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Laura M.

Atmospheric Science PhD - Math, Science, Matlab, Python k-12/College

Atmospheric Science PhD - Math, Science, Matlab, Python k-12/College

$60/hour

  • 75 hours tutoring

About Laura


Bio

I can teach in Spanish.
También enseño en Español.

My teaching methodology is to aid my students in developing an intuition that will allow them to easily tackle complex problems, understand underlying principles, and independently overcome difficulties when faced with challenging material.

I'm particularly passionate about teaching science to people that feel like their brains "don't do science". The best feeling is when someone initially says "I can't do this. I'm just not good at this"...

I can teach in Spanish.
También enseño en Español.

My teaching methodology is to aid my students in developing an intuition that will allow them to easily tackle complex problems, understand underlying principles, and independently overcome difficulties when faced with challenging material.

I'm particularly passionate about teaching science to people that feel like their brains "don't do science". The best feeling is when someone initially says "I can't do this. I'm just not good at this" comes back and shares their successes with me. I feel like this when teaching at all levels, but especially when tutoring children that are just starting to learn scientific subjects, and are getting that first impression that will last.

I am currently an Applied Scientist doing data science and machine learning on satellite imagery. in 2018 I got a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Additionally I have a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

At UC Berkeley I taught an introductory fluid mechanics course, for which I obtained outstanding student reviews. In the past I have also independently tutored engineering graduate students in physics, water chemistry, calculus, and fluid mechanics. Besides college-aged students I've found through Wyzant that I really enjoy teaching k-12. I am available to tutor middle-school and high-school and basic undergraduate math (algebra, geometry, pre-calc, calculus), and MATLAB programming.

Feel free to contact me for information about my future availability. I look forward to hearing from you!


Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical Eng.
University of California, Berkeley
Masters
University of Colorado, Boulder
PhD

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $60
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Santa Fe, NM 87501
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have over 5 years of experience using MATLAB for different applications. In the past I have tutored undergraduate engineering students on the use of MATLAB to help solve math problems. To tutor MATLAB programming I will create a series of exercises designed to show the student the specific tools that they will need for their desired application. I am a trained engineer, with an M.S. from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Spanish,

Spanish

Besides growing up in a Spanish-speaking country I took Spanish grammar and literature classes for over 15 years.
ESL/ESOL, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

English

ESL/ESOL

Homeschool

Spanish,

Spanish

Besides growing up in a Spanish-speaking country I took Spanish grammar and literature classes for over 15 years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Language

Spanish,

Spanish

Besides growing up in a Spanish-speaking country I took Spanish grammar and literature classes for over 15 years.
ESL/ESOL

Math

Civil Engineering,

Civil Engineering

I have graduated with a Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. While in school I taught an undergraduate level fluid mechanics class (CE100) for one semester, and tutored students in others (groundwater hydrology: CE173, vadose zone hydrology: CE202A, water chemistry: CE105, and introduction to fluid mechanics CE100). Currently, I work as a fluid mechanics researcher at the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at UC Berkeley.
MATLAB,

MATLAB

I have over 5 years of experience using MATLAB for different applications. In the past I have tutored undergraduate engineering students on the use of MATLAB to help solve math problems. To tutor MATLAB programming I will create a series of exercises designed to show the student the specific tools that they will need for their desired application. I am a trained engineer, with an M.S. from UC Berkeley, and a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Spanish,

Spanish

Besides growing up in a Spanish-speaking country I took Spanish grammar and literature classes for over 15 years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

I have graduated with a Master's in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. While in school I taught an undergraduate level fluid mechanics class (CE100) for one semester, and tutored students in others (groundwater hydrology: CE173, vadose zone hydrology: CE202A, water chemistry: CE105, and introduction to fluid mechanics CE100). Currently, I work as a fluid mechanics researcher at the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at UC Berkeley.

Summer

Spanish,

Spanish

Besides growing up in a Spanish-speaking country I took Spanish grammar and literature classes for over 15 years.
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, ESL/ESOL, Geometry

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Incredibly helpful!

Laura is an excellent tutor. She is helping me with MATLAB programming, and she is very knowledgeable in the subject. She's also very flexible - willing to work on problem sets or go over fundamental MATLAB concepts and techniques. Between sessions, she makes sure that she is still reachable over email for any further questions. It's an absolute pleasure working with her and I feel more confident about my programming abilities.

Ellis, 15 lessons with Laura

Great tutor, patient and effective - highly recommended.

Great tutor, good time management and a skilled teacher. Very quick to understand my tutoring needs, knowledgeable, and patient in explaining concepts until I understood. Cheerfully cleared up my confusion over some complex concepts and also helped with maths aspects - very helpful! Highly recommended.

Sonia, 1 lesson with Laura

Great MATLAB tutor

Laura is great! She is super knowledgeable and very helpful. She can explain concepts in MATLAB very clearly and is very patient.

Sheila, 4 lessons with Laura

Excellent, helpful and passionate tutor.

I highly recommend Laura as a tutor, she is extremely helpful and patient. She is very knowledgeable in the field of water chemistry, soil physics and hydrology. She is really good about walking you through all the steps necessary, not only to solve the problem but to truly understand the process and reasoning behind the equations. Laura encourages you to think about how to set up the problem and then walks you through it. Additionally, she is not only bright but also is fluent in Spanish. I enjoyed having her as my tutor because she is very passionate about the field.

Alex, 1 lesson with Laura

$60/hour

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Laura M.

$60/hour

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