Lauren Bonvini, Co-Owner, Math/Science

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

 
"Thanks to all of Stephen’s hard work, Lauren's pre-calculus  grade has improved from a C+ to an A. She will end up with a 4.0 for the semester and we could not have done it without all the great help from Seattle Learning Professionals. Can’t thank Stephen enough for all of his help it has made a big difference."

- Denis McDonald, Daughter at Shorewood High School; 11th grade
Pre-Calculus & Chemistry