Friendly Tutoring By Successful Professional

Friendly Tutoring By Successful Professional

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About this tutor

I am an experienced tutor with two master's degrees and 10 years of professional experience. I have held multiple fellowships and professional/academic honors. School did not come easy to me at first and I struggled with a learning disability while in college. I taught myself how to overcome that and other challenges through patience and adapatability. I bring that experience and attitutde to my students to help them acheive their own goals. 

I am an international scientist and program manager for the CDC, and spend my free time reading and creating art. I love getting to make a positive impact on my world and incorporate all the beautiful things I've learned and continue to learn into my daily life. 

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Atlanta, GA 30339
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1 Review

5.0

  • Katherine Oliver

    Larisa is very patient and great with kids and pre-teens! She helps my elementary/middle school kids with language arts, math, and science. She lives in a beautiful place by the river and I just drop my kids off there and she sits with them at a picnic table while do errands or read nearby. The kids listen better to someone who isn’t me, for a change, and I get piece of mind knowing that they are getting some extra help from a nice, smart girl - the whole thing makes them look at their homework less like a chore and more that an afternoon in the park with a friend.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I ask my student and their parents about their learning goals and style, and help them make a plan to reach those goals in a personalized way. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Tutoring for students with learning disabilities while in college, continued as a Teaching Assistant and private tutor in Graduate School - private tutor and leader for educational clubs while in the Peace Corps

Bachelor's in Biology

Master's in Public Health

Master's in International Policy Management

Ten years experience in the international public health/scientific fields

Peace Corps as a Health Volunteer

Educated and practicing Artist and Reader 

Currently: CDC Biologist


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$85-125/hour depending on the subject, negotiable for less-resourced students


How did you get started teaching?

I began tutoring students with learning disabilities in college as part of a student program, and continued as a Teaching Assistant in the Chemistry Department at The George Washington University while I was a grad student. 

When I joined the Peace Corps I began teaching students English one-on-one, and enjoyed it so much that I started a Creative Writing club (one year) and then a "Book Club" (one year), where I led students weekly in reading classics and contemporary fiction for comprehension and analysis. These clubs became funded by the American Embassy in Kyrgyzstan and had a large following. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse goals, including those with learning disabilities, those who speak English-as-a-Second-Language, and highly-motivated high-acheivers in prestigious and private programs. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I advise students to find a tutor who is not only knowledgeable, but who is also patient, compassionate, interested, and generally is a good personality-fit with the student. Learning should be fun!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1. What is your background on your topic of interest? Are you a novice, or are you an advanced learner looking to get farther ahead?

2. Do you have any particular challeneges?

3. What are your goals?

4. What is your preferred learning style?

5. What are you looking for in a tutor?


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