Lauren Elizabeth Test Prep and Writing Tutoring
Lauren Elizabeth Test Prep and Writing Tutoring

Lauren Elizabeth Test Prep and Writing Tutoring

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Introduction: **EXCLUSIVELY WORKING ONLINE** Pleasure to meet you. My name is Lauren; I am a tutor 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 as a doctoral candidate in depth psychology and Jungian studies for 2024. I offer a free 30 minute trial session for prospective clients. TEST PREP 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 (LCSW), 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. 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.
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Hired 61 times

Serves Chicago, IL

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9 years in business

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Belinda W.
1 month ago
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Lauren is an excellent tutor. She worked with my granddaughter for months. Her grade in English has improved. I would definitely recommend her. Thanks to her unwavering consistency my granddaughter is able to tackle her English class with ease!

Details: High school • General reading and writing • Essay writing / review • Creative writing • Basic • Improve grades at school • Remotely (phone or internet)

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Giles L.
Jan 16, 2024
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My son is in 10th grade and he was struggling with limited time essay writing in his honor English class. Lauren helped him gaining confidence writing down his thoughts after deciding thesis and structure. My son achieved a score of 91 out of 100 in the latest session with her help!!

Details: High school • Reading comprehension • Essay writing / review • Advanced • Improve grades at school • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Michelle B.
Oct 11, 2023
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Elizabeth is working with my daughter who is a junior college student. A has neurodiversity challenges. Elizabeth has been able to not only provide support and guidance but also tools and skills that enable A to become more confident and self-sufficient. We've had many tutors over the years and I can honestly say Elizabeth is one of the very best A has ever worked with in any subject.

Details: College • Essay writing / review • Native speaker • Learn new topics and techniques • Once a week • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Courtney G.
Jun 17, 2023
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Lauren made learning how to write an annotated bibliography (and ultimately, my first college undergraduate research paper) as easy and carefree as taking a walk. She is an amazing instructor and exceedingly patient, and she will be my primary resource for any of my future paper writing endeavors. Oh, and I got an A on both my annotated bibliography and my research paper! 😊

Details: College • Essay writing / review • Intermediate • Learn new topics and techniques • As recommended by professional • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Kindra B.
May 30, 2023
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Although my son has only met with Lauren one time so far, we found her to be very thoughtful, professional, and easy to engage with. Additionally, her tutoring feedback was very helpful for my son who is working on strengthening his middle school writing. We would definitely work with her again and recommend her to others!

Details: Middle school • Essay writing / review • Creative writing • General reading and writing • Native speaker • Improve grades at school • As recommended by professional • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

Reading and Writing Tutoring
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    I am happy to discuss adjusting any quoted price. Please message me directly for pricing information. I offer a 50% discount on a single session for any referrals who sign on as new clients.

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