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Rachel W.

Accomplished and Insightful Math, Statistics, Biostats Tutor!

Accomplished and Insightful Math, Statistics, Biostats Tutor!

$45/hour

  • 414 hours tutoring

  • Tucson, AZ 85748

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Bio

Welcome! I am a proud homegrown product of the Arizona education system; University High School '99 and the University of Arizona '04! I received my Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics and Statistics while completing graduate course work in biometry. I went on to work as a research associate for a longitudinal study looking at risk factors of cardiovascular disease in African Americans. After working with the study for 9 moths I began graduate studies towards my Master's in Public Health ...

Welcome!

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

I received my Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics and Statistics while completing graduate course work in biometry. I went on to work as a research associate for a longitudinal study looking at risk factors of cardiovascular disease in African Americans. After working with the study for 9 moths I began graduate studies towards my Master's in Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics. I remained in the arena of public health as I continued my studies in Epidemiology, working towards my doctorate degree with a minor in biostatistics. Along the way I took advantage of many opportunities to further my working knowledge in research, teaching, and mentoring within the (STEM) fields. I taught calculus at our local community college and worked as a teaching assistant and department tutor for the graduate college's biostatistics course and epidemiology course. I also taught college algebra and introductory statistics for ITT Technical Institute.

My tutoring experience began in 1999 as a math tutor for my college math lab. Students could come into the math lab and seek help for any level of math. I also worked with high school students in after school programs and Saturday math prep programs for SAT/ACT prep. I went on to serve as a biostatistics tutor in grad school for the Epidemiology department. Once I entered the research phase of my program I decided to go back to tutoring math as well as statistics. I've worked as tutor full-time for the last 5 years.

In all, I've worked as a tutor for over 16 years. Additional experiences that have helped me improve my tutoring methods include my teaching experience (Pima Community College- Math Faculty Certified) and my experience as a National Science Foundation Graduate K-12 Teaching Fellow. As a tutor, I've learned that every student has a unique style of learning. One model for tutoring doesn't work for everybody. It's important to listen and observe each student's learning style and find a tutoring method that works for a specific student. My priority, as a tutor, is to help each and every student access their full potential through encouragement, motivation, and confidence. I work very hard to keep the math and statistics simple, complete, and achievable for everyone.


Education

Xavier University of Louisiana
Mathematics, Statistics
University of Arizona
Masters
University of Arizona
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $45
  • Rate details: Statistics Tutoring - $55 ACT/SAT/GRE Prep - $65 Statistical Consulting - $65 Sessions cancelled within 12-hours of scheduled appointment and "no shows" charged a $35 cancellation fee.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Tucson, AZ 85748
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/30/2017

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Subjects

Business

GRE, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

STATA,

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.
General Computer, Java, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). My 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). I have experience teaching introductory statistics at the college level. My research was 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 statistics 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. This includes the analyzing data using analytical tools such as a calculator, excel, or statistical software such as STATA.
General Computer, Java, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, SPSS

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutoring experience in math, reading, science, writing, and social studies for K-6th grade students. Over the last 2 years I have worked with 5 students in the K-6 grades. Beyond math we worked on multi-subject tutoring that required additional assistance in science, language arts, reading and writing. My emphasis for the upper grades is study skills and attention to specific areas where the students may have weaknesses which include concentration, attention to detail, comprehension, and pace of work. For the lower grades I emphasize comprehension and detail. Comprehension and pace is important at these grade levels to ensure students are not engaging in poor habits such as rushing through work or lack of attention.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

Personally I was homeschooled for grades 1-3 and was a member of a homeschool group within the city of New Orleans. More recently I have tutored from the homeschoolers math textbooks "Saxon Math" for grades 5 through grades 11 ( "Saxon Math Algebra 2" ). I have also tutored homeschool students in algebra using Saxon Math.
Study Skills,

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.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, English, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

History

American History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seventeen years of tutoring experience in mathematics. Extensive experience tutoring Algebra at the high school level and college level. Experience teaching at the college level.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutoring experience in math, reading, science, writing, and social studies for K-6th grade students. Over the last 2 years I have worked with 5 students in the K-6 grades. Beyond math we worked on multi-subject tutoring that required additional assistance in science, language arts, reading and writing. My emphasis for the upper grades is study skills and attention to specific areas where the students may have weaknesses which include concentration, attention to detail, comprehension, and pace of work. For the lower grades I emphasize comprehension and detail. Comprehension and pace is important at these grade levels to ensure students are not engaging in poor habits such as rushing through work or lack of attention.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). My 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). I have experience teaching introductory statistics at the college level. My research was 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 statistics 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. This includes the analyzing data using analytical tools such as a calculator, excel, or statistical software such as STATA.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seventeen years of tutoring experience in mathematics. Extensive experience tutoring Algebra at the high school level and college level. Experience teaching at the college level.
Biostatistics,

