Over 100 tutoring hours

Rachel W.

Tucson, AZ

$45/hour

Mathematics / Statistics / Biostatistics Tutor- Homeschoolers Welcome!

Background check passed as of 12/31/13
4.8 average from 79 ratings
Pre-Calculus for H.S. senior
— Mark, Tucson, AZ on 2/4/16

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Xavier University of Louisiana
Mathematics, Statistics
University of Arizona
Master's
University of Arizona
Graduate Coursework

Education

Xavier University of Louisiana (Mathematics, Statistics)

University of Arizona (Master's)

University of Arizona (Graduate Coursework)

About Rachel

Welcome!

I am a proud homegrown product of the Arizona education system; University High School (Class of 99') and the University of Arizona 04'!

I've had the great pleasure of studying the sciences as both a college student and graduate student. Along the way I took advantage of many opportunities to further my working knowledge in research, teaching, and mentoring with the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

I've worked as a tutor for over 14 years. Additional experiences that have helped me improve my tutoring methods include teaching experience at the college level (Pima Community College- Math Faculty Certified), and a National Science Foundation Graduate K-12 Teaching Fellowship.

The sum of my experiences left me with a desire to share all that I've learned and help more students find the beauty in the uncharted territory of a higher education just as I did. I believe that every student is unique and my priority, as a tutor, is to help each and every student access their full potential through encouragement, motivation, and confidence.

Ultimately, I work hard to keep math simple, complete, and achievable for everyone.
Welcome!

I am a proud homegrown product of the Arizona education system; University High School (Class of 99') and the University of Arizona 04'!

I've had the great pleasure of studying the sciences as both a college student and graduate student. Along the way I took advantage of many opportunities to further my working
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Statistics - $55/hr ACT/SAT/GRE Prep - $65/hr Sessions cancelled within 24-hours of scheduled appointment will be charged $35.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85748
Background Check: Passed

"Pre-Calculus for H.S. senior"

- Mark, Tucson, AZ on 2/4/16

"My High School Senior Is All Set!"

- Reggie, Tucson, AZ on 11/6/14

"Quick response. Professional!"

- Linda, Tucson, AZ on 10/22/14

"Learned a lot!"

- Lauren, Tucson, AZ on 9/24/13

"Amazing help"

- Rebecca, Phoenix, AZ on 5/19/13

"Wonderful!!!"

- Jeanine, Tucson, AZ on 9/11/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SPSS, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biostatistics,
Chemistry
English:
ACT English, English, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Science, ASVAB, CBEST, GED, GRE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Computer:
C++, Computer Programming, Computer Science, General Computer, Java, JavaScript, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Networking (Computer), SPSS, STATA
History:
American History, Government & Politics
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

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Biostatistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). While the statistics degree required joint courses to be completed at LSU-Health Science Center in Biometry. I completed the coursework in Biometry (theoretical statistics) at LSU-HSC (2001). I received my MPH with a minor in biostatistics from the University of Arizona (2004).

My research is heavily based in analytical Epidemiology. Aside from my quantitative background, my research work in the sciences combined with my skills in biostatistics have enabled me to engage students in interesting conceptual questions that relate current events to mathematics!

To tutor biostatistics well you have to understand not only the application side (using the software and calculating the numbers) but as well, the theory side to help students truly comprehend their objective in the process of analysis.

STATA

I have graduate level course work in STATA and I am a self-taught programmer in STATA. I make the distinction because most programmers that use SAS and STATA often use the Windows based version for introductory level statistics courses. However, at the University of Arizona, STATA is a preferred statistical software package and I have learned to program in STATA to gain more access to the powerful tools that STATA has to offer a programmer.

My experience with STATA extends to the following courses: Intro Statistics, Test of Means, ANOVA, ANCOVA, Test of Propositions, Regression Analysis (linear, multi-linear, logistic). I've been working with introductory statistics for 10 years.

I received my BS in Statistics in 2001 and an MPH with a biostatistics concentration in 2004.

Study Skills

I've worked as a tutor and mentor to students of all ages (HS--College) for 12+ years. Good study skills are a necessary part of setting a goal, working through the steps towards reaching a goal, and ultimately accomplishing a goal.

As a mentor it was extremely important for me to work closely with students within a finite amount of time to ensure their assigned projects were worked on daily (setting manageable daily tasks). In my working experience with students it was important for the student to meet a standard of comprehension that ensured their learning goals were being met, and they were capable of passing internal examinations (short term goals) which showed their progress and gains in accomplishing their long term goals.

Studying effectively is a technique that is unique to each student. There are some generalized methods that all students should adhere to such as:
- Good note taking skills
This includes good headers
Creating sections for each topic
Good penmanship is a must
Reviewing notes
- Good Posture when studying
Proper seating does wonders for blood flow
Have a good work area for study materials
- Good organization
Highlighters, post-it flags
Taking pride in your work is a must!

Ultimately all of these items can be modified by the student. What's important is that the person working with your child takes the time to learn your child’s individual learning style and works with them to build good, strong, positive, study skills.

Xavier University of Louisiana
Mathematics, Statistics
University of Arizona
Master's
University of Arizona
Graduate Coursework

Education

Xavier University of Louisiana (Mathematics, Statistics)

University of Arizona (Master's)

University of Arizona (Graduate Coursework)

Pre-Calculus for H.S. senior — My son is shy and doesn't like to ask for help. Rachel was able to communicate with him, and instruct him on the points he hadn't quite grasped in class. Pre-Calculus is extremely unforgiving when you don't get the concepts from two weeks ago, as it continually builds on each lesson. I am thankful that she was able to help bring him up to speed in such a short time and will contact Rachel for m ...

— Mark, Tucson, AZ on 2/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Statistics - $55/hr ACT/SAT/GRE Prep - $65/hr Sessions cancelled within 24-hours of scheduled appointment will be charged $35.

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85748.