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Tutor profile: Lara J.

Lara J.
Expert Writing Tutor With 6+ Years Experience


About Lara

About Lara
Hi there :) My name is Lara and I am a graduate of the University of Virginia with a distinguished degree in neuroscience. I have worked as a writing tutor at the University of Virginia for 3 years and have a broad range of tutoring experience and am able to help with all things writing: medical school applications, SAT English, graduate school theses, NIH grant proposals, personal statements, etc. I look forward to assisting you at any stage of the writing process including brainstorming, outlining, editing, and proofreading.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
Over the last 4 years, Lara has tutored over 300 students ranging from middle school through UVA college students and specializes in helping individuals produce well-written, refined essays, including college applications. Lara is also happy to provide college admission advising, proofreading help, and high school project mentoring. Lara believes that writing should be FUN - she hopes to help take away the frustration that is often associated with writing and wants to support you in producing well-written essays that will help you stand out!
University of Virginia
Bachelor's Degree
2017 - 2021

Work Experience

Work Experience
UVA Psychology Department, Writing Fellow
2020 - Present
Serve as the psychology department’s distinguished majors program writing fellow, helping students produce thoughtful research essays.
Crisis Text Line, Counselor
2019 - Present
De-escalate intense moments by exploring issues at hand with the patient, identifying desired goals, and collaboratively discussing coping skills.
UVA Writing Center, Writing Tutor
2018 - Present
Assisted tutees from a variety of disciplines produce refined and well-written compositions. Works with student-athletes, multilingual learners, and Ph.D. students.
ESOL, Multilingual Tutor
2019 - 2020
Worked one-on-one with refugees in the classroom to improve their command of the language, using Arabic as a connector between their native language and English.


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