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Laurie Flood
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Hello, everyone!

It has been a while, but I have written a new post in my English Language Learner blog with links and level recommendations for quite a few new, free ebooks. The books are suitable for Beginners through Early Advanced students (Beginners through RL 4, which are the majority of my students).

You can find the post with all of the links to the free ebooks and level information (by reading level) here:
https://forjapanesestudentsofenglish.wordpress.com/…/many-…/

If you are not one of my students, you likely do not know your English reading level. I provide a Google Helpouts lesson in which we can quickly determine your level. At the end of the lesson, I will provide you a reading list with books in English at your reading level, like the ones in the blog post that are either inexpensive or free and interesting. You can take a lesson with me in order to determine your English level here: https://helpouts.google.com/10079772789…/…/accdd2afb6e7bcb5…

Happy reading!

P.S. Google Plussers, please realize that I do not provide free, impromptu English lessons. I am still, at times, hearing on Hangouts from sometimes highly insistent people who expect I will just drop paying lessons and engage them in conversation online.  This is not fair to me, nor to my paying students.  If you would like a lesson, please set it up through Google Helpouts (https://helpouts.google.com/100797727899452785350/ls/8f068d77df721208?authuser=0).  I do expect to be paid for my work and the lessons that I have created for my students. 
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I just wrote a new blog post in response to a fellow blogger's request for information about the three best things that could be done to improve public school education in the United States.  It is about the Common Core State Standards from the perspective of working teachers and prestigious professional development organizations for teachers.  I encourage all voters and parents to read it, and to look at the Common Core Standards for their child's grade. 

http://satreadingwriting.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/public-education-in-america-and-the-common-core-state-standards/

Here is a link to the standards:
http://www.corestandards.org/read-the-standards/

Click on the links on the right for the mathematics and English language arts standards.  It is always best that we do a bit of reading and researching ourselves, rather than having the media tell us what they would like us to think. 
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I am a California credentialed classroom teacher, former lead teacher, and teacher trainer. I have a Masters in Education and 17 years experience teaching English in the public schools. I am finishing up a graduate certificate in mathematics for grades 5 through 8 and am looking for 3 students willing to take an easy and fun lesson online that will introduce them to probability. Probability comes up in the 6th grade Common Core standards. The lesson is the last lesson I need to provide to complete the requirements for my graduate certificate. I had a family lined up, but they have had an urgent situation come up and cannot attend the lesson. I need to hopefully get the lesson in by Saturday.

If you can help me complete my graduate program by having your child take a fun probability lesson with me, I would be happy to provide another free mathematics (Prealgebra) lesson of your choice or English lesson (such as SAT preparation or AP English Language and Composition lesson) via Google Helpouts for your help.

You can contact me via Google Hangouts or LaurieFlood “at” netscape.net

My credentials and experience are vetted here:
http://satreadingwriting.wordpress.com/about/

The first link has all vetted and verified California state credentials and a letter of reference. 


Thanks in advance!


P.S. I can also start a post about the Common Core Mathematics Standards here as well.  I am not advertising, but only need to get one more lesson in to get my mathematics education graduate certificate.  I hope the moderator would be understanding of this. 
Laurie Flood is a California-credentialed, former lead English teacher and teacher trainer and is National Board Certified.  She is credentialed by the state of California to teach English both to ...
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I am a California credentialed classroom teacher, former lead teacher, and teacher trainer. I have a Masters in Education and 17 years experience teaching English in the public schools. I am finishing up a graduate certificate in mathematics for grades 5 through 8 and am looking for 3 students willing to take an easy and fun lesson that will introduce them to probability. Probability comes up in the 6th grade Common Core standards. The lesson is the last lesson I need to provide to complete the requirements for my graduate certificate. I had a family lined up, but they have had an urgent situation come up and cannot attend the lesson. I need to hopefully get the lesson in by Saturday.

If you can help me complete my graduate program by having your child take a fun probability lesson with me, I would be happy to provide another free mathematics (Prealgebra) lesson of your choice or English lesson (such as SAT preparation or AP English Language and Composition lesson) via Google Helpouts for your help.

