Laura D. - Organic Chemistry, Neuroscience, Biology, Oh My!

Cal Tech Laura D. Tutors California Institute of Technology Students in Pasadena, CA
$60 / hr
Boston, MA
4 miles Travel Radius
In-person + Online
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Binghamton University (SUNY) in 2008 with a double degree in Linguistics (B.A.) and Neuroscience (B.S.). After working as a behavioral neuroscience research technician for about two years, I pursued a position in 2010 at Cornell University within their Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience program. In short order, I moved to Tufts University Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, where I completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, with a focus on behavioral pharmaco...
Laura was incredibly knowledgeable about organic chemistry. But she was also great at teaching it. She was even able to help my daughter retrieve some hope that she can improve her understanding of the subject. Laura has a lot of empathy and patience.
- Radia H. from San Carlos, CA
This was our daughter's first session (a.p bio- 11th grade) with Laura and it went absolutely brilliantly. Laura's total knowledge of the material and ability to convey it in such a thoughtful, expert and professional manner goes above and beyond 5 stars...
- Kiva M. from Encinitas, CA
Laura was an incredible tutor explaining ochem in a way I am able to understand. Also was able to make additional problems for me to understand. Will definitely be using her in the future.
- Amylee V. from Kyle, TX
It's not just that Laura knows everything you need to know about biology, but also that she has great techniques, energy, and intuition for teaching the information in ways that make it meaningful and interesting.
- Alison F. from Cambridge, MA
If you?re looking for a great tutor who is organized, brilliant and able to break complex topics into layman terms, then she?s the one you?re looking for. She values you, and wants you to succeed. She offers additional material if you?re in need. She?s the only tutor I feel is the best for me, give her a try, you won?t regret it.
- Cristina B. from Saint Louis, MO
My daughter is learning orgo. She took 5 classes. She is really good. My daughter loves her teaching, and is continuing with more lessons. She gives lots of problems to review after class, she makes class very interesting.
- Madhavi N. from Edison, NJ
We did a brief overview of alkene & alkyne reactions to prepare for a quiz. She knew all the reactions by heart and was able to quickly come up with practice problems.
- Ally P. from Chestnut Hill, MA
Laura tutored me through a semester of Organic Chemistry I. She is extremely patient and knowledgable. Her notes were very helpful and clear; it was easy to go back and learn the material more thoroughly. She was available via text and email if I had any quick questions. She also sent me additional worksheets to do practice problems. Laura is truly an amazing tutor that I would recommend to other students.
- Jamie K. from Boston, MA
Per my daughter, Laura has helped her so much. She made it so easy to understand and made her less anxious. We should have done this sooner like last semester , but hoping to pull through the semester. My daughter had 4 sessions so far and it has been a tremendous help. Laura has been so great, knowledgeable , patient and such a good teacher .
- Ann O. from Boston, MA
Laura taught me how to read a primary paper and write a scientific article review. I had not done this previously and she broke it down in such a way that made it easier for me to navigate and write about. Answered questions quickly and timely. She is excellent!
- Lauren K. from Peabody, MA
It was only my first session with Laura but I feel really confident working with Laura as my GRE tutor. In the first meeting, she already summed up a plan for me to focus on my weakness on the verbal section. She already sent me multiple exercises for homework and will give quizzes for each sessions to keep me motivated. It's great to see that someone as busy as her that she pay special attention to her students.
- Eileen V. from Quincy, MA
Laura taught me the minor details that I misunderstood and did not fully interpret the concept. We went over practice problems that were helpful. I also have additional problems that she made up for me so that I can complete them prior to our session tomorrow. She is helpful, patient, encouraging, and knowledgeable! I am very happy!
- Melissa H. from Boston, MA
She filled in the gaps of understanding of stereochemistry and gave out examples and problems to solve. She made sure to explain everything that I didn't understand.
- Sam M. from Cambridge, MA
We worked on acid and base reactions and went over Newman Projections. Laura is incredibly patient, helpful, and quick to respond to questions. I highly recommend her to anyone taking organic chemistry! Thanks!
- Alma M. from Cambridge, MA
Laura and I started off by discussing the course and expectations. Afterwards, we dove right in to the material and Laura really broke it down so that I was able to understand the concepts. I look forward to working together and think that she will make a challenging course very rewarding and her tools and approach are very helpful.
- Laura G. from Somerville, MA
Laura is awesome! I probably learned more organic chemistry from her in 2 hours than I did 3 weeks into my course. She is super helpful and knows how to help you get where you need to be.
- Ira L. from Boston, MA
Laura was outstanding. Organic Chemistry is completely foreign to me, and although we haven't cracked into the most challenging parts of it, I learned more in my 2-hour session with Laura than I ever would've imagined. We sat down, made a plan, and got right to work. I look forward to continuing my tutoring with Laura as she makes the sessions challenging and informative. She also provided extra work at home as to supplement the sessions. I can't wait to get back to work!
- Brian B. from Keene, NH
Reviewed different reactions in organic chemistry. Worked through a mid-term exam. Overall a productive session. Will continue next Saturday with Laura.
- Nick V. from Canton, MA
Laura is an awesome tutor. She really knows her stuff, and is approachable and empathetic. I would definitely recommend her!
- Andy W. from Allston, MA
My daughter was very pleased with her first session with Laura reviewing AP Bio. She felt that it was very helpful and said how "fun" it was. No complaints here!
- Melanie K. from Charlestown, MA
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