Marymount University (BA Liberal Studies)
Marymount University (MEd)
I have over 15 years' experience working with elementary age children both in a classroom setting and as a tutor. I have been certified by the State of Virginia as a K-8 teacher and have held an endorsement as a Reading Recovery teacher for K-2. My strengths are helping children in reading and writing, but I can also assist with mathematics up through the 5th grade level.
I have a love of teaching and learning. The most rewarding part of my passion is watching children learn, succeed, and grow with their education.
Location will be at The Tuckahoe Library (private Study rooms if available) unless an alternate location is decided upon. I will also go to Gayton Library and Bon Air Library to teach lessons.
I previously taught as a Classroom Teacher, Reading Recovery Teacher, and Reading Resource Teacher for K-6 grades. I am a member of the FEA (Fairfax Education Association), VEA (Virginia Education Association), and the NEA (National Education Association).
Please contact me if you are interested in having me asses your child’s ability level and to work with him or her on helping improve their progress in school. I have over 15 years' experience working with elementary age children both in a classroom setting and as a tutor. I have been certified by the State of Virginia as a K-8 teacher and have held an endorsement as a Reading Recovery teacher for K-2. My strengths are helping children in reading and writing, but I can also assist with mathematics up
My rate can vary from $40-$50 an hour based on preparation needed for each lesson.
Laura is great tutor. I can see how comfortable my son is with her. He is really happy because she is patient with him. I'm really happy with her.
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As a teacher, I have worked with many students over the years diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. My daughter, currently 15, was diagnosed with ADHD at a very young age. She has always been, and still is, a straight A English student. I am able to work patiently with ADD/ADHD students and teach them the skills needed for them to be able to succeed and help themselves. I have a Master's degree in Education PreK-8.
I am a certified teacher for grades NK-8. There is common core curriculum taught at each grade level. I have the knowledge and ability to teach and research the standards of learning for each grade level in order to provide the proper instruction and assistance needed.
I have a Maters degree in Education PreK-8. Therefore I am able to teach all of these grade levels. I actively taught in Fairfax County Public Schools. I am further certified to teach English and Social Studies on a Middle school level.
I am a certified teacher for grades K-8 and trained as a reading resource teacher for grades K-6. I can focus on your child's needs with reading and writing. Comprehension, retelling, researching skills etc. Whatever the focus of study is for the specific grade level and the standards of learning required to know for that year. I have also been specially trained as a reading recovery teacher which enables me to teach any child to read and write beginning with there specific needs. This training is geared toward K-1 grades.
As a teacher who was certified to teach PreK-8, handwriting was part of the lower grade level curriculum. While teaching, handwriting was an ongoing piece of the curriculum that sometimes had to be focused on more individually for older students. I am now a retired teacher and I have taught handwriting.
Since I have been trained as a Reading Recovery Teacher and trained in ELLI (Early Literacy Learning Initiative), I am qualified to teach phonics. I have experience from teaching in Fairfax County Public schools as a reading/writing resource teacher and have taught phonics skills at different grade levels. I also taught phonics as a classroom teacher.
I am a trained reading recovery teacher. Sometimes reading is not the only problem; comprehension and retelling are the areas of struggle as well. I am able to teach children not only how to read, but how to comprehend and retell what they have read. I have also worked as a reading resource teacher for grades K-6.
Working as a K-6 Reading Resource Teacher and certified as a PreK-8 classroom teacher, I was involved with giving and instructing teachers in how to give Standardized Tests. These standardized tests included grade level SOL's. As a classroom teacher I gave the SOL's to my first grade students.
I am able to work with individuals and show them ways to approach studying based on their skills. As a teacher, I am able to look specifically at what skills a child is using and what skills they need to learn. Sometimes I will find find that suggesting another way to look at ones material is all that is needed to help with their ability to study independently. Other times, modeling how to look at material and showing different ways to approach studying the content helps.
Reading and writing go hand in hand. One's writing should be an accurate reflection on what you have just read. Whether the writing is a retelling, an author response, writing for a particular reason or to a specific audience. These are just a few areas of focus. There are a vast number of possibilities that I can help with.