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Rachel W.

Tucson, AZ

$45/hour

Accomplished and Insightful Math, Statistics, Biostats Tutor!

300+ Hours
Background check passed as of 5/30/17
4.8 average from 150 ratings
A Cut Above the Rest
— Nicole, Newburgh, IN on 5/1/17

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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 '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.
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
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Statistics - $55/hr ACT/SAT/GRE Prep - $65/hr Sessions cancelled within 12-hours of scheduled appointment and "no shows" will be charged a $35 cancellation fee.

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

"A Cut Above the Rest"

- Nicole, Newburgh, IN on 5/1/17
Rachel replied on 5/20/2017

This was an excellent business stats course! I certainly enjoyed the data analytics portion. Thanks so much for the review.

"Wonderful tutor - patient and so knowledgeable!"

- Alexis, Los Angeles, CA on 6/6/17

"AWESOME Tutor!"

- Drea, Silverdale, WA on 6/6/17

"Experienced and Dedicated Tutor"

- Janet, Tucson, AZ on 5/23/17

"Stats 171 -HW help"

- Rama, Manhattan Beach, CA on 5/17/17
Rachel replied on 5/20/2017

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

"Great tutor, really helped my son"

- Maureen, Tucson, AZ on 11/9/16

"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:
ADHD, Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Homeschool,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

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.

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

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

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)

A Cut Above the Rest

Rachel guided me through one of the toughest courses I've taken while obtaining my MBA.... Statistics. Rachel is extremely knowledgeable in Statistics - there wasn't an area she couldn't tackle. She helped me through calculations regarding the Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, correlation coefficients, standard deviations, P-values, hypothesis testing, determining the critical values,

— Nicole, Newburgh, IN on 5/1/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Statistics - $55/hr ACT/SAT/GRE Prep - $65/hr Sessions cancelled within 12-hours of scheduled appointment and "no shows" will be charged a $35 cancellation fee.

Travel policy

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