Search
Laura D.'s Photo

Laura D.

Patient, Passionate, Polite K-6 Tutor and 7-12 Study Skills Tutor

Patient, Passionate, Polite K-6 Tutor and 7-12 Study Skills Tutor

$20/hour

  • 1,038 hours tutoring

About Laura


Bio

I have been a tutor on Wyzant's platform now for over 12 years, and would like to continue in order to help students succeed. I love working with children using fun, entertaining techniques which keep a student interested as well as challenged. As a current substitute teacher of elementary classes having taught for the past 11 years, I am very familiar with curriculum, allowing me to know what kids are learning in school. I have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I am a patient,...

I have been a tutor on Wyzant's platform now for over 12 years, and would like to continue in order to help students succeed. I love working with children using fun, entertaining techniques which keep a student interested as well as challenged. As a current substitute teacher of elementary classes having taught for the past 11 years, I am very familiar with curriculum, allowing me to know what kids are learning in school. I have more than 20 years of teaching experience. I am a patient, pleasant person, with a love of assisting youth to achieve results and progress in order to meet their needs in education.

My years as a parent have increased my desire to expect success in order to help students achieve their goals. As the student realizes the value of their hard efforts, they will succeed. I have a very positive attitude about life in general which can only enhance the ability of the students I tutor to want to do their best. Throughout my years of employment, I have worked closely with children as well as young adults, and have excellent interpersonal skills as a result. I look forward to continuing to teach helping our youth progress to become the strength of our future.


Education

Weber State University
Music Education

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $20
  • Travel policy: Within 12 miles of Clearfield, UT 84015
  • Lesson cancellation: 8 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/12/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Laura hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Ballroom Dancing,

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing is one way to use both the mind and body together. Almost anyone, young or older, who can walk and count to 4, can learn to ballroom dance. To quote a professional dancer I knew, he said, "dancing is just walking some fancy steps to music." My experience with ballroom dancing began during my high school years. I was privileged to learn from a good teacher who got me involved in church performances. This lead to dancing in some major productions a few years after graduating. I am capable of teaching basic to intermediate ballroom dances such as West/East Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, and a few other Latin basics. I have had some opportunities to teach basic ballroom dancing to adults and for the past two years, have been teaching a weekly ballroom class to youth at a local dance studio and some adult couples. About 6 years ago, I was able to go compete in a professional ballroom dancing competition held in Portland, Oregon. Though I entered as a beginning amateur, after performing 4 different dances, I left with first place ribbons. It was a great experience and memory which I treasure adding to my background. I love to see a student start from the basics and build into more and more complex steps. Dancing again, invigorates the mind especially for the male who is responsible for the combination of moves, and keeps the female actively involved following the lead remembering her part. Most importantly, it is great physical activity and loads of fun. Dancers are always happy!
Salsa Dancing

Salsa Dancing

I am capable of teaching some of the basic salsa dance moves. I have over 20 years of ballroom experience and love Latin dances. I have been teaching some youth and adults now for almost 3 years and would be willing to offer private lessons. I have a pleasant, polite, patient personality and have been a public and private school teacher for over 27 years.

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

With over 20+ years of teaching experience, I work well with children and have the capability of tutoring basic elementary subjects. I have been a successful tutor of elementary students for 8yr using strategies that are effective and create positive results. The students I have worked with have liked me as have their parents. Education is my passion and tutoring allows me the privilege of making a difference in kids' futures.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I feel confident and capable of tutoring Elementary Math skills. I have been substitute teaching for two years where math has been a part of the daily school work. I am familiar with most of the elementary grade math curriculum and work very well with children. I encourage learning and understanding basic math because it is a way to teach children how to think, use self discipline and problem solve.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have been a tutor of a student since she was pre-school age and is now going to be in 3rd grade. I worked carefully with her on handwriting and saw great achievement by the end of kindergarten. I have been a substitute teacher for 4 years primarily teaching elementary children so as a result I am familiar with handwriting requirements, techniques and feel qualified to tutor in this subject area. I will make sure the student writes accurately with proper strokes, shapes and size of the letters to meet school teacher expectations.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a licensed long-term teacher, as well as raising 5 sons, I have extensive experience working with phonics and teaching them to children. I have been a substitute teacher in the elementary classrooms on almost a daily basis for the past three years which has given me a good basis of familiarity with phonics. I am knowledgeable about strategies and techniques which help a student learn. I am confident with my ability to teach a student to improve the use of phonics in their school work.
Reading,

