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Laure D.

Hudson, FL

$38/hour

Ph.D in Biochem, Biophysics; Tutor in Chemistry

800+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/10/12
4.9 average from 298 ratings
Wonderful
— Lisa, Middletown, CT on 4/22/12

$38/Hour


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Central CT State University, CT
Chemistry
Wesleyan University, CT
PhD

Education

Central CT State University, CT (Chemistry)

Wesleyan University, CT (PhD)

About Laure

Dear Parents and Students:

Why should you choose me as a tutor?

First and foremost, I do care about each student that I help, young or older. Caring involves getting to know you the student and taking genuine interest in your difficulties with school work. After all, I was a student too and I did appreciate someone taking a sincere interest in my work.

I must add that I am very flexible and I can adapt my teaching and helping style to students of different ages. I have helped high school students, college students, graduate students. And, I have solid experience helping ADULT STUDENTS reach their educational goals.

My specialty is teaching chemistry (general, organic, analytical, biochemistry). I can offer expertise and knowledge based on years of studies, but also practical support because I have worked as a professional scientist in the pharmaceutical & biotechnology industries. My main strategy is to ask you questions and teach you how to solve a problem by learning how to ask yourself key questions that take the problem apart. This way you achieve logical reasoning and obtain the final solution. I call that clear thinking. Showing how to research information is another important skill that I help students with as it is so essentially needed.

CONTACT ME TODAY FOR AN EVALUATION OF YOUR SITUATION...You may think that my hourly rate is high, but please consider that I welcome my students to email me questions in between help sessions and I do not charge for the support I give my students outside help sessions. And students get QUALITY ATTENTION.
Dear Parents and Students:

Why should you choose me as a tutor?

First and foremost, I do care about each student that I help, young or older. Caring involves getting to know you the student and taking genuine interest in your difficulties with school work. After all, I was a student too and I did appreciate someone taking a
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE: The hourly fee covers the help session as well as the attentive support I give in between help sessions through the Wyzant email system.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Hudson, FL 34669
Background Check: Passed

"Wonderful"

- Lisa, Middletown, CT on 4/22/12

"Knowledgeable and Checked For My Comprehension"

- Evelyn, San Francisco, CA on 9/25/17

"Amazing Teacher !!!!"

- Barbara, Morristown, NY on 6/20/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Denise, New York, NY on 6/12/17

"The best!"

- Rachel, Euless, TX on 4/26/17

"Great tutoring!"

- Kristy, New York, NY on 4/11/17

"Wonderful teacher"

- Anna, Burbank, CA on 3/30/17

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor!"

- Jennifer, Lutz, FL on 3/29/17

"Very knowledgeable"

- Akila, Mount Kisco, NY on 3/25/17

"Very In-Depth and Wonderful Tutor"

- Arianna, Hackettstown, NJ on 3/21/17

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Ron, Westfield, MA on 2/19/17

"Awesome"

- Mark, Delmar, MD on 2/6/17

"Great tutor!"

- Sala, Terre Haute, IN on 11/21/16

"Patient and detailed"

- Arianna, Kingston, RI on 11/21/16

"Excellent teacher!"

- Nusrat, Winston Salem, NC on 10/24/16

"Amazing Tutor!"

- Sandra, Wesley Chapel, FL on 10/13/16

"Wonderful and understanding tutor!"

- Rachel, Meriden, CT on 5/2/13

"Very patient and knowledgeable"

- Charles, South Glastonbury, CT on 2/19/13

"Great Tutor, easy to reach."

- John, Amston, CT on 12/11/12

"Very Patient and Positive Reinforcement"

- Therese, Glastonbury, CT on 8/25/12

"Great and very patient tutor"

- Najmah, Hamden, CT on 2/26/12

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Approved subjects

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Biochemistry

Biochemistry is a traditional upper-level course taken by science majors (mainly chemistry and biology students). The focus of the course is large: protein chemistry, enzymology, molecular biology topics, carbohydrate chemistry, lipid chemistry, and some courses do include nucleic acid chemistry. The course is often divided into 2 parts: biophysics and protein chemistry and metabolism. The first part is more based on comprehension of concepts while the second part is often based on memorization of metabolic cycles like the Krebs cycle for example. I can help with both parts and my help will be tailored to your needs.

Chemistry

This subject encompasses high school chemistry (basics such as understanding stoichiometry, balancing equations, performing simple calculations with the mol concept) and college general chemistry where more advanced topics are discussed, like solubility, acids and bases, electron configurations, etc... Help is tailored to the needs of the student.

Organic Chemistry

I took 2 years of organic chemistry (1 year in college and 1 year in graduate school - physical organic chemistry and reaction mechanisms). I am familiar with the undergraduate curriculum and I have taught an advanced organic synthesis lab for one semester in graduate school. I believe that the key to success in organic chemistry is understanding reaction mechanisms, in other words how to "push" electrons, that is how electrons flow in a reaction to give the product. This way of thinking is useful for other advanced topics in chemistry in college and then graduate school. Organic is often taught as the student must cram or memorize tons of reactions, which is very difficult, hence the need to understand how electrons flow so that there is less memorization involved for the student. This is my strategy.

Central CT State University, CT
Chemistry
Wesleyan University, CT
PhD

Education

Central CT State University, CT (Chemistry)

Wesleyan University, CT (PhD)

Wonderful

Laure will explain a single thing in different ways until one understands the concept. I like this quality very much. We all learn in different ways and Laure understands that. And, as an older student, it is even a little harder to learn and she breaks it down and makes it easier.

— Lisa, Middletown, CT on 4/22/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

IN-PERSON AND ONLINE: The hourly fee covers the help session as well as the attentive support I give in between help sessions through the Wyzant email system.

Travel policy

Laure will travel within 20 miles of Hudson, FL 34669.