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

 
"We were very fortunate to have found Lauren last year. Our daughter, a sophomore at BHS, was struggling in AP Chem and Pre Calc. She felt very discouraged after trying hard on her own and going to after school tutorials that were not as effective as we had hoped. Lauren came highly recommended by a close friend. Even though her schedule was already full, she found a way to fit us in. Lauren is very professional: she is always on time or early and is respectful to our family and schedule. My daughter really enjoys working with her for the following reasons:

  -Lauren is energetic, eager to teach and always has an infectious positive attitude

  -Lauren is very good at explaining new concepts and sharing new strategies

  -My daughter is very comfortable talking to her and asking her questions.  

We would definitely recommend her service to anyone looking for tutoring help!"

- Jennifer Chang, Daughter at Bellevue High School; 11th grade

Pre-Calculus & AP Chemistry