Reading

I have helped children with their reading skills for many years and also as a mother having raised 5 sons. I have been a substitute teacher for elementary classes for 2 years and am very comfortable working closely with children. My desire is to assist the student to feel success and achievement rather than be too critical, but still expect good performance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an active tutor for a girl helping her with her school work and study skills for three years now. She has made excellent progress as well as keeping up with the school year curriculum. I am a licensed teacher having taught ages K-12 and young adults. As a result, I am familiar with the study skills required particularly in the elementary grades. With my friendly, patient, and pleasant personality, I work well with youth seeing positive results.
Grammar

English

Reading,

Reading

I have helped children with their reading skills for many years and also as a mother having raised 5 sons. I have been a substitute teacher for elementary classes for 2 years and am very comfortable working closely with children. My desire is to assist the student to feel success and achievement rather than be too critical, but still expect good performance.
English, Grammar, Writing

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

With over 20+ years of teaching experience, I work well with children and have the capability of tutoring basic elementary subjects. I have been a successful tutor of elementary students for 8yr using strategies that are effective and create positive results. The students I have worked with have liked me as have their parents. Education is my passion and tutoring allows me the privilege of making a difference in kids' futures.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

I have been a tutor of a student since she was pre-school age and is now going to be in 3rd grade. I worked carefully with her on handwriting and saw great achievement by the end of kindergarten. I have been a substitute teacher for 4 years primarily teaching elementary children so as a result I am familiar with handwriting requirements, techniques and feel qualified to tutor in this subject area. I will make sure the student writes accurately with proper strokes, shapes and size of the letters to meet school teacher expectations.
Piano,

Piano

My passion for music goes back to my early childhood. Piano lessons and singing began when I was 8 years old. Violin became a vivid part of my music background starting in 4th grade continuing until 8th grade. At that time, my parents offered me weekly private piano lessons from a prominent, excellent teacher. I studied music theory and piano at B.Y.U., later returning to graduate with a college B.S. degree in piano/vocal music education. As a result, I love teaching piano especially to young, beginning students. Throughout my four years of college, I taught weekly private lessons for about 25 students. Each child learned some basic theory, keyboard techniques, and practiced and performed a recital piece every fours months. Having raised five sons, I have plenty of patience, a very positive attitude and delight in a student's accomplishments. Added to this, I am a licensed teacher with over 16 years of teaching background. My desire is to enrich a student's potential as music can be pleasant, entertaining and education. It enhances study habits, encourages discipline and is rewarding. I hope to continue to develop these traits in as many students as possible which also enriches my life in return.
Reading,

Reading

I have helped children with their reading skills for many years and also as a mother having raised 5 sons. I have been a substitute teacher for elementary classes for 2 years and am very comfortable working closely with children. My desire is to assist the student to feel success and achievement rather than be too critical, but still expect good performance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an active tutor for a girl helping her with her school work and study skills for three years now. She has made excellent progress as well as keeping up with the school year curriculum. I am a licensed teacher having taught ages K-12 and young adults. As a result, I am familiar with the study skills required particularly in the elementary grades. With my friendly, patient, and pleasant personality, I work well with youth seeing positive results.
English, Writing

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

With over 20+ years of teaching experience, I work well with children and have the capability of tutoring basic elementary subjects. I have been a successful tutor of elementary students for 8yr using strategies that are effective and create positive results. The students I have worked with have liked me as have their parents. Education is my passion and tutoring allows me the privilege of making a difference in kids' futures.
Piano,

