Laura Lundgren

laura-lundgren
Primary Location:
Manchester, CT
Summer Location:
Manchester, CT
Ivy Bound Tutor Since:
2007
College:
Wheaton College
Grad School:
Springfield College

Programs I specialize in:

  • Academic Camps
  • Academic Tutoring: K-12
  • AP/SAT Languages
  • ISEE
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • SSAT

ABOUT LAURA


I’ve worked with Ivy Bound as a tutor and classroom teacher since 2007.  I am also a Connecticut Certified Spanish Teacher and have extensive experience teaching and tutoring Spanish and English as a second language to people of all ages in Connecticut, Spain, and the Dominican Republic.  I love to travel, and one of the most exciting things I’ve done as an Ivy Bound teacher was travel to Rwanda this past summer and teach ACT to Rwandan students eager to study in American colleges and universities.

With coaching and hard work, my students improve their test scores significantly.  While they start out with a solid knowledge base, the tutoring process helps them understand the test questions in a way that allows them to pick correct answers more often and more quickly than they previously could.

My students also find out more about themselves through the process than they expect.  When I work with students one on one, I quickly identify his or her learning style, strengths and weaknesses.  I then tailor my techniques to suit his or her personality and academic needs.  I explain my observations to the student and offer techniques that they can use to improve their overall performance in school.  My gentle but firm manner makes it easy to work with students who have learning disabilities and test anxiety.

 

RELEVANT AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • SAT, PSAT, SAT II Spanish, SSAT & ISEE
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Tutor and Classroom Teaching Experience at the Elementary, Secondary, Community College, and Adult Education Levels
  • Parent of a high school student and a college student

 

EDUCATION


 

Connecticut Teacher Certification, Spanish K-12

Springfield College, M.S. 1993

Wheaton College, B.S., 1987

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD


  • English Teacher in Valencia, Spain 2011-2012
  • Middle School and High School Spanish Teacher since January 2007
  • Community College level Faculty in Spanish and Psychology 2007-2010
  • Ivy Bound tutor and teacher since 2007
  • Program Developer , Grant Writer and Fundraiser and for various Non-Profit Organizations 1988-2006

 

Class Schedules

Online or In-Person Classes

Register for SAT/ACT or Speedy Reading

International Offerings

Students heading to U.S. Universities

Prep Now From Home For The SAT/ACT

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