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Laura C.

Rockford, IL

$30/hour

Science and math have always been a passion of mine.

Background check passed as of 3/20/16
5.0 average from 17 ratings
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— Makenzi, Rockford, IL on 5/28/16

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Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
Biological Sciences
University of Illinois Chicago
Master's

Education

Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL (Biological Sciences)

University of Illinois Chicago (Master's)

About Laura

I have been teaching college level biology courses for almost 10 years and love to share my love of the sciences with students. Although I have experience with helping students that have plans to pursue a science/math career, my specialty has been working with those that really struggle with the concepts.

Getting those not interested in these courses to understand and appreciate how much we actually use science everyday brings joy to my life. Finding a topic that truly appeals to the student and helping them see that they can learn it is a challenge that I do not shy away from.

I have been teaching both basic Mendelian genetics and secondary genetics (blood typing, dihybrid crosses, polygenic traits, sex linked traits, pedigree creation and analysis, etc.) for college level courses since January 2007. I utilize my skills in these topics in both face to face lectures, laboratory courses and online courses.

In addition to both life and physical science, I am able to help students with math, reading comprehension, language arts, study skills, various test prep information. I posses many different resource materials to help with a student that is struggling with the basics or is needing help with higher concepts.

Helping a student that struggles to believe in themselves and to not let the frustrations of learning more difficult concepts keep them from achieving higher goals is something I want to do with my life. I know that making that difference is what will make a better future for my community.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about getting help in your sciences and mathematics courses.
I have been teaching college level biology courses for almost 10 years and love to share my love of the sciences with students. Although I have experience with helping students that have plans to pursue a science/ Read more

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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Rockford, IL 61107
Background Check: Passed

"Great Tutor"

- Makenzi, Rockford, IL on 5/28/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Finite Math, Geometry,
Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry, Ecology, Genetics,
Microbiology, Organic Chemistry, Zoology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB, GED, GRE,
MCAT, PSAT, SAT Math, TEAS
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Tax Preparation

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Algebra 1

10 years in college level math and science. I have all the materials needed for pre-algebra and up.

Biology

10 years college level math and science teacher.

Genetics

I have been teaching both basic Mendelian genetics and secondary genetics (blood typing, dihybrid crosses, polygenic traits, sex linked traits, pedigree creation and analysis, etc.) for college level courses since January 2007. I utilize my skills in these topics in both face to face lectures, laboratory courses and online courses.

Geometry

I have 9+ years in math and science college instruction up to calculus.

GRE

In addition to my undergraduate and graduate degree education, I have 15 years experience in auditing quality control and validation documentation which allows for proper understanding of both the verbal and writing portions of this exam. My education up through calculus, statistics and ACT training allows for proper understanding of the quantitative reasoning portion.

Study Skills

I have been teaching science and math at the college level for 9+ years. In addition, I work with first year students to transition into college. I help them improve their study habits to acclimate to their new surroundings.

Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL
Biological Sciences
University of Illinois Chicago
Master's

Education

Northern Illinois University - DeKalb, IL (Biological Sciences)

University of Illinois Chicago (Master's)

Great Tutor — Helped me go from frustrated and teary eyed to more confident in my math skills and helped me understand what errors I was making on problems ...

— Makenzi, Rockford, IL on 5/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Laura will travel within 20 miles of Rockford, IL 61107.