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Laurie

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I have been an educator for 10 years in both the NYC and Miami metropolitan areas and can honestly say I love what I do. After graduating from NYU as an undergraduate, I received my master's degree in education from CUNY City College as I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in education. With many years of experience in and out of the classroom, I have seen firsthand how students learn differently and how important it is to meet each student where they are at. Most importantly, learning should be fun and I love to use music and art as tools to make any lesson more engaging. I am patient and understanding and will always make sure to listen to every question asked. My goal is to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable with the material at hand and will not continue on with any instruction until we are on the same page. I truly believe that all questions are great questions and I welcome all curious and inquisitive minds! I look forward to meeting you!

Laurie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: New York University - Bachelors, Social Work

Graduate Degree: CUNY City College - Masters, Special Education

Hobbies

singing, dancing, reading, writing, dog walking, exercising

Tutoring Subjects

College English

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Essay Editing

High School English

Homework Support

HSPT Language Skills Prep

HSPT Reading Prep

HSPT Verbal Prep

Other

Phonics

Public Speaking

Reading

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Test Prep

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all students learn differently, and it is my job as an educator to teach students in the best way they understand.

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

I would introduce myself and ask them if they have any questions. I would ask them what their interests are and what they are passionate about. I would create a relaxed, casual setting.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Music and art! These are two areas that make learning fun, and they are a must!

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

I would be patient and then eventually try a different method of teaching.