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Laura P.

Ivy League Tutor

Ivy League Tutor

$35/hour

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I'm an exceptionally literate, ivy-league graduate with a degree in Biology, ready to put my education to your good use. I can break down the most intimidating science into manageable bits to render them comprehensible.

I've served as an Instructor at the undergraduate level at community colleges in New Jersey; as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduates at The City University of New York; and for medical students at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. I've also tutored...

I'm an exceptionally literate, ivy-league graduate with a degree in Biology, ready to put my education to your good use. I can break down the most intimidating science into manageable bits to render them comprehensible.

I've served as an Instructor at the undergraduate level at community colleges in New Jersey; as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduates at The City University of New York; and for medical students at The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. I've also tutored elementary grade students at a private tutoring facility in New Jersey. I will make learning easy and fun.


Education

Columbia College
undergrad
New York University
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Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Albany, NY 12210
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

As a young child, books were my world. I read constantly. I credit my command of the English language (reading and writing)to my extra-curricular reading. I subsequently went on to earn an Ivy-league education. Literacy is not just a skill: it is power. How seriously you will be taken later in life depends crucially on your literacy skills. Not only am I well-read, I also love to share my love of reading with younger children. While working as a graduate student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, I volunteered to read to children in the Pediatrics waiting room. I've read to my young nephew, and I've tutored children privately. To my great joy, my nephew is also a bookworm.
Elementary Math, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

As a young child, books were my world. I read constantly. I credit my command of the English language (reading and writing)to my extra-curricular reading. I subsequently went on to earn an Ivy-league education. Literacy is not just a skill: it is power. How seriously you will be taken later in life depends crucially on your literacy skills. Not only am I well-read, I also love to share my love of reading with younger children. While working as a graduate student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, I volunteered to read to children in the Pediatrics waiting room. I've read to my young nephew, and I've tutored children privately. To my great joy, my nephew is also a bookworm.
Writing,

Writing

I am an ivy-league educated writer of fictional stories, political essays, travel journals, and technical writing for grant applications for bio-research projects. Writing, like any other skill, must be practiced on a regular basis. This helps develop the courage to say what must be said, and the ability to find the right words to completely encompass what you are trying to say. Important to developing an aptitude for writing is to cultivate a large vocabulary; reading a great deal helps with this. Making a habit of daily writing practice will sharpen your abilities. Best of all, you will learn the tremendous power of the pen. It is possible to take any situation - good or bad - and transform it by changing the words you use to describe it. Literacy is power.
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Biology,

Biology

I earned a BA in Biology from Columbia University. The courses I took included Genetics, Microbiology, Mammalian Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. I also have an MS in Recombinant DNA Technology from New York University. At NYU, I took a Molecular Biology Laboratory class, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Neuropsychopharmacology I have also taken coursework at the PhD level at The City University of New York, and at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, concentrating in Neurobiology. As you can see, my background in Biology is fairly extensive. In addition, I have several years of experience working in the laboratory as a Graduate Researcher, and as a Senior Research Technician.
Piano,

Piano

I have been studying classical piano music since I was 6 years old. In grade school and high school, I attended the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) prep division, and I continued my formal piano studies for two years in college. Study at MSM included theory and ear-training coursework: I learned the basics of note-reading, the circle of fifths, modes, chord structure, sight-reading, counterpoint, and music analysis. Pieces I have learned include Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major, Kabalevsky's 3nd Piano concerto, several Beethoven Sonatas, Bach Inventions, Preludes and Fugues, and Italian Concerti.
Reading,

Reading

As a young child, books were my world. I read constantly. I credit my command of the English language (reading and writing)to my extra-curricular reading. I subsequently went on to earn an Ivy-league education. Literacy is not just a skill: it is power. How seriously you will be taken later in life depends crucially on your literacy skills. Not only am I well-read, I also love to share my love of reading with younger children. While working as a graduate student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, I volunteered to read to children in the Pediatrics waiting room. I've read to my young nephew, and I've tutored children privately. To my great joy, my nephew is also a bookworm.
Writing,

