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Lauren B.

Rochester-Based Graduate Student Offers Math, Writing, and Music

Rochester-Based Graduate Student Offers Math, Writing, and Music

$35/hour

  • 42 hours tutoring

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Hello there, and welcome to my profile! I am current PhD student in Musicology with a rigorous undergraduate degree in Philosophy and the History of Math and Science.In undergrad, I received an award for best senior thesis and held a job as a TA for three years. I still TA while pursuing my own studies, and teaching is my favorite part of my job.

My educational philosophy is centered around student independence and critical thinking. Above all, I want you to be able to troubleshoot questions...

Hello there, and welcome to my profile! I am current PhD student in Musicology with a rigorous undergraduate degree in Philosophy and the History of Math and Science.In undergrad, I received an award for best senior thesis and held a job as a TA for three years. I still TA while pursuing my own studies, and teaching is my favorite part of my job.

My educational philosophy is centered around student independence and critical thinking. Above all, I want you to be able to troubleshoot questions on your own. I do this by encouraging students to talk through materials as if they were the teacher, and offering different strategies for solving any problem. Essentially, my job is to make myself obsolete.

My approach is largely informed by my experience in middle school. Like many students, I struggled with Algebra 1. For all disciplines (especially math), I offer a critical focus on strategies and logical thinking that helps students comprehend by understanding the fundamental problems they’re trying to solve. This eliminates issues of “formula memorizing” and fosters greater critical thinking skills.

I have always loved reading, and as a graduate student, I think I’ve honed a successful style of writing. I encourage content before form in thinking and writing, because what makes or breaks a student is their thought. On any given assignment, we can clean it up at the end, but having interesting thoughts and things to say is vastly underrated. As a tutoring, I seek to encourage both content and form for complexity of thought and a clarity of execution.

I started my work as a peer tutor in middle school, and I've been going ever since. Now I tutor all maths up through Calculus AB and Statistics; writing, grammar, English, and reading comprehension; and above all, I tutor music theory, history, and cello.

I hope to help students approach their studies thoughtfully and passionately as they strive to engage with some of the most beautiful ideas in the world!


Education

St. John’s College, Annapolis
Liberal Arts
The Catholic University of America
Graduate Coursework
Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
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Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Rochester, NY 14605
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

Elementary Education

Elementary Math, Vocabulary

English

English, Literature, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History

Music History

I am a current PhD student in Musicology (music history), and I am adding a second masters in Music Theory Pedagogy. I have won awards for writings on Wagner, and I am published in the Eastman Case Study Series.

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English, Prealgebra, Writing

Music

Cello,

Cello

I have been playing cello since I was 3, and I came up through the Suzuki school of music. I played in orchestras and youth symphonies, including the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra, through high school, and now I focus on my solo work. I am currently a PhD student in Musicology.
General Music,

General Music

I am a PhD student in Musicology (Music History), and I intend to begin a second masters in Music Theory Pedagogy. I have 20 years of experience as a cellist, and I currently gig as both a cellist and a soprano. I have 3 years of undergrad TA experience, and 14 years as a freelance cello teacher.
Music History,

Music History

I am a current PhD student in Musicology (music history), and I am adding a second masters in Music Theory Pedagogy. I have won awards for writings on Wagner, and I am published in the Eastman Case Study Series.
Music Theory

Summer

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Writing

Test Preparation

GRE

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Lauren helped my son with calculus and music theory during the second semester of his junior year in high school. We had a great experience and I highly recommend her!

Desiree, 13 lessons with Lauren

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