Larissa R.

Larissa R.

About Larissa R.


Subjects

Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Math, Mid-Level Math, Pre-Calculus, Statistics

Education

Bachelors in Cognitive Science from Wellesley College

Masters in Psychology, General from SUNY at Binghamton

PHD in Psychology, General from SUNY at Binghamton

Career Experience

I started teaching statistics while I was earning my doctorate in psycholinguistics (which is a really fun way to say "how people understand language"). After I finished graduate school, I taught statistics, research methods, and psychology courses at the college level for several years. Recently, I moved with my family to a new state, so right now I'm focusing on tutoring and taking classes to learn new techniques for data analysis.

I Love Tutoring Because

working one-on-one with students can be a great experience and rewarding in a way that being in front of a hundred students in a lecture hall just isn't. Having someone go from "I am confused and frustrated" to "Finally, I get this!" in a session is so much more fun than being the teacher and really only getting to see students learn if they come by office hours needing help. Because of the subjects I tutor, sometimes students come in with really unusual questions -- going through typical sessions covering things like quadratic equations, t-tests, or the Pythagorean theorem is certainly fun, but once in a while a student will have a logic question or a number-theory topic that may not exactly fit with algebra or geometry or statistics, but is awesome to work through. I remember one student who was stuck on turning numbers from base 10 to base 7 -- it was something that I'd never been asked for help with before, and I was so fascinated by the question and the procedure for doing that conversion that after my shift ended, I played with it some more even though I would probably never need it again (and I haven't... yet :) )


Reviews (3,862)


emily

Math - Statistics

Jan 15, 2018
She really helped me understand my topics that I was learning, she took time to explain everything to me. It was very helpful!

Megan

Math - Intermediate Statistics

Jan 13, 2018
very helpful

Raygan

Math - Mid-Level (Grades 7-8)

Jan 12, 2018
i would love to do this program another time

martin

Math - Geometry

Jan 6, 2018
I shouldn't have to ask 3 times throughout a session to just be shpwn because I'm not understanding something, but it worked!