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Laura

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I received my bachelors degree in Biology from Rider University (Lawrencville, NJ) in 2010 and my masters degree in Teaching from Towson University (Towson, MD) in 2014. I worked for two years as a high school biology, anatomy & physiology, and AP environmental science teacher in Baltimore County public schools in Baltimore Maryland. Prior to teaching, I worked in and trained others in the fields of massage therapy and emergency medical services in both Maryland and New Jersey.

I tutor in multiple areas of science including biology and environmental science. I love biology and the sciences, and I hope that can help my students succeed in their science goals and aspirations.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and playing with my dog.

Laura’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Rider University - Bachelors, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: Towson University - Masters, Art of Teaching

Hobbies

Cooking, Spending Time with my Family, Playing with my Dog

Tutoring Subjects

AP Environmental Science

Biology

College Biology

Environmental Science

High School Biology

Life Sciences

Science


Q & A

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a typical first session I will evaluate a student’s needs and goals for the subject or course. We will discuss both short term and long-term goals for the subject and areas that the student believes they need the most focus. We will also discuss strategies the student can use for improving study skills and organization in the subject.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

In order for a student to be an independent learner they must have the skills and confidence to do so. During our tutoring sessions we will include the skills that a student needs to work independently and improve their study skills. With new strategies and study abilities the student will be on their way to being a confident, independent learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Being motivated and staying motivated with a subject have to do with a student's interest in the subject. By including interesting topics and making the subject fun, it is easier for a student to stay motivated.