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Rachel W.

Accomplished and Insightful Math, Statistics, Biostats Tutor!

Accomplished and Insightful Math, Statistics, Biostats Tutor!

$55/hour

About Rachel


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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: $55
  • Rate details: Statistics Tutoring - $60 ACT/SAT/GRE Prep - $65 Statistical Consulting - $70 Sessions cancelled within 12-hours of scheduled appointment and "no shows" charged 1-hour cancellation fee.
  • 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 Proportions, 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 biostatistics) 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 biostatistics) 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 biostatistics) 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 Proportions, 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 biostatistics) 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 biostatistics) 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 biostatistics) 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 biostatistics) 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

Examples of Expertise


Rachel has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Extremely knowledgeable!

Biostatistics as a doctorate student has been challenging for me but Rachel is an expert and explains everything so well! I am grateful for her and everything she has taught me.

Katherine, 3 lessons with Rachel

An Attentive Listener and Knowledgeable

She explained in more details what a construct is, and provides me with various examples of both constructs and variables. I learned some ways I can formulate research questions and lot more concepts of statistics. She is very patient and have a very good interpersonal characteristic that makes me feel comfortable talking to her.

Seddis , 11 lessons with Rachel

Great SWU 321 tutor

Smartest tutor in Tucson, AZ. Great tutor for statistics. I highly recommend her as a tutor. She is very through with her tutoring and extremely professional. Her tutoring has increased my grade in statistics 100%.

Sean, 9 lessons with Rachel

Great biostats tutor

Lifesaving. Thank you for your guidance in all the subjects that we went over. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Heather, 3 lessons with Rachel

Great BIOSTATS tutor

Hands down this is your tutor. My stress level for Biostats was through the roof. I feel confident with her tutoring style, explanations and visual effects I will pass my class without any problems. She is thorough and well versed in SPSS, Excel and all the requirements for Biostats. I will continue weekly tutoring sessions to strengthen my knowledge. I am beyond happy with my choice. Rachel is your WOMAN for tutoring. I could cry tears of joy.

Casmere, 5 lessons with Rachel

Insightful to identify important teaching points

I am a Doctor of Nursing Practice candidate, without much experience in statistics and quantitative studies. Rachel has been an excellent resource for understanding the concepts, organizing the approach and staying on track. With each lesson, my take home teaching points have become the sound building blocks to move my direct practice improvement project, which is similar to a dissertation. Thank you, Rachel!

Sharon, 8 lessons with Rachel

All my questions answered.

She is very patient and helpful in answering any questions that I have. She helps me work through practice problems while explaining both the rationale and the process.

Rachel , 14 lessons with Rachel

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
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