Lauren Ellenberg is a professional illustrator and tutor. Lauren specializes in explaining math, art, and science in layman's terms, making complex ideas easy and approachable for everyone. Her specialty is the crossover between disciplines, including the applications of science and math to creating art, and of art to demonstrating scientific and mathematical concepts.

She graduated from Arcadia University in 2013 with a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Scientific Illustration. Lauren has attended and presented at math conferences, including the Joint Mathematics Meetings and the MAA Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware Spring Meeting at Dickinson College. She is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.

Lauren is available for teaching workshops, classes, training, and more in the Philadelphia Metro Area. Fees depend on duration and location. Please use the contact form if you have questions or would like to schedule Lauren to come to your event or location. Class sizes range from one-on-one up a max of ten. Training & Talks may be more. Ages 12 and up.

Selected Previous Work

  • Classes taught for Morris Arboretum, Cheltenham Township Adult School and Abington Adult School
  • Artwork at The Art of It Gallery, Briar Bush Nature Center, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference 2017
  • Journal of Knot Theory and its Ramifications, paper, "Efficient Computation of the Kauffman Bracket" (2013)


  • B.S. in Mathematics from Arcadia University (2013)
  • B.A. in Scientific Illustration from Arcadia University (2013)
  • Over 4 years and 1,500 hours of experience tutoring & teaching workshops
  • 4.8 of 5 Star Rating on; over 1000 hours worked


Classes, Workshops, Tutoring, and Talks Available:

The following are examples of the materials that Lauren can cover for you. All of these can be done on a small size as one-on-one tutoring for a single person, expanded into a small to medium class, or formatted as a talk for a wide audience. This is not an exhaustive list; please contact us if you have questions or a special request.


  • Biology, botany, genetics (high school, AP, college 101 & 102)
  • Chemistry (high school, AP, college 101 & 102)
  • Physics (high school, AP, college 101 & 102)
  • Technical Aspects of Design: How Science Affects Art
  • Inspired by Science: Worldbuilding Based on Weird Real Things


  • Prealgebra & Algebra (I, II, & III)
  • Geometry
  • Precalculus, calculus (High school, AP, college level & multivariate)
  • Linear & Abstract Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Fractals: the Beautiful Crossover Between Art, Science, and Math
  • Geometry in the Real World: Fun With Paper, Shapes, and Packing
  • Origami (Basic & Intermediate)

Computers & Programs

  • Computer Use for Total Beginners
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Designing Effective Presentations in PowerPoint
  • Data Visualization Basics
  • Designing Effective Charts & Graphs in Excel & PowerPoint
  • Effective Design: Why You Should Care What Your Charts Look Like
  • Combining Adobe Illustrator with Microsoft Products in Your Workflow

Digital & Traditional Art

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (Basic & Intermediate)
  • Digital Painting with Photoshop (Basic & Intermediate)
  • Drawing (Basic & Intermediate; Graphite, Charcoal, Pen & Ink)
  • Painting (Basic & Intermediate; Acrylic & Multimedia Watercolor)
  • Mixing Media: Making Your Own Style
  • Photography as an Ingredient in Digital Art (Digital)
  • Photography as a Reference Medium (Digital)
  • Drawing With a Scientific Eye: Basics of Scientific Illustration
  • Combining Science & Fantasy: Drawing Your Own Creations
  • Artwork for Worldbuilding: Making Concept Art