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Rachel R.

Beverly Hills, CA

$77/hour

Rachel - MCAT, NCLEX, essays, test anxiety.

400+ Hours
4.8 average from 173 ratings
Very knowledgeable, great tutor
— Zijun, Henderson, NV on 6/8/17

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University of Houston
Psychology
Yale University
Master's
Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work
PhD

Education

University of Houston (Psychology)

Yale University (Master's)

Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work (PhD)

About Rachel

I provide the following types of tutoring:

1. NCLEX, TEAS, MCAT CARS
2. Essay writing: college admissions
3. High stakes tests such as NP

MCAT:
The MCAT format has changed. I tutor for the CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND REASONING section. This is the section which is the most challenging for many students. I show students how to decrease anxiety about this section, use time management skills, and how to approach each passage with a strategy and with confidence. My fee for MCAT tutoring is $90 per hour, which compares very favorably with other professional MCAT tutoring sites. Please take a look at my students feedback for the MCAT CARS.

NCLEX FIRST TIME AND NCLEX REPEAT:
I know what it means to do well on these tests and launch yourself into your new career. It means a new future and having your dreams come true! Whatever the issue is, I can show you how to improve your performance on these high-stakes NCLEX exams which are so crucial to your future. THE FORMAT HAS CHANGED FOR NCLEX. I prepare students with content AND strategy. Before they find me, many students have taken these tests repeatedly and still not achieved their goals. I can help. If you graduated Nursing school, you deserve to pass NCLEX and start working. You probably just need tutoring for Nursing content, or strategy, or both. If you are motivated, you do not need to waste any more time, money, and worry; in a short time I can give you the tools you need to do well.

CONQUERING FEAR
Many students already have the knowledge and capacity to do well on the exams they attempt, but fear paralyzes them and they feel they "just can't think" when faced with the real testing situation. Let me help you in a brief time to overcome this once and for all and be able to do your best on tests and exams.

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS:
I have a long history of writing successfully and powerfully. I have written numerous federal grants for millions of dollars. I have written academic papers in two Master's programs and one PhD program, some for publication. I have many happy, satisfied students who have come from "C" and "D" levels to "A" and "B" levels, and students who failed a professional exam 2-5 times and then were able to obtain the help they needed and passed with flying colors!

How do I work with students?
I do a diagnostic interview to discover your capabilities at this time and your goals for the tutoring sessions. I will give you a brief "pre-test" so we will have something to use to measure your progress. Then we start the work, which will not seem so much like work as a pleasant journey to the place you want to go! I like for you to set the pace, but I will work as quickly as you can progress. I can do a lot even in one session.

I charge $75 per hour for most subjects, and $90 per hour for MCAT preparation.

PLEASE SEE A FULL DESCRIPTION OF MY RATES IN THAT SECTION: RATES AND POLICIES.

Good luck in all your goals.
Rachel
I provide the following types of tutoring:

1. NCLEX, TEAS, MCAT CARS
2. Essay writing: college admissions
3. High stakes tests such as NP

MCAT:
The MCAT format has changed. I tutor for the CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND REASONING section. This is the section which is the most challenging for many students. I show
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

MCAT fees are $90.You must cancel by email to WyzAnt at least 24 hours before any scheduled lesson. Otherwise there is a full fee. I am not available by text or phone, just by email through Wyzant.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Background Check: Passed

"Very knowledgeable, great tutor"

- Zijun, Henderson, NV on 6/8/17

"Very Thorough and Intelligent Tutor!"

- Adiel, San Francisco, CA on 9/25/17

"Great Tips"

- Lauren, Boulder, CO on 8/30/17

"Amazing Tutor"

- Brittany, Herndon, VA on 8/17/17

"Very helpful!"

- Kelcy, Washington, DC on 8/14/17

"Excellent Tutor"

- Keosha, Joliet, IL on 8/8/17

"Very knowledgeable and thorough tutor"

- Tiffani, North Brunswick, NJ on 8/3/17

"Knowledgeable and Caring about her Students"

- Erin, Chicago, IL on 7/23/17

"Rachel is one amazing tutor, very kind, listens to students and would recommend her to anyone."

- Grace, Hopkins, MN on 7/14/17

"Help for NCLEX"

- Nanette, Vallejo, CA on 5/10/17

"Excellent NCLEX & Nursing Content Tutor"

- Kashmir, Studio City, CA on 2/9/16

"Pros & cons"

- Alysse, Los Angeles, CA on 8/6/15

"Great tutor for NCLEX"

- Valerie, Los Angeles, CA on 6/19/15

"Best Tutor"

- Linda, Fullerton, CA on 11/1/14

"Very kind and helpful!"

- Ariel, Los Angeles, CA on 3/10/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- Mariusz, Los Angeles, CA on 1/27/14

"Very knowledgeable MCAT Verbal tutor!"

- Lauren, Valencia, CA on 1/6/14

"Amazing!"

- Danielle, Los Angeles, CA on 3/23/13

"Outstanding."

- Blake, Los Angeles, CA on 1/27/13

"Great, knowledgeable, and proficient tutor."

- Lindsay, Ventura, CA on 1/8/13

"Very patient"

- Ivenia, Los Angeles, CA on 11/18/12
Rachel replied on 11/19/2012

The quiet study room was only available for half the session. As I mentioned then, it seemed there was a group that came that morning, causing some extra activity.

