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U C Irvine (BS Biology)
I have tutored hundreds of students for thousands of hours. The subjects I have been most involved with over the last 10 years have been Algebra II (including trigonometry), Geometry, Chemistry, Algebra 1 and Precalculus.
I can also make a significant difference in a student's readiness for the math portion of various achievement tests: SAT, ACT, and ISEE, among others. I have a Lifetime Credential for teaching Math, Life Science and English and really enjoy tutoring. My younger child has just gone off to college, and I look forward to increasing my tutoring hours. I have tutored hundreds of students for thousands of hours. The subjects I have been most involved with over the last 10 years have been Algebra II (including trigonometry), Read more
Laura really helped my daughter get a firm grasp on geometry concepts. With various problems she tested my daughter's understanding, teaching until the material was thoroughly understood. I'm grateful, as was my daughter.
My daughter continued to ask for Laura's help in Algebra 2 and Pre Calculus. Laura worked with my daughter perfectly. My daughter earned straight As, received a Merit Award, and has enjoyed the process. Her ACT scores also reflected a strong grasp of math because of the understanding she received through Laura's tutoring. Excellent tutor.
Laura has tutored both my daughters in Pre-Algebra. What I like best about her teaching style is that she helps my daughter realize that she knows a lot already and guides her as she figures out to solve the problems. After a recent session, my daughter commented that she really liked this.
It shows in test grades and has had a long term benefit. My oldest daughter who was having difficulty two years ago is now excelling in 9th grade math.
Laura is very knowledgeable in chemistry and math. She tries her best to learn what the problem is and is very patient when waiting for a student to understand. Overall she is a very nice teacher and knows what she's doing.
Laura is a wonderful and patient tutor who really worked hard with my son in Algebra. She is very efficient in each lesson and I appreciate how she didn't waste any time.
Laura is a very professional, patient and knowledgeable tutor. She has helped me have a better understanding of my precalculus class.
She was able to detect strengths and weaknesses. Laura helped with math...reviewing third grade and getting ready for fourth grade.
She is very nice teacher and good listener. My kid like to share his reading experience with her. My kid improved his writing and had more confidence of writing.
Laura N. is a very good tutor for my daughter in algebra 1. My daughter feels very comfortable with her and she's already doing very good in her math class so we are very pleased with Laura N.
Laura's ability to explain math concepts clearly has helped my two boys make significant advances in their knowledge of both algebra and pre-calculus.
Laura tutored my daughter in chemistry and geometry for the entire year. She was a lifesaver. Laura made everything simple and clear, and was instrumental in my daughter learning these subjects and moving on to higher math and science this year. She is calm, patient, and perfect for the serious student.
I will write a more detailed review soon, but I have to say now that Laura is the best tutor I could have chosen. Because I'm coordinating tutoring from out of town, I've never met Laura, but she gives me detailed updates after each of her sessions with my young friend. And she always responds via email if I have questions. It is thanks to Laura that I know exactly where the student is in her process, how confident she feels, and where she's struggling. Laura has been extremely patient and flexible and kind.
My son has been working with Laura for the past 4 months and enjoys each and every tutoring session with her!!
I was very impressed with Laura. She got right down to work and really seems to know how to work with my daughter. A true tutor teaches and helps the student learn the subject not just helps them do their homework or lecture them. Laura is a true tutor. Proceed with confidence!
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If it's algebra, I do it.
I was a tutor for an elementary school for a semester in 2002, working with 1st - 5th grade students on reading, writing, and math from one up to 4 or so students at a time. I used the "Who's on First?" Abbot & Costello routine for 3rd grade reading students. I asked the 5th grade writing students to write sentences starting with one word and then building one word at a time, or to describe a flower I brought in (bearded iris), among many other assignments.
I was hired as a "computer lab instructional aide" for an elementary school, beginning work in 2002, but what I really did was devise curriculum and instruct 1st - 5th grade classes, and the individual students within those classes, in such programs as Paint, Word, WordArt, Hyperstudio, PowerPoint, Excel, MicroWorlds (Logo programming), and html. I did this for 6 ½ years. I asked 4th graders to write stories for a first grade audience that were 5 - 7 (computer)pages long in Hyperstudio. Each page would have one paragraph. Each paragraph was to have 3 - 5 sentences. I, along with the classroom teacher, went around to each student checking their work, helping them correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, and to make sure their words said what they wanted.
I am interested in tutoring elementary students in writing, grammar, reading, math and Spanish.
I love languages, particularly English, and look forward to helping people become comfortable in it. Tengo un poquito espanol, pero la mayoria de nuestra conversacion sera en ingles. If your native language is not Spanish, I still believe I can help you, as we should be doing nearly all of our communication in English.
I have a Lifetime, single subject, teaching credential good for Math, Life Science, and English. I have tutored ISEE previously. I think a tutor can transfer more math knowledge than vocabulary/English during a given amount of tutoring time, but will be happy to provide English help also.
My teaching credential is good for Math, which came about because I myself passed the National Teachers' Exam (NTE) in Math, which is now the PRAXIS. I have been consistently tutoring levels of math from basic through precalculus, and have taught the same.
The TEAS test consists of 5 parts: Reading, Math, Science, plus English and Language Usage. I have passed the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) test in English Composition, and the National Teachers Exam for high level Math (I believe this has changed into the Praxis Math II 0061 Exam). I have tutored the math portion of the SAT, and both math and English on the ISEE. Beyond this, I have spent many years tutoring various aspects of math. I have also had experience in tutoring for the math section of the TEAS test.