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Rachel W.

Gilbert, AZ

$40/hour

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Background check passed as of 7/24/12
4.9 average from 127 ratings
Amazing tutor!
— Christy, Tempe, AZ on 10/27/15

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Arizona State University
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Arizona State University

Arizona State University (Master's)

Arizona State University (PhD)

About Rachel

I have been tutoring for about 17 years, and I also have approximately 8 years of classroom teaching experience. I enjoy working with students of all ages and have worked with students from preschool age through college. I have served as the superintendent of Sunday School at my church, in which we have children from 1 year of age through 6th grade.

I have always wanted to be a teacher and have taken as many opportunities as possible to work with students. I also love mathematics; so much so, in fact, that I earned a PhD in mathematics from ASU in 2009. Since the time I was 14 years old, I have done my best to combine my love for teaching and my love of mathematics. I often tell my students that my goal is to make them love mathematics. I know that I won't be able to make every student love math, but I do believe that I can help students understand it, respect it, and not be afraid of it.

Finally, I have received a couple of compliments from students that I thought I'd share. One of my students who has improved her math grade by 2 letter grades in the last two years said the other day that she was actually excited about her math test! Two years ago, this same student would be terrified of a math test. Another of my students told me that I made math easy for her.
I have been tutoring for about 17 years, and I also have approximately 8 years of classroom teaching experience. I enjoy working with students of all ages and have worked with students from preschool age through college. I have served as the superintendent of Sunday School at my church, Read more

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Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Cancellation Policy -Lessons canceled after 9 AM may result in a charge of 50% of the cost of the lesson. - “NO SHOWS” may be charged 100% of the cost of the lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Gilbert, AZ 85233
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"Amazing tutor!"

- Christy, Tempe, AZ on 10/27/15

"Very helpful and patient"

- Matt, Mesa, AZ on 4/10/16

"Patient Tutor"

- Heide, Chandler, AZ on 11/28/15

"Excellent Tutor - I highly recommend her!"

- Kirsten, Gilbert, AZ on 11/1/12
Test Preparation:
GRE
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Business:
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Algebra 1

I have tutored Algebra 1 several times in the past 15 years. I have also had the opportunity to teach several Algebra 1 classes. It is one of my favorite subjects and inspired me to major in math in college.

Algebra 2

I have tutored Algebra 2 (Algebra 3/4 at somes schools) several times in the past 15 years. I have also taught several Algebra 2 classes including some honors level classes.

Calculus

As a math major in college, I took three semesters of Freshman/Sophomore level calculus. I also took a semester of Advanced Calculus. I have taught calculus several times including AP Calculus AB at a local high school and all three semesters of calculus at ASU.

Elementary Math

I believe that a firm foundation in arithmetic is necessary for success in algebra. I have taught elementary math to both elementary students and adults.

GRE

I have just recently helped a student prepare for the math section of the GRE's.

Linear Algebra

I have taken 3 classes in linear algebra at the sophomore, junior, and senior level. I passed the Algebra qualifier in graduate school which included a section on linear algebra. I also wrote my dissertation on algebraic number theory which included some theory from linear algebra.

Prealgebra

I just taught Prealgebra this summer at Chandler Preparatory academy. I am also continuing on with one student to help her prepare for Algebra 1 this school year.

Precalculus

Precalculus usually includes the study of elementary functions and trigonometry. It lays the foundation for calculus. I have taught several precalculus classes as well as tutored it many times.

Trigonometry

I love trigonometry! For me it is where geometry meets algebra. I have taught the subject several times both at the high school and collegiate levels. Through the years I have developed certain activities that help students understand key concepts.

Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Master's
Arizona State University
PhD

Education

Arizona State University

Arizona State University (Master's)

Arizona State University (PhD)

Amazing tutor! — Rachel makes me feel very comfortable, which is an important key aspect I look for in a good tutor. I never feel embarrassed to ask her any questions because I know that she'll respond in a very kind and understanding way. She's super patient with me and will always try to teach me different approaches to a problem if I don't catch on right away. Rachel is so sweet, and I always find myself feelin ...

— Christy, Tempe, AZ on 10/27/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Cancellation Policy -Lessons canceled after 9 AM may result in a charge of 50% of the cost of the lesson. - “NO SHOWS” may be charged 100% of the cost of the lesson.

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 10 miles of Gilbert, AZ 85233.