“ PSSP has helped me grow and feel better about my classes. ”
- PSSP Student Spring 2015

Staff: Kathy Prater

Laura M. Pate

Email: kprater@colled.msstate.edu
Hometown: Effingham, Illinois
Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education (Eastern Illinois University); M.Ed. in Reading and Literacy (MUW)
Job: Instructor, TLC
Phone Number: 662.325.7250
Office Location: Allen Hall, 262B


What are you currently teaching?
College Reading and Study Skills, Intermediate Reading, and Study Skills

What do you enjoy most about working with MSU students?
The diversity of students in the classroom and the willingness of students to learn new strategies to make success more attainable.

What is the most important advice you would give students?
Take time to get to know your instructors and be invested in your own learning by becoming actively engaged in the classroom.

Why should students take advantage of The Learning Center?
The Learning Center provides many options to refine skills and strategies that you will need not only at the university level but in lifelong experiences.

What are your hobbies or What do you do during your spare time?
I like to read, spend time outdoors, hiking, boating, camping, and crochet.

What are your research interest/specialty areas?
Learning Differences and Accommodations. Reading and Literacy

Professional Activities?
International Dyslexia Association
International Reading Association