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Laura D.

Patient, Flexible, and Successful English and Writing Tutor

Patient, Flexible, and Successful English and Writing Tutor

$45/hour

About Laura


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Teaching and learning are passions for me, and tutoring gives me an opportunity to share those passions with students and their families. I take time to get to know each student and how or she learns best so that tutoring sessions are useful and specialized. Many students need support outside of the traditional classroom environment, and I can provide content knowledge, motivation, organizational strategies, and specific teaching methods to help students achieve classroom success. As a...

Teaching and learning are passions for me, and tutoring gives me an opportunity to share those passions with students and their families. I take time to get to know each student and how or she learns best so that tutoring sessions are useful and specialized. Many students need support outside of the traditional classroom environment, and I can provide content knowledge, motivation, organizational strategies, and specific teaching methods to help students achieve classroom success. As a tutor, I am here to help students find the answers, understand the concepts, or develop the ideas so that they can be used and applied now and in the future.

I am offering tutoring in English, grammar, literature, and writing. I'm also available for assistance with the SAT and ACT reading and writing sections. For the upcoming semester, I have a flexible schedule, and I am happy to travel to a neutral location for our sessions.

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, and an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia. I taught high school literature, wriitng, and grammar for eleven years in the public school system. I currently work as an online college writing tutor for a private company.

Thank you for considering me, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

College of William and Mary
English
University of Virginia
MEd

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Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

-B.A. in English, College of William and Mary -M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia -11 years as a high school English teacher -1.5 years as a college essay reviewer/ tutor -private tutor experience with writing, grammar, documentation, and literature
Proofreading

Proofreading

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, and I taught high school English for eleven years. For over a year now, I have worked as a college writing tutor where I have helped students revise, edit, and proofread essays. These students have come from all levels of higher education, from freshman composition to doctoral candidates. I believe that proofreading should include not only help identifying errors, but explanations to prevent the error from occurring in future papers and drafts.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

-B.A. in English, College of William and Mary -M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia -11 years as a high school English teacher -1.5 years as a college essay reviewer/ tutor -private tutor experience with writing, grammar, documentation, and literature
Reading,

Reading

11 years experience teaching high school English, 7 teaching 12th grade. B.A. in English College of William and Mary
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

I taught eleven years of high school English in Virginia, where a large classroom focus was the vocabulary state standard. I choose to tutor vocabulary in two ways: by having a student read and develop understanding through context clues and by teaching root words. The second strategy is often the most effective, I create online quizzes and flash cards so students have online options for learning and review.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have 11 years of high school teaching experience, which included teaching reading and writing. Now, I work with college students on some of these same concepts: main idea, context, vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, etc. My B.A. from William and Mary also focused on these topics, and since I use them at work every day, they stay fresh in my mind. Finally, I do have experience working with students to improve their scores in the ACT!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Experience tutoring for the College Board and for both the SAT and ACT, College Board trained. Degrees in English and education.
English,

English

B.A. English William and Mary M. Ed. Education UVA 11 years of teaching experience 2 years of college writing tutoring experience
Grammar,

Grammar

-B.A. in English, College of William and Mary -M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia -11 years as a high school English teacher -1.5 years as a college essay reviewer/ tutor -private tutor experience with writing, grammar, documentation, and literature
Literature,

Literature

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary and an M.Ed. from UVA in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught high school English for eleven years. During that time, I taught all levels of literature and all genres, from Shakespeare to American literature to world literature. When I work with students on understanding and analyzing literature, I try to ask a lot of questions and help them develop a personal interpretation of the text rather than giving my opinion as fact. Literature is a passion, and I hope to share that passion.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, and I taught high school English for eleven years. For over a year now, I have worked as a college writing tutor where I have helped students revise, edit, and proofread essays. These students have come from all levels of higher education, from freshman composition to doctoral candidates. I believe that proofreading should include not only help identifying errors, but explanations to prevent the error from occurring in future papers and drafts.
Reading,

Reading

11 years experience teaching high school English, 7 teaching 12th grade. B.A. in English College of William and Mary
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, an M.Ed. from UVA, and I taught high school English for eleven years. During my time as a teacher, I taught SAT prep for both reading and writing as part of the public school system and as a private tutor. As part of the process, I give students a pretest, identify his or her strengths and weaknesses, and tailor the tutoring process toward those weak areas for the maximum benefit.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, an M.Ed. from UVA, and I taught high school English for eleven years. During my time as a teacher, I taught SAT prep for both reading and writing as part of the public school system and as a private tutor. As part of my tutoring process, I give students a pretest, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and tailor the tutoring process toward those weak areas for the maximum benefit.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

I taught eleven years of high school English in Virginia, where a large classroom focus was the vocabulary state standard. I choose to tutor vocabulary in two ways: by having a student read and develop understanding through context clues and by teaching root words. The second strategy is often the most effective, I create online quizzes and flash cards so students have online options for learning and review.
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, and I taught high school English for eleven years. For over a year now, I have worked as a college writing tutor where I have helped students revise, edit, and proofread essays. These students have come from all levels of higher education, from freshman composition to doctoral candidates. I believe that proofreading should include not only help identifying errors, but explanations to prevent the error from occurring in future papers and drafts.

