Professional Background

Laura Hathaway as a new doctoral graduate.

Laura Hathaway as a new doctoral graduate.


Ph.D. Math and Science Education, University of Washington

  • Inquiry/Constructivist approaches to teaching math and science
  • Studied with the Physics Education Group-physics by inquiry
  • Gender and diversity issues in teaching and learning math and science

M.S. Counseling, Oregon State University

  • Taught chemistry and counseling classes in the EOP Program for ethnic minority students at Oregon State University

B.S. Physics, minors math and chemistry, University of Arizona


Professional Experience:

  • Math and Science Coach in Private Practice since 2000
  • Counselor in private practice for 10 years.
  • Professor in mathematics at Seattle University
  • Math, physics, and chemistry teacher at University of Washington, Oregon State University, University of Arizona and a private Catholic high school

“Laura tutored both my children in math. She gave my high school child excellent advice to take calculus as a senior instead of other potentially easier math options; she was very strong in this opinion and it turned out to be outstanding advice - we will always be grateful to her. She tutored our high school senior in calculus and was very instrumental in our child succeeding and getting college credit! She is very familiar with the Edmonds curriculum, being that she is right across the street from Edmonds-Woodway High School, so I felt confident that she knew what needed to be done. She is very good at building confidence in math abilities; I think she could make anyone believe they are good at math! Beyond being a math tutor, she also serves as a counselor and advisor, which I appreciated.”

– Parent of Edmonds Woodway High School Student