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Laura M.

Approachable, Experienced Math, Test Prep, and Chemistry Tutor

Approachable, Experienced Math, Test Prep, and Chemistry Tutor

$40/hour

  • 88 hours tutoring

About Laura


Bio

Dear future student,

I have tutored and taught students since 1996 at levels from Pre-K to College. I have a Bachelor's degree in Math and an MD. In 2018, before I moved to Maine, I worked in the Boston area with Summit Educational Group, which holds very high standards for its tutors. This was an honor.

I enjoy tutoring because I get to provide real help to people as they pursue their goals. I also appreciate the challenges of listening well, assigning appropriate work, and giving...

Dear future student,

I have tutored and taught students since 1996 at levels from Pre-K to College. I have a Bachelor's degree in Math and an MD. In 2018, before I moved to Maine, I worked in the Boston area with Summit Educational Group, which holds very high standards for its tutors. This was an honor.

I enjoy tutoring because I get to provide real help to people as they pursue their goals. I also appreciate the challenges of listening well, assigning appropriate work, and giving reasonable and memorable explanations. I teach "to the test" but in a way that the student builds her fundamental knowledge.

Please contact me to find out more! I am in Mid-Coast Maine and can travel south to Portland, north to Augusta, as well as meet online!


Education

Michigan State University
Mathematics
Wayne State University
MD

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Rate details: If a lesson is cancelled in the 24-hour window, a fee will be charged worth up to the cost of the lesson.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Elementary Science

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 23 years, I have helped hundreds of students grasp algebra concepts and attain the confidence and mastery they needed to do well in their tests and courses. I have developed a reputation for listening well and explaining concepts in a way students can understand. I have worked with students from 7th grade to adult learners on this material, and am quite comfortable helping students build mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor of Science in Math, with hundreds of hours experience working with high school and college students on math problems and concepts, including Algebra 2.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been tutoring Chemistry in earnest for 4 years and I am loving it! I also taught General Chemistry I and II and Labs for Quincy College in Massachusetts. I received my MD in 2009 and love helping students develop mastery and confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed an undergraduate degree in Math at Michigan State University. I have been tutoring in math since 1996, including Geometry. I am patient and believe that listening is the key to understanding a student's thought process. Math CAN make sense!
Biology, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 23 years, I have helped hundreds of students grasp algebra concepts and attain the confidence and mastery they needed to do well in their tests and courses. I have developed a reputation for listening well and explaining concepts in a way students can understand. I have worked with students from 7th grade to adult learners on this material, and am quite comfortable helping students build mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor of Science in Math, with hundreds of hours experience working with high school and college students on math problems and concepts, including Algebra 2.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed an undergraduate degree in Math at Michigan State University. I have been tutoring in math since 1996, including Geometry. I am patient and believe that listening is the key to understanding a student's thought process. Math CAN make sense!
ACT Math, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 23 years, I have helped hundreds of students grasp algebra concepts and attain the confidence and mastery they needed to do well in their tests and courses. I have developed a reputation for listening well and explaining concepts in a way students can understand. I have worked with students from 7th grade to adult learners on this material, and am quite comfortable helping students build mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor of Science in Math, with hundreds of hours experience working with high school and college students on math problems and concepts, including Algebra 2.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been tutoring Chemistry in earnest for 4 years and I am loving it! I also taught General Chemistry I and II and Labs for Quincy College in Massachusetts. I received my MD in 2009 and love helping students develop mastery and confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed an undergraduate degree in Math at Michigan State University. I have been tutoring in math since 1996, including Geometry. I am patient and believe that listening is the key to understanding a student's thought process. Math CAN make sense!
Biology, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been tutoring Chemistry in earnest for 4 years and I am loving it! I also taught General Chemistry I and II and Labs for Quincy College in Massachusetts. I received my MD in 2009 and love helping students develop mastery and confidence.
Nutrition,

Nutrition

I taught courses in Nutrition both for the undergraduate science credit and through the LPN training program. I studied Nutrition during medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Topics of interest include physiology and how it relates to nutrition, USDA guidelines, reading labels, and the importance of vitamins, minerals, and a balanced diet. Nutrition through the lifespan, including pregnancy, early childhood, and senior years, is another lens with which to view nutrition.
Psychology,

Psychology

I have training in Psychiatry as part of the normal coursework for an MD. I have also tutored in intro to psychology for 3 years and taught nursing classes including Human Growth and Development and Human Behavior. I am well-versed in patient presentations for major mental illnesses as well as nursing interventions to aid in promoting mental health.
ACT Science, Biology

Sports/Recreation

Nutrition

Nutrition

I taught courses in Nutrition both for the undergraduate science credit and through the LPN training program. I studied Nutrition during medical school at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Topics of interest include physiology and how it relates to nutrition, USDA guidelines, reading labels, and the importance of vitamins, minerals, and a balanced diet. Nutrition through the lifespan, including pregnancy, early childhood, and senior years, is another lens with which to view nutrition.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the last 23 years, I have helped hundreds of students grasp algebra concepts and attain the confidence and mastery they needed to do well in their tests and courses. I have developed a reputation for listening well and explaining concepts in a way students can understand. I have worked with students from 7th grade to adult learners on this material, and am quite comfortable helping students build mastery.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I have a Bachelor of Science in Math, with hundreds of hours experience working with high school and college students on math problems and concepts, including Algebra 2.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have been tutoring Chemistry in earnest for 4 years and I am loving it! I also taught General Chemistry I and II and Labs for Quincy College in Massachusetts. I received my MD in 2009 and love helping students develop mastery and confidence.
Geometry,

Geometry

I completed an undergraduate degree in Math at Michigan State University. I have been tutoring in math since 1996, including Geometry. I am patient and believe that listening is the key to understanding a student's thought process. Math CAN make sense!
Biology, GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

SSAT,

SSAT

I trained in test preparation for the high school student with Summit Educational Group in Newton, MA and am now able to use their strategies (although not their materials) to help my own students in Maine and online. I have tutored specifically for the SSAT for 15 hours as of April 2020.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have an MD from Wayne State University and have helped students prepare for the TEAS (including Math, Science, and English) since 2015. I have tutored and taught Nutrition, Chemistry, and Algebra at the college level in recent years, and am well-versed in anatomy and physiology. Additionally, I have recent experience tutoring in reading and English usage for the SAT, as well as diagramming sentences.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Laura has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.5 (19 ratings)
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Patient and nice tutor

Laura helped my child with her problems that she needed help with and she made sure that she understands as she is explaining she makes my child do it along with her and she helps a lot ! Very nice lady RECOMMENDED

Sona, 37 lessons with Laura

Great Algebra II Tutor!

Laura was great. We would recommend her highly. Laura was on time and very communicative. My daughter was able to connect with her immediately and felt that she learned a lot more than she has in class.

JOHN, 1 lesson with Laura

Very helpful.

Laura worked with my 10 year old daughter in math. We were visiting Maine for the summer and didn't want our daughter to lose her math momentum going into 5th grade. Laura helped get her back up to speed and showed her some new methods. Laura was patient, kind, gentle and soft spoken. My daughter responded wonderfully to her temperament and teaching methods.

Mark, 3 lessons with Laura

Knowledgeable and patient teacher

Laura brought her TEAS book for the exam I need and that impressed me. We dug right in and found what I was weak in. I have a lot of homework and I will see her next week. She adjusted her method of teaching to accommodate my old fashioned method. She is a good teacher.

Suzanne, 4 lessons with Laura
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$40/hour

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Response time: 2 hours