Laura graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Santa Barbara, where she earned her degree in Comparative Literature. She earned her Teaching Credential in Elementary Education and Master’s Degree from UC Santa Barbara in 2011.
Laura taught fourth grade for six years, and she is currently a first-grade teacher at SFUSD, where she uses balanced literacy and guided reading to teach emergent readers and writers. As an educator, Laura believes in the power of building strong relationships with all of her students. After school hours, Laura tutors elementary and middle school students.
Laura finds tutoring particularly rewarding because it is a space where the tutor can focus on meeting the specific needs of her student. In the classroom environment, a student’s success is often tied to his or her assessments and work product, whereas in a tutoring session, success is defined by the progress the student makes with his or her tutor and the learning that happens when they discover misconceptions and work them out together.