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