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Lara A.

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Houston, TX (77081)

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I can help you ingest and digest biological concepts, terms and processes. These things, by now, are like second nature to me. I studied Genetics, Developmental Biology, and Evolutionary Biology at the graduate level. With a Ph.D. in Biology, I think like a scientist and an educator automatically. You will not find a more qualified Biology tutor.

Biology is a great subject to learn about because we are part of it. Biology is also cool because it has been affected by natural selection, a process that has resulted in a vast diversity of functional complexity. I personally find aspects of the living world and the living world in its entirety fascinating and sometimes even beautiful in its simultaneous order and chaos.

People learn by teaching, so a big part of my educational strategy is having my clients explain concepts in their own words. I also see Biology as 50% vocabulary, so I encourage my clients to practice speaking Biology, word by word, as they learn it.

Everyone learns by actively engaging- by thinking, speaking, and moving. My job as tutor is to introduce you to the many ways to play with knowledge and to guide you to increase your awareness of yourself.

Why do you want to learn this? What do you want to do? I can help connect your ultimate motivations to the daily drive that is necessary for excellence.

Tutoring is in my bones and brings me great satisfaction. I would be honored if you’d give me the chance to talk with you about your interests and how you learn.

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Lara’s subjects

Corporate Training:
General Computer, Proofreading
Algebra 1, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading
Microsoft PowerPoint
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Reading
Biology, Chemistry
General Computer, Macintosh, Microsoft PowerPoint
Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus
Proofreading, Reading

Algebra 1

I enjoyed Algebra in middle school and used it during my graduate studies in Biology to understand theoretical models.


I have a B.A. in Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology from Dartmouth College. I have a Master's degree from Yale in Genetics. I have a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Houston.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored early elementary school students in reading for a semester. Also, I tutored a 6th grader in pre-algebra/algebra. I enjoy working with young people and am successful at it because of my energy and enthusiasm. I currently teach university-level Biology and have an interest in all levels and styles of education.


I tutored Geometry at a High School full-time, as an Apollo Fellow, in Spring 2014. I also have worked with pre-AP Geometry students attending a separate High School. Geometry can be pleasantly straight-forward and has delightfully practical applications.

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Dartmouth College (Biology)

Yale University (Master's)

University of Houston (PhD)

Great tutor My daughter had a great tutoring session with Lara. She explains the content in such a way that my daughter really understands it and can apply it. ...

— Sarah from Houston, TX on 5/11/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lara will travel within 7 miles of Houston, TX 77081.

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