Piano

My passion for music goes back to my early childhood. Piano lessons and singing began when I was 8 years old. Violin became a vivid part of my music background starting in 4th grade continuing until 8th grade. At that time, my parents offered me weekly private piano lessons from a prominent, excellent teacher. I studied music theory and piano at B.Y.U., later returning to graduate with a college B.S. degree in piano/vocal music education. As a result, I love teaching piano especially to young, beginning students. Throughout my four years of college, I taught weekly private lessons for about 25 students. Each child learned some basic theory, keyboard techniques, and practiced and performed a recital piece every fours months. Having raised five sons, I have plenty of patience, a very positive attitude and delight in a student's accomplishments. Added to this, I am a licensed teacher with over 16 years of teaching background. My desire is to enrich a student's potential as music can be pleasant, entertaining and education. It enhances study habits, encourages discipline and is rewarding. I hope to continue to develop these traits in as many students as possible which also enriches my life in return.
Reading,

Reading

I have helped children with their reading skills for many years and also as a mother having raised 5 sons. I have been a substitute teacher for elementary classes for 2 years and am very comfortable working closely with children. My desire is to assist the student to feel success and achievement rather than be too critical, but still expect good performance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an active tutor for a girl helping her with her school work and study skills for three years now. She has made excellent progress as well as keeping up with the school year curriculum. I am a licensed teacher having taught ages K-12 and young adults. As a result, I am familiar with the study skills required particularly in the elementary grades. With my friendly, patient, and pleasant personality, I work well with youth seeing positive results.
English, Writing

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

At an early age, I began singing in a church choir, took piano lessons and could read music singing correct notes quite easily. In 4th grade, I learned how to play the violin which required very careful listening, ear training skill in order to play accurately. Throughout my life, I have played the piano, or been singing in a choir or performing group. As a result, I have the ability to teach and help others learn and develop good ear training skills.
General Music,

General Music

When I was hired as a choir teacher at a local junior high, it was also necessary for me to teach a 7th grade General Music course. I created, and implemented a successful full year curriculum which covered musical concepts, notation, listening skills and music history. I taught 4 classes a day for over two years. I have also been a substitute for General Music elementary classes.
Piano,

Piano

My passion for music goes back to my early childhood. Piano lessons and singing began when I was 8 years old. Violin became a vivid part of my music background starting in 4th grade continuing until 8th grade. At that time, my parents offered me weekly private piano lessons from a prominent, excellent teacher. I studied music theory and piano at B.Y.U., later returning to graduate with a college B.S. degree in piano/vocal music education. As a result, I love teaching piano especially to young, beginning students. Throughout my four years of college, I taught weekly private lessons for about 25 students. Each child learned some basic theory, keyboard techniques, and practiced and performed a recital piece every fours months. Having raised five sons, I have plenty of patience, a very positive attitude and delight in a student's accomplishments. Added to this, I am a licensed teacher with over 16 years of teaching background. My desire is to enrich a student's potential as music can be pleasant, entertaining and education. It enhances study habits, encourages discipline and is rewarding. I hope to continue to develop these traits in as many students as possible which also enriches my life in return.
Salsa Dancing,

Salsa Dancing

I am capable of teaching some of the basic salsa dance moves. I have over 20 years of ballroom experience and love Latin dances. I have been teaching some youth and adults now for almost 3 years and would be willing to offer private lessons. I have a pleasant, polite, patient personality and have been a public and private school teacher for over 27 years.
Voice (Music),

Voice (Music)

