Lauren Bonvini, Co-Owner

Lauren Bonvini, Co-Owner, Math & Science

I’m incredibly happy to be part of the Seattle Learning Professionals team, where I can focus on helping Seattle area students get the most of their education. My teaching experience started in high school, when I began helping instructors at my martial arts school working with adults and children of all ages and learning abilities. I have since been a private tutor, a teaching assistant at Mount Holyoke College and Dartmouth College, and a horseback riding instructor.

Learning to teach is one of the best challenges I’ve ever come across. Every student has his or her own learning style so every student requires a different style of teaching. The one thing that all students need, regardless of subject or learning style, is the ability to know HOW to think instead of learning WHAT to think. Memorizing facts won’t help a student with anything more than their short-term grades; I help students learn how to apply their knowledge and think critically about the problems with which they are addressed.

I often notice that, by the end of the school year, my students are rarely stressed by tricky assignments because they have a better idea of how to approach difficult problems. In fact, many of them welcome the challenge once they realize that they can do math and science. I look forward to helping you become confident in your abilities!

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Minor in Math, Cum Laude, Mount Holyoke College
  • Two years of graduate work at Dartmouth College in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Teaching Assistant for Calculus, Evolution, and Ecology courses at Mount Holyoke and Dartmouth Colleges
  • 10 years of experience in research and clinical biology, and psychology laboratories
  • 9 years of teaching and tutoring experience
  • Over 4 years combined experience teaching extracurricular activities including martial arts, music, horseback riding, and rock climbing
  • Co-Owner, The Learning Professionals

"My nemesis was business calculus. I tested high enough to skip the pre-requisite so I dove right in. After a couple of bombed quiz scores, I knew I needed help. Not in the form of meeting the instructor in his cramped little office with dozens of other students who had their own symptoms of confusion. I needed someone to decipher the material into a medium I could understand. Arthur had his work cut out for him. He was patient and explained things in a way that I could relate to and ideally do the work correctly. When I look back at my academic experience in college, I warmly recall, Arthur assisting me to accomplish my goal. I can't thank him enough!"

- Cole Linich
Business Calculus