use a variety of techniques to increase reading comprehension and reading speed. I have helped many students improve SAT reading scores. I have helped students pass the GED, and I have helped non-native students pass out of ESL coursework and obtain their citizenship. .
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught writing to all types of students. I have taught writing to middle school students, high school students, and adults. I have had success teaching grammar and composition. I use a variety of techniques to teach students how to write successful essays.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have taught ESL and EL civics for nearly a decade at both LoneStar and Houston Community College. Many of my former students have achieved citizenship, gone on to study at major universities, and obtained their dream jobs.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught German, ESL, and GED classes to both middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. I am working on my master's in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have had teaching credentials in Colorado and taught public school for 10 years.
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a B.A. in German and International Affairs. I also hold a teaching certificate in German and social sciences. I spent over a decade teaching American history and now teach EL Civics at community colleges and privately. I have a passion for history and politics that I would love to share with you!
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

My BA. in International affairs coupled with my secondary teaching credential in social sciences qualifies me to tutor in government and politics. I spent 8 years teaching government and economics at the high school level. I tailor my tutoring to meet the specific goals of each individual student.
Political Science,

Political Science

I received a B.A. in International Affairs and German from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I also received a secondary teaching certificate in social sciences and German. I taught political science and economics at the high school level. I have also tutored college-level political science courses.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have a secondary teaching certificate in social sciences and German from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have a B.A. in German and International Affairs from CU, Boulder. I taught government, politics, American history, and world history at the middle school and high school levels for a decade. I have also tutored college-level social science classes such as American history and politics.
World History,

World History

I have taught world history at the high school level for over ten years. I have also tutored students working to pass world history online courses in summer school. I have a B.A. in German and International Affairs from the University of Colorado at Boulder. I also have a dual teaching certificate in social sciences and German and am working on graduate school coursework in education.
European History, Geography, Philosophy

Homeschool

English,

English

I have taught German, ESL, and GED classes to both middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills are exceptional. I am working on my masters in Adult Education and receive high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have had teaching credentials in Colorado and taught public school for 10 years.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. My experience teaching students how to read in German qualify me to teach reading. I have also taught reading to adults in adult basic education classes. These students were illiterate and were able to learn how to read.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring college test prep to students for many years. I taught social sciences, German, ESL, and GED classes to middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and adults. I use a variety of techniques to increase reading comprehension and reading speed. I have helped many students improve SAT reading scores. I have helped students pass the GED, and I have helped non-native students pass out of ESL coursework and obtain their citizenship. .
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold a teaching certificate in German and social studies and taught high school for ten years. A part of my duties was teaching students how to study for standardized tests. I also helped students learn to write effective essays for these tests and college applications. I have also taught GED classes and civics classes for non native speakers. Study skills, time management, and stress techniques were an important part of the curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught German, ESL, and GED classes to both middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. I am working on my master's in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have had teaching credentials in Colorado and taught public school for 10 years.
Biology

Language

TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have taught ESL and EL civics for nearly a decade at both LoneStar and Houston Community College. Many of my former students have achieved citizenship, gone on to study at major universities, and obtained their dream jobs.
German

Most Popular

English,

English

I have taught German, ESL, and GED classes to both middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills are exceptional. I am working on my masters in Adult Education and receive high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have had teaching credentials in Colorado and taught public school for 10 years.
Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. My experience teaching students how to read in German qualify me to teach reading. I have also taught reading to adults in adult basic education classes. These students were illiterate and were able to learn how to read.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold a teaching certificate in German and social studies and taught high school for ten years. A part of my duties was teaching students how to study for standardized tests. I also helped students learn to write effective essays for these tests and college applications. I have also taught GED classes and civics classes for non native speakers. Study skills, time management, and stress techniques were an important part of the curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught German, ESL, and GED classes to both middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. I am working on my master's in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have had teaching credentials in Colorado and taught public school for 10 years.
Biology

Other

Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

My BA. in International affairs coupled with my secondary teaching credential in social sciences qualifies me to tutor in government and politics. I spent 8 years teaching government and economics at the high school level. I tailor my tutoring to meet the specific goals of each individual student.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold a teaching certificate in German and social studies and taught high school for ten years. A part of my duties was teaching students how to study for standardized tests. I also helped students learn to write effective essays for these tests and college applications. I have also taught GED classes and civics classes for non native speakers. Study skills, time management, and stress techniques were an important part of the curriculum.
Geography, Philosophy

Science

Anatomy, Biology, Philosophy, Psychology

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I have been teaching reading to students with dyslexia for three decades. I use specific techniques that help the student decode words into meaning. I have worked with adults who have dyslexia and could not read at all. I have also taught English as a Foreign language students with dyslexia how to read in English.
Phonics,

Phonics

I have been teaching reading to illiterate adults for many years. Phonics is one of the main areas I work on with them. I also have taught foreign born expats how to improve their speaking skills in this manner. Teaching German requires an understanding of phonics and how to apply it to teaching reading and speaking inngerman.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I hold a teaching certificate in German and social studies and taught high school for ten years. A part of my duties was teaching students how to study for standardized tests. I also helped students learn to write effective essays for these tests and college applications. I have also taught GED classes and civics classes for non native speakers. Study skills, time management, and stress techniques were an important part of the curriculum.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have taught reading to middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. My experience teaching students how to read in German qualify me to teach reading. I have also taught reading to adults in adult basic education classes. These students were illiterate and were able to learn how to read.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I hold a teaching certificate in German and social studies and taught high school for ten years. A part of my duties was teaching students how to study for standardized tests. I also helped students learn to write effective essays for these tests and college applications. I have also taught GED classes and civics classes for non native speakers. Study skills, time management, and stress techniques were an important part of the curriculum.
Writing,

