Abby Larson, M.A.

Math, Science, SAT/ACT/GRE, and Spanish Tutoring - SW Portland

Winter/Spring SAT & ACT Prep

Registration is now open for our February 2019 SAT course (in preparation for the March SAT test). We will also likely do an ACT prep for the April ACT (please contact me for more specifics). This is a popular time for Juniors to begin test prep and I anticipate these course will fill early. Please contact me if you'd like more information and/or references!

2018-19 Wilson High School Math & Science Support Groups

This year, I am offering weekly small-group tutoring sessions for the following Wilson High School classes:

AP Physics 1 (Minato):

Mondays 6-7 pm (full) OR Tuesdays 5-6 pm

Pre-Calculus (Potter/Sahler/Rabchuk): Tuesdays 6-7 pm 

Algebra 3/4: Sundays 1-2 pm

Let me know if you'd like to sign up your son/daughter!

Why Choose a Professional Tutor?

1. This is my career. This is not a summer job or a temporary gig on the side. I have the time and focus to be fully dedicated to helping my students acheive their personal and academic goals. 

2. I have professional experience working as a mentor for young adults. I understand the challenges of school and the pressures on students. Being an academic mentor goes beyond teaching the material; therefore, I also work to help students discover thier own ability to learn, persevere, and grow. 

3. I create a detailed plan for each student. Lessons are comprehensive, interactive, and fun. I understand that different learners need different modes of teaching; therefore, I tailor my lessons to students' specific needs. I am experienced in teaching for different modes of learning and learning disabilities. 

4. I work with the student and their family. I keep the family informed (via weekly email updates) on their child's goals, progress, and homework, as well as our plan for upcoming lessons.

5. I help prepare students for higher education. In addition to helping students learn specific content, I work with them on strategies for academic success beyond high school. Specific focus is given to study habits, organization, and personal goal setting. 

Background & Experience

Hello! I am Abby Larson, native of SW Portland and tutor of math, science, language, and SAT/ACT/GRE. 

I began tutoring at an early age, when I would help fellow classmates with math & science. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oregon State University in 2012, where I studied Biochemistry, Physics and Spanish. During this time I worked as a Science and Math tutor for college students.

In 2015, I received my MA from University of Colorado-Boulder, where I taught university courses for 3 years. I received a 4.0 in my Master's program and was accepted to prestigious PhD programs at Penn State, University of New Mexico and University of Florida. However, rather than pursuing a career as a researcher, I found my heart was drawn to being a tutor and a mentor for young adults. 

I am a lover of learning and I feel that cultivating this love for learning in others is the greatest work I can do.


I can be reached via email, phone or text. All tutoring takes places at my office in Multnomah Village (above Marco's Cafe).