Lawrence D.

Rowlett, TX


The Coolest Old Guy Tutor

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Background check passed as of 4/11/13

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University of Texas, Dallas


University of Texas, Dallas

About Lawrence

I'm a retired traffic engineer. I'm also a Texas certified teacher in secondary Earth Science, Physical Science and English/Language Arts/Reading. I taught high school Integrated Physic and Chemistry for 3 years in the Garland school district. I substitute taught for a couple of years until experiencing a health issue which forced me to stop doing work which required me to stand all day. I worked as a tutor at a tutoring company for two years, until the franchise was closed. I have tutored privately since that time. Although I am not certified to teach math, math is mostly what I have tutored, specifically middle school and high school math. I enjoy tutoring all subjects, and draw from my own experiences of a lifetime of learning. I seem to be successful in teaching subjects in ways that students understand. Many of my students and their parents have told me that I am the best math teacher their student ever had. I like to teach with humor and fun as much as possible, and encourage students to work hard and LOVE their subjects. I'm a retired traffic engineer. I'm also a Texas certified teacher in secondary Earth Science, Physical Science and English/ Read more

2 hours notice required

Recommended session length: 1 hour for elementary school students. All others: 1.5 hours.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Rowlett, TX 75089
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Algebra 1,
Elementary Math, Geometry,
Astronomy, Geology,
Physical Science, Physics
English, Grammar,
Public Speaking, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word, Photography
American History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar,
Reading, Study Skills
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have several years' experience tutoring Algebra I.


Geosciences was one of my college majors. It is my favorite subject. I am fascinated by all aspects of geology, especially volcanology, especially in the Hawaiian islands!


I have tutored Geometry for years. I'm a stickler for showing every step in proofs, something a lot of students don't like to do, but where most mistakes are made, if not done correctly.


I was certified to teach English/Language Arts/Reading by the state of Texas.


I was certified by the state of Texas to teach secondary English/Language Arts/Reading.

Microsoft Windows

I am by no means a computer programmer, but I do have experience with Microsoft Windows beginning with the very first version, Windows 1. In fact, before Windows 1 came out, I created desktop menus for my computer using MS-DOS. I've had the most experience with Windows XP and Windows 7. I know how the Windows graphical user interface is supposed to work to streamline operations, and have lots of experience when it fails to operate as designed, or because of a mistake I made. I know how to download, install and use programs designed to run on Windows, and remove them as needed.


I am a lifelong amateur photographer. I began with 35mm film, beginning with a Honeywell Pentax camera, then shooting Canon AE-1 and AE-1 Program cameras. I switched to Nikon N7007, then moved on to digital photography. I own and use Nikon D200 and D800 cameras with three basic lenses - a small wide angle zoom lens, an 80-200mm zoom lens, and an 80-300mm zoom lens. I know how to let the camera "do the thinking" or I can shoot manually, use aperture or shutter priority automatic modes. I am good at framing and composition of shots, which results in interesting photos.

I am somewhat fluent with Photoshop CS3 and CS6, both of which I own and use. There are areas I need to learn more about, but Photoshop is so extensive does so many things, learning all its features can take quite a long time.


I have tutored Algebra for several years.

University of Texas, Dallas


University of Texas, Dallas

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $42.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Recommended session length: 1 hour for elementary school students. All others: 1.5 hours.

Travel policy

Lawrence will travel within 15 miles of Rowlett, TX 75089.