Laurie’s teaching philosophy is rooted in the student/teacher relationship and her belief in each learner’s capabilities. She combines this positive attitude with a clear understanding of the writing process, the importance of structure, and an excellent knowledge of grammar. Laurie has experience developing curriculum, leading workshops and classes, and working with students one-on-one. She is available for individual and small group work, both online and in person, and for classroom instruction.
COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY WRITING INSTRUCTION
Laurie specializes in guiding high school students on their journey toward college entrance by leading them through all aspects of the college application essay writing process. Through brainstorming, journaling, and drafting, her students uncover their most meaningful personal stories. Laurie then works with individuals on shaping their stories into compelling and successful essays.
WRITING AND EDITING
As a contract writer and editor, Laurie specializes in YA and middle grade projects. Laurie served as lead writer for FairyGodmotherAcademy.com, a companion to Jan Bozarth’s Fairy Godmother Academy book series. Her long-term editing client, Hamilton Scott Beazley recently landed a book deal with Disney’s Hyperion Books for his literary YA novel, Nowhere Except In Between.
She is also proficient in AP, MLA, and Chicago Styles; a sample of her work for UT Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement can be viewed at http://www.utexas.edu/diversity/.
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