Writing

I have taught German, ESL, and GED classes to both middle schoolers, high schoolers, and adults. My English skills in reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary are exceptional. I am working on my master's in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have had teaching credentials in Colorado and taught public school for 10 years.
Biology, German

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have taught English test prep, particularly the ACT reading and writing portion, for many years. My grammar, vocabulary, and reading skills are exceptional. I use proven techniques to improve your child's English score. I am working on my master's degree in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have teaching credentials in Colorado, and taught German and social sciences in public schools for 10 years. I have also taught ESL and GED classes for more than a decade.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have taught English test prep, particularly the ACT reading portion, for many years. My reading and vocabulary skills are exceptional. I use proven techniques to improve your child's reading comprehension level and, therefore, his or her test score. I am working on my master's degree in adult education and have received high marks on my English skills from my professors. I have teaching credentials in Colorado, and taught German and social sciences in public schools for 10 years. I have also taught ESL and GED classes for more than a decade.
PSAT,

PSAT

The PSAT is a precursor to the SAT and shows students their strengths and weaknesses. I have been helping students study for college entrance exams, the GED, and the U.S. citizenship exam for years. I focus on building students' strengths so that they can have confidence to work on their weaknesses. Time management, study skills, and goal setting are key to successful test taking.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been tutoring college test prep to students for many years. I taught social sciences, German, ESL, and GED classes to middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and adults. I use a variety of techniques to increase reading comprehension and reading speed. I have helped many students improve SAT reading scores. I have helped students pass the GED, and I have helped non-native students pass out of ESL coursework and obtain their citizenship. .
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught writing to all types of students. I have taught writing to middle school students, high school students, and adults. I have had success teaching grammar and composition. I use a variety of techniques to teach students how to write successful essays.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have taught ESL and EL civics for nearly a decade at both LoneStar and Houston Community College. Many of my former students have achieved citizenship, gone on to study at major universities, and obtained their dream jobs.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (63 ratings)
5 star
(53)
4 star
(8)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

Reviews

Comes Prepared with Lesson Plan in Mind

Laura always arrives in time with her own books and lesson plans in tow. My son is studying for the SAT and ACT. She is building his confidence while she builds on his increasing knowledge of test taking strategies and insight. She is able to turn a potentially anxious tutoring session into a calm and productive session by her gentle and calm approach to my son. This also makes him feel more positive about how he will do on the upcoming tests.

Laura, 11 lessons with Laura

Very Patient

Laura was very patient with my son during their first session, when he was very resistant to working with this new person. She was patient and eventually won him over and was able to maintain his interest.

Quentin, 4 lessons with Laura

Great ACT Reading Tutor

Laura is very knowledgeable in tutoring for the ACT Reading. She has a wide variety of ACT materials, is organized, patient and helpful. She works well with my son and offers test taking strategies that work for the individual student. She is reliable and easy to communicate with. I would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a ACT Reading tutor.

Kristin, 8 lessons with Laura

Easy to Learn

I enjoy every minute, it is more of a fun activity and less of a class assignment. She also has the working knowledge of the language having lived in Germany, and it gives her practical knowledge of how to uses the words correctly.

Aaron, 2 lessons with Laura

Very Professional, and Ready to Start with My Daughter

Mrs. B was a professional, and has the right tools to help my daughter. She tested my daughter to know the level she was, and what curriculum I need to continue teach to my daughter. That was a great relief for me for be a 1st year of a Homeschooling mom. Thank you Mrs. Laura

Ileana, 16 lessons with Laura

Connected with My Son

Laura is not only very knowledgeable in tutoring for the ACT exam in writing and reading, but she did a great job at connecting with my son. They reviewed his past test results and focused their efforts. She had him pick topics he was interested in to use for the essays. She also gave him homework and held him accountable for having it complete. She is very responsive both by email and phone when scheduling. I would highly recommend Laura!

Angie, 6 lessons with Laura

Great Tutor

Mrs. Laura was a great fit for my daughter. She is well organized, patient, and very knowledgeable about world history. She goes the extra mile to make sure you understand before she moves to the next step. During the short period with Mrs. Laura, my daughter has learned a lot and speaks very highly of Mrs. Laura. She is very comfortable with her. I highly recommend Mrs. Laura and am looking forward to continuing working with her. Thank you, Mrs. Laura B. You are the greatest.

Audrey, 3 lessons with Laura

Awesome Tutor!

Laura really has been one of the best tutors I've worked with. Not only was she extremely organized, but she was willing to put in the time and effort necessary to help me with my online American Government course. Another great thing about working with Laura was her flexibility with making appointments and the fact that she came to the house for sessions. I highly recommend Laura for tutoring, she is very patient when teaching and is a delightful person to work with!

Paige, 15 lessons with Laura
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