You can contact me via Google Hangouts or LaurieFlood “at” netscape.net

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks, Google!  I am credentialed classroom English teacher, lead teacher, and teacher trainer that provides full service English lessons and tutoring online, including English as a Second Language (#Englishlessons), SAT and AP English test prep, as well as reading and writing remediation services.  You can find me on Google Helpouts: https://helpouts.google.com/search?q=Laurie%20Flood

Your first Helpout with me is free.  Use the coupon code: LAURIE15Z

I have a blog for SAT Reading and Writing:  http://satreadingwriting.wordpress.com/

and a blog for my English Language Learners:
http://forjapanesestudentsofenglish.wordpress.com/
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+Casey Monroe We just redeemed the offer. Thanks!
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I thought I had my blog automatically informing people on Google Plus about updates, but I see that has not been happening. I will try to get everyone caught up in the next few weeks.  You might want to simply follow my blog by clicking the "Follow" button on the bottom right of any blog page. 

This week's news is that the website "We Give Books" has another really good ebook for Level 4 (reading level) English Language Learners.  It was written by one of the first men on the moon, Buzz Aldrin.  The illustrations are beautiful.  Here is the article link:

http://forjapanesestudentsofenglish.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/new-free-ebook-on-the-history-of-flight-and-space-exploration/

Here is the link to my blog:
http://forjapanesestudentsofenglish.wordpress.com/

and my Facebook English Conversation Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/230493217059723/

If you would like to join the group, just go to the group page and ask to join. 

Also, one clarification, since I have had a few people who have not seemed to understand:  If you have never taken a Helpout before, your first lesson with me is free, if you use the coupon code: LAURIE15Z here: https://helpouts.google.com/100797727899452785350/ls/8f068d77df721208

But, that is the first lesson.  I do charge for my lessons (but anyone is free to follow my blog and Facebook English Conversation Group), as you can see.  I never do impromptu conversations on Google Hangouts or Skype.  I just do not have the time.  I am busy teaching paying students, making seven levels of lessons for them, and updating my absolutely free blog and Facebook group to help all English Language Learners.  I would like for everyone to understand and respect this.  Thanks in advance.
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I have begun providing Pre-Algebra tutoring in addition to the English language arts lessons I already provide.  Please contact me about how you can get the first lesson free. 

I am a 17-year veteran, credentialed classroom teacher. I have taught all four core subjects, but I have been a middle school teacher for the majority of my career. I have been a lead teacher and teacher trainer. I have a Masters in Education and am just completing a graduate course in mathematics instruction for grades five through eight.

The lessons are online and are via Skype or Google Hangouts and follow the Common Core and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics guidelines. The lessons use manipulatives, pictures, charts, and graphs that allow students to see and understand mathematics in a very concrete manner. Students learn through fun and challenging activities to derive the formulas we learned in school and see why they work. Then, they use the formulas and procedures to solve real world problems. I include mathematics games, which helps students improve their speed and fluency. There is quite a bit of emphasis on being able to make an estimation of the correct answer in order to see if their answer makes sense.

I also am very willing to work with a group of two or three students at the same level of mathematics in order to reduce the cost for parents. These lessons work very well in this manner. Students work together to puzzle out ideas as they try to solve the problem. There is a mix of group and individual work in such lessons, and the games are more fun in this manner.

More about NCTM mathematics instruction can be found on my blog:
http://satreadingwriting.wordpress.com/

If you would like to follow my blog, you will find a button in black on the bottom right of the page that says, "Follow."

The first lesson is free, for a limited time. 

BTW... The rate listed on the Wyzant website is incorrect.  It is $25 per 55 minute lesson. 
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I am a California credentialed classroom teacher, former lead teacher, and teacher trainer. I have a Masters in Education and 17 years experience teaching English in the public schools. I am finishing up a graduate certificate in mathematics for grades 5 through 8 and am looking for 3 students willing to take an easy and fun lesson that will introduce them to probability. Probability comes up in the 6th grade Common Core standards. The lesson is the last lesson I need to provide to complete the requirements for my graduate certificate. I had a family lined up, but they have had an urgent situation come up and cannot attend the lesson. I need to hopefully get the lesson in by Saturday.

