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South San Francisco 
$40/h
1st lesson free!
Pending approval
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Laura
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
Levels
  • All Levels

Highly-trained tutor with >10 years experience provides mindful, holistic academic support virtually

Methodology

My teaching methodology is best described as responsive and personal. I approach each student as an individual, carefully observing not only their work but the verbal and body language that they express while working. When I first start to work with a student, I assess gaps between their current skills and the skills they want/need to gain on, create a plan, and then reassess on a continuous basis so that I can adjust my instruction in real time. This allows me to provide exactly the learning experience that the student needs at the time that they need it. My approach is effective for all students, and is especially impactful for students who are struggling to get what they need in a traditional classroom setting.

Background

Since 2010, I've tutored and taught students from grades K-12, from learning to read to learning to write essays, and from learning to add to learning Algebra II. I'm able to be successful with all of these students because I have a deep understanding of the art and science of learning and teaching, and of setting and reaching goals.

Credentials:
-M. Ed. from Harvard Graduate School of Education
-California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Biology
-BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, BA in Women's Studies from Emory University

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $40/h

Details

In the case that a lesson needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, please provide at least 24 hours notice. Lessons cancelled or rescheduled with fewer than 24 hours notice will incur a $20 cancellation fee.

Lessons offered by Laura
Individual
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Academic tutoring
  • Homework help
Levels
  • All Levels

Laura's resume

Professional experience
Private Tutor—Various agencies and self-employed, San Francisco CA
August 2007–present
I provide students with individual support to help them achieve their academic and personal potential. Grade levels and subject areas I have supported include elementary and middle school reading, writing, and math, and high school biology, chemistry, and Algebra I and II.

Senior Curriculum Designer—IXL Learning, San Mateo CA
June 2015–May 2018
I designed, wrote, and managed the development of adaptive online science curriculum. I also developed and ran professional development on various topics, including product implementation and effective collaboration.

Science Laboratory Teacher—Cesar Chavez Elementary School, San Jose CA
August 2010–June 2014
I designed and taught the school’s premier science lab program, achieving a two-fold increase in the percentage of students scoring Proficient and Advanced on the CST. I also served on the Instructional Leadership Team, planning and leading professional development and facilitating collaboration amongst fifth grade teachers.

Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education
May 2015
4.0 GPA

Emory University
Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies
May 2010
3.9 GPA

Certification
California Teaching Credential in Biological Sciences with English Learner Authorization (Clear)

Part-time and volunteer experience
PR Lead—10minutesforpeace.org by Unifyre, San Francisco CA
July 2018–September 2018
I developed and executed public relations strategy for this early-stage start up’s engagement and action campaign.

Vice Chair of the Future Leaders Council—Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Redwood City CA
September 2016–August 2018
I collaborated with other council members to increase engagement in the nonprofit among young professionals.

Precinct Captain—Mark Leno Campaign, San Francisco CA
June 2018
Following the campaign’s strategy, I led efforts to maximize voter turnout at a San Francisco voting precinct.

Science curriculum planning—RARE (Radically Affordable Rural Education), Cambridge MA
March 2015
I led the first round of science curriculum development for this startup organization on a mission to dramatically increase the number of high school graduates in rural regions of developing countries.

Engagement Intern—Teaching Genome, Cambridge MA
September 2014–May 2015
Supporting the Founder/CEO at this four-person startup, I developed original protocols to support teachers' engagement with the product, designed an online platform for educator training in product use, and contributed to the development and rollout of the campaign for growth and viability.

Community Outreach Intern—Socrative, Cambridge MA
September 2014–December 2015
To boost user engagement, I created online educator community, integrating company blog, social media, resource sharing, and user stories. I also contributed to the redesign of the resource sharing feature and executed the launch campaign, increasing the feature's use by 29%.

Organizations
Teach For America (2010)
Phi Beta Kappa (2009)

Honors and awards
StudentsFirst All Star Teacher Award (2013)
First runner-up Teacher of the Year (2013)
Writing Award, President’s Commission on the Status of Women at Emory University (2010)

Technical skills
Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign)
Balsamiq
WordPress
HTML, CSS

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