Elyse Laakso

Elyse L.

New York, NY

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Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School
I enjoy teaching math because I actually struggled with math when I was in school. I always needed extra help, and I needed every step broken down and explained in detail. Because of all the extra work I put into my math studies, I grew to really enjoy teaching it! It is usually very easy for me to identify why a student might be struggling, because it is likely that I have overcome the same struggle. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the “ah-ha!” look on a student’s face when everything finally starts to click.

I am new to the TakeLessons website, but the father of one of my students wrote this review on his own website: “Last year our daughter had a math teacher who was gifted at everything but teaching. The predicable result: a bad attitude, low test scores. We asked a friend about a math tutor. After hearing her rave about Elyse Laakso, we made no other calls. Elyse started with our unhappy child last October. By January, Wednesday afternoon sessions no longer generated frowns. By April, the 9th grader was feeling good about her math scores. This year? “I may not need a tutor.” In her real life Elyse is an actress and singer; she can (almost) make math entertaining. She tutors English as well.”
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Elyse delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 4+

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I graduated with honors from New York University, earning my BFA in theatre. I use my degree to pursue my career as an actress/singer, and I use my love of academics to tutor! In fact, I think my acting training gives me a bit of an advantage as a tutor. I love getting inside my students’ heads, so to speak. Everyone has different struggles and everyone learns differently, and I think I bring a unique perspective and skill level when it comes to understanding and adapting to the needs of each student.

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