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,

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.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). My 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). I have experience teaching introductory statistics at the college level. My research was 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 statistics 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. This includes the analyzing data using analytical tools such as a calculator, excel, or statistical software such as STATA.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, SPSS, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seventeen years of tutoring experience in mathematics. Extensive experience tutoring Algebra at the high school level and college level. Experience teaching at the college level.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutoring experience in math, reading, science, writing, and social studies for K-6th grade students. Over the last 2 years I have worked with 5 students in the K-6 grades. Beyond math we worked on multi-subject tutoring that required additional assistance in science, language arts, reading and writing. My emphasis for the upper grades is study skills and attention to specific areas where the students may have weaknesses which include concentration, attention to detail, comprehension, and pace of work. For the lower grades I emphasize comprehension and detail. Comprehension and pace is important at these grade levels to ensure students are not engaging in poor habits such as rushing through work or lack of attention.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). My 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). I have experience teaching introductory statistics at the college level. My research was 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 statistics 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. This includes the analyzing data using analytical tools such as a calculator, excel, or statistical software such as STATA.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Writing

Other

Study Skills

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.

Science

Biostatistics,

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.
Chemistry

Special Needs

Study Skills

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Seventeen years of tutoring experience in mathematics. Extensive experience tutoring Algebra at the high school level and college level. Experience teaching at the college level.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutoring experience in math, reading, science, writing, and social studies for K-6th grade students. Over the last 2 years I have worked with 5 students in the K-6 grades. Beyond math we worked on multi-subject tutoring that required additional assistance in science, language arts, reading and writing. My emphasis for the upper grades is study skills and attention to specific areas where the students may have weaknesses which include concentration, attention to detail, comprehension, and pace of work. For the lower grades I emphasize comprehension and detail. Comprehension and pace is important at these grade levels to ensure students are not engaging in poor habits such as rushing through work or lack of attention.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have a B.S. in Math and Statistics (2001). My 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). I have experience teaching introductory statistics at the college level. My research was 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 statistics 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. This includes the analyzing data using analytical tools such as a calculator, excel, or statistical software such as STATA.
Study Skills,

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.
Algebra 2, Calculus, Chemistry, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Math, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Very helpful!

Rachel worked with my high school daughter on precalculus honors homework and studying for a quiz. By the end of the session my daughter felt much more confident about her understanding of the material and able to do the homework. Thanks!

Amber, 1 lesson with Rachel

Fantastic!

Rachel works hard to make sure she's prepared for each session, all the sessions I've had with her have been positive and helpful

Megan, 7 lessons with Rachel

Wonderful tutor - patient and so knowledgeable!

Rachel helped me through one the most challenging courses of my college career! I am an undergraduate Sociology major and needed to complete one last mathematics course in order to graduate. The class was about sociological research and the computer/statistical methods behind it - though it did fall within my major most of what we learned was completely new to me. I had taken some basic math years before, but had not been near this subject at all since. That being said, I was lost, but Rachel saved the day! Stata was required for all assignments and course work. I had no prior history with stata or any statistical software which worried me, however Rachel was so incredibly helpful with all of this! She patiently worked with me guiding me through the stata program and teaching me all that I needed to know about statistics and data analysis along the way. Rachel is very kind and welcoming, I was never afraid to ask her questions when something was not clear to me which was didn't happen often as she always explained everything thoroughly. Rachel was also great with getting back to me quickly. I have a full course load and work outside of school, but Rachel was super accommodating in finding times to meet that worked for both of us. At first I was nervous about meeting online as I had never worked with a tutor like that before, but I definitely would recommend it and will do this again in the future as Rachel showed me that online tutoring can work out really well. I truly was afraid of making it the sociology statistics course, but Rachel made it doable and I'm so grateful to her for that!

Alexis, 7 lessons with Rachel

AWESOME Tutor!

Rachel and I have been working together on many sessions as I catch up in my social statistics class for college. I wish I would have found her at the beginning of my class!!! She is knowledgeable, patient, and most importantly, I understand how she explains and uses the whiteboard to help me see how the problems work. I will continue working with Rachel until I get through my class.

Drea, 6 lessons with Rachel

Experienced and Dedicated Tutor

Rachel worked hard to get to know my son's learning style and customized her lessons for him. We started to see his test scores and study habits improve within a few sessions. Rachel clearly put additional effort into teaching my son, and made herself available to him whenever he needed. She often developed her own review sheets for their lessons. I found her to be a very insightful teacher. Her passion for teaching and for math spilled over into every session. I've already made arrangements for her to continue working with my son for next school year.

Janet, 12 lessons with Rachel

Stats 171 -HW help

Rachel answered my questions and helped me understand the topics better.She knew the subject matter and was prepared for my questions. Will reach out to her for further help needed for homework and exam.

Rama, 3 lessons with Rachel
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the review. I really enjoy working on theoretical statistics and generalized linear models with you!

Great tutor, really helped my son

After only 2 sessions, we saw a big improvement in my son's math grade. She made geometry look easy. My teenager enjoys working with her and he feels a lot more confident in his abilities. This was so worth the investment.

Maureen, 16 lessons with Rachel

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 more help for my son.

Mark, 12 lessons with Rachel

My High School Senior Is All Set!

Thanks for the math and SAT overall tutoring! My daughter is more confident in her ability to solve math problems and post a good score on her SAT!

Reggie, 8 lessons with Rachel

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