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University of Louisiana, Lafayette (Math and Physics)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Master's)
Georgia State University (PhD)
I'm Laura Z., a 28 year old female with a true passion for mathematics and science. I have been tutoring for 10 years now and have had great success with my students, ranging from middle school to college-age, and non-traditional students.
I began tutoring by helping other students in my high school classes. In college, I worked as a private math and physics tutor with the Physics department at the University of Louisiana. I was then hired by the ULL Athletic Department to help fellow student athletes maintain high GPA's and academic eligibility. Subjects ranged from remedial algebra, geometry, trigonometry, to calculus, calculus-based physics, and chemistry.
In graduate school, I instructed undergraduate courses in Weather and Climate, and 'The Habitable Planet' in a classroom setting, teaching students about introductory earth science. In 2008, I took a position with the tutoring company 'Atlanta Tutors' where I worked one-on-one with High school and College students preparing students for exams, helping with homework, and lots of SAT, ACT, and GRE math test preparation.
I prefer one-on-one tutoring and enjoy engaging my students with fun and challenging math problems. I like to apply math to real world situations to allow my students to fully understand the relevance and necessity of knowing and using math in their everyday lives.
I have been a tutor with Wyzant Tutoring for over 4 years and have been a top ranked tutor in mathematics and science. Please contact me about any questions you may have! I look forward to working with you to reaching your GPA and test score goals!
B.S. Mathematics, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
B.S. Physics, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
M.S. Paleoclimatology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Ph.D. Geochemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
My academic career was supplemented by multiple academic scholarships for my achievements in math and science, as well as many awards, including:
Adirondack Community Trust Scholarship - for academic excellence in high school
Tuition Opportunity for Students, Excellence scholarship - for academic excellence
University of Louisiana, Academic Excellence Scholarship, for excellence in math
Who's Who Among Students in Americas Universities and Colleges, 2004-2005
Graduate Research Assistantship, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Research Fellowship, Department of Energy Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program I'm Laura Z., a 28 year old female with a true passion for mathematics and science. I have been tutoring for 10 years now and have had great success with my students, ranging from middle school to college-age, and… Read more
Finding a tutor that can TEACH is really difficult, and then when you add the requirements of being kind, patient, and encouraging to the list, it seems that you have an impossible task. I was faced with retaking business calculus, and was terrified. I looked and checked into many tutors - many were just "kids" who'd already passed calculus and now thought they could tell someone else how to pass. This might work for some students, but I really needed an instructor, and I was so very lucky to find Laura.
She took time to make sure that I had all the formulas understood and the rules learned. She showed me different ways to approach equations, and even after retelling me 100 times, she was still kind and understanding. I would gladly recommend Laura to any student looking for help learning. She is amazing. If I come across another type of math that I need help with, I will call her again. She was professional and punctual. In addition, if you have last minute question or test anxiety (like I do), she takes the time to work with that.
I will say it again: she was amazing. She was able to get this 30-something, single mom, college student to remember algebra stuff that was long forgotten and then pile new calc info on to that in a summer session at CU class, and I think she can that and more for other students. So, thank you Laura. Your ability to teach calculus allowed me to earn an A- in calculus. This is a 3 letter grade improvement over what I had earned at the end of last semester. You made the difference in my learning the material, and I am so very grateful!
Our daughter was very apprehensive about her first tutoring lesson. Laura was great at easing her fears while still holding her accountable. I look forward to watching our daughter's confidence grow along with her desire to change her approach on what has been a difficult subject for her. Thanks Laura!
After three lessons our daughter has made great improvement and her confidence level continues to grow. She is actually looking forward to her next test. We are very pleased with Laura, great person and great teacher!
Laura has been tutoring my 7th grader for a few months and just began tutoring my 2nd grader more recently. Both children enjoy their sessions with Laura and have learned a lot!
Laura was right on time for the tutoring session. She covered many aspects of the Physics chapter and lab, as well as some problematic areas in Calculus BC with my daughter. She said that Laura was very professional and very efficient and a great teacher. Overall, the experience was excellent, and we look forward to working with Laura on a regular basis!
My daughter and I found Laura Z to be very effective, pleasant and easy to work with. I was especially interested in having my daughter focus on key math concepts. Laura was able to quickly identify a disconnect with these key concepts, and would stay with that problem until resolved. If you need to get a specific job done with your student, Laura Z. will be a good partner.
