My passion is helping students gain skills and confidence through one-on-one, customized tutoring. I tutor in-person in Colorado Springs and with students located anywhere, online.
I enjoy working with kids of all ages and can tutor them in math, English (spelling, writing, reading, grammar), science, history, study skills (like note-taking and test preparation), and organizing skills. I also do SAT prep.
I am a licensed teacher with a bachelor's degree in biology and an MAT in secondary science education. I taught in a middle school for 10 years and really enjoy that age group. When our first child was born, I became a private tutor in order to have a more flexible schedule and quickly discovered much I loved it.
Please go to my website, www.peaktutoring.org, to see more about my services, my contact information, and testimonials from parents and students who have worked with me.
My rates are $50 per 45-minute session. If a parent wants a 30, 60, or 90 minute session instead, the price is adjusted accordingly.
I love working one-on-one with students! It's great to build a relationship with them and their families and tailor-make lessons to be just exactly what they need. Maybe a student needs things explained differently than the teacher explained them in class in order to make sense to their brain. Maybe class moved too fast and they just need more practice with a concept. Or maybe a child needs to learn in a more hands-on, loud, or active way. I customize our sessions so the student can finally learn those tricky concepts.
The reason I named my business Peak Tutoring was not only because I live at the base of Pikes Peak, but I love to help students reach their peak in academic success and confidence!
Both of my girls struggled with math. Math homework time was a fight every evening. One of them struggled with being behind, while the other struggled with some learning disabilities. Having Lara help has been amazing. The girls find her demeanor kind and patient. She is flexible with schedules and I really feel like she wants my kids to be successful in math. We have loved having her help our family.
Lara is a wonderful tutor and really cares about the children she works with! When my daughter first started tutoring with Lara, she barely knew her letter sounds. Lara has made the sessions fun and enjoyable and thanks to her, my daughter is reading and progressing forward. It's hard to see your child struggling with something that no one seems to be able to help them with, including yourself. Lara believed in my daughter and helped her in a way no one could, and I couldn't be more grateful for her! I recommend Lara to everyone, she is truly an amazing tutor.
Lara was awesome. My son, 15 really liked her which was a major plus. She's patient and so good with explaining concepts. She also emailed me with notes from each lesson. The only negative is that she doesn't do Algebra 2!! We will miss her!!! Thank you, Lara!
I cannot recommend Mrs. Lara White as a tutor highly enough. She initially tutored our daughter in third grade for math and English, and continued through high school. Her assistance was invaluable. The SAT prep review in high school was the best money we ever spent. I bought several SAT prep books that were gathering dust in our daughter's closet. Then we scheduled SAT prep sessions with Mrs. White over the summers. Our daughter did SAT practice tests in advance of those sessions, and then reviewed the questions that she got wrong with Ms. White. She completed nine SAT prep tests. A perfect score on the SAT is 1600. By doing the SAT prep with Mrs. White, our daughter increased her pretest score to her posttest score by 350 points. We feel that this will prepare her to take the real test in the fall, and may assist in earning a college scholarship. If I, as a parent, had made our daughter do nine SAT tests, and then had attempted to review the incorrect answers, it would not have gone well. Ms. White did a beautiful job. She also taught my daughter how to take a standardized test. This skill will serve her well in the future. Mrs. White is a wonderful tutor. She connects well with children and teens. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
I charge $50 per 45 minute lesson. If parents prefer longer or shorter lessons, the rate is adjusted accordingly.