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Laurel R.

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to do math and science!

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to do math and science!

$50/hour

  • 66 hours tutoring

  • Sedona, AZ 86336

About Laurel


Bio

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 22 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years.

When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you...

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 22 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years.

When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties.

One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you.

I look forward to helping you succeed (and even to like) math and science!


Education

California State University, Northridge
Engineering
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Masters
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Travel policy: Within 5 miles of Sedona, AZ 86336
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed at (and even to like) math and science!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed (and even to like) math and science!
Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed at (and even to like) math and science!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed (and even to like) math and science!
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed at (and even to like) math and science!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed (and even to like) math and science!
Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed at (and even to like) math and science!
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have been teaching high school chemistry, physics and math for 19 years. Before becoming a teacher, I was an aerospace engineer for 12 years - yes, I am a rocket scientist! You, however, do not have to be a rocket scientist to succeed in math and science. I have tutored many students and helped them improve their math and science skills and grades over the years. When tutoring a new student, or an old student in a new subject, I first assess what you already understand. From there, you and I together identify the specific difficulties you are having with the material. Then we work on learning how to overcome (or in some cases, work around) those difficulties. One very important thing to understand is that there are multiple ways to solve a problem. If you reach a solution that satisfies the criteria given in the problem, and can explain how you arrived at that solution, the response should never be "But you can't do it that way!" Any engineer will tell you that the right way to solve a problem is "Whatever works!" Students learn in different ways, and it is perfectly OK to "think" math or science in different ways than other people do. I will help you find the way that is easiest for you. I look forward to helping you succeed (and even to like) math and science!
Chemistry, Geometry, Physics

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Laurel was excellent on every level. Fun to work with as well.

Pre- Algebra. Specifically linear equations, plot points, slope, etc. We also covered practical applications for the formulas presented. We covered Order of operations and conversion as well.

Richard, 4 lessons with Laurel

Great Tutor

Mrs. Laurel has a lot of patience with my son (who has ADD) and she is very thorough. I am happy I chose her to help my son. My son has no complaints and is happy he is accomplishing his assignments.

Denise, 20 lessons with Laurel

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Laurel R.

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