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Laura K.

Middle School Science and Math / HS Science, Biology, Algebra, and ESE

Middle School Science and Math / HS Science, Biology, Algebra, and ESE

$35/hour

  • 178 hours tutoring

  • Cape Coral, FL 33990

About Laura


Bio

Subjects I tutor in include: Biology, General Science, Algebra 1 and 2, Pre-Algebra, Middle School Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics, Physics, Special Education, Autism, Learning Disabilities. I am a single mother of 4 and have been a teacher for 15 years (high school, middle school, elementary school). I am currently teaching Middle School Mathematics.

I have full knowledgeable in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Office). My past employment includes Middle School and High School...

Subjects I tutor in include: Biology, General Science, Algebra 1 and 2, Pre-Algebra, Middle School Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics, Physics, Special Education, Autism, Learning Disabilities. I am a single mother of 4 and have been a teacher for 15 years (high school, middle school, elementary school). I am currently teaching Middle School Mathematics.

I have full knowledgeable in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Office). My past employment includes Middle School and High School teacher in Math, Algebra, Physics, Biology, and Integrated, Earth, and Physical Sciences. I am published in two publications for The Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), Pasadena, CA, one publication for NASAs frequency and Timing subsystems installed at White Sands, NM, and one classified publication for the DoD Navy Program. I also offer consulting, advising, and requirements compliance expertise.


Education

George Mason University
BS - Biology

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $35
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Cape Coral, FL 33990
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Laura hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Fifth grade introduces the concepts and mechanics of multiplication and division and their properties (commutative, associative and distributive properties). Factoring, including the rules of divisibility and to determine if they are prime or composite and prime factorization are key to understanding math at the fifth grade level. Prime numbers and squares (e.g., 4 X 4 = 16) are key. They express whole numbers as products of prime factors and determine the greatest common factor (GCF) or the least common multiple (LCM) of two numbers up to 100. Understanding exponents, specifically, multiplying by powers of 10, and demonstrating patterns prepare them for more complex tasks. Divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10, are mastered enabling them to have more confidence in factoring and general number sense.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am certified in Physics, Biology, ESE, Middle School Math and Science. I currently am employed at a private school teaching Middle School Mathematics and Computer Science to a diverse population. I privately tutor several current students in math, reading, study skills, and science.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

As a high school teacher, I participated in weekend and after-school sessions that helped prepare students to take the various ACT exams. These sessions were usually 2 hours. I reviewed students' work, corrected misconceptions, and provided guidance to the student so they could improve their overall ACT score. Sessions covered the Reading, Writing, English, and/or Math ACT exams. This has been an ongoing activity for 10+ years. The ACT English Test contains 75 questions to be answered in 45 minutes. There are six elements of effective writing included in the ACT English Test - punctuation (13%) - grammar and usage (16%) - sentence structure (24%) - strategy (16%) - organization (15%) - style (16%) The Usage/Mechanics subscore of the test covers punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. The Rhetorical Skills subscore covers strategy, organization, and style.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a high school teacher, I participated in weekend and after school sessions that helped prepare students to take the various ACT exams. These sessions were usually 2-hours. I reviewed students' work, corrected misconceptions, and provided guidance to the student so they could improve their overall ACT score. Sessions covered the Reading, Writing, English, and/or Math ACT exams. This has been an ongoing activity for 10+ years.
English,

English

Tenth grade English covers the following objectives: - Critical reading and thinking skills to the analyses of literature. - Learn and apply the conventions of standard written English and usage as needed to ensure clear written communication. - Write compositions for a variety of purposes using all stages of the writing process. - Apply research and reference skills to find information and support for compositions and studies. - Analyze and synthesize concepts found in representative selections from various genres found in world literature. - Plan, present, and evaluate formal oral presentations. - Convey ideas with clarity, coherence, conciseness, precision, and fluency. - Produce documents using MLA format.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 covers the fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in Biology from George Mason University.
English,

English

Tenth grade English covers the following objectives: - Critical reading and thinking skills to the analyses of literature. - Learn and apply the conventions of standard written English and usage as needed to ensure clear written communication. - Write compositions for a variety of purposes using all stages of the writing process. - Apply research and reference skills to find information and support for compositions and studies. - Analyze and synthesize concepts found in representative selections from various genres found in world literature. - Plan, present, and evaluate formal oral presentations. - Convey ideas with clarity, coherence, conciseness, precision, and fluency. - Produce documents using MLA format.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PreAlgebra is generally taught in middle school. It covers such diverse topics as Parenthesis, Brackets, Absolute Value, Fractions, Exponents, Square Root, Nth Root, Point-Slope, Scientific Notation, Greater Than or Equal, Less Than or Equal, Probability and Graphing.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am certified in Physics, Biology, ESE, Middle School Math and Science. I currently am employed at a private school teaching Middle School Mathematics and Computer Science to a diverse population. I privately tutor several current students in math, reading, study skills, and science.
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade. The test presents multiple-choice questions that require you to use reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics. You need knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills to answer the problems, but you aren't required to know complex formulas and perform extensive computation. You may use an APPROVED calculator on the Mathematics Test. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 covers the fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PreAlgebra is generally taught in middle school. It covers such diverse topics as Parenthesis, Brackets, Absolute Value, Fractions, Exponents, Square Root, Nth Root, Point-Slope, Scientific Notation, Greater Than or Equal, Less Than or Equal, Probability and Graphing.
SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 covers the fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in Biology from George Mason University.
English,

