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Lauren Rupley

Lauren has worked with students as a private school teacher and independent tutor for almost a decade. From the nuances of English grammar to the rigors of Shakespeare, she treasures the opportunity to work with students as they complete initially daunting tasks and understand challenging texts. A Nashville native, Lauren graduated from Grove City College, majoring in English with a minor in Religion. Lauren obtained her Masters in Secondary Education at Peabody College while completing 7th and 9th grade student-teaching placements. Lauren then spent 6 years sharing her love for Romantic Poetry, Flannery O'Connor and Jane Austen with 9th-12th grade students at Ensworth High School. Lauren is energized by the creativity and curiosity of her 7th grade composition students as they identify parts of speech, write short stories and practice persuasive paragraphs. Lauren and her husband, Jeff, enjoy raising their two young boys in Franklin, TN.