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Hello, I am a recent graduate with a Liberal Arts degree with a major in Biology, a minor in Spanish, and a concentration in pre-medicine. A multidisciplinary education has taught me to be well versed in all subjects, including writing intensive courses.

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Laurie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Carthage College - Bachelors, Biology minor in Spanish


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Tutoring Subjects


College Biology

Conversational Spanish

High School Biology


Life Sciences




Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Q & A

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

By teaching effective study techniques, and providing resources, I can help a student become an independent learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I help students stay motivated through the establishment of goals, and keeping track of progress.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

When difficulty arises, I help by coming up with metaphors and acronyms to make complex concepts seem simple.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

Students who struggle with comprehension must be able to relate the material in a way they understand. Asking questions always helps.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Successful strategies are breaking a subject or concept down to an equation or method that works best to piece it back together.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

To help a student get excited and engaged, I try to keep a positive attitude and focus on the overall outcome and goals.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Small quizzes and testing methods ensure the student understands the material.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

I build a student's confidence by encouraging them and acknowledging their success. The more confidence they have, the better they will perform in a subject.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

I evaluate a student's need by asking introductory questions and identifying the areas of weakness based on their answers. As a personal relationship develops, I can also evaluate their needs.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My teaching philosophy is to break complex concepts down into a simple method the student can understand.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session, I would assess the strengths and weaknesses of the student to identify their learning habits.

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