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Laura Z.

Experienced ACT & SAT, Math, Physics, and Chemistry tutor

Experienced ACT & SAT, Math, Physics, and Chemistry tutor

$75/hour

  • 3,301 hours tutoring

  • Boulder, CO 80301

About Laura


Bio

I'm Laura Z., a 28 year old female with a true passion for mathematics and science. I have been tutoring for 10 years now and have had great success with my students, ranging from middle school to college-age, and non-traditional students.

I began tutoring by helping other students in my high school classes. In college, I worked as a private math and physics tutor with the Physics department at the University of Louisiana. I was then hired by the ULL Athletic Department to help fellow...

I'm Laura Z., a 28 year old female with a true passion for mathematics and science. I have been tutoring for 10 years now and have had great success with my students, ranging from middle school to college-age, and non-traditional students.

I began tutoring by helping other students in my high school classes. In college, I worked as a private math and physics tutor with the Physics department at the University of Louisiana. I was then hired by the ULL Athletic Department to help fellow student athletes maintain high GPA's and academic eligibility. Subjects ranged from remedial algebra, geometry, trigonometry, to calculus, calculus-based physics, and chemistry.

In graduate school, I instructed undergraduate courses in Weather and Climate, and 'The Habitable Planet' in a classroom setting, teaching students about introductory earth science. In 2008, I took a position with the tutoring company 'Atlanta Tutors' where I worked one-on-one with High school and College students preparing students for exams, helping with homework, and lots of SAT, ACT, and GRE math test preparation.

I prefer one-on-one tutoring and enjoy engaging my students with fun and challenging math problems. I like to apply math to real world situations to allow my students to fully understand the relevance and necessity of knowing and using math in their everyday lives.

I have been a tutor with Wyzant Tutoring for over 10 years and have been a top ranked tutor in mathematics and science. Please contact me about any questions you may have! I look forward to working with you to reaching your GPA and test score goals!

Education:
B.S. Mathematics, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
B.S. Physics, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
M.S. Paleoclimatology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Ph.D. Geochemistry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

My academic career was supplemented by multiple academic scholarships for my achievements in math and science, as well as many awards, including:

Adirondack Community Trust Scholarship - for academic excellence in high school
Tuition Opportunity for Students, Excellence scholarship - for academic excellence
University of Louisiana, Academic Excellence Scholarship, for excellence in math
Who's Who Among Students in Americas Universities and Colleges, 2004-2005
Graduate Research Assistantship, Georgia Institute of Technology
Graduate Research Fellowship, Department of Energy Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program


Education

University of Louisiana, Lafayette
Math and Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology
Masters
Georgia State University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $75
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Boulder, CO 80301
  • Lesson cancellation: 3 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/1/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Physics, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, GED, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (647 ratings)
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Reviews


Knowledgeable and friendly

Laura was very helpful in prepping me for my chemistry test. She was clear in her explanations. And, she was fun. I would use her again when I have concerns about my chemistry or just to help with studies.

Sarah, 1 lesson with Laura

Very helpful

Laura was very good at explaining the concept and had a lot of knowledge. She definitely made things more clear for my upcoming test. 5 out of 5.

Sam, 1 lesson with Laura

Great Math/ACT tutor

Laura was so knowledgeable about all things ACT, I learned so much and she was very patient and helpful throughout the whole process

Emma , 4 lessons with Laura

Her enthusiasm is contagious.

Laura really was engaging with our daughter. She took input from us and blended that into a solid 60 minutes. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

Hannah, 29 lessons with Laura

Very professional, knowledgeable and experienced tutor

Laura is very proactive, engaging and leading the way of discussions for issues and problems that the student has. She is also very methodical and with vision for the subject that is to be tutored. So far she is excellent!

Chang, 7 lessons with Laura

Extremely Personable Tutor and Eventual Friend

Laura is extremely personable and approachable whether it is through her tutoring or simply talking about cross country and sports, which we found was something we both enjoyed doing. In anticipation of the ACT test, my confidence and skills were depleted. Laura helped to adjust my point of view about the test and we developed strategies and methods in order for me to conquer the test. Fortunately, there was immediate improvement after a few sessions with Laura and an automatic boost in my self confidence in regards to taking the ACT. Thanks Laura

Mallory, 28 lessons with Laura

Process continues to be great!

Our daughter was very apprehensive about her first tutoring lesson. Laura was great at easing her fears while still holding her accountable. I look forward to watching our daughter's confidence grow along with her desire to change her approach on what has been a difficult subject for her. Thanks Laura! After three lessons our daughter has made great improvement and her confidence level continues to grow. She is actually looking forward to her next test. We are very pleased with Laura, great person and great teacher!

Matt, 60 lessons with Laura

Always a great session.

Laura has been tutoring my 7th grader for a few months and just began tutoring my 2nd grader more recently. Both children enjoy their sessions with Laura and have learned a lot!

Zori, 109 lessons with Laura

Great tutor.

Laura was right on time for the tutoring session. She covered many aspects of the Physics chapter and lab, as well as some problematic areas in Calculus BC with my daughter. She said that Laura was very professional and very efficient and a great teacher. Overall, the experience was excellent, and we look forward to working with Laura on a regular basis!

Jane Ann, 15 lessons with Laura
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$75/hour

Laura Z.

$75/hour

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Response time: 20 hours