Laura I.|Austin, TX
10 yrs exp
48 yrs old
Expert Writing Instructor
Avg response < 4 hrs
Ph. D. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin
B. A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin.
I am an English writing instructor with over 20 years of experience, teaching a variety of levels.
I am offering tutoring to help students:
learn how to write better
develop critical thinking skills
refine college or graduate school application essays
prepare for standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, TOEFL, and AP tests.
My experience includes:
20 years teaching university level writing courses and staffing writing centers
7 years teaching high school, including 10th, 11th, 12th grades and AP Language and Composition
20 years tutoring students
In addition to tutoring, I am an adjunct instructor at St. Edward s University where I teach courses such as Rhetoric and Composition, Literature, American Dilemmas (a course that mixes sociology, political science, economics and writing), and Capstone (a senior thesis course). At the University, I also run a series of writing workshops for the College Assistance Migrant Program, a program that serves first generation college students who come from families that do migrant farm work.
One of my specialties is helping high school students make the transition to college level writing. Because I taught high school English for seven years, I have a keen awareness of what high school students need to focus on to be ready to do college level work. At the high school where I taught, I was known for being a rigorous teacher with strong results my students often earned the highest AP scores in the school.
I am committed to my students and truly care that they learn skills that they will be able to use throughout their academic careers and beyond.
Lessons are held either at my house or somewhere close by to maximize the number of hours I am available.
If you have questions regarding my experience or would like references, please contact me.