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Laura is a nationally certified school psychologist working in the Chicago area (Click here to find out what school psychologists do, and why school psychologists make great tutors). She graduated Valedictorian from Truman State University with a Psychology degree and a minor in Computer Science. After college, she served as a case manager for foster children.  She then completed her degree in School Psychology from Illinois State University with a 4.0 grade point average.

Laura has worked as a school psychologist, academic interventionist, special education team facilitator, Response to Intervention (RTI) team organizer, and behavioral interventionist since her graduation, working with academic and behavioral problems at every level from the general education student to special education populations.  She has worked within and outside of the school setting to design effective academic intervention programs, serving students of all ages with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, and autism in all subjects including mathematics, reading, and writing, and English language learning.  She has tutored at community agencies to help adults learn English and recently obtained her advanced Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification. 

In her spare time, she enjoys writing, reading, traveling, yoga, studying Spanish, limericks, and salsa dancing.


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