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Laura

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I am a retired educational professional, who missed teaching students, so I have been working for Varsity Tutors for the last year. I have found this year with my students, to be very rewarding and enjoyable! During this time, I have taught students from 3rd grade to college level. The subjects I have taught are reading, spelling, writing, high school English, AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition. I Currently have students in all of these subjects. I have also helped in test prep this year with the GRE Writing portion, ACT English and Writing portion, SAT English portion, TACHS English portion, and PSAT English Portion, AP English Language and Composition, and AP English Literature and Composition. Many of my students have successfully passed these tests with a High Pass or on the AP 4's and 5's. My degree is from Cal State Fullerton in Business. I also have 2 credentials from Cal State Teach in California, multi-subject for elementary school, and a Single subject in English for high school. After a lengthy career in business, I pursued, and fell in love with a career in teaching! For 17 years, I predominately taught ESL students in elementary and high school. Even though, I didn't speak Spanish, I managed to teach my students successfully, with many going on to Ivy League Universities. I am experienced in teaching English, reading/writing K-12, AP Literature 6 yrs AP Language and Composition 6 yrs ,Test prep for AP Lit and AP Lang as well as writing for the GRE. Currently I have a seasonal position, working for ETS grading GRE and AP Language and Composition tests. I have graded these tests for 6 years. Also I work for Measurement Inc., grading the Star testing in English Writing for elementary grades.

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Laura’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: California State University-Fullerton - Bachelor in Business Administration, Business Administration and Management

Hobbies

I retired to the Texas Hill Country, where I discovered the love of outdoor landscaping. As Texas is such a large state, I love traveling to the hidden small towns, which represent so much of the culture of the South. Quilting is my art form, traditional and modern. I also enjoy walking and hiking on the many trails in Texas. Especially if they are by a creek or a river!

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Writing

AP English Language and Composition

AP English Literature and Composition

CAHSEE Prep

CAHSEE English

College English

Elementary School English

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing

English

ESL/ELL

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Literature

Middle School English

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing

Reading

STAAR Prep

Test Prep

Writing

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