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Rahel R.

Tutor in Biochemistry, Philosophy, German, and French

Pittsburgh, PA (15217)

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I am a native of Switzerland and hold a BS and MS in history and philosophy of science (minors in biochemistry and microbiology) from the University of Bern in Switzerland. I studied HPS because it allowed me to unite my two interests: the "how" of philosophy and the "what" of science. During my studies, I helped other university students preparing for chemistry and biochemistry exams as well as reviewing seminar papers in philosophy. After my studies, I taught secondary school in Switzerland before following my husband to Pittsburgh.

Apart from my background in philosophy and the sciences, I am a native German speaker, and studied French for eight years as part of the Swiss secondary school curriculum. I have experience in teaching both German and French at the high school level.

What I love most about teaching is taking complex ideas and breaking them down into their simple parts. I find the same satisfaction whether I am working with a student to understand the Krebs cycle, to penetrate a difficult paper in philosophy, or to grasp the declension of nouns. I believe that repetition is key, but I don't forget to make the subject fun and interesting.

I am a generally fun, positive, and patient person and have the talent to make anybody feel comfortable.

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Rahel’s subjects

Biochemistry

I studied Biochemistry as a minor for both my BS and MS degrees. I successfully completed courses in Biochemistry I & II, Genetics I & II, Immunology, Microbiology I & II and Cell Biology I & II. During my studies, I helped my classmates through chemistry and biochemistry exams.

Biology

I studied Biochemistry as a minor for both my BS and MS degrees and took biology courses as part of this minor. I successfully completed courses in Botany I & II, Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Zoology, and Cell Biology I & II. I also have experience teaching Biology at the high school level.

Botany

I studied Biochemistry as a minor for both my BS and MS degrees and took biology courses as part of this minor. I successfully completed courses in Botany I & II, Plant Physiology, Developmental Biology, Zoology, and Cell Biology I & II. I also have experience teaching Biology at the high school level.

Chemistry

I studied Biochemistry as a minor for both my BS and MS degrees. Part of my requirements for completion were to take Inorganic Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, Inorganic Chemistry Lab, and Organic Chemistry Lab together with the students majoring in Chemistry. I have the same basic education in Chemistry as someone with a degree in Chemistry.

French

As part of the Swiss secondary school curriculum I studied French for 8 years. I also have experience teaching French at the high school level. I'm looking forward to helping you improve your conversational skills, pronunciation, and grammar.

Genetics

I studied Biochemistry as a minor for both my BS and MS degrees. I successfully completed courses in Genetics I & II, Biochemistry I & II, Immunology, Microbiology I & II and Cell Biology I & II. During my studies, I helped my classmates through chemistry and biochemistry exams.

German

I am a native German speaker and have experience teaching German at the high school level. I'm looking forward to helping you improve your conversational skills, pronunciation, and grammar.

Microbiology

I studied Biochemistry as a minor for both my BS and MS degrees. I successfully completed courses in Biochemistry I & II, Genetics I & II, Immunology, Microbiology I & II and Cell Biology I & II.

Organic Chemistry

I studied Biochemistry as a minor for both my BS and MS degrees. Part of my requirements for completion were to take Inorganic Chemistry I & II, Organic Chemistry I & II, Inorganic Chemistry Lab, and Organic Chemistry Lab together with the students majoring in Chemistry. I have the same basic education in Organic Chemistry as someone with an degree in Chemistry.

Philosophy

As part of my BS and MS in History and Philosophy of Science, I developed strong skills in reading and writing philosophy papers. I successfully completed seminars and courses on logic, induction, confirmation, causation, empiricism, philosophy of mind, philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, thought experiments, paradoxes, scientific representation, Darwin, Einstein, and Popper. If you just started studying philosophy and you are feeling overwhelmed, I know what you are going through and can help you.

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Education

University of Bern (HPS)

University of Bern (Master's)

Rahel will definitely help your child! — After only 2 tutoring sessions, my daughter has already learned more than she has in a 9 week session at school. Rahel is patient and teaches in a way that your child will understand and retain the information. She will also review and assist with current homework. My daughter is very hopeful that she will bring her final grade up for this 9 weeks and the year. ...

— Andrea, Pittsburgh, PA on 3/5/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Rahel will travel within 7 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

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