Laura Ballard

Laura Ballard

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Offers online services
Offers online services

About

I love seeing students have that "aha" moment. I seek to guide students toward the correct answer but want the discovery to be their own. I am willing to tutor any area of high school or college level mathematics, with the disclaimer that if a particular topic requires outside preparation from me, that time may be factored into the tutoring cost.

I enjoy seeing students grow in confidence and meet their goals. I also enjoy connecting with and encouraging students and setting them up for success. I like to work myself out of a job (or into a less structured support role) as students grow in mastery and confidence.


Details

Hired 1 time
12 years in business
Serves Syracuse, NY
Offers online services

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Beth S.

Laura was great about communicating with us. She did a thorough job of preparing our daughter to successfully challenge the Algebra 1 regents test and along the way re-kindled some joy and enthusiasm for math and cleared away layers of frustration she had accumulated.
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September 12, 2021

Katherine S.

Laura was warm and friendly, endlessly patient, and made algebra fun for an overwhelmed student. Thanks to her, I was able to successfully challenge (get at least an 85% on the exam without having taken the class) the algebra Regents exam in NY state, which then allowed me to take the advanced math track in high school. I did ultimately graduate valedictorian, so Laura definitely set me up for success!
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September 06, 2021

LaVonda R.

Laura is a knowledgeable and patient tutor. She has successfully helped my daughter through three years of math courses including AP Calculus AB. Laura is great!
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July 26, 2021

Frequently asked questions

I typically set out to discover what the student's goals are and then make a plan based on those goals, with more or less detail depending on the situation and desired outcome.  I also encourage students to prepare in ways that maximize the effectiveness of our time together

I have my PhD in mathematics from Syracuse University, and taught Calculus as a part-time instructor at Syracuse.  I have also been the primary instructor for Life Sciences Calculus II and Business Calculus.  I have over ten years of tutoring experience for both high school and college students, as well as experience helping students in a group setting.  In addition to having a degree in mathematics, I also have a bachelor's degree in adolescence education.

My 2022 rates for new clients are $50 per hour session and $30 per half hour session.  Rates are flexible.


Services offered

Math