Over 100 tutoring hours

Lori R.

Baltimore, MD

$60/hr

Expert, Patient, and Friendly Tutor

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Background check passed as of 11/22/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
47 Ratings
 
 
4hrs Response Time
A Great Biology Tutor
— Donna, Owings Mills, MD on 2/2/15

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College of New Jersey
Biology
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
Master's

Education

College of New Jersey (Biology)

Johns Hopkins Medical Institution (Master's)

About Lori

Lori's enthusiastic and friendly demeanor allows her to connect with students of all ages and abilities. She tutors students in a wide variety of subjects (including chemistry, biology, anatomy and physiology, algebra, geometry and critical reading).

When you read her reviews, you will see that her clients are thrilled with their experiences during tutoring sessions AND the results that they see outside of tutoring (improved study skills, better grades on tests and projects, and standardized test scores).

Lori is experienced teaching students of all ages and levels of education. At the Maryland Science Center, she has shared her love of science with 3rd and 4th graders, facilitating high energy workshops. She has taught science and math classes at several local high schools. She has tutored many college students, using techniques learned as a teaching assistant at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.
Lori's enthusiastic and friendly demeanor allows her to connect with students of all ages and abilities. She tutors students in a wide variety of subjects (including chemistry, biology, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
10 hours notice required

$60/hour - individual students (high school or college) Lower rate - 3rd-8th grade, financial hardship Up to three students can share a session with special permission.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Baltimore, MD 21209
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A Great Biology Tutor"

- Donna, Owings Mills, MD on 2/2/15

"On time, clear instruction, overall great!"

- Tova, Baltimore, MD on 2/22/15

"Very nice and patient!! "

- Tamika, Parkville, MD on 10/6/14

"My daughter likes her and that's key"

- Carolyn, Baltimore, MD on 8/27/14

"Great Tutor"

- Tim, Lutherville Timonium, MD on 8/12/14

"Great Tutor"

- Nathalie, Windsor Mill, MD on 8/4/14

"Nice Tutor!"

- Amanda, Nottingham, MD on 4/7/14

"Wonderful Chemistry Tutor!"

- Susan, Baltimore, MD on 12/10/13

"Gentle compassionate support for student and parent."

- Amy, Baltimore, MD on 11/13/13

"A wonderful tutor who immediately put my daughter's mind at ease"

- Jennifer, Owings Mills, MD on 10/29/13

"Very knowledgeable!"

- Arden, Baltimore, MD on 10/17/13

"Great Tutor"

- Irene, Nottingham, MD on 10/7/13

"She made me love Chemistry! "

- Maha, Catonsville, MD on 9/21/13

"Was a life saver 3 weeks before finals."

- Harriette, Baltimore, MD on 4/25/13

"Knows her genetics!"

- Jamie, Angwin, CA on 4/24/13
Lori replied on 9/23/2013

I really enjoyed helping Jamie with her genetics work. Her case was a special one. Jaime had less than 24 hours to complete an assignment that she did not understand. There was a three hour time difference between us and I had previous commitments to honor. Luckily, we were able to come up with a plan that allowed us to work together extremely efficiently. Under normal circumstances, I do not charge for my preparation time.

"Lori is great!"

- Ricky, Baltimore, MD on 4/7/13
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science,
Grammar, Study Skills
Business:
GRE,
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
GRE,
MCAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
Dentistry,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

Lori has helped many students to master algebra calculations. When students need help with their algebra class, the SAT, or a science class, Lori can help by modeling and reinforcing the algebra steps necessary to solve problems. With practice, these algebra steps become "good habits" that consistently produce the correct answers to algebra problems.

Anatomy

Lori studied anatomy in college, earning an A for the semester. As a high school teacher, Lori taught many anatomy units to biology and advanced biology classes. More recently, she has tutored several students in preparation for their college anatomy classes and the anatomy sections of the MCAT.

Biochemistry

Lori studied biochemistry as an undergrad and as a graduate student. She applied her knowledge of biochemistry in the laboratories of Johns Hopkins Medical Institution as a member of the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology program.

Biology

Lori has been teaching biology for over a decade. She is comfortable teaching biology to both high school and college students. Lori's deep understanding of biology was established through her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Her friendly, supportive teaching style was developed while working at the Maryland Science Center and local independent high schools.

Chemistry

Lori has been teaching chemistry for over a decade. She loves helping students to understand chemistry and to perform all the necessary calculations with confidence. She is comfortable teaching chemistry to both high school students and college students. Lori's deep understanding of chemistry was established through her graduate studies at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. Her friendly, supportive teaching style was developed while working at the Maryland Science Center and local independent high schools.

Dentistry

Lori's experience in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry and anatomy allow her to help potential dental students to prepare for the DAT. Her years of experience in teaching test preparation strategies make her an ideal tutor for a student preparing to take the DAT.

Elementary Math

Lori has many years of experience helping young students to succeed in math. Because she has studied childhood development, she is aware that many young students need more time for the problem solving centers in the brain to mature. For these students, Lori is able to focus on instilling math habits that lead to successful solving of math problems. That means that students can feel successful in math, even before their brain is ready for a deeper understanding of the concepts.

