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My day job is in the field of applied behavior analysis: I spend a lot of my time working to teach clients new skills and improve their lives. My most fulfilling moments are when a student is finally able to independently complete a task they weren't able to before.

This comes through in my tutoring. I utilize BST (behavior skills training) and a variety of best teaching practices from the field of ABA to help my students quickly master subjects to fluency. I am positive, I am patient, and I am skilled at working with students that need a little extra help or a slightly different approach to master knowledge. I would love to help you, too!

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Laurie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Florida - Bachelors, Psychology

Graduate Degree: Florida Institute of Technology - Current Grad Student, ABA

Test Scores

SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1520

SAT Math: 710

SAT Verbal: 800

SAT Writing: 710


ABA, science fiction novels, baking, hiking, kayaking, playing bass guitar

Tutoring Subjects

1st Grade

1st Grade Math

1st Grade Reading

1st Grade Writing

2nd Grade

2nd Grade Math

2nd Grade Reading

2nd Grade Writing

3rd Grade

3rd Grade Math

3rd Grade Reading

3rd Grade Science

3rd Grade Writing

4th Grade

4th Grade Math

4th Grade Reading

4th Grade Science

4th Grade Writing

5th Grade

5th Grade Math

5th Grade Reading

5th Grade Science

5th Grade Writing

6th Grade

6th Grade Math

6th Grade Reading

6th Grade Science

6th Grade Writing

7th Grade

7th Grade Math

7th Grade Reading

7th Grade Science

7th Grade Writing

8th Grade

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

8th Grade Science

8th Grade Writing

9th Grade

9th Grade Math

9th Grade Reading

9th Grade Writing



College English

Elementary School

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

FCAT 2.0 Prep

High School English


Homework Support


Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Writing





PSAT Critical Reading

PSAT Writing Skills




Social Sciences

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


Test Prep



Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I teach with fluency as the end goal. I want my students to not only understand material, but to retain it and be able to use it in a wide variety of settings, long after I am finished working with them.

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

The first step to teach any person anything is to assess their current abilities first.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Independence is key to fluency, which should always be the end goal of learning. I work with my students to generalize knowledge and utilize knowledge acquisition skills so they can begin to independently acquire new knowledge. Learning how to ask questions is a task that is just as important as learning how to provide the right answers.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

My background is in ABA, and I am skilled at utilizing specific praise and naturalistic reinforcement on an appropriate schedule to maintain learning gains and keep a learner motivated and excited to learn.

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