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Laura S.

New Albany, IN

$40/hr

Laura S - Math and Science Tutor

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Laura S - Math and Science Tutor

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I am an engineer with a Lean Sigma Master Black Belt certification, who has been tutoring elementary, middle, high school and college students for the past 10 years. In addition, I have been teaching physics and math at IUS and Ivy Tech for the past 8 years, and teaching leadership skills in the business world for the past 10 years. I see myself not only as a tutor, but as a role model and mentor for all of my students. This year, two of my students graduated from high school, and I started tutoring them when they were in the 5th grade. Another passion of mine is to help young people prepare for standardized tests (ISTEP, ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc.).

Testimonials

"laura was great..."

- Carrie, Louisville, KY on 10/26/11

"Excellent Tutor"

- Timothy, Henryville, IN on 10/9/14

"Wonderful"

- Michelle, Louisville, KY on 3/24/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Angela, Louisville, KY on 6/16/13

"Great tutor and very responsive to our harried schedule."

- Terry, Louisville, KY on 5/26/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Greta, Louisville, KY on 3/17/13

"Amazing how much she accomplished in a short time!"

- Doug, Clarksville, IN on 12/3/12

"Strong knowledge of the subject and very helpful."

- Mike, Jeffersonville, IN on 10/7/12

"Highly competent tutor - very patient"

- Mandy, Louisville, KY on 9/15/12

"Very helpful."

- Mark, Floyds Knobs, IN on 7/30/12

"exceptional tutor..."

- Mary-Caroline, Madison, IN on 12/1/11

"Great Tutor"

- Jennifer, Louisville, KY on 8/24/11
English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
ASVAB, GED,
GRE,
Praxis,
PSAT,
SAT Math

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.

ACT Math

I have been helping students prepare for the ACT Math section for the past 10 years.

ACT Science

I have been helping students prepare for the ACT Science section for the past 10 years.

ADD/ADHD

I have successfully worked with my son and several other students with ADD/ADHD with some basic techniques to help with concentration and focus.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring Algebra I students for 12 years and teaching a college-level Algebra I class for 2 years.

Algebra 2

I have been tutoring Algebra II students for 12 years and have taught a college-level Algebra II class for 2 years.

Aspergers

I have successfully worked with my son and two other students with Aspergers.

Calculus

I have been tutoring calculus students for the past 6 years.

Chemistry

I have been tutoring high school and college chemistry students for 4 years.

Discrete Math

I have tutored 11 students in the past 6 years in high school level Discrete Math, and one college level student in Discrete Math.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have been tutoring elementary-aged children for the past 20 years. I have taught all subjects, but have concentrated in math, science, and reading.

Elementary Math

I have been working with elementary kids on their math skills for the past 20 years.

Elementary Science

I have been helping elementary students with science for the past 20 years.

GED

I have been helping students prepare for standardized tests for the past 15 years.

Geometry

I have been tutoring geometry students for 12 years.

GRE

I have been helping students prep for the GRE for 3 years.

Mechanical Engineering

I have a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering (with a mechanical focus) and a master's degree in mechanical engineering.

Microsoft Access

I have over 10 years experience with Access both with Office 2010 and older versions. I can pull in data from external sources, create queries, create forms, and produce reports.

Microsoft Excel

I have been using MS Excel for the past 20 years and have taught basic and intermediate courses in the business environment.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have been using MS PowerPoint for the past 20 years and have taught basic and intermediate classes in the business environment.

Microsoft Project

I have used Microsoft Project for the past 15 years to manage and coordinate projects at work - from simple projects (such as coordinating a design review) to projects on the scale of remodeling a dozen hospital units. It is an excellent tool to allocate resources, keep track of deadlines, and prepare reports to upper management.

Microsoft Word

I have been using MS Word for the past 20 years, and have taught basic to intermediate courses in the business environment.

Physical Science

I have been tutoring physical science for the past 10 years.

Physics

I have been tutoring Physics students for 9 years and teaching a college-level Physics class for 8 years.

Praxis

I have helped 4 students study for the Praxis exam. Also, I have more than 15 years experience prepping students for other standardized tests.

