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Lorrie K.

ACT and SAT Prep: Writing, Reading Comprehension, Science, Math

Baltimore, MD (21211)

Travel radius
20 miles
Hourly fee
$55.00
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I am a materials scientist who uses chemistry, physics, and math in my work every day! I live in Baltimore and my laboratory is located in Columbia, so I am easily accessible in both places. I have a Bachelor's degree in physics, a Master's degree in technology management, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. I have led courses in Chemistry I/II and Physics for non-science majors at a local University and have tutored study groups in those subjects. I have also given numerous volunteer guest lectures at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate school levels in the area of materials science and failure analysis. The point of these talks is to demonstrate to students how a strong knowledge of math and science can lead to a number of interesting career choices - choices they may not have even known existed! I especially enjoy working with young people who are curious about the sciences.

Reading comprehension and a writing style that expresses concepts clearly are extremely important in my line of work. I am equipped to assist students in these subject areas as well, including skills such as understanding and responding to mathematical word problems and answering questions about reading passages.

I try to bring a fun attitude and, when possible, interesting real life examples to my interactions with students. Whether prepping for a big test or looking to build up general knowledge, I'm here to help!

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Lorrie’s subjects

Math:
ACT Math, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Science:
ACT Science
Homeschool:
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing

SAT Math

The skills needed to do well in SAT math include an understanding of the subject areas (algebra, geometry,logical reasoning, etc) as well as an ability to evaluate each problem and answer quickly and efficiently. Knowing when to work out fully, when to simply plug in, and when to skip a problem and return to it later are key time management skills that can raise your score!

SAT Reading

One great way to prepare for the SAT Critical Reading test is to build up your vocabulary. How do you do that? Read! Read for school, read for pleasure, and look up any new and unfamiliar words you come across. Your vocabulary will grow in no time!

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Education

State University of NY Stony Brook (Physics)

State University of NY Stony Brook (Master's)

The Johns Hopkins University (PhD)

Responsive, patient and effective. Lorrie was a WONDERFUL tutor for my daughter. She is patient, responsive, personable and friendly. She knows the material and is very effective at teaching it to someone else. My daughter had much more confidence and comfort with her SAT experience and her Algebra exam than she would have without Lorrie's help. She also achieved better results than I ever expected. I recommend Lorrie highly. ...

— Sheila from Baltimore, MD on 6/14/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorrie will travel within 20 miles of Baltimore, MD 21211.

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