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Luke R.

Duke Grad, Fulbright Scholar Specializing in Executive Functioning

Duke Grad, Fulbright Scholar Specializing in Executive Functioning

$120/hour

  • 370 hours tutoring

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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

Most Popular

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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Insightful

Luke has such a calming manner and I am so encouraged by his comprehensive approach to understanding the whole student. He is working with my son on executive function skills. The ability to organize and efficiently manage an overwhelming work load is the base of all success and Luke has such a wonderful way of working with that.

Judi, 8 lessons with Luke

Great fit for my son!

Luke has been working with our 15 year old son for several months. He worked hard at the beginning to build a strong connection and relationship and then used that connection to observe and make strategic suggestions that my son has responded well to. After each session, he gives a written breakdown of what was covered in that session, what progress was made and what needs to be worked on. This overview has been very helpful in keeping us, his parents informed with our son's tutoring. Luke's approach is very welcoming and instantly put our son at ease, which allowed him to be receptive to his suggestions and guidance. We have seen a nice progress with our son since his sessions with Luke have started. Luke gets a high recommendation.

Benton, 46 lessons with Luke

So helpful

My daughter is doing much better in school now. Luke is really helping her be organized and not feel overwhelmed. He did a great job building a rapport with my daughter, gaining her trust and digging in.

Jane, 34 lessons with Luke

Life changing!

Luke is a regular staple in helping me manage my ADHD as a business professional. He consistently has techniques and approaches to help with executive functioning, procrastination, and time management. I give him my strongest recommendation.

Brian, 15 lessons with Luke

KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PATIENT

My son gives very good feedback to me after his sessions. He says Luke really breaks things down so that he can understand the material. He also gives me a detailed summary of the lesson. He is a very good tutor and I highly recommend him

Erin, 5 lessons with Luke

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 , 11 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
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$120/hour

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Luke R.

$120/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: 3 hours