Laura J.

Laura J.


Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Will travel 10 miles

$40 per hour.

4.83 23 ratings

Personalized, student centered, fun tutor to make learning fun again.

I love helping people reach their full potential and learn the many ways of learning that do not stereotype each individual student. It has been my pleasure to work with several hundred students by improving their test scores, and grades, but more importantly to help them build their self-confidence to reach their ultimate potential. I worked for 7 years as a special education assistant, specializing in children with ADD and dyslexia. I also homeschooled my four sons till middle school. I g... [more]

American History




I have been a reading tutor for over 15 years. I worked as a co-teacher and special education assistant for exceptional learning students which span the ages of second to 12th grade. I use a two-step process that includes both reading and writing.




I have been working with English basics for students for over 10 years.


World History



Elementary Math

Elementary Math is more than just adding and subtracting numbers. When a child learns how to compare, describe, sort, measure they begin to look at the world differently. As students progress through the process of Elementary Math they begin to understand a little of how their world works.

Elementary Science

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked in co-teaching (K-6th) for over 10 years. Teaching students in Art, Science, Health, Reading, Math, Social Studies, Music. I also homeschooled my own 4 sons for many years. I well versed in the protocol in the many teaching styles and understand that each student is different and requires tutors to adapt to each one.


I've used phonics to teach my own sons how to read as well as when I worked in as a special education assistant for 10 years. Teaching the sounds of letters is vitally important in knowing how to pronounce words and eventually string those words together and read. I also use phonics as a tool when tutoring dyslexia students.


I was a certified special education assistant for 7 years focusing on sensory processing disorders as well as ADD and ADHD. I also home-schooled my own son who has ADD and ADHD. Since the degree of ADD and ADHD are different for each student, I tailor my tutoring methods to meet the needs of each student. ADD and ADHD students need to see the big picture and answer the all important question of "Why?" I help them see why we need to do a task and how it will help them in the future.


I have worked in special education for over 10 years, specializing in students with dyslexia. I also have a husband and a son with dyslexia that I home schooled for a time. I take a multifaceted approach to helping students and people with this issue because dyslexia is as unique as the person.


I graduated with a BA in Health & Wellness with a minor in nutrition. I'm currently working on my certification as a holistic nutritional counselor. I excel at focusing on our nutritional guidelines while maintaining health and well-being.


I've been crocheting since I was 5, designing my first sweater when I was 10. I am an avid crocheter and have taught classes to grade and middle school students as well as adults.