Laura is a wonderful math tutor! She is very positive and really encourages my daughter to excel! Laura knows her stuff and is a wonderful role model and positive influence. She comes to our home once a week and reviews my daughters math for the week - and the work shows in my daughter's grade. We have worked with Laura in middle and high school and I hope we can continue to work with her through out high school. A strong recommendation for math tutoring!
Laura did an amazing job helping my daughter with calculus. She is a great teacher and she would rate her on a scale of 1-10, an 11!
Laura inspired our daughter with her enthusiasm and great depth of knowledge in both mathematics and chemistry! It was a joy to listen to them bounce ideas back and forth, and make meaningful connections. Our daughter did not want the session to end - wow.
Laura was persistent and worked to find different ways to help our son. She assessed his weaknesses and developed methods to improve those areas. As a result, he reached his goals for improving his ACT math score and completing Physics with confidence. Laura was flexible with scheduling and quick to respond to our questions. She is always positive and upbeat making sessions productive and enjoyable. We greatly appreciate her added efforts to meet and communicate with our son's teacher. We will be contacting Laura again for all our math and science needs.
Laura used her last year for pre-calculus and have already asked her back and she is helping us with AP Physics and the advanced level math course with the IB curriculum. Very reliable, responsive and great delivery!
Thanks to Laura's tutoring, our teenager got A's in her most difficult subjects -- Math and Chemistry. Besides noticing that our daughter's grades were improved, it was obvious that she looked forward to the tutoring sessions. When I asked her why she thought Laura was such a good tutor, this is what she said: "She explains things easily and makes sure you get it before you move on. She's really easy to talk to. She knows the answer to every kind of question. She's good in more than one subject and her schedule is really flexible so I can get help when I need it." From a Parent's perspective, those are great reasons to select a tutor, and we hope that Laura will be available beyond high school and all through the college years.
My daughter was truly impressed and inspired by Laura's skill and professionalism. In addition to teaching math skills, Laura helped instill confidence in my daughters ability to do math, resulting in an uptick in her math grades. I only wish we had begun with Laura earlier!
Laura worked with my son on Algebra II. He was taking a summer make up class after struggling with Algebra II the prior semester. Laura was great and really helped him connect to the concepts. End result was he passed the class and actually got a “B”! This was the highest math score he ever had!!! Thanks Laura!
Laura helped my son with a variety of subjects during his high school career. Mainly with Chemistry, Physics and accelerated math classes. My son was diagnosed with ADHD in middle school, and having a weekly session with Laura in his sophomore and junior years helped him stay on track even when he had a good understanding of the material. Laura came to our home and I let my son manage all sessions with her, to help him learn to advocate for himself. Laura was very easy for him to talk to and keep in contact with on his own, and she was punctual! A wonderful athlete, who could really relate to my year round baseball player. Laura would be at the top of my tutor list if I ever needed one again! Thanks Laura, you're the best!!
Laura has been tutoring my son for a year and a half. She has been very helpful for Chemistry, Physics, Algebra and Pre-calculus. Most recently they worked on improving his SAT score which was 540 for math. He improved to 700 in three months which is a significant increase! I would highly recommend Laura as a tutor!
Laura tutored my middle school daughter in math last year. Laura is dependable, knowledgable, kind, and extremely qualified. We would recommend her without hesitation.
Laura Z. is the best tutor my daughter has worked with, and we have worked with a few! Laura is extremely knowledgeable, well prepared for each session and provides us with a detailed and helpful summary after each session. My daughter has always had anxiety and struggled with Math, but Laura has the ability to make her feel confident, calm and prepared. If I could, I would send Laura off to college with my daughter.
Laura has been working with my daughter for the past two years in Algebra I&II and Geometry. Her tutoring style is very effective at explaining complicated methods in ways that are easy to understand. She is extremely patient and truly cares about the success of the student. My daughter loves working with her and has benefited by maintaining a high GPA in math. Laura is very reliable and always willing to meet our scheduling needs. She is simply the "BEST" and I would highly recommend her as a tutor!
After a couple of highly effective sessions with Laura, our daughter went from lacking confidence in Math, to the having the highest mark in the class. Bravo!
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