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Laura N.

Berkeley, CA

$55/hour

Math and Science Tutor

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/25/14
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$55/Hour


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Wesleyan University
Biochemistry Math
University of California, Berkeley
Enrolled

Education

Wesleyan University (Biochemistry Math)

University of California, Berkeley (Enrolled)

About Laura

My name is Laura N., I am a graduate student at UC Berkeley studying biochemistry. In addition to spending much of my time in the lab working on research, I have spent three semesters as a graduate student instructor for classes in biochemistry, biophysics, and organic chemistry.

I discovered early on that teaching was something I really enjoyed. It started with swim lessons and a bit of math and science tutoring while in high school. I realized that inspiring students to work hard at a new stroke or grapple with a new concept was extremely rewarding. In college I took on more tutoring at the middle and high school levels, and found myself coming into contact with many different personalities and learning styles. Eventually, in my senior year, I begin tutoring at the college level, this forced me to work a bit harder at lesson plans to make sure I understood the material I had learned only a year or two in the past, and could explain it to someone who didn't necessarily learn the same way I did. These experiences taught me how to approach different students and make the material accessible to a variety of learning styles. More recently, teaching in larger classrooms has opened up a whole new set of skills for communicating with and inspiring students.
My name is Laura N., I am a graduate student at UC Berkeley studying biochemistry. In addition to spending much of my time in the lab working on research, I have spent three semesters as a graduate student instructor for classes in biochemistry, biophysics, and organic chemistry.

I discovered early on that teaching was something I
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Berkeley, CA 94705
Background Check: Passed
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,
Calculus, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, SAT Math

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Algebra 2

I have tutored a number of students in both Algebra 1 and 2 as well as preparing students for standardized testing in mathematics. Beyond Algebra, I have a lot of experience with other mathematics such as Geometry and Calculus, and have a good understanding of what students are expected to retain from Algebra in order to succeed in later subject areas.

Precalculus

I have tutored numerous students in precalculus as well as algebra and calculus. Because this I have both a good gauge of the scope and aims of the material, as well as an understanding of the background of knowledge when a student is starting this type of course.

Wesleyan University
Biochemistry Math
University of California, Berkeley
Enrolled

Education

Wesleyan University (Biochemistry Math)

University of California, Berkeley (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 3 miles of Berkeley, CA 94705.