Manhattanville College, Masters of Professional Studies in English and Special Education, 2011, 4.0 GPA; Colby College, 2006, major in English Literature, graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in Major; Dean’s List 2002-2006; High School Valedictorian.
Lauren earned her M.P.S. degree while acting as a learning specialist, supporting undergraduates with learning disabilities in their college-level mathematics, science, humanities, and social science coursework. She is adept at making complex concepts understandable to learners at all skill levels. As a New York State Certified Teacher in English and Special Education grades 5-12, she currently provides targeted special education services to students in the Bronx. Lauren believes that all students can excel when given appropriate supports and individualized attention.
A native of Mid-Coast Maine where tutoring programs were few and far between and an accomplished graduate of the state’s public school system, Lauren is a self-motivated individual who strives to foster the same ambition and determination to excel in her students. A tutor since 2007, she has worked with numerous public and private school students in Westchester, specializing in Test Prep, Mathematics, English, History, Earth Science, and Study Skills. She employs strategies to empower her students by establishing internal loci of control and developing their confidence in their academic abilities. Lauren’s success as an educator can be attributed to ability to empathize with her students, guiding them to channel their strengths and remediate their weaknesses.
When she isn’t tutoring, Lauren is likely reading a novel, viewing an independent film, or improving her physical fitness at the gym. She also enjoys exploring Westchester and tending to the needs of her two very demanding feline roommates.