Prealgebra

I have been tutoring pre-algebra students for 12 years.

Precalculus

I have been tutoring pre-calculus students for 12 years.

PSAT

I have been helping students prepare for the PSAT for the past 15 years.

Reading

I have been helping elementary and middle school students improve their reading skills for the past 10 years. The materials I use help with the foundations of reading (phonics), as well as reading comprehension.

SAT Math

I have been helping students prepare for the SAT math section for 12 years.

Spelling

I find that more and more elementary schools are dropping spelling as a subject, and as a result, I added spelling to my list of tutoring subjects 2 years ago. I use a curriculum that builds on basic phonetic rules, noting exceptions to those rules as they occur.

SPSS

I have used SPSS at work for the past 10 years and have helped both students and professionals use SPSS for the past 5 years.

Statistics

I have been tutoring statistics students for 8 years and have taught statistics classes to business professionals for 13 years.

Trigonometry

I have been tutoring trigonometry students for 12 years.

Vocabulary

I have helped students build their vocabulary skills for the past 15 years. This has been in the form of standardized test prep, remedial class work, and assistance with language arts classes.

Laura’s Resources

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I have really enjoyed each and every student I have tutored over the past 10 years. All are unique, and they each bring a different set of skills to their first tutoring session. We, as a team, build on that foundation. I often learn as much from my students as they do from me, because each student fine tunes my tutoring method to adapt to their personalities, learning styles, and barriers... read more

Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
Aerospace Eng
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (Aerospace Eng)

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Master's)

laura was great... — Laura made email contact within the day and we had a session within the week. My son has told me that Laura was helpful and he really liked her, we have already scheduled another session. All of this coming from a young teen!! ...

— Carrie, Louisville, KY on 10/26/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 25 miles of New Albany, IN 47150.


About Laura

I am an engineer with a Lean Sigma Master Black Belt certification, who has been tutoring elementary, middle, high school and college students for the past 10 years. In addition, I have been teaching physics and math at IUS and Ivy Tech for the past 8 years, and teaching leadership skills in the business world for the past 10 years. I see myself not only as a tutor, but as a role model and mentor for all of my students. This year, two of my students graduated from high school, and I started tutoring them when they were in the 5th grade. Another passion of mine is to help young people prepare for standardized tests (ISTEP, ACT, SAT, GRE, MCAT, etc.).

Testimonials

"laura was great..."

- Carrie, Louisville, KY on 10/26/11

"Excellent Tutor"

- Timothy, Henryville, IN on 10/9/14

"Wonderful"

- Michelle, Louisville, KY on 3/24/14

"Great Tutor!"

- Angela, Louisville, KY on 6/16/13

"Great tutor and very responsive to our harried schedule."

- Terry, Louisville, KY on 5/26/13

"Excellent tutor!"

- Greta, Louisville, KY on 3/17/13

"Amazing how much she accomplished in a short time!"

- Doug, Clarksville, IN on 12/3/12

"Strong knowledge of the subject and very helpful."

- Mike, Jeffersonville, IN on 10/7/12

"Highly competent tutor - very patient"

- Mandy, Louisville, KY on 9/15/12

"Very helpful."

- Mark, Floyds Knobs, IN on 7/30/12

"exceptional tutor..."

- Mary-Caroline, Madison, IN on 12/1/11

"Great Tutor"

- Jennifer, Louisville, KY on 8/24/11
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Education

Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
Aerospace Eng
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Master's

Education

Massachusetts Insitute of Technology (Aerospace Eng)

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of New Albany, IN 47150

Laura’s Subjects

English:
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Aspergers
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
ASVAB, GED,
GRE,
Praxis,
PSAT,
SAT Math

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.


Laura’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 Laura. View all of Laura’s resources

I have really enjoyed each and every student I have tutored over the past 10 years. All are unique, and they each bring a different set of skills to their first tutoring session. We, as a team, build on that foundation. I often learn as much from my students as they do from me, because each student fine tunes my tutoring method to adapt to their personalities, learning styles, and barriers... read more


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