Elementary Science

Lori has been teaching science for over a decade. She has helped many young students to succeed in their science classes. Lori developed her friendly, supportive teaching style while working at the Maryland Science Center and local schools.

Genetics

As an undergraduate, I was a teaching assistant for the college genetics class. As a graduate student, I studied genetics at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, both in the classroom and at the lab bench. I have four years of experience teaching genetics units to high school students.

Geometry

Lori has been teaching geometry problem solving for over a decade. When a student needs help with their geometry class or with the geometry problems on the SAT, Lori is able to identify gaps in the student's knowledge and come up with a study plan that strengthens the student's skills. In the case of difficulty in geometry class, Lori is comfortable helping students with their current class work while also addressing knowledge gaps from earlier in the school year.

GRE

Lori has been teaching test preparation strategies since 1994. She taught group classes for a national test preparation company for several years. More recently, she has taught GRE strategies to individuals and to groups of science undergrads from Towson University. She teaches strategies for all sections of the GRE and enjoys helping students to learn and practice the required math content.

MCAT

I have over ten years of experience in test preparation tutoring (SAT, GRE, MCAT). I have four years of full time teaching experience in high school biology and chemistry. I have a masters degree from the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) program at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution. I love helping students to plan test prep schedules that play to their strengths while also addressing their weaknesses.

Nutrition

Lori studied biochemistry during college and my first year in graduate school. As an advanced biology teacher, she taught how the biochemistry of proteins, fats and carbohydrates related to nutrition and health. Her daughters both have special nutritional needs (due to a milk allergy and Type 1 Diabetes). She completed independent studies in nutrition so that she can better help them with these challenges.

Organic Chemistry

Lori studied organic chemistry as an undergraduate biology major, earning an A for both semesters. Her graduate studies in the Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution further enhanced her understanding of organic chemistry. Lori has helped several students to prepare for the MCAT, including the organic chemistry portion of the test.

Physiology

Lori studied physiology in college, earning an A for the semester. As a high school teacher, Lori taught many physiology units to advanced biology classes. More recently, she has tutored several students in preparation for their college classes and the physiology portion of the MCAT.

Prealgebra

Lori has many years of experience helping students to meet their goals on the math portion of the SAT. Some students need to go back to prealgebra problems before they can develop more advanced skills. Lori helps these students to develop math habits that allow them to solve prealgebra problems with confidence.

Because Lori has studied childhood development (specifically brain development), she is aware that many prealgebra students need more time for the problem solving centers in the brain to mature. For these students, Lori is able to focus on instilling math habits that lead to successful solving of math problems. That means that students can feel successful in math, even before their brain is ready for a deeper understanding of prealgebra.

Public Speaking

Lori studied public speaking in college and earned an A in the class. She has extensive experience speaking in front of a crowd, including work in college recruiting, presentation of scientific research during graduate school, and presenting talks covering a wide variety of topics to students of all ages. She has guided many clients through the preparation and practice required for the creation and execution of confident, effective presentations.

SAT Math

Lori has been helping students to prepare for the SAT for over a decade. She works with students to review any forgotten math facts (algebra, geometry, arithmetic, interpreting graphs) and she helps students to learn the patterns of how these facts are tested on the SAT. Lori develops an individualized study plan that allows each client to do his or her personal best on the SAT.

SAT Reading

Lori has been teaching SAT reading skills and strategies for over a decade. She specializes in connecting with students, helping them to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and identifying their goals for the SAT. Once goals and areas of weakness are identified, Lori develops a study plan tailored to the particular needs of the student. Using real SAT questions, she works with the student to address any areas of weakness. She also teaches the standardized test strategies that maximize performance on the SAT.

SAT Writing

Lori has been helping students to prepare for the SAT for over a decade. She addresses any areas of weakness (vocabulary, critical reading, writing mechanics) while also teaching students the test taking skills that will allow them to score their personal best on the SAT.

Study Skills

As a teacher at Boys' Latin High School, I had the opportunity to seek the guidance of our learning specialists. After three years of helping students to get organized and stay up to date with my classes, I am ready to help other students with their study skills.

Writing

During her studies at Johns Hopkins University, Lori learned how to make her writing clear and concise. During her years as a teacher, she spent much time writing essays, comments, and letters of recommendation. For over a decade, Lori has been teaching others how to write strong essays for the SAT and the GRE. Her proofreading experience includes work on a chapter of a genetics textbook.

College of New Jersey
Biology
Johns Hopkins Medical Institution
Master's

Education

College of New Jersey (Biology)

Johns Hopkins Medical Institution (Master's)

A Great Biology Tutor — My daughter has benefited greatly from her sessions with Lori. Before, her biology test scores were in the 70s. After working with Lori, her last test was in the 90s. Lori is very nice and upbeat and is good at explaining difficult concepts. I highly recommend her. ...

— Donna, Owings Mills, MD on 2/2/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 10 hours notice required

$60/hour - individual students (high school or college) Lower rate - 3rd-8th grade, financial hardship Up to three students can share a session with special permission.

Travel policy

Lori will travel within 2 miles of Baltimore, MD 21209.

Background Check Status for Lori R.

Lori R. passed a background check on 11/22/14. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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