“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” -Pablo Picasso
Lauren Carpenter is a a K-12 certified educator in New York City. She has developed a true passion for teaching and helping children harness their creativity to make learning fun. Lauren believes that childrens’ creativity should not be viewed as separate from education, but should be utilized in learning in order to create sharp, independent thinkers who can meet the demands of our education system with smiles on their faces.
Lauren has been a teacher for 7 years. Starting out as a music and technology teacher at a Pre-K-8 private school in Connecticut, her love for teaching was born. With an interest in language, Lauren decided to become certified to teach English as a Second Language for the NYC Department of Education. She earned a Masters degree in K-12 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from City College of New York and worked in a public school in the Bronx for 4 years as a self contained ESL classroom teacher, instructing 5th grade for the first two years and 1st grade for the second two. Through these years, not only did Lauren develop herself as an ESL teacher but she also gained the experience of working as an elementary classroom teacher. She gained valuable experience teaching 5th grade, a testing grade, where students must be successful with challenging state exams. As a first grade teacher, Lauren was able to give children strategies to learn to read, write, do math and develop a love for what they can create that can carry them through their educational careers.
Most recently, Lauren has decided to return to gradutae school and is currently attending Teachers College at Columbia University. During this time she is building a steady base of private tutoring pupils. Lauren loves working one-on-one with children as she can devote her full attention to the child and he or she can prosper in the best environment possible. With her knowledge of the New York City school system, New York State Common Core standards, and state exams, Lauren is an excellent and resourceful private tutor who can really make a difference in a student’s education.
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If interested in tutoring please email at CarpenterLB@gmail.com