Homeschool

English,

English

B.A. English William and Mary M. Ed. Education UVA 11 years of teaching experience 2 years of college writing tutoring experience
Reading,

Reading

11 years experience teaching high school English, 7 teaching 12th grade. B.A. in English College of William and Mary
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, an M.Ed. from UVA, and I taught high school English for eleven years. During my time as a teacher, I taught SAT prep for both reading and writing as part of the public school system and as a private tutor. As part of the process, I give students a pretest, identify his or her strengths and weaknesses, and tailor the tutoring process toward those weak areas for the maximum benefit.
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, and I taught high school English for eleven years. For over a year now, I have worked as a college writing tutor where I have helped students revise, edit, and proofread essays. These students have come from all levels of higher education, from freshman composition to doctoral candidates. I believe that proofreading should include not only help identifying errors, but explanations to prevent the error from occurring in future papers and drafts.

Most Popular

English,

English

B.A. English William and Mary M. Ed. Education UVA 11 years of teaching experience 2 years of college writing tutoring experience
Reading,

Reading

11 years experience teaching high school English, 7 teaching 12th grade. B.A. in English College of William and Mary
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, and I taught high school English for eleven years. For over a year now, I have worked as a college writing tutor where I have helped students revise, edit, and proofread essays. These students have come from all levels of higher education, from freshman composition to doctoral candidates. I believe that proofreading should include not only help identifying errors, but explanations to prevent the error from occurring in future papers and drafts.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

11 years experience teaching high school English, 7 teaching 12th grade. B.A. in English College of William and Mary
Writing

Writing

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, and I taught high school English for eleven years. For over a year now, I have worked as a college writing tutor where I have helped students revise, edit, and proofread essays. These students have come from all levels of higher education, from freshman composition to doctoral candidates. I believe that proofreading should include not only help identifying errors, but explanations to prevent the error from occurring in future papers and drafts.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have 11 years of high school teaching experience, which included teaching reading and writing. Now, I work with college students on some of these same concepts: main idea, context, vocabulary, sentence structure, grammar, etc. My B.A. from William and Mary also focused on these topics, and since I use them at work every day, they stay fresh in my mind. Finally, I do have experience working with students to improve their scores in the ACT!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Experience tutoring for the College Board and for both the SAT and ACT, College Board trained. Degrees in English and education.
Praxis,

Praxis

I graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in English, and I earned an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from UVA. I had a teaching license in the state of Virginia in English 6-12 from 1999-2013. My Praxis I Scores were as follows: Reading 184/190, Writing 184/190, and Mathematics 187/190.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, an M.Ed. from UVA, and I taught high school English for eleven years. During my time as a teacher, I taught SAT prep for both reading and writing as part of the public school system and as a private tutor. As part of the process, I give students a pretest, identify his or her strengths and weaknesses, and tailor the tutoring process toward those weak areas for the maximum benefit.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary, an M.Ed. from UVA, and I taught high school English for eleven years. During my time as a teacher, I taught SAT prep for both reading and writing as part of the public school system and as a private tutor. As part of my tutoring process, I give students a pretest, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and tailor the tutoring process toward those weak areas for the maximum benefit.
SOL

SOL

After teaching English in each of the high school grades, I am familiar with the Standards of Learning for 11th grade reading and writing. For years, I worked with the teachers at my school to run an after school workshop just to prepare for the tests. We taught strategies as well as content. This past summer, I tutored a young man for the SOL Writing Test. He had failed it three times as a special education student. After we worked on test-taking strategies, how to formulate an essay, and vocabulary, he passed with a 423.

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Reviews


Great teacher

Very good! Recognized I was a math based person and broke down English to a formula-like concept for my understanding. Would recommend.

Kerry , 1 lesson with Laura

Excellent Tutor - Would Definitely Use Again!

Laura really helped my son to better understand his writing assignment. He has not yet received his grade, but she was very knowledgeable and accommodating - and willing to work with his tight time constraints. Highly recommend

Cindy, 6 lessons with Laura

Extremely Knowledgeable and patient!

Laura is very knowledgeable, strategic and patient. We had a wonderful time planing the steps needed to put my child on track. Laura has an impressive background and is a joy to work with! We are so happy to be able to learn from her!

Ebony, 4 lessons with Laura

sure she is great tutor for English

she is really great tutor for English Grammar and reading ,I think she is the best tutor in Norfolk,Va and Virginia Beach.

Abdulaziz , 1 lesson with Laura

Excellent tutor!

I would highly recommend Laura as a tutor. She has the instructional experience and knowledge to be a very effective tutor. I found her to be especially helpful in writing. We will definitely use her again!

Lisa, 1 lesson with Laura
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Laura D.

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Response time: 7 hours