English

Tenth grade English covers the following objectives: - Critical reading and thinking skills to the analyses of literature. - Learn and apply the conventions of standard written English and usage as needed to ensure clear written communication. - Write compositions for a variety of purposes using all stages of the writing process. - Apply research and reference skills to find information and support for compositions and studies. - Analyze and synthesize concepts found in representative selections from various genres found in world literature. - Plan, present, and evaluate formal oral presentations. - Convey ideas with clarity, coherence, conciseness, precision, and fluency. - Produce documents using MLA format.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PreAlgebra is generally taught in middle school. It covers such diverse topics as Parenthesis, Brackets, Absolute Value, Fractions, Exponents, Square Root, Nth Root, Point-Slope, Scientific Notation, Greater Than or Equal, Less Than or Equal, Probability and Graphing.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am certified in Physics, Biology, ESE, Middle School Math and Science. I currently am employed at a private school teaching Middle School Mathematics and Computer Science to a diverse population. I privately tutor several current students in math, reading, study skills, and science.
ESL/ESOL, Reading

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am certified in Physics, Biology, ESE, Middle School Math and Science. I currently am employed at a private school teaching Middle School Mathematics and Computer Science to a diverse population. I privately tutor several current students in math, reading, study skills, and science.
ESL/ESOL

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

As a high school teacher, I participated in weekend and after-school sessions that helped prepare students to take the various ACT exams. These sessions were usually 2-hours. I reviewed students' work, corrected misconceptions, and provided guidance to the student so they could improve their overall ACT score. Sessions covered the Reading, Writing, English, and/or Math ACT exams. This has been an ongoing activity for 10+ years. The Science ACT Exam prep classes are usually conducted during the 11th grade regular Science class. We have ACT prep classes, 2 or 3 times per week for a couple of weeks before the majority of the Juniors' Exam date.
Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in Biology from George Mason University.
Anatomy, Physical Science, Psychology

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I am certified in Physics, Biology, ESE, Middle School Math and Science. I currently am employed at a private school teaching Middle School Mathematics and Computer Science to a diverse population. I privately tutor several current students in math, reading, study skills, and science.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 covers the fundamental concepts of algebra, including exponents and radicals, linear equations and inequalities, ratio and proportion, systems of linear equations, factoring quadratics, complex numbers, completing the square, and the quadratic formula. Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Algebra 2 covers quadratic equations, graphing, complex numbers, functions, sequences and series, and exponents and logarithms.
Biology,

Biology

I have a BS in Biology from George Mason University.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am certified in Physics, Biology, ESE, Middle School Math and Science. I currently am employed at a private school teaching Middle School Mathematics and Computer Science to a diverse population. I privately tutor several current students in math, reading, study skills, and science.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

As a high school teacher, I participated in weekend and after-school sessions that helped prepare students to take the various ACT exams. These sessions were usually 2 hours. I reviewed students' work, corrected misconceptions, and provided guidance to the student so they could improve their overall ACT score. Sessions covered the Reading, Writing, English, and/or Math ACT exams. This has been an ongoing activity for 10+ years. The ACT English Test contains 75 questions to be answered in 45 minutes. There are six elements of effective writing included in the ACT English Test - punctuation (13%) - grammar and usage (16%) - sentence structure (24%) - strategy (16%) - organization (15%) - style (16%) The Usage/Mechanics subscore of the test covers punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure. The Rhetorical Skills subscore covers strategy, organization, and style.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

The ACT Mathematics Test is a 60-question, 60-minute test designed to measure the mathematical skills students have typically acquired in courses taken by the end of 11th grade. The test presents multiple-choice questions that require you to use reasoning skills to solve practical problems in mathematics. You need knowledge of basic formulas and computational skills to answer the problems, but you aren't required to know complex formulas and perform extensive computation. You may use an APPROVED calculator on the Mathematics Test. All the problems can be solved without a calculator.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

As a high school teacher, I participated in weekend and after school sessions that helped prepare students to take the various ACT exams. These sessions were usually 2-hours. I reviewed students' work, corrected misconceptions, and provided guidance to the student so they could improve their overall ACT score. Sessions covered the Reading, Writing, English, and/or Math ACT exams. This has been an ongoing activity for 10+ years.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

As a high school teacher, I participated in weekend and after-school sessions that helped prepare students to take the various ACT exams. These sessions were usually 2-hours. I reviewed students' work, corrected misconceptions, and provided guidance to the student so they could improve their overall ACT score. Sessions covered the Reading, Writing, English, and/or Math ACT exams. This has been an ongoing activity for 10+ years. The Science ACT Exam prep classes are usually conducted during the 11th grade regular Science class. We have ACT prep classes, 2 or 3 times per week for a couple of weeks before the majority of the Juniors' Exam date.
GED, SAT Math

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Great tutor

Laura is very professional. She has a talent to understand and deal with difficult students. She knows material. We felt very lucky to meet her and getting her to help out 11th grader.

Darina, 1 lesson with Laura

Son very happy with tutor

My son was the one who searched for a tutor online as a tool to help him feel more comfortable with the Algebra EOC. We had never used a tutor before, so I was unsure what to expect. My son has been very happy with Laura and I can tell he is more confident about the approaching exam. We may continue to use her this summer if needed!

Jill, 5 lessons with Laura

So far so GREAT!

Laura seems to be very intelligent and patient! I think she is going to work very well with my son. Will post again after more sessions.

Wendy, 15 lessons with Laura

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