Singing is one of the easiest and most rewarding musical skills that nearly everyone can participate in. It isn't necessary to have the most beautiful voice, though with some extra training and practice, a person can certainly enhance their ability to sing better. I began singing at the young age of about 6 years old. My parents were both involved in music especially in church. By 4th grade, I was able to sight read music and sing easily on pitch. I sang in choirs throughout my jr. high, high school and college years. I have a B.S. degree in Music Education with piano/vocal emphasis. For my senior year in college, as a vocal major, I performed a beautiful, challenging, solo, hour concert. A fews years after graduating, I was hired as a choir teacher at a local jr. high school. I taught 4 choirs involving almost 200 students who presented concerts during the year for their parents. This was a great experience for them and for myself as their teacher and conductor. I really enjoy singing and love to teach music because it is so rewarding. It does take some practice, and a little extra talent helps, but again almost anyone can learn to sing. I feel confident with my years of professional background in music, pleasant personality, patience and passion, I have plenty to offer when it comes to teaching vocal music.
Music Theory

Other

Salsa Dancing,

Salsa Dancing

I am capable of teaching some of the basic salsa dance moves. I have over 20 years of ballroom experience and love Latin dances. I have been teaching some youth and adults now for almost 3 years and would be willing to offer private lessons. I have a pleasant, polite, patient personality and have been a public and private school teacher for over 27 years.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been an active tutor for a girl helping her with her school work and study skills for three years now. She has made excellent progress as well as keeping up with the school year curriculum. I am a licensed teacher having taught ages K-12 and young adults. As a result, I am familiar with the study skills required particularly in the elementary grades. With my friendly, patient, and pleasant personality, I work well with youth seeing positive results.

Special Needs

Phonics,

Phonics

As a licensed long-term teacher, as well as raising 5 sons, I have extensive experience working with phonics and teaching them to children. I have been a substitute teacher in the elementary classrooms on almost a daily basis for the past three years which has given me a good basis of familiarity with phonics. I am knowledgeable about strategies and techniques which help a student learn. I am confident with my ability to teach a student to improve the use of phonics in their school work.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have been an active tutor for a girl helping her with her school work and study skills for three years now. She has made excellent progress as well as keeping up with the school year curriculum. I am a licensed teacher having taught ages K-12 and young adults. As a result, I am familiar with the study skills required particularly in the elementary grades. With my friendly, patient, and pleasant personality, I work well with youth seeing positive results.

Sports/Recreation

Ballroom Dancing,

Ballroom Dancing

Ballroom dancing is one way to use both the mind and body together. Almost anyone, young or older, who can walk and count to 4, can learn to ballroom dance. To quote a professional dancer I knew, he said, "dancing is just walking some fancy steps to music." My experience with ballroom dancing began during my high school years. I was privileged to learn from a good teacher who got me involved in church performances. This lead to dancing in some major productions a few years after graduating. I am capable of teaching basic to intermediate ballroom dances such as West/East Coast Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, and a few other Latin basics. I have had some opportunities to teach basic ballroom dancing to adults and for the past two years, have been teaching a weekly ballroom class to youth at a local dance studio and some adult couples. About 6 years ago, I was able to go compete in a professional ballroom dancing competition held in Portland, Oregon. Though I entered as a beginning amateur, after performing 4 different dances, I left with first place ribbons. It was a great experience and memory which I treasure adding to my background. I love to see a student start from the basics and build into more and more complex steps. Dancing again, invigorates the mind especially for the male who is responsible for the combination of moves, and keeps the female actively involved following the lead remembering her part. Most importantly, it is great physical activity and loads of fun. Dancers are always happy!
Salsa Dancing

Salsa Dancing

I am capable of teaching some of the basic salsa dance moves. I have over 20 years of ballroom experience and love Latin dances. I have been teaching some youth and adults now for almost 3 years and would be willing to offer private lessons. I have a pleasant, polite, patient personality and have been a public and private school teacher for over 27 years.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

With over 20+ years of teaching experience, I work well with children and have the capability of tutoring basic elementary subjects. I have been a successful tutor of elementary students for 8yr using strategies that are effective and create positive results. The students I have worked with have liked me as have their parents. Education is my passion and tutoring allows me the privilege of making a difference in kids' futures.
Piano,

