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Laurence B.

Pleasant Hill, CA

$55/hr

Professional on a PERSONAL Level

Background check passed as of 10/19/12
Usually responds in about 19 hours

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I am a tutor with advanced degrees and years of experience, but what matters most to me is the students I teach.

I have experience with different grade-levels from middle school and high school to those taking college courses. I never give up until we create the success the student needs.

So many standardized tests are required these days – CAHSEE, PSAT, SAT I and SAT II subject tests, ACT and the many Advanced Placement tests [AP Literature, AP History, AP Chemistry, AP Math, AP Physics, AP Languages ... and more]. Success on each of these tests needs solid work in class, of course, and a focused and planned preparation.

I know that each student has different specific needs for review and support, so I always begin with a practice test as a diagnostic and use the results of that test as the guideline for customizing the course to the student.

My years of success prove I know how to increase scores!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Iveta, Pleasant Hill, CA on 5/1/13

"Great Tutor"

- Errika, Antioch, CA on 10/29/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Language:
French, German
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Music:
Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, CBEST, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
French, German, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Organic Chemistry

I have a Master's Degree in Organic Chemistry from Princeton University. I have taught College Chemistry for more than 20 years and I have a reputation for 'getting you through it' even when you are struggling.

I have been a professional tutor since 2003. I can make a difference!

Laurence’s Resources

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Which of the topics covered in General Chemistry form major parts of the foundation you need to succeed in Organic Chemistry? I have taught both courses many times and can tell you you NEED a few specific topics down COLD in General Chemistry before heading to Organic. Here are the "big four" in order from most to least important. 1. Lewis Structures Organic Chemistry... read more

Every one of us needs a 'toolbox' of techniques to use when we simply don't know which answer to choose on a standardized test question. Sometimes these choices come down to guessing, but if we can effectively eliminate one or two answer choices, THEN a guess is a good bet! Read on! We've ALL been there....utterly clueless about which answer to choose for question #37. It can be AWFUL!... read more

Read on if you want to learn a -- completely reasonable -- way to improve your SAT Math score WITHOUT learning a BIT more Math! I show you how to give fewer answers and get a higher score. What score would you like to get on the SAT Math Test? You'd be surprised to learn that one important way to IMPROVE your math score is to answer FEWER questions! Every SAT Math test consists of fifty-four... read more

University of Delaware
Chemistry
Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences
Master's
Princeton University
Master's

Education

University of Delaware (Chemistry)

Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences (Master's)

Princeton University (Master's)

Great Tutor — He sure knows his stuff. He explains things well so you can understand them better. I enjoyed learning from him. ...

— Iveta, Pleasant Hill, CA on 5/1/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laurence will travel within 15 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.


About Laurence

I am a tutor with advanced degrees and years of experience, but what matters most to me is the students I teach.

I have experience with different grade-levels from middle school and high school to those taking college courses. I never give up until we create the success the student needs.

So many standardized tests are required these days – CAHSEE, PSAT, SAT I and SAT II subject tests, ACT and the many Advanced Placement tests [AP Literature, AP History, AP Chemistry, AP Math, AP Physics, AP Languages ... and more]. Success on each of these tests needs solid work in class, of course, and a focused and planned preparation.

I know that each student has different specific needs for review and support, so I always begin with a practice test as a diagnostic and use the results of that test as the guideline for customizing the course to the student.

My years of success prove I know how to increase scores!

Testimonials

"Great Tutor"

- Iveta, Pleasant Hill, CA on 5/1/13

"Great Tutor"

- Errika, Antioch, CA on 10/29/12
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Education

University of Delaware
Chemistry
Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences
Master's
Princeton University
Master's

Education

University of Delaware (Chemistry)

Georgetown University College of Arts and Sciences (Master's)

Princeton University (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Laurence’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Language:
French, German
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History
Music:
Music Theory
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, French, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, CBEST, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:
French, German, Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Laurence’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Laurence. View all of Laurence’s resources

Which of the topics covered in General Chemistry form major parts of the foundation you need to succeed in Organic Chemistry? I have taught both courses many times and can tell you you NEED a few specific topics down COLD in General Chemistry before heading to Organic. Here are the "big four" in order from most to least important. 1. Lewis Structures Organic Chemistry... read more

Every one of us needs a 'toolbox' of techniques to use when we simply don't know which answer to choose on a standardized test question. Sometimes these choices come down to guessing, but if we can effectively eliminate one or two answer choices, THEN a guess is a good bet! Read on! We've ALL been there....utterly clueless about which answer to choose for question #37. It can be AWFUL!... read more

Read on if you want to learn a -- completely reasonable -- way to improve your SAT Math score WITHOUT learning a BIT more Math! I show you how to give fewer answers and get a higher score. What score would you like to get on the SAT Math Test? You'd be surprised to learn that one important way to IMPROVE your math score is to answer FEWER questions! Every SAT Math test consists of fifty-four... read more


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