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Laurel T.

Danbury, WI

$40/hour

Retired Professor/Teacher Literacy, Math, Study Skills for All Ages

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 3/21/17
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$40/Hour


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University of Minnesota-Duluth
Education
University of Idaho
MEd
University of Idaho
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota-Duluth (Education)

University of Idaho (MEd)

University of Idaho (PhD)

About Laurel

I am a retired professor and public school teacher with many years' experience teaching students in classroom settings and privately, one-to-one. I have worked recently as an Upward Bound tutor in area high schools and as a tutor for elementary and middle school students. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I've also worked with students with a range of needs, including learning disabilities, test anxiety, ASD and ADHD students, and students who have fallen behind in traditional academic settings due to illness or other life circumstances. I am patient, consistent, caring, and encourage and reward my students' persistence. I am adept at assessing students' proficiency in literacy, math, and general study skills and can tutor in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. I look forward to having a conversation about your needs or your child's needs. I am a retired professor and public school teacher with many years' experience teaching students in classroom settings and privately, one-to-one. I have worked recently as an Upward Bound tutor in area high schools and as a tutor for elementary and middle school students. I enjoy working with students of all ages. I've also worked with students Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Danbury, WI 54830
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a B.A.S in elementary education, a master's in literacy with an emphasis in remedial mathematics. I also have a PhD in Education with 30 years teaching and recent tutoring experience. As a licensed K-8 teacher I am expert in assessment and prescriptive teaching and can guarantee student progress in reading, writing, mathematics, and other content areas. I have stellar references. Children find my approach engaging and motivating. I'm infinitely patient and I encourage students (gently and persistently) to succeed, creating tangible, reasonable, academic goals with my students and documenting their hard work and progress with them. I use games and physical activities, music, and hands on materials to teach. I have a fabulous library of books and learning materials for students at all levels. I have experience working with students who struggle academically, including students who have learning disabilities. I also have experience tutoring gifted children. I strongly believe every child has talent that can be developed and I work carefully to build on each individual's academic strengths, interests. I quickly assess independence levels of students moving them toward responsibility for their own learning. I LOVE tutoring and teaching small groups. I'm a retired teacher who is high energy and young at heart and who recently moved from the Cities with my husband.

Reading

I have a master's in reading and a PhD in education. I have served on the faculty of Hamline University as a K-12 reading assessment teacher trainer. I have also supervised pre-K - high school teachers and reading specialists for UW-River Falls and the University of Idaho.

Study Skills

I have more than 10 years of experience teaching content-based study skills to high school and college students. I worked as a study skills counselor in the Tutoring and Academic Assistance Center at the University of Idaho for three years where I taught test taking skills, study skills, time management skills, and reading skills to undergraduate college students and graduate students. I also taught summer study skills courses through the University of Idaho College of Education for Upward Bound high school students and for the program "Early Start" for high school students. I incorporated study skills instruction as an elementary teacher and middle school teacher. I have a master's degree and PhD which included extensive training in helping under-achieving students reach their academic potential. I also worked as an Upward Bound study skills tutor for Forward Service Corporation in Northwestern Wisconsin where I worked with freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who struggled with study skills including test taking, time management, note-taking, English, reading, and writing. I am able to quickly assess students' strengths and skill levels and tutor prescriptively based on each student's individual needs.

University of Minnesota-Duluth
Education
University of Idaho
MEd
University of Idaho
PhD

Education

University of Minnesota-Duluth (Education)

University of Idaho (MEd)

University of Idaho (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurel will travel within 40 miles of Danbury, WI 54830.