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Laura M.

Berkeley, CA

$45/hr

Engineering M.S. Tutoring Math, Physics (can also tutor in Spanish)

Usually responds in about 15 hours

Engineering M.S. Tutoring Math, Physics (can also tutor in Spanish)

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Availability: M, Th, F: 5-9 pm

I recently moved to Salt Lake City after spending the last two years as a scientific researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. I have experience teaching and tutoring basic as well as complex scientific subjects. I am a trained engineer, with a M.S. from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

At UC Berkeley I taught an introductory fluid mechanics course, for which I obtained outstanding student reviews. In the past I have also independently tutored engineering graduate students in physics, water chemistry, calculus, and fluid mechanics. Other technical subjects that I am available to tutor are middle-school and high-school and basic undergraduate math (algebra, geometry, pre-calc, calculus), and MATLAB programming.

I am a native Spanish speaker, so any of the technical subjects that I mentioned above in Spanish as well as English.

My teaching methodology is to aid my students in developing an intuition that will allow them to easily tackle complex problems, understand underlying principles, and independently overcome difficulties when faced with challenging material.

Feel free to contact me for information about my availability. I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

"Clear, creative and engaging"

- Jennifer, Berkeley, CA on 12/7/13

"Incredibly helpful!"

- Ellis, Berkeley, CA on 2/19/14

"Great tutor, patient and effective - highly recommended."

- Sonia, Richmond, CA on 1/8/14

"Great MATLAB tutor"

- Sheila, Berkeley, CA on 12/15/13

"Excellent, helpful and passionate tutor."

- Alex, Berkeley, CA on 12/11/13
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL
Computer:
General Computer, MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Civil Engineering

I have graduated with a Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. While in school I taught an undergraduate level fluid mechanics class (CE100) for one semester, and tutored students in others (groundwater hydrology: CE173, vadose zone hydrology: CE202A, water chemistry: CE105, and introduction to fluid mechanics CE100).

Currently, I work as a fluid mechanics researcher at the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at UC Berkeley.

MATLAB

I have over 5 years of experience using MATLAB for different applications. In the past I have tutored undergraduate engineering students on the use of MATLAB to help solve math problems. To tutor MATLAB programming I will create a series of exercises designed to show the student the specific tools that they will need for their desired application. I am a trained engineer, with an M.S. from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Spanish

Besides growing up in a Spanish-speaking country I took Spanish grammar and literature classes for over 15 years.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Eng.
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mechanical Eng.)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)

Clear, creative and engaging — Laura brings clarity to complex math and engineering subjects by building on basic concepts and thinking creatively about how to explain concepts with words, equations, drawings and even descriptive imagery. She's often saying things like "Imagine that you are a fluid particle..." and then starts drawing beautiful diagrams (she's multi-talented!). Her note-taking style is so readable, clear and d ...

— Jennifer, Berkeley, CA on 12/7/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA 94704.


About Laura

Availability: M, Th, F: 5-9 pm

I recently moved to Salt Lake City after spending the last two years as a scientific researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. I have experience teaching and tutoring basic as well as complex scientific subjects. I am a trained engineer, with a M.S. from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

At UC Berkeley I taught an introductory fluid mechanics course, for which I obtained outstanding student reviews. In the past I have also independently tutored engineering graduate students in physics, water chemistry, calculus, and fluid mechanics. Other technical subjects that I am available to tutor are middle-school and high-school and basic undergraduate math (algebra, geometry, pre-calc, calculus), and MATLAB programming.

I am a native Spanish speaker, so any of the technical subjects that I mentioned above in Spanish as well as English.

My teaching methodology is to aid my students in developing an intuition that will allow them to easily tackle complex problems, understand underlying principles, and independently overcome difficulties when faced with challenging material.

Feel free to contact me for information about my availability. I look forward to hearing from you!

Testimonials

"Clear, creative and engaging"

- Jennifer, Berkeley, CA on 12/7/13

"Incredibly helpful!"

- Ellis, Berkeley, CA on 2/19/14

"Great tutor, patient and effective - highly recommended."

- Sonia, Richmond, CA on 1/8/14

"Great MATLAB tutor"

- Sheila, Berkeley, CA on 12/15/13

"Excellent, helpful and passionate tutor."

- Alex, Berkeley, CA on 12/11/13
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Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Eng.
University of California, Berkeley
Master's

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Mechanical Eng.)

University of California, Berkeley (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA 94704

Laura’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
English:
ESL/ESOL
Computer:
General Computer, MATLAB,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Spanish
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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