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Luke R.

Duke Grad, Fulbright Scholar Specializing in Executive Functioning

Duke Grad, Fulbright Scholar Specializing in Executive Functioning

$100/hour

  • 144 hours tutoring

About Luke


Bio

I'm driven by a passion for helping my students become more capable of achieving their goals. I've enabled students to increase their focus on tough tasks, organize their thoughts and work more clearly, develop skills for dealing with frustration and overwhelm, grasp tricky concepts, master spoken Spanish, and raise test scores. I offer years of experience as a tutor and coach in a wide range of subjects and contexts, from helping students improve their academic performance to guiding clients...

I'm driven by a passion for helping my students become more capable of achieving their goals. I've enabled students to increase their focus on tough tasks, organize their thoughts and work more clearly, develop skills for dealing with frustration and overwhelm, grasp tricky concepts, master spoken Spanish, and raise test scores. I offer years of experience as a tutor and coach in a wide range of subjects and contexts, from helping students improve their academic performance to guiding clients towards clarity on their struggles with general productivity. At the core of my tutoring ethos is my love of seeing the individuals I work with cultivate a greater sense of self-efficacy--the belief that they can set goals and execute the actions necessary to reach them. The warmth, care, and irrepressible humor I bring to my sessions make for a tutoring experience that is not just effective, but also enjoyable!

After graduating from Duke University, I spent a year on a Fulbright scholarship in Madrid, where my native fluency in Spanish helped me support my students' ESL progress. I later transitioned into the field of test prep, where my knowledge of pedagogy allowed my students to improve their scores by as much as 200 SAT points in just two months. Since then, I have expanded my focus beyond academic tutoring to include executive functioning and productivity coaching. As a curriculum developer, workshop leader, and instructor for a Bay Area nonprofit, I've spent hundreds of hours providing group and one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and coaching in "applied rationality"--a toolbox of practical skills ranging from forming clear goals and making solid plans to building healthy habits, communicating assertively, and practicing mindful self-regulation. I've organized international summer programs for mathematically talented students (including International Olympiad gold medalists) and led teacher training programs‚ all in service of providing others with powerful tools for thinking clearly and acting effectively.

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Education

Duke University
Political Science

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Spanish

Spanish

Native fluency. 2 years of experience teaching in Spain, where I used my language skills in real-world settings every day. Minor in Spanish from Duke University. 8 years studying Spanish in the classroom, which has given me a rich understanding of what to do (and not do!) to create a positive experience for students.

Elementary Education

Study Skills

Study Skills

I spent my last 2 years working at a non-profit in a coaching capacity, organizing workshops on self-development--skills in studying, organization, planning, goal-setting, and critical thinking. As the leader and organizer of 45-person workshops, I've worked with dozens of clients one-on-one. I bring a warm, lively energy to all of my sessions, and I'm known for establishing meaningful connections with clients while helping them develop their abilities. Let's see if I can help you meet your learning goals!

English

ACT English

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

Native fluency. 2 years of experience teaching in Spain, where I used my language skills in real-world settings every day. Minor in Spanish from Duke University. 8 years studying Spanish in the classroom, which has given me a rich understanding of what to do (and not do!) to create a positive experience for students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent my last 2 years working at a non-profit in a coaching capacity, organizing workshops on self-development--skills in studying, organization, planning, goal-setting, and critical thinking. As the leader and organizer of 45-person workshops, I've worked with dozens of clients one-on-one. I bring a warm, lively energy to all of my sessions, and I'm known for establishing meaningful connections with clients while helping them develop their abilities. Let's see if I can help you meet your learning goals!
Algebra 1

Language

Spanish

Spanish

Native fluency. 2 years of experience teaching in Spain, where I used my language skills in real-world settings every day. Minor in Spanish from Duke University. 8 years studying Spanish in the classroom, which has given me a rich understanding of what to do (and not do!) to create a positive experience for students.

