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Lauren K.

Brooklyn, NY

$300/hour

Top Ivy League Tutor: GMAT, SAT, ACT, LSAT + Academics

Background check passed as of 8/11/15
5.0 average from 86 ratings
Super Experienced, Prepared and Professional
— Nancy, New York, NY on 8/27/16

$300/Hour


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Brown
American Studies

Education

Brown (American Studies)

About Lauren

Hello, parents and students! Nice to meet you. I'm Lauren, and I am not your average tutor. When I work with students, I go above and beyond just teaching the material. I work with each student to create an individualized curriculum, track his/her progress and strengths/weaknesses, suggest the best materials, create a study schedule and timetable for testing and retesting, work on pacing and test strategy, and so much more. I commit to tutoring full-time, only work with a select number of students at once, and am available round the clock to provide the best support out there for my students.

* About Me: *

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown in 2011, and in the top 10% of my class from a top private school in Northern NJ, where I took a combined AP / IB curriculum. I have been a professional academic and test prep tutor for the past decade, both privately and through a top test prep company, and I have worked with over 100 students. My specialties include GMAT, LSAT, GRE, ACT and SAT prep, as well as academic math & English, and application essays.

* Results: *

I have worked with over 100 students, and have helped students to achieve perfect scores, to improve SAT scores by 300+ points, ACT scores by 8+ points, GMAT scores by 150+ points, LSAT scores by 20+ points, and grades from Cs and Ds to As. My students have been accepted to top colleges, and many have attended Ivy League universities.

* My Method: *

Points and grades aside, the reason I have stayed with many students for years - and that I have seen the results that I have - is because students really like working with me, and I really like working with them. You will get a better sense of my personality in person, but I am told time and time again that my students have never met a tutor like me before. I am able to connect and relate with my students, instill confidence in them, and teach them the skills to succeed.

* Location Info: *

I am able to travel to most students within a 30 minute commute of Bergen County, or a 45 minute commute via public transportation from Atlantic Ave / Barclays Center in Park Slope. I offer a 10% discount for students able to meet for tutoring in Park Slope and for students who do online sessions.

* My Scores: *

GMAT: 760: 49 Math / 45 Reading / 8 IR / 6 AWA
LSAT: 174
SAT: 800 / 760 / 800 Math / Reading / Writing
ACT: 34
SAT Math II: 800
AP BC Calculus: 5
AP Literature: 5
AP US History: 5
IB Math HL: 7
IB Literature HL: 7

* To learn more: *

Please take a moment to read what my students have said about me at the bottom of this page in the Reviews section. Feel free to message me through Wyzant to schedule a free phone consultation, and to book an initial session. I hope to hear from you soon!
Hello, parents and students! Nice to meet you. I'm Lauren, and I am not your average tutor. When I work with students, I go above and beyond just teaching the material. I work with each student to create an individualized curriculum, track his/her progress and strengths/weaknesses, suggest the best materials, create a study schedule and timetable Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I offer a 10% discount for students able to meet for tutoring in Park Slope and for students who do online sessions.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11217
Background Check: Passed

"Super Experienced, Prepared and Professional"

- Nancy, New York, NY on 8/27/16

"Fabulous tutor"

- Mary, Staten Island, NY on 8/15/16

"Excellent SAT tutor"

- Bianca, Brooklyn, NY on 4/21/16

"Very Detailed. Great tutor for GMAT."

- Omar, Los Angeles, CA on 3/19/16

"Great tutor, would recommend"

- Curtis, Renton, WA on 2/8/16

"Competent and Patient"

- Sabrina, Brooklyn, NY on 1/11/16

"Making a significant contribution to academic success"

- Kevin, Brooklyn, NY on 12/3/15

"Lauren is great"

- Josh, New York, NY on 10/26/15

"Excellent tutoring session"

- Hillary, Brooklyn, NY on 9/28/15

"Phenomenal tutor"

- Craig, New York, NY on 9/9/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GMAT, LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Special Needs:
Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

- Helped multiple students prepare for all sections of the ACT and saw major score improvements

Business

I have tutored and mentored many students in business. I started my first company, SmartSitting, as a sophomore at Brown. SmartSitting is now one of the top childcare agencies in NYC. I started my second company, Dating Ring, in 2013. Dating Ring was accepted into the prestigious accelerator, Y Combinator, and has been featured in many media outlets including the NYTimes, the Wall Street Journal, Time, Fox News, and Nightline. The company will be the focus of season 2 of the top podcast, StartUp, produced by This American Life's Alex Blumberg.

College Counseling

I have worked with many students on their college app essays, as well as going through the Fiske guide and choosing different colleges to apply to. One of my students even had his essay chosen as the first place winner in a scholarship competition. Many of my students have been accepted into Ivy League schools. My mother is an experienced college consultant and I have also worked with her with many students.

Study Skills

I've helped dozens of students with study skills - from creating weekly routines, to color-coded flashcards, to setting reasonable goals. So often, students lack the confidence they need to succeed. I build strong relationships with students, and am able to relate to them as a peer, and encourage them to get the work done (even if they feel they'll never need to know the material as adults).

Brown
American Studies

Education

Brown (American Studies)

Super Experienced, Prepared and Professional

From our first call with Lauren to set up our son's first SAT prep session, we were blown away by her advance preparations. She asked the right questions which gave her the info she needed to hit the ground running. After just one lesson, our son feels more confident. He said the two hour lesson flew by and that he learned a lot. We are fans! Thank you Lauren!

— Nancy, New York, NY on 8/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $300.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I offer a 10% discount for students able to meet for tutoring in Park Slope and for students who do online sessions.

Travel policy

Lauren will travel within 40 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11217.