Writing

I am an ivy-league educated writer of fictional stories, political essays, travel journals, and technical writing for grant applications for bio-research projects. Writing, like any other skill, must be practiced on a regular basis. This helps develop the courage to say what must be said, and the ability to find the right words to completely encompass what you are trying to say. Important to developing an aptitude for writing is to cultivate a large vocabulary; reading a great deal helps with this. Making a habit of daily writing practice will sharpen your abilities. Best of all, you will learn the tremendous power of the pen. It is possible to take any situation - good or bad - and transform it by changing the words you use to describe it. Literacy is power.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Biology,

Biology

I earned a BA in Biology from Columbia University. The courses I took included Genetics, Microbiology, Mammalian Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. I also have an MS in Recombinant DNA Technology from New York University. At NYU, I took a Molecular Biology Laboratory class, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Neuropsychopharmacology I have also taken coursework at the PhD level at The City University of New York, and at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, concentrating in Neurobiology. As you can see, my background in Biology is fairly extensive. In addition, I have several years of experience working in the laboratory as a Graduate Researcher, and as a Senior Research Technician.
Piano,

Piano

I have been studying classical piano music since I was 6 years old. In grade school and high school, I attended the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) prep division, and I continued my formal piano studies for two years in college. Study at MSM included theory and ear-training coursework: I learned the basics of note-reading, the circle of fifths, modes, chord structure, sight-reading, counterpoint, and music analysis. Pieces I have learned include Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major, Kabalevsky's 3nd Piano concerto, several Beethoven Sonatas, Bach Inventions, Preludes and Fugues, and Italian Concerti.
Reading,

Reading

As a young child, books were my world. I read constantly. I credit my command of the English language (reading and writing)to my extra-curricular reading. I subsequently went on to earn an Ivy-league education. Literacy is not just a skill: it is power. How seriously you will be taken later in life depends crucially on your literacy skills. Not only am I well-read, I also love to share my love of reading with younger children. While working as a graduate student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, I volunteered to read to children in the Pediatrics waiting room. I've read to my young nephew, and I've tutored children privately. To my great joy, my nephew is also a bookworm.
Writing,

Writing

I am an ivy-league educated writer of fictional stories, political essays, travel journals, and technical writing for grant applications for bio-research projects. Writing, like any other skill, must be practiced on a regular basis. This helps develop the courage to say what must be said, and the ability to find the right words to completely encompass what you are trying to say. Important to developing an aptitude for writing is to cultivate a large vocabulary; reading a great deal helps with this. Making a habit of daily writing practice will sharpen your abilities. Best of all, you will learn the tremendous power of the pen. It is possible to take any situation - good or bad - and transform it by changing the words you use to describe it. Literacy is power.
Algebra 1, English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra

Music

Piano

Piano

I have been studying classical piano music since I was 6 years old. In grade school and high school, I attended the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) prep division, and I continued my formal piano studies for two years in college. Study at MSM included theory and ear-training coursework: I learned the basics of note-reading, the circle of fifths, modes, chord structure, sight-reading, counterpoint, and music analysis. Pieces I have learned include Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major, Kabalevsky's 3nd Piano concerto, several Beethoven Sonatas, Bach Inventions, Preludes and Fugues, and Italian Concerti.

Other

ESL/ESOL

Science

Biology,

Biology

I earned a BA in Biology from Columbia University. The courses I took included Genetics, Microbiology, Mammalian Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. I also have an MS in Recombinant DNA Technology from New York University. At NYU, I took a Molecular Biology Laboratory class, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Neuropsychopharmacology I have also taken coursework at the PhD level at The City University of New York, and at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, concentrating in Neurobiology. As you can see, my background in Biology is fairly extensive. In addition, I have several years of experience working in the laboratory as a Graduate Researcher, and as a Senior Research Technician.
Genetics,

