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I am very excited to work with varsity tutors. As the oldest of four children I was always asked to help with homework and studying for exams. I found that I love teaching people how to learn; the light that turns on in a student's brain when they finally grasp a difficult concept is very rewarding. I am passionate about math and sciences, and received my Ph.D. earlier this year in Genetics and Molecular Biology. Throughout my life from a very young age I have been helping peers and mentoring younger students from middle school all the way to medical students. I am excited to help teach the more difficult STEM subjects to those who need it most.

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Lauren’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Bachelors, Biology, General

Graduate Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - PHD, Genetics/molecular biology

Test Scores

SAT Math: 740


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Tutoring Subjects


AP Biology



College Biology

Developmental Biology

Elementary Algebra

High School Biology


Middle School Math

Molecular Biology

Molecular Genetics



PSAT Mathematics

SAT Prep

SAT Math


Test Prep

Q & A

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

Flashcards, practice questions, talking about theoretical questions, and asking a lot of "Well, given that we know this, what if...?"

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Flash cards, notes, YouTube videos, and practice questions.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I try to make a similar analogy outside of the subject to see how the student is approaching the problem at hand. Then, I bring it back around to the actual problem.

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