Introduction: Pleasure to meet you. My name is Lauren; I am a tutor and editor with over seven years of experience. I hold a bachelor’s degree in creative writing, a master’s degree in social work, and have been accepted to a master's and doctoral program in depth psychology and Jungian studies for 2024.
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I assist students in demystifying the test prep process, teaching a combination of foundational knowledge as well as strategy in all sections of the ACT and SAT. I specialize in helping students to raise their scores to qualify for “reach” schools. Drawing from my background as a therapist (LMSW), I am experienced in helping students who may struggle with test-taking anxiety, working to enhance their executive functioning skills and boost their sense of self efficacy and self esteem.
Typically, I suggest 8-12 weekly, one-hour tutoring sessions. I assign weekly homework designed to both track progress as well as allow students a chance to integrate and practice skills learned during sessions. I average a 3-5 point increase on the ACT and a 200-250 point increase on the SAT. I personally scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT.
I offer a half hour-long trial session to all prospective clients.
READING AND WRITING
I teach clients to communicate clearly, effectively, and eloquently in both creative and academic writing styles. I guide students through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming to editing. I assist them in developing an effective argument, clarifying the flow of their ideas, and skillfully utilizing supporting evidence. I also work with students to improve sentence structure and flow as well as grammar and punctuation.
I believe that anybody who can speak or read can learn to write. One of my greatest joys is helping clients to overcome judgments and writer's block to discover the pleasure of writing and find their their true voice.
I assist students ranging from middle school to doctoral candidates. I am familiar with MLA and APA formatting styles. I have edited over a dozen fiction and nonfiction manuscripts and have been published in Newcity Chicago. I have also held positions composing and editing documents used in medical litigation cases.