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 22 years experience as a math and science coach and 10 years experience as a counselor enables me to work with students in a very supportive way. Many students learn the skills and gain the self-confidence they need in order to do well on their own after math and science coaching. People all learn math and science differently. As a coach, I teach to each student's learning style. I work with self-confidence, math and test anxiety. I work with gaps in knowledge from prior classes. I strengthen areas beyond the class scope, to prepare students for college majors that may require math and for more advanced math classes. I work with self-critical messages that students give themselves. Students learn to feel confident in the math area of their life so they can feel free to pursue their career dreams and feel confident in daily life with math.


Coaching Addresses:

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

Academic Subjects:

  • Grades 6-College
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • AP, IB, Honors
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

“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