Welcome to Math Success!

My name is Laura Hathaway, Ph.D., and I am your math and science coach. Why do I call myself a coach, versus a tutor? I have a Ph.D. in Math and Science Education from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Counseling from Oregon State University. This education and over 16 years experience as a math and science coach and 10 years experience as a counselor enables me to work with students in a very powerful way. Many students, after years of math tutoring, are able to do well on their own after a period of math coaching. People all learn math differently. As a coach, I teach to each person’s unique learning style. I work with self-confidence, math and test anxiety. I work with deficiencies from prior classes and strengthen areas beyond the class scope, to prepare students for college majors that may require math. This gives students choices in their college majors. Most importantly, I help students feel confident in this area of their life so they can feel free to pursue their career dreams and feel competent in the mathematical part of daily life.


Coaching Adresses:

  • Self-Confidence
  • Math Anxiety
  • Test Anxiety
  • Learning Styles
  • Study Skills
  • Deficiencies
  • Test Taking Skills
  • General Anxiety
  • Motivation
  • Study Skills

Academic Subjects:

  • Grades 4-college
  • Pre-algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • AP, IB, Honors
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • College placement exams
  • SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, standardized tests

“Laura has tutored two of our kids in math. In both cases, our son and daughter successfully reached their respective goals. Laura has a wonderful ability to connect with her students. My daughter, in particular, had a difficult time in her algebra class. She was miserable since she was getting uncharacteristically poor grades but after just one session, it was obvious that a great weight had been lifted off my daughter’s shoulders. We continued tutoring sessions for the rest of the school year and into the summer at my daughter’s request! If your child needs tutoring, we would highly recommend Laura Hathaway.”

- Parent of Brier Terrace 7th Grader