Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut
Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut

Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut

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Introduction: *** INTRO SPECIAL $75 for initial session*** ONLY 1 SPOT Left in my math coaching for the school year! 🚀 I am an engineer and absolutely love love LOVE teaching math. I worked at NASA for 4 years as a robotics engineer until I decided to pursue a new career. I have a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State University. I help students learn math in the format that will help them succeed in the classroom and feel prepared for future endeavors. I enjoy seeing or hearing a student react to understanding a concept. “Oh I get it!!!”
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Exceptional 5.0

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Suzanne R.

Math Tutoring

Our daughter was taking Honors Algebra when she started her sophomore year in high school (Fall 2020 semester). School started in late Aug 2020 and in October 2020 her grades were falling in Honors Algebra. She is a straight A student and in private school. She informed us that she received a C-/D+ on her last exam. She was devastated. We discovered that her Honors Algebra teacher only taught using videos. She had a hybrid schedule (two days on campus, two days remote learning). When she was in class, the teacher would only lecture if there were questions. Otherwise, the teacher made them watch the lecture videos in class…horrible! I immediately searched for an online math tutor and found Laila. We were impressed by Laila’s educational background and NASA work experience. We scheduled an ice breaker session (pricey but so worth it) which Laila, my daughter and I discussed the math challenge and the goal to get her grade up to a B/A by end of semester. I immediately sensed a great vibe from her, so did my daughter and husband. She is very energetic and passionate in what she does. She has a positive mind set and she makes it fun to learn math. She is one of those people that when you talk to her, you can feel the positive energy around you, and it is contagious. We felt very comfortable talking to her. She is very easy going, warm, caring and professional. She takes great pride in her work and really wants her students to learn math. She strives to get the goals achieved. With us, the goal was to get our daughter’s grade up to a B/A by end of semester in December. We basically had two months to do damage control and get her grades up. At first, we were concerned that she was three hours ahead from our time zone, but she was able to cater to our time zone schedule. It was a blessing finding Laila!!! She was able to help our daughter build some math foundation she lacked. Laila was able to build and gain our daughter’s confidence back and she was able to finish her Fall semester with a B+. We continued our math sessions with Laila Spring 2021. By this time, our daughter was in full time remote learning and finished with an A in her class. We can go on and on about how great Laila is. We LOVE her! She coaches 3rd grade up to college. After our daughter finished her sophomore and ended our sessions with Laila, we ended up hiring Laila for the summer for our soon to be 6th grade son. The goal was to enhance his math skills and be ready for 6th grade since he has been remote learning since March 2020. Again, she has helped our son gain confidence and speed in doing his math problems. Our son too got along very well with Laila. Her positive energy just makes math learning more fun and not a chore. We will definitely hire her again for any future assistance for our children. Laila is pricey, no doubt. However, you get what you pay for. Her quality of work is so worth it. If you are looking for a QUALITY math coach, look no further, Laila is worth the investment.
Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut's reply
Suzanne!! I absolutely love your review and how honest you were. I appreciate your being 100% genuine and authentic about your experience. I’m so happy to read this review. I hope the investment made towards your children’s education working with me will level up to many years of success. Your daughter has excelled a lot and so has your son. They are ready to flourish and take on the world! One digital and number at a time!!!
Aug 11, 2021
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Octavian M.

Math Tutoring

Laila is a wonderful and patient person. She is absolutely who you want to grow your childs confidence in math. I will continue to use her going forward until he graduates and in college
Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut's reply
Thank you so much Octavian for your lovely feedback! It’s been a pleasure so far supporting your nephew as he transitions into high school. I really appreciate your kindness and trust. Your nephew has so much potential. I’m actually excited for him as he desires to become an electrical engineer. I love it!!!!!
Jul 29, 2021
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Tawni S.

Math Tutoring

I’m in my 30’s and haven’t taken a math class in over 13 years. To be quiet honest, I didn’t even know where to start when looking at a math problem, which led me to Laila. I needed to be caught up on how to solve intermediate algebra and geometry problems. She broke down a lot of different types of equations and simplified them in a way that I was able to understand and remember. She’s managed to catch me up from high school math to college math in a months time. I truly don’t think I would be passing in this math class without her help. So far, I’ve only worked with her for three weeks and in those three weeks I went from all F’s to passing, so I can only imagine how much better I’ll get by the end of this semester. Shes given me the confidence to look at a new problem and solve it. I can without a doubt say her tutoring skills are worth every penny and more. I never thought I could get as far as I have, so my advice to anyone considering a tutor should absolutely hire her for the job because not only is she worth it but having a passing grade is too.
Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut's reply
Thank you so much Tawni for your lovely review. I’m so glad to support you in achieving your dream career. I love how ambitious you are along with being very coachable. Let’s keep going. I’m excited that we will continue to work on keeping your 4.0!!! Let’s do this!
Sep 25, 2020
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Michelle D.

Math Tutoring

Laila is an exceptional math tutor. She goes above and beyond and really takes her time to slow down and explain concepts thoroughly. She is an excellent communicator as well with both parents and her students creating a team to work towards your goals.
Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut's reply
Oh thank you Michelle! It’s an honor to support your daughter and to see her confident blossom. Thank you for your trust!
Sep 15, 2021
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Kris S.

Math Tutoring

Laila tutored both my sons in math and algebra and during that time she quickly became a trusted and integral member of their support team — especially my older son who learns differently than many other kids. She provided encouragement and enthusiasm at all times, but also a touch of tough love when it was needed. She was always ready and willing to change course if it seemed like something wasn't working, and she is infinitely patient, too — a great trait to have, especially when working with kids and teens. I wholeheartedly recommend Laila for tutoring and coaching work.
Laila Alieh: The Math Astronaut's reply
Wow Kris! Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed working with your children. I admire the passion you have for helping them reach their goals and succeed. It’s been such a joy working with you and your husband and the entire family together for over 6-8 months. Time has flown by fast. Thank you for your lovely review!
Jun 14, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My regular price is very fair given my background and understanding of where the student is in their level. I use to struggle with math and had to get a tutor to be where I am today and get my dream job at NASA. I do require to have a consultation with my student in person and online before we can discuss next steps. My initial meeting with the student is longer and will not over charge so the student gets to know who I am and we get a chance to learn each other's personality. Once we realize we can work together we can move forward.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    1. I do an initial consultation and go over the students work and areas of difficulty to ensure I know the subject 2. Then we review the students lesson plans 3. Go over a couple math examples slowly, breakdown the problems into sections to help the student dissect and gain a better understanding of the problem. 4. Finally I have the student workout the problem alone and I have them talk it through with me.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I'm an engineer. I got my Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Portland State. I worked for NASA Kennedy Space Center for 4 years. I have passed me Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and am now an entrepreneur.

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