Piano

My passion for music goes back to my early childhood. Piano lessons and singing began when I was 8 years old. Violin became a vivid part of my music background starting in 4th grade continuing until 8th grade. At that time, my parents offered me weekly private piano lessons from a prominent, excellent teacher. I studied music theory and piano at B.Y.U., later returning to graduate with a college B.S. degree in piano/vocal music education. As a result, I love teaching piano especially to young, beginning students. Throughout my four years of college, I taught weekly private lessons for about 25 students. Each child learned some basic theory, keyboard techniques, and practiced and performed a recital piece every fours months. Having raised five sons, I have plenty of patience, a very positive attitude and delight in a student's accomplishments. Added to this, I am a licensed teacher with over 16 years of teaching background. My desire is to enrich a student's potential as music can be pleasant, entertaining and education. It enhances study habits, encourages discipline and is rewarding. I hope to continue to develop these traits in as many students as possible which also enriches my life in return.
Reading,

Reading

I have helped children with their reading skills for many years and also as a mother having raised 5 sons. I have been a substitute teacher for elementary classes for 2 years and am very comfortable working closely with children. My desire is to assist the student to feel success and achievement rather than be too critical, but still expect good performance.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I have been an active tutor for a girl helping her with her school work and study skills for three years now. She has made excellent progress as well as keeping up with the school year curriculum. I am a licensed teacher having taught ages K-12 and young adults. As a result, I am familiar with the study skills required particularly in the elementary grades. With my friendly, patient, and pleasant personality, I work well with youth seeing positive results.
Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (170 ratings)
5 star
(160)
4 star
(9)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Excellent

Laura is doing a fantastic job with my daughter! She has been improving each week and is more confident doing her school work!

Kam, 8 lessons with Laura

great tutor

Laura is so patient with my kids. Tutoring a few times a week. We love having her! She has built my sons confidence up dramatically. Teachers are noticing his changes. My daughter that struggles a bit more has been doing great. Retelling her stories and writing is also improving her skills, they also work on math. Highly recommend using Laura.

RuRu, 44 lessons with Laura

Great teacher, patience, good with kids, my daughter loves her

My daughter loves her. She is good with kids, have a lot of patience so far everything is good. She is teaching my daughter who’s in first grade and needs help with reading and writing.

Janet, 31 lessons with Laura

Reliable and attentive tutor

Laura has helped my girls build their reading skills in just a few short weeks. It’s great to have a regular schedule and she gives them the focused attention they need!

Maria, 27 lessons with Laura

tutor

I love my tutor for my kid. She is awesome. She is on time, and is very successful to get my kid to do his homework and get motivated.

Monica, 5 lessons with Laura

Knowledgeable

Laura is a terrific tudor. She is very dependable, patient and knowledgeable. She has helped my granddaughter with math, spelling and vocabulary. Mrs. Moyer

Juanita , 62 lessons with Laura

Patient and kind

Laura is very soft spoken and patient with my kindergartener who is struggling with her letter sounds and words. She has approached my daughter in a way that I can’t and I’ve seen a lot of improvement. We’ve loved having Miss D come over- my daughter looks forward to it!

Kelsie, 12 lessons with Laura

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Laura has a lot of patience and experience. She has showed my girls a couple techniques on how to pronounce words to make reading easier for them and their confidence is showing. Can't wait to see how much more they progress to becoming fluent readers on their own.

Hugo, 72 lessons with Laura

Patient and good knowledge of what needs to be done

Laura is very patient with my granddaughter. She knows what her needs are and uses her patients to help my granddaughter with her reading skills. I think Laura is a good match and will help Athena with reading.

Mary, 19 lessons with Laura
Contact Laura

Response time: 47 minutes

$20/hour

Laura D.'s Photo

Laura D.

$20/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Laura

Response time: 47 minutes