Laura's experience and expertise allows her to successfully build a positive mentorship in which she tailors her instruction to a student's individual strengths, weaknesses and learning style.
In addition to providing in-depth, individualized educational therapy, Laura’s training and experience uniquely qualify her to provide tutoring services in a number of academic areas for students of all ages who require support in specific subjects.
As a professional tutor, Laura assists students with homework completion, reading comprehension, written expression, expanding the writing process, vocabulary development, organizational skills, study skills and self advocacy skills. Tutoring is based upon the student’s skill level as well as improving grades and overall academic performance. She collaborates cooperatively and efficiently with highly skilled and qualified tutors specializing in mathematics, foreign language and science.
Laura uses traditional, tried and true teaching strategies to empower students to succeed. Textbooks, homework assignments, projects and materials from the student’s classes become the foundation for tutoring sessions. Sometimes tutoring methods must focus on re-learning previous skills in order to ensure future academic success. After an initial meeting, Laura will be able to assess the student’s level of performance and determine what necessary steps are needed to improve academic improvement.
An individualized program, with specific and measurable academic goals will be developed and implemented for your child. Laura’s tutoring services include communication with parents, teachers and outside professionals as to the student’s ongoing educational needs.
Tutoring becomes necessary when a student appears to be having difficulty understanding and completing homework assignments, is falling behind, is performing poorly on tests, resulting in poor grades, or is discouraged about a particular subject. When one or more of these conditions exist, it is the time to hire a qualified and experienced tutor who can provide specific remediation within a specific subject area.
Tutoring can also be extremely beneficial for highly successful students who desire to fine tune their skills and improve their grades.
Summer is a great time to remediate academic skills in preparation for the upcoming school year. Tutoring can, and does, result in improved grades, increased self esteem, personal empowerment and academic success.