Originally from New Jersey, Laura moved to New Orleans to attend Tulane University where she studied Public Health and International Development. Upon graduating, Laura joined Teach for America (TFA) and moved to Oahu. During her two year commitment with TFA, Laura taught 7th grade Special Education math. While becoming certified in math, Laura pursued an MA in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University with a focus in Secondary Education. In her second year, Laura co-founded and co-facilitated an all-girl after school club called Empowered. Laura decided to stay teaching for a third year at her placement school, and became certified in Special Education, switched to teaching both math and English.
Following her years teaching, Laura moved to Phnom Penh where she worked for three months with an NGO, the Harpswell Foundation. As a Leadership Resident in an all-girls dorm, Laura taught Khmer university women core curriculum classes related to job skills and debate, and supported the girls with applications and English speaking, reading, writing. While working as a Leadership Resident, Laura became a volunteer with the Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC). At CWCC she created and taught informal English speaking and reading lessons to a group of 3-6 adult staff members. Her diverse set of experiences has allowed her to specialize in ESL, elementary, and middle school tutoring with Cambridge Coaching.
When Laura isn’t tutoring or working as a Teen Outreach Advocate, you can find her by the beach.