Genetics

Genetics is perhaps my strongest subject. In addition to the genetics courses I took in college, I have a Master's degree from NYU in Recombinant DNA Technology. In my most recent position in laboratory science, I was working as a Senior Research Technician in a Molecular and Cellular Immunology laboratory at Albany Medical Center. I was often called on to perform techniques of Molecular Biology, such as using a cloning and expression system to amplify a construct; using an electrophoretic gel apparatus; and running a PCR machine to amplify genetic material. In addition to the hands-on experience, I have also facilitated a review section in Genetics for the Medical Students at Sophie Davis School of BioMedical Education at CUNY.
Microbiology, Physiology

Summer

Biology,

Biology

I earned a BA in Biology from Columbia University. The courses I took included Genetics, Microbiology, Mammalian Physiology, Vertebrate Zoology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neurobiology, Neuropsychology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, General Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry. I also have an MS in Recombinant DNA Technology from New York University. At NYU, I took a Molecular Biology Laboratory class, Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Neuropsychopharmacology I have also taken coursework at the PhD level at The City University of New York, and at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, concentrating in Neurobiology. As you can see, my background in Biology is fairly extensive. In addition, I have several years of experience working in the laboratory as a Graduate Researcher, and as a Senior Research Technician.
Piano,

Piano

I have been studying classical piano music since I was 6 years old. In grade school and high school, I attended the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) prep division, and I continued my formal piano studies for two years in college. Study at MSM included theory and ear-training coursework: I learned the basics of note-reading, the circle of fifths, modes, chord structure, sight-reading, counterpoint, and music analysis. Pieces I have learned include Chopin's Revolutionary Etude, Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major, Kabalevsky's 3nd Piano concerto, several Beethoven Sonatas, Bach Inventions, Preludes and Fugues, and Italian Concerti.
Reading,

Reading

As a young child, books were my world. I read constantly. I credit my command of the English language (reading and writing)to my extra-curricular reading. I subsequently went on to earn an Ivy-league education. Literacy is not just a skill: it is power. How seriously you will be taken later in life depends crucially on your literacy skills. Not only am I well-read, I also love to share my love of reading with younger children. While working as a graduate student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, I volunteered to read to children in the Pediatrics waiting room. I've read to my young nephew, and I've tutored children privately. To my great joy, my nephew is also a bookworm.
Writing,

Writing

I am an ivy-league educated writer of fictional stories, political essays, travel journals, and technical writing for grant applications for bio-research projects. Writing, like any other skill, must be practiced on a regular basis. This helps develop the courage to say what must be said, and the ability to find the right words to completely encompass what you are trying to say. Important to developing an aptitude for writing is to cultivate a large vocabulary; reading a great deal helps with this. Making a habit of daily writing practice will sharpen your abilities. Best of all, you will learn the tremendous power of the pen. It is possible to take any situation - good or bad - and transform it by changing the words you use to describe it. Literacy is power.
Algebra 1, ESL/ESOL, GED

Test Preparation

GED, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.6 (18 ratings)
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Reviews

Extremely knowledgeable Biology tutor

I am writing this review on behalf of my 11th grade son whom Laura tutored for preparation of his AP Biology exam. Laura was flexible and accommodating, worked around his school schedule and was willing to meet at a location convenient to where we live. Knowing he had very little time before his exam, Laura was focused on the subject material that needed to be reviewed and provided in depth explanations on what needed clarification. She even used her own time to put together a list of resources he should review prior to the exam. He learned more in the two hours spent with Laura than he probably learned in his Biology class this past month. We were extremely lucky to find someone with Laura’s expertise and credentials as my son described her as “brilliant”! We would definitely use Laura’s services again in the future. Thank you, Laura!

Christina, 1 lesson with Laura

Excellent tutor.

Laura is an excellent tutor, she knows what she's doing and enjoys helping also. I would recommend her to others. She is one of the best tutors.

Michael, 2 lessons with Laura
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$35/hour

Laura P.

$35/hour

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Response time: 35 minutes