"Great tutor 5 stars"

- Irena, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA on 11/9/12
Rachel replied on 11/9/2012

Thank you for taking the time to post the feedback, Irena. You are making great progress with this paper! Rachel

"Very supportive and positive"

- Annie, Northridge, CA on 6/18/12

"Ms. Rachel is a kind and patient person."

- Elenice, Santa Monica, CA on 12/3/11

"GREAT TUTOR!!"

- Megan, Cedar Grove, NJ on 8/8/11
Science:
Nursing
Business:
Career Development

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ASVAB

I love to tutor students who are preparing for the ASVAB exam. I respect your decision to serve your country. There are some basic skills that the exam tests, which some students simply did not acquire previously. They may have been ill for a portion of the school year, or had a teacher who was not optimal for their own learning style, or some other barrier to learning. I have techniques to help students acquire AND MAINTAIN the information they need to successfully pass this exam, and obtain a very good score. I would love to help you. Rachel

Career Development

These are the ways in which I help with career development:
1. Determine what the student's background is to date and what vision he/she has for the future;
2. Determine if professional testing is indicated in such areas as abilities or interests;
3. Once a clear vision of the future emerges, along with results of any tests if they are indicated, then help the student develop a series of goals;
4. Determine with the student what are the priorities within this set of goals;
5.Determine what steps to take and break these down into measurable, obtainable actions along with a calendar listing the expected date of completion of each goal.

AN ACTION PLAN is developed together with the student, based on the student's goals and needs. Here are some examples of a student's Action Plan:

ACTION PLAN FOR MOVING INTO A NEW CAREER:
1. WEEK ONE: I will arrange for a professionally-administered test by a psychologigist, in the area I am interested in, to determine if this would be a good fit for me.
I will also arrange to meet with three people in this field, to determine their satisfaction with this career and any advice they will give me.
2. WEEK TWO: I will obtain applications from five colleges or universities offering the degree I will need. Look into availability of student loans for these programs. Begin the application process.
3. WEEK THREE: Register for any tests needed for the admissions process such as the GRE, and arrange for tutoring if needed;
4. WEEK FOUR: Complete admissions applications including essays and submit them;
5. WEEK FIVE: Develop a plan for acquiring the knowledge and experience which will help me make the transition into the new field, including reading inspiring accounts of people who have made a successful career transition.
An example of a successful career change is a young woman who was working as an elementary school teacher, but this did not satisfy her creative side. She took a career-interest test and discovered that she would be a perfect fit for a career as an art therapist. She had never heard of an art therapist! She returned to school to obtain additional education and certification and developed a wonderful practice as an art therapist.

College Counseling

I have successfully helped students to write excellent college entrance essays. As an experienced MSW counselor, I help them to see their own unique strengths and life experiences to add to the essay, so their own abilities will shine. Each person has special qualities which can be emphasized, so that the essay does not sound like everyone else. I use a four-step process:
1. Reviewing with them their existing resume and Personal Statement;
2. Using a mutual process in which we draft an essay to highlight the student's unique qualities that would add to the college student body, then the student writes the final copy;
3. Reviewing and proof-reading the final essay;
4. Making any other necessary suggestions about who to ask for references and which schools to apply to.
I can follow the student through to a successful admission.

MCAT

I love tutoring for CARS. Most students have concentrated on science courses, and may lack experience analyzing writing in other fields. You may need extra help to achieve optimum scores on CARS. I have honed a specific method for CARS, so you are able to raise your practice scores. I first use a diagnostic approach, to discover exactly why you are not doing as well as you would like to. I use a specific approach to prepare for the "passages" portion, modified for each student, with several techniques to improve vocabulary. Practice scores improve in a short time. My students do very well after tutoring. I would love to help you, too!

NCLEX

I have specific techniques for helping students prepare for the NCLEX. I particularly like to help students who have tried to pass the test and failed it before. There is a certain approach to the NCLEX, a strategy with the questions and answers, that helps students. You have worked hard to finish Nursing School, and I want to help you avoid a delay in entering the profession, due to the NCLEX. Proper preparation for the exam will prevent delay.

Nursing

Nursing programs are now more rigorous, and are difficult for students to master without a tutor. I tutor students who are in Nursing school, or who are applying to Nursing schools, and also those who have graduated and are now taking the Nursing Board Exams. Many people have taken these Board exams two or three times or more, and still not passed, and they need a tutor. I can help you get into Nursing school, and I can help you pass your courses and your NCLEX exam.

TEAS

I have seven years of experience in tutoring for the NCLEX Nursing Board Exam and TEAS. I first do a pretest to assess your current levels in the four areas, then we create a plan for helping you to achieve mastery in the four areas, by the time of your testing date. I would love to talk with you about your needs for the TEAS exam.

University of Houston
Psychology
Yale University
Master's
Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work
PhD

Education

University of Houston (Psychology)

Yale University (Master's)

Yeshiva University, Wurzweiler School of Social Work (PhD)

Very knowledgeable, great tutor

Took several sessions with Dr Rachel. She was able to identify my weaknesses right away and worked with me to correct them. She wasn't just being reassuring, she didn't just offer encouragement, she actually found what I was lacking and gave me the information and the tools I needed. She does not waste any time. If you need help, she's the way to go.

— Zijun, Henderson, NV on 6/8/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $77.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

MCAT fees are $90.You must cancel by email to WyzAnt at least 24 hours before any scheduled lesson. Otherwise there is a full fee. I am not available by text or phone, just by email through Wyzant.

Travel policy

Rachel will travel within 40 miles of Beverly Hills, CA 90212.