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Laura R.

Lisle, IL


Ph.D. Ivy League Graduate specializing in Science, Math, and History

Background check passed as of 5/27/16
5.0 average from 749 ratings
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— Christien, Willowbrook, IL on 3/28/14

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Dartmouth College
Cornell University


Dartmouth College

Cornell University (PhD)

About Laura

I earned High Honors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry as well as an Ancient History (Classics) degree from Dartmouth College. I then went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Structural Biology from Cornell University's Medical College.

As an undergraduate, I spent a semester studying Archeology and History in Greece. Thus I bring first hand knowledge to your history studies. I won the Botany award for my genetic research on plants as an undergraduate, and I have done extensive research in Computational Biology for my Ph.D. dissertation. I was a teaching assistant for both undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of Biology classes.

I am fluent in a range of Science and History disciplines. As an Ivy League graduate, I learned from professors at the very top of their fields. I am excited to pass on this knowledge to you, and I am committed to helping you understand the material you wish to learn.
I earned High Honors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry as well as an Ancient History (Classics) Read more

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Travels within 10 miles of Lisle, IL 60532
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"Amazing Tutor!"

- Christien, Willowbrook, IL on 3/28/14

"Very patient and helpful"

- Nancy, Western Springs, IL on 7/18/16

"Great tutor"

- Lekshmi, Western Springs, IL on 6/16/16

"Knowledgeable, well prepared tutor!"

- Catherine, Wheaton, IL on 8/2/15

"Awesome Tutor!!! You won't be disappointed..."

- Diana, Willowbrook, IL on 5/12/15

"Great physics teacher"

- Melissa, Naperville, IL on 10/13/14

"Very patient"

- Tony, Chicago, IL on 5/8/14

"Great tutor and very patient."

- Elham, Oak Lawn, IL on 11/11/13

"Laura is terrific!"

- Norine, Palos Heights, IL on 8/8/13

"Great tutor"

- Connor, Tinley Park, IL on 7/18/13

"Completely satisfied!!"

- Angel, Frankfort, IL on 7/8/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Jade, Willowbrook, IL on 5/30/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Laura, Orland Park, IL on 5/5/13

"Awesome tutor"

- Valerie, Frankfort, IL on 3/19/13

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Patricia, Tinley Park, IL on 10/16/12
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Microbiology, Physics
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
American History, European History, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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I have an undergraduate degree and a PhD in Biochemistry. The classes and research areas for both degrees very heavily emphasized genetics. I received High Honors in Genetics in Graduate school, and genetics has always been a passion of mine!

Dartmouth College
Cornell University


Dartmouth College

Cornell University (PhD)

Amazing Tutor! — I've been working with Laura for lessons on various subjects since August 2013. She's helped me prepare for the SAT Chemistry subject exam last summer, as well as the SAT Math and ACT Math/Science sections. I received exceptional scores on the SAT and ACT exams. Laura is excellent at diagnosing and addressing problem issues and then transforming the trouble topics into relatable, easily understan ...

— Christien, Willowbrook, IL on 3/28/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 10 miles of Lisle, IL 60532.