If you can help me complete my graduate program by having your child take a fun probability lesson with me via Skype or Hangouts, I would be happy to provide another free mathematics (Prealgebra) lesson of your choice or English lesson (such as SAT preparation or AP English Language and Composition lesson) via Google Helpouts for your help.

You can contact me via Google Hangouts or LaurieFlood “at” netscape.net

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks so much, +Kristen Daukas !  You and your family saved the day!  You can have a free English or middle school mathematics from me any time you would like.  Just PM me.  You and anyone else can also get a free lesson by using the coupon code LAURIE15Z until March on Google Helpouts.   Thanks a bunch!  Please give your two wonderful daughters an ice cream.  They worked hard and were great!
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What a great chart to help students learn how to use the modal verbs!

Thanks, Yulia!
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Just as I made my first post here, the moderator posted the guidelines.  I sure hope that the majority of us did not violate the guidelines by posting about our businesses.  I saw it after I made the post.  Actually, I would hope that each person joining the community would have a place to introduce themselves and tell about their business.  This helps us better get help and help each other. 

Should we delete our introductory posts?  Will you?  How do we work around this initial faux pas?
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+Laurie Flood, we'd like to send you a little token of thanks for joining the community, introducing yourself and offering some feedback. It's great to have you around—Helps make the place feel nice and Googley. Look out for a private message.
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I recently helped a student prepare for the AP English Language and Composition exam.  I wrote down some information for parents and students who are considering taking the exam in my blog:

http://satreadingwriting.wordpress.com/ap-english-language-and-composition-exam/

I strongly advise parents and students to read this blog entry, if they are considering this exam.  It is very different and much harder than the SAT or ACT tests.

I did the AP English prep lessons as a part of a Google Helpout.  I decided to offer an AP English Language and Composition Helpout.  It will be approved soon.  Until then, feel free to take an AP English Language and Composition Helpout ( #apenglishexams ) under my SAT Helpout: https://helpouts.google.com/100797727899452785350/ls/a1331d116c6bf44e?authuser=0

Your first Helpout is free if you use the coupon code: LAURIE15Z.  You can use this code for a first free Helpout for any of my lessons, including my English as a Second Language Lessons: https://helpouts.google.com/100797727899452785350/ls/8f068d77df721208?authuser=0
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Teaching English as a Second Language, Mathematics Remediation, Reading and Writing Remediation, Teacher Trainer
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  • Founder - Online English and ESL Lessons for Children and Adults
    Teacher, 2011 - present
    I own an eLearning company that provides research-based EFL lessons, SAT preparation services, reading, writing, and mathematics remediation services. EFL lessons: http://forjapanesestudentsofenglish.wordpress.com/ en español: http://1profesoradeingles.wordpress.com/ SAT Preparation, Mathematics, and Reading/Writing Remediation: http://satreadingwriting.wordpress.com/
  • Mills Middle School
    Teacher, Lead Teacher, Teacher Trainer, Curricular Leader, 1996 - 2006
    Laurie is a highly trained English language arts teacher who has also taught social studies. She was a lead teacher and teacher trainer at her former school district. She conducted inservices for teachers in issues of literacy across the curriculum, reading and writing instruction, and reading and writing remediation - all the while remaining in the classroom as a full time teacher at a Title I school that was the designated ELL middle school in the district. She achieved National Board Certification in 1999, and has taught all four core subjects at the primary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school level.
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Laurie is a former National Board Certified teacher, lead teacher, and teacher trainer. 

  • She has a Masters in Education with a Specialization of Teaching English as a Second Language and is a California credentialed elementary and secondary teacher

  • She has taught all four core subjects at the primary, upper elementary, middle school, and high school level. 

  • She trained other teachers in issues of literacy across the curriculum and English language arts instruction and remediation.

  • She makes learning fun and interesting and pushes you to do your best. 

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Education
  • Walden University
    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education, 2013 - present
    Graduate Certificate in Mathematics Education for Grades 5 - 8
  • University of Southern California
    Psychology with minors in Comparative Literature and Political Science, 1978 - 1983
  • Chapman University
    Teacher Credential Program, 1989 - 1991
  • Walden University
    Masters in Education, 2011 - 2013
    Masters in Education with a Specialization in Teaching English as a Second Language
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