Our Tutors

Meet Lauren

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Lauren has been tutoring since 2012. After graduating with a BS in Applied Mathematics in 2015, she entered the corporate world but never felt truly satisfied, returning often to independent tutoring as a source of personal fulfillment and a way to give back to the community. She saw firsthand how far behind children were falling in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, so in 2021 she decided to commit herself full-time to helping them bridge the learning gap - and thus, Uplink Tutors was born. 

 

Her style is laid back and friendly, while maintaining steady focus and always encouraging questions and self-assessment. She believes that a good student/tutor relationship is founded on mutual respect and the ability to work with each child’s unique thought processes. Her favorite part of tutoring is seeing the “ah-hah!” moment wash over a student’s face when the missing piece suddenly clicks into place.

Education
& Experience

2010-2015

Texas State University

Bachelor's Degree

2012-2013

Learning Squared

Lead Math Tutor

2014-2015

Learning Rx

Brain Trainer

2015-2018

Self Employed

Freelance Tutor

2017-2020

Yoga One Studios

Kids Yoga Instructor

2021-Present

Varsity Tutors

Tutor

  • Bachelor of Science - Applied Mathematics

  • Minor - Sociology

  • GPA - 3.41

  • Improved students’ (K-12) test scores by guiding them through personalized tutoring curriculum, including: mathematics, reading, SAT/ACT preparation, homework studying tips, etc.

  • Worked with up to 3 students at a time during each session

  • Guided trainees through various exercises designed to improve memory, mental acuity, and recognition/recall speed while testing the limits of students’ processing stamina

  • Developed reward systems for younger students to incentivize performance and make achievement more enjoyable

  • Designed lesson plans and curated practice materials for students to supplement in-school curriculum and improve understanding of academic subjects, including elementary/middle-school level mathematics, algebra, pre-calculus, reading/grammar, study and organizational skills; frequently improving students’ test and homework scores by full letter grades

  • Provided consistent reassurance and personal insights when needed to help motivate and keep students engaged and from becoming discouraged during the learning process

  • Led students (ages 3-12) through engaging, movement-based practices with a focus on breath, body awareness, and mental/emotional awareness

  • Created hour-long lesson plans comprised of themed yoga sequences, games, and activities, including props and visuals to keep students focused and involved

  • Worked with up to 35 students at a time, and on occasion with special needs students

  • Independently designs and implements customized lesson plans for students K-12, delivered in a fully online format

  • Assists with homework completion and test preparation

  • Works with up to 4 students in each session

Get in Touch

432-2-UPLINK