Math

ACT Math, Algebra 1

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Spanish,

Spanish

Native fluency. 2 years of experience teaching in Spain, where I used my language skills in real-world settings every day. Minor in Spanish from Duke University. 8 years studying Spanish in the classroom, which has given me a rich understanding of what to do (and not do!) to create a positive experience for students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent my last 2 years working at a non-profit in a coaching capacity, organizing workshops on self-development--skills in studying, organization, planning, goal-setting, and critical thinking. As the leader and organizer of 45-person workshops, I've worked with dozens of clients one-on-one. I bring a warm, lively energy to all of my sessions, and I'm known for establishing meaningful connections with clients while helping them develop their abilities. Let's see if I can help you meet your learning goals!
Algebra 1

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I spent my last 2 years working at a non-profit in a coaching capacity, organizing workshops on self-development--skills in studying, organization, planning, goal-setting, and critical thinking. As the leader and organizer of 45-person workshops, I've worked with dozens of clients one-on-one. I bring a warm, lively energy to all of my sessions, and I'm known for establishing meaningful connections with clients while helping them develop their abilities. Let's see if I can help you meet your learning goals!

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

As an executive functioning coach, I'm driven by a love of connecting with my students and enabling them to thrive in school and life. I help my students struggling with ADHD to do what they need to: keep complex schedules and projects organized, stay focused when distractions arise, be gentle with feelings of frustration or overwhelm, and generally build a deep sense of their own self-efficacy. I provide students with concrete techniques and helpful practices that I've been trained in; and the warmth, care, and irrepressible humor I bring to every session makes the experience of working with me not only transformative, but enjoyable. As a curriculum developer, workshop leader, and instructor for a Bay Area nonprofit, I spent hundreds of hours providing group and one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and coaching in "applied rationality"--a toolbox of practical skills ranging from goal formation and planning to habit building, assertive communication, and mindful self-regulation. I'm honored to offer this experience, along with my intuitive and empathetic disposition, to the parents and students I work with.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I spent my last 2 years working at a non-profit in a coaching capacity, organizing workshops on self-development--skills in studying, organization, planning, goal-setting, and critical thinking. As the leader and organizer of 45-person workshops, I've worked with dozens of clients one-on-one. I bring a warm, lively energy to all of my sessions, and I'm known for establishing meaningful connections with clients while helping them develop their abilities. Let's see if I can help you meet your learning goals!

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

Native fluency. 2 years of experience teaching in Spain, where I used my language skills in real-world settings every day. Minor in Spanish from Duke University. 8 years studying Spanish in the classroom, which has given me a rich understanding of what to do (and not do!) to create a positive experience for students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I spent my last 2 years working at a non-profit in a coaching capacity, organizing workshops on self-development--skills in studying, organization, planning, goal-setting, and critical thinking. As the leader and organizer of 45-person workshops, I've worked with dozens of clients one-on-one. I bring a warm, lively energy to all of my sessions, and I'm known for establishing meaningful connections with clients while helping them develop their abilities. Let's see if I can help you meet your learning goals!
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science

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Knowledgeable

My son is having a difficult time staying on task especially with a hybrid learning schedule because of school. We are a couple sessions in, and I can notice a difference in his attitude! Can’t wait for the next session!

Maki, 8 lessons with Luke

Knowledgable, patient, effective tutor!

Luke is bright, engaging and has been able to assist our teen with improving her executive functioning skills and proficiency in Spanish. We are very appreciative of his expertise.

Michelle, 9 lessons with Luke

setting goals

I appreciate that Luke worked with my son to set goals for the semester. I think that’s a good approach for my 6th grader. He has high expectations for himself, and with Luke’s help I think he can meet them.

Jessica, 19 lessons with Luke

setting goals

I appreciate that Luke worked with my son to set goals for the semester. I think that’s a good approach for my 6th grader. He has high expectations for himself, and with Luke’s help I think he can meet them.

Jessica, 19 lessons with Luke

building rapport

Luke is starting to support my son in planning and getting over the hump and feeling of overwhelm. I can see this creating confidence for my son and a sense of control over his schoolwork.

Jessica, 19 lessons with Luke

building rapport

Luke is starting to support my son in planning and getting over the hump and feeling of overwhelm. I can see this creating confidence for my son and a sense of control over his schoolwork.

Jessica, 19 lessons with Luke

building rapport

Luke is starting to support my son in planning and getting over the hump and feeling of overwhelm. I can see this creating confidence for my son and a sense of control over his schoolwork.

Jessica, 19 lessons with Luke

building rapport

Luke is building rapport with my son so that he can become a trusted partner. So far so good! I’m excited to have found Luke!

Jessica, 19 lessons with Luke

building rapport

Luke is building rapport with my son so that he can become a trusted partner. So far so good! I’m excited to have found Luke!

Jessica, 19 lessons with Luke
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$100/hour

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Luke R.

$100/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Luke

Response time: 2 hours