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Amazing tutor! Very professional and willing to help. Laurent helped me prepare for my chemistry exam and definitely eased my stress and anxiety about this topic. Would 100% recommend as a chemistry (or other science tutor).

Laurent tutored my daughter in Chemistry. During their first session, he drilled down and figured out which concepts she didn't understand and began to rebuild from there. My daughter came home and said "I understand everything now!" She received a 101 on her following Chemistry test. They continued to work with great results. He's just the kind of person you'd want tutoring your child: knowledgeable, patient, and an all-around nice guy! He communicated with both of us wonderfully and even discussed some career choices with my daughter.

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This is the most exciting part of math. Numbers finally come alive! Students' natural approach to this is often a fearful one, but with the right guidance and instruction, this can turn to interest and curiosity. At this stage, I relate algebra back to our everyday lives as much as possible. I also keep encouragement strong since understanding at this level is so critical to student's success in future math courses.

Trained for 6 years in baseball in the Rancho Cotati little league. Expert in pitching mechanics, hitting strategies, and basic gameplay. Finished my sixth season as an allstar starting pitcher, and having led my team to win the league championship.

I finished an MS in chemistry in June of 2010, and have been working as a Teacher's assistant and tutor since then. During this program I taught chem lab to groups of 15 to 20 students, and led review sessions to over 70 students at a time. I now specialize in tutoring inorganic, organic, and biochemistry at the university level, as well as high school and middle school level chemistry.

Received an "A" in differential equations at UCSD. This course taught ordinary differential equations: exact, separable, and linear; constant coefficients, undetermined coefficients, variations of parameters. I also learned series solutions, Laplace transforms, techniques for engineering sciences, and computing symbolic and graphical solutions using Matlab.

After scoring an A- in Linear Algebra at UCSD, I became knowledgeable in the following topics: matrix algebra, determinants, linear subspaces, bases of Euclidean spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonal matrices, diagonalization of symmetric matrices, and computing symbolic and graphical solutions using Matlab. To bring this subject to life during tutoring, I tie in real world applications, some of which can be quite surprising.

I scored in the 95th percentile on this exam, without ever taking the MCAT course. I firmly believe that with the right study skills and preparatory work, students can significantly improve their scores. I offer tutoring for all sections of the MCAT as well as student-specific instruction for conquering key weaknesses on this test.

I have gained a real-world understanding for this subject by taking graduate seminars, and having worked in an organic chemistry research lab. After 3 quarters (plus lab) of undergraduate ochem, I have developed a solid foundation in the fundamentals as well. The UCSD courses I have taken in this subject are as follows:

Chem